2024 Canadian Brewing Awards Edition

Greetings, beer lovers!  Happy Friday (or perhaps not so happy), and once (or not) again, ‘tis chingchongchinaman as your guest FNBB blogger tonight, with esquimaux taking a well-earned night off from FNBB duties.  Recycling an old topic, as is 3CM the loser’s wont, tonight’s FNBB anticipates Canada Day (eh) by a few days, showcasing the winners of the 2024 Canadian Brewing Awards.  First, as usual, the top two awards:

Brewery of the Year:  Boxing Rock Brewing Co. (Halifax, NS)

Best of Show:   Corsaire Dark Mild (Corsaire Microbrasserie, Lévis, QC)

Next, as further proof positive that 3CM seriously needs to get a life, the full list of winners in the 61 (!) categories:

Category

Medal / Beer Name / Brewery / Province

European Style Lager (Pilsner)

Gold / Jupiter / Paniza Brewing / Ontario

Silver / Arvo / Tatamagouche Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Bronze / Turntable Lager / Trolley 5 Brewpub / Alberta

European Style Amber to Dark Lager

Gold / Chain Link Vienna Lager / Clifford Brewing Company / Ontario

Silver / Jack’s Black Lager / Gillingham Brewing Company / Ontario

Bronze / Dark Horse / Farm Country Brewery / British Columbia

Bock -Traditional German Style

Gold / Niagara / Oranje Son Brewing / Ontario

Silver / DoppelBoxer / Old Dog Brewing Company Inc. / Ontario

Bronze / Graveyard of the Pacific / Sooke Oceanside Brewery / British Columbia

Kellerbier/Zwickelbier

Gold / Timelapse Helles Lager / Fernie Brewing Company / British Columbia

Silver / Road House / Wishbone Brewing Company / Ontario

Bronze / Hazy Blonde / Old Flame Brewing Company / Ontario

German Kolsch Style

Gold / La Pils / Nonsuch Brewing co / Manitoba

Silver / High Country Kolsch/ Mt. Begbie Brewing Company Ltd. / British Columbia

Bronze / Absent Landlord / Cowbell Brewing Co. / Ontario

Wheat Beer – Belgian Style (Wit)

Gold / Jongleur Wit / Strange Fellows Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Great Wit / Mascot Brewery / Ontario

Bronze / Flight Risk Wit / Flight Risk Brewing / Ontario

Wheat Beer – German Style (Weiss)

Gold / Hefe / Brauerei Fahr Inc. / Alberta

Silver / Wheat / Tanner & Co. Brewing / Nova Scotia

Bronze / Hefeweizen / Brauwerk Hoffman / Ontario

Baltic Porter

Gold / Year 4 Baltic Porter / Medicine Hat Brewing Company / Alberta

Silver / Two Rivers Baltic Porter / Tatamagouche Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Bronze / Salted Black Porter / Field House Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Belgian-Style Dubbel Or Quadrupel

Gold / Brune / Dageraad Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Nuit d’automne / Frampton Brasse / Quebec

Bronze / Belgian Quad / Trading Post Brewing / British Columbia

Belgian-Style Tripel

Gold / Tripel / Meuse Brewing Company / Ontario

Silver / Balloon Race – Sportsolete / Obsolete Brewing Co / Manitoba

Bronze / Trippellin’ Out / 70 Acre Brew Co. / Alberta

Belgian Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale

Gold / BEES! Belgian Blonde Ale with Honey / Dog Mountain Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Flacatoune / MicroBrasserie Charlevoix / Quebec

Bronze / Marigold – Belgian Golden Ale / Clifford Brewing Company / Ontario

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale

Gold / Belgian Blonde / Tanner & Co. Brewing / Nova Scotia

Silver / Two Pillars Dark Strong / Two Pillars Brewery / Alberta

Bronze / RUSH x Henderson Xanabrew / Henderson Brewing Co. / Ontario

French and Belgian Style Saison

Gold / House Saison / Low Life Barrel House / Manitoba

Silver / Rustic Saison / Dog Mountain Brewing / British Columbia

Bronze / Local Legends Grisette / Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. / Ontario

Belgian-Style Brett Beer

Gold / Zig Zag Wonderer / Nokomis Craft Ales / Saskatchewan

Silver / Wild Years / Merit Brewing Co Inc. / Ontario

Bronze / Brux     Meuse Brewing Company / Ontario

German-Style Sour Ale

Gold / Tiki Bar / Tire Shack Brewing Co. / New Brunswick

Silver / Peach Gobbler / Turkey Shoot Brewing Co. / Ontario

Bronze / Sou’Wester / Rough Waters Brewing Company / Newfoundland & Labrador

Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Gold / Minuit au Cerisier / Meuse Brewing Company / Ontario

