OCB Members Take 31 Medals at 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards

OCBThe 15th annual Canadian Brewing Awards were held in Ottawa at the end of May. The CBAs are Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian-manufactured beer and ciders. Thea awards invite Canadian majority-owned breweries and cideries of all sizes to compete in a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned blind tasting determining the best beers and ciders in over 60 style categories. A Canadian Brewing Award medal is a widely recognized symbol of Canadian brewing excellence.

Competition this year was the fiercest ever. Submissions came from coast to coast, with almost double the entries from last year — over 1700 entries from 333 breweries and cideries across Canada.. OCB members continued to prove they can hold their own. They took home 31 medals, including 8 golds. Congratulations to all the winning breweries!

Here's a complete list of the winning OCB brews:

European Style Lager (Pilsner)
Gold: Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Mythology Canadian Pilsner

European Style Amber to Dark Lager
Silver: Silversmith Brewing Company,The Black Lager

Wheat Beer – German Style (Weiss)
Silver: Side Launch Brewing Company,Side Launch Wheat

Baltic Porter
Bronze: StoneHammer Brewing, Continuity Baltic Porter

Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel
Gold: Railway City Brewing Co, The Strongman

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
Gold: Publican House Brewery, Eight or Better

German-Style Sour Ale
Silver: Collective Arts Brewing, Prophets & Nomads
Bronze: Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Raspberry Uber

English Bitters

Bronze: MacLeans Ales Inc, MacLean’s ESB

Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
Silver: Wellington Brewery, Chocolate Milk Stout

Dry Stout
Silver: Granite Brewery, Keefe’s Irish Stout

English Style India Pale Ale
Bronze: Amsterdam Brewing Company, Rocks and Shoals

North American Style Amber Lager
Bronze: Old Flame Brewing Company, Old Flame Red

North American Style Dark Lager
Gold: Old Flame Brewing Company, Old Flame Brunette

Cream Ale
Bronze: Cameron’s Brewing Company, Cameron’s Cosmic Cream Ale

North American Style Amber/Red Ale
Gold: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, Dockside
Silver: Cowbell Brewing Co., Doc Perdue’s Bobcat

North American Style Blonde or Golden Ale
Gold: Amsterdam Brewing Company, Natural Blonde
Silver: Henderson Brewing Company, Food Truck

North American Style Pale Ale
Silver: Collective Arts Brewing, Rhyme & Reason
Bronze: Cameron’s Brewing Company, Cameron’s 12 Mile India Pale Lager

Wheat Beer – North American Style
Bronze: Publican House Brewery, High Noon

Session India Pale Ale
Gold: Collective Arts Brewing, State of Mind

American Style Imperial India Pale Ale
Gold: Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Immodest
Bronze: Muskoka Brewery, Muskoka Twice as Mad Tom

American-style Brett Beer
Gold: Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Uncommon Element
Bronze: Redline Brewhouse, Series 1

Fruit Beer or Field Beer
Bronze: Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Ceres

Session Ale
Silver: Railway City Brewing Co, Express ISL

Barley Wine-Style Ale – English-Style
Bronze: Cameron’s Brewing Company, Cameron’s Where The Buffalo Roam Barleywine

Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Silver: Great Lakes Brewery, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Solstice Stout