The awards were judged and awarded in 32 categories by a panel overseen by BJCP Master Judges Jason Foster and Owen Kirkaldy, based on 426 entries from 61 breweries.
Top awards in this year’s competition include:
Brewery of the Year
New Brewery of the Year
Best in Show
Gold – Blindman Brewing – 24-2 Brett Stock Ale
Silver – Folding Mountain Brewing – Folding Mountain Lager
Bronze – Long Hop Brewing – Long Hop Hazy Pale Ale
The full list of winners can be found on the Alberta Beer Awards website. Jason Foster has also provided some thoughts and analysis of the results on his blog OnBeer.org.
Source: Alberta Small Brewers Association