Silver / Erlton Street / The Establishment Brewing Company / Alberta

Bronze / Rouge des Appalaches / Frampton Brasse / Quebec

Porter

Gold / Couleur Café / Microbrasserie Chelsea & Co / Quebec

Silver / Broken Record Porter / Publican House Brewery / Ontario

Bronze / Taddy Tom’s Porter / Moon Under Water Brewery / British Columbia

Brown Ale

Gold / Corsaire Dark Mild/ Corsaire Microbrasserie / Quebec

Silver / Ryes Against the Machine / Hell’s Basement Brewery Inc. / Alberta

Bronze / Vine Brown / Kilter Brewing Co. / Manitoba

Irish And Scotch Ales

Gold / Andys Wee Heavy / Common Crown Brewing Co. / Alberta

Silver / Irish Goodbye / Foghorn Brewing Company / New Brunswick

Bronze / Hellroaring scotch ale / Fisher Peak Brewing Company / British Columbia

English Style Pale Ale

Gold / Craft Pale Ale / Parallel 49 Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Square Nail Pale Ale / Publican House Brewery / Ontario

Bronze / Honey Hop Pale Ale / Longwood Brewery / British Columbia

English Bitters

Gold / Little Britain – ESB / Concession Road Brewing Co. / Ontario

Silver / Proper Pub Ale / Bogside Brewing / Prince Edward Island

Bronze / Bristol / Corsaire Microbrasserie / Quebec

Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

Gold / The Jackie / 70 Acre Brew Co. / Alberta

Silver / Javalanche / Banded Peak Brewing / Alberta

Bronze / S’more noir / Novum Boreas / New Brunswick

Oatmeal Stout

Gold / Diggin’ Oat Stout / Grimross Brewing Corp. / New Brunswick

Silver / Oatmeal Stout / Flora Hall Brewing / Ontario

Bronze / Ghost Train Oatmeal Stout / Hell’s Basement Brewery Inc. / Alberta

Dry Stout

Gold / Black River Stout / Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. / Ontario

Silver / Sasquatch Stout / Old Yale Brewing / British Columbia

Bronze / OLD FOUNDRY – Stout / Saltbox Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Imperial Stout

Gold / Liquid Lullaby / Town Square Brewing Co. / Alberta

Silver / Under Da’ Sea / Dildo Brewing Co. & Museum / Newfoundland & Labrador

Bronze / Anvil / Steel & Oak Brewing Co. / British Columbia

English Style India Pale Ale

Gold / Elephant Run IPA / Fisher Peak Brewing Company / British Columbia

Silver / Maritime IPA / Grimross Brewing Corp. / New Brunswick

Bronze / The Big One IPA / Longwood Brewery / British Columbia

North American Style Lager

Gold / Lincoln Lager / Bench Brewing Company / Ontario

Silver / Shindig / Cowbell Brewing Co. / Ontario

Bronze / Fetch Lager / Trailway Brewing /New Brunswick

North American Style Premium Lager

Gold / Main St. Pilsner   Main Street Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Line 12 / Quayle’s Brewery / Ontario

Bronze / Beach Chair Lager / PEI Brewing Company / Prince Edward Island

North American Style Amber/Dark Lager

Gold / Lorem Ipsum / Annex Ale Project / Alberta

Silver / Bunker / Tooth and Nail Brewing Company / Ontario

Bronze / Rollover Cerveza Negra / Yellow Dog Brewing / British Columbia

Light (Calorie-Reduced) Lager

Gold / Tread Lightly / Muskoka Brewery / Ontario

Silver / Highline Lager / Canmore Brewing Company Ltd  Alberta

Bronze / Dusk To Dawn “First Dance” / Dusk To Dawn Brewing Co. / Ontario

Cream Ale

Gold / Glacier Cream Ale / Land & Sea Brewing Company / British Columbia

Silver / Cream Ale / Anderson Craft Ales / Ontario

Bronze / Kicksled Cream Ale / NWT Brewing Co / Northwest Territories

North American Style Amber/Red Ale

Gold / Temptation Red Ale / Boxing Rock Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Silver / BSB Red Ale / BSB Brewing / Alberta

Bronze / Aggie Ale / Olds College Brewery / Alberta

North American Style Blonde or Golden Ale

Gold / Puck Off / Boxing Rock Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Silver / Tommy’s Tipple / The Brewery By Quinn’s / Nova Scotia

