Winners Announced for Ontario Brewing Awards 2020

TORONTO, ON – The winners of the 2020 Ontario Brewing Awards (OBAs) were announced this past weekend with an online event hosted by beer writers Robin LeBlanc and Jordan St. John.

The OBAs are open to entries all independent Ontario breweries, with the beers evaluated in 34 categories by a panel of BJCP-certified judges.

The winners of the 2020 OBAs were as follows:

Standard American Beer
Gold: Beach One Cerveza | Wasaga Beach Brewing Company
Silver: Nickel City | Stack Brewing
Bronze: Ides of September 2020 – Nellie’s Cream Ale | Henderson Brewing Co

International Lager
Gold: Waterloo Dark | Waterloo Brewing
Silver: Guera | 46 North Brewing
Bronze: Vacation Voucher | Katalyst Brewing Company Inc.

Czech Lager
Gold: Bohemian Style Pilsner | Flora Hall Brewing
Silver: Steam Whistle Pilsner | Steam Whistle Brewing
Bronze: Legion Lager | Whitewater Brewing Co. LTD.

Pale Malty European Lager
Gold: Lincoln Lager | Bench Brewing Company
Silver: Marzen | Amsterdam Brewing
Bronze: Helles | Amsterdam Brewing

Pale Bitter European Beer
Gold: Rearview | Overflow Brewing Company
Silver: Bohemian Pilsner | Brock Street Brewing Company
Bronze: 626 Pils | Gateway City Brewery

Amber Malty European Lager
Gold: BEER 101 BOCK | Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Silver: Autumn | Anderson Craft Ales
Bronze: North Star Rauchbier | Gateway City Brewery

Amber Bitter European Beer
Gold: Impact | Stack Brewing
Silver: La Volpe | Indie Alehouse
Bronze: Sticke Alt | Amsterdam Brewing

Dark European Lager
Gold: German Dark Lager | Brock Street Brewing Company
Silver: Black Sail | Lock Street Brewing Company
Bronze: Dam Dark Lager | Thornbury Village Craft Brewery

German Wheat Beer
Gold: Beautiful Aurelia | Foundry Brewing
Silver: Haberdasher Hefeweizen | Muddy York Brewing Co.
Bronze: Hefeweizen | Kingsville Brewing Co

British Bitter
Gold: Atherley Pale Ale | Couchiching Craft Brewing Co.
Silver: Special Pale Ale | Wellington Brewery
Bronze: English Ordinary Bitter | Flora Hall Brewing

Pale Commonwealth Beer
Gold: Geronimo IPA | Walkerville Brewery
Silver: Golden boy | Indie Alehouse
Bronze: Golden Ale | Henderson Brewing Co

Brown British Beer
Gold: Clifford Porter | Clifford Brewing
Silver: 3 Threads Porter | Magnotta Brewery
Bronze: Riverhead Dark Mild | Riverhead Brewing Co.

Irish Beer
Gold: It’s a Stout | Kensington Brewing Company
Silver: Righteous Red | Kame & Kettle Beer Works
Bronze: Vimy Red Ale | Vimy Brewing Company

Dark British Beer
Gold: Riverhead Milk Stout | Riverhead Brewing Co.
Silver: Hazelnut Coffee Stout | Publican House Brewery
Bronze: Sons of Kent – Don’t Panic Oatmeal Stout | Sons Of Kent Brewing Co

Strong British Ale
Gold: Sons of Kent – Scotch Ale | Sons Of Kent Brewing Co
Silver: Beer 101 Strong | Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Bronze: Burning boat | Indie Alehouse

Pale American Ale
Gold: A Reason to Live | Whiskeyjack Beer Company
Silver: Pavilion Pale Ale | Muddy York Brewing Co.
Bronze: Bangkok Crosswalk | Overflow Brewing Company

Amber and Brown American Beer
Gold: Amber | Anderson Craft Ales
Silver: Abitibi Amber | Whiskeyjack Beer Company
Bronze: Lion’s Mane | Full Beard Brewing Co.

