Winners Announced for Ontario Brewing Awards 2015

TORONTO, ON – The winners of the 2015 edition of the Ontario Brewing Awards were announced last night during an awards presentation attended by beer industry and media members at Corus Quay in Toronto.

The winners were chosen from a pool of more than 400 beers submitted by 70 breweries from across the province. BJCP-certified judges chose Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 30 categories.

The winners in each category are as follows:

North American Light Lager
Gold: Cool Beer Stonewall Light
Silver: Flying Monkeys Antigravity
Bronze: Laker Light

North American Lager
Gold: Triple Bogey Premium Lager
Silver: Laker Lager
Bronze: Sleeman Original Draught

Gold: Steam Whistle Pilsner
Silver: Creemore Springs Lot 9
Bronze: Kichesippi Donny’s Dort

Amber Lager
Gold: Old Flame Red
Silver: Hop City Barking Squirrel
Bronze: Cool Beer Millennium Buzz

Dark Lager
Gold: Silversmith Black Lager
Silver: Hop City 8th Sin Black Lager
Bronze: F&M StoneHammer Dunkel

Gold: Lake of Bays Crazy Eyes Darcy Tucker
Silver: Creemore Springs UrBock
Bronze: Cameron’s Rye Bock

Honey / Maple Beers
Gold: Haliburton Highlands Honey Brown Ale
Silver: Railway City Shambock
Bronze: The 3 Brewers Maple Ale

Gold: Side Launch Wheat
Silver: Smithworks Hefeweizen
Bronze: Muskoka Summer Weiss

Gold: Mill St. Belgian Wit
Silver: Northwinds Moonlit Wit
Bronze: Flying Monkeys Solstice Saison

Flavoured Beer
Gold: Wellington 2014: A Spice Odyssey
Silver: Trafalgar Ginger Beer
Bronze: Mill St. Lemon Tea

Farmhouse Ales
Gold: Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison
Silver: Cameron’s Into the Shade Saison
Bronze: Amsterdam Howl

Lagered Ales
Gold: Sawdust City Gateway Kolsch
Silver: Nickel Brook Cause and Effect
Bronze: Sleeman Cream Ale

British Pale / Bitter
Gold: Big Rig ESB
Silver: Wellington Arkell Best Bitter
No Bronze Awarded

American Pale Ale
Gold: Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale
Silver: Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour
Bronze: Liberty Village 504 Pale Ale

British IPA
Gold: Longslice Hopsta La Vista
Silver: Railway City Dead Elephant Ale
Bronze: Sleeman India Pale Ale

West Coast IPA
Gold: Sawdust City Twin Pines IIPA
Silver: Stone City Green Goddess Imperial IPA
Bronze: Stone City Uncharted IPA

Dark IPA
Gold: Nickel Brook Malevolent Black Imperial Ale
Silver: Manantler Dark Prince
Bronze: Flying Monkeys Netherworld

Amber Ale
Gold: Kilannan New Zealand Red Ale
Silver: Orange Snail Rattle N’ Nemo
Bronze: Old Tomorrow Canadian Pale Ale

Dark Ale
Gold: Wellington County Dark Ale
Silver: Clocktower Bytown Brown
Bronze: Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale

Gold: Clifford Brewing Porter
Silver: Innocente Charcoal Porter
Bronze: Block Three Pushbroom Porter

Gold: Trafalgar Schwartzy
Silver: Liberty Village Black Blessing
Bronze: Flying Monkeys Cadillac Graveyard

Imperial Stout/ Baltic Porter
Gold: Wellington Imperial Russian Stout
Silver: Big Rig Cherry Bomb Imperial Chocolate Cherry Milk Stout
Bronze: 5 Paddles Midnight Paddler

Fruit Beer
Gold: Mill St. Frambozen
Silver: Trafalgar Raspberry Mint
Bronze: Amsterdam KLB Raspberry Wheat

Vegetable Beer
Gold: Trafalgar Pumpkin Ale
Silver: Wellington Farmers’ Market Rhubarb Saison
Bronze: Garden Brewers Green Thumb IPA

Flavoured Porters / Stouts
Gold: Trafalgar Schwartzy Xpresso
Silver: Barley Days Scrimshaw Oyster Stout
Bronze: Amsterdam Full City Double Tempest

Strong Beer
Gold: Smithworks Blonde
Silver: Side Launch Belgian Hat Trick
Bronze: Amsterdam Vicars Vice

Gluten Free
Gold: Snowman The Rambam
Silver: Trafalgar Ginger Mead
No Bronze Awarded

Barrel Aged – Whisky
Gold: Amsterdam Double Tempest
Silver: Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock
Bronze: Amsterdam Recidivist

Barrel Aged – Wine
Gold: Nickel Brook Winey Bastard
Silver: Amsterdam Sour Cherry Imperial Stout
Bronze: Sawdust City ODB

Smoked Beer
Gold: Black Oak Nox Aeterna
Silver: Covered Bridge La Cabane à Sucre
Bronze: Mill St. Rauchbier

Newcomer of the Year
Trafalgar Brewing
(Note: While Trafalgar has been open since 1993, they had not entered any beers into the OBA competition for close to a decade, so they were given this award based on this loose definition of “Newcomer”. A fuller explanation has been posted online by an OBA representative.)

Beer of the Year
Amsterdam Double Tempest

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