You are invited to participate in the 4th annual Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition to be held on February 17, 2016 at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Join your fellow Ontario hop growers and Ontario brewers to showcase unique, locally grown hops and brews at Canada’s largest horticultural convention.

“The competition is open to commercial brewers, students in their graduating year of an accredited Ontario Brewmaster course and commercial hop producers in Ontario. Each entry is required to use only Ontario-grown hops. If you require contact information for an Ontario hop grower or brewer, please contact the event organisers. This year, the style will be the AMERICAN AMBER ALE. All official rules and regulations including eligibility, style guidelines and deadlines are available in the 2016 GOHCBC Competition Rules Booklet on the website or upon request from event organisers.”

The winning entry will receive the Bottomless Cup Trophy for one year and acknowledgment on both the website and Hop Production Page on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website, The Grower national newspaper and many other industry publications. Plaques will also be awarded to second and third place. An Honourable Mention award may also be awarded at the judge’s discretion. 

To Enter the Competition: Email organizers by November 1st. Only a limited number of competitors will be accepted.
Entry Requirements: Six (6) standard bottles of 341 mL (12 oz) – see competition rules (
Drop Off Location and Date: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario – February 16th
Judging Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Port Colborne Lounge, Niagara Falls, Ontario – February 17th
Intent to Contribute to the Gala Event: Email organizers for more information about participating in the local food gala event
Competition Organizers: Jason Deveau:

Evan Elford:

David Lauzon: