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The 2016 TFOB T-Shirt Contest

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Each year you guys continue to impress us with your creative tees at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. Don’t worry, we see you. And we love it. (Pictured above are last years’ winners ‘Beervana’)

If you and your crew are coming to Toronto’s Festival of Beer from July 22-24 at Bandshell Park, here’s what you need to know about the Official TFOB T-Shirt Contest.

1) Bring Your Crew!

Once you all arrive and are looking fine, come by the TFOB Media Lounge. You’ll find us at the most northern tip of the site. We’re located between the Smirnoff and Fidel Gastro’s set-ups. Also of note: your crew can be 5 people or 50 people. There is no limitation on group size. A bunch of dudes without shirts on does not count. This is literally a contest of tee shirts.

2) We Snap Your Pic

Once at the TFOB Media Lounge, ask for Victoria, and she will snap a quick photo. All entries must be a photo from Victoria. We are totally paying her to be there to take photos of your group so please follow this rule!

3)  The Contest

After your weekend full of incredible food and beer passes by, we’ll post a photo gallery on Facebook (or as my Mom calls it, “The Facebook”). The public will be able to vote on who has the best t-shirts. Keep an eye on our social media so you can share the link and get your friends to vote. Make new friends this weekend, yes because it’s fun, but mostly so you can get them to vote for you. If you win our contest you’ll be the proud owner of 10 tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store for next year. HERE is last years TFOB T-Shirt Photo Album on Facebook.

4) The Judging

We’ll pick the winner based on two sets of criteria. %50 based on likes on Facebook and the %50 based on our staff vote.

Here are the full Rules & Regs:

TFOB Team Tee Shirt Contest Contest: For Your Chance To Win Tickets to 2017 Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Contest Rules & Regulations

1. The Contest Period for the TFOB Team Tee Shirt Contest (the “Contest”) starts at 7AM EST Tuesday, July 26th 2016 and continues until 11:59:59 PM ET on Monday, Sept 5th, 2016 (“Contest Closing Date”), (“Contest Period”).

2. No Purchase Necessary. For your chance to WIN, your team photo must be taken by TFOB staff, either at the TFOB Media Tent or somewhere else onsite, during TFOB 2016. These photos will then be placed in a Facebook album on the official Toronto’s Festival of Beer Facebook page on July 26th. Photos will be judged based on criteria set forth by Beerlicious Inc. (%50 based on actual Facebook ‘likes’ and %50 based on creativity, as judged by Beerlicious Inc. staff).

3. Limit 1 (one) entry per team. Entries will be rejected if entry process is not fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period.

4. This Contest is open to residents of the province of Ontario (Canada) who are 19 years or older at the time of entry, excluding employees of Beerlicious Inc., and their respective affiliated companies, agents, advertising and promotional agencies, and prize suppliers, and all those with whom they are domiciled. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

5. The potential winner will be contacted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm for the TFOB Team Tee Shirt Contest as selected by Beerlicious Inc. from all eligible entries from, Ontario, Canada. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Selected entrant will be contacted by email only at the email address indicated on his/her entry the same day as the draw. If a selected entrant cannot be reached within one (1) business day of the second email sent and after a minimum of two email attempts by the Contest Sponsor or if the entrant declines the Prize, or does not otherwise comply with these Contest Rules (“Rules”) he/she will forfeit their prize and another random draw will be conducted to select a replacement entrant in the same manner.

6. Selected entrants, for the Contest, will be required to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by email, before being named the official daily winner. Selected entrants must also return a signed Declaration and Release of Liability within a specified period of time, before being named a winner, failing which they will forfeit the prize.

7. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All online entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest Sponsor’s server machine(s).

8. There is one (1) Prize to win, which includes: Ten (10) – tickets to Sunday of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, 2017.

9. Once a winner has been deemed as eligible for a prize during any of the given weeks, he/she will not be eligible for contest entry for the duration of the same week and any attempt at further contest entry during the weekly period will not be considered a valid entry.

10. Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred, or exchanged and has no cash surrender value. No substitutions applicable. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize, or any portion of the Grand Prize or Prize component for a substitute prize of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised Prize or Prize component. The Contest Sponsor will not be responsible for cancellations or other factors beyond the Contest Sponsor’s reasonable control which prevent the Grand Prize or part of the Grand Prize from being fulfilled. In such event, winners will not be provided with a substitute prize or cash equivalent. Each Prize winner is responsible for all additional costs related to the Prize not specifically included above.

11. The Contest Sponsor’s rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of the Prizes.

12. By entering this Contest, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, city of residence, and/or photograph in any publicity carried out by the Contest Sponsors, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies, dealers and agents without further notice or compensation. All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

13. No communications will be entered into except with the selected entrants who will be notified by telephone and or email.

14. Contest Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and the contest judges assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries that have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy the Contest Rules or for failure of the website during the Contest Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email to be received or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the contest.

15. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the online portion of this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest and at their sole option, to award prizes based on entries received at the time of such cancellation. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

16. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind without prior notice or obligation.

17. The Contest Sponsor is collecting personal data about entrants for the sole purpose of administering this Contest. The Contest Sponsor will not share any personal data about entrants with any other party. The personal data collected for this Contest will not be used for any other purposes unless entrants provide explicit permission as indicated on the entry form.

By entering this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors, their advertising and promotion agencies, the contest judges and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this Contest or participation in any Contest related activities or, if declared a winner, the use or misuse of the Prize or any portion of the Prize including personal injury, death or property damage. This Contest will run in accordance with these Contest Rules, subject to amendment by the Contest Sponsor. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, amend, modify or terminate this Contest or the Rules at any time in its sole discretion and without notice. Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules if they participate in the Contest.

Cheers to sharing in the #BeerLove July 22-24!

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6 Facts About The Beer At TFOB 2016

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Hold on to your hops cuz this is probably the most important blog post in the history of blog posts. Recently we were proud to announce the brewery line-up at Toronto’s Festival of Beer from July 22-24 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Breweries from all across Ontario, and, all across the world will be joining us this year. Almost 100 Brewers! Here are 6 Facts about the Beer at TFOB 2016:

1) 333 Beautiful Brews

Yep, you read that right. 333 beautiful, tasty, robust brews will be available at Toronto’s Festival of Beer. This is NOT an invitation to try them all. That’s ridiculous. This IS an open invitation to discover something new or re-discover a brew from you past. It’s all about discovery. Read the official press release HERE.

2) Ontario House

We’ve packed 25 Ontario brewers into the centre of the festival. You cannot miss it. There will be signs, just in case you sort of do miss it. Lol. This will no doubt be a focus for many, as Ontario brewers are CRUSHING IT!!! What a bunch of beauties.

3) New Brews

These are a collection of first timers at our event. Think of the ‘New Brews’ area as the onboarding area to our event. These year the New Brews will be: Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, Falcon Brewing Company, Henderson Brewing Company, Sextant Craft Brewery, Sawn & Ed Brewing Company, and Brock Street Brewing.

4) Ontario Brewing Award Winners

Brock Street Brewing Company were the recipient of the Ontario Brewing Award for Best Newcomer and now you can try them without driving to Whitby. (No disrespect to my homies in Whitby… I am one of you. Born and raised!!!) Seriously, there will be a whole heap of OBA winners at TFOB. Here is the list of OBA2016 winners. Which includes Hoptical Illusion from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery the OBA2016 Best Of Show award winner.

5) The Beer School Sessions

The Beer School Sessions in partnership with Prud’homme Beer Certification is on site all weekend long to educate the masses. The exact schedule of what you can learn and which brewers you can learn from will be posted soon! All those years of people saying ‘School is cool’ have finally come true.

6) World of Beer Pavilion – Sample Sweden!

Last year we invited 13 Irish Brewers and bunch of Irish Chefs and a couple Irish bands to celebrate all things Ireland. This year we’ve crossed oceans once again to find the perfect hub of beer producers and chefs: Introducing Sample Sweden! presented by Bier Markt, Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce, IKEA Canada and Volvo Car Canada.

