Posted February 20, 2014

Winners announced for 2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition

gohcbc2014Niagara Falls, ON – Competition results were today announced for the 2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls were announced today.

The competition pairs together commercial hop producers in Ontario with Ontario craft brewers and students in their last year of Niagara College’s Brewermaster Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management together to create a predetermined style of beer – an American-style Brown Ale for 2014.

“All brewers and hop growers are to be congratulated as the judges were impressed by the improvement in beer and hop quality this year. Many attendees were overheard discussing the quality of the Ontario grown hops showcased during the hop rub,” said competition organizers. “No beer faults were detected by the judges and they stated several beers were worthy of being commercially marketed.”


1st Place: The Blue Elephant (Simcoe) & Carolinian Hop Yard (Norfolk County)
2nd Place: Get Well Brewing (Toronto) & Nation Hops (Bernardin)
3rd Place: The Olde Stone Brewing Company (Peterborough) & Slow Acres Organics (Peterborough)


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