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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.

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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.

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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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333 Reasons To Attend TFOB July 22-24

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Toronto, ON. (June 14, 2016) — Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by The Beer Store, is proud to announce its roster of breweries being showcased on July 22 to 24 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. These breweries will come together, in partnership with Indie 88, to create the ultimate beer sampling experience of the summer, with over 333 different beers for patrons to satisfy their taste-buds.

Showcasing both local and international breweries, Toronto’s Festival of Beer will pair food and music for Canada’s largest summer beer celebration. The festival will also present Ontario House, a collective of 25 Ontario breweries alongside a showcase focusing on beer from around the world, which will be announced in early July.

“Beer lovers will certainly enjoy the wide selection of brewers participating at Toronto’s Festival of Beer,” said Les Murray, President of INTELIVENTS. “With a focus on locally produced brews and international offerings, consumers will have a world of beer to discover.”

Below is the current list of brewers that are participating in Toronto’s Festival of Beer on July 22 to 24:

 

 

 

Toronto’s Festival of Beer will also feature a number of ‘new brews’ at the annual summer event. These include breweries like Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, Henderson Brewing Co., Sextant Craft Brewery, Shawn & Ed Brewing Company, Falcon Brewing Company and also Ontario Brewing Award Winner for Newcomer of the Year: Brock Street Brewing.

The beer programming at Toronto’s Festival of Beer is rounded out by The Beer School Sessions in partnership with Prud’homme Beer Certification and the Ontario Brewing Awards to educate patrons on all things related to beer.

 

Twitter: TOBeerFestival

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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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5 Things To Do In The City On The May 24 Long Weekend 2016

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Please note: This content is from 2016.

The 5 Best Things to do in Toronto This May 24 Weekend

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a buddy who invites their friends to the cottage every May two-four long weekend. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not too bad though because Toronto is a kick-ass place to be in, especially during the Spring and Summer. There’s some pretty cool stuff to do this May 24 weekend in Toronto.

This is why you don’t need to worry about FOMO like you did when you were 19 because everywhere you turn there is something that can scratch that itch for entertainment.

That’s why we put a list together for the people that won’t be getting away to the cottage but are still looking for something fun to do in Toronto with their pals. Here are 5 things that you can do in the city on your May 24 long weekend.

 

1. Face off with your buds in a sweet game of Archery Tag

Axe ThrowingArchery tag is like stepping in to the war of Castle Black from Game of Thrones, minus the severe injury that would come along with the real thing. What could be more fun than shooting foam tip bow-n-arrows at high speeds towards at your buddies and only for one team to come up as the winner. There are a ton of archery places to choose from in Toronto, but if we had to recommend a few we would say Archers Arena and Archer District are a good place to start.

 

 

 

2. Axe Throwing

axe throwingAxe throwing has become super popular around the city in the last few years. It’s like dart throwing on steroids! What’s great is that there are multiple games to play when you go to these Axe Throwing places so you won’t get bored after a few tries. Places like BATL and Bad Axe Throwing each take large groups and allow you and your friends to play different games to keep you entertained from start to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Go On A Brewery Tour

steam-whistleToronto has some of the best beer! We know this for a fact, of course.. There are different tours available across the city that all aim to fulfill your thirsty taste buds. Our pals like Great Lakes Brewery, Mill Street Brew Pub and Steamwhistle Brewery all have really good tours and are even opened on the long weekend. Be sure to arrive early though, most are on a first come first serve basis.

 

 

 

 

4. Catch The Boys in Red at BMO Field

TFCOn May 21 Toronto FC faces Columbus Crew SC at BMO Field and it’s the perfect place for you and the buds to enjoy some excitement by cheers on the boys in Red. Make sure you let our Italian brother Sebastian Giovinco know that we sent you!

 

 

 

 

5. Go to Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2016!

Toronto Festival of Beer 2016. Spring Sessions 2016.On May 21 and 22 we’re hosting the 3rd annual Spring Sessions Festival, or as we like to call it – the Sesh’. Come celebrate the long weekend ‘cottage style’ in the city at the foot of Lower Sherbourne Street. We will be bringing together 20 breweries and food vendors. Tickets are $30 and they are going fast!

 

 

 

 

 

Hope to see you on the May Long Weekend!

Get Tickets to Saturday, May 21 Spring Sessions HERE.

(use code TWOFOUR to save $5 off tickets)

Get tickets to Sunday, May 22 of Spring Sessions HERE.

(Ticket comes with Official Spring Sessions Snapback)

 

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Which Brewers Will Be At Spring Sessions 2016?

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Please note: This content is from 2016.

It’s a great time to be a beer lover! Whatever style you prefer, we probably have it at the Sesh’. As always, please sample responsibly. We listed 15 below, but chances are that we add a few more closer to the date. You never know!

 

Here’s a curated list of Brewers at Spring Sessions:

 

1) Steam Whistle

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2) Big Rig Brewery

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3) All Or Nothing Brewhouse

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4) Henderson Brewing Company

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5) Sawdust City Brewing Company

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6) Brickworks Ciderhouse

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7) Old Tomorrow

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8) Goose Island Beer Company

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9) Mill St. Brewery

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10) Great Lakes Brewery

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11) Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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12) Granville Island Brewing

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13) Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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14) Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company

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15) High Park Brewery

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Now each Brewer may bring a variety of styles, so while on site, make sure you ask the people working each booth what is on offer. Brewers (and staff of brewing companies) love to talk beer, beer styles, beer trends… so channel your inner beer nerd and start those convos!

Want to find out what food will be there? Check this blog out.

 

Hope to see you on the May Long Weekend!

 

Get tickets to Saturday, May 21st Spring Sessions HERE.

