Sponsors, Awards, & Prizes – Brew Slam 2017

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Major Awards

Click Here to see the Brew Slam 2017 Award Categories.

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)

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

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!

Click Here to read full details about the Henderson Cup!

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 $8,000 in prizes so far!

More sponsors will be added as the competition approaches! If you are interested in sponsoring our competition please email: comp@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 Sponsor

Judging Venue

Platinum Sponsor

Henderson Brewing

Awards Ceremony Venue
Henderson Cup Sponsor – $1000 cash

Platinum Sponsor



1/2 of Best of Show Prize: Grainfather system
$10 discount code for every participant

 Platinum Sponsor

1/2 of Best of Show Prize: Grainfather system

Platinum Sponsor


1lbs PBW + 8 oz StarSan per Gold Medal

Platinum Sponsor

15 grain bags shipped Canada-wide direct
(including Viking Malts, Tuckers Maltings, etc..)

Gold Sponsor

Saturday lunch for judging volunteers
Prize packs with BSG Ingredients

 Gold Sponsor

Assorted brewing chemicals for cleaning

Gold Sponsor

12 x $25 gift cards for Gold Medals

Gold Sponsor

100 kg of grain for winners

Gold Sponsor

Brewvision Thermometer, Anvil Burner, and more!

Gold Sponsor

12 x $25 gift cards for Gold Medals

Silver Sponsor

6 x $25 Gift Cards

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.

Pro-Am Sponsor

Pro-Am Sponsor

1 – Light Lager

2 – Pale European Lager

Guest judge and swag!

3 – Pilsner

4 – Amber Lager

5 – Dark Lager

6 – Bock

7 – English Pale Ale

8 – Scottish & Irish Ale

9 – American Pale Ale

Brewer for a Day, and swag

10 – Other Pale American Ale

11 – Amber & Brown American Ale

12 – English Brown Ale

13 – Porter

14 – Stout

15 – Strong Stout

16 – American IPA

Guest judge and swag

17 – Other IPA

18 – German Wheat & Rye Beer

19 – Belgian & French Ale

Guest judges and swag

20 – Belgian Strong Ale

Cans of Symington Saison for volunteers
Swag for category winners

21 – Sour Ale

22 – Strong Ale

23 – Fruit Beer

24 – Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer

25 – Smoke-Flavoured & Wood-Aged Beer

Guest judge and swag

26 – American Wild Ale

Folly Brewpub

Pro-Am for category winner, guest judges

27 – Specialty Beer

28 – Traditional Mead

29 – Specialty Mead

30 – Traditional Cider

31 – Specialty Cider