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17 Ontario brewer/grower teams set to square off Wednesday for the 2017 GOHCBC Bottomless Cup!

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 6.57.21 PM Seventeen Ontario brewer/grower teams are set to square off Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 for the 5th annual Great Ontario Hopped Craft Beer Competition at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Niagara Falls, ON. Team's are trying to determine who can make the best, most representative Belgian IPA using Ontario hops to win bragging rights, and the covetted "Bottomless Cup: trophy. Some of the brewers involved in this years event include: Beau's All Natural Brewing, Wellington Brewery, Trafalgar Brewing, Brock Street Brewing and of course OHGA's own Michael Duggan, Duggan's Brewery Parkdale - to name but a few. The complete list of entries below. After more than a century, hops are making a comeback in Ontario agriculture. In 2012, the Ontario Hop Grower’s Association was launched to serve as a non-profit association of organic and conventional growers in Ontario. Our mandate includes acting as a central voice and advocacy group for the industry; promoting hop-growing fundamentals through education, research, promotion, and marketing; and setting up a database of relevant growing and management information specifically for Ontario. Microbreweries are interested in using local hops to create unique brews, such as harvest ales. This years’ contestants include:  

Previous GOHCBC Beer Styles & Winners

2016 Beer Style: American Amber Ale 1st Place: The Exchange Brewery & Clear Valley Hops 2nd Place (Tie):Trafalgar Ales and Meads & King Lake Farms 2nd Place (Tie):Abe Erb Brewing Co. & Tavistock Hop Company Honourable Mention: Brock Street Brewing & Clear Valley Hops 2015 Beer Style: Robust Porter 1ST PLACE: THE OLDE STONE BREWING COMPANY & SLOW ACRES ORGANICS 2ND PLACE: GARDEN BREWERS & BUTTRUM’S FAMILY FARM 3RD PLACE: NICK BOBAS (STUDENT, NC TEACHING BREWERY) & CLEAR VALLEY HOPS 2014 Beer Style: Brown Ale 1ST PLACE: THE BLUE ELEPHANT & CAROLINIAN HOP YARD 2ND PLACE: GET WELL BREWING & NATION HOPS 3RD PLACE: THE OLDE STONE BREWING COMPANY & SLOW ACRES ORGANICS 2013 Beer Style: American IPA 1ST PLACE: DUGGAN’S BREWERY & HERITAGE HILL ORGANICS 2ND PLACE: BLACK CREEK HISTORIC BREWERY & SOUTH COAST HOPS 3RD PLACE: STEAM WHISTLE BREWERY & MEADOWSWEET FARM  
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