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Last Minute Gifts For Beer Lovers

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Okay, so you waited ’till the last minute again! That’s so you! Don’t worry about it. We got you covered. Here’s a list of gifts you can score for the beer lover in your life that are both easy to get and easy to give. There are some gift ideas below that you can just click on a website and be done with it, and some others that you can just walk in to a store and… badda bing… Christmas = completed.


5)BEER. 

The Beer StoreSeriously, a gift certificate to the Beer Store is perfect. It says “I love you and I respect the golden beverage, but I did not want to choose the beer for you”. It’s like the ultimate sign of respect to your #BeerFam.


4) Tickets.

2016tfob_317 Yes-sir-ree-bob, tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer are quite possibly the easiest thing on this list. Click. Print. Fold. Hang on tree. We even put a little TO: and FROM: right on the ticket so if you fold it right, you can even skip getting an envelope! Efficiency at its finest!


3) 150 YEARS OF CANADIAN BEER LABELS

150-years-of-cad-beer-labelsHit that beer lover in your life with a book of beer nostalgia this holiday season! INDIGO is featuring a very interesting coffee table book written by Lawrence C. Sherk to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday. Sherk is one of the country’s most avid collectors of breweriana and this book showcases a stunning selection of beer labels dating from the late 1870s to the present day.


2) THE BEER TASTING GIFT BASKET 

black scratched wall and grey cobblestone street background or abstract stageThis is a unique and thoughtful gift for someone who really appreciates beer!  It includes 4 beers, 4 taster glasses and a beer tasting paddle.  Also included is a beer testing guide which will help the beer aficionado analyze different beer, food pairings, etc.  Up to 24 beer can be added to this Gift Basket.


1) MORE BEER.

We’ve created this map of all the Beer Store locations and Breweries that have retail stores, so if you’re looking to pick up beer over the Holidays, start with this map! Just click the screen shot below to get started…

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Here’s a few other ideas if you’re still looking for Beer stuff:

Top 10 Beer Gifts for Beer Lovers

Best Beer Gifts That You Can Wear

And be sure to 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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Add promo code CHRISTMAS to save $5 off per ticket. Promo codes only valid for General Admission tickets.

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Top 10 Beer Gifts For Beer Lovers

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We know you have a few beer lovers on your list. Now stop looking in the mirror, we’re talking about giving gifts to others. We searched the interwebz – specially our beer partners websites – and found some amazing gifts. Check ‘em out…


Retro Lunch Box from Steam Whistle

Steam whistle lunch boxReminiscent of a 1950’s construction worker’s lunch box, this is a super cool gift for the beer lover in your life. Let’s face it, whomever you buy this for most likely will not be slugging it around with a spam sandwich. Chances are it will be on display… up on the shelf, in the office – OR – if you have kids… full of Lego pieces. Either way, a solid choice for a beer gift.


Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer

BUY TICKETS

2016tfob_492It’s the biggest beer festival in the country. Grab your #BeerFam and come discover new brews and old favs. Use promo code <INSERT CODE> to save $5 off general admission tickets.

Coozie Sling Bag from Landshark Brewery

lfh161z19aLet’s say you have a friend. And this friend likes things like flowery surf shirts and Jimmy Buffet. Well say ‘aloha’ to this can coozie which keeps your cans cold and your hands free. International shipping may apply to this bad boy.


Flight Paddle with glasses from Brock Street Brewing Company

FLIGHT PADDLE WITH 4 SAMPLE GLASSESThis is the perfect type of gift for that special someone in your life that is always trying to get others to try different brews. Makes sense to have something like this in the house, so you arent’t all tasting from the same can or bottle… GROSS!!  Seriously, this is a smart gift from the Ontario Brewing Award winner for Newcomer of the Year. Whitby, represent!


Blanket from Goose Island

medium_100018739-34b271d567f1b1911bc45d8c1a6c58adWrap up winter with a Goose Island Jaquard blanky. We had to google what jacquard meant, but we’re glad we know now. You cannot go wrong with a blanket. One size fits all. If you have a Goose Island lover in your life, then we found you the perfect gift! Shipped from the US of A.


Punk Album from Beau’s All Natural Brewery

audio_visceral_-_back_largeIt’s called Audio Visceral and it’s from a band that the co-founder of Beau’s is in. It might be good, it might be… um… not so good, but one thing is for certain… for the Beau’s fan in your life it will blow their mind.


Chutney from Old Speckled Hen

old-spec-hen-chutneyThis product is from the UK, but we couldn’t resist adding to our list. Imagine how fancy you will feel when you present to your loved one… *clears throat* “May I present Old Speckled Hen Chutney made with caramelised red onion chutney infused with a generous glug of Old Speckled Hen”.


Red Light from Budweiser

red_lightThey say we (Canadians) are obsessed with hockey. They may right, since these red lights keep selling! Sync it up with your fav team and celebrate each goal properly. This is a must have for anyone with an unusual affinity for under armour shirts and a passion for hockey.


Become Part Owner of Innis & Gunn

original__largeThey are looking for investors and if you invest on someone’s behalf as a Christmas gift, they may write songs about you and your generosity. You will instantly become a hero. Legendary status.


Grilling Tongs from Sam Adams

bbcsa1640-hSomething feels so right about these branded grilling tongs. Sure you have to order from the USA, but it’s Samuel Adams people! Jim Koch’s story about starting this brewery is a pretty good story and will no doubt be re-told every time you fire up the grill!

 

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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Star Wars Beer Gifts

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With the upcoming release of Star Wars: Rogue One (which we are super pumped about) we thought we’d revisit Star Wars themed beer gifts for Christmas. May the force be with you all.


Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener

bottle_opener_-_millenium_falcon_1024x1024If you’re expecting a ‘this bottle opener made the kessel run in 12 parsecs’ line – you’ve come to the right place! Who knew a Corellian freighter could inspire so much hope and happiness, especially now that it can open your brew!


Han Solo in Carbonite Beer Fridge

1caf_han_solo_fridgeThey say it holds ‘soda’ in the product description but that is just an old Jedi mind trick to drink more sugary fizzy liquid. We know what this fridge is for.


Wookie Beer Koozy

chewbacca-beer-kooziesPut your bowcaster down and grab this can Koozy for the ultimate in beer protection. It’s furry like a wookie and probably the closest we’ll ever come to petting a real Chewbacca… cuz Chewbacca is real, dammit. *makes a Chewbacca roaring noise*


It’s a Trap Beer Glass

il_570xn-329169721Etsy is filled with glorious items. We found this gem amongst many many many Star Wars themed items. I imagine every time you drink out of this mug you will utter Admiral Ackbar’s famous line numerous times. Who knows, the more you fill the mug, the more you may sound like the great Admiral?


R2D2 Beer Cooler

r2d2-cooler_flickrhivemindPretty sure you can’t buy this, but it was just too good not to post in this blog. Imagine this in your backyard? It combines the greatest Astromech droid of all time with BEER! Unreal. Too bad it’s not available at retail anytime soon.


LightSaber Bottle Opener

star-wars-lightsaber-bottle-openerSadly, lightsabers aren’t a reality yet. (my hands and arms thank you for that) and this may be the closest thing to opening your beer with the magical Jedi weapon. They say the force is an energy field created by all living things, but do they really mean that beer is the great connector? Will we ever truly know?


Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer

BUY TICKETS

tic-day1The force is strong in the person that decides #TFOB2017 tickets are the perfect Xmas gift. Make someone in your #BeerFam super happy and come discover new brews and old favs. Use promo code CHRISTMAS to save $5 off general admission tickets.

 

 

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.

Buy Tickets Now!

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Best Beer Gifts That You Can Wear

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Not all beer gifts you can drink, sadly. We threw this list together of beer gifts that you can wear. Hats, shirts, hoodies and even socks and underwear. If you have the body part, we found you something to cover it with! Have yourself a Hoppy Christmas!


 

Boneshaker Baseball T from Amsterdam Brewery

bone_baseball_1024x1024Unfiltered, like the beer itself, this kick ass baseball tee is perfect for the fan of this great brewery and most importantly skeletons who ride bikes!


Toque from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

winter-toque-16-600x600Put this on the head of a special someone and it will not only keep them warm… it will also alert the world that it is 5 o’clock somewhere. Funky design from a funky brewery that make quality beer. The Ontario Brewing Awards gave Hoptical Illusion by Flying Monkeys the ‘Best In Show’ label at this years’ award show.


Hoodie from Great Lakes Brewery

glb_hoodie_002_1024x1024Let’s face it. You and the beer lovers in your life need hoodies. The more the merrier. When has anyone ever said “You know, I have too many cool hoodies. The answer is: never. This one is super simple with the GLB logo. Can’t lose!


Hockey Jersey from Beau’s

hockey_sweater_largeThis jersey is no joke. We are uncertain if it’s too nice to wear playing hockey, but if you do wear it, rest assured that you will be rocking the finest jersey on the ice. You’ll be repping Vankleek Hill with that killer crest… now go work on skating backwards… you need the help.


Racerback Tank from Pommies

pd_womenbt2Show cider pride with this sleek tank from Pommies. Show your gluten-free friend that you care and support Ontario farmers (because Pommies only use apples from Ontario farms). Win/Win.


Boxer Shorts from Minhas Breweries

minhasbrewery_merchandise_boxershorts_grandeBoxer shorts from… wait for it…  Boxer Lager! It’s too good. How do you not even own these yet?


Baseball Hat from Gananoque Brewing

gan-hatWhy not cop one of these bad boys for the beer lover in your life. It’s one of those conversation starters… “Hey friend, where did you get that hat? Sorry, can you pronounce it again? How does the beer taste?” One size fits all!


Socks from Steam Whistle

dress_socks_1024x1024You have a friend who really need these socks. It could be because they love Steam Whistle Pilsner, or it could be because they really need to step up their style game. Either way, you’ll put a smile on someone’s face faster than you can say ‘stocking stuffer’.


Trucker Hat from All Or Nothing

black_brim_yellow_truckersmallerPut your dukes up with this super cool mesh back hat. That shirtless chap is named Cornelius and he don’t mess around… neither do you… when that special someone wears this hat they will receive many compliments – and they will always remember you.


Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer

BUY TICKETS

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Yeah, yeah… you can’t wear tickets, but it IS the biggest beer festival in the country. Grab your #BeerFam and come discover new brews and old favs. Use promo code CHRISTMAS to save $5 off general admission tickets.

 

 

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.

Buy Tickets Now!

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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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TFOB 2016 SITE MAP

Toronto’s Festival of Beer Site Map

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BoothName
76All or Nothing Brewhouse
99Amsterdam Brewery
30Angry Orchard Cider
80Beau's All Natural Brewing
94Big Rig Brewery
22Bruce Ashley Group
23Bruce Ashley Group
24Bruce Ashley Group
25Bruce Ashley Group
83Cameron's Brewing Company
67Campagnolo
26Central City Brewers
31Charles Wells Ales
96Cool Beer Brewing Co.
3Creemore Springs Brewery
16Faxe
17Faxe
79Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
86Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
87Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
88Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
60Goose Island
9Granville Island Brewery
89Great Lakes Brewery
21Heroes
82High Park Brewery
12Hobbs & Co
97Hop City Brewing Co.
98Hop City Brewing Co.
10Horizon Beers
2HotBunzz Street Cuizine
34Indie88
51Innis and Gunn
52Innis and Gunn
54Ironwood
33Landshark Lager
61Lech
92Left Field Brewery
4Mad & Noisy
93Magnotta Brewing Co
7Mama Raty's Meat Pies
66Mangia & Bevi
39Melt Grilled Cheese
55Mill Street
56Mill Street
11Miller Lite
14Minhas Creek Brewing Company
18Modelo Especial
95Old Credit Brewing Co
90Old Tomorrow
64Ontario Corn Roasters
20Oyster Boy
65Pie Commission
15Pilsner Urquell
8Pommies
1Prohibition
68Radio
77Rainhard Brewing
5Samuel Adams
6Samuel Adams
85Sawdust City Brewing Company
57Shiny Apple Cider
91Side Launch Brewing Company
32Sierra Nevada
59Singha
35Somersby
81The Collingwood Brewery
19The County General
13Thomas Hinds Tobacconist
78Thornbury Beverage Co
69Todd Shapiro
58Turning Point Cider
62Tyskie
53Unibroue
84Waterloo Brewing Co.
SAMPLE SWEDEN
W3Bier Markt
W2Candy Bar
W1Macchina Coffee Co
W6Swedish Beer
W7Swedish Beer
W8Swedish Beer
W9Swedish Beer
W10Swedish Beer
W11Swedish Beer
W12Swedish Beer
W5Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
W4Volvo
NEWBREWERS
NB1Bobcaygeon Brewing Company
NB6Brock Street Brewing
NB5Falcon Brewing Company
NB2Henderson Brewing Co
NB8Old Flame Brewing Co
NB7Q4Q Beer
NB3Sextant Craft Brewery
NB4Shawn & Ed Brewing Co
BRAND EXPERIENCE
3 Brewers
Airbnb
Beer School
Bricks and Sticks
Brickworks Ciderhouse
Bud Light
Budweiser
Carlsberg and Kronenbourg
Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Canadian, Heineken, Dos Equis, Strongbow, Sol
Corona Extra
Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Dawgfather
Fidel Gastro
Mad Jack & Belgian Moon
McClelland Premium Imports
Moosehead and Friends
Queen Margherita Pizza
Rickard's
Shock Top
Sleeman
Smirnoff
Smoke's Poutinerie
South St. Burger
Steam Whistle Brewing
Ted's World Famous BBQ
The Bungalow
Tiny Tom Donuts
Twisted Tea

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SOLD OUT – Big Sugar Reggae Style on Sat July 23rd

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Legendary Roots-Rock-Reggae artists Big Sugar added to TFOB 2016

The Beer Store presents Toronto’s Festival of Beer: July 22nd-24th

 

This summer, the sound of reggae and the sight of dreadlocks flying through the air will join one of Toronto’s longest running and most epic festivals! Gordie Johnson and his Rasta brethren of Big Sugar reggae style will headline Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. Tickets are now on sale at beerfestival.ca. Get $5 off regular tickets by using the code BIGSUGAR20. Big Sugar reggae style is proudly presented by Boom 97.3.

 

“Big Sugar reggae style is the ideal band to headline our legendary Saturday session” said Les Murray, President of Beerlicious; the operator of Toronto’s Festival of Beer.  He adds “they’ll provide the perfect summer soundtrack to discovering your next favourite beer.”

 

The TFOB Mission is all about beer; showcasing local and international beer alongside food and music for Canada’s largest summer beer celebration.  On July 22nd – 24th at Bandshell Park inside Exhibition Place, beer fans from across the country will come to celebrate their favourite golden beverage while enjoying culinary delights from some of Canada’s Top Chefs, beer education sessions, live grilling demos and so much more!  Last year, over 35,000 attendees enjoyed live music from great acts like Naughty By Nature, 54-40, and Lowest of The Low.

 

Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store sell out in advance every year — so get yours now!  Tickets can be purchased online at www.beerfestival.ca and are $42.50 with the ability to Hoptimize your experience for an extra $12. Hoptimizing your ticket will gain you early access and 5 extra sample tokens. This is a 19+ event.

 

About Big Sugar:

Big Sugar released Calling All The Youth in 2015. This album tops a platinum recording career that spans over 20 years, which includes; Revolution Per Minute, Yardstyle and the concert dvd Eliminate Ya! Live, as well as, collaborations with Reggae legends Willi Williams and Dennis Alcapone. Big Sugar bring the momentum of a successful 2015 fully electric tour, including support dates for AC/DC, into 2016.

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UK Rockers The Temperance Movement added to TFOB 2016

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The Beer Store presents Toronto’s Festival of Beer: July 22nd-24th

 

Toronto, ON – Fresh off the heels of their successful new studio album, The Temperance Movement will unleash their smash-and-grab rocker sound at this year’s Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. On July 24, the London and Glasgow native rockers will hit the Bandshell Stage in Exhibition Place presented by 94.9 the Rock, to close out one of the cities longest running and most epic summer festival for 2016.

 

“The Temperance Movement has the perfect sound to close out this year’s Toronto’s Festival of Beer,” said Les Murray, President of Intelivents, and operator of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. “Paired with the best selection of beer, this year has the recipe to be the best event we’ve had to date.”

 

Fans from across the country will come to Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store to celebrate their favourite golden beverage while enjoying culinary delights from some of Canada’s top chefs, beer education sessions, live grilling demos and so much more!

 

Last year, over 35,000 attendees enjoyed live music from great acts like Naughty By Nature, 54-40, and Lowest of The Low. This year, fans will enjoy House Of Pain on Friday night and Big Sugar on Saturday afternoon.

 

Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store sell out in advance every year — so get yours now!  Tickets can be purchased online at beerfestival.ca and are $42.50 with the ability to Hoptimize your experience for an extra $12. Hoptimizing your ticket will gain you early access and 5 extra sample tokens. *  Save $5 off regular ticket by using the promo code BLOG  *. This is a 19+ event.

About The Temperance Movement:

Hailing from London and Glasgow, The Temperance Movement are a five-piece band featuring front man Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White, and drummer Damon Wilson. Prior to forming the band, the members each played and performed with prominent acts including Deep Purple, Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, The Waterboys, Jack Bruce and even James Brown.

 

When the friends got together for a jam in 2011, everything they’d experienced as sidemen and session men coalesced, and The Temperance Movement was born. 2012’s five-track Pride EP introduced them to the world, and their debut studio album, 2014’s The Temperance Movement announced the arrival of a major rock band. White Bear is their giant step forward.

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 22-24, 2016 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, Toronto.

Purchase tickets here.

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