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Thanks to all who participated in the VanBrewers Awards 2021: A Canadian National BOTY Qualifier.

There were 50 entries judged and 32 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stCory DayLiechtbier Of Justice 5A: German Leichtbier
2ndJosh WrightBobbie'z Big Belgian Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleVanBrewers
3rdChad KlingMaibock, Maibock He’s Got A Knife4C: Helles BockVanBrewers
4thGraham BallantyneFarm-Fresh Raspberry Sour29A: Fruit BeerVanBrewers

National Brewer of the Year Qualifiers (19 Participating Brewers)

1stCory Day2119.02
2ndAndrew Swanton1116.01 VanBrewers
3rdChad Kling1025.01 VanBrewers
Graham Ballantyne1105.01 VanBrewers

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: Bitter German Bier (6 entries)

1stCory DayLiechtbier Of Justice 5A: German Leichtbier
2ndGraham BallantyneKolsch5B: KolschVanBrewers
3rdAndrew SwantonThe Heights Pils5D: German PilsVanBrewers

Table 2: Misc. Lager (7 entries)

1stChad KlingMaibock, Maibock He’s Got A Knife4C: Helles BockVanBrewers
2ndAri GiligsonThe Pilsner Formerly Known As Prince3B: Czech Premium Pale LagerVanBrewers
3rdCory DayThe Mamba2B: International Amber Lager

Table 3: Stout and Strong Ale (5 entries)

1stCory Day67% Of The Time It Works Every Time. 16C: Tropical Stout
2ndCory DaySuperbeer22C: American Barleywine
3rdChad KlingBig Black Furry Creature From Mars20C: Imperial StoutVanBrewers

Table 4: Bitter and Mild (4 entries)

1stAndrew SwantonBurnaby Ordinary Bitter11A: Ordinary BitterVanBrewers
2ndAndrew SwantonThe Heights Dark Mild13A: Dark MildVanBrewers

Table 5: Pale and IPA (7 entries)

1stMatt BarberHazed And Confused21B7: New England IPA Fraser Valley Fermentalists
2ndEric Van Der NetPc Julius 21B7: New England IPA
3rdChad KlingResounding Echoes 18B: American Pale AleVanBrewers

Table 6: Belgian Ale (7 entries)

1stJosh WrightBobbie'z Big Belgian Quad26D: Belgian Dark Strong AleVanBrewers
2ndJason FullerQuiet Light25B: Saison VanBrewers
3rdJason FullerTable d'Or26A: Trappist SingleVanBrewers

Table 7: Sour and Wild Ale (7 entries)

1stJeff Tichbourne
Co-Brewer: David Haywood
Happy Little Accident28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer VanBrewers
2ndAri GiligsonOld Crone23E: GueuzeVanBrewers
3rdHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Requiem For J 28C: Wild Specialty Beer VanBrewers
HMJeff Tichbourne
Co-Brewer: David Haywood
Raspberry Something Something23F: Fruit Lambic VanBrewers

Table 8: Fruit and Spice (7 entries)

1stGraham BallantyneFarm-Fresh Raspberry Sour29A: Fruit Beer VanBrewers
2ndHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Cranberry Sour 29A: Fruit Beer VanBrewers
3rdHelio Lambais
Co-Brewer: Claudia Cunha
Purple (b)rain 30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer VanBrewers