Yes, there will be very cool bands and really great food, but Beer is the star of the show. It is a beer festival after all. So, won’t you grab some mates and join us in July?

Use promo code SELECTION and save $5 off general admission tickets

 

Get tickets now!

 

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Uber Eats + Toronto’s Festival Of Beer

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**This offer has ended. If you received a voucher from Uber Eats on Monday, July 18th, be sure to claim your ticket! See you on Sunday, July 24th!**

 

Maybe you heard the news? Think last week’s Uber Eats Ice Cream promotion: but beer! We’ve gone and partnered with them for a very solid offer. (We actually can’t believe the bosses approved this one) Every Uber Eats order on Monday, July 18th comes with one Sunday ticket to Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

Order from Uber Eats and you’ll get a voucher for a TFOB Sunday ticket. Each voucher has a one time use code that can be entered HERE. There are a limited amount of tickets and once they run out, they run out. Must be 19+ to redeem. (We will check your ID on-site)

Happy eating and see you on Sunday, July 24 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place for The Temperance Movement and Attica Riots. See the full line-up HERE.

 

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An ölfestival is Coming to Bandshell Park!

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Toronto, ON. (July 5, 2016) — Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by the Beer Store, is giving Toronto a chance to Sample Sweden! On July 22 to 24, the festival will work alongside the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to feature six Swedish breweries, 28 different brands of beer and two renowned Swedish Chefs, inside a 10,000 square-foot zone, at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place. Bier Markt is the exclusive restaurant partner of the Swedish Pavilion. Sample Sweden is proudly funded by the Government of Ontario and generously supported by IKEA Canada and Volvo Car Canada LTD.

“Discovery is a major part of Toronto’s Festival of Beer and beer culture in Sweden is growing so fast that making Sweden our feature country this year, was an easy choice,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. “It’s an opportunity for beer lovers in Toronto and beyond to sample great beer from a region of the world that produces great products.”

Sample Sweden will feature some of the country’s most adored breweries. Combined, each of these breweries will bring 28 different beers for attendees to sample with the majority of them not available for purchase in Canada. These breweries include:

Two of Sweden’s most renowned Chefs will also be in attendance at Toronto’s Festival of Beer. Chefs Peter J Skogstrom and Roland Persson are both former winners of Sweden’s Chef of The Year award, the country’s most prestigious competition for professional Chefs. They will be constructing some of their tasty creations for attendees to feast on in both our Club House La Grille Grilling Tent and in our Sample Sweden pavilion.

“This is a monumental occasion!” said Len Kleine, Chairman of The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “The spotlight is now on the very best of Sweden. Our beer, our Chefs and our culture will be front and centre at Toronto’s Festival of Beer.”

Toronto beer enthusiasts will have their first taste of Sample Sweden, available at all Bier Markt locations within the GTA, in advance of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. The restaurant will feature Leon by Omnipollo, a Belgian Pale Ale that is assertively hopped and fermented dry using champagne yeast, on tap from July 11 to July 24.

Bier Markt will also hold a promotion on food as well! The offer includes one ticket to Toronto’s Festival of Beer on the sold out date of Saturday, July 23, with the purchase of both a $15 Swedish dish and a Leon. The bundled offer is $50 + HST and is available while supplies last.

On Friday, July 22, media are invited to attend the official unveiling ceremony of Sample Sweden at Toronto’s Festival of Beer in Exhibition Place. This event will take place prior to public access to the festival and is opened by RSVP only. Photo and media opportunities with the feature Chefs and The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be available on site, and in advance of the festival by request only.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: www.beerfestival.ca

Twitter: TOBeerFestival

Instagram: TOBeerFestival

Facebook: Toronto’s Festival of Beer

 

About Toronto’s Festival of Beer:

 Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, showcasing experts of the brewing craft from around the world. This year, the festival features over 333 different beers to sample, incredible food purveyors and live entertainment that includes House of Pain, Big Sugar Reggae Style and The Temperance Movement. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage. Toronto’s Festival of Beer’s summer festival will take place July 22-24 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, presented by The Beer Store.

About Peter J Skogström:

Peter J Skogström is the best known for winning Chef of the Year in 2006 and is an Olympic champion in cooking. Prior to starting his own business, Skogström worked as a Chef at Kronovall Castle and the historic Petri Pumpa. Since 2009, Skogström has run the company Smarta Kök (Smart Kitchens) with his partner Patrik Alemo, delivering well-prepared local lunch food at various restaurants in Malmö and Lund. Skogström received his sommelier diploma in December 2014 and is currently a contestant on the Swedish television program Chefs Battle on TV4.

About Roland Persson:

Roland Persson is known internationally for his experience in luxury food. He is the 1990 winner of Chef of The Year and currently runs the Metropol Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Persson has managed the famous French Restaurant in the Grand Hotel and has worked at other popular restaurants in Sweden like Operakällaren, KB Restaurant, Passage, and Carl Michael. The philosophy behind his cooking involves a classic contemporary cuisine combining Swedish and French influences. Persson currently lives in Stockholm a place where he was maintained his residency since his childhood.

 

For more information on media opportunities available at Toronto’s Festival of Beer, or to RSVP for the unveiling of Sample Sweden please contact: 

 

Jon Sinden

VP of Marketing

jon@intelivents.com

416-635-9889 x 26

Davide De Laurentiis

Marketing Coordinator

dav@intelivents.com

416-635-9889 x 27

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Class Is About To Begin At The Beer School Sessions – Here’s the Full Schedule!

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Want to learn more about beer? Then you need to make your way to Toronto’s Festival of Beer on July 22 to 24 because not only do we have 333 beautiful brews, but we’re also taking you back to school with The Beer School Sessions!

The Beer School Sessions are sponsored by Prud’homme Beer Certification and the Ontario Brewing Awards and there is a ton of great content for you to take in. This isn’t your average classroom, this is where the big boys and girls come to learn – so don’t miss out.

Roger Mittag and his team will host The Beer School Sessions which is a big deal because there is no one better to turn you in to a master connoisseur of beer than the founder of Canada’s leading beer education company, Thirst For Knowledge. Join him and his Prud’homme Beer Sommeliers as they guide you through a thirst quenching tour of the world of beer.

Below is The Beer School Sessions schedule happening at Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

See you there!

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6 Reasons Why Sweden is Our Feature Country at TFOB 2016

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Sweden is a hot bed of brewing. With over 300+ brands (and more popping up everyday) Sweden is really making a case for itself as one of the ‘go-to’ beer countries in Europe. We are proud to showcase this amazing country in conjunction with the Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and funded by Government of Ontario. We are so excited about featuring all things Sweden that we just released this offer: Save $5 off GA tickets with the promo code SWEDE

Here are some reasons why Sweden is so amazing:

 

Fika

Swedish people take their Fika seriously! Google it! In fact, the country’s Youtube channel even has a Fika video series. Fika is loosely translated ‘to have coffee’. It’s basically a break in the day that people take some down time and enjoy a coffee and treat. We like this idea, but we like it waaaaaay more with beer! A Beer Fika, if you will. Come and have a beer break at TFOB.

 

Gotland or Gotlands?

The island of Gotland is where half of Stockholm goes during the summer. It’s an island which makes it pretty hard to bring the whole thing here… but Gotlands – the brewers from Gotland who have been brewing since 1995 – can be moved! They will be at #TFOB2016 and they’ll be bringing some tasty brews with them. See who is coming HERE.

 

Twenty Eight Brands Of Swedish Beer

In addition to Gotlands, we will have 5 other brewers attending our event. We will have – in total – 28 brands of Swedish Beer, inside the Sample Sweden Pavilion. See who HERE.

 

Swedish Cuisine

Chef Peter J Skogstrom and Chef Roland Persson will be showcasing their talents inside the Sample Sweden Pavilion and the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent.  Learn more about the chefs HERE.

 

Get a taste at Bier Markt

Toronto beer enthusiasts will have their first taste of Sample Sweden, available at all Bier Markt locations within the GTA, in advance of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. The restaurant will feature Leon by Omnipollo, a Belgian Pale Ale that is assertively hopped and fermented dry using champagne yeast, on tap from July 11 to July 24.

Bier Markt will also hold a promotion on food as well! The offer includes one ticket to Toronto’s Festival of Beer on the sold out date of Saturday, July 23, with the purchase of both a $15 Swedish dish and a Leon. The bundled offer is $50 + HST and is available until supplies last.

 

This Bridge

The Öresund bridge connecting Sweden with Denmark ends in a rather dramatic way – from over water to under water. How incredible is that? Can you just image how tasty their beer is if their bridges are this awesome? That’s a bit of a stretch, but this bridge tho!

 

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We are proud to partner with some great Swedish companies to bring this to life, including Ikea Canada and Volvo Car Canada LTD.

 

Read the full Sample Sweden press release HERE.

Read 6 Facts About the Beer selection at TFOB2016 HERE.

Hope to see you July 22-24! Get your tickets below…

Use promo code SWEDE and save $5 off general admission tickets

Get tickets now!

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7 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss Toronto’s Festival of Beer on Friday July 22

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We were sitting around the office talking about our weekends. We covered the usual stuff: what TV shows we binge watched, what beer we sampled, what events we went to… you know, the usual. The radio was on in the background. It was on 93.5 The Move (full disclosure, 93.5 the Move is one of our radio partners). Then, outta nowhere, the House Of Pain classic ‘Jump Around’ came on. The horns at the beginning of that song made our convo change to how awesome the Friday night at TFOB is gonna be. Here is our staff curated list on why Friday July 22 is not to be missed:

 

1) House Of Pain

Legendary Hip Hop artists House Of Pain are known to be incredible live. This is your chance to see Everlast, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal in concert under the stars at Bandshell stage. We couldn’t think of a better group of artists to open the first day of TFOB. Seriously, this is going to be off the charts. Just get some tickets NOW!

2) Maestro

The Pioneer of Canadian Hip Hop, Maestro Fresh Wes has been added to TFOB Friday. Our backbones will be slipping while we are sipping on one of the 333 beautiful brews. Can’t wait to hear some of Wes’s classics along with celebrating his new stuff. This is gunna be unreal. Use code HOUSE to save $5 off tickets.

3) Sampling Under The Stars

Sipping a tasty bevy at that perfect time when day becomes night is magical. A quick staff poll shows that 4/6 of TFOB staffers love this time of day. (So, that’s pretty much a scientific study). Being at TFOB when it’s both light and dark out is quite an experience. Sunshine and chill to jumping around faster than you can say Shamrocks & Shenanigans.

 

4) Day 1-ers

The first day energy of TFOB is something else. It will be palpable. Everyone will feel it: brewers, food purveyors, staff, and most of all – you, the people. The electricity that flows from person to person when the gates and taps open for the very first time is unlike any other event. It’s also the start of the weekend so you know good times are top priority for all.

 

5) The Beer

If you have a favourite beer, it will be here. If you are all about discovering new stuff, then we got your back, fam. Over 333 brands of beer are here. The single biggest piece of feedback we receive after each event wraps is ‘Discovery’, like I discovered this beer or that beer or my new favourite beer. Can’t wait for you to find yours! See the full list!

 

6) Only 500 Tickets Remain!

At the time of writing this, VIP Tickets and Hoptimized Tickets are SOLD OUT and there are only about 500 general admission tickets left. Get yours NOW!

 

7) Sample Sweden

A 10,000 square foot pavilion that focuses on all things Sweden: 28 Swedish brews, 2 Award Winning Swedish Chefs and more. Sample Sweden happens all weekend long and is in partnership with The Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ikea Canada, Volvo Cars of Canada, and Bier Markt – where you can get a taste of Sample Sweden in GTA location from July 11 to 24.

Here’s a taste of House of Pain live:

See you on July 22 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place where we’ll all get up, get up, and get down.

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Attica Riots Added To TFOB Sunday

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 Attica Riots will be opening for UK rockers The Temperance Movement!

A dose of Canadian rock will be coming to TFOB Sunday and we are super stoked to share the news with you: Alt rock trio Attica Riots will join The Temperance Movement, over 333 beautiful brews, over 16 rock star chefs, over 16 killer food purveyors and 10,000 beer enthusiasts at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place on Sunday, July 24th.  See below for more on Attic Riots or just go and get your TFOB Sunday tickets NOW! (use code BLOG to save $5 off GA Tickets)

About Attica Riots:

The members of Canada’s Attica Riots have what can only be described as a cosmic musical connection. Any musician will tell you that’s not always the case in a band scenario, where democracy can fail when egos, opinions, and dominant personalities do battle, thus sinking a band before it even sets sail. So, when you have that type of “on the same page” connection, you hold on to it. And that’s just what Attica Riots are doing. You can’t argue with the results, which are the fiery and infectious alt rock anthems this trio creates. They are sometimes dark, sometimes subtle, but always acute. Lead vocalist Bobby Desjarlais admits that the band is tackling “the human condition” and looking for that ever-elusive silver lining, saying, “I like to consider it optimistic cynicism, more of a realism than pessimism. We’re positive people, but also not naïve about what’s going on around us.” But 2016 is looking to be the year that Attica Riots who are signed to Five Seven, which is part of Eleven Seven Music Group make an indelible mark outside of Canada with their worldwide debut release, produced by Mark Needham (American Authors, Imagine Dragons, The Killers). Their time is now. The members of Attica Riots are firmly on the same musical page. It’s why the songs that make up their debut release are so fluid and unforgettable.

Get ready Attica Riots are about to take the alternative rock world by storm one song at a time.

Get TFOB Sunday tickets HERE.

Use code BLOG to save $5 off General Admission tickets.

More info on The Temperance Movement

TFOB Sunday is presented by 94.9 the Rock.

A taste of Attica Riots:

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#tasteTFOB: 5 Glorious Food Facts From TFOB

Toronto’s Festival of Beer Food Line Up

 

We hear it every year. ‘The food at your event is amazing’. The feedback we get about the food is vital because we know how important it is to pair our vast selection of beer offerings with great food.  In fact, the President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer (his name is Les) is a serious foodie. He’s always talking about new restaurants, great chefs, and unique dining experiences. Seriously, he is always talking about it. (like maybe even a little too much, but he is the president so we go along with it) *Remember to get the intern to delete this line later*

The food purveyors we bring to our event and the chefs we have in the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent are all hand selected by us and our buddy Afrim from The Cheese Boutique. So here it is… The Top 5 Things To Know About The Food At TFOB

1) The Chefs

Over 16 rock star chefs will be showcasing their culinary skill inside the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent. They are: Chef Albert Ponzo, Chef Amanda Ray, Chef Alida Solomon, Chef Basilio Pesce, Chef Cory Vitiello, Chef Craig Harding, Chef Devin Connell, Chef Eric Pateman, Chef Frank Parhizgar, Chef Ivana Raca, Chef Michael Hunter, Chef Patrick McMurray, Chef Rocco Agostino, Chef Ted Reader, Chef Trevor Lui, and Chef Trista Shee …. WOWZA!!!

2) The Food

Scattered around Bandshell Park inside Exhibitioon Place, you’ll find a wide array of food options. They include: Campagnolo, Dawgfather, Fidel Gastro’s, Tiny Tom Donuts, Melt Grilled Cheese, Ontario Corn Roasters, Oyster Boy, The Pie Commission, Queen Margherita Pizza, Hot Bunzz Street Cuisine, The County General, Mangia & Bevi, Smoke’s Poutinerie, South St Burger Co., Ted Reader’s World Famous BBQ, Mama Ratty Pies. See the full list!

