Label of the Year – 1982 to Present


Nomination Year – Brand Name & Brewery – Presentation Year – Convention City & Province

1982 – Moosehead Export Ale – Moosehead Breweries Ltd. – 1983 – London, Ontario/Detroit, Michigan

Moosehead Export Ale1983 – Northern Superior Lager  – Northern Breweries Ltd. – 1984 – Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Superior Lager1984 – Oland Schooner Beer – Oland’s Breweries Ltd. (A Division of Labatt) – 1985 –  Kingston, Ontario

Oland Schooner1985 – Cinci Cream Lager – Carling O’Keefe Ltd. – 1986 –  Montreal, Quebec

Cinci Cream Lager1986 – Labatt’s Crystal Lager – Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. – 1987 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Labatt Crystal_19861987 – Grizzly Beer – Amstel Brewery Canada Ltd. – 1988 – Hamilton, Ontario

Grizzly Beer1988 – Kuntz Old German Lager – Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. – 1989 – London/Stratford, Ontario

Labatt Kuntz's German Style Lager1989 – Niagara Trapper Lager – Niagara Falls Brewing Co. – 1990 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Niagara_Trapper1990 – Formosa Springs Cold Filtered Draft Beer – Algonquin Brewing Co. – 1991- Montreal, Quebec

Formosa Springs_CF Draft1991 – Upper Canada Colonial Stout – Upper Canada Brewing Co. – 1992 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

UC_Colonial Stout1992 – Hart Amber Ale – Hart Breweries Ltd. – 1993 – Ottawa, Ontario

Hart Amber Ale1993 – Arctic Wolf Beer – Sleeman Brewing Co. Ltd. – 1994 – Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Sleeman_Arctic Wolf1994 – Labatt 50 Ale D-Day Commemorative  – Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. -1995 – Guelph, Ontario

Labatt 50_D-Day1995 – Winter Brew Strong Lager – Upper Canada Brewing Co. – 1996 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

UC_Winter Brew1996 – Peaches ’n Cream Fruit Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing Co. – 1997 – Welland, Ontario

Tin Whistle_Peaches 'n Cream1997 – Prairie Steam Ale – Brews Brothers – 1998 – Edmonton, Alberta

BB_Prairie Steam Ale_120ppi1998 – Chinook Pale Ale – Big Rock Brewery Ltd. – 1999 – Hull, Quebec

Chinook Pale Ale1999 – Yukon Gold Golden Ale – Yukon Brewing Co. – 2000 – Regina, Saskatchewan

Yukon Gold2000 – Éphémère Bière – Unibroue Inc. – 2001 – Toronto, Ontario

Ephemere2001 – Catfish Cream Ale – Agassiz Brewing Co. – 2002 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Catfish Cream Ale2002 – Lead Dog Ale – Yukon Brewing Co. – 2003 – Calgary, Alberta

Yukon_Lead Dog2003 – White Bison Smooth Pale Ale – Mano’s Grill & Brewhouse – 2004 – London, Ontario

Mano's White Bison SPA2004 – Two Rivers Red Beer – Fort Garry Brewing Co. – 2005 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Two Rivers Red2005 – Niagara’s Best Blonde Premium Ale – Niagara’s Best Beer Ltd. – 2006 – Toronto, Ontario

Niagara's Best_Blonde2006 – Boswell Bière Brune – Brasserie Breughel – 2007 – Fernie, British Columbia

Boswell2007 – 606 India Pale Ale – Paddock Wood Brewing Co. – 2008 – Kingston, Ontario

Paddock Wood_606 IPA2008 – Bombshell Blonde Ale – Mission Springs Brewing Co. – 2009 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bombshell Blonde Ale2009 – May Bock – Barley Days Brewery – 2010 – Kitchener – Waterloo, Ontario

Barley Days_May Bock2010 – Olde Sailor’s I.P.A. – Mission Springs Brewing Co. – 2011 – Victoria, British Columbia

Olde Sailor's2011 – Trainwreck Barley Wine – Phillips Brewing Co. – 2012 – Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

2012  – Royal George Brown Ale – Barley Days Brewery –  2013 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

george22013 – Stoney Lake Craft Ale – Publican House Brewery – 2014 – Kingston, Ontario

Stoney Lake 400.jpeg2014 – Distillery Ale – Mill Street Brewery – 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Distillery Ale - 400 - 3The Collectors of Canadian Brewery Advertising, Canada’s national organization for collectors of brewery memorabilia, yesterday announced Distillery Ale, brewed by Mill Street Brewery, Toronto, Ontario, as winner of the 2014 “Label of the Year” award.  The announcement was made at the Holiday Inn Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, during the 36th annual Collectors of Canadian Brewery Advertising convention. 

The award recognizes achievement in beer label design.

Presented yearly since 1983, the “Label of the Year” award is chosen by Collectors of Canadian Brewery Advertising members across Canada and the United States.

Mill Street was presented with a handsome wooden plaque.

Distillery Ale was brewed to commemorate the 2013 opening of a copper still and the introduction of Mill Street Bierschnaps at the Mill Street Brew Pub in Toronto’s historic Distillery District.  The Distillery District incorporates the site of the famed Gooderham & Worts Distillery which operated continuously for 153 years until its closure in 1990.  The colourful Distillery Ale label features a factory scene of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery circa 1875.  The Distillery Ale label was designed by Walter Leipurts of the Toronto-based design firm, WL Design.


2015 – Ridin’ Shotgun Belgian Blonde Ale – Red Truck Beer Company – 2016 – Toronto, Ontario

Ridin" Shotgun Belgian Blonde Ale