2021 Canadian Brewing Awards Winners

The 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards were given out on September 18th, 2021, at a fun-filled event held at the Hilton Québec in Québec City.

The big wins came from the Prairies this year, with a repeat for Alberta with The Establishment Brewing Company taking home Brewery of the Year, and in Rebellion Brewing from Regina, Saskatchewan taking home Beer of the Year for their Cherry Lambic, which was made even more impressive by beating out Toronto’s Indie Alehouse and their 10-4-20, which recently won World’s Best Lambic at the World Beer Awards.

On the West Coast, BC took home 40 awards, a drop of 3 compared to last year, but the number of wins from the Québec breweries and their hometown advantage seemed to take away from most other provinces. Another key thing to factor in is that BC is the only Province to sweep any existing categories, sweeping two, while Québec swept the newly added category of Low-Alcohol beers.

The most anyone in BC brought home was 2 awards, which speaks to the range of good quality breweries across the Province. Taking home 2 were Steel & Oak, Dageraad, Moon Under Water, Strange Fellows, Parallel 49, Twin City, and Mt. Begbie.

On the Island, a number of breweries took home hardware including double winners Moon Under Water Brewpub, Twin City Brewing, as well as Canoe Brewpub, Ace Brewing, White Sails Brewing, Sooke Brewing Co., Sooke Oceanside Brewery, Dog Mountain Brewing, and Phillips Brewing.

Winners are listed below, with BC Breweries highlighted.

European Style Lager (Pilsner)

BRONZE: Medusa Lager | Batch 44 Brewery | British Columbia

SILVER: Simple Things | Steel & Oak Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: Kinabik Pilsner | Snake Lake Brewing Company | Alberta

European Style Amber to Dark Lager

BRONZE: Meridian Black Lager | Township 24 Brewing | Alberta

SILVER: Freestyle Hasta La Vista Schwarzbier | The Collingwood Brewery | Ontario

GOLD: Riverfest | Steel & Oak Brewing | British Columbia

Bock – Traditional German Style

BRONZE: Dissimulator | Twin City Brewing Company | British Columbia

SILVER: Doppelbock | Stonehooker Brewing Company | Ontario

GOLD: Road Block Doppelbock | Walkerville Brewery | Ontario

Kellerbier/Zwickelbier

BRONZE: Starke | Amsterdam Brewing Company | Ontario

SILVER: Sherbière | Siboire | Québec

GOLD: POTTS PILSNER | Moon Under Water Brewery | British Columbia

German Style Kölsch

BRONZE: Mineur | Microbrasserie Moulin 7 Inc. | Québec

SILVER: High Country Kölsch | Mt. Begbie Brewing Company | British Columbia

GOLD: Kölsch | Bièrerie Shelton | Québec

Wheat Beer – Belgian Style (Wit)

BRONZE: Uapishka | Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace | Québec

SILVER: Farmer’s Tan Belgian White | Brewsters Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Jongleur | Strange Fellows Brewing | British Columbia

Wheat Beer – German Style (Weiss)

BRONZE: Horseshoe Hefeweizen | Trans Canada Brewing | Manitoba

SILVER: Fahr Hefe | Brauerei Fahr | Alberta

GOLD: Haberdasher Hefeweizen | Muddy York Brewing Co. | Ontario

Baltic Porter

BRONZE: Baltic Porter| Grimross Brewing Co. | New Brunswick

SILVER: Voyage Voyage | Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs | Québec

GOLD: Caibosh | Royal City Brewing Co. | Ontario

Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel

BRONZE: Precursor Belgian Dubbel | Luppolo Brewing Company | British Columbia

SILVER: X | Cabin Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Nuit D’Automne | Frampton Brasse | Québec

Belgian-Style Tripel

BRONZE: Tripel | Modern Brewer’s Village Green | Prince Edward Island

SILVER: Antwerpen | Dageraad Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: Shacklands Tripel | Shacklands Brewing | Ontario

Belgian-Style Abbey Ale / Pale Ale

BRONZE: Belgian Pale Ale | Howe Sound Brewing | British Columbia

SILVER: Burnabarian | Dageraad Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: BEES! Belgian Blonde Ale with Honey | Dog Mountain Brewing | British Columbia

Belgian-Style Strong Ale Pale / Dark / Specialty

BRONZE: Old Ale X | La Brasserie Nonsuch Brewing Co. | Manitoba

SILVER: Goldilocks | Strange Fellows Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: Ides of December 2019: Wish Book | Henderson Brewing Co. | Ontario

French and Belgian Style Saison

BRONZE: Cheval D’or | Grimross Brewing Co. | New Brunswick

SILVER: La petite duchesse | Little Beasts Brewing Company | Ontario

GOLD: Bord du Lac | Amsterdam Brewing Company | Ontario

Belgian-Style Brett Beer

BRONZE: Songe d’une Prairie Sauvage | Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company | Alberta

SILVER: Scarecrow | 21st Street Brewery | Saskatchewan

GOLD: Funkmorphosis | The Establishment Brewing Company | Alberta

German-Style Sour Ale Berliner-Style Weisse or Gose

BRONZE: Smoked Salt Gose | Parallel 49 Brewing | British Columbia

SILVER: Sou’Wester | Rough Waters Brewing Company | Newfoundland and Labrador

GOLD: Guava Gose | Collective Arts Brewing | Ontario

Belgian-Style Sour Ale – Flanders Red Ale , Oud Bruin , Lambic / Gueuze , Fruit Lambic

BRONZE: Rouge des Appalaches | Frampton Brasse | Québec

SILVER: 10-4-20 | Indie Alehouse | Ontario

GOLD: Cherry Lambic | Rebellion Brewing Co. | Saskatchewan

Porter

BRONZE: Quinquennial Robust Porter | Henderson Brewing Co. | Ontario

SILVER: Chocolate Maple Porter | Canmore Brewing Company Ltd. | Alberta

GOLD: Black Donald | Calabogie Brewing Company | Ontario

Brown Ale

BRONZE: Barkeep Brown | Trans Canada Brewing | Manitoba

SILVER: Woodnutt Brown Ale | Coast Mountain Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: Georgetown Brown | Canmore Brewing Company Ltd. | Alberta

Scotch Ale

BRONZE: 24-2 Stock Ale | Blindman Brewing | Alberta

SILVER: Andy’s Wee Heavy | Common Crown Brewing Co. | Alberta

GOLD: Brave Liver | Mt. Begbie Brewing Company | British Columbia

English Style Pale Ale

BRONZE: Cream Ale | Muskoka Brewery | Ontario

SILVER: Sam McGuire’s Pale Ale | Shuswap Lake Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: Rivière du Nord | Shawbridge – Microbrasserie et Charcuteries Inc. | Québec

English Bitters – Ordinary or Special Bitters / Best Bitter or ESB

BRONZE: Pointe-Aux-Basques | Microbrasserie La Compagnie | Québec

SILVER: Common Ale | Common Crown Brewing Co. | Alberta

GOLD: Wagon Rouge | Microbrasserie La Compagnie | Québec

Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

BRONZE: Brown Cow Nitro Milk Stout | Calabogie Brewing Company | Ontario

SILVER: Deja Moo! | Garrison Brewing Company | Nova Scotia

GOLD: Sea Change Turbo Stout | Sea Change Brewing Co. | Alberta

Oatmeal Stout

BRONZE: Ken’s Stout | Copper Bottom Brewing | Prince Edward Island

SILVER: Medicine Hat Brewing Company Gentlemen’s Stout | Medicine Hat Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Unholy One Nitro Stout | East Vancouver Brewing Company | British Columbia

Dry Stout

BRONZE: Vimy Stout | Vimy Brewing Company | Ontario

SILVER: Reena O’Reilly Dry Irish Stout | Sooke Oceanside Brewery | British Columbia

GOLD: It’s a Stout | Kensington Brewing Company | Ontario

Imperial Stout

BRONZE: Russian Imperial Stout | Quidi Vidi Brewery | Newfoundland and Labrador

SILVER: Liquid Lullaby Imperial Stout | Town Square Brewing | Alberta

GOLD: Stout Impérial | Bièrerie Shelton | Québec

English Style India Pale Ale

BRONZE: Waterloo IPA | Waterloo Brewing | Ontario

SILVER: Orion 1-1 Poppy Seed IPA | Smugglers Trail Caskworks | British Columbia

GOLD: Geronimo IPA | Walkerville Brewery | Ontario

North American Style Lager

BRONZE: Canoe Brewpub Helles | Canoe Brewpub | British Columbia

SILVER: True North Lager | Brewhall Beer Co. | British Columbia

GOLD: Shake Lager | Equals Brewing Company Inc. | Ontario

North American Style Premium Lager

BRONZE: Helles Lager | Wellington Brewery | Ontario

SILVER: Brewers Blackbird Premium Lager | Brewers Blackbird Kitchen & Brewery | Ontario

