TFOB Summer: Saturday Tickets Still Available!


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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Alan Doyle To Headline TFOB Sunday


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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Use promo code DOYLE to receive $5 off per general admission ticket!

Upgrade your ticket to the VIP Experience so you get in early, get a full dining experience and VIP washrooms!

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.

For your chance to win tickets, listen to KX96 or KX94.7.


  • 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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Method Man & Redman to Headline TFOB Friday


Attention Beer Lovers… the rumours are true! Funk Doctor Spock and Johnny Blaze, AKA: Meth & Red, AKA: Method Man & Redman, will be live and in concert on Friday, July 28.  They will be joined by Canadian HipHop pioneer Saukrates.

***TICKET UPDATE: Club TFOB, VIP, Hoptimized, and Regular Tickets are now SOLD OUT!***

It’s been a while since HipHop Icons Method Man & Redman came through Toronto, so we are expecting a legendary show full of energy. Remember, we are bringing over 300 types of brews, a crazy selection of food, the Grilling Tent and more. See you and your #BeerFam on Friday, July 28th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

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Canadian Rockers Sloan To Headline #TFOB2017


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. Saturday tickets are Sold Out, but you still secure a CLUB TFOB ticket by clicking the link below…

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Read the Official Press Release and then picture a sunny Saturday afternoon in July, with your friends, 416 Brews To Dicsover, and amazing line-up of food purveyors. Plus, as a super cool bonus: The Blue Stones have been added to the bill. If you have not heard of The Blue Stones yet, let us introduce you to this electrifying duo from Windsor, Ontario.  And now some music from SLOAN

More videos below!

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Brewers Plate + TFOB Sunday Complimentary Ticket Offer



This is an extremely limited offer, but we are amped to share it with you… Purchase a Brewers Plate 2017 ticket right now, and we will send you a complimentary pair of tickets to TFOB Sunday to see The Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies on Sunday, July 30th. This offer won’t last! In fact, it ends on Tuesday, May 2nd at Midnight.

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If you love sampling great beer and enjoying tasty food, these are two events not to be missed. And now to experience both of them, all you need to do is purchase your Brewers Plate ticket and we’ll set you up with TFOB Sunday tickets. That’s a crazy value. Do the math. Yes, you can buy more than one ticket to Brewers Plate, and you will receive a pair for each ticket. This offer expires on Tuesday, May 2nd at Midnight.

If you’d like to take advantage of this limited offer, here are the steps:

  1. Get your Brewers Plate ticket! (before Tuesday May 2nd at Midnight)
  2. You’ll get your Brewers Plate ticket right away via an email from Ticketfly.
  3. Come to Brewers Plate on May 4th.
  4. On Friday May 5th, we’ll email you your pair to TFOB Sunday. (Yes, through the magic of technology, we can check who bought their ticket during the appropriate window)

Tip to Enjoy Brewers Plate:

Remember the dress code: Your Band Tee Shirt: This is paramount! You gotta follow the dress code! Start searching in your closet or the nearest Value Village for the perfect band tee shirt. This band tee shirt thing adds an amazing element to the evening. Seeing vintage ones is super cool. Actual quote from last year: “Where did you get The Thomson Twins tour tee shirt?” It was so rad. See the Photo Gallery from last year to get a taste!

Here are 6 Tips To Enjoy Brewers Plate on May 4th

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6 Awesome Food Choices For May Two Four Weekend


There are plenty of places to fill your belly in our fair city over a long weekend. You can also do it yourself at home on the BBQ. Those are all fine choices, but we’ve done a little legwork and made it super easy for you to enjoy a wide selection of tasty food all in one place. That place is the Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. May 20-21.

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Use code SAVEFIVE to save $5 off Tickets!

