Since 2003, the Golden Tap Awards have recognized beer achievements in Ontario across breweries, brewpubs, pubs and beers, along with special accomplishments in the industry. Please see below the complete list of winners dating back to the Golden Tap Awards’ inception.

2016 Winners

  • Best craft brewery: Great Lakes
  • Best bar for draught beer selection: Bar Hop
  • Best bar for bottled and/or canned beer selection: Bar Volo
  • Best brewpub or tied house: Bellwoods Brewery
  • Best regularly-produced craft beer: Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale
  • Best seasonal, limited release or specialty craft beer: Great Lakes Karma Citra
  • Best craft cidery: West Avenue
  • Best Beer Design and Branding: Collective Arts
  • Most Innovative Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery
  • Best Newcomer (Bar): Bar Hop Brewco
  • Best Newcomer (Brewery): Halo Brewery
  • Best Event: Cask Days
  • Best Staff: Bar Hop
  • Best Beer Writer: Ben Johnson
  • Brewmaster’s Choice: Bellwoods Motley Cru
  • Best Beer of the Festival: Indie Alehouse Interloper
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Escarpment Labs
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Brad Campeau / Brew Donkey
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Stephen Beaumont
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Ralph Morana

2015
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  • Best Brewery in Ontario: Great Lakes Brewery
  • Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ales in Ontario: Granite Brewery
  • Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario: Bellwoods Brewery
  • Best Cidery in Ontario: West Avenue Cider Company
  • Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario: Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale
  • Best Seasonal or One-Off Beer in Ontario: Great Lakes Brewery Thrust! An IPA
  • Best Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario: Granite Brewery Hopping Mad
  • Best Bar for Draught Selection in Ontario: Bar Hop
  • Best Bar for Packaged Beer Selection in Ontario: Bar Volo
  • Best Bar for Cask Ale Selection in Ontario: Bar Volo
  • Best Beer Event in Ontario: Cask Days
  • Best Beer Writer in Ontario: Ben Johnson
  • Best Staff in Ontario: Bar Hop
  • Best Newcomer to the Beer Scene in Ontario: Rainhard Brewing Co.
  • Most Innovative Brewery in Ontario: Bellwoods Brewery
  • Best Beer Design and Branding in Ontario: Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company
  • Brewmaster’s Choice – Best Beer in Ontario: Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Charles MacLean
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Brux House
  • Editor’s Circle Award: Indie Alehouse Beer Events
  • Editor’s Circle Award: RunTOBeer
  • Best Beer of the Fest: Shillow Bitter Waitress Black IPA

2014
Party Held at Beerbistro

Best Brewery in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ales in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Bellwoods Brewery
Best Cidery in Ontario:
West Avenue Cider Company
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or One-Off Beer in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery Thrust! An IPA
Best Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery Hopping Mad
Best Bar for Draught Selection in Ontario:
Bar Hop
Best Bar for Packaged Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Beer Event in Ontario:
Cask Days
Best Beer Writer in Ontario:
Ben Johnson
Best Staff in Ontario:
Bar Hop
Best Newcomer to the Beer Scene in Ontario:
Side Launch Brewing Company
Most Innovative Brewery in Ontario:
Bellwoods Brewery
Best Beer Design and Branding in Ontario:
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company
Brewmaster’s Choice – Best Beer in Ontario:
Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA
Editor’s Circle Award:
Buster Rhino’s & Durham Craft Beer Festival
Editor’s Circle Award:
Society of Beer Drinking Ladies
Editor’s Circle Award:
Beau’s Oktoberfest
Editor’s Circle Award:
George Milbrandt
Editor’s Circle Award:
Nickel Brook Brewery
Best Beer of the Fest:
Bellwoods Bounty Hunter

2013
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Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Hop
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Bellwoods Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Kensington Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat
Best Cask Ale in Ontario:
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
JP Fournier
Editor’s Circle Award:
Joe Sacco
Editor’s Circle Award:
Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Pub Milos
Editor’s Circle Award:
Beer 4 Boobs
Editor’s Circle Award:
Amsterdam Adventure Brews
Best Beer of the Festival:
Amsterdam Space Invader

2012
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario: Granite
Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Muskoka Brewery Re-Branding
Editor’s Circle Award:
Niagara College
Editor’s Circle Award:
The Only Cafe
Editor’s Circle Award:
Bellwoods Brewery
Editor’s Circle Award:
Paul Dickey
Best Beer of the Festival:
Great Lakes My Bitter Wife

