Categories: Beer AwardsPublished On: May 4, 2008


Bar Towel News Editor


The 5th annual Ontario Brewing Awards will be taking place on Tuesday, May 6th at the Esplanade Bier Markt (58 The Esplanade).
Hosted by Roger Mittag, the awards will be announced during a media event from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, followed by a public event from 5:00 to 6:00 PM where complimentary samples of the nominated beers will be served.
The full press release follows behind the cut.

Diversity of beer styles reflected in this year’s Ontario Brewing Awards
TORONTO, ONTARIO: May 1, 2008…. They excel in the beer industry, exemplify creativity and are determined to succeed. They are the brands entered in the fifth-annual “Ontario Brewing Awards”. With 15 award categories, there is something for all beer lovers.
Roger Mittag, the Professor of Beer, will host the festivities at Toronto’s own nirvana for beer lovers at the Esplanade Bier Markt on Tuesday, May 6th. From 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, there will be a Press Pub and Awards Ceremony. The doors open to the public from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for consumer sampling.
This competition provides an opportunity for commercially produced beers to be judged against the best beers in the province. It also provides beer lovers with an opportunity to meet the brewers behind the brand, and sample the winning brews for themselves! Complimentary tastings of these award-winning brands are offered courtesy of our sponsors: Toronto’s Festival of Beer, Esplanade Bier Markt, Ontario Brewers and
Breweries are judged in the following categories:
North American Light Lager, North American Lager, Pilsner, Amber Lager, Dark Lager, Cream Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Dark Ale, Bitter, Honey Beer, Wheat Beer, Porter/Stout, Specialty and Fruit.
The winning entries for the Ontario Brewing Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 6th at the Esplanade Bier Markt, during the Press Pub and Awards Ceremony for media and brewers only from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Consumer Tasting event is open to Beer Enthusiasts from 5:00-6:00pm.
Toronto’s Festival of Beer— get beer at :
About Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer and Toronto’s Festival of Beer satellite events will no longer be available at The Beer Store but can be purchased exclusively at, beginning March 1 for the Festival proper and May 2008 for the Bowmans Ball and all Satellite events! A limited number of tickets will also be available at the gates for any days that do not sell out in advance. Set for Aug 7-10, 2008 , on the Lawns of Historic Fort York, Canada’s premier beer festival is celebrating 13 great years of beer by offering a free Festival admission ticket for the Thursday, August 7th Bowmans Ball night—with the purchase of a satellite event ticket (quantities are limited). Friday was sold out in advance last year for the first time and Saturday of the Festival has sold out in advance for the last five years, so buy tickets in advance at to guarantee admission!
About The Esplande Bier Markt
Located in one of Toronto’s most historic districts, The Esplanade Bier Markt remains a place to see and be seen. Beginning with a selection of over 100 brands of beer from 24 countries, the European brasserie’s culinary commitment is defined by season to ensure exceptional quality. Chic and dynamic modern design compliment the stay as do friendly and knowledgeable staff. Be it part of the journey or the destination, your experience at the Esplanade Bier Markt is sure to be memorable.