Categories: Golden Tap AwardsPublished On: August 25, 2008


Cass Enright


On Saturday night at a gala event at beerbistro in Toronto, the 2008 Golden Tap Awards winners were announced. The winners were as follows:

  • Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) – Mill Street, Toronto
  • Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA) – Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Vankleek Hill
  • Best beer brewed in the GTA – Steam Whistle Pilsner, Toronto
  • Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA) – Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
  • Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection – C’est What, Toronto
  • Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection – beerbistro, Toronto
  • Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA) – The Manx, Ottawa
  • Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA) – Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
  • Best beer of the festival – Grand River Bumbleberry Wheat, Cambridge

Four Editor’s Circle awards were also handed out, recognizing significant achievements in the Ontario beer industry. The Editor’s Circle awards were determined by a panel of Bar Towel members and associates. They went to:

  • St. Veronus, Belgian bistro in Peterborough
  • Cameron’s Cask Nights, a series of tasting events hosted by Cameron’s Brewing
  • Dogfish Head Dinner, an event hosted by beerbistro
  • Steve Peters, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario