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Canadian Brewing Awards 2018: BC Breweries Brew Up Award Winners in Halifax

The 16th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards were held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 26, 2018 and as we all already know, BC brew doesn’t disappoint. British Columbia beer once came up big, with 52 awards including another win for Brewery of the Year!

Canadian Brewing Awards 2018: BC Breweries Brew Up Award Winners in Halifax

BC Beer Comes Up Big at the Canadian Brewing Awards

Saturday May 26, 2018 was a date circled on almost every brewery’s calendar. The 16th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards were held this year in lovely Halifax, Nova Scotia and as we all already know, BC beer doesn’t disappoint.

This year’s event, consisted of 163 awards across 55 categories in addition to Beer of the Year and Brewery of the Year. A great gathering of Canada’s Brewing Family, that finished up with some very happy brewers travelling home with some very special hardware.

The scale of the breweries winning was impressive as well, ranging from nano-breweries on remote islands and brewpubs to established large-scale operations, showing again that great systems are great tools, but great beer is the result of passionate individuals who love to brew.

Brewery of the Year from BC Once Again

As Ken Beattie from the BC Craft Brewers Guild can attest to from the number of times he got to cross the stage to accept awards on behalf of breweries unable to attend, BC beer once again came up big, with 52 awards including another win for Brewery of the Year, the 4th win in seven years by a BC brewery.

Victoria breweries took home some awards, with Moon Under Water Brewpub, Sooke Oceanside Brewing, Lighthouse Brewing, Vancouver Island Brewing, and Sooke Brewing all bringing some hardware back to the southern tip of the Island.

A massive congratulations to all the winners, especially to Dageraad Brewing for three gold medals and the coveted title of Brewery of the year.

 

2018 Canadian Brewing Award Winners

 

Brew Category: European Style Lager (Pilsner)

 

Bronze

Beer: Strathcona Premium Pilsner
Brewery: Strathcona Beer company
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Red Racer Pils
Brewery: Central City Brewers and Distillers
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Purity Pilsener
Brewery: Walkerville Brewery
Province: Ontario

Brew Category: European Style Amber to Dark Lager

 

Bronze

Beer: Spring Schwarzbier
Brewery: Anderson Craft Ales
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Vanishing Point
Brewery: Redline Brewhouse INC.
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Après Lager
Brewery: Grimross Brewing Co.
Province: New Brunswick

 

Brew Category: Bock – Traditional German Style

 

Bronze

Beer: Hell Street
Brewery: Prince Edward Island Brewing Company
Province: Prince Edward Island

Silver

Beer: Brock St Bock
Brewery: Brock St Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Invigorator
Brewery: Tooth and Nail Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Kellerbier/Zwickelbier

 

Bronze

Beer: Old Flame Dirty Blonde
Brewery: Old Flame Brewing Co
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Little Beast
Brewery: North Brewing Company
Province: Nova Scotia

Gold

Beer: Dial Z for Zwickel
Brewery: Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
Province: Ontario

 

Category: German Style Kölsch

 

Bronze

Beer: Mineur
Brewery: Microbrasserie Moulin 7 Inc.
Province: Quebec

Silver

Beer: Harvest Moon Organic Hemp Ale
Brewery: Nelson Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Pub House Ale
Brewery: Publican House Brewery
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Wheat Beer – Belgian Style (Wit)

 

Bronze

Beer: Le Sneak Belgique
Brewery: Barn Hammer Brewing Co
Province: Manitoba

Silver

Beer: Léonne
Brewery: Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur
Province: Quebec

Gold

Beer: Sundog Belgian Wit
Brewery: Churchill Brewing Company
Province: Saskatchewan

 

Brew Category: Wheat Beer – German Style (Weiss)

 

Bronze

Beer: L’Idyllique
Brewery: Microbrasserie le bockale inc
Province: Quebec

Silver

Beer: Hefeweizen
Brewery: The 101 Brewhouse & Distillery
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Roundhouse Wheat
Brewery: Yaletown Brewing co.
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Baltic Porter

 

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Beer: Bear Beach Baltic Porter
Brewery: Sooke Oceanside Brewery
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Baltic Porter
Brewery: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Salted Black Porter
Brewery: Field House Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Belgian-Style Dubbel

 

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Beer: Dubbel
Brewery: Royal City Brewing Co.
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Belgian Strong
Brewery: Nonsuch Brewing Co
Province: Manitoba

Gold

Beer: Col. John Baker Dubbel
Brewery: Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault
Province: New Brunswick

