Posted November 11, 2017

Winners at the Royal Craft Beer & Cider Awards 2017

Toronto – Winners have been announced for the annual Craft Beer & Cider Awards hosted at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto on Friday November 10, 2017.

Best Fall Festival-style Beer
Gold: 555 Brewing Pale Ale
Silver: Shawn & Ed Brewing OktoberShed
Bronze: Cowbell Brewing Shindig Lager

Best Malt Forward Beer
Gold: Spearhead Brewing Moroccan Brown Ale
Silver: Arch Brewing Old Homestead Alt
Bronze: Muskoka Brewery Cream Ale

Best Hop Forward Beer
Gold: Spearhead Brewing Hawaiian-style Pale Ale
Silver: Great Lakes Brewery Karma Citra IPA
Bronze:  Cowbell Brewing Doc Purdue’s Bobcat Red Ale

Best Saison
Gold: Barley Days Brett Saison

Best Dark Beer
Gold: 555 Brewing Long Black IPA
Silver: Arch Brewing Flip Flop Porter
Bronze: BATCH Schwarzbier

Best Collaboration Beer
Gold: 555 Brewing+ Barley Days Brewery Big Mike’s Bock
Silver: Big Rock Brewery Unity Brew

Best Pumpkin or Spice Beer
Gold: Grand River Brewing High Baller Pumpkin Ale
Silver: Boshkung Brewing 12 Mile Pumpkin Ale
Bronze: Big Rock Brewery Winter Spicee

Best Beer with Ontario Malted Barley
Gold: Muskoka Harvest Ale
Silver: Not awarded
Bronze: Not awarded

Best Dry Cider
Gold: Thornbury Premium Cider
Silver: Ernest Dry Cider
Bronze: Heritage Estate Dragon’s Gold

Best Semi-Sweet Cider
Gold: Heritage Estate Eden’s Apple
Silver: Pommies Cider

Best Cider with Fruit
Gold: Thornbury Premium Cider
Silver: Ernest Rubee Ontario Craberry and Cherry Cider
Bronze: Shiny Apple Cider Pinot Noir & Apple

Best Best Barrel-aged Sour, Hopped or Other Cider
Gold: Heritage Estate Heirloom Cider
Silver: Thornbury Spiced Apple Cider
Bronze: Shiny Bootleg Spiced Whiskey Cider

Best Perry
Silver: Pommies Perry
Bronze: Windswept Old Orchard Perry

Best In Show – Beer

Spearhead Brewing Moroccan Brown Ale

Best in Show – Cider

Heritage Estate Heirloom Cider

Royal’s Best

Thornbury Cranberry Cider


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