2011
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario:
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Adam Grant & Monk’s Table
Editor’s Circle Award:
Ron Keefe & Granite Brewery
Editor’s Circle Award:
Corks at Longo’s
Editor’s Circle Award:
Jed Corbeil & Curt Dunlop
Best Beer of the Festival:
Bar Towel 10th Anniversary Belgo-CASScadian Dark Ale

2010
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
C’est What
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Bar Volo
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Great Lakes Caskapalooza
Editor’s Circle Award:
Drinkvine
Editor’s Circle Award:
Milos Kral & Chancey Smith’s
Editor’s Circle Award:
Brian Morin & beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival:
Church Key Black IPA

2009
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best micro or craft brewery in Ontario:
Beau’s
Best brewery for cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best bar for draught beer selection in Ontario:
C’est What
Best bar for bottled beer selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best bar for cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario:
Mill Street Brewpub
Best regularly-produced craft beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best seasonal or specialty craft beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Summer Saison
Best cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
County Durham Hop Head
Best of the festival:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Editor’s Circle:
Cask Ale Crawl
Editor’s Circle:
Rob Creighton & Grand River Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Derek Hyde & Amsterdam Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Jim Brickman`

2008
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
Mill Street, Toronto
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Vankleek Hill
Best beer brewed in the GTA:
Steam Whistle Pilsner, Toronto
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection:
C’est What, Toronto
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection:
beerbistro, Toronto
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
The Manx, Ottawa
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA):
Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
Best beer of the festival:
Grand River Bumbleberry Wheat, Cambridge
Editor’s Circle:
St. Veronus, Belgian bistro in Peterborough
Editor’s Circle:
Cameron’s Cask Nights, a series of tasting events hosted by Cameron’s Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Dogfish Head Dinner, an event hosted by beerbistro
Editor’s Circle:
Steve Peters, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

2007
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
Mill Street, Toronto
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Church-Key, Campbellford
Best beer brewed in the GTA:
Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale, Toronto
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection:
C’est What, Toronto
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection:
beerbistro, Toronto
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Winking Judge, Hamiliton
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA):
Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
Best beer of the festival:
Black Oak Transvestite’s Tipple, Oakville
Editor’s Circle:
Great Lakes Brewery, brewers of Devil’s Pale Ale, Orange Peel Ale and others
Editor’s Circle:
Michael Hancock, brewer of Denison’s Weissbier and Dunkel
Editor’s Circle:
Roland + Russell, beer importers
Editor’s Circle:
Volo Cask Days, an event organized by Bar Volo in Toronto

2006
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best GTA Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Bar Volo
Best GTA Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Beer Bar:
Augusta’s Winking Judge, Hamilton
Best Ontario (including GTA) Brewpub or Tied House:
Granite Brewery
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Microbrewery:
Wellington County, Guelph
Best GTA Microbrewery:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Beer:
Scotch-Irish Sgt. Major’s IPA
Best GTA Beer:
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale
Best Beer of the Fest:
Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale “Kolsch-Bock”

2005
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in the GTA:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Beer brewed in the GTA:
Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale
Best Beer Bar – Draught selection:
C’est What
Best Beer Bar – Bottled selection:
Smokeless Joe
Best New Beer brewed in the GTA:
Cameron’s Dark 266
Best New Beer Bar in the GTA:
beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival:
Black Oak Hop Bomb

2004
PARTY HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF SPHERICAL ARTS

Best Microbrewery:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Smokeless Joe
Best Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best GTA Beer:
(tie) Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale and Steam Whistle Pilsner

2003
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Best Microbrewery:
Black Oak Brewery
Best Brewpub:
Granite Brewery
Best Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Smokeless Joe
Best Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best GTA Beer:
Granite Best Bitter Special

2013
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Hop
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Bellwoods Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Kensington Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat
Best Cask Ale in Ontario:
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
JP Fournier
Editor’s Circle Award:
Joe Sacco
Editor’s Circle Award:
Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Pub Milos
Editor’s Circle Award:
Beer 4 Boobs
Editor’s Circle Award:
Amsterdam Adventure Brews
Best Beer of the Festival:
Amsterdam Space Invader

2012
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario: Granite
Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Muskoka Brewery Re-Branding
Editor’s Circle Award:
Niagara College
Editor’s Circle Award:
The Only Cafe
Editor’s Circle Award:
Bellwoods Brewery
Editor’s Circle Award:
Paul Dickey
Best Beer of the Festival:
Great Lakes My Bitter Wife

2011
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario:
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Adam Grant & Monk’s Table
Editor’s Circle Award:
Ron Keefe & Granite Brewery
Editor’s Circle Award:
Corks at Longo’s
Editor’s Circle Award:
Jed Corbeil & Curt Dunlop
Best Beer of the Festival:
Bar Towel 10th Anniversary Belgo-CASScadian Dark Ale

