You can read the full list of winners right here, but I'm super excited to share that Buster Rhino's & the Durham Craft Beer Festival (run by Darryl Koster) was honoured with an Editor's Circle award for significant achievements in the Ontario craft beer industry. The Editor's Circle awards are separate from the main voting and categories, and are determined by a selection committee made up of Bar Towel members and associates.
|Darryl Koster (Buster Rhino's & Durham Craft Beer Festival) and Matt Chellew (Durham Craft Beer Festival)|
Cass Enright, organizer of the Golden Tap Awards, says that the Editor's Circle recognized this growth in the area thanks to Buster Rhino's and the Durham Craft Beer Festival:
"We gave Buster Rhino's an award as it is important to us to see craft beer thrive in every part of the province," said Enright via email. "When it succeeds in areas that aren't the downtown cores of the major cities, it demonstrates how craft beer is becoming an integral part of our culture all across Ontario. Buster Rhino's and Durham Craft Beer Fest are helping to bring craft beer to a market that hasn't seen much of it in the past, and we felt that's worthy of recognition."
PS Congrats also to my friend Eddy who is part of the crazy-talented design team at Beau's All Natural Brewing Co.. They won a Golden Tap award for best packaging design & label artwork.