Bronze / Blonde Ale / Slabtown Brewing Co. / Ontario

American-Style Black Ale

Gold / Flirting with Goth / Bookstore Brewing Company / Manitoba

Silver / Black IPA / Pile O’ Bones Brewing / Saskatchewan

Bronze / Eclipse / Copper Bottom Brewing / Prince Edward Island

North American Style Pale Ale

Gold / Vice Principal / Schoolhouse Brewery / Nova Scotia

Silver / Portside Pale Ale / Land & Sea Brewing Company / British Columbia

Bronze / West Coast Pale Ale / Brewers Blackbird Kitchen & Brewery / Ontario

Wheat Beer – North American Style

Gold / Jerkface 9000 / Parallel 49 Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Village Wit / Village Brewery / Alberta

Bronze / Swedish Gymnast / Twin City Brewing Company / British Columbia

American Style India Pale Ale

Gold / IPA / Boxing Rock Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Silver / Hopraiser / Howe Sound Brewing / British Columbia

Bronze / RAD IPA / RAD Brewing Company / British Columbia

New England Style India Pale Ale

Gold / HAZY / Poco Brothers Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Silver / Working Hard New England IPA / Muddy York Brewing Co. / Ontario

Bronze / Vau Do IPA / Microbrasserie Trois Lacs Inc. / Quebec

Session India Pale Ale

Gold / Ultralite / Four Winds Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Silver / Orange Hazy Breakfast IPA / Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Bronze / Featherweight / Four Winds Brewing Co. / British Columbia

American Style Imperial India Pale Ale

Gold / The Phoenix IV / Hell’s Basement Brewery Inc. / Alberta

Silver / Superluminal / Ale Architect / Alberta

Bronze / Meltdown Manor DIPA / The Brewery By Quinn’s / Nova Scotia

American Belgo-Style Ale

Gold / Barnyard / Indie Alehouse / Ontario

Silver / Hayloft / Quayle’s Brewery / Ontario

Bronze / 7 Belles / Bayview Brewing Company / British Columbia

American-style Brett Beer

Gold / Foeder Aged Brett Dubbel / Flora Hall Brewing / Ontario

Silver / 2023 Wild Brett Dissimulator / Twin City Brewing Company / British Columbia

Bronze / Paradise Grove / Low Life Barrel House / Manitoba

American-style Sour Ale

Gold / Raspberry Sour / Nonsuch Brewing co / Manitoba

Silver / Nexus / Irrational Brewing Company / Alberta

Bronze / Atomic Jam Raspberry Sour / Electric Bicycle Brewing / British Columbia

Honey/Maple/Alternative Sugar Lager or Ale

Gold / Cavalry Soldier – Jobsolete / Obsolete Brewing Co. / Manitoba

Silver / Whistler Bear Paw Honey Lager / Whistler Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Bronze / Hedleyville / La Souche – Microbrasserie / Quebec

Fruit Beer Or Field Beer

Gold / Nekokaburi / Ippon Beers/ Bières Ippon / Quebec

Silver / Sliced and Squeezed / Pile O’ Bones Brewing / Saskatchewan

Bronze / Sunshine City Passionfruit Wheat Ale / Neighbourhood Brewing / British Columbia

Gluten Free Beer

Gold / Quick Witted / Grey Fox Brewing / British Columbia

Silver / Prolific Pale / Grey Fox Brewing / British Columbia

Bronze / Humble Lager / Grey Fox Brewing / British Columbia

Session Ale

Gold / Dark Mild / Deadfall Brewing Company / British Columbia

Silver / Day Drift / Ale Architect / Alberta

Bronze / Summer Somewhere / Annex Ale Project / Alberta

Experimental Beer

Gold / Asaret / Ippon Beers/ Bières Ippon / Quebec

Silver / Joihiru / Ippon Beers/ Bières Ippon / Quebec

Bronze / Happy Place / Merit Brewing Co Inc. / Ontario

Herb and Spice Beer

Gold / Lost In The Zone – Part 1 / Imperial City Brew House / Ontario

Silver / Ginger Mandarin Sour / Farmhouse Brewing co LTD / British Columbia

Bronze / Good Morning / Eighty-Eight Brewing Company / Alberta

Smoked Beer

Gold / Anniversary Ale / Cold Bear Brewing Company Ltd. /Ontario

Silver / Ablaze / Valley Brewing / Alberta

Bronze / Smokin’ Fire Smoked Red Ale / Dark Woods Brewing / Alberta

Barley Wine-Style Ale

Gold / Batch 300 Estate Barleywine / Barnside Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Silver / Ol’ Fog Burner / Garrison Brewing Company / Nova Scotia