2010
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
C’est What
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Bar Volo
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Great Lakes Caskapalooza
Editor’s Circle Award:
Drinkvine
Editor’s Circle Award:
Milos Kral & Chancey Smith’s
Editor’s Circle Award:
Brian Morin & beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival:
Church Key Black IPA

2009
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best micro or craft brewery in Ontario:
Beau’s
Best brewery for cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best bar for draught beer selection in Ontario:
C’est What
Best bar for bottled beer selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best bar for cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario:
Mill Street Brewpub
Best regularly-produced craft beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best seasonal or specialty craft beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Summer Saison
Best cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
County Durham Hop Head
Best of the festival:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Editor’s Circle:
Cask Ale Crawl
Editor’s Circle:
Rob Creighton & Grand River Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Derek Hyde & Amsterdam Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Jim Brickman`

2008
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
Mill Street, Toronto
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Vankleek Hill
Best beer brewed in the GTA:
Steam Whistle Pilsner, Toronto
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection:
C’est What, Toronto
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection:
beerbistro, Toronto
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
The Manx, Ottawa
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA):
Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
Best beer of the festival:
Grand River Bumbleberry Wheat, Cambridge
Editor’s Circle:
St. Veronus, Belgian bistro in Peterborough
Editor’s Circle:
Cameron’s Cask Nights, a series of tasting events hosted by Cameron’s Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Dogfish Head Dinner, an event hosted by beerbistro
Editor’s Circle:
Steve Peters, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

2007
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
Mill Street, Toronto
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Church-Key, Campbellford
Best beer brewed in the GTA:
Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale, Toronto
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection:
C’est What, Toronto
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection:
beerbistro, Toronto
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Winking Judge, Hamiliton
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA):
Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
Best beer of the festival:
Black Oak Transvestite’s Tipple, Oakville
Editor’s Circle:
Great Lakes Brewery, brewers of Devil’s Pale Ale, Orange Peel Ale and others
Editor’s Circle:
Michael Hancock, brewer of Denison’s Weissbier and Dunkel
Editor’s Circle:
Roland + Russell, beer importers
Editor’s Circle:
Volo Cask Days, an event organized by Bar Volo in Toronto

2006
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best GTA Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Bar Volo
Best GTA Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Beer Bar:
Augusta’s Winking Judge, Hamilton
Best Ontario (including GTA) Brewpub or Tied House:
Granite Brewery
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Microbrewery:
Wellington County, Guelph
Best GTA Microbrewery:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Beer:
Scotch-Irish Sgt. Major’s IPA
Best GTA Beer:
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale
Best Beer of the Fest:
Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale “Kolsch-Bock”

2005
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in the GTA:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Beer brewed in the GTA:
Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale
Best Beer Bar – Draught selection:
C’est What
Best Beer Bar – Bottled selection:
Smokeless Joe
Best New Beer brewed in the GTA:
Cameron’s Dark 266
Best New Beer Bar in the GTA:
beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival:
Black Oak Hop Bomb

2004
PARTY HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF SPHERICAL ARTS

Best Microbrewery:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Smokeless Joe
Best Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best GTA Beer:
(tie) Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale and Steam Whistle Pilsner

2003
PARTY HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF SPHERICAL ARTS

Best Microbrewery:
Black Oak Brewery
Best Brewpub:
Granite Brewery
Best Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Smokeless Joe
Best Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best GTA Beer:
Granite Best Bitter Special

2013
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Hop
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Bellwoods Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Kensington Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat
Best Cask Ale in Ontario:
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
JP Fournier
Editor’s Circle Award:
Joe Sacco
Editor’s Circle Award:
Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Pub Milos
Editor’s Circle Award:
Beer 4 Boobs
Editor’s Circle Award:
Amsterdam Adventure Brews
Best Beer of the Festival:
Amsterdam Space Invader

2012
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Great Lakes Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario: Granite
Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Muskoka Brewery Re-Branding
Editor’s Circle Award:
Niagara College
Editor’s Circle Award:
The Only Cafe
Editor’s Circle Award:
Bellwoods Brewery
Editor’s Circle Award:
Paul Dickey
Best Beer of the Festival:
Great Lakes My Bitter Wife

2011
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario:
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Adam Grant & Monk’s Table
Editor’s Circle Award:
Ron Keefe & Granite Brewery
Editor’s Circle Award:
Corks at Longo’s
Editor’s Circle Award:
Jed Corbeil & Curt Dunlop
Best Beer of the Festival:
Bar Towel 10th Anniversary Belgo-CASScadian Dark Ale

