News On Tap from the OCB

New Beers

Rockwell Pilsner
Rockwell Pilsner Collingwood Brewery, The
3-Point Saison
3-Point Saison Collingwood Brewery, The
Great White Buffalo Belgian IPA
Great White Buffalo Belgian IPA William Street Beer Co.
Continuity Baltic Porter
Continuity Baltic Porter StoneHammer Brewing
Hibiscus Saison
Hibiscus Saison Royal City Brewing Co.
Ice Hole Stout
Ice Hole Stout William Street Beer Co.
Red Tail Ale
Red Tail Ale Grand River Brewing

OCBers Win 38 Medals at 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards

2016 Ontario Brewing Awards

The 14th annual Canadian Brewing Awards were held on 28 May 2016, as the culmination of the 5th annual Canadian Brewers Conference at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia

Competition this year was fierce, with awards presented in 55 beer categories. Submissions came from coast to coast, from over 200 Canadian breweries. OCB members had their best year ever at the CBAs, almost doubling last year's medal haul. They took home 38 medals, including 16 golds, and Brewery of the Year for Side Launch Brewing Company of Collingwood.

> See the complete list of OCB winners

OCBers Take 80 Medals at 2016 Ontario Brewing Awards

2016 Ontario Brewing Awards Ontario beer industry professionals and media gathered at Toronto's Great Hall on April 29th for the 2016 Ontario Brewing Awards. The winners were chosen from a pool of 600 beers submitted by 112 breweries from across the province, with BJCP-certified judges awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 45 categories. OCB members dominated the podium, with a record 80 medals.
> See the complete list of winners

Save the Date! Ontario Craft Brewers Conference 2016

OCBCThe Fifth annual Ontario Craft Brewers Conference & Suppliers Marketplace will take place on Thursday 13 October at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. The Ontario Craft Brewing industry's top brewers, decision-makers, thought leaders, and supporters will gather for a full day of education sessions, networking, breakouts, Suppliers Marketplace plus craft beer & food.

> Get details or apply to contribute

New Beer-Cheese Guide From Dairy Farmers of Canada

New Beer-Cheese Guide available from the Dairy Farmers of Canada Wine-and-cheese parties may have been popular in the past, but cheese plates matched with fresh local beers are rapidly becoming one of the hottest trends in the food service industry. Working in conjunction with Certified Cicerone Mirella Amato of Beerology, the Dairy Farmers of Canada have produced an informative and easy-to-use new guide that describes how to pair various cheeses with craft beers.

In addition to suggesting specific cheeses that best accompany the different styles of beer, the guide also offers tips on the proper ways to handle, store, and serve cheese.
> Download a PDF of the new guide