American Porter and Stout
Gold: Kremlin Russian Imperial Stout | Walkerville Brewery
Silver: Big Pour Stout | Jobsite Brewing Co. Limited
Bronze: Imperial Russian Stout | Wellington Brewery

Gold: IPA | New Limburg Brewing Co.
Silver: Expansion Sour IPA | Stack Brewing
Bronze: Instigator | Indie Alehouse

Strong American Ale
Gold: Metal Head | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Silver: Double Dry Hopped DIPA | Flora Hall Brewing
Bronze: Big Kahuna Imperial IPA | Spearhead Brewing Company

European Sour Ale
Gold: Rouge | Meuse Brewing Company Inc.
Silver: Mueuze | Meuse Brewing Company Inc.
Bronze: Ritual Madness | Indie Alehouse

Belgian Ale
Gold: Ta-Beer-Wit | Whiskeyjack Beer Company
Silver: Riverhead Belgian Wit | Riverhead Brewing Co.
Bronze: Ides of August 2020 – Chef Avtar’s Witbier | Henderson Brewing Co

Strong Belgian Ale
Gold: LaCloche | Stack Brewing
Silver: Beer 101 Saison | Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Bronze: Farmhouse Saison | Fenelon Falls Brewing Co

Trappist Ale
Gold: Tripel | New Limburg Brewing Co.
Silver: Ides of December 2019 – Wish Book | Henderson Brewing Co
Bronze: Rube Goldbeer | Henderson Brewing Co

Historical Beer
Gold: My Strange Uncles From Abroad | Thornbury Village Craft Brewery
Silver: The Bearded Prospector | Full Beard Brewing Co.
Bronze: not awarded

American Wild Ale
Gold: Puckered Up | Heritage Hops Brew Co
Silver: Twisted WhisKers Sour Series Strawberry Rhubarb Pie | Full Beard Brewing Co.
Bronze: Green Fields Sour Ale | Bench Brewing Company

Fruit Beer
Gold: Old Tomorrow Honey Ginger Shandy | United Craft
Silver: Raspberry Uber | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Bronze: Swiss Chocolate Raspberry Porter | Spearhead Brewing Company

Spiced Beer
Gold: Fully Laden Sloth Dark Chocolate and Coconut Stout | North Works Brewing Co
Silver: Vanilla Mocha Sloth Stout | North Works Brewing Co
Bronze: Kataclysm | Katalyst Brewing Company Inc.

Alternative Fermentables Beer
Gold: Jealous Mistress | Lock Street Brewing Company
Silver: 137 Rye Pale Ale | Gateway City Brewery
Bronze: not awarded

Smoked Beer
Gold: Campfire Rye | Boshkung Brewing Co
Silver: Welders Flash White Stout | Jobsite Brewing Co. Limited
Bronze: Smoked Honey | Royal City Brewing Co

Wood Beer
Gold: UVB-76 Maksim | Wellington Brewery
Silver: Amber Fortified | Bench Brewing Company
Bronze: Bâtiment Saison | Jobsite Brewing Co. Limited

Specialty Beer
Gold: String & Twirl | Quayle’s Brewery
Silver: Juicilicious Dry Hopped Sour | Market Brewing Company
Bronze: Braided Roads | Red Circle Brewing Co

New England IPA
Gold: Hazy Town | Amsterdam Brewing
Silver: Sons of Kent – Juice Box | Sons Of Kent Brewing Co
Bronze: Working Hard New England IPA | Muddy York Brewing Co.

Catharina Sour
Gold: Blood Moon | Whitewater Brewing Co. LTD.
Silver: Braided Roads (Mixed Berry) | Red Circle Brewing Co
Bronze: Wellington x Nickel Brook – Dry-Hopped Sour with Blueberry and Pear | Wellington Brewery

Best Of Show
Rouge | Meuse Brewing Company Inc.