ONHops Brewoff

About the Competition

The ONHops BrewOff (OHBO) is back at the OFVC! This year we’re celebrating 10 years of friendly competition highlighting Ontario grown hops and Ontario craft beer! Formally “The Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition”, OHBO was conceived to bring together Ontario hop producers and the most significant end-user of the crop, the Ontario brewing industry. The goals are to:

  • Create a credible venue for hop growers and brewers to work together and encourage commerce.
  • Introduce the next generation of Ontario brewers to the hop growing community.
  • Promote the use of Ontario-grown hops.

Rules and Entry Information

Download the 2023 Competition Rules
How to pack and ship entries
Competition Checklist


Registration is now open. Entry into the competition is $35.00 plus HST to be paid upon registration. The competition accepts a maximum of 18 beer entries. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis in the form of a completed registration form, including payment, received before the deadline. Registration will close when 18 completed and verified registrations are received. Please download the 2023 Competition rules for complete information.

Registration has been extended to Friday, November 4th at 4:30 pm, or until capacity is reached.

This year's style is (21A) American IPA.

Past Winners & Beer Styles

Beer Style: (18B) American Pale Ale
1st Place: Qualyes Brewery & Cahiague Farms & Great Canadian Hops
2nd Place: Elora Brewing Company & CanAussie Farms
3rd Place: GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. & GoodLot Farm

No event due to Covid

Beer Style: Imperial (double) IPA
1st Place: Great Lakes Brewery (Etobicoke) & VQH Farms (Eden)
2nd Place: Steel Wheel Brewery (Brantford) & The Bickle Farm – Valley Hops (Port Hope)
3rd Place: Concession Road Brewing Co (Jarvis) & McConkey Farms Hop Company (St. George)

Beer Style: New England IPA
1st Place: Muddy York Brewing Company & VQH Farms
2nd Place: Great Lakes Brewery & VQH Farms
3rd Place: Upper Thames Brewing Company & The Tavistock Hop Company

Beer Style: Black IPA
1st Place: Great Lakes Brewery & VQH Farms
2nd Place: Elora Brewery & CanAussie Farms Inc.
3rd Place: Brock Street Brewing Company & Chlodowig Farm

Beer Style: Belgian IPA
1st Place: New Limburg & Hayhoe Hops & King Lake Farms
2nd Place: Walkerville Brewery & King Lake Farms & Hayhoe Hops & VQH Farms
3rd Place: Wellington Brewery & Hayhoe Hops
Honorable Mention: Muddy York & VQH Farms

Beer Style: American Amber Ale
1st Place: The Exchange Brewery
2nd Place (Tie):Trafalgar Ales and Meads & King Lake Farms
2nd Place (Tie):Abe Erb Brewing Co. & Tavistock Hop Company
Honourable Mention: Brock Street Brewing

Beer Style: Robust Porter
1st Place: The Olde Stone Brewing Company & Slow Acres Organics
2nd Place: Garden Brewers & Buttrum's Family Farm
3rd Place: Nick Bobas. Student, NC Teaching Brewery

Beer Style: Brown Ale
1st Place: The Blue Elephant & Carolinian Hop Yard
2nd Place: Get Well Brewing & Nation Hops
3rd Place: The Olde Stone Brewing Company & Slow Acres Organics

Beer Style: American IPA
1st Place: Duggan's Brewery & Heritage Hill Organics
2nd Place: Black Creek Historic Brewery & South Coast Hops
3rd Place: Steam Whistle Brewery & Meadowsweet Farm