 

Brew Category: Belgian-Style Tripel

 

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Beer: Triplicity Belgian style Tripel
Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Dominus Vobiscum Triple
Brewery: Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Province: Quebec

Gold

Beer: Antwerpen
Brewery: Dageraad Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Enchanté
Brewery: Mascot Brewery
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Gus’ 65M Ale
Brewery: North Brewing Company
Province: Nova Scotia

Gold

Beer: Burnabarian
Brewery: Dageraad Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Belgian-Style Strong Ale

 

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Beer: Wolf in Monk’s Clothing Belgian Dark Strong
Brewery: Norsemen Brewing Co.
Province: Alberta

Silver

Beer: Lune Noire Black Saison (Collab w/ Nonsuch Brewing)
Brewery: Barn Hammer Brewing Co
Province: Manitoba

Gold

Beer: Flacatoune
Brewery: Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Province: Quebec

 

Category: French and Belgian Style Saison

 

Bronze

Beer: Valor
Brewery: Tooth and Nail Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Dynamo Rustic Saison
Brewery: 2 Crows Brewing Co.
Province: Nova Scotia

Gold

Beer: Saison Rustique
Brewery: Brasserie Dunham
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Belgian-Style Brett Beer

 

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Beer: Saison Brett
Brewery: Les Trois Mousquetaires Microbrasseurs
Province: Quebec

Silver

Beer: Mélange à Trois
Brewery: Strange Fellows Brewing
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Entropy Series No. 6
Brewery: Dageraad Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: German-Style Sour Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Raspberry Uber
Brewery: Nickel Brook Brewing Co
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Sour Wheat Gose
Brewery: Field House Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: SureMinée Framboise
Brewery: Microbrasserie Le Prospecteur
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Belgian-Style Sour Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Pomona Stone Fruit Sour Ale
Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Waking Dreams
Brewery: Halcyon Barrel House
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Spontaneous Ale
Brewery: The Exchange Brewery
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Porter

 

Bronze

Beer: Pugnacious Porter
Brewery: Grimross Brewing Co.
Province: New Brunswick

Silver

Beer: Vortex Robust Porter
Brewery: Riot Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Coalbanks Cold Press Porter
Brewery: Coulee Brew Co.
Province: Alberta

 

Brew Category: Brown Ale

 

Silver

Beer: Open Road Brown Ale
Brewery: Troubled Monk Brewery
Province: Alberta

Gold

Beer: English Brown Ale
Brewery: Brasserie Mille-Îles
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Scotch Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: MacGregor’s Wee Heavy
Brewery: Bushwakker Brewing Company Ltd
Province: Saskatchewan

Silver

Beer: BEER 101 STRONG
Brewery: Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Hellroaring Scottish Ale
Brewery: Fisher Peak Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: English Style Pale Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Golden Grover
Brewery: Foghorn Brewing Company
Province: New Brunswick

Silver

Beer: Off The Rail Classic Pale Ale
Brewery: Off The Rail Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: St-Ambroise Pale Ale
Brewery: McAuslan Brewing
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: English Bitters

 

Bronze

Beer: Esty Special Bitter
Brewery: Foghorn Brewing Company
Province: New Brunswick

Silver

Beer: Old Jalopy Pale Ale
Brewery: Powell Brewery
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: English Ordinary Bitter
Brewery: Flora Hall Brewing
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Sweet Stout / Cream Stout

Bronze

Beer: Starry Night Chocolate Stout
Brewery: Bobcaygeon Brewing Co
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Come to the Dark Side Chocolate Stout
Brewery: Upper Thames Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Brock St Chocolate Milk Stout
Brewery: Brock St Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Oatmeal Stout

 

Bronze

Beer: Perfect Storm
Brewery: Townsite Brewing Inc.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: HWY 102 Oatmeal Stout
Brewery: Gibsons Tapworks
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Winter Seasonal 2018
Brewery: Henderson Brewing Co.
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Dry Stout

 

Bronze

Beer: Muddy River Stout
Brewery: Pump House Brewery Ltd
Province: New Brunswick

Silver

Beer: Cry Havok
Brewery: Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Gold

Beer: Salem Stout
Brewery: Falcon Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Imperial Stout

 

Bronze

Beer: Folklore Imperial Stout
Brewery: Black Bridge Brewery
Province: Saskatchewan

