Ontario Brewing Award winners

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Beer just keeps getting better—cheers to the 9th Annual Ontario Brewing Awards. Pick your favourite style, then give these winning brews a try.

If you need help sorting out The Very, Very Many Varieties of Beer, click the link and scroll around the info-packed poster from Pop Chart Lab.

 

North American Light Lager

Gold: Cool Beer Brewing Company – Stonewall Light

Silver: Labatt – Rolling Rock Extra Pale

People’s Choice: Labatt – Rolling Rock Extra Pale

 

North American Lager

Gold: HogsBack Brewing Company – HogsBack Vintage Lager

Silver: Labatt – Blue

People’s Choice: Hogsback Brewing Company – HogsBack Vintage Lager

 

European Style Lager (Pilsner)

Gold: King Brewery – Pilsner

Silver: Kichesippi Beer Co. – Natural Blonde

People’s Choice: Kichesippi Beer Co. – Natural Blonde

 

Amber Lager

Gold: Cool Beer Brewing Company – Millennium Buzz

Silver: Great Lakes Brewery – Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager

People’s Choice: Nickel Brook Beers – Märzenbier Bavarian Style Red

 

Dark Lager

Gold: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – Cameron’s Dark 266

Silver: King Brewery – Dark Lager

People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Rauchbier

 

Bock

Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Spring Bock

Silver: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock

People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Spring Bock

 

Honey/Maple Beers

Gold: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale

Silver: Railway City Brewing Company – Honey Elixir

People’s Choice: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale

 

German Style Wheat Beer

Gold: Denison’s Brewing Company – Weissbier

Silver: Magnotta Brewery – True North Wonder Weisse

People’s Choice: Denison’s Brewing Company – Weissbier

 

Belgian Style Wheat Beer

Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Oranje Weiss

Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Belgian Style Wit

People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Oranje Weiss

 

Cream Ale

Gold: Muskoka Brewery – Cream Ale

Silver: Grand River Brewing – 1913 Traditional

People’s Choice: Muskoka Brewery – Cream Ale

 

British Pale Ale

Gold: Black Oak Brewing Company – Pale Ale

Silver: Grand River Brewing – Plowman’s Ale

People’s Choice: Grand River Brewing – Plowman’s Ale

 

North American Pale Ale

Gold: Nickel Brook Beers – Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale

Silver: Great Lakes Brewery – Crazy Canuck Pale Ale

People’s Choice: Black Creek Historic Brewery – Pale Ale

 

British IPA

Gold: Grand River Brewing – Curmudgeon IPA

Silver: Mill Street Brewery – India Pale Ale

People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – India Pale Ale

 

North American IPA

Gold: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale

Silver: Muskoka Brewery – Mad Tom IPA

People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale

 

Amber Ale

Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Big Wheel Deluxe Amber

Silver: The Clocktower Brew Pub – Clocktower Red

People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Big Wheel Deluxe Amber

 

Dark Ale

Gold: Muskoka Brewery – Dark Ale

Silver: Black Oak Brewing Company – Nut Brown Ale

People’s Choice: Black Oak Brewing Company – Nut Brown Ale

 

Porter

Gold: Mill Street Brewery – Coffee Porter

Silver: Black Oak Brewing Company – Nutcracker Porter

People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Coffee Porter

 

Stout

Gold: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout

Silver: Railway City Brewing Company – Black Coal Stout

People’s Choice: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout

 

Imperial Stout

Gold: Wellington Brewery – Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

Silver: Nickel Brook Beers – Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout

People’s Choice: Wellington Brewery – Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

 

Fruit Beer

Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Framboise

Silver: The Clocktower Brew Pub – Raspberry Wheat

People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Framboise

 

Flavoured Beer

Gold: Grand River Brewing – Highballer Pumpkin Ale

Silver: Sawdust City Brewing Co. – Skinny Dipping Stout

People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – American Whiskey Barrel

 

Strong Beer

Gold: Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale

Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Ambre de la Chaudière

People’s Choice: Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale

 

Newcomer of the Year: HogsBack Brewing

 

Beer of the Year: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Coffee Porter

 

[This version has been corrected: #$%@! There were a number of errors in the original list. HogsBack Brewing was most wronged by a flawed press release I relied on—thanks to owner Paige Cutland for sending me the correct list.]