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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 Ontario Brewing Awards - Winners


The winners of the 2012 Ontario Brewing Awards (OBAs) were announced on May 17th at the Beer Academy (Six Pints) in Toronto. It was the 9th annual edition of the OBAs and the largest to date with over 165 beers submitted by over 30 breweries.

North American Light Lager
Gold: Cool Beer Brewing – Stonewall Light
Silver: Labatt Breweries of Canada – Rolling Rock Extra Pale
People’s Choice: Labatt Breweries of Canada – Rolling Rock Extra Pale

North American Lager
Gold: Hogsback Brewing – Hogsback Vintage Lager
Silver: Labatt Breweries of Canada – Labatt Blue
People’s Choice: Hogsback Brewing – Hogsback Vintage Lager

European Style Lager
Gold: King Brewery – King Pilsner
Silver: Kichesippi Beer Co. – Kichesippi Natural Blonde
People’s Choice: Kichesippi Beer Co. – Kichesippi Natural Blonde

Amber Lager
Gold: Cool Beer Brewing Company – Millennium Buzz
Silver: Great Lakes Brewery – Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager
People’s Choice: Nickel Brook Brewery – Nickel Brook M√§rzenbier Bavarian Style Red

Dark Lager
Gold: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Dark 266
Silver: King Brewery – King Dark Lager
People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Rauchbier

Bock
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Spring Bock
Silver: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Spring Bock

Honey/Maple Beer
Gold: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale
Silver: Railway City Brewing Company – Railway City Honey Elixir
People’s Choice: F&M Brewery – Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale

German Style Wheat Beer
Gold: Denison’s Brewery – Denison’s Hefeweizen
Silver: Magnotta Brewery – True North Wonder Weisse
People’s Choice: Denison’s Brewery – Denison’s Hefeweizen

Belgian Style Wheat Beer
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Orange Weisse
Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Belgian Wit
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Orange Weisse

Cream Ale
Gold: Muskoka Brewery – Muskoka Cream Ale
Silver: Grand River Brewing – 1913 Traditional
People’s Choice: Muskoka Brewery – Muskoka Cream Ale

British Pale Ale
Gold: Black Oak Brewery – Black Oak Pale Ale
Silver: Grand River Brewing – Plowman’s Ale
People’s Choice: Grand River Brewing – Plowman’s Ale

North American Pale Ale
Gold: Nickel Brook Brewery – Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale
Silver: Great Lakes Brewery – Crazy Canuck Pale Ale
People’s Choice: Black Creek Historic Brewery – Black Creek Pale Ale

British India Pale Ale
Gold: Grand River Brewing – Curmudgeon IPA
Silver: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street IPA
People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street IPA

North American India Pale Ale
Gold: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale
Silver: Muskoka Brewery – Mad Tom IPA
People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale

Amber Ale
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Big Wheel Deluxe Amber
Silver: Clocktower Brew Pub – Clocktower Red
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Big Wheel Deluxe Amber

Dark Ale
Gold: Muskoka Brewery – Muskoka Dark Ale
Silver: Black Oak Brewery – Nut Brown Ale
People’s Choice: Black Oak Brewery – Nut Brown Ale

Porter
Gold: Mill Street Brewery – Coffee Porter
Silver: Black Oak Brewery – Nutcracker Porter
People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery – Coffee Porter

Stout
Gold: F & M Brewery – Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Silver: Railway City Brewing Company – Black Coal Stout
People’s Choice: F & M Brewery – Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout

Imperial Stout
Gold: Wellington Brewery – Wellington Imperial Russian Stout
Silver: Nickel Brook Brewery – Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout
People’s Choice: Wellington Brewery – Wellington Imperial Russian Stout

Fruit Beer
Gold: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Framboise
Silver: Clocktower Brew Pub – Clocktower Raspberry Wheat
People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery – Amsterdam Framboise

Flavoured Beer
Gold: Grand River Brewing – Highballer Pumpkin Ale
Silver: Sawdust City Brewing – Skinny Dipping Stout
People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing – Cameron’s American Whiskey Barrel

Strong Beer
Gold: Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale
Silver: Mill Street Brewery РMill Street Ambre de la Chaudière
People’s Choice: Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale

Beer of the Year (highest overall score)
Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Coffee Porter

Newcomer of the Year (new brewery with highest score)
Hogsback Brewing

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