Sunday, June 1, 2014

The 12th Canadian Brewing Awards Maritime highlights

The Canadian Brewing Awards (CBAs) took place in Fredericton this past week end. The CBAs are open to brewers of all sizes throughout Canada to compete in thirty-eight style categories. The CBAs also recognize a Canadian Brewery of the Year, Beer of the Year and Educator of the Year. This years CBAs had more than 900 beer entries from nearly 140 Canadian breweries, up from 760 entries in 2013.

Breweries from all three Maritime provinces took home four medals. The highlights were:

  • Boxing Rock Brewing Co won bronze in the Imperial India Pale Ale category for their Vicar’s Cross Double IPA
  • Picaroons Brewing Co. won bronze in North American Style Blonde/Golden Ale category for their Blonde Ale.
  • PEI Brewing Co. won a bronze in Wheat Beer – North American Style category for their Sir John A Honey Wheat Ale.
  • Rockbottom Brewpub won gold in the Imperial Stout category for their Wreckoning Russian Imperial Stout.
The tops in show were Sasquatch Stout by Old Yale Brewing with Beer of the Year and Great Lakes Brewery repeating as Brewery of the Year.

The location was announced for 13th Canadian Brewing Awards and will be in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in 2015. Dates and locations to be announced.

Congratulations to all the participates and winners.