Brewmaster Ed has picked up a second place finish at the first Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition with his American IPA style beer! He partnered with South Coast Hops and Ginseng of Straffordville, Ontario to create his award winning brew. The Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition was held during the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls on February 20th, 2013. He was up against a strong field of competitors including Cheshire Valley Brewing, Church Key, Creemore Springs, Duggan’s Brewery, Get Well Nano-Brewery, Granite Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, Niagara College students, Olde Stone Brewing, Sawdust City Brewing, Steam Whistle and The Blue Elephant Craft Brew House.
The Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition was started to celebrate the formation of the Ontario Hop Grower’s Association in 2012. As stated on their website the OHGA is “a not-for-profit association of hop growers, families and enthusiasts who are interested in supporting the growth of the hop industry in Ontario,” and we’re thrilled to support them in their mandate.
Congratulations to Duggan’s Brewery and Heritage Hill Organics for their first place win and their trophy – The Bottomless Cup! Steam Whistle Brewing and Meadow Sweet Farm rounded out the top three. Cheers!