The GTAs are overseen by Cass Enright, founder of The Bar Towel, with winners selected by the general beer-drinking public via online voting. Several Editor’s Circle awards recognizing significant achievements in the Ontario beer industry were also handed out, as determined by Enright and a panel of Bar Towel members and associates.
The winners of the 2019 GTAs and OBAs are listed below.
GOLDEN TAP AWARDS 2019
Favourite Bar in Ontario: Bar Hop
Favourite Brewery Taproom or Brewpub in Ontario: Bellwoods Brewery
Favourite Food in Ontario: Indie Alehouse
Favourite Brewery Retail Store in Ontario: Bellwoods Brewery
Favourite New Brewery in Ontario: Black Lab Brewing
Favourite New Bar in Ontario: Function Bar
Favourite New Beer in Ontario: Black Lab Brewing Snoopy’s Revenge
Favourite Marketing in Ontario: Collective Arts Brewing
Favourite Beer Personality in Ontario: Dan Grant
Favourite Beer in Ontario: Great Lakes Brewery Octopus Wants to Fight!
Favourite Brewery in Ontario: Great Lakes Brewery
Brewmaster’s Choice: Left Field Brewery Greenwood IPA
Editor’s Circle Award: Greg Clow (Canadian Beer News)
Editor’s Circle Award: Ren Navarro (Beer. Diversity.)
Editor’s Circle Award: Joel Manning
ONTARIO BREWING AWARDS 2019
Standard American Beer
BRONZE: Gold | Big Rig Brewery
SILVER: Beach One Cerveza | Wasaga Beach Brewing Company
GOLD: Westcott Cream Ale | The Grove Brew House
BRONZE: Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer | Cool Beer Brewery
SILVER: Woodhouse Lager Beer | Woodhouse Brewing
GOLD: Against the Grain Helles Lager | High Park Brewery
BRONZE: Brock Street Bohemian Pilsner | Brock Street Brewing Company
SILVER: Starke | Amsterdam Brewing Company
GOLD: Riverside Pilsner | Saulter Street Brewery
Pale Malty European Lager
BRONZE: Brock Street Munich Lager | Brock Street Brewing Company
SILVER: Biergarten Blonde | Braumeister Brewing Company
GOLD: Gaslight Helles Lager | Muddy York Brewing Co.
Pale Bitter European Beer
BRONZE: No Nonsense | FRANK Brewing Co.
SILVER: Pub House Ale | Publican House Brewery
GOLD: Walkerville Purity Pilsener | Walkerville Brewery
Amber Malty European Lager
BRONZE: MY Bock Maibock | Muddy York Brewing Co.
SILVER: Beste Bock | Cameron’s Brewing Co.
GOLD: Ides of February – The Henderson Cup | Henderson Brewing Co.
Amber Bitter European Beer
BRONZE: Honest Lager | Walkerville Brewery
SILVER: Vienna | Red Circle Brewing Co
GOLD: Impact | Stack Brewing
Dark European Lager
BRONZE: Black Bear | Market Brewing Company
SILVER: Dingman Dark Lager | Herald Haus Brewing Co
GOLD: Black Opal Schwarzbier | Muddy York Brewing Co.
German Wheat Beer
BRONZE: Cameron’s Hefeweizen | Cameron’s Brewing Co.
SILVER: George The Ghost | The Grove Brew House
GOLD: Haberdasher Hefeweizen | Muddy York Brewing Co.
BRONZE: Special Pale Ale | Wellington Brewery
SILVER: Beer 101 Bitter | Niagara College Teaching Brewery
GOLD: Kingpost ESB | The Collingwood Brewery
Pale Commonwealth Beer
BRONZE: Walkerville Geronimo IPA | Walkerville Brewery
SILVER: White’s Bay IPA | The Collingwood Brewery
GOLD: Class V | Whitewater Brewing Co. LTD
Brown British Beer
BRONZE: Clifford Porter | Clifford Brewing Co.
SILVER: Grand River Brewing Mill Race Dark | Magnotta Brewery
GOLD: Downtown Brown | Amsterdam Brewing Company
BRONZE: Vimy Stout | Vimy Brewing Company
SILVER: Crooked Nose Stout | Cameron’s Brewing Co.
GOLD: Spark House | Lake Of Bays Brewing Co.