(use code TWOFOUR to save $5 off tickets)

 

Get tickets to Sunday, May 22nd of Spring Sessions HERE.

(Ticket comes with Official Spring Sessions Snapback)

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Best Beer Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” – Sid Vicious



Um… So on that note, if you’ve been searching for that perfect item for your special someone on Valentine’s Day, we created this list for you. After searching the webz, here’s our list of the best beer gifts for Vday…

1) Beer Cuff Links – $112.36

beercufflinksThese cuff links are super cool – mixing sterling silver and needlepoint. A tad on the pricey side but the Etsy reviews of the seller are very impressive. Your French Cuff will probably never look better… like ever…

2) Retro Beer Ad pendant – $20.97

RetroBeerAdPendantIt could be a pin. Could be a necklace. Either way, this retro beer ad pendant will show people two things: 1) you enjoy a fine golden bevvy every now and then, and 2) you have someone super stylish in your life. After all, they bought this for you. The retro pin up thing is still cool and the price is definitely right .

3) Brown Leather Wrist Watch – $35.75

BeerWatchIs this real life? I must be dreaming. You mean to tell me that every time I look at my wrist I’ll be reminded that it might be Beer o’clock?  Sign me up!

4) Hop Earrings – $50.94

HopEarringsIf wearing earrings that look like little vines of hops is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Crush that little black dress look with these fab accessories. Now google-ing Hops purse so we can complete the look.

5) The Beer Store Gift Card – $1 – $500.00

BeerStoreGIftCardYou ever heard the saying, ‘If you truly love someone, give them beer”?? No? Well, Now you have! Let’s make this a thing.

6) Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer – $42.50 – $80.50

TFOB TicketsA couple that beer festivals’ together, stays together. ‘Nuff said. Use code BIGSUGAR20 for $5 off regular tickets.

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5 Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when you either plan ahead or just chill… then scramble at the last minute. Either way, if you have a beer lover in your life, then you’ll want to check out this list of the best gifts for beer lovers!

 

1) Darth Vader Bottle Opener. $59.99

Darth Vader Bottle Opener Beer Gift Ideas Toronto Festival of BeerThe Sith Lord would totally approve of this purchase.

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out December 18th at a theatre near you, Star Wars fandom is at an all time high.

Sure, there are other bottle openers out there, but once you come over to the dark side there’s no turning back.

Please note, if you are friends with any real Jedi knights, just tuck this opener in the drawer when they visit.

Can’t have a rebellion on your hands now can we?

 

2) The Beer Store Gift Card. $1-$500

Best Beer Gift Ideas Beer Store Gift Cards Toronto Festival of BeerBuying gift cards may be considered a cop out, BUT, not if it’s a beer gift card.

When you purchase this for a loved one, it says, “I love you. In fact, I love you so much that I travelled to my local Beer Store and purchased this gift card for you.”

The least they could do in return is go buy some brews straight away and share them with you. Cheers to you both.

 

3) The Book Of Beer Awesomeness. $9.99-$17.99

The Book Of Beer Awesomeness Beer Gift Idea Toronto Festival of BeerSo you’re buying gifts for Mr/Ms Fancy Pants and you keep hitting a brick wall with your options.

I mean you find awesome stuff, but remember you are getting THEM something, not you.

A book is always the answer and this book always seems to find a home when people create lists about beer gifts.

 

4) The Beer Soap Company. $6.75 and up. (USD)

Beer Soap Toronto Beer Festival Best Gift IdeasYes, they make soap with beer in it.

There are hundreds of different types available and, not gunna lie, they look amazing.

Find out your beer lovers feav type of beer (ale/lager/bock/etc) and you can pair that with their new fav type of soap.

Yes, the Beer Soap Company ships to Canada.

 

5) Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by The Beer Store. $42.50-$80.50

It’s a legendary weekend in the summer that is not to be missed. Get the beer lover in your life tickets to TFOB 2016!

Use code word GIFT and get $5 off regular admission tickets or step up and get them Hoptimized tickets which will get them 5 extra tokens and early entrance. (Note: the promo code does not work for Hoptimized or VIP tix).

Buy ‘em, print ‘em, place ‘em under the mistletoe (and grab your selfie stick) to capture an incredible moment! That’s #BeerLove.

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As always, we encourage donations to charity as excellent options. Here are some friends of ours:

War Child

Friends of the GreenBelt Foundation

Sheena’s Place

 

Any other suggestions for great beer gifts? Please post them in the comments below…

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Support Team MO Beer: Get Your TFOB 2016 Tickets!

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The Beer Store presents Toronto’s Festival of Beer, July 22nd-24th 2016. Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store are now on sale – And just in time to help support Team MO Beer, our official Movember Canada fundraising team. With over 300 beer brands on-site, over 20 of Toronto’s top food purveyors, and main stage headlining acts to be announced soon, buying tickets to the premier beer event of summer makes supporting men’s health initiatives an easy decision!

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.

For every TFOB ticket sold from November 3rd to November 30th, $5 will be donated to Movember Foundation via Team MO Beer.

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 for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY. Tickets 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. For all ticket info and more details about this year’s Beer Festival, click HERE.

About Team MO Beer supporting Movember:
Team MO Beer is Les Murray, Ingrid Kim, Greg Cosway, Jen Murphy and Jon Sinden, the team that owns and operates Toronto’s Festival of Beer. This MO team was put together with focus to give back to the community by raising money for Movember Foundation. Proceeds from Toronto’s Festival of Beer Ticket sales will be directed to Team MO Beer!

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, Toronto’s Festival of Beer is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage. The festival takes place July 22-24, 2016 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, Toronto.

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