Here is our curated a list of incredible food selections:

1) Mustache Burger:

If you find yourself drinking a Canadian-made brew on the May Two Four Long Weekend, just make sure you have a Canadian-made Mustache Burger to accompany it. It doesn’t get more Canadian than that. Unless of course you were sharing your burger with a Mountie. If you haven’t tried a Mustache Burger yet, get excited friends. Spring Sessions is almost here.




2) Chimney Stax Baking Co.:

May Two-Four Chimney Stax FoodChimney Stax create giant towers of doughy goodness. Fresh-made, rotisserie-baked bread served sweet or savoury. They can be shared, but really… who do you even like that much to share these awesome treats with?





3) Ontario Corn Roasters:

May Two-Four Corn-on-the-cob FoodThe maestros of roasting corn are back. The smell of roasting corn is scientifically proven to make you a better person. It’s science. Food that comes with its own handle is pretty much the best thing ever. Mother nature approved!





4) Oyster Boy:

If you’ve never tried Oyster Boy, you must be shucking out of your mind. Oysters pair perfectly with pretty much every beer at Spring Sessions. Trust us, we‘re experts.






5) Tiny Toms:

May Two-Four Donuts FoodThe legend of Tiny Toms grow with every beer event. Like, one time: Tiny Toms doughnuts saved a man’s life. (Not really, but I had fun typing that) Get your hot little hands on these hot little doughnuts and wash it down with a cool brew and your pretty much living the dream.





6) Smoke’s Poutinerie:

May Two-Four Poutine FoodPoutine is almost a food group now, so we had to have these legends at Spring Sessions. There is nothing I could write that hasn’t been said already about Poutine. Little known fact: Poutine literally translates to ‘awesome stuff in my belly’. True story.





There you have it. If these food choices don’t make you a wee bit hungry, then I’m sorry to say that you have no soul. See you on the May Long Weekend!

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5 Best Bets For Enjoying the Cottage Vibes At Spring Sessions


Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer happens on the May 2-4 Long Weekend at Fort York Garrison Common

Years ago I lost touch with my friend Mike. He had an awesome cottage in Muskoka that we crashed at every long weekend. It slept about 15 people, had a hot tub on the deck, a boat on a nice lake. Mike, I miss you man.

Every since we lost contact I’ve been trying to find a cure for my long weekend cottage needs. I can assume there are more people like me searching for that cottagey fix. That’s why we (the gang behind the legendary summer festival, Toronto’s Festival of Beer) created Spring Sessions. May Two Four Weekend, in the city.

Here are your 5 Best Bets (plus one bonus) for enjoying the Sesh’:

1) Live Music

I heard a friend of mine referred to Elliott Brood as Death Country music. That is so bad ass. The gents in Elliott Brood playing a live acoustic session right next to the campfire sounds like a perfect way to spend Saturday May 20. Then, the very next day, our pals in The Trews will play their very own Campfire Session on Sunday, May 21. This is like the absolute best-case scenario for a campfire cottage party, but instead of your one friend who picks up a guitar and only knows ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ – we hired pros: Elliott Brood and The Trews. Pick your day and use code SAVEFIVE to take $5 off your tickets.

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Use code SAVEFIVE to save $5 off Tickets!

2) Bocce

Some reports stat that Bocce is the most played activity in the world. Thankfully Track & Field Bar has picked up on the trend and will be at Spring Sessions to host all your bocce needs. Bocce Standards Association rules apply. (Totally just made that rules part up. Apologies to those who are actually a part of the BSA. No disrespect homies.)

3) Let There Be Fire!

Hanging around a fire pit is pretty much mandatory. It’s like Rule 1 of the cottage: “If your clothes don’t smell like camp fire, were you actually even at the cottage, bro?” There may be marshmallows. Currently seeking approval from the people who make those marshmallow decisions. UPDATE: We have confirmed marshmallows. THERE WILL BE MARSHMALLOWS!

4) Cottage Vibes

Expect all the fixings of a cottage inside Fort York Garrison Common. Great beer, tasty food, your BFFs, and loads of games; like Giant Jenga. You see, it’s just like Jenga, but bigger, so be warned: if you decide to go ‘open toe’ with your footwear then a falling Jenga tower may be a hazard. Seriously.

