Craft Beer Awards 2015 Winner: Stout

Another trio of champions from our inaugural competition.

May 21, 2015

Find all the shades of the night in this family of pitch-black ales derived from roasted grains. Guinness, the best known, is categorized as a dry stout, with its lighter body and taste; oatmeal stouts, meanwhile, have more body and richer dark-chocolate notes. Their coffeelike flavours make them a solid companion to a range of desserts.

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GOLD:

Mission Springs Fat Guy Oatmeal Stout

(Mission)

The name isn’t promising, but the flavour manages to mix forest floor and Fisherman’s Friend—and that’s a good thing!

 

SILVER:

Bridge Brewing All Out Stout

(North Vancouver)

A local take on Guinness, with hints of dark fruits, nuts, and dark chocolate.

 

BRONZE:

Firehall Brewery Holy Smoke Stout

(Oliver)

One of a number of smoky winners, this rauchbier has a judicious restraint to its smoulder.

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