Golden Tap Awards 2017

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Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby Cass » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Here is the beer list for tonight at beerbistro. Doors @ 5pm, Awards @ 8pm.

    Beau's Spice Principle
    Bellwoods Jutsu
    Bench Azacca Grove
    Cheshire Valley Ariana
    Collective Arts IPA #3
    Common Good Sociable Pilsner
    Cowbell Holiday Spiced Belgian Dark
    Exchange Oud Bruin
    Folly Praxis
    Granite Peculiar
    Grand River Bad Blood Orange Sour
    Great Lakes Canuck
    Halcyon Infinity Mirror
    Halo Blackberry Shapeshifter
    Indie Iconoclast
    Junction Aleyards
    Left Field Laser Show
    Merit California Never Felt Like Home
    Side Launch Mad Overboard
    Shawn & Ed Barrelshed No. 1
    Shillow Bitter Waitress
    Spearhead Hawaiian
    Tooth & Nail Solo Mission
    555 Footprint
    Big Rig Tartan Pants
    Clifford Porter
    Omnipollo/Craft Zodiak
    Farmstead Goodlot
    Forked River Full City Coffee Porter
    Half Hours on Earth Lemon Meringue Pie
    Katalyst Symington
    Muddy York Storm Glass
    Nickel Brook Cucumber & Lime
    Nickel Brook Proud as Funk
    Nickel Brook Uncommon Element
    Sweet Grass Golden Ale
    Stack Hawaiian Uppercut
    Tooth & Nail Twede Anniversary Ale 2017
    4 Degrees Frost & Woods '55
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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby Craig » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:15 pm

The lemon meringue pie is awesome and will be gone very soon.
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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby cratez » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:11 am

For those who skip the front page, here's the list of this year's winners:

Best brewery: Beau’s All Natural
Best bar for draught beer selection: Bar Hop
Best bar for bottled and/or canned beer selection: Birreria Volo
Best brewpub or tied house: Bellwoods Brewery
Best regularly-produced craft beer: Beau’s Lug Tread
Best seasonal, limited release or specialty craft beer: Great Lakes Octopus Wants to Fight!
Best craft cidery: West Avenue
Best Beer Design and Branding: Collective Arts
Most Innovative Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery
Best Newcomer (Bar): Arabella Park
Best Newcomer (Brewery): Merit Brewing
Best Event: Cask Days
Best Staff: Beau’s All Natural
Best Beer Writer: Ben Johnson
Brewmaster’s Choice: Tooth and Nail Vim and Vigor
Best Beer of the Festival: 555 Brewing Footprint
Editor’s Circle Award: Ontario Beverage Network
Editor’s Circle Award: Half Hours on Earth
Editor’s Circle Award: Craft Beer Passport
Editor’s Circle Award: Funkfest

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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:29 am

Way to go Arabella Park! ... kind of interesting that a pilsner won brewmaster's choice ... I obviously need to get to Merit, soon ... never even heard of 555, which is a good thing -- great new stuff keeps popping up in Ontario ... and in conclusion, haters gonna hate.
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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby Cass » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:39 pm

I was really happy with the spread of winners across the province. Merit is an awesome spot and I've been there are couple of times. I haven't been to Arabella but obviously have to make a trip soon.

I don't think V&V is a surprising win - I think many brewers prefer the classic, drinkable styles to the crazy ones. That's obviously a bit of a generalization, but the votes proved it!

I also had not heard of 555 but one of the two partners attended the GTAs and it was nice to meet her. They have intentions for good beer which is always great to see.

Congratulations to all the winners & everyone who came out to be a part of the night.
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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby Belgian » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Cass wrote:I don't think V&V is a surprising win - I think many brewers prefer the classic, drinkable styles to the crazy ones. That's obviously a bit of a generalization, but the votes proved it!.

Well really great chefs like to go and eat simpler foods like Kraft Dinner because it's a bit of a break from work. There's a symmetrical logic to it.
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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby JerCraigs » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:17 pm

midlife crisis wrote:Way to go Arabella Park! ... kind of interesting that a pilsner won brewmaster's choice ... I obviously need to get to Merit, soon ... never even heard of 555, which is a good thing -- great new stuff keeps popping up in Ontario ... and in conclusion, haters gonna hate.


A number of brewers in Toronto have been hyping pilseners and helles as what they like to drink for a couple of years now.
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Re: Golden Tap Awards 2017

Postby midlife crisis » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:53 am

Cass wrote:I don't think V&V is a surprising win - I think many brewers prefer the classic, drinkable styles to the crazy ones. That's obviously a bit of a generalization, but the votes proved it!


Yes - me too, to be honest. Marzenbier my go-to for fall. Great work as always with the Taps.

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