5) Good Food

We hand selected and curated our favourite food purveyors and here’s a quick list of who will be there: Mustache Burger, Chimney Stax Baking Co, Ontario Corn Roasters, Oyster Boy, Tiny Toms, and Smoke’s Poutinerie. HERE’S the list.

BONUS BET: 6) Great Beer

Yes, there are only awesome Brewers at the ‘sesh. See the complete list HERE. Our recommendation is to take your time. Sample it, don’t just drank it all down. Brewers work super hard to craft each brew. This is their life work. Enjoy it… and as always, please sample responsibly.

There you go. Some tips from us to you. Here’s a video to get a taste from last year…


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TFOB Friday: Wu-Tang & Def Squad Originals Method Man & Redman


Wu-Tang Clan & Def Squad Originals: Method Man & Redman Headline Toronto’s Festival of Beer on Friday, July 28, 2017

Paired With A Performance by Canadian Hip-Hop Pioneer: Saukrates

Toronto, ON (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) – The iconic hip-hop duo and founding members of rap super groups Wu-Tang Clan and Def Squad, Method Man & Redman will make their long awaited return to Toronto this summer at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store, with a supporting performance by Canadian hip-hop pioneer Saukrates. On Friday, July 28th, both Method Man and Redman otherwise known as Funk Doctor Spock and Johnny Blaze will headline the Bandshell Stage, Exhibition Place with Saukrates on the opening night of the legendary summer beer festival. The opening night performances are presented by 93.5 The Move.

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Use promo code METHODMAN to receive $5 off per general admission ticket!

“What an iconic lineup of hip-hop heavyweights opening Toronto’s Festival of Beer, 2017!” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, ” It’s been so long since Method Man, Redman, and Saukrates have played in Toronto. This is going to be epic!”

Method Man and Redman last performed in Toronto in June, 2013. Fans will get the chance to relive the nostalgic sounds of RockWilder to close out the opening night of the event. Additionally, Saukrates who is a fellow member of Gilla House collective with Redman will make his return to the stage since his tour in 2015.

Method Man, Redma
n, and Saukrates are the latest additions to the 2017 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer and will share the Bandshell Stage the weekend of July 28 to 30 with the likes of Canadian rockers Sloan, East-Cost coast folk rocker Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies, along with count
ry music acts David James, Eric Ethridge, and Dani Strong. The remaining supporting acts for the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

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 online at’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store 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 Method Man & Redman:

Method Man & Redman (A.K.A Red & Mef, Mef & Red, Mr. Mef and Funk Doc or Funk Doc and Johnny Blaze), are a hip-hop duo, composed of rappers Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman (of Def Squad). They are signed to Def Jam Recordings as the duo as well as solo artists. While they had been collaborating since 1994, it was not until 1999 that they released a full-length collaborative effort, Blackout!. The follow-up album, Blackout! 2, was released in 2009.

Method Man often gives a shout out to Redman on tracks that do not feature Redman; this usually comes in the form of “What up, Doc!” referring to Redman’s alias “Funk Doctor Spock”. In 2001, they both starred together in the comedy/stoner movie titled “How High”. The duo have both said a sequel will be released in late 2017.

The duo have known each other long before signing with Def Jam. While at Def Jam, they reunited in 1994 on tour and met again in 1995 in the recording studio of the late Tupac Shakur. They recorded “Got My Mind Made Up” for Shakur’s multi-platinum album “All Eyez On Me”. After this they had friendly battles freestyling with each other on Yo! MTV Raps! which ultimately led to their collaborative debut single How High In 1999, the two rappers appeared together on “Rap Phenomenon” along side with The Notorious B.I.G on his posthumous album “Born Again”

On May 7, 2009, in promotion for their second studio album, Method Man & Redman released a mixtape titled Lights Out, which was hosted by DJ Green Latern. In 2013, Method Man and Redman previewed a new track called “Lookin’ Fly Too” featuring Ehikmostz. They continue to record together with both eyeing careers beyond DefJam.

