Congratulations to this year’s winners of

The Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition 2017

First Place

New Limburg

Hayhoe Hops

King Lake Farms

Second Place

Walkerville Brewery

Hayhoe Hops

King Lake Farms

VQH Farms

Third Place

Wellington Brewery

Hayhoe Hops

Honorable Mention

Muddy York

VQH Farms

Celebrating 5 years with Ontario’s hippest hops

 BASF returning as presenting sponsor of the 2017 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition.

Celebrating its 5th year, the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition (GOHCBC) presented by BASF brings together Ontario’s hop producers and the most significant end-user of the crop, the brewing industry. It also helps introduce the next generation of the province’s brewers to the hop growing community, and promotes the use of locally grown hops.

“BASF is thrilled to be returning as the sponsor of the GOHCBC, particularly for the competition’s fifth anniversary.  Not only is it an excellent opportunity to support a growing industry in Ontario, but it also represents BASF’s commitment to helping all of our customers produce the highest quality crop possible.”  says Scott Hodgins, horticulture crop manager with BASF.

GOHCBC team Jason Deveau, Evan Elford and David Lauzon note “As Ontario enjoys unprecedented growth and variety in its craft beer industry, it’s our pleasure to promote relationships between Ontario hop growers and brewers. It’s a testament to the popularity of local beer and the GOHCBC that we reached our enrollment limit in record time this year, even though we doubled the size of the competition! Thanks to the continuing support of BASF and the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, our experienced judges will have a difficult, but pleasant, challenge selecting the winner of the coveted ‘Bottomless Cup’.”

This year’s style of competition beer is a Belgian IPA. Judges will be tasting at the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition, held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 during the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls, ON.

This years’ contestants include:

Duggan’s Brewery Parkdale and Heritage Hills

Block Three Brewing Co. and Hayhoe Hops

Muddy York Brewing Co. and VQH Farms

Brock Street Brewing and VQH Farms

Four Fathers Brewing Company Ltd. and Elora Hopyards

Wellington Brewery and Hayhoe Hops

New Limburg Brewing Company Ltd. and Hayhoe Hops & King Lake Farms Inc.

William Street Beer Co. Ltd. and Bickle Farm – Valley Hops

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company and Old 4th Hopyard

Upper Thames Brewing Company and The Tavistock Hop Company

The Blue Elephant Inc. and Carolinian Hopyard

London Brewing Cooperative and Carolinian Hopyard

Mash Paddle Brewing Co. and Clear Valley Hops

Elora Brewing Company and Harvest Hop & Malt

Walkerville Brewery and Hayhoe Hops & King Lake Farms & VQH Farms


Congratulations to BRAVO Excellence Award Recipients- Jason Deveau & Evan Elford for conceiving of and creating the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition. Also, congratulations to David Lauzon for receiving a BRAVO Excellent Award Formal Nomination “For excellence in supporting and helping grow the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition”.

BRAVO (Building Recognition and Value at OMAFRA) is the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs year-round recognition program that formally and informally recognizes the work and talents of staff at OMAFRA.

Left to Right: Deb Stark (Assistant Deputy Minister), Evan Elford, Aileen MacNeil (Director ADB Branch), Jason Deveau

Left to Right: Evan Elford, David Lauzon, Amanda Green

Visit the History page to see previous winners and beer styles

For more information about the venue, please visit the Sponsors page

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