A panel of 12 “complete-and-utter amateurs (REAL CANADIANS!)” were asked to judge the entries “based on six specific-but-ambiguous criteria” including Name, Back Story, Uniquely Canadian, Packaging, Ingredients, and Flavour, and the winner was Brew-deau Canadian Cream Ale from Trider’s Craft Beer, which the brewery describes as follows:
Is it the hair? The good looks? Family history? Nah, it’s the beer! Let this devilishly handsome Canadian Cream Ale elbow it’s way into your life today. With its incredibly smooth drinkability and straw colour, It’s the perfect beer to celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday.
While originally a one-off challenge for Canada 150, Propeller has announced that the competition will return next year during the Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax. Entry details are expected to be released at a future date.