Ontario Craft Beers Win BIG!

ocbad2013Kudos to all those members of the Ontario Craft Brewers who won medals at theA�2014 Ontario Brewing Awards. A�18 OCB Members Took A�Home 64 awards at last weeks ceremonyA�at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Over 40 breweries competed in 31 categories and submissions were evaluated by a team of BJCP judges. The event was hosted by Roger Mittag, founder of Prud’homme Beer CertificationA�, and Beerlicious Inc.

OCBers dominated in virtually every category, with 18 separate members taking home a total of 64 medals, including Beer of the Year for Muskoka Brewery’s Cream Ale.

Winning OCB member breweries/brands included:

  • North American Light Lager:
    • SILVER: F&M Brewery – Stonehammer Light
    • BRONZE: Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery – Antigravity Light
  • North American Lager:
    • SILVER: Lake of Bays Brewing Company – Top Shelf Classic Lager
    • BRONZE: Amsterdam Brewery – Natural Blonde
  • Pilsner:
    • BRONZE: King Brewery – King Pilsner
  • Amber Lager:
    • SILVER: Great Lakes Brewery – Red Leaf Lager
    • BRONZE: King Brewery – Amber Lager
  • Dark Lager:
    • BRONZE: King Brewery – King Dark
  • Bock:
    • GOLD: King Brewery – King Bock
    • SILVER: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – Deviator Doppelbock
    • BRONZE: Mill Street Brewery – Weizenbock
  • Honey/Maple Beer:
    • GOLD: F&M Brewery – Stonehammer Maple Red
    • SILVER: Mill Street Brewery – Royal York Stinger
  • Hefeweizen:
    • GOLD: Big Rig Brewery – Hefe
  • Belgian Witbier:
    • GOLD: Mill Street Brewery – Belgian Wit
    • SILVER: Amsterdam Brewery – Boxer
  • Flavoured Wheat Beer:
    • GOLD: Amsterdam Brewery – KLB Raspberry Wheat
    • SILVER: Clocktower Brew Pub – Raspberry Wheat
  • Farmhouse Ales:
    • SILVER: Big Rig Brewery – Saison
    • BRONZE: Big Rig Brewery – Belgian Blond
  • Lagered Ales:
    • SILVER: Clocktower Brew Pub – Kolsch
    • BRONZE: Big Rig Brewery – Gold
  • British Pale/Bitter:
    • GOLD: Muskoka Brewery – Cream Ale
    • SILVER: Black Oak Brewery – Pale Ale
    • BRONZE: Highlander Brewery – Scottish Ale
  • American Pale Ale:
    • GOLD: Great Lakes Brewery – Johnny Simcoe
    • SILVER: Collective Arts Brewing – Rhyme & Reason
    • BRONZE: Great Lakes Brewery – Crazy Canuck
  • British IPA:
    • GOLD: Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street IPA
  • West Coast IPA:
    • GOLD: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – R.P.A.
    • SILVER: Muskoka Brewing Co. – Twice as Mad Tom IPA
  • Dark IPA:
    • GOLD: Big Rig Brewery – Black IPA
    • SILVER: Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery – Netherworld
    • BRONZE: Wellington Brewery – Terrestrial India Brown Ale
  • Amber Ale:
    • GOLD: Kilannan Brewing Company – New Zealand Red
    • SILVER: Clocktower Brew Pub – Clocktower Red
    • BRONZE: Sawdust City Brewing Co. – Ol’ Woody Alt
  • Dark Ale:
    • SILVER: F&M Brewery – Stonehammer Dark
    • BRONZE: Amsterdam Brewery – Downtown Brown
  • Porter:
    • GOLD: Nickel Brook Brewery – Maple Porter
    • SILVER: Highlander Brew Co. – Blacksmith Smoked Porter
  • Stout:
    • GOLD: F&M Brewery – Stonehammer Coffee Stout
    • SILVER: Sawdust City Brewing Co. – Skinny Dipping Stout
    • BRONZE: Big Rig Brewery – Big Rig Stout
  • Fruit Beer:
    • GOLD: Amsterdam Brewery – Framboise
    • SILVER: Mill Street Brewery – Frambozen
  • Flavoured Beer:
    • GOLD: Amsterdam Brewery – Full City Double Tempest
    • SILVER: Sawdust City Brewing Co. – Red Rocket Cinnamon Vanilla Cayenne Coffee
    • BRONZE: Big Rig Brewery – Big Rig Pumpkin
  • Strong Beer:
    • SILVER: Sawdust City Brewing Co. – Princess Wears Girl Pants
    • BRONZE: Amsterdam Brewery – Vicar’s Vice
  • Gluten Free:
    • GOLD: Nickel Brook Brewing Co. – Gluten Free
  • Barrel Aged Whisky:
    • GOLD: Amsterdam Brewery – Double Tempest
    • SILVER: Wellington Brewery – Frost Quake Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
    • BRONZE: Cameron’s Brewing Co. – Bourbon Barrel Deviator Doppelbock
  • Barrel Aged Wine:
    • GOLD: Amsterdam Brewery – Rye Peppercorn Saison
    • SILVER: Sawdust City Brewing Co. – ODB
    • BRONZE: Great Lakes Brewery – Gary
  • Imperial Stout/Baltic Porter:
    • GOLD: Muskoka Brewery – Winterbeard
    • SILVER: Big Rig Brewery – Imperial Stout
    • BRONZE: Wellington Brewery – Russian Imperial Stout
  • Vegetable Beer:
    • GOLD: Grand River Brewing – Highballer Pumpkin
    • BRONZE: Big Rig Brewery – Big Rig Pumpkin
  • Beer of the Year:
    • Muskoka Brewery – Cream Ale

About The Ontario Craft Brewers

The Ontario Craft Brewers are 35+ brewers dedicated to making great tasting beer, right here in Ontario. The reason they got together is to promote A�fresh, natural, quality beer and agree on a commitment to excellence that everyone has to live up to.

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