Bronze / Old Imperious / Tooth and Nail Brewing Company / Ontario

Wood And Barrel-Aged Beer

Gold / Nay Nay no.4 / Low Life Barrel House / Manitoba

Silver / Stout impérial Bourbon noix de macadam et vanille / Bièrerie Shelton inc / Quebec

Bronze / Black Forest Cake / Paris Brewing and Malting / Ontario

Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Gold / Mammoth / Sons Of Kent Brewing Co / Ontario

Silver / Double Barrel Scotch Ale / Sons Of Kent Brewing Co. / Ontario

Bronze / Skullkrusher / The Merchant Ale House / Ontario

Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Gold / Biere De Coupage / Field House Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Silver / Bloom Culture #3 / Cold Garden Beverage Company / Alberta

Bronze / Bloom Culture #2 / Cold Garden Beverage Company / Alberta

Flavoured Stout/Porter

Gold / Black Forest Stout / Mountainview Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Silver / The Fire Pine / Brasserie Passenger Brewing Company / Quebec

Bronze / Xocolatl / KPU Brew | Kwantlen Polytechnic University / British Columbia

No to Low Alcohol Beer

Gold / Zero People Skills / Tool Shed Brewing Co / Alberta

Silver / Non Alcoholic Kettle Sour / Better Brother Brewing Co. / Saskatchewan

Bronze / Libra Pale Ale / Libra Beverage Co. / Prince Edward Island

Low Alcohol Beer

Gold / Mild Sedation / Long Bay Brewery  / New Brunswick

Silver / Lake Of Bays Sunchaser Extra Light Lime / Lake Of Bays Brewing Co. / Ontario

Bronze / Lake Of Bays Low Tide 90 Calorie IPA / Lake Of Bays Brewing Co. / Ontario

Specialty IPA

Gold / In Another Castle / Analog Brewing Company / Alberta

Silver / Hotdogger Cold IPA / Coast Mountain Brewing / British Columbia

Bronze / Pomelo IPA / Bishop’s Arches / Quebec

Historic/Regional Beers

Gold / Range Life / The Establishment Brewing Company / Alberta

Silver / Rice Lager / Burdock Brewery / Ontario

Bronze / Steam Beer / Sooke Brewing Co. / British Columbia

New England Style Pale Ale

Gold / Waves / Kilter Brewing Co. / Manitoba

Silver / Cosmic Celebration / Pile O’ Bones Brewing / Saskatchewan

Bronze / The Wolf / Sea Change Brewing Co. / Alberta

Canadian Evergreen Beer

Gold / T.W.S. Sitka Spruce Tip Brut IPA / Rusted Rake Brewing Co. / British Columbia

Silver / Shirley It’s Christmas / Milezerobrewing / British Columbia

Bronze / Happy Little Trees / Troubled Monk / Alberta

Here are the winner statistics by province, with comparison to last year’s numbers:

Alberta:  32 (number in 2023 = 40)

British Columbia = 48 (number in 2023 = 51)

Manitoba = 10 (number in 2023 = 5)

New Brunswick = 7 (number in 2023 = 8)

Newfoundland and Labrador = 2 (number in 2023 = 5)

Northwest Territories = 1 (number in 2023 = 0)

Nova Scotia = 12 (number in 2023 = 12)

Ontario = 48 (number in 2023 = 39)

Prince Edward Island = 4 (number in 2023 = 2)

Quebec = 14 (number in 2023 = 27)

Saskatchewan = 5 (number in 2023 = 2)

Unlike last year, there were no honorable mentions, so that even though the number of categories went up by 2, and thus the number of medalists went up by 6, the overall awards tally dropped to 183 compared to last year’s 191.  Still, it’s nice to see a % uptick for Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan, as well as a new addition to the list from the Northwest Territories, at least compared to last year.  As well, however, some provinces took a hit, namely Quebec and Alberta.  It’s still no surprise that British Columbia and Ontario still hold the top two spots, although it’s interesting that they tied for first place in overall medal count this year.  

So, closing in the same spirit like last year, this makes for another 183 craft beers that 3CM the loser will never live long enough to sample 🙂 .  To compound self’s loserness, tonight’s featured beer chez 3CM isn’t even Canadian 😉 .  Instead, it’s a Boulevard Single Wide IPA, your standard garden variety IPA, but a good one for sure.  Boulevard is based in KC, MO, of course; thus, the mention of the meta disconnect in the picture caption at the top 🙂 .

With that, time to turn it over to you folks.  What are you sipping tonight?  Anyone brewing their own?  Inquiring minds, and all that….


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