The awards were judged and awarded in 31 categories by a panel overseen by BJCP master judges Jason Foster and Owen Kirkaldy, based on 464 entries from 66 breweries.
Top awards in this year’s competition include:
Brewery of the Year
Gold – The Establishment Brewing Company
Silver – Eighty-Eighty Brewing
Bronze – Blindman Brewing
Best in Show
Gold – Medicine Hat Brewing Gentlemen’s Stout
Silver – Annex Ale Project Etceteras
Bronze – Eighty-Eight Brewing Skeleton Crew
New Brewery of the Year
Gold – Delta Brewstillery
Silver – Longroof Brewing
Bronze – The Pass Beer Co.
For the list of winners, see the Alberta Beer Awards website. Jason Foster has also provided some thoughts and analysis of the results on his blog OnBeer.org.
Source: Alberta Small Brewers Association