Beer Olympics:Award-Winning Canadian Beer

It has been nearly a week since the official close of the 2014 Sochi Winter olympics in Russia, and if you’re going through serious withdrawal like me, then I have the perfect solution! I’ve compiled a list of award-winning Canadian craft beer from 2013 from some of my favourite style categories. Beer festivals from all over North America are getting ready for spring/summer so get ready to check out these award winners before going out to try some of the 2014 award winners.

Photo credit, Mt. Begbie website

Photo credit, Mt. Begbie website

Light Hybrid Beer: If you like a refreshing light beer with citrus undertones, try…

Silver-High Country Kolsch, Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. (Light Hybrid at the Calgary International Beer Fest)

Photo credit: Propeller Brewery website

Photo credit: Propeller Brewery website

Boheman Style Pilsner: If you like a pilsner with a touch of sweetness and a refreshing bitter finish try…

Silver-Propeller Pilsner, Propeller Brewery, Nova Scotia (Bohemian Style Pilsner at the Canadian Brewing Awards  in Fredericton, NB)

Photo credit: OK Spring website

Photo credit: OK Spring website

Lager: If you like a clear golden lager with balanced bitterness and malt try…

Gold-Okanagan spring 1516, Okanagan Spring Brewery, B.C. (North American style premium lager at the Canadian Beer Awards in Fredericton, NB)

Kellerbier: If you like a light crisp brew with hits of apple and a floral nose try…

Silver-Central City Kellerbier, Central City Brewing, B.C. (Kellerbier at the Canadian Brewing Awards, Victoria, B.C.)

Wheat/Wit/Rye: If you like a beer with complex spice and fruit notes try…

Bronze-Belgian Wit, Mill Street Brewery, Ontario (Belgian Wit at the Calgary International Beer Fest)

American Ale: If you like a dry beer with complex citrus and bitter notes try…

Gold-Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale, Parallel 49 Brewery, B.C. (American Ale at the Calgary International Beer Fest)

Photo credit: Central City website

Photo credit: Central City website

North American Style Amber/Red Ale:If you like a beer with balanced caramel and coffee notes try…

Gold-Red Racer ESB, Central City Brewing, B.C.  (ESB at the Canadian Beer Awards in Fredericton, NB)

Photo credit: Big Rock website

Photo credit: Big Rock website

Domestic Ale: If you like a beer with warm vanilla, toffee and hits of oak try…

Gold-Scottish Heavy – Big Rock Brewery, Alberta (Domestic Ale at the Calgary International Beer Fest)

 UK Ales: If you like a beer with toasted notes and subtle bitterness try…

Bronze-Pumphouse SOB, Pumphouse Brewery, New Brunswick (UK Ales at the Calgary International Beer Fest)

Photo credit: Pumphouse Brewery website

Photo credit: Pumphouse Brewery website

Fruit Beer: If you like a beer with crisp, peppery blueberry notes try…

Bronze-Pumphouse Blueberry Ale, Pumphouse Brewery, New Brunswick (Fruit Beer at the Canadian Brewing Awards  in Fredericton, NB)

North American IPA: If you like a beer with medium citrus hops and tropical fruit characteristics try…

Silver-Flying Monkeys Smashbomb, Flying Monkeys Brewery, Ontario (North American IPA at the Ontario Brewing Awards)

Imperial India Pale Ale: If you like a strong beer with pine hops, bready but sweet malt try…

Gold-Imperial IPA, Central City Brewing, B.C.  (Imperial IPA at the Canadian Beer Awards in Fredericton, NB)

Photo credit:Amsterdam Brewery website

Photo credit:Amsterdam Brewery website

Bock: If you like a strong beer with hits of dried fruit notes try…

Silver-Amsterdam Spring Bock, Amsterdam brewery, Ontario (Traditional German Style Bock at the Canadian Beer Awards in Fredericton, NB)

Porter: If you like a rich, strong beer with hints of coffee and dark chocolate notes try…

Gold-Pothole Porter, Half Pints Brewing Co., Manitoba (Strong Baltic Porter at the Canadian Beer Awards in Fredericton, NB)

Enjoy these brews and go on our during beer fest season to pick out your own award-winning beers. These will be sure to cure your blues from missing this years winter olympics.

Cheers!

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