The 15th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held this weekend in Ottawa, featuring brewing and branding seminars, an exhibition floor with suppliers and manufacturers, and culminating in the Gala event on Saturday night where this year’s winners were announced. The results are in, and our local brewers fared quite well in the 60 categories of beer and cider. Congratulations are in order to Mt. Begbie Brewery in Revelstoke, BC, for taking home Brewery of the Year honours, and to Indie Ale House, whose Spadina Monkey Cherry Sour Mash took home Beer of the Year.
Also during the Gala, Halifax was announced as the 2018 CBAC host city, and so we will be welcoming the country’s best beer and breweries to our region for first time since Fredericton hosted in 2014. Emily Tipton, CBANS President, had this to say, “After just hosting a successful craft beer week showcasing our breweries from all over Nova Scotia, having this national event come to Nova Scotia next year is a testament to the growth of the industry here, and the great support for great craft beer by Nova Scotians.” We’ll share all of the dates and registration details when they become available.
Here is a summary of the local winners for 2017; the entire list of winners is available here. Congratulations again to the winners!
European Style Lager (Pilsner)
Bronze: La Kedgwick Pilsner – Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, Edmundston, NB
Bock – Traditional German Style
Gold: Stayin’ Alive – Boxing Rock Brewing, Shelburne, NS
Wheat Beer – German Style (Weiss)
Gold: Vohs Weizenbier – Uncle Leo’s Brewery, Lyons Brook, NS
Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale
Gold: Gus’ 65m Ale – North Brewing, Halifax, NS
Belgian-Style Brett Beer
Silver: Patience – PEI Brewing, Charlottetown, PE
Bronze: Porter – Propeller Brewing, Halifax, NS
North American Style Premium Lager
Bronze: Moosehead Lager – Moosehead Breweries, Saint John, NB
Light (Calorie-Reduced) Lager
Bronze: Cracked Canoe– Moosehead Breweries, Saint John, NB
Session India Pale Ale
Bronze: Vic Park APA – PEI Brewing, Charlottetown, PE
New World Cider
Silver: Bulwark Original – Bulwark Cider, New Ross, NS
Gold: Bulwark Rum Cider – Bulwark Cider, New Ross, NS