Golden Tap Awards 2013 Winners Announced


TORONTO, ON – The winners of the 2013 Golden Tap Awards – representing the best in beer and brewing in Ontario – were announced last night at beerbistro in Toronto. This annual awards event is overseen and organized by Cass Enright, founder of The Bar Towel, a website and forum dedicated to covering and promoting the Ontario craft brewing scene.

The winners, as selected by online voting by the general beer-drinking public, were as follows:

  • Best Microbrewery in Ontario – Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company, Vankleek Hill
  • Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario – Great Lakes Brewery, Toronto
  • Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario – Bar Hop, Toronto
  • Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario – Bar Volo, Toronto
  • Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario – Bar Volo, Toronto
  • Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario – Bellwoods Brewery, Toronto
  • Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario – Muskoka Mad Tom IPA, Bracebridge
  • Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario – Kensington Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat, Toronto
  • Best Cask Ale in Ontario – Granite Hopping Mad, Toronto
  • Best Beer of the Festival (based on votes at the event) – Amsterdam Space Invader APA

Five Editor’s Circle awards were also handed out, recognizing significant achievements in the Ontario beer industry, as determined by Enright and a panel of Bar Towel members and associates:

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