3) Other Food Options

Yes, there will be gluten free and vegetarian options. There will also be a few non-alcoholic drink options and, of course, we have many water stations throughout the venue for water and water refills.

4) A Contest!

You can win tickets to #TFOB2016 and get your food taken care of all courtesy of Foodism TO.

5) Pairs With Beer

When you’re at the Festival and getting a beer, talk to the person working for the Brewery. They know their beer and can probably recommend what goes with it. Take advantage of the experts!! HERE is a list of all the breweries that will be at the Festival this year.

Read the full #tasteTFOB press release HERE.

Read 6 Facts About The Beer at #TFOB2016 HERE.

Hope to see you July 22-24! Get your tickets below…

Use promo code VARIETY and save $5 off general admission tickets

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Gourmet Fare; The Perfect Pairing For 333 Brews!

Toronto’s Festival of Beer Food Line Up

TORONTO, ON (June 20, 2016) – Foodies rejoice! It’s time to #tasteTFOB at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. On July 22 to 24, Toronto’s longest running and most legendary summer beer event returns to Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place, with a roster of rock star Chefs, superb food purveyors, and the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent to help take the beer sampling experience to new heights. This year, Toronto’s Festival of Beer welcomes over 16 chefs and over 16 food purveyors including South St. Burger Company – the official burger of TFOB.

“Come to Toronto’s Festival of Beer for the beer, but stay for the food!” said Les Murray, President of Intelivents, operator of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. “2016 will see more food options than ever before and the Grilling Tent experience will showcase grilling with beer and so much more!”

This year, the Grilling Tent at Toronto’s Festival of Beer is presented exclusively by Club House La Grille and is in partnership with Labatt Breweries of Canada, Thirst for Knowledge Inc., Broil King, Ted’s World Famous BBQ, and curated by Afrim Pristine of The Cheese Boutique.

“We’re so excited to be celebrating the highly-anticipated BBQ season at the Toronto Festival of Beer,” said Linda Liu, Product Manager, McCormick Canada. “We’ll be sharing our favourite flavours throughout the Festival, bringing beer and BBQ lovers the delicious BBQ meals we know they’ve been craving.”

Chefs scheduled to appear in the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent include:


  • Chef Albert Ponzo
  • Chef Amanda Ray
  • Chef Alida Solomon
  • Chef Basilio Pesce
  • Chef Cory Vitiello
  • Chef Craig Harding
  • Chef Devin Connell
  • Chef Eric Pateman
  • Chef Frank Parhizgar
  • Chef Ivana Raca
  • Chef Michael Hunter
  • Chef Patrick McMurray
  • Chef Rocco Agostino
  • Chef Ted Reader
  • Chef Trevor Lui
  • Chef Trista Shee

Food purveyors include:


  • Campagnolo
  • Dawgfather
  • Fidel Gastro’s
  • Tiny Tom Donuts
  • MELT Grilled Cheese
  • Ontario Corn Roasters
  • Oyster Boy
  • The Pie Commission
  • Queen Margherita Pizza
  • Hot Bunzz Street Cuisine
  • The County General
  • Smoke’s Poutinerie
  • South St. Burger Company
  • Ted Reader’s World Famous BBQ
  • Mama Ratty Pies
  • Mangia & Bevi

Tickets for the legendary Saturday of Toronto’s Festival of Beer are already sold out. For more information or to purchase tickets please click HERE. Use code VARIETY to save $5 off General Admission tickets.

Twitter: TOBeerFestival

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Facebook: Toronto’s Festival of Beer

About Toronto’s Festival of Beer:

Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, showcasing experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage. Toronto’s Festival of Beer’s summer festival will take place July 22-24 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, presented by The Beer Store.

For more information please contact:   

Jon Sinden

VP of Marketing

jon@intelivents.com

416-635-9889 x 26

Davide De Laurentiis

Marketing Coordinator

dav@intelivents.com

416-635-9889 x 27

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