GOLD: Deep Cove Lager | Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers | British Columbia

North American Style Amber Lager

BRONZE: Eternal Twilight | Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. | Alberta

SILVER: Prairie Common | La Brasserie Nonsuch Brewing Co. | Manitoba

GOLD: Señor Citizen | Citizen Brewing Company | Alberta

Light (Calorie-Reduced) Lager

BRONZE: Lifelong Lite Lager | Neighbourhood Brewing Company | British Columbia

SILVER: Anne Bonny | Corsaire Microbrasserie | Québec

GOLD: Yup! Light Lager | United Craft | Ontario

Cream Ale

BRONZE: Maritime Cream Ale | Grimross Brewing Co. | New Brunswick

SILVER: Three Fields | Elora Brewing Company | Ontario

GOLD: Retro Stylez – Pre-Prohibition Cream Ale | Analog Brewing Company | Alberta

North American Style – Amber / Red Ale

BRONZE: Havre St-Pierre – American Amber Ale | Four Rivers Brewing Co. Ltd. | New Brunswick

SILVER: Ruby Tears | Parallel 49 Brewing | British Columbia

GOLD: Idleback | Slackwater Brewing | British Columbia

North American Style – Blonde or Golden Ale

BRONZE: La Libertine | La Voie Maltée | Québec

SILVER: Ouvrière | Microbrasserie La Compagnie | Québec

GOLD: Sea Change Blonde Ale | Sea Change Brewing Co. | Alberta

American Style Black Ale

BRONZE: Release All The Hounds | Big Rig Brewery | Ontario

SILVER: Black Rock | Stack Brewing | Ontario

GOLD: Nightshade | Winterlong Brewing Co. | Yukon

North American Style Pale Ale

BRONZE: Broad Reach Nor’Easter IPA | Stonehooker Brewing Company | Ontario

SILVER: Three Sisters Pale Ale | The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Broadside | Copper Bottom Brewing | Prince Edward Island

Wheat Beer – North American Style

BRONZE: Swedish Gymnast | Twin City Brewing Company | British Columbia

SILVER: Selkie | Rough Waters Brewing Company | Newfoundland and Labrador

GOLD: Barram | Brasseux d’la Côte | New Brunswick

American Style India Pale Ale

BRONZE: Jet Fuel IPA | Ace Brewing Company | British Columbia

SILVER: Lazy D’Haze IPA | Powell Brewery | British Columbia

GOLD: Permanent Resident IPA | Five Roads Brewing | British Columbia

New England Style India Pale Ale

BRONZE: Circle Route Hazy Pale Ale | White Sails Brewing Ltd. | British Columbia

SILVER: Galazy IPA | Propeller Brewing Company | Nova Scotia

GOLD: Taste Buds | Stray Dog Brewing Company | Ontario

Session India Pale Ale

BRONZE: Carreta Session IPA | Andina Brewing Co. | British Columbia

SILVER: Alpha Juicy Lager | Academy Brewing Company Inc. | British Columbia

GOLD: Jam Session | Microbrasserie Trois-Lacs | Québec

American Style Imperial India Pale Ale

BRONZE: Zane Lost his Avocado Bag | Refined Fool Brewing Co. | Ontario

SILVER: Missed Calls | Stockyards Brewing | Ontario

GOLD: Parkman Ave | Copper Bottom Brewing | Prince Edward Island

American Belgo-Style Ale

BRONZE: Bootsy Farmhouse IPA | House of Funk Brewing Company | British Columbia

SILVER: First Crush White IPA | Trolley 5 Brewpub | Alberta

GOLD: Lupulus | Microbrasserie Charlevoix | Québec

American Style Brett Beer

BRONZE: Born to Run | The Establishment Brewing Company | Alberta

SILVER: Wild IPA No. 1 | Sawback Brewing Co. | Alberta

GOLD: Blood Cut Brett IPA | Low Life Barrel House | Manitoba

American Style Sour Ale

BRONZE: Apricot Mango Peach Sour | Rouge River Brewing Company | Ontario

SILVER: brunch. | Trial & Ale Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: An Equatorial Detour | Trial & Ale Brewing Company | Alberta

