Kootenay craft breweries capture medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards

A Canadian Brewing Award medal is a widely recognized symbol of Canadian brewing excellence.

Picture of Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company beer.

Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company came away from the Canadian Brewing Awards with two awards. — Photo courtesy Whitetooth Brewing Company Facebook page

The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer. Each year the Canadian Brewing Awards invites Canadian majority-owned breweries of all sizes to compete in a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned blind tasting determining the best beers in 55 style categories. A Canadian Brewing Award medal is a widely recognized symbol of Canadian brewing excellence.

In the Kootenays Golden's Whitetooth Brewing Company led the way with two awards, while Nelson Brewing Company and Cranbrook's Fisher Peak Brewing Company rounded out the awards with a single award each.

Here's a list of the awards won by Kootenay based breweries:

Gold — Category: 19 – Scotch Ale

Beer: Hellroaring Scottish ale
Brewery: Fisher Peak Brewing Company
Province: Cranbrook, British Columbia

Gold — Category: 25 – Imperial Stout

Beer: Truth, Dare, Consequence – Nordic Imperial Stout
Brewery: Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
Province: Golden, British Columbia

Silver — Category: 5 – German Style Kölsch

Beer: Harvest Moon Organic Hemp Ale
Brewery: Nelson Brewing Company
Province: Nelson, British Columbia

Bronze — Category: 34 – North American Style Blonde or Golden Ale

Beer: Whitetooth Session Ale
Brewery: Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd.
Province: Golden, British Columbia

Congratulations to all the brewery winners!

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