Silver

Beer: Kremlin Russian Imperial Stout
Brewery: Walkerville Brewery
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Truth Dare Consequence Nordic Imperial Stout
Brewery: Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: English Style India Pale Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Crazy Train IPA
Brewery: Off The Rail Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Beer Devil IPA
Brewery: Niagara Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Off the Leash Unfiltered IPA
Brewery: High Park Brewery
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: North American Lager

 

Bronze

Beer: Brewhouse Pilsner
Brewery: Great Western Brewing Company
Province: Saskatchewan

Silver

Beer: 3 Speed Lager
Brewery: Amsterdam Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Coast Life Lager
Brewery: Persephone Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: North American Premium Lager

 

Bronze

Beer: Paradise Lager
Brewery: The Grove Brew House
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Frank Cream Ale
Brewery: Frank Brewing Co.
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Craft Lager
Brewery: Parallel 49
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: North American Amber Lager

 

Bronze

Beer: Barking Squirrel
Brewery: Hop City Brewing Co.
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Brock St Amber Lagered Ale
Brewery: Brock St Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Red Coat Trail Ale
Brewery: Coulee Brew Co.
Province: Alberta

 

Brew Category: North American Dark Lager

 

Bronze

Beer: Old Flame Brunette
Brewery: Old Flame Brewing Co
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Dominion Dark Lager
Brewery: Vancouver Island Brewery
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Neon Moon Black Lager
Brewery: Dead Frog Brewery
Province: British Columbia

 

Category: Light (Calorie-Reduced) Lager

 

Bronze

Beer: Ace Hill Light
Brewery: Ace Hill Beer
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Old Tomorrow Light’er Up
Brewery: Old Tomorrow
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Anne Bonny
Brewery: Corsaire Microbrasserie
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Cream Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Maritime Cream Ale
Brewery: Grimross Brewing Co.
Province: New Brunswick

Silver

Beer: Westcott Cream Ale
Brewery: The Grove Brew House
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Cream Ale
Brewery: Anderson Craft Ales
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: North American Style Amber/Red Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Mr. Canoehead
Brewery: Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Temptation Red Ale
Brewery: Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Province: Nova Scotia

Gold

Beer: North West Red Ale
Brewery: Luppolo Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: North American Style Blonde or Golden Ale

Beer: Whitetooth Session Ale
Brewery: Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Village Blonde Ale
Brewery: Village Brewery
Province: Alberta

Gold

Beer: Cause & Effect
Brewery: Nickel Brook Brewing Co
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: American-Style Black Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Aigle Noir
Brewery: Le Trèfle Noir Microbrasserie
Province: Quebec

Silver

Beer: Maritime Black IPA
Brewery: Grimross Brewing Co.
Province: New Brunswick

Gold

Beer: Black IPA
Brewery: Rouge River Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

 

Category: North American Style Pale Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Trailbreaker Pale Ale
Brewery: Backcountry Brewing
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: American Oat Pale Ale
Brewery: Flora Hall Brewing
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Armed ‘N Citra
Brewery: Rainhard Brewing
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Wheat Beer, North American Style

 

Bronze

Beer: Paddler’s Ale
Brewery: Publican House Brewery
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Ploughman Hopped Wheat Ale
Brewery: Common Crown Brewing Company
Province: Alberta

Gold

Beer: Woodhouse Wheat Pale Ale
Brewery: Woodhouse Brewing
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: American Style India Pale Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: IPA!
Brewery: Black Bridge Brewery
Province: Saskatchewan

Silver

Beer: Synesthesiac
Brewery: Brassneck Brewery
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Strathcona Get Down On It Oat Cream IPA
Brewery: Strathcona Beer Company
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Session India Pale Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Vic Park Pale Ale
Brewery: Prince Edward Island Brewing Co
Province: Prince Edward Island

Silver

Beer: Super Jupiter Mango ISA
Brewery: Howe Sound Brewing
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Sidekick India Session Ale
Brewery: Bridge Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: American Style Imperial IPA

 

Bronze

Beer: Mental Floss
Brewery: Beere Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: The Forgetful Brewer
Brewery: Outcast Brewing
Province: Alberta

Gold

Beer: Radio the Mothership Imperial IPA
Brewery: Collective Arts Brewing
Province: Ontario

 

Category: American Belgo-Style Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Rabbit of Caerbannog
Brewery: Indie Alehouse
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Whitewater Belgian White IPA
Brewery: Bridge Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Belgian IPA
Brewery: New Limburg Brewing Company Ltd.
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: American-style Brett Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Oh My Darlin’ Clementine Brett Pale Ale
Brewery: North Brewing Company
Province: Nova Scotia

