This year’s edition had 95 medals awarded in 32 categories, with the winners selected via blind tasting by certified judges from a pool of 517 entries from 79 breweries.
Top awards in this year’s competition include:
Brewery of the Year
The Establishment Brewing Company
New Brewery of the Year
Best in Show
Gold – The Establishment Brewing Company – Left My Wallet in El Segundo Lichtenhainer with Pineapple
Silver – Blindman Brewing – Cascadian Double IPA
Bronze – Two Pillars Brewery – Belgian Blonde
The full list of winners can be found on the Alberta Beer Awards website. Beer writer and judge Jason Foster has also provided some thoughts and analysis of the results on his blog OnBeer.org.
Source: Alberta Small Brewers Association