Sponsors, Awards, & Prizes - Brew Slam 2023

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Click Here to see the Brew Slam 2023 Award Categories.

Custom Medals

The winners from each category will be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal engraved with your Name, Entry Name, Competition Year, and Award Category Name!

Additionally, each medal winner will be awards with gift cards and/or prizes as provided by our fabulous sponsors!

Major Awards

In addition to the medals and prizes above, the following special major 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)

*A minimum score of 30 is required to medal.

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 $14,761 in prizes and volunteer perks, and counting!

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

Platinum Sponsors

CF5 Fermenter

House Ale Dry Yeast, Yeast Lightning

Hops Connect Logo


Gold Sponsors

PBW & StarSan
DeFalco's Logo
Gift Certificates

ITC308 WiFi Temp Controller, Vacuum Sealer, Digital Thermometers

Silver Sponsors

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Premium Subscriptions
Beer Grains Logo
Boel iTap, Gift Certificates


Tilt Pro

Bronze Sponsors





Yeast and Swag

 Pro-Am Sponsors:

Pro-Am: Brew a collaboration beer, with your name on it, at the sponsoring brewery
Toronto Brewer of the Year (TBOY): Described above in Major Awards

Medal Category Sponsors:

Brewer for a Day: Hang out at the sponsoring brewery for a brew day, pick their brains, and pick up some tricks.

Click Here to see which styles map to each of the Brew Slam 2023 Award Categories.

1 - Light Lager2 - Pale Malty Beer
Muddy York Brewing Co
3 - Pale Bitter Beer
Godspeed Brewery
4 - Amber Lager
Common Good Beer Company
5 - Dark Lager
Silversmith Brewing co
6 - Bock
Paniza Brewing Co
7 - Pale English Ale
Granite Brewery & Tied House
8 - Scottish & Irish Ale
Folly Brewpub
9 - Pale American Ale10 - Amber & Brown
American Ale
11 - English Brown Ale12 - Porter
13 - Stout14 - Strong Stout
Rouge River Brewing Company
15 - Classic IPA
Great Lakes Brewery
16 - Hazy IPA
17 - Specialty IPA
Indie Alehouse
18 - Wheat & Rye Beer
Paniza Brewing Co
19 - Belgian & French

Sonnen Hill
20 - Belgian Strong Ale
21 - Strong Ale22 - Brett Beer
Bellwoods Brewery
23 - Sour Beer24 - Specialty Wild &
Sour Beer

25 - Fruit Beer26 - Spice / Herb /
Vegetable Beer
27 - Smoke-Flavoured
and Wood-Aged Beer
28 - Specialty Beer
Rorschach Brewing Co.
29 - Mead
Backed by Bees
31 - Traditional Cider2 - Specialty Cider
KW Craft Cider