2018 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 27 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 Parallel 49 Brewing – Craft Lager Ribstone Creek Brewery – Ribstone Creek Lager Red Truck Beer Company – Road Trip Classic Lager
PILSNER Warsteiner – Warsteiner Premium Pilsner Warsteiner – Warsteiner Double Hopped Founders Brewing Co – PC Pils
AMBER/DARK LAGER/BOCK Cerveceria Minerva – Minerva Viena Trolley 5 Brewpub – Conductor Lager Goat Locker Brewing Company – Goat Locker Fainting Bock Lager
LIGHT/AMBER HYBRID BEER Mt Begbie Brewing Co – High Country Kolsch Wild Rose Brewery – Electric Avenue Good Mood Brewery – Good Mood Cream Ale
UK ALES Caravel Craft Brewery – Dead Ahead Irish Red Bomber Brewing – Bomber ESB Blindman Brewing – Perepllut Barley Wine
AMERICAN ALES Blindman Brewing – New England-style Pale Ale Origin Malting & Brewing – Last Post Brown Ale Red Bison Brewery – Spur Line Hoppy Brown Ale
PORTERS Collective Arts Brewing – Stranger Than Fiction Porter Blindman Brewing – Triphammer Robust Porter Harvistoun – Old Engine Oil
STOUTS Black Bridge Brewery – Milk Stout Snake Lake Brewing Company – Commodore Stout Red Bison Brewery – Alta Mira Stout
IPAs Last Best Brewing & Distilling – Tokyo Drift Russell Brewing Company – Russell East Coast IPA Stanley Park Brewing – Trail Hopper IPA
WHEAT/WIT/RYE Caravel Craft Brewery – Hazy Horizon Hefeweizen Wild Rose Brewery – Velvet Fog Fitzsimmons Brewing Company – Eastlake Amber
BELGIAN STYLE ALES Lindemans – Lindemans Kriek Cuvee Rene Freehold Brewing Co. – Lacy Saisy Saison Troubled Monk Brewery – Corvus
CIDER/PERRY BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. – Broken Ladder Apples & Hops Uncommon Cider – Great Northern Wild BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. – Broken Ladder Pears & Peaches
SPECIALTY BEERS Belching Beaver Brewery – Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout Tofino Brewing – Kelp Stout Outcast Brewing – Rumplestoutskin
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Outcast Brewing – Rumplestoutskin Four Winds Brewing – Nectarous Yellow Dog Brewing Co. – High Five Hazy IPA
FRUIT BEERS Bomber Brewing – Bomber Park Life Cannery Brewing – Thornless Howe Sound – Super Jupiter Mango ISA
BEST FRIDAY CASK Caravel Craft Brewery- Mystery Cask Prairie Dog Brewing – First Prairie Dog of Spring Blindman Brewing – NEPA w/ Raspberries
BEST SATURDAY CASK Blindman Brewing – New England Style Pale Ale & Raspberry Coulee Brew Co – Belly River Bourbon Barrell Brown Railyard Brewing – Chocolate Vanilla Milk Stout

REGIONAL AWARDS

 

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BEST OF ALBERTA Blindman Brewing – New England-style Pale Ale Origin Malting & Brewing – Last Post Brown Ale Outcast Brewing – Rumplestoutskin
BEST OF CANADA Blindman Brewing – New England-style Pale Ale Tofino Brewing – Kelp Stout Origin Malting & Brewing – Last Post Brown Ale
BEST OF U.S.A. Belching Beaver Brewery – Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout Coronado Brewing – Mermaid Red Ale Saugatuck Brewing Co. – Bonfire Brown
BEST OF THE REST OF THE WORLD Lindemans – Lindemans Kriek Cuvee Rene Cerveceria Minerva – Minerva Viena Warsteiner – Warsteiner Premium Pilsner
BEST IN SHOW Belching Beaver Brewery – Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout Blindman Brewing – New England-style Pale Ale Tofino Brewing – Kelp Stout

2018 ABF PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

 

The ABF 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 of our events!

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Calgary International Beerfest 2018
BREWERY Cold Garden Beverage Co. Fat Unicorn Brewery Freehold Brewing
RESTAURANT Blanco Cantina Pza Parlour Sho Sushi