Dark British Beer
BRONZE: Get The Fork Out | Market Brewing Company
SILVER: Brock Street Chocolate Milk Stout | Brock Street Brewing Company
GOLD: Walkerville Easy Stout | Walkerville Brewery
Strong British Ale
BRONZE: The Flyer | Henderson Brewing Co.
SILVER: BEER 101 Strong | Niagara College Teaching Brewery
GOLD: Brock Street Scotch Ale | Brock Street Brewing Company
Pale American Ale
BRONZE: Absent Landlord, Country Kolsch | Cowbell Brewing Co
SILVER: Bangkok Crosswalk | Overflow Brewing Company
GOLD: Farmer’s Daughter | Whitewater Brewing Co. LTD
Amber and Brown American Beer
BRONZE: This One | Stray Dog Brewing Company
SILVER: Lion’s Mane | Full Beard Brewing Co.
GOLD: Henry’s Irish Ale | Publican House Brewery
American Porter and Stout
BRONZE: Ridge Rock Stout | Ridge Rock Brewing Company
SILVER: Nihilist | Little Beasts Brewing Company
GOLD: Walkerville Kremlin Russian Imperial Stout | Walkerville Brewery
BRONZE: Woodhouse IPA | Woodhouse Brewing
SILVER: Jurassic IPA | Cameron’s Brewing Co.
GOLD: Exhibition | Royal City Brewing Co.
Strong American Ale
BRONZE: Flight Plan | Lake Of Bays Brewing Co.
SILVER: Strange Aeons | Little Beasts Brewing Company
GOLD: Where The Buffalo Roam | Cameron’s Brewing Co.
European Sour Ale
BRONZE: Brown Derby | Henderson Brewing Co.
SILVER: Pinot Noir Wildwood | Bench Brewing Company
GOLD: Berliner Weisse with Apricot and Brett | Flora Hall Brewing
BRONZE: Stone Road | Bench Brewing Company
SILVER: Bobcaygeon Firefly Belgian White | Bobcaygeon Brewing Co
GOLD: Walkerville Brewery Waterfront Wit | Walkerville Brewery
Strong Belgian Ale
BRONZE: Honey Badger | Four Father’s Brewing
SILVER: La petite duchesse | Little Beasts Brewing Company
GOLD: Clean Slate | Bench Brewing Company
BRONZE: Rube Goldbeer | Henderson Brewing Co.
SILVER: Shacklands Tripel | Shacklands Brewing
GOLD: The Ugly | Henderson Brewing Co.
BRONZE: It Takes A Village | Four Father’s Brewing
SILVER: Ides of July | Henderson Brewing Co.
GOLD: Gose | Stonehooker Brewing Company
American Wild Ale
BRONZE: Collective Unconscious (Raspberry) | Rorschach Brewing Co.
SILVER: Appellation No. 4 | Bench Brewing Company
GOLD: Folklore on Cabernet Franc Skins | Bench Brewing Company
BRONZE: Strawberry Grove | Bench Brewing Company
SILVER: Raspberry Uber Berliner Weisse | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
GOLD: Plum Grove | Bench Brewing Company
BRONZE: Honey Habanero | FRANK Brewing Co.
SILVER: Ides of December – By Any Other Name | Henderson Brewing Co.
GOLD: Summer Slam | Stray Dog Brewing Company
BRONZE: Shirtless At The Kremlin | Refined Fool Brewing Co
SILVER: Never Say Never | Rouge River Brewing Company
GOLD: UVB-76 Nikita | Wellington Brewery
BRONZE: Zap! Sour IPA | Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
SILVER: Publican Brut Ale | Publican House Brewery
GOLD: 12 Mile IPL | Cameron’s Brewing Co.
New England IPA
BRONZE: Bobcaygeon Northern Lights Hazy IPA | Bobcaygeon Brewing Co
SILVER: Denali DDH Pale Ale | Flora Hall Brewing
GOLD: Working Twice As Hard DIPA | Muddy York Brewing Co.
BRONZE: Braided Roads (Raspberry) | Red Circle Brewing Co
SILVER: Lodestar Sour Ale w/ Pink Guava | Elora Brewing Company
GOLD: Slide Whistle | Wellington Brewery
BEST OF SHOW
Ides of February | Henderson Brewery