Winners Announced for 2019 Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards

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HALIFAX — The winners of the sixth-annual Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards were recently announced during an awards ceremony at HopYard Halifax.

The ceremony honoured some of the best craft breweries the Maritimes has to offer. For this year’s instalment, 56 breweries submitted a total of 400 beers and ciders for the competition, which was blind tasted by a panel of 31 Beer Judge Certification Program-certified judges and beer-industry professionals.

The 2019 winners include: 

  • Brewery of the Year
    Bogside Brewing (Montague, P.E.I.)
  • New Brewery of the Year
    Bogside Brewing (Montague, P.E.I.), with an honourable mention to Landwash Brewery (Mount Pearl, N.L.)
  • Cider House of the Year (tie)
    No Boats On Sunday (Truro, N.S.) and Gagetown Distilling and Cidery (Gagetown, N.B.)
  • New Cider House of the Year
    Red Island Cider (Charlottetown)
  • Beer of the Year
    Gold: Small Batch Rauchbier – Moosehead
  • Cider of the Year
    Hopped Cider – Gagetown Distilling and Cidery (Gagetown, N.B.)

Gold, Silver and Bronze were also awarded across 15 categories, with Gold winners including:

  • North American & European Style Lager
    Gold: Spindrift Brewing – Beaufort 10
  • North American Style Specialty Ale
    Gold: Tatamagouche Brewing Co. – Giantess Barleywine
  • Pale Ale
    Gold: Graystone Brewing – Patagonia Pale Ale
  • Stout/Porter
    Gold: Spindrift Brewing – Neat
  • India Pale Ale
    Gold: Copper Bottom Brewing – Parkman Ave
  • Experimental Beer
    Gold: Moosehead Breweries – Small Batch Rauchbier
  • Sour Beer
    Gold: Landwash Brewery – Brackish
  • Standard Cider and Perry
    Gold: No Boats on Sunday – Original Cider
  • Specialty Cider and Perry
    Gold: Gagetown Distilling and Cidery – Hopped Cider

A complete list of 2019 winners is available at acbeerblog.ca.

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