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Alan Doyle To Headline TFOB Sunday

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TFOB Sunday is a magical day. Forever known for the chill vibe, TFOB Sunday is the day to cap off the legendary weekend with an array of tasty food options and hundreds of brews to choose from… and now… we are so very proud to announce the perfect mix of music to compliment this day: Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies alongside country artists David James, Eric Ethridge, and Dani Strong.

Alan Doyle – of Great Big Sea fame – and The Beautiful Gypsies are currently on the road, playing Sold Out shows all over North America. Their adventure will land them in Toronto on Sunday, July 30 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place for thousands of beer (and music) lovers at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store.

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In addition to Petty Harbour’s very own, we are super stoked to welcome some emerging and established country artists. David James, Eric Ethridge and Dani Strong. See below for videos from our TFOB Sunday line-up! Enjoy and see you Sunday, July 30 at Bandshell Park.

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TFOB SUNDAY SCHEDULE:

  • 12:00pm – Doors Open for Hoptimized & VIP Ticket Holders (Learn more about the VIP Experience)
  • 1:30pm –  Doors Open for General Admission Ticket Holders.
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm:  To be announced soon!
  • 3:00pm – 3:40pm:  Dani Strong
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm:  Eric Ethridge
  • 5:15pm – 6:00pm:  David James
  • 6:30pm – 7:45pm:  Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies

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TFOB Sunday: Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies

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Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies Set To Headline Toronto’s Festival of Beer Presented by the Beer Store. With Supporting Performances by Country Artists David James, Eric Ethridge and Dani Strong

Toronto, ON (April 4, 2017) – Canadian artists will be featured alongside an incredible selection of brews at the 2017 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB) presented by the Beer Store. Alan Doyle, the popular front man of Great Big Sea – will join his touring band, The Beautiful Gypsies, to headline the Bandshell Stage, Exhibition Place on Sunday July 30th. Sunday’s entertainment line-up will be rounded out by additional performances from a trio of talented country artists: singer-songwriter David James, up and coming Eric Etheridge and captivating performer Dani Strong. Sunday’s line up and performances are being presented by KX94-7 New Country FM and KX96 New Country FM

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“We are very excited to welcome Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies along with David James, Eric Ethridge and Dani Strong to TFOB,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, “The mix of folk and country music paired with an incredible selection of brews is the perfect way to celebrate the summer and close out Toronto’s Festival of Beer!”

Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store are going fast so consumers are encouraged to buy early. Currently, Hoptimized and VIP tickets are sold out for Saturday (July 29), with very few General Admission tickets left for that day. Tickets can be purchased HERE and start at $42.50 + taxes and fees with the ability to Hoptimize the experience for an extra $12. Consumers can also choose try the new VIP experience. Learn more about the new VIP experience, by clicking HERE. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a 19+ event.

About Toronto’s Festival of Beer:

Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB) presented by the Beer Store is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, showcasing experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring more than 300 brands, amazing entertainment, and summer fun, TFOB takes place July 28-30, 2017 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place. This is a 19+ event.

About Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies: 

Alan Doyle is an actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea. He hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada.

Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies is Doyle’s solo project and is equally adept to drawing a crowd.  They recently released their second album So Let’s Go in January 2015, which continues to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers.

About David James:

Award winning country artist David James (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) lives by the motto “nothing worth having comes easy and opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” and work hard he does.

With his debut performance at Boots and Hearts this past summer, a new EP Songs About A Girl, and two 2016 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ nominations in the Rising Star and Recording Package of the Year categories, this Winnipeg native has been busy mapping out his musical trajectory.

Continuing a year of many exciting moments, he also received his first (2016) 19th Annual Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Group or Solo Artist: Country.

Showing no signs of slowing down, he was recently back in the studio, recording new music.  James will release a new single, “What If I Don’t”, as well as hit the road opening shows for Chad Brownlee in early 2017.

About Eric Ethridge:

Canadian country newcomer Eric Ethridge has gained a serious amount of momentum since he released a series of orchestra country-pop music videos back January 2015; one of which garnered him a mention in rolling stone magazine.

Subsequently his social media presence enjoyed a drastic increase with over 250,000 Youtube hits and an increase to over 1400 YouTube subscribers.

In August of 2015 Ethridge was the runner-up in the Boots and Hearts emerging artist showcase, and has since had continued interest from both American and Canadian record labels, and is now one of the newest additions to the Feldman’s Agency roster.

