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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Save the Date - Golden Tap Awards

Cass Enright, good friend and founder of Ontario's Premier Beer Resource, The Bar Towel, wants you to save the date for the 8th edition of the annual Golden Tap Awards (GTAs).  Enright confirmed that the popular awards event will take place on Saturday August 21st at Toronto's beerbistro with plans to make it bigger and better than years past.

This will mark the sixth year in a row that the GTA's have been held at beerbistro.  Last years event was a tremendous success, as there were lengthly line-ups just to get into the awards presentation with many Ontario brewing representatives in attendance.

As in past years (2007/08/09), the GTA's will again feature Editor's Circle awards which are determined by a select group of individuals.  These awards recognize outstanding achievements in the Ontario brewing industry and are separate from the main voting.

About the GTA's:
The Golden Tap Awards are a leading awards event recognizing the best craft beer achievements in Ontario.

Now in its eighth year, the Golden Tap Awards is a democratic awards event, with voting to take place online at Visitors to the web site can vote for any or all of the categories they wish, which include:

  • Best craft brewery in Ontario
  • Best cask-conditioned brewery in Ontario
  • Best pub in Ontario for draught beer selection
  • Best pub in Ontario for bottled beer selection
  • Best pub in Ontario for cask-conditioned ale
  • Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario
  • Best regularly-produced craft beer in Ontario
  • Best seasonal or specialty craft beer in Ontario
  • Best cask-conditioned ale in Ontario
The new cask awards are presented in partnership with CASK! Visit them at

**Past winners** (note 2009 winners are not posted - click here to view them)


Grimes said...

bigger AND better than past years?

wow! - can't wait!

Troy Burtch said...

Grimes - yes, bigger and better. There is something big shaping up, but I can't mention it yet. But it is very exciting.

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