Sponsors, Awards, & Prizes – Brew Slam 2018

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Major Awards

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The winners from each category will be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal, as well as gift cards and/or prizes provided by our fabulous sponsors. In addition to the medals and prizes above, the following special awards will be crowned:

Best of Show – Awarded to the single best beer entry, as determined in a final judging round with the best beers from the whole competition. Second and third BOS winners will also receive special prizes.

Toronto Brewer of the Year – Awarded to the GTA Brews entrant with the highest medal point count from beer categories. (Gold = 3 pts, Silver = 2 pts, Bronze = 1 pt)

Jon Mains Award (Top Overall Brewer) – Awarded to the top overall entrant with the highest medal point count from beer categories.  (Gold = 3 pts, Silver = 2 pts, Bronze = 1 pt)

Mead Maker of the Year – Awarded to the single best mead entry

Cider Maker of the Year – Awarded to the single best cider entry, by score

*A minimum score of 30 is required to medal.

Henderson Cup

The top 10 entries from GTA Brews will be invited to re-submit a bottle of their beer for their chance at a $1000 cash prize and a Pro-Am with Henderson Brewing. Make sure to save a 3rd bottle for each of your entries so you are able to re-submit if you place in the top 10!

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Sponsors and Prizes

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for helping to make this competition possible! We work with our sponsors to supply prizes for our winners, volunteers, and even participants. The current prize tally is:

Over $14,000 in prizes so far!

More sponsors will be added as the competition approaches! If you are interested in sponsoring our competition please email: sponsorship@gtabrews.ca

Title Sponsor

$15 gift card for each Silver Medalist
$10 gift card for each Bronze Medalist
$20 gift card for each volunteer

Venue Platinum Sponsor

Judging Venue

Venue Platinum Sponsor

Award Ceremony Host

Platinum Sponsor

Henderson Brewing

Henderson Cup Sponsor – $1000 cash

 Platinum Sponsor

Robobrew v3 + Fermentasaurus + Swag

Platinum Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Yeast Coupons

Platinum Sponsor

Co-Sponsoring a Grainfather + Coupons

Platinum Sponsor

Co-Sponsoring a Grainfather

Platinum Sponsor

1lbs PBW + 8 oz StarSan per Gold Medal

 Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

10 gal Spike Kettle + Swag

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Category and Pro-Am Sponsors:

Pro-Am: Brew a collaboration beer, with your name on it, at the sponsoring brewery
Brewer for a Day: Hang out at the sponsoring brewery for a brew day, pick their brains, and pick up some tricks.
Toronto Brewer of the Year (TBOY): Described above

Pro-Am Sponsor

Pro-Am Sponsor

Pro-Am Sponsor

1 – Light Lager

2 – Pale European Lager

3 – Pilsner

4 – Amber Lager

5 – Dark Lager

6 – Bock

7 – English Pale Ale

8 – Scottish & Irish Ale

9 – American Pale Ale

10 – Other Pale American Ale

11 – Amber & Brown American Ale

12 – English Brown Ale

13 – Porter


14 – Stout


15 – Strong Stout

16 – American IPA

17 – Other IPA

17 – Other IPA

18 – German Wheat & Rye Beer

19 – Belgian & French Ale


20 – Belgian Strong Ale

21 – Sour Ale

22 – Strong Ale

23 – Fruit Beer

24 – Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer

25 – Smoke-Flavoured & Wood-Aged Beer

26 – American Wild Ale

27 – Specialty Beer

28 – Mead

30 – Traditional Cider

31 – Specialty Cider