Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards Results

(Halifax,NS) - The fourth annual Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards were held on October 22nd in Halifax with a Gala and Dinner at The Stubborn Goat Gastropub. The judging of over 300 entries had taken place the previous week end on October 14th and 15th in Halifax. 

Atllantic breweries and cideries shared the 42 medals awarded in 14 categories as well as seven special awards ( To see full medal counts see Table 1 and category details see Table 2). The People's Choice Award was garnered by an online survey from all the submitted beers and ciders. 

The big winner of the evening was Big Spruce Brewing taking five medals and Brewery of the Year with Breton Brewing nabbing two gold medals and Beer of the Year or "Best of Show" with their Stirling Hefeweizen. Last but not least Paddy's Pub took Brewpub of the year.

The Cider House of the Year as well as a gold and bronze went to Chain Yard Urban Cidery and the Cider of the Year was awarded to Red Rover Craft Cider for their Fall Cider. 

The People’s Choice for Beer and Cider went to Upstreet Craft Brewing for Go Devil grabbing the beer category and Yip Cider getting the cider category for their Original 

Table 1 : Medal counts 


Breweries Gold Silver Bronze  Total
Big Spruce Brewing 1 4 0 5
Tatamagouche Brewing 1 2 1 4
North Brewing 1 0 2 3
Breton Brewing 2 0 0 2
Boxing Rock Brewing  1 1 0 2
Garrison Brewing 1 0 1 2
Chain Yard Urban Cidery 1 0 1 2
2 Crows Brewing 0 1 1 2
Good Robot Brewing 0 0 2 2
Pump House Brewery 1 0 0 1
Trider's Craft Beer 1 0 0 1
Sea Level Brewing 1 0 0 1
Alexander Keith's Brewery 1 0 0 1
Roof Hound Brewing 1 0 0 1
Red Rover Craft Cider 1 0 0 1
Moosehead Breweries 0 1 0 1
Split Rock Brewing 0 1 0 1
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault 0 1 0 1
Uncle Leo's Brewery 0 1 0 1
Yip Cider 0 1 0 1
ShipBuilders Cider 0 1 0 1
Oland Brewery 0 0 1 1
Quidi Vidi Brewing 0 0 1 1
Hammond River Brewing  0 0 1 1
Big Axe Brewery 0 0 1 1
Nine Locks Brewery 0 0 1 1
Coastliner Craft Cider 0 0 1 1

Table 2 : Full Beer and Cider Category Breakdown 

North American & European Style Lager
BRONZE - Good Robot Brewing Co. - Extra BIG-ASS Beer
SILVER – Moosehead Breweries Ltd. - Moosehead Lager
GOLD – Boxing Rock Brewing Co. - Stayin Alive Bock

German Style Specialty Ales
BRONZE – North Brewing Company - Little Beast
SILVER – Tatamagouche Brewing Co. - North Shore Lagered Ale
GOLD – Breton Brewing Co. - Stirling Hefeweizen

UK Style Specialty Ales
BRONZE – Garrison Brewing Co. - Irish Red
SILVER – Split Rock Brewing Co. - Alli's Big Brown Ale
GOLD – Pump House Brewery - Barley Wine Ale

North American Style Specialty Ales
BRONZE – Oland Brewery - Keith's IPA
SILVER – Tatamagouche Brewing Co. - Giantess Barley Wine
GOLD – Trider's Craft Beer - Brew-Deau

Belgian Style Specialty Ales
BRONZE – Quidi Vidi Brewing Company - Winter Ale
SILVER – Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault - Tante Blanche
GOLD – Big Spruce Brewing - S'Il Vous Plait

North American Style Amber/Red Ales
BRONZE – Hammond River Brewing - Red Coat India Red Ale
SILVER – Boxing Rock Brewing Co. - Temptation Red Ale
GOLD – Sea Level Brewing Co. - Blue Heron Extra Special Bitter

Fruit & Field Beer
BRONZE – Tatamagouche Brewing Co. - Rushton's Peach
SILVER – Big Spruce Brewing - Guava GetMeSome!
GOLD – Alexander Keith's Brewery - Hortonville's Pumpkin Ale

Pale Ales
BRONZE – North Brewing Company - Priority Pale Ale
SILVER – Big Spruce Brewing - Kitchen Party
GOLD – Breton Brewing Co. - Seven Years Pale Ale

Stout / Porter
BRONZE – Big Axe Brewery - Shakespeare Stout
SILVER – 2 Crows Brewing Co. - Midnight Mood
GOLD – Tatamagouche Brewing Co. - Two Rivers Baltic Porter

India Pale Ales
BRONZE – Nine Locks Brewery - Fathom DIPA
SILVER – Big Spruce Brewing - Tim's Dirty American
GOLD – Roof Hound Brewing Co. Ltd. - Big Stink IPA

Experimental Beers
BRONZE – Good Robot Brewing Co. - Damn Fine Coffee & Cherry Pie v3.0
SILVER – Uncle Leo's Brewery - Nachtical Illusion
GOLD – North Brewing Company - Oh My Darlin - Clementine Brett Pale Ale

Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer
BRONZE – 2 Crows Brewing Co. - Bonanza! Wheat Wine
SILVER – Big Spruce Brewing - Wild Wild Wit
GOLD – Garrison Brewing Co. - Barrel-Aged Barley Wine

Standard Cider & Perry
BRONZE – Coastliner Craft Cider - Coastliner Original
SILVER – Yip Cider - Russett
GOLD – Chain Yard Urban Cidery - Foundation

Specialty Cider & Perry
BRONZE – Chain Yard Urban Cidery - Hopped Up
SILVER – ShipBuilders Cider Ltd. - Sid's Chai Apple Cider
GOLD – Red Rover Craft Cider - Fall Cider

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