Categories: Golden Tap AwardsPublished On: August 13, 2007


Cass Enright


The Golden Tap Awards voting has closed, and now it is time to announce the winners! On Saturday, August 18th at beerbistro in Toronto, the winners will be announced at a special event which is open to the public, free to attend and will feature an exclusive Ontario craft beer festival.

WHEN: Saturday, August 18th – Doors open at 4pm – Awards show at 8pm
WHERE: beerbistro – 18 King Street East, Toronto
COST: Free admission, open to the public – Paid tokens for beer and food
All awards will be handed out at the event on August 18th, across the following categories:
• Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
• Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA)
• Best beer brewed in the GTA
• Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA)
• Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection
• Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection
• Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA)
• Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA)
The Golden Tap Awards event will feature an exclusive Ontario beer festival with one of the most unique selections of beers available at one time. Some of the beers available at the event will include:
• Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale (not currently available anywhere in Toronto)
• Great Lakes Project X and Orange Peel Ale
• Nickel Brook Organic White
• Church-Key West Coast Pale Ale
• Trafalgar Oak Aged Dry
• Grand River Ploughman’s Ale and Mill Race Mild
• Mill Street Belgian Frambozen
• Black Oak Double Chocolate Cherry Stout and Summer Saison
• Denison’s Weissbier
• Cameron’s Dark 266
• King Dunkel
• C’est What Caraway Rye
• Scotch Irish Stuart’s Organic Session Ale and Black Irish Plain Porter
Black Oak Brewing, a former winner of best microbrewery in Ontario, has also produced an exclusive beer only for the Golden Tap Awards event. Other participating breweries include Amsterdam, Steam Whistle, Robert Simpson, Durham, Granite and others.
Part of what makes the awards party so exciting is a real-time vote for “Best of the Fest”. Event attendees can vote for their favourite beer available at the party and the winner will be awarded a special Golden Tap Award at the end of the evening. And for the first time ever, a special set of “Editor’s Circle” awards, recognizing significant beer achievements in the craft beer industry, will also be handed out.