2016 CIBA Winners
(Canadian International Beer Awards)

The Canadian International Beer Awards (formerly known as the Calgary International Beerfest Awards) is presented by Alberta Beer Festivals and awards Gold, Silver and Bronze in 30 unique categories. Each judging group is lead by a certified head judge, along with other experienced beer industry people and select media. The judging criteria follows BJCP (Beer Judging Certification Program) guidelines. The judging is conducted over the two days of the Calgary International Beerfest. The Canadian International Beer Awards will continue to be an annual competition that is held to the highest international standards of judging beer.

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LIGHT LAGER Innis & Gunn Brewing Company – Innis & Gunn Lager Anchor Brewing – California Lager Brewsters Brewing Company – Original Lager
PILSNER Phillips Brewing – Pilsner Stanley Park Brewing – Stanley Park Noble Pilsner Lagunitas – Czech Style Pils
AMBER/DARK LAGER/BOCK Ayinger Brewing – Ayinger Alt Dunkel District Brewing Company – Dog River Bavarian Dark Lager Something Brewing – Dark Side Schwarzbier
LIGHT/AMBER HYBRID BEER Fruh – Kolsch Scuttlebutt – Homeport Blonde Tofino Brewing Company – Blonde Ale
UK ALES McEwan’s Brewery – McEwan Scotch Ale Ribstone Creek Brewery – Rangeland Pale Ale Russell Brewing – Hop Therapy
AMERICAN ALES Troubled Monk Brewery – Open Road American Brown Ale Blindman Brewing – Blindman River Session Ale Troubled Monk Brewery – Pesky Pig Pale Ale
PORTERS Harvest Moon Brewing – Pigs Ass Porter Anchor Brewing – Anchor Porter Bench Creek Brewing – Black Spruce Porter
STOUTS Charles Wells Brewery – Imperial Russian Stout The Dandy Brewing Company – Dandy In The Underworld Brewsters Brewing Company – Imperial Stout
IPAs Bench Creek Brewing – White Raven IPA Category 12 Brewing – Disruption Black IPA Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks – Destiny IPA
GLUTEN FREE Fallentimer Meadery – Hopped Mead Glutenberg Brewing Company – Glutenberg White Ale Glutenberg Brewing Company – Glutenberg Red Ale
WHEAT/WIT/RYE Ayinger Brewing – Ayinger Ur Weiss Brauerei Fahr – Fahr Away Brewsters Brewing Company – Farmer’s Tan White Ale
BELGIAN/FRENCH ALE Verhaeghe Vichte – Duchess De Bourgogne Canuck Empire Brewing Co. – Sunrise to Sunset Saison Blindman Brewing – Saison Lacombe: Ete
CIDER/PERRY Honesty Box Cider – Honesty Box Apple Cider Rider Cider – Rider Cider Traditional Dry Apple Big Rock Brewery – Rock Creek Pear Cider
SPECIALTY BEERS Big Rock Brewery – Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks – Bean me up Espresso Stout Blindman Brewing – Kettle Sour #2
BELGIAN STRONG ALE/STRONG ALE Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Gulden Draak Yukon Brewing – Lead Dog Ale Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – Cuvee Du Chateau
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Gigantic Brewing – Kiss the Goat Steel & Oak – Dark Lager Blindman Brewing – Robust Porter
FRUIT BEERS Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – St-Louis Framboise Stiegl Brewing – Stiegl Radler
BEST FRIDAY CASK Blindman Brewing – Kettle Sour #2 Dry Hopped w. Mosaic Something Brewing – Brown Ale Dry Hopped w. Cascade Villiage Brewery – Helles w. Lavender and Blackberries
BEST SATURDAY CASK The Dandy Brewing Company – Raspberry Hibiscus Gose Brewsters Brewing Company – Pale Ale w. Earl Grey and Lemon Peel Blindman Brewing – Kettle Sour Brett Troix Dry Hopped

“BEST OF” AWARDS

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BEST OF ALBERTA Big Rock Brewery – Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Troubled Monk Brewery – Open Road American Brown Ale Bench Creek Brewing – White Raven IPA
BEST OF B.C. Phillips Brewing – Pilsner Stanley Park Brewing – Stanley Park Noble Pilsner Category 12 Brewing – Disruption Black IPA
BEST OF REST OF CANADA Yukon Brewing – Lead Dog Ale (Yukon) District Brewing Company – Dog River Bavarian Dark Lager (Sask.) Brasserie Les 2 Frères – Charles Henri Belgian White (Que.)
BEST OF U.S.A. Gigantic Brewing – Kiss the Goat Harvest Moon Brewing – Pigs Ass Porter Anchor Brewing – Anchor Porter
BEST OF BRITAIN Charles Wells Brewery – Imperial Russian Stout McEwan’s Brewery – McEwan Scotch Ale Innis & Gunn Brewing Company – Innis & Gunn Lager
BEST OF GERMANY Ayinger Brewing – Ayinger Ur Weiss Ayinger Brewing – Ayinger Alt Dunkel Fruh – Kolsch
BEST OF BELGIUM Verhaeghe Vichte – Duchess De Bourgogne Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Gulden Draak
BEST OF THE REST OF EUROPE Stiegl Brewing – Stiegl Radler (Austria) Zatec Brewing – Zatec Bright (Czech Republic) No winner
BEST OF THE REST OF THE WORLD Honesty Box Cider – Honesty Box Apple Cider (New Zealand) Singha Brewery- Singha Thai Beer (Thailand) Honesty Box Cider – Honesty Box Pear Cider (New Zealand)
BEST IN SHOW Charles Wells Brewery – Imperial Russian Stout Verhaeghe Vichte – Duchess De Bourgogne Phillips Brewing – Pilsner

METRO PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Metro People’s Choice Awards – The Metro People’s Choice Awards are presented by Alberta Beer Festivals. These awards are given to the top three breweries and food exhibitors as voted on by attendees. A vote for a specific beer from a brewery, or for the brewery itself, counts towards the total. These awards are handed out at all 5 of our events: the Calgary International Beerfest, the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, Calgary Oktoberfest, Edmonton Oktoberfest, and the Banff Craft Beer Festival.

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BREWERY Village Brewery – Calgary, Alberta Dandy Brewery – Calgary, Alberta Fat Unicorn – Plamondon, Alberta
RESTAURANT Craft Beer Market Wurst TIE – Big T’s BBQ and Smokehouse & Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse