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Team MO Beer Raises $1,560 For MOvember!

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UPDATE: With your help, Team MO Beer is proud to announce that we raised $1,560.00 for MOvember Canada. Thank you for your support!

 

Team MO Beer is back baby! That means $5 from every ticket sold in November will support MOvember! Offer does not apply to Black Friday Flash Sale tickets.

Click below to go directly to our MOpage, or better yet, BUY TICKETS NOW!

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#TFOB2017 Tickets Now On Sale!

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Hello #BeerFam … How’ve ya been? Enough small talk… Tickets to the 2017 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer are now on sale… in support of Team MO Beer.  Team MO Beer is our squad. $5 from every #TFOB2017 ticket sold in November will go directly to The MOvember Foundation via Team MO Beer. The MOvember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. We are ready to raise funds and tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health. Help us stop men dying too young.

This offer is valid for two types of #TFOB2017 tickets: General Admission and Hoptimized. Not for VIP tickets, because they go on sale later. This is a limited time offer, which expires at midnight on November 30th. Thank you for your support.

Buy Tickets for Friday, July 28, 2017

Buy Tickets for Saturday, July 29, 2016

Buy Tickets for Sunday, July 30, 2016

 

The Gentlemen’s Expo Offer Has Now Expired…

but if you’d like more info on #TGE2016… see below…

The Gentlemen’s Expo is the premium event for emerging and established men’s lifestyle products, integrated consumer experiences and on-stage programming that will entertain and educate men.  It all happens November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building.

Come to #TGE2016 if you are interested in: style, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, whiskey, beer, spirits, gaming, DIY, wellness, health and more.  Come to#TGE2016 if you want to see great speakers and compelling attractions. Come to #TGE2016 if you want to #BeBetter.

Get The Gentlemen’s Expo Tickets!

Here are some pics from last year’s The Gentlemen’s Expo:

 

 

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Save The Date! Spring Sessions is May 20-21, 2017

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On May Long Weekend in 2017, a hand-picked selection of food purveyors and breweries will set up shop inside Fort York Garrison Common for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions. Expect all the amenities of a cottage in the heart of the city, as this legendary event returns to its roots for a glorious May long weekend celebration of the Golden Beverage! Tickets will go on sale in March 2017, so stay tuned!

Join the Facebook event and be the first to know when earlybird tickets go on sale.

 

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#TFOB2017 is July 28-30, 2017 – and now on sale!

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We are super stoked to let you in on a couple of things. First, the date for next year: July 28-30, 2017. Join the Facebook Event and start telling your friends. Here are the links to buy your tickets…

Buy Tickets for Friday, July 28, 2017

Buy Tickets for Saturday, July 29, 2016

Buy Tickets for Sunday, July 30, 2016

The second lil’ tidbit we wanna share with you is our feature country: Last year was Ireland, this year was Sweden and next year it will be … *drum roll* … CANADA! No better time than Canada’s 150th celebration aka: #Canada150, to raise a glass with breweries and brews from coast to coast! We’ll bring the best of the best to Toronto’s Festival of Beer on July 28-30, 2017.

150 years calls for a beer! 

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#TFOB2016 T-Shirt Contest Voting

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We had an amazing turn out of Team T-Shirts this year. The teams that came by the Media Lounge to get their photos taken are all displayed in this Facebook Photo Album.

Here’s how it works: Voting is open now (and closes end of day on Sept 5). Try and get your team pic the most likes. (Buying likes is not allowed. Promoted posts are not allowed) Judging is based %50 on likes and the other %50 on our staff opinions. We’ll post the winners in September and also reach out to them at the same time to award their prize: 10 tickets to TFOb Sunday, 2017.

HERE are the full Rules & Regs.

Pictured above are the 2015 Winners of TFOB T-Shirt Contest: Beervana.

Good luck to all and makes sure you save the date for next year.

 

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10 Things You Need To Know About Attending TFOB!

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The countdown is on. Your tickets are purchased, your flip flops are ready and now all that’s left to do is figure out the deets… important stuff, like… how will I get there? Should I wear my flowy tank and jean shorts or my summer dress with the flowers on it? Can I bring water? Will my backpack be okay? What time does that band go on stage? Where can I find my favourite Chef? Let us help you with those answers so that you’re guaranteed to have your best TFOB yet!

Friday Hours: 

3:00p – Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders

4:30p – General Admission Doors Open

10:30p – Last Call

11:00p – Closed

Saturday & Sunday Hours:

12:00pm – Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders

1:30pm – General Admission Doors Open

7:30pm – Last Call

8:00pm – Closed

For the Band Schedules, just click your day: FRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY

10 – What Do You Need to Bring?

Valid photo ID – This is a 19+ event (a photocopy of ID does not count)

Your Ticket. (Best to print it out and bring with you, unless you ordered a mobile ticket)

-Sunblock

-Sunglasses

-Hat

-Comfortable Shoes

-Cash

-TTC tokens

-Mobile phone – to take selfies, call a cab or Ubes – Please enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive.

-Raincoat (check the weather before you leave home)

 

9 – What Can’t You Bring With You?

-Pets (We love them, but they can’t come with you)

-Children (We love them too, but they can’t come with you)

-Opened water

-Food

-Chairs

-Coolers

-Large video cameras

-Selfie Sticks (seriously, are these things still a ‘thing’? lol)

-Cameras, other than for personal use

-Water guns

-Your own glassware/bottles.

-Illegal Substances (Weed, ganja, green, doobs, doobies, reefer, trees or any other type of drug)

 

8 – Think Ca$h

We appreciate plastic just as much as the next person, but cash is king at the Festival. We have teams walking around that will be selling tokens and they’ll only accept cash. We’re not saying empty your bank account, but be prepared if you want to move around quickly.  Select Token Booths do accept Credit Card Payments, but we always reco cash for getting ‘er done quickly.

 

7 – Tokens

Tokens are the onsite currency. 1 token = $1. Most samples onsite are 1 token for a 4oz pour. Some brewers charge more: imports and premium brands.

 

6 – Your Backpack Will be Searched

We’ll be using metal detector wands and searching backpacks at the gate – it’s not that we don’t trust you, it’s just how it goes! You’ve all been to events before and witnessed someone giving security a hard time over searching their belongings. The reason we do it is not because you’re a criminal, but because we want everyone to be safe and have a great time.

 

5 – Don’t Drink & Drive

Don’t drive! It’s a Beer Festival and chances are you’ll be enjoying some beverages. Not only do we not want you to drink and drive, but it’s going to be a challenge maneuvering your way around the city with large events going on.  Please enjoy the convenience of the TTC or a cab or an Ubes. Yeah, we said Ubes.

4 – Great Beer is Great Beer

Check your beer snobbery at the door. Try something new, something crazy or maybe something you can’t pronounce. Let us open your eyes to a whole new world of beer. *Starts singing A Whole New World from Aladdin*. Seriously, there are over 333 beautiful brews to sample, including 28 brews as part of Sample Sweden. No excuses for not trying something new, but don’t forget about your old favourites!

 

3 – Bring Your Appetite

The Chefs and food purveyors we have this year are second to none. See the entire Club House La Grille Grilling Tent  line-up. Explore the variety of food options and take lots of eating breaks. You’ll get to see local Chefs you already know and love, and meet a couple new ones from Sweden too! See the full schedule HERE.

 

2 – New Entrance & Parking

We’ve moved the front entrance to the Better Living Centre. All Gates (A, B, C) will go through the front entrance of the BLC. This is just a few steps away from where the entrance has been for the past number of years, so it’s not a dramatic change – just wanted to give everyone the heads up. As for parking… we do not have designated parking for the festival. We recommend finding Pay Parking in Liberty Village or just avoiding driving altogether, if that’s an option for you. For real tho, why are you driving to a beer festival?

 

1 – Drink Water & Wear Sunblock

Seriously, stay hydrated. We have water stations all over the place, plus each booth has free bottled water. All you have to do is ask for it. And you can also take your commemorative mug (which you get when you arrive), rinse it out and fill it up at a water station. And don’t forget to wear sunblock. This is vital. Sunblock and water are soooooooo key!!

BONUS: #BeerLove

We can’t wait to host you this weekend, let’s make it a great one!  PS: Add #BeerLove to your pics on Instagram and Twitter and they could show up in the photo wall.

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TFOB Sunday Music Line-Up Released

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We’re are so stoked to see The Temperance Movement live on the Bandshell stage on Sunday, July 24. This is one of those bands that you’ll claim you discovered before all your friends. They are gunna blow people’s minds. Still don’t have tickets? Use code BLOG and get your tickets now!

TFOB Sunday Main Stage Music Line Up presented by Rock 94.9

12:00pm – **Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders**

1:30pm – **General Admission Doors Open**

2:00pm –  Rebel Emergency

3:00pm – Abbamania – as part of Sample Sweden

4:20pm -The Mandevilles

5:10pm – Attica Riots

6:30pm – The Temperance Movement

7:30pm – **Last Call For Alcohol**

8:00pm – Closed

Get a taste of The Temperance Movement live in concert:

Have a look-see and what to expect from Attica Riots:

And here’s glimpse of Rebel Emergency:

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TFOB Friday Music Schedule Released

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Here’s what’s on tap for TFOB Friday: Canadian Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes and Hip Hop Icons House Of Pain, paired with 333 beautiful brews, over 16 delicious food vendors, the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent and Sample Sweden – a 10,000 sq/ft pavilion dedicated to all things Swedish. Tickets are now SOLD OUT, so thank you for your support!

TFOB Friday Main Stage Music Line Up presented by 93.5 the MOVE

3:00pm – **Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders**

4:30 – **General Admission Doors Open**

5:30 – Kaydee

6:30 – Kayo

7:30 – Jelleestone

8:30 – Maestro Fresh Wes

9:30 – House Of Pain

10:30 – **Last Call For Alcohol**

11:00 – Closed

Get a taste of House Of Pain live in this vid:

Take a look at this Maestro classic to get you pumped:

And Here’s one of Maestro’s latest:

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Swedish Beer Line-Up

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When we said we were bringing the people of Toronto an ölfestival, we were not kidding! Release your inner beer geek, and check out this line-up of tasty brews – all the way from Sweden – that will be available to sample from July 22-24 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Bier Markt is the exclusive restaurant partner of Sample Sweden and you can also check out a location near you to get a taste! Sample Sweden is proudly funded by the Government of Ontario and generously supported by IKEA Canada and Volvo Car Canada LTD.

Here’s the list of Swedish Beer…

Omnipollo

Leon 6,5% Belgian Blonde Ale (w champagne yeast)

Mazarin 5,6% American Pale Ale

Nebuchadnezzar IIPA 8,5%

#3,5 Pineapple Gose 3,5%.

Fruit Tap 3 (Sour Apricot 3,8%)

Bianca Mango Lassi Gose 6,0%

Viktor IPA 7,5%

Olympus Mons 8,0%

#666 Black Mango IPA

Onda Mosaic Pale 5,0%

Brekeriet

Blondette 6,0%, sour beer fermented 10 months in 9 oak barrels (wine/port wine) with different yeast- and bacteria strains.

Sourbon 5,5%, amber sour beer, blend of wort fermented in 10 bourbon barrels with different yeast- and bacteria strains.

Surfeber 7,0% (collab with Brewski) 2 Brewski beers, secondly fermented with brettanomyces and Brekeriet house souring culture.

Dugges

All the Way 4,2% Session IPA

Orange Haze 6,4% IPA

Tropic Thunder 4,5% Sour Ale, collab with Stillwater

Black Currant 4,5% Sour Ale with organic black currants

Poppels

Session IPA 4,2%

Southern Passion Single Hop IPA 6,5%

Projekt 008 Double Oatmeal Stout 8,0% 30 l Keykeg

Russian Imperial Stout 9,5%

Tempel

Surpéne 5,7% Rhubarb Sour IPA, collab with Bryggverket (Sweden)

Rio Rojo 4,9% Blackberry Berlinerweisse, colllab with Yria (Spain)

Wildebeest 5,5% Sour ale with blackcurrant, redcurrant, lingonberry, mango

Nanna Orange Gose 3,5%

Gotlands

Sitting Bulldog IPA 6.4%

Wisby Hopfenwisser Weisse 5.6%

Great White Bulldog Wheat IPA 7.2%

 

If that menu doesn’t excite you, then please check for a pulse! And HERE are 6 other reasons why Sweden is our feature country at #TFOB2016! And CHECK OUT the full beer line-up available this weekend.

Friday and Saturday of our event are totally SOLD OUT, so the only way to come and Sample Sweden is to come on SUNDAY.

Skål!!!!

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