Posted March 16, 2016
Ontario Brewing Awards entries up 50% in 2016
Toronto – Ontario Brewing Awards (OBAs) beer entries increased by 50% in 2016, according to numbers released today by organizers. Participating brewers were up 65%.
600 beers were submitted to this year’s OBAs by 112 Ontario brewers.
“It seems like such a long time ago that we started the Ontario Brewing Awards. It was easy back then – ask for submissions, collect the beer and do the judging in one night. Wow! How things have changed,” says Roger Mittag, organizer. Judging begins this evening, March 16, and resumes March 23.
In 2015, the OBAs received 400 entries from 68 brewers, and 251 beers were submitted by 46 brewers in 2014.
By contrast, a total of 1235 beers were entered into the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards.