Ontario Brewing Awards 2012 Winners List

TORONTO, ON – The winners of this year’s 9th annual edition of the Ontario Brewing Awards were announced this evening at a gala event at The Beer Academy in Toronto.

The winners were chosen from a pool of 167 beers submitted by 33 breweries from across the province. BJCP-certified judges chose the Gold and Silver winners, while a group of non-certified beer aficionados awarded the People’s Choice in each category.

North American Light Lager
Gold: Cool Beer Brewing – Stonewall Light
Silver: Labatt Breweries of Canada – Rolling Rock Extra Pale
People’s Choice: Labatt Breweries of Canada – Rolling Rock Extra Pale

North American Lager
Gold: Hogsback Brewing – Hogsback Vintage Lager
Silver: Labatt Breweries of Canada – Labatt Blue
People’s Choice: Hogsback Brewing – Hogsback Vintage Lager

European Style Lager
Gold: King Brewery – King Pilsner
Silver: Kichesippi Beer Co. – Kichesippi Natural Blonde
People’s Choice: Kichesippi Beer Co. – Kichesippi 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 Brewery – Nickel Brook Märzenbier Bavarian Style Red

Dark Lager
Gold: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Dark 266
Silver: King Brewery – King Dark Lager
People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Rauchbier

Bock
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Spring Bock
Silver: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Spring Bock

Honey/Maple Beer
Gold: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale
Silver: Railway City Brewing Company – Railway City Honey Elixir
People’s Choice: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale

German Style Wheat Beer
Gold: Denison’s Brewery – Denison’s Hefeweizen
Silver: Magnotta Brewery – True North Wonder Weisse
People’s Choice: Denison’s Brewery – Denison’s Hefeweizen

Belgian Style Wheat Beer
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Orange Weisse
Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Belgian Wit
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Orange Weisse

Cream Ale
Gold: Muskoka Brewery – Muskoka Cream Ale
Silver: Grand River Brewing – 1913 Traditional
People’s Choice: Muskoka Brewery – Muskoka Cream Ale

British Pale Ale
Gold: Black Oak Brewery – Black Oak 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 Brewery – Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale
Silver: Great Lakes Brewery – Crazy Canuck Pale Ale
People’s Choice: Black Creek Historic Brewery – Black Creek Pale Ale

British India Pale Ale
Gold: Grand River Brewing – Curmudgeon IPA
Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street IPA
People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street IPA

North American India Pale Ale
Gold: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale
Silver: Muskoka Brewery – Mad Tom IPA
People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale

Amber Ale
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Big Wheel Deluxe Amber
Silver: Clocktower Brew Pub – Clocktower Red
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Big Wheel Deluxe Amber

Dark Ale
Gold: Muskoka Brewery – Muskoka Dark Ale
Silver: Black Oak Brewery – Nut Brown Ale
People’s Choice: Black Oak Brewery – Nut Brown Ale

Porter
Gold: Mill Street Brewery – Coffee Porter
Silver: Black Oak Brewery – 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 Brewery – Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout
People’s Choice: Wellington Brewery – Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

Fruit Beer
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Framboise
Silver: Clocktower Brew Pub – Clocktower Raspberry Wheat
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Framboise

Flavoured Beer
Gold: Grand River Brewing – Highballer Pumpkin Ale
Silver: Sawdust City Brewing – Skinny Dipping Stout
People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s American Whiskey Barrel

Strong Beer
Gold: Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale
Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Ambre de la Chaudière
People’s Choice: Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale

Beer of the Year (highest overall score)
Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Coffee Porter

Newcomer of the Year (new brewery with highest score)
Hogsback Brewing

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Comments

  1. Hard to believe that the tasting judges have taste buds. What an disgrace…..they should be ashamed or at the very least start drinking some decent beer!!

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    • and decent beer would be?

      There are many good selections here. You also have to remember this is the Ontario Brewing Awards, Ontario is still a little behind in the craft beer market and I think it’s starting to take off.

      I am a huge fan of Muskoka Brewery, especially their seasonal’s (Spring Oddity anyone?).

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      • SOB

        Black Creek Pale Ale the People’s Choice?

        Yikes. I guess if you like metal in your Pale Ale.

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        • Pretty sure it is brewed and packaged by Trafalgar under contract. Maybe you got a bad bottle. I’ve had decent luck with it….maybe give it another try?

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