Silver

Beer: Never Again Foedre Aged Brett Pale Ale with Peaches
Brewery: 2 Crows Brewing Co.
Province: Nova Scotia

Gold

Beer: 5th Anniversary Brett IPA
Brewery: Powell Street Craft Brewery
Province: British Columbia

 

Category: American-style Sour Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Nectarous Dry-Hopped Sour
Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Lodestar Sour Ale with Passionfruit
Brewery: Elora Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Apricot and Citra Dry Hopped Sour
Brewery: Rouge River Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category:Honey/Maple Lager or Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Coulée Blanche
Brewery: Multi-Brasses
Province: Quebec

Silver

Beer: Heist Maple Stout
Brewery: The Cannery Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Bear Paw Honey Lager
Brewery: Whistler Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Fruit Beer/Fruit Wheat Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: District Lemon Ginger Radler
Brewery: District Brewing Co
Province: Saskatchewan

Silver

Beer: Parfaite
Brewery: Multi-Brasses
Province: Quebec

Gold

Beer: Park Life Passion Fruit Ale
Brewery: Bomber Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Gluten Free Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Messagere Blonde
Brewery: Les Bieres de la Nouvelle France Inc
Province: Quebec

Silver

Beer: Glutenberg Pale Ale Américaine
Brewery: Microbrasserie Glutenberg
Province: Quebec

Gold

Beer: Glutenberg (White) Blanche
Brewery: Microbrasserie Glutenberg
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Session Ale

 

Bronze

Beer: Belgian Table Beer
Brewery: Trans Canada Brewing Company
Province: Manitoba

Silver

Beer: La Maison Saison
Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Mill Race Dark
Brewery: Grand River Brewing
Province: Ontario

 

Brew Category: Experimental Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Smoky Chipotle Porter
Brewery: Meander River Farm & Brewery
Province: Nova Scotia

Silver

Beer: BUMO 3
Brewery: Burdock Brewing Co
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Ouaouaron
Brewery: Microbrasserie du Lac-Saint-Jean
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Herb and Spice Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Lavender Earl Grey ESB
Brewery: Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Ippon Gingembre Sancho
Brewery: Bieres Jukebox
Province: Quebec

Gold

Beer: Borealis
Brewery: Torque Brewing Inc.
Province: Manitoba

 

Brew Category: Smoked Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Hell’s Basement Smoked Stout
Brewery: Hell’s Basement Brewery Inc.
Province: Alberta

Silver

Beer: Smokehouse Porter
Brewery: Wheelhouse Brewing Co
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Smoke & Mirrors – Imperial Smoked Ale
Brewery: Coal Harbour Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Category: Barley Wine-Style Ale

 

Silver

Beer: Giantess Barley Wine
Brewery: Tatamagouche Brewing Company
Province: Nova Scotia

Gold

Beer: Woolly Bugger
Brewery: Howe Sound Brewing
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Gin Bourbon Barrel Aged Saison
Brewery: Sooke Brewing Co.
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Mayne Island Brewing Barrel Aged Brown
Brewery: Mayne Island Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Katyusha
Brewery: Ras L’Bock
Province: Quebec

 

Brew Category: Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Thor’s Hammer Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Brewery: Central City Brewers and Distillers
Province: British Columbia

Silver

Beer: Walkerville Russian Imperial Stout
Brewery: Walkerville Brewery
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Bonanza! Foedre Aged Wheat Wine
Brewery: 2 Crows Brewing Co.
Province: Nova Scotia

 

Brew Category: Wood & Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

 

Bronze

Beer: Something For Everyone
Brewery: Small Pony Barrel Works
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: They Go Up!
Brewery: Small Pony Barrel Works
Province: Ontario

Gold

Beer: Farmhouse Gruit 2018
Brewery: Moon Under Water Brewery
Province: British Columbia

 

Brew Category: Flavoured Stout/Porter

 

Bronze

Beer: Hey Jupiter
Brewery: Little Beasts Brewing Company
Province: Ontario

Silver

Beer: Seaport Vanilla Stout
Brewery: Lighthouse Brewing Company
Province: British Columbia

Gold

Beer: Breakfast Stout
Brewery: The Exchange Brewery
Province: Ontario

 

Best Of Show

Category: #18 – Brown Ale
Beer: English Brown Ale
Brewery: Brasserie Mille-Îles
Province: Quebec

 

Brewery Of The Year

Brewery: Dageraad Brewing
Province: British Columbia

Matter of Beer is written by Matt Poirier based out of Victoria BC.

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