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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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 9th edition of the annual Golden Tap Awards (GTAs). Enright confirmed that the popular awards event will take place on Saturday August 27st at Toronto's beerbistro with plans to make it bigger and better than years past.

This will mark the seventh 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.

Online voting is now open to the general public, who can place votes in a number of categories to recognize the best in Ontario brewing. The final day to get your vote in has been set at August 21st, so don't delay, vote today.

Enright w/ past Editor's Circle winner, Speaker Steve Peters
As in past years (2007/08/09/10), 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 ninth 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 cask awards are presented in partnership with CASK! Visit them at

Here are last years winners:
Best Microbrewery in Ontario: Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario: Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario: C'est What
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario: Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario: Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!): Bar Volo
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario: Beau's Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario: Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!): Granite Hopping Mad
Editor's Circle Award: Great Lakes Caskapalooza
Editor's Circle Award: Drinkvine
Editor's Circle Award: Milos Kral & Chancey Smith's (now Gambrinus)
Editor's Circle Award: Brian Morin & beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival: Church Key Black IPA

**Past winners**

1 comment:

Beers said...

sounds like great event for beer lovers

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