Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards 2015 Winners Announced


HALIFAX, NS – The winners of the second annual Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards were announced yesterday (Sunday October 17th) during an awards ceremony and dinner at The Stubborn Goat Gastropub in Halifax.

The ACBAs are open to entries from breweries in the four Atlantic provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland – and blind tasted by a panel of BJCP-certified judges and other beer industry professionals.

The full list of winners for the 2015 ABCAs – as compiled from tweets by the Maritime Beer Report – is as follows:

North American & European Style Lagers
Gold: Hop City Barking Squirrel
Silver: Propeller Bohemian Style Pilsner
Bronze: Alpine Lager

German Specialty Beers
Gold: Garrison Rise ‘n’ Stein
Silver: Uncle Leo’s Altbier
Bronze: Breton Stirling Hefeweizen

UK Specialty Beers
Gold: Rock Bottom Bulldog Brown
Silver: Paddy’s Brewpub Raven Ale
Bronze: Uncle Leo’s Red Ale

North American Specialty Ales
Gold: Big Spruce Bitter Get’er India
Silver: Garrison Ol’ Fog Burner
Bronze: PEI Brewing John A’s Honey Wheat

Belgian Style Specialty Ales
Gold: Brasseurs Petit-Sault Simonet Hebert
Silver: Brasseurs Petit-Sault La Buckdjeuve
Bronze: Brasseurs Petit-Sault Maxine Albert

North American Amber & Red Ales
Gold: not awarded
Silver: Sea Level Blue Heron
Bronze: not awarded

Fruit & Field Beers
Gold: Pump House Thai Wheat
Silver: Upstreet Rhuby Social
Bronze: Paddy’s Brewpub Smashed Pumpkin

Pale Ales
Gold: PEI Brewing Vic Park
Silver: Hell Bay English Ale
Bronze: Big Spruce x Stillwell Gimme Citra

Stout & Porter
Gold: Barnone La Vaca Loca
Silver: Propeller Revolution Russian Imperial Stout
Bronze: Rock Bottom Oatmeal Stout

India Pale Ale
Gold: Bad Apple Box Cutter
Silver: Tatamagouche Deception Bay
Bronze: Rock Bottom Fathom

Experimental Beers
Gold: Garrison Gastronome
Silver: Meander River Surf & Turf
Bronze: Uncle Leo’s Smoked Porter

Wood & Barrel Aged Beers
Gold: Garrison Barrel-Aged Grand Baltic Porter
Silver: Acadie-Broue Zirable
Bronze: Tatamagouche Rum Barrel Aged Dreadnot 

Standard Cider and Perry
Gold: ShipBuilders Cider
Silver: Red Rover VeRRy PeRRy
Bronze: Stutz Cider

Specialty Cider & Perry
Gold: Red Rover Fire Cider
Silver: Red Rover The Blues
Bronze: Stutz Wild Blueberry Cider

Brewery of the Year: Garrison Brewing
Cidery of the Year: Red Rover Brewing
Beer of the Year: Bad Apple Boxcutter IPA

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