SANTA ROSA, CA – Beer review website RateBeer.com has started announcing the results of its RateBeer Best 2013 survey, and many Canadian breweries and beers have placed well so far, with one in particular making an exceptional showing.
In the Top New Brewers in The World category, Toronto’s Bellwoods Brewery has shown up at #3 out of more than 1900 breweries that opened in 2012, bested only by Tired Hands Brewing in Pennsylvania, and Pipeworks Brewing in Chicago.
Split into a number of categories that are being announced on a daily basis from January 24th to February 1st, RateBeer Best 2013 is compiled based on user ratings of more than 180,000 beers from 13,000 brewers, as well as reviews of thousands of beer shops and licensed establishments worldwide.
Canadian appearances in the other categories announced so far include:
Top Beers in The World
#29 – Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel
Top Beers in Canada by Province
Alberta – Alley Kat Olde Deuteronomy
British Columbia – Phillips Puzzler Belgian Black IPA
Manitoba – Half Pints Black Galaxy
New Brunswick – Picaroons Yippee IPA
Nova Scotia – Garrison Spruce Beer
Ontario – Flying Monkeys BNL Imperial Chocolate Stout
Prince Edward Island – Gahan House 1772 IPA
Québec – Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel
Saskatchewan – Paddock Wood Barrel Full of Monkeys Imperial Stout
Yukon – Yukon Midnight Sun Espresso Stout
Top Brewers in Canada by Province
Alberta – Alley Kat
British Columbia – Driftwood
Manitoba – Half Pints
New Brunswick – Picaroons
Nova Scotia – Garrison
Ontario – Great Lakes
Prince Edward Island – PEI Brewing
Québec – Dieu du Ciel
Saskatchewan – Paddock Wood
Yukon – Yukon Brewing
Top New Brewers in Canada by Province
British Columbia – Parallel 49
Ontario – Bellwoods
Québec – Le Castor
Top Beer Retailers in Canada
Brewpub – barVolo (Toronto, ON)
Restaurant – beerbistro (Toronto ON)
Brewery Taproom – Paddock Wood (Saskatoon, SK)
Bottle Shop – Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon (Québec City, QC)
Grocery – Métro Bellemare (Verdun, QC)
Bar – Bateau de Nuit (Québec City, QC)
Also announced on the weekend was Top Beer Retailers by Subregion, a list that includes 28 bars, restaurants and shops across the country.
See the RateBeer Best website for the full list of winners in these and other categories, and check back here on CBN later in the week for more Canadian award winners.