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#TFOB2018 is July 26 to July 29 (and now on sale)

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. New for #TFOB2018, we’ve added an extra day! #TFOB2018 runs Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29. You must be 19+. Early Bird tickets are on sale now! Buy early to save. Only the ticket types that are currently on-sale will be clickable. Tier pricing for each event day will automatically transition upon the capacity sell out and/or scheduled start date. See you in July. #BeerLove

#TFOB2018 TICKET PRICES

AVAILABLE TICKET TYPES General Admission Hoptimized VIP Club TFOB
Ticket Type/Date

Limited quantities available per Tier level. New Tier Starts Upon Sell Out or Schedule Date.

Thur.
July 26th
Fri.
July 27th
Sat.
July 28th
Sun.
July 29th
EARLY BIRD General Admission – to JAN 30* $30.00 $40.00 $40.00 $30.00
TIER 1 General Admission – JAN 30 to APR 3* $35.00 $45.00 $45.00 $35.00
TIER 2 General Admission – APR 3 to MAY 29* $40.00 $55.00 $50.00 $40.00
TIER 3 General Admission – MAY 29 to EVENT* $50.00 $60.00 $55.00 $45.00
EARLY BIRD Hoptimized – to JAN 30* N/A $50.00 SOLD OUT $40.00
TIER 1 Hoptimized – JAN 30 to APR 3* N/A $55.00 $55.00 $45.00
TIER 2 Hoptimized – APR 3 to MAY 29* N/A $65.00 $60.00 $50.00
TIER 3 Hoptimized – MAY 29 to EVENT* N/A $70.00 $65.00 $55.00
VIP N/A $95.00 $95.00 $95.00
Club TFOB N/A $150.00 $150.00 N/A

*Tiers transition at 8am on noted date. Limited quantities available per Tier level. Tier pricing for each event day will automatically transition upon the capacity sell out and/or scheduled start date.

For a breakdown of ‘What’s included with each Ticket Type’ please CLICK HERE.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Beer Lovers

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You’ve waited until the last minute again. That’s so you! Don’t worry about it fam, we got you. Here’s a selection of gifts that beer lovers will enjoy. The best part… these are all super easy to get. Have a Hoppy Holiday filled with #BeerLove!

1) Gift Card for the Beer Store – $1 to $500

Just walk into a location of the Beer Store, put some money down and a gift card can be yours. Giving the gift of beer is like telling someone you are a true friend who really cares. Gift Cards can up to $500 and they never expire. It’s a Christmas Beeracle! The Beer Store website has more info.

2) ‘Bring Beer’ Socks – $12.73

The perfect pair of socks does not exi… These legendary socks are what your feet have been looking for. Send the right message this holiday season. If your friends or family can read your socks, they know what to do. Keeping it lazy, bro! Seriously, these are super cool socks. There’s also a few bundle deals from this seller on Sweet and Rosy.

3) Team Beer Helmets – $56.99

These helmets scream to the world that you and three friends take beer seriously, and not seriously all at the same time. It’s a 4 pack of helmets that you can get super quick via Amazon Prime.  No, these will not work in our festival, but you can wear them every other day of the year, like the legend you are.

4) Beer Mug Cufflinks – $39.99

Sometimes you gotta dress up. It’s just the reality of things now. You’re growing up. So, when you’re rocking that fr ench cuff shirt, why not show people the passion you have for the golden beverage? These are from Cuff Daddy and can be purchased via Amazon Prime, so you’ll get them right away.

5) TFOB 2018 Tickets – Starting at $30.00

This makes a whole lotta sense. You’re only a couple clicks away from gift perfection. Toronto’s Festival of Beer presnetd by the Beer Store is July 26-29 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Beer, Bands, Food.

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8 Best Beer Gifts From Breweries

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1) Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale Mens or Ladies T-Shirt

$28.25 from the GLB Retail Store.

Yes, that’s the legend Gordie Levesque front and centre on that tee. Basically it’s a super comfy, grey-washed tee. But dig a little deeper and you may uncover a metaphor that really strikes a chord. You may see a man with a beard, wearing plaid shirt and a toque, who can balance on a log in water while holding a pretty large axe OR you may see that life is about balance and juggling priorities all while keeping a calm demeanour. Whatever you choose to see, this shirt is for you.

2) All Or Nothing New Era Snapback

$34.99 from the All or Nothing store.

Picture a gorgeous sunny day. You’re with your best mates, sitting on a patio. You have one of All Or Nothing’s famous Hopfenweisse brews in your hand. Now, it’s almost a perfect day, but there’s just one thing… the sun is a wee bit in your eyes. Behold, the remedy… this super cool New Era snapback complete with AorN branding in the AofN colour. Now, you’re not only telling people that your sensible about blocking the sun from your face, but you’re also saying that you know beer. That’s a double win.

3) Steam Whistle K-Way Jacket

$64.95 from the Steam Whistle web store.

Remember that wind breaker you used to have when you were young? The one that folded into one of its own pockets for easy storage? Yeah, that one. Well, it just got an upgrade. Steam Whistle colours and a sleek Steam Whistle logo on the chest makes this a must have for fans of the pils. Wind doesn’t stand a chance.

4) Amsterdam Cruiser Messenger Bag

34.99 from the Amsterdam Brewery Store.

This super stylish bag is perfect for hauling your stuff. Even better if some of that stuff is a couple tasty Amsterdam Cruiser All Day Pale Ales. This bag works on many levels: 1) If you’re actually riding a bike and need to hold gear. 2) Your casual, everyday work bag. 3) If you are a fan of the beer. Combine all three and Instagram that look and no doubt royalty checks will come rolling in from Amsterdam. (Note: not really, No ones gunna pay you, but you’ll probably get a lot of likes.)

5) Rorschach Brewery Hoodie

$40.00 from the Rorschach Brewery Store.

Rorschach Brewery is part of the great Toronto East End Beer boom. We welcomed them to Toronto’s Festival of Beer for the first time in 2017. They were a hit. So when you look at their logo, what do you see? Do you see your childhood? Do you see your parents yelling at you because they found a pack of smokes in your room when you were 15, but you promised then that they were Jason’s smokes and you were just holding on to them? Or do you just see a great brewery logo? Either way, a sick hoodie awaits!

6) Left Field Brewing Tank Top

$25.00 from the LFB Store.

We love this tank top. It screams summer. With that killer LF branding, how can someone not love to receive this as a gift? Pair it with some of that Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale and I’d say that your CRUSHED XMAS thi s year. Left Field also offer a stocking stuffer pack that beer lovers are sure to enjoy. You cannot lose!

7) Folly Brewing Inkhorn Hoodie

$55.00 from the Folly BrewHouse Online Store.

Does it even matter that this hoodie is named after Folly’s Inkhorn? You know, the Cognac Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Bruin? IT HAS A UNICORN ON IT. There will never be a better reason to buy a hoodie. Folly have plenty of cool merch but what does that say about us if we chose something else to feature? Oh, they also make very tasty brews and have a massive whiskey collection.

8) TFOB 2018 Tickets

The 2018 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store happens July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park Exhibition Place. There will be hundreds of breweries, dozens of food choices and live entertainment each day. We also added a Thursday Night to our already legendary Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 4 days of glory! Pick your day below and we’ll see you in July. It’s all about the #BeerLove

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB FRIDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SATURDAY Tickets Now!

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7 Star Wars Beer Gifts

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We did it again! We sent a probe droid to search for the perfect Star Wars related beer gifts. We are pretty pumped for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Dec 15 and we are big fans of beer, so writing this just felt so natural. Star Wars meets the world of beer. Not sure it gets any better than this…

1) Millenium Falcon Beer Opener

$4 plus shipping from Amazon.

You can add a joke about the Kessel run, but this beer opener is no joke. Probably the coolest opener this side of the galaxy.

2) Rogue One StormTrooper Beer Stein

$41.99 from Amazon.

Yes, we all know how Roque One ended, but do we really need to dwell on the past. It was all for the greater good. This ceramic stein seemed to make it through the devastation. 22 ounces of your favourite bevy awaits! This is one Stormtrooper that will no doubt last and have a place on your shelf for years to come.

3) R2D2 Bottle Stopper

$36.77 from Amazon.

Many brewers are offering larger bottles from their bottle shops now. This is a must have if you are a regular at your local brewers’ bottle shop. This is … wait for it … the droid bottle stopper that you’re looking for.

4) TaunTaun Can Cooler

$9.99 plus shipping from Amazon.

All Star Wars fans remember the iconic moment when Luke was stuffed inside a TaunTaun in order to keep warm on the ice planet Hoth. Now you can give a very similar treatment to your beer! Keep your can cold deep inside the TaunTaun can cooler. What will they think of next?

5) Star Wars Pint Glasses

$41.92 from Amazon.

A true fan of the Resistance or Dark Side/First Order would never pour their beer in just any glass. These Star Wars-inspired pint glasses are perfect. 16oz glasses in a four piece set would look stunning filled with your favourite ale. The only thing better than enjoying a bevy in these glasses would be sitting in the actual Mos Eisley Cantina – which would never, ever happen.

6) Darth Vader Tap Handle

$157 plus shipping from Amazon.

If you are a home brewer with a leaning towards the Dark Side, then we suggest this tap handle. Now all you have to do is brew a proper dark beer and brainstorm with your friends on a killer name. Here are some suggestions: Vader’s Dark Lager? Bogan Black Ale? Sith Stout? Anna-inna-Kan?

7) Han Solo In Carbonite Beer Fridge

$750 or so from Amazon.

Have an extra $700+ lying around your summer house on Alderaan? Then, this beer fridge is for you. That legendary moment when Jabba put Han on display at his palace on Tatooine can now last forever in your den.

 

8) TFOB 2018 Tickets

The 2018 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store happens July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park Exhibition Place. There will be hundreds of breweries, dozens of food choices and live entertainment each day. We also added a Thursday Night to our already legendary Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 4 days of glory! Pick your day below and we’ll see you in July. It’s all about the #BeerLove

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB FRIDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SATURDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SUNDAY Tickets Now!

 

 

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What Ticket Type Is For Me?

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There are many avenues to experience the greatest beer festival ever created. Since we added a whole extra day to enjoy TFOB 2018, now there’s absolutely no excuses!! Since there are so many options to consider, we thought we’d break it down a bit for you…

General Admission Ticket 

The General Admission ticket is our first offering and is perfect if you prefer to weigh your options first before you decide to go all in on the beer and food sampling. It’s simple but a great way to kick start your experience at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. – especially if you have never been to the event before. The General Admission ticket is available all four days of the festival but Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the only days that come with five (5) sampling tokens that can be used for beer, food and even souvenirs. The Thursday General Admission ticket doesn’t come with tokens so we have gone ahead and made it a cheaper ticket to reflect that different.  This ticket offers entry in to the event at the regular listed hours. 

Hoptimized Admission Ticket

The Hoptimized ticket has always been our most popular ticket at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. This ticket adds just enough pizazz to your experience without any additional bells and whistles that you didn’t ask for. The Hoptimized ticket includes early access to the festival for an additional 1.5 hours and ten (10) sampling tokens that can be used for beer, food and even souvenirs.   

VIP Admission Ticket

The VIP experience has been around for a few years now at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. The VIP Admission Ticket includes an express entrance and early entry in to the event, ten (10) sampling tokens that can be used for beer, food and even souvenirs, a catered meal that comes with two (2) full drinks in the VIP lounge, and access to air-conditioned washrooms

Club TFOB Admission Ticket

Club TFOB is our most exclusive and newest offering at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. This ticket includes an express entrance and early entry in to the event, access to the Club TFOB lounge that has an air-conditioned washroom and a private bar, and 15 sampling tokens for beer, food and even souvenirs. Club TFOB ticket holders will also experience incredible cuisine from a top Chef in Toronto, and access to a complimentary oyster bar in the Club TFOB lounge that is available for the first two hours of gates opening. This ticket is only available on Friday and Saturday during Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by the Beer Store.

HERE is the full pricing grid for each ticket type. Yes, the sooner you buy, the better deal you get.  See you in July! 

 

 

 

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Are TFOB 2018 Tickets On Sale? (Hint: Yes)

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Here is a list of the most common questions we get asked about Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. If you don’t see your answer, please reach out to us via email or Twitter or Facebook.

Q: When Do TFOB 2018 Tickets Go On Sale?

#TFOB2018 tickets are on sale right now. You don’t need a password or promo code or anything. Here are the links to purchase tickets for each day:

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB FRIDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SATURDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SUNDAY Tickets Now!

Q: What’s the difference between VIP, Hoptimized, Club TFOB and General Admission tickets?

Good question. HERE is the difference between all the ticket types we offer. 19+ only.

Q: What are the prices of TFOB 2018 tickets?

#TFOB2018 tickets start at $30 for a General Admission Thursday ticket. They go right up to $150 for a Club Ticket ticket. The Early Bird tickets (which are on sale now) are the best value, so get yours early! Prices go up on Jan 30th, 2018, and again on April 3rd, 2018 and again on May 29th, 2018.  SEE FULL PRICING GRID HERE.

Q: Where is Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2018?

A: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Technically the addy is 200 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto’s Festival of Beer on Google Maps is Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. 

Q: Can You Give Me Directions Via The TTC?

A) There are two stations on Exhibition Grounds. Here’s how to get here: 1) 29 Dufferin Bus – Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station, board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place. 2) 511 Bathurst Streetcar – Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station, board the #511 streetcar south to Exhibition Place. There are two streetcar stops at Exhibition Place, at Strachan Avenue, and adjacent to the Horse Palace/GO Station. 3) 509 Harbourfront Streetcar – Take the Yonge-University subway to Union Station. Take the 509 Streetcar from the Union Station southbound streetcar tunnel towards Exhibition Loop . There are two streetcar stops at Exhibition Place, at Strachan Avenue, and adjacent to the Horse Palace/GO Station.

Q: What are the Hours of TFOB?

  • Thursday, July 26 from 5pm to 11pm
  • Friday, July 27 from 4:30pm to 11pm (early access for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized ticket holders)
  • Saturday, July 28 from 1:30pm to 8pm (early access for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized ticket holders)
  • Sunday, July 29 from 1:30pm to 8pm (early access for VIP and Hoptimized ticket holders)

Q: What Can/Should I Bring With Me?

  • 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 / PRESTO card
  • Mobile phone – to take selfies, call a cab or Ubes – Please enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive.
  • Raincoat, Umbrella (check the weather before you leave home)
  • Blanket

Q: What Can’t I Bring With Me?

  • Pets (We love them, but they can’t come with you)
  • Children (We love them too, but they can’t come with you. This is a 19+ event)
  • Any type of Water Bottle – We offer FREE WATER through water stations on site. We also provide most vendors with water to distribute. Don’t bring that fancy water bottle!
  • Food
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Large video cameras
  • Selfie Sticks (seriously, are these things still a ‘thing’? lol)
  • Cameras, other than for personal use
  • Mobile phone charger (there is no place to plug it in)
  • Water guns
  • Your own glassware/bottles.
  • Cannabis (aka: Weed, ganja, green, doobs, doobies, reefer, trees, hash, hashish, devils lettuce, shrooms, or any other type of drug) is NOT PERMITTED on site. Even if you have a card or something that says you can smoke, that does not mean you can smoke within the grounds. Our liquor license is very clear and does not allow it. There is also no ‘in-out’ privileges, so please keep that in mind.

Q: Where Is The Actual Entrance To Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2018?

A few years ago, we moved the front entrance to the Better Living Centre. All Gates (A, B, C) will go through the front entrance of the BLC. (Say BLC in your best Snoop Dogg impersonation and you’re a legend) 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.

Q: – Should I Bring Cash?

Yep. We appreciate plastic just as much as the next person, but cash is king at the Festival. We have teams walking around (pictured) 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.  ATMs will be on site. Token Booths do accept Credit Card Payments, but we always reco cash for getting ‘er done quickly.

Q: How Do I Get 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. They are dedicated booths that sell tokens, along with mobile token teams. They will be easy to spot.

Q: Can I Bring A Backpack?

Yep, but heads up… 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.

Q: What If I Want To Drive?

Don’t drive! It’s a Beer Festival and chances are you’ll be enjoying some beverages. Please enjoy the convenience of the TTC or a cab or an Ubes. Yeah, we said Ubes. Just no drinking and driving whatsoever.  If you are the DD, here’s some parking info: 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.

Q: What Was There To Eat at TFOB 2017?

In a word… LOTS. The food purveyors we have this year are second to none. See the entire LIST! Explore them all and be sure to take lots of eating breaks. Click HERE for the full Chef and Grilling Tent Schedule. This is all part of #TasteTFOB – our commitment to providing an incredible food experience. We will definitely raise the bar again in 2018! Stay tuned!

Q: Will There Be Water For Me To Drink?

You need to stay hydrated. Most booths have 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. Do not bring your water bottle from home, they will be taken away. 

Q: What Happens If It Rains? Or If It’s Too Hot?

Whatever the weather, we will still be pouring. Rain or shine, the show goes on! Remember to dress for the weather and wear sunblock. Even if it is grey and cloudy, wear sunblock. This is vital. Sunblock and water are soooooooo key!! Your raincoat, rubber boats, umbrella may make your experience if it calls for rain.

Q: Do You Really have 400+ Brews To Discover?

About 100 brewers from all over the world will be here. 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, At TFOB we have every type of brewer imaginable. From big to small, and, from local to international.

 

 

 

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We’ve added a TFOB Thursday!

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Thursday is the new Friday. Well, that’s what someone in our office said one day and it inspired us… inspired us to add an extra day to TFOB in 2018. Thursday, July 26 will feature the same incredible experience as the other days: great selection of brews, a wide assortment of tasty food offerings, and some killer live entertainment. We’ve also launched an introductory early bird ticket offer of $30.

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To unlock the offer, you must be a member of our email club. Join that below, if you haven’t already. We already sent an email out to our database on Friday, but will send another to new folks on Monday. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is presented by the Beer Store.

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