After a one year hiatus, the ONHops BrewOff is back at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention.
Registration is now open for the 2022 competition. This year’s beer style is: (BJCP 18B) American Pale Ale
Overall Impression from the BJCP Style Guidelines: A pale, refreshing and hoppy ale, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make the beer balanced and drinkable. The clean hop presence can reflect classic or modern American or New World hop varieties with a wide range of characteristics. An average-strength hop-forward pale American craft beer, generally balanced to be more accessible than modern American IPAs.
For complete style information, rules, critical dates and to register, visit: https://www.ofvc.ca/ONHOPS_about.html
New for 2022 – Pre-Judging and Public Judging:
The ONHops BrewOff has adopted a new set of timelines and judging procedures to ensure the competition is able to run either virtually or in person for 2022. Pre-judging will take place during the week of January 14th. This will determine the winners of the competition. A public judging of the top four beer submissions will take place at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention at 14:00 on February 23 in front of a live audience. Judges will re-evaluate and discuss the top four beer submissions. This is an educational event where the audience can ask questions and participate in a hop rub featuring all the hop submissions.
All competitors are invited to attend and participate in the public judging. Be prepared to discuss hop production and brewing practices with the audience and others in the industry. Winners will be advised in confidence prior to the public judging and asked to attend. They will receive their awards at the Farmers and Friends Gala Event immediately following the public judging.
Source: ONSpecialtyCrops September 22, 2021 posting