In early 2016 Ethridge was selected by a panel of industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalist for the CCMA Discovery Program, which then went on to win the CCMA Discovery Award. He has shared the stage with major  acts such as Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, Emerson Drive, Chad Brownlee, The Bros. Osborne, Randy Houser, Chris Young, Billy Currington, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line.

Ethridge is currently working with several producers: Jeff Coplan (Love & Theft, Tim Hicks, Black Jack Billy) , Todd Clarke (Phillip Phillips, Autumn Hill, Madeline Merlo), and Brian Howes (Nickelback, Keith Urban, Chris Daughtry, and Hinder) to develop his sound for his debut EP to be released in Early 2017.

About Dani Strong:

Dani Strong is a singer/songwriter with an unparalleled stage presence. Her debut album, Time To Breathe has already hit #1 on the country charts and #2 over all genres at iTunes! The new album is brewing a buzz about Strong, who is blazing her trail as an independent artist in both Canada and south of the border as well.
Not only is Strong an exceptional songwriter, but she is also a captivating performer with incredible depth and charm.  Feeding off of her audience she can win over any room with her brilliant wit and clever humour or simply dominate the stage with an absolutely haunting execution of one of her emotional pieces.

Strong’s story is one of dedication, heart, loss and triumph.  It has not been a short and paved road to where she is now.  Strong has learned, first hand, what it means to “pay your dues” and earn the respect of seasoned musicians, industry representatives and music fans alike. Strong’s story is unique and her talent as a songwriter and performer are exceptional and captivating.

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Saturday General Admission Tickets Still Available!

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Friends, here we are. As you know, TFOB Saturday always sells out pretty quickly. We cannot find the words to show our appreciation, so please know that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your support of this event is everything.  We like you. We like you a lot. It might be love.

Saturday Ticket Update:

  • Saturday VIP Tickets – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday Hoptimized Tickets – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday General Admission Tickets – Still available! Use code BEER to save $5 off General Admission Tickets!

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Totally amped to welcome Canadian Rockers SLOAN to #TFOB2017. Read the Official Press Release of our SLOAN announcement… and then picture a sunny Saturday afternoon in July, with your friends, over 300 types of brews, and amazing line-up of food purveyors and this:

Also, take a look at the video below to get a taste of what TFOB is all about. #TFOB2017 is July 28-30 Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. This year our feature country is *drum roll please* … 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, presented by the Beer Store.

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Canadian Rockers Sloan To Headline #TFOB2017

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Super stoked to welcome Canadian Rock Icons Sloan to Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. Man, these guys are legends. All they do is write super catchy songs. Have you ever seen them live? They are incredible. Wowza. We. Can’t. Wait.

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Read the Official Press Release and then picture a sunny Saturday afternoon in July, with your friends, over 300 types of brews, and amazing line-up of food purveyors and this:

More videos below!

PS: We also feature a Spring version of our Summer event. It’s called Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions and we kick it cottage-style on the May Two Four Long Weekend.

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#TFOB2017 Presents Sloan

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Legendary Canadian Rockers SLOAN to perform at Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2017, presented by the Beer Store

Toronto, ON (February 15, 2017) – You’d have to be a fool, not to think about it! Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB 2017), presented by the Beer Store is back on July 28-30, 2017 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. This year, Juno award winning rock band Sloan will headline the festival on Saturday, July 29 presented by 94.9 the Rock.

“We are very excited to have Sloan play TFOB 2017,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, “The Saturday of the festival has always been the most talked about day of that weekend because the atmosphere can’t be compared to anything else and this year is gearing up to be another big one. It’s a day and performance that you won’t want to miss!”

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Use code BEER to save $5 off General Admission Tickets!

This year, TFOB 2017 will be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by creating a massive 100, 000 square-foot pavilion which showcases both beer and culinary delights from various regions across Canada. As part of this celebration TFOB 2017 will also be showcasing various musical acts that hail from different regions in Canada, as well as the U.S. Sloan is the first of three headliners to be announced. Headliners for Friday and Sunday of TFOB 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store sell out in advance every year — so consumers are encouraged to buy early. Tickets can be purchased HERE and are $42.50 with the ability to Hoptimize the experience for an extra $12. A Hoptimized ticket gives the consumer early access and 5 extra sample tokens. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a 19+ event.

About Sloan:

Over the course of their 25 year career, the four songwriters in Sloan have amassed an outstanding collection of over 200 songs on eleven studio albums.  Recently named one of Canada’s top five bands of all-time in a CBC critics poll, Sloan continue to write, record and tour well into their third decade together.

Last year, Sloan took to the road performing over 70 shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their album “One Chord To Another”.  2017 will find the band in studio writing and recording new material.  This summer the band will be performing their hits and fan favourites at festival concerts across North America. Check out Sloan’s official website HERE.

About Toronto’s Festival of Beer:

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, showcasing experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring more than 300 brands, TFOB takes place July 28-30, 2017 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, Toronto. This is a 19+ event.

For more Information, please contact:

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Brand New VIP Experience: On Sale Now!

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#TFOB2017 will be amazing. There will be many new brews and culinary delights to discover. We are always trying to make the TFOB experience better. You provided us with some incredible insights through the survey we sent out last year. With your input we are proud to launch the new VIP ticket. What makes this a new VIP experience? Good question. Here our the two new features:

  1. An additional VIP restroom. This was at the top of the list in terms of feedback from our people. We heard you! We will now offer VIP-ers an air conditioned, satellite station to take care of their, um, ‘business’. This is in additional to the air conditioned restrooms located inside Acqua Dolce resto. This new VIP restroom will be located at convenient spot inside the TFOB grounds. We’ll let you know exactly where ahead of the event.
  2. Enhanced Dining Experience. The restaurant on-site inside TFOB grounds is called Acqua Dolce. They are now under new management. They have also done some renos. This is the home base for VIP ticket holders. We are thrilled to partner with them this year and have their full commitment to make the VIP experience, second to none. This includes an improved culinary experience and top notch service.

So the VIP Ticket for #TFOB2017 now includes: Access to private VIP Lounge in Acqua Dolce Resto & Venue (air-conditioned venue with lake view patio), one catered meal and two full beverages, 10 sample tokens, Commemorative Festival Sampling Cup, new satellite VIP air-conditioned washrooms located strategically in Bandshell Park, access into the festival through an express entrance, and access to festival for an additional 1.5 Hours. VIP tickets are on sale now for $95.00 plus tax and service fees. 

Take a look at the video below to get a taste of what TFOB is all about. #TFOB2017 is July 28-30 Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. This year our feature country is *drum roll please* … 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, presented by the Beer Store.

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If you are looking for General Admission tickets, use the same link above, but add promo code BEER to save $5 off per ticket. Promo codes only valid for General Admission tickets.

Please note: VIP Tickets for Saturday, July 29th are already SOLD OUT.

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Brew News: Saturday VIP Tickets Sold Out, Beer Yoga, Tesla-Powered Beer

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Here we are friends… TFOB VIP Tickets are Sold Out for Saturday, July 29. Thank you for your support! If you missed out, and want VIP Tickets, to take advantage of the new VIP Experience, then you can get some HERE for Friday, July 28 and Sunday, July 30.

Below is our round up of the latest Brew News…

BeerYogaBeer Yoga Is A Thing! Get yourself in Happy Baby pose because Beer & Yoga is now a thing. According to this Mashable article, it started at the famous Burning Man festival, and then spread to Germany and now Australia. If you feel this doesn’t sound like the absolute best thing, then you should should Nama-stay away. Photo: via Mashable

Sierra_Nevada_XL_410_282_c1Tesla-Powered Beer: There’s yet another reason to love west coast brewers Sierra Nevada. They’ve installed Tesla Powerpack Batteries at their California Brewery to meet the energy demand on electricity. THIS article from Green Tech Media often quotes Sierra Nevada’s Sustainability Manager Cheri Chastain, which makes us think that more breweries need to have someone leading the sustainability charge. Super cool. Photo: via Sierra Nevada website

Keurig for Beer?: There are rumblings about a single serve beer making machine. Is this the world’s greatest idea or just some crazy fad? THIS article is from the Nerdist, and reports that Anheuser-Bush InBev is considering some type of contraption for single serve beer.

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Pint of Stella = Clean Water: Matt Damon’s water.org and Stella Artois have teamed up for a pretty unique partnership. The Hollywood Reporter describes it this way…  “Damon discussed a newly announced cooperation between the organization (water.org) and beer brand Stella Artois, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, saying that it provides people different ways of giving, such as by buying glass chalices. Or ‘you can go into a pub in the U.K. or America and buy a pint of Stella, and for that one pint of Stella, they will guarantee bringing someone in the developing world clean water for a month,’ the star explained. Read MORE.

There you have it. Our round up of the latest beer news. Cheers. Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 20-21 for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions and on July 28-30 for the Summer Edition of TFOB presented by the Beer Store.

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Brew News: Monks, MMA, DNA

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So Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store happens THIS year, people! LOL. If you scored some tickets over the Holidays, then please join the Facebook Group.

We are always on the look out for cool beer news and neat beer stories… Here are some that recently caught our eye…

1) Beer Based on Your DNA? Yes, it’s true. Talk about a personalized experience. A brewery in London, England is leading the way – for about $30,000 a pop! Just a thought … what it you don’t like the taste of your own beer? Something to consider. Read MORE.

2) The Champ Likes Beer. Amanda Nunes knocks out Ronda Rousey and then instead of champagne, she wants a beer. This is our kind of champ. See the vid from TMZ. If you missed the fight… here ya go…

3) Monks Helping Rebuild. After an earthquake destroyed their 14th Century basilica, the monks are using their business to aid the rebuild. They are brewing beer. The beer is called Birra Nursia – Nursia is the Latin name for Norcia. Read MORE.

4) Kiss Cam Beer Kiss. So this video was going around from the World Juniors. It’s a fan ignoring his girlfriend and kissing his beer. Pretty funny(?) He must really love that brew… but I’m here to break the news that about 95% of moments like this are totally set up.

There you have it. Some Beer News to kick off 2017. Cheers. Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 20-21 for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions and on July 28-30 for the Summer Edition of TFOB.

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Beer Predictions for 2017

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2017 will be a big year. After that —-storm of a year that 2016 was, how can it not get better in 2017? Here are some beer hopes, wishes and predictions for 2017…

  • Les (President) hopes you always have beer. Anything cold, ready and available were his exact words. His prediction for next year: Sour Beers will be top of the list!
  • Ingrid (Operations) thinks that 2017 will keep seeing the rise of beer: more breweries, more styles, more variety.
  • Jon (Marketing) thinks Donald Trump Drinking Games will be huuuuuge! 
  • Dav (PR) thinks Gluten Free Beer will finally make its mark on taste.
  • Luca (Partnerships) thinks Beer Cocktails will be all the rage in 2017.
  • Stacey (Accounting) thinks fruity beer will kill it in 2017. Peaches, grapefruit, raspberries.
  • Jodi (Culinary) thinks more and more ladies will make their voice heard in the beer community. More lady beer drinkers and more lady brewers!

There you have it. Some Beer Predictions for 2017 from our staff? Do you have a prediction? Leave it in the comments. Cheers. Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 20-21 for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions and on July 28-30 for the Summer Edition of TFOB.

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Top 5 Reasons To Stay In On New Year’s Eve

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It’s no secret. We love beer. We love discovering new brews. Like, who doesn’t? And there’s no better time to discover beer than in a cozy environment with friends. That’s why we are highly recommending that you stay in on New Year’s Eve. We came up with 5 pretty compelling reasons to support our cause. Let us present our case…

5) The Taxi Situation – Finding a cab or Uber is hard work on NYE. PLUS – the surge pricing will be crazy. PLUS – if you’re out with more then 4 friends, you have to find two cabs! Every person you know (you included) has a horror story about trying to catch a cab on New Year’s. It’s the worst! Skip it.

4) The Food – Staying in is your chance to show off your culinary skills. Just youtube some fancy recipes and get ready to receive the accolades! (HINT: google slow cooker recipes. so easy!) Or maybe make it a potluck. Everyone bring their best dish. Make sure you delegate someone for apps and desert or everyone might bring mains, and you need to eat sweets!

3) The Company – Spending time with your friends means everything. Play a board game, jump down a Youtube video wormhole, watch some sports, play video games, play cards (we recommend Cribbage, because MUGGINS!)

2) The Hassle – Not deciding on a place to eat, how to get there and how to get home safely is music to our ears. Does it get any better?

1) The Beer – Show off your beer knowledge and make sure your friends only bring their favs. Have some sampling glasses on hand so everyone can try everything. (Our TFOB Festival Mug makes a great sampling mug… just saying… check your cupboards for last years mug!)

The beautiful benefit of staying in, is not drinking and driving. Maybe make it a sleepover for everyone? Rock those onesies or PJs and welcome 2017 in style.

Tag your photos with #BeerFam because we love to share! See you in 2017!

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