Posted August 28, 2017

Call for Entry: Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition 2018

Niagara Falls – The Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition (GOHCBC) has opened registration for its sixth annual event.

The 2018 beer style is a Black IPA.

Updates for 2018:

Brewers may only submit one entry, teamed with no more than two Hop growers. Hop growers may not be part of more than two entries.

Entry into the competition is $25.00 CDN to be paid with the registration.

The Hop grower must have more than 400 hop plants or ½ acre in production with the intent to sell for use in commercially available beer.

Entries must be in six bottles. Bottles may be of any size or colour as long as they DO NOT identify the entrant (e.g. no unique raised lettering, bottle design, graphics or colour). Each bottle must be affixed with a competition entry label. Neither cans nor Swing-top or corked bottles are allowed. Crowns can be any colour as long as they DO NOT identify the entrant. Obliterate any lettering or graphics on the crown with a permanent marker. Failure to meet these requirements will result in disqualification. Beer and bottles will not be returned.

The GOHCBC will not be held responsible for missing entries. If you have not received confirmation that your entry has been received, contact us immediately.

About the Competition

After more than a century, hops have been making a comeback in Ontario agriculture. In 2013, the first annual Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition (GOHCBC) brought Ontario hop producers and the Ontario brewing industry together to:

  • Encourage commerce and collaboration between hop growers and brewers,
  • Introduce new brewers to Ontario’s hop-growing community,
  • Promote the use of Ontario-grown hops.

Who is Eligible? 

The GOHCBC is intended for commercial Ontario breweries, students in their graduating year of accredited Ontario Brewmaster courses and Ontario hop producers. To qualify, the brewer must represent a brewery that sells the beer it produces, either on-premises or through a distributor <or> be enrolled in their graduating year of an accredited Ontario Brewmaster course.

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