TAPS Media is excited to announce the Ontario Brewing Awards will be taking place September 13, 2018 as the official kick-off to Toronto Beer Week.
The Ontario Brewing Awards is the premier competition solely focused on celebrating the best craft beers in the province. On September 13th 2018, brewers will gather to honour the best of the best in over 40 style categories. Beer submissions will be accepted beginning May 1st, 2018. Please visit ontariobrewingawards.com for more details.
TAPS Media, owners of TAPS Online, the Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference, Session Toronto and Session Muskoka, acquired the OBAs and the announcement was made at the 2017 Ontario Brewing Awards in Toronto, Ontario.
The Ontario Brewing Awards were founded in 2004 by Intelivents, a Toronto-based events company, to showcase the success, growth, and quality of the Ontario brewing industry. In 2017 the OBAs had 679 entries and awarded winners in 44 style categories plus Best of Show (gold, silver and bronze) and Newcomer of the Year. TAPS Media will bring its expertise from the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference to continue to grow the OBAs into the premier Ontario-centric beer competition recognizing Ontario brewing excellence. The OBAs will be a BJCP sanctioned competition.
“Our team is very excited to bring the same level of excellence to the OBAs that we have achieved with the CBAs,” says Rob Engman, President of TAPS Media. “Our mantra is to embrace a collaborative approach and continually strive for improvement, so we are looking forward to partnering with The Golden Tap Awards and Toronto Beer Week to offer an exemplary experience for those in the Ontario brewing industry.”