Canadian Breweries Take Home U.S. Open Beer Championship Awards


OXFORD, Ohio — Canadian breweries in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta have been named among the top winners at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship awards.

Guelph, Ont.-based Wellington Brewing took home the top award for its Special Pale Ale, while Alberta’s Partake Brewing earned a silver medal for its non-alcoholic Partake Brewing Pale Ale. B.C’s Hill Street Beverage won the bronze medal in the same category for its MADD Virgin Craft Brewed Lager.

In total, eleven Canadian breweries were awarded 15 medals from an international group of beers in more than 110 style categories.

The full list of Canadian winners includes:
English Pale Ale
Gold — Special Pale Ale, Wellington Brewing (Ont.)
Gold — Beer 101 Bitter, Niagara College (Ont.)
Brown Porters
Gold — Clifford Porter, Clifford Brewing (Ont.)
Foreign Stout
Bronze — Foreign Exchange Stout, The Exchange Brewery (Ont.)
Oatmeal Stout
Silver — Skinny Dipping Stout, Sawdust City Brewing (Ont.)
Old Ale
Gold — Beer 101 Strong, Niagara College (Ont.)
German Hefeweizen
Silver — Hefeweizen, The Exchange Brewery (Ont.)
Berliner-Style Weisse
Bronze — Peach Uber, Nickel Brook Brewing (Ont.)
American Light
Bronze — 3 Speed, Amsterdam Brewing (Ont.)
American Lager/Pilsener
Silver — Captain’s Log Lager, Cameron’s Brewing (Ont.)
American Cream Ale
Silver — Cream Ale, Anderson Craft Beer (Ont.)
Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Bronze — Kentucky Bastard, Nickel Brook Brewing (Ont.)
Gluten-Free Beer
Silver — Gluten-Free Saison, The Exchange Brewery (Ont.)
Silver — Partake Brewing Pale Ale, Partake Brewing (Alta.)
Bronze — MADD Virgin Craft Brewed Lager, Hill Street Beverage (B.C.)

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