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June 06, 2015 23:59 ET

13th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwired - June 06, 2015) - The 13th annual Canadian Brewing Awards and 4th annual Canadian Brewers Conference culminated Saturday, June 6 at the Crowne Plaza Fallsview in Niagara Falls, ON with nearly 1,300 beer and cider entries.

Awards were presented in 41 beer categories from 1,234 entries by 195 Canadian brewers. Cider entries totalled 41 spanning 4 categories from 22 cider makers in its inaugural year.

Awards of gold, silver or bronze were presented to the top three scoring beers and ciders in each category. Judging was conducted in Toronto over a five-day period by more than 50 BJCP and WJC-certified judges in a blind controlled tasting.

The 2-day conference hosted featured guest speakers, nightly social events, and a record-size exhibit trade floor housing almost 40 industry suppliers.

The CBAs again recognized one brewery for outstanding achievement awarding 2015 Brewery of the Year to Four Winds Brewing Co. from Delta, BC.

The highest-scoring single beer earning 2015 Beer of the Year was Scona Gold Kolsch by Alley Kat Brewing Co. from Edmonton, AB.

The Canadian Brewing Awards and Canadian Brewers Conference are owned and operated by TAPS Media, publishers of Canada's only national beer magazine.

A full list of winners and categories can be found at

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