The Royal Craft Beer & Cider Awards 2017 Winners Announced

TORONTO, ONOntario Beverage Network reports that the winners of the The Royal Craft Beer & Cider Awards for 2017 were announced last Friday November 10th during an event at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Fall Festival-style Beer
Gold: 555 Brewing Pale Ale
Silver: Shawn & Ed Brewing Oktoberfest
Bronze: Cowbell Brewing Shindig Lager

Best Hop Forward Beer
Gold: Spearhead Brewing Hawaiian-style Pale Ale
Silver: Great Lakes Brewery Karma Citra IPA
Bronze: Cowbell Brewing Doc Purdue’s Bobcat Red Ale

Best Saison
Gold: Barley Days Brett Saison
Silver: Not awarded
Bronze: Not awarded

Best Dark Beer
Gold: 555 Brewing Long Black IPA
Silver: Arch Brewing Flip Flop Porter
Bronze: BATCH Schwarzbier

Best Collaboration Beer
Gold: 555 Brewing+ Barley Days Brewery Big Mike’s Bock
Silver: Big Rock Brewery Unity Brew
Bronze: Not awarded

Best Pumpkin or Spice Beer
Gold: Grand River Brewing High Baller Pumpkin Ale
Silver: Boshkung Brewing 12 Mile Pumpkin Ale
Bronze: Big Rock Brewery Winter Spicee

Best Beer with Ontario Malted Barley
Gold: Muskoka Harvest Ale
Silver: Not awarded
Bronze: Not awarded

Best Dry Cider
Gold: Thornbury Premium Cider
Silver: Ernest Dry Cider
Bronze: Heritage Estate Dragon’s Gold

Best Semi-Sweet Cider
Gold: Heritage Estate Eden’s Apple
Silver: Pommies Cider
Bronze: Not awarded

Best Cider with Fruit
Gold: Thornbury Premium Cider
Silver: Ernest Rubee Ontario Cranberry and Cherry Cider
Bronze: Shiny Apple Cider Pinot Noir & Apple

Best Best Barrel-aged Sour, Hopped or Other Cider
Gold: Heritage Estate Heirloom Cider
Silver: Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider
Bronze: Shiny Bootleg Spiced Whiskey Cider

Best Perry
Gold: Not awarded
Silver: Pommies Perry
Bronze: Windswept Old Orchard Perry

Best In Show – Beer
Spearhead Brewing Moroccan Brown Ale

Best in Show – Cider
Heritage Estate Heirloom Cider

Royal’s Best
Thornbury Cranberry Cider

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