Hold on to your hops cuz this is probably the most important blog post in the history of blog posts. Recently we were proud to announce the brewery line-up at Toronto’s Festival of Beer from July 22-24 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Breweries from all across Ontario, and, all across the world will be joining us this year. Almost 100 Brewers! Here are 6 Facts about the Beer at TFOB 2016:
1) 333 Beautiful Brews
Yep, you read that right. 333 beautiful, tasty, robust brews will be available at Toronto’s Festival of Beer. This is NOT an invitation to try them all. That’s ridiculous. This IS an open invitation to discover something new or re-discover a brew from you past. It’s all about discovery. Read the official press release HERE.
2) Ontario House
We’ve packed 25 Ontario brewers into the centre of the festival. You cannot miss it. There will be signs, just in case you sort of do miss it. Lol. This will no doubt be a focus for many, as Ontario brewers are CRUSHING IT!!! What a bunch of beauties.
3) New Brews
These are a collection of first timers at our event. Think of the ‘New Brews’ area as the onboarding area to our event. These year the New Brews will be: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, Falcon Brewing Company, Henderson Brewing Company, Sextant Craft Brewery, Sawn & Ed Brewing Company, and Brock Street Brewing.
4) Ontario Brewing Award Winners
Brock Street Brewing Company were the recipient of the Ontario Brewing Award for Best Newcomer and now you can try them without driving to Whitby. (No disrespect to my homies in Whitby… I am one of you. Born and raised!!!) Seriously, there will be a whole heap of OBA winners at TFOB. Here is the list of OBA2016 winners. Which includes Hoptical Illusion from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery the OBA2016 Best Of Show award winner.
5) The Beer School Sessions
The Beer School Sessions in partnership with Prud’homme Beer Certification is on site all weekend long to educate the masses. The exact schedule of what you can learn and which brewers you can learn from will be posted soon! All those years of people saying ‘School is cool’ have finally come true.
6) World of Beer Pavilion – Sample Sweden!
Last year we invited 13 Irish Brewers and bunch of Irish Chefs and a couple Irish bands to celebrate all things Ireland. This year we’ve crossed oceans once again to find the perfect hub of beer producers and chefs: Introducing Sample Sweden! presented by Bier Markt, Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce, IKEA Canada and Volvo Car Canada.
Yes, there will be very cool bands and really great food, but Beer is the star of the show. It is a beer festival after all. So, won’t you grab some mates and join us in July?
- Friday, July 22nd – House Of Pain – SOLD OUT
- Saturday, July 23 – Big Sugar Reggae Style
- Sunday, July 24 – The Temperance Movement.
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