TORONTO, ON – For the second year in a row, members of the Ontario Legislature have chosen their favourite Ontario craft beers to be served in the main Legislative Dining Room and at other Queen’s Park events.
At an event hosted at Queen’s Park earlier this week by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Steve Peters, 59 beers from 17 members of the Ontario Craft Brewers were available for sampling. Tasters cast ballots to choose their favourite varieties in six categories, with a seventh category – the “Speaker’s Selection” – chosen by the Speaker himself.
The winners for 2009-10 were:
Golden Lagers, Pilsners & Light: Great Lakes Brewery – Golden Horseshoe Premium Lager
Refreshing Ales: MacLean’s Ales – MacLean’s Pale Ale
Amber Lagers, Ales & Honey Beers: Old Credit Brewing – Old Credit Amber Ale
Malty Dark Lager or Ale: Railway City Brewing – Amber Ale
Bold Flavoured Ale, Stout or Porter: Black Oak Brewing Company – Black Oak Nut Brown Ale
Wheat Beer & Specialty: Lakes of Muskoka Cottage Brewery – Muskoka Hefe Weissbier
Speaker’s Selection: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Tankhouse