Special Honey / Maple Lager or Ale

BRONZE: Honey Comb Pale Ale | Barnside Brewing Co. | British Columbia

SILVER: Vieux Champion | Ras L’bock. | Québec

GOLD: Happy Pollinator | Rebellion Brewing Co. | Saskatchewan

Fruit / Fruit Wheat / Field / Pumpkin Beer

BRONZE: Grapefruit Radler | Moosehead Breweries | New Brunswick

SILVER: Ruby, My Dear | The Establishment Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Beets | Town Square Brewing | Alberta

Gluten Free Beer

BRONZE: Helix Sour Tropicale | Les Bieres de la Nouvelle France Inc. | Québec

SILVER: Gluten-Free Porter | Port Rexton Brewing Company Ltd. | Newfoundland and Labrador

GOLD: Forager Pale Ale | Whistler Brewing Company | British Columbia

Session Ale

BRONZE: English Mild | Whitewater Brewing Company LTD | Ontario

SILVER: Public House Mild Porter | Snake Lake Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Tiger Shark Pale Ale | Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. | British Columbia

Experimental Beer

BRONZE: Sorceress Sour Key Lime Kettle Sour | New Level Brewing | Alberta

SILVER: Boson de Higgs | Hopfenstark Brewery | Québec

GOLD: Cabrusco | Burdock | Ontario

Herb and Spice Beer

BRONZE: Impériale Choco-Piment Chipotle | Beauregard Brasserie Distillerie | Québec

SILVER: Luna & Fuego | Cabin Brewing Company | Alberta

GOLD: Spruced Up, Now What? | Kensington Brewing Company | Ontario

Smoked Beer

BRONZE: Prairie Fire Rauchbier | Town Square Brewing | Alberta

SILVER: Rafter R Rauchbier | Rafter R Brewing Co. Inc. | Saskatchewan

GOLD: Uncle Leo’s Smoked Porter | Uncle Leo’s Brewery | Nova Scotia

Barley Wine-Style Ale – English Style / American Style

BRONZE: Giantess Barley Wine | Tatamagouche Brewing Company | Nova Scotia

SILVER: Barleywine | Sooke Brewing Company | British Columbia

GOLD: Burning Boat | Indie Alehouse | Ontario

Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer – Pale to Amber / Dark

BRONZE: Ciel Dégagé | Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs | Québec

SILVER: Pointe-Audubon | Microbrasserie Saint-Pancrace | Québec

GOLD: Spring | Nickel Brook Brewing Co. | Ontario

Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

BRONZE: Citizen Cane Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout | Bomber Brewing | British Columbia

SILVER: Jukebox Black Métal | Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs | Québec

GOLD: Stout Impériale Russe Bourbon | Brasserie Vrooden Inc. | Québec

Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

BRONZE: Waggle Dance | Small Pony Barrel Works | Ontario

SILVER: TUKU | Moon Under Water Brewery | British Columbia

GOLD: Erlton Street | The Establishment Brewing Company | Alberta

Flavoured Stout / Porter

BRONZE: Stroopwafel | Indie Alehouse | Ontario

SILVER: Ides of December 2020: Laura Secord’s Brave Walk | Henderson Brewing Co. | Ontario

GOLD: Amburana | Oshlag Brasserie & Distillerie | Québec

Low Alcohol Beer (<1.1%)

BRONZE: Aurora | Le BockAle | Québec

SILVER: WoW Double Dry Hop El Dorado | Le Bazaar Microbrasserie Inc. | Québec

GOLD: Stroopwafel | Le Bazaar Microbrasserie Inc. | Québec

BEER OF THE YEAR

Cherry Lambic | Rebellion Brewing Co. | Saskatchewan

BREWERY OF THE YEAR

The Establishment Brewing Company | Alberta

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