Top Shelf takes silver at Ontario Brewing Awards

Picture of Top Shelf Classic Lager in can and glass with Ontario Brewing Award logo

Silver trophy winner, 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards

April 4, 2014 — Lake of Bays and the NHL Alumni Association are proud to announce that Top Shelf Classic Lager has received a silver trophy for best North American Lager at the 2014 Ontario Brewing Awards.

Brewed in partnership with the NHL Alumni Association, Lake of Bays’ Director of Field Marketing and Event Management Mitch Kacsmar was on-hand to receive the hardware at a ceremony held on Thursday April 3 at the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto.

“When Lake of Bays became the official brewery of the NHL Alumni Association last June, we began talking about develop a lager that would be the go-to for craft beer drinkers and mainstream beer drinkers alike,” said Mitch. “Since Top Shelf was released into the market in October we’ve had great feedback; people love it, sales are great, and it’s had solidly enthusiastic reviews. But to me, this award makes if official. Top Shelf is a lager that everyone can love.”


Ontario: Top Shelf is available at the brewery in Baysville and at  select LCBOs, Beer Stores, and pubs and restaurants across Ontario. Go to on your smarphone to find it near you.
Alberta and Manitoba: Top Shelf is also available at Sobey’s in Alberta and at LiquorMart in Manitoba.
United States: Top Shelf is also available in the northeastern US. Contact our US sales agent to find it near you.

If you would like information about making Top Shelf available in your store, restaurant or territory, contact Director of Sales Graham McIntosh at (705) 767-2313 or

Pilgrims can make their way to view the trophy at its place of honour at the brewery. Check our retail store hours before setting out.

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