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Golden Tap Awards 2006 Launches

June 28th, 2006 Posted by Golden Tap Awards No Comment yet

Voting commenced today for the 4th annual Golden Tap Awards, which recognizes the best in beer that Ontario has to offer. From now until August 5th, all visitors to can vote for their favourite pubs, brewpubs, microbreweries and beers in Ontario.
This year the Golden Tap Awards has expanded to include the entire province. As The Bar Towel is more provincially-focused, the Awards should be too. We have, however, kept separate awards for the GTA and ‘rest-of-Ontario’. There are 8 categories covering best microbrewery, best beer, best pub and best brewpub.
We are also featuring a Toronto’s Festival of Beer Contest. By voting for the Golden Tap Awards, you will be automatically entered into a contest to win a pair of tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer (admission on Friday August 11th or Sunday August 13th only).
You can vote now here.

The Bar Towel Taster’s Taps: May 23rd

April 30th, 2006 Posted by Beer Events No Comment yet

I am happy to announce the newest Bar Towel event, which is taking place on Tuesday, May 23rd in partnership with C’est What. This event ties to CW’s Spring Beer Festival on Friday the 26th.
The Bar Towel “Taster’s Taps” will be an exclusive advance tasting event preceeding this year’s C’est What Spring Beer Festival. At this event 10 beers which will be available at the Spring Beer Festival will be sampled. Attendees will vote on favourites and the top 5 will be specially featured as The Bar Towel “Taster’s Taps” at the festival itself. This is a really unique event as it gives Bar Towel members a chance to have a say about which beers will be specially featured at the festival.
The details:
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm
WHERE: C’est What, 67 Front St. East
WHO: You and up to one guest.
HOW MUCH: $10 which includes the samples
Register here for the Taster’s Taps
Space will be limited, so I ask that you register asap. I’ll send email confirmations to everyone because there might just not be enough space depending on interest. But of course everyone is welcome to the Friday festival to see the Taster’s Taps in action.

Unibroue Collection 2005 Out

November 30th, 2005 Posted by Beer Store Releases No Comment yet

Unibroue’s latest mix-pack has been released in Beer Stores. The 12-pack contains the following brands:
Blanche de Chambly (2)
Maudite (2)
Fin du Monde (2)
Raftman (2)
Ephemere Framboise (2)
Chambly Noire (2)
Chambly Noire is new to Ontario.

Winter Warmers Showing Up

November 30th, 2005 Posted by LCBO Releases No Comment yet

The newest LCBO release, Winter Warmers, is beginning to show up in stores. Here are the beers in the release:
Chimay White Cap
Fuller’s Vintage Ale
Orval Trappist Ale
Rochefort 8
Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale
Westmalle Tripel

Autmn Ales Released at LCBO

October 9th, 2005 Posted by LCBO Releases No Comment yet

The latest LCBO beer release is on the shelves, Autumn Ales. Here are the beers in the release:
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Propeller ESB
Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale
St. Peter’s Old Style Porter
Belhaven Wee Heavy
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout

Golden Tap Awards Winners Announced

August 21st, 2005 Posted by Golden Tap Awards No Comment yet

Last night at beerbistro the 2005 Golden Tap Awards were handed out. The winners were as follows:
Best Microbrewery in the GTA: Mill Street
Best Beer brewed in the GTA: Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale
Best Beer Bar – Draught selection: C’est What
Best Beer Bar – Bottled selection: Smokeless Joe
Best New Beer brewed in the GTA: Cameron’s Dark 266
Best New Beer Bar in the GTA: beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival: Black Oak Hop Bomb
The event was a great success, with almost all breweries in the GTA represented at the GTA beer festival. Lots of fun was had by all. Special thanks go out to beerbistro, all the participating brewers and voters and attendees for making the event what is was.

Golden Tap Voting Closes, Countdown to Party

August 9th, 2005 Posted by Beer Events, Golden Tap Awards No Comment yet

The Golden Tap Awards voting has closed, with a record number of votes this year. Now the countdown begins to the gala awards event and GTA beer festival on Saturday, August 20th at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 in advance and available by calling beerbistro at 416-861-9872. Admission includes four half-glasses or two full glasses of beer, plus access to the extensive food offerings.
See the promotional poster, which is on display at beerbistro here.
The participating brewery list is being confirmed and will be announced shortly. And don’t forget there will be a real-time vote for “best of the fest” of the available beers. Should be a fun event!

Golden Tap Awards 2005 Launches

June 20th, 2005 Posted by Beer Events, Golden Tap Awards No Comment yet

The 3rd annual Golden Tap Awards voting launched today. The Golden Tap Awards recognizes the best in beer that the GTA has to offer, as voted upon by the general public.
You can vote for this year’s Golden Tap Awards here.
The Golden Tap Awards will be handed out at a gala event featuring a GTA Beer Festival on Saturday, August 20th at beerbistro. You can find out more about the gala event, including ticket information here.
Vote now and get your tickets! It is going to be a great time.

LCBO Summer Beer release

June 3rd, 2005 Posted by LCBO Releases No Comment yet

The LCBO’s upcoming beer release, Summer Beers, has been confirmed. Here are the beers in this release:
Erdinger Weissbier
Saison Dupont
Schofferhofer Hefeweizen
Floris Honey
Chapeau Exotic Lambic
Rogue Half-e-Weizen
Belgian Peches
Christoffel Blond
Edelweiss Hefetrueb Weissbier
Fruli Strawberry
This release should be in stores mid-June.