In 2014, Method Man put out his 5th studio album titled Meth Lab. His next studio album called Crystal Meth is scheduled to drop in 2017. Redman put out the “Muddy Waters 2 Mixtape” in 2013, and then in 2015 his album Mudface.

About Saukrates:

Saukrates is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer. He is the co-founder of Capitol Hill Music, and lead singer of the hip-hop/R&B group Big Black Lincoln. He is also a member of Redman’s Gilla House collective.

Saukrates arrived on the hip-hop scene of the early-nineties, a post-native tongues rapper and producer who pioneered the Canadian hip-hop scene. He has been awarded multiple Juno nominations for Best Rap Recording and through his career has collaborated with the likes of Drake, Nelly Furtado, Nas, Common, Redman, and Xzibit to name a few.

A fixture in the top-tiers of the Canadian hip-hop scene, he is present as a rapper, singer or producer on almost every Canadian major label hip-hop release over the past 20 years. Providing the likes of K-os, Swollen Members, Jully Black, Rascalz, Kardinal Offishal, and Choclair with his unique style of production that has become synonymous with the Torontonian hip-hop sound. Recently he has maintained his prevalance working with the best of the new breed of Canadian rappers such as: Classified, Shad, Tre Mission, SonReal, and OB O’Brien.

In 2015, Saukrates released his 4th release Amani; a 4-trak EP featuring co-production by Rich Kidd and Snaz, and guest appearances by Son Real. The release of Amani was a defining moment in Saukrates’ career as he wiped the slate clean to begin a new chapter. A chapter in which Saukrates became more introspective, experimental and fervent in his approach to music.

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TFOB x GLB Presents #BeerHuntTO


Hello Beer Friends and Beer Fam, As you all know TFOB Spring Sessions is back at Fort York Garrison Common with a great line-up of ice cold beer and tasty food, alongside some killer live music from The Trews and Elliott Brood. Tickets are on sale now and the link is below… But first! Let’s talk about winning stuff. Introducing #BeerHuntTO. This is a collaboration between the fine folks at Great Lakes Brewery and us, the gang at Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

Here’s the skinny:

You have the chance to score yourself some Spring Sessions tickets, along with some stylish GLB gear. This is sort-of-like a scavenger hunt, but made super simple. Check out THIS link from GLB which explains everything. All ye need to know is that awesome stuff is to be won and you need to follow GLB on Twitter and GLB on Facebook.

More on Spring Sessions:

Do you have plans for the May Two Four Long Weekend? Well… now you do! Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions happens May 20 and May 21 at Fort York: Garrison Common. Come experience a curated selection of beer and food alongside cottage vibes and live music. New this year: Acoustic Campfire Sessions featuring Elliott Brood and The Trews.

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(and use code SAVEFIVE to save $5 off your tickets)

Discover a new brew, taste some killer culinary, play some cottage games and watch some amazing bands play acoustically in the Campfire Sessions. Sounds like a perfect cottage weekend … without the commute!

Here’s some quick links:


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Spring Sessions: Great Brews. Tasty Food. Cottage Vibes


Do you have plans for the May Two Four Long Weekend? Well… now you do! Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions happens May 20 and May 21 at Fort York: Garrison Common. Come experience a curated selection of beer and food alongside cottage vibes and live music. New this year: Acoustic Campfire Sessions featuring Elliott Brood and The Trews.

Get Spring Sessions Tickets Now!

(and use code SAVEFIVE to save $5 off your tickets)

Discover a new brew, taste some killer culinary, play some cottage games and watch some amazing bands play acoustically in the Campfire Sessions. Sounds like a perfect cottage weekend … without the commute!

Here’s some quick links:

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