- NEW THIS YEAR is the Honourable Mention award, issued at the judge’s discretion.
2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Brewing Competition!
The Bottomless Cup is up for grabs! The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2014 Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition. Last year’s inaugural competition was a great success, and the exit survey provided feedback that will make this year’s competition even better. This bulleted list of topics has been assembled from the survey to help you plan for your submission: VENUE We will once again hold the competition during the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. The actual date and time are yet to be determined, but it will be in February, 2014. REGISTRATION The registration process will remain the same, with the minor change that hop-growers will provide the competition with samples of hops for the hop rub to ensure they are absolutely optimal when attendees come to learn more about Ontario Hops during the competition. Registration forms will be available soon at www.ONhops.ca. WEBSITE The website is being updated in preparation for the 2014 competition, including photos from the 2013 competition. The site receives a lot of hits, which is great advertising for the breweries and hop growers participating in the competition. AWARDS The “Bottomless Cup” trophy will be up for grabs for the first place team. Permanent plaques will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place contestants.