2010
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in Ontario:
Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company
Best Brewery for Cask-Conditioned Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Draught Beer Selection in Ontario:
C’est What
Best Bar for Bottled Beer Selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best Brewpub or Tied House in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best Bar for Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Bar Volo
Best Regularly-Produced Beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best Seasonal or Specialty Beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Best Cask Ale in Ontario (presented in partnership with CASK!):
Granite Hopping Mad
Editor’s Circle Award:
Great Lakes Caskapalooza
Editor’s Circle Award:
Drinkvine
Editor’s Circle Award:
Milos Kral & Chancey Smith’s
Editor’s Circle Award:
Brian Morin & beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival:
Church Key Black IPA

2009
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best micro or craft brewery in Ontario:
Beau’s
Best brewery for cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
Granite Brewery
Best bar for draught beer selection in Ontario:
C’est What
Best bar for bottled beer selection in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best bar for cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
Bar Volo
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario:
Mill Street Brewpub
Best regularly-produced craft beer in Ontario:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Best seasonal or specialty craft beer in Ontario:
Black Oak Summer Saison
Best cask-conditioned ale in Ontario:
County Durham Hop Head
Best of the festival:
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale
Editor’s Circle:
Cask Ale Crawl
Editor’s Circle:
Rob Creighton & Grand River Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Derek Hyde & Amsterdam Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Jim Brickman`

2008
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
Mill Street, Toronto
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Vankleek Hill
Best beer brewed in the GTA:
Steam Whistle Pilsner, Toronto
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection:
C’est What, Toronto
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection:
beerbistro, Toronto
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
The Manx, Ottawa
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA):
Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
Best beer of the festival:
Grand River Bumbleberry Wheat, Cambridge
Editor’s Circle:
St. Veronus, Belgian bistro in Peterborough
Editor’s Circle:
Cameron’s Cask Nights, a series of tasting events hosted by Cameron’s Brewing
Editor’s Circle:
Dogfish Head Dinner, an event hosted by beerbistro
Editor’s Circle:
Steve Peters, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

2007
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best microbrewery in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
Mill Street, Toronto
Best microbrewery in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Church-Key, Campbellford
Best beer brewed in the GTA:
Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale, Toronto
Best beer brewed in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Vankleek Hill
Best bar in the GTA in terms of draught beer selection:
C’est What, Toronto
Best bar in the GTA in terms of bottled beer selection:
beerbistro, Toronto
Best bar in Ontario (outside of the GTA):
Winking Judge, Hamiliton
Best brewpub or tied house in Ontario (including the GTA):
Mill Street Brewpub, Toronto
Best beer of the festival:
Black Oak Transvestite’s Tipple, Oakville
Editor’s Circle:
Great Lakes Brewery, brewers of Devil’s Pale Ale, Orange Peel Ale and others
Editor’s Circle:
Michael Hancock, brewer of Denison’s Weissbier and Dunkel
Editor’s Circle:
Roland + Russell, beer importers
Editor’s Circle:
Volo Cask Days, an event organized by Bar Volo in Toronto

2006
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best GTA Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Bar Volo
Best GTA Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Beer Bar:
Augusta’s Winking Judge, Hamilton
Best Ontario (including GTA) Brewpub or Tied House:
Granite Brewery
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Microbrewery:
Wellington County, Guelph
Best GTA Microbrewery:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Ontario (non-GTA) Beer:
Scotch-Irish Sgt. Major’s IPA
Best GTA Beer:
Mill Street Tankhouse Ale
Best Beer of the Fest:
Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale “Kolsch-Bock”

2005
PARTY HELD AT BEERBISTRO

Best Microbrewery in the GTA:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Beer brewed in the GTA:
Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale
Best Beer Bar – Draught selection:
C’est What
Best Beer Bar – Bottled selection:
Smokeless Joe
Best New Beer brewed in the GTA:
Cameron’s Dark 266
Best New Beer Bar in the GTA:
beerbistro
Best Beer of the Festival:
Black Oak Hop Bomb

2004
PARTY HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF SPHERICAL ARTS

Best Microbrewery:
Mill Street Brewery
Best Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Smokeless Joe
Best Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best GTA Beer:
(tie) Mill Street Tankhouse Pale Ale and Steam Whistle Pilsner

2003
PARTY HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF SPHERICAL ARTS

Best Microbrewery:
Black Oak Brewery
Best Brewpub:
Granite Brewery
Best Beer Bar (Bottled Selection):
Smokeless Joe
Best Beer Bar (Draught Selection):
C’est What
Best GTA Beer:
Granite Best Bitter Special

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Golden Tap Awards 2015