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New for 2015: The Irish Pavilion presented by Tourism Ireland

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The Irish Are Coming to Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

The Irish Pavilion presented by Tourism Ireland will see Ireland’s Top Brewers, Finest Chefs and Emerging Musicians from July 24th-26th, inside a 10,000 square foot outdoor space at Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by The Beer Store. On Sunday, July 26th, 3 emerging Irish bands will join Canadian Alt Rock Pioneers, Lowest Of The Low, from the Bandshell Park Main Stage. This totally unique Sunday offering is presented by Tourism Ireland and INDIE 88

“Every year we try to add something completely new and fresh to our event,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. “We are super excited to partner with Tourism Ireland and bring the very best of Ireland to Toronto. We’re filling a plane full of Irish bands, chefs and brewers and bringing the Irish flavour to our Festival.”

Dana Welch, Manager of Tourism Ireland Canada said:  “We’re delighted to join forces with Toronto’s Festival of Beer to present this showcase of Ireland’s craft beer, culinary and music entertainment.  The island of Ireland’s food and craft beer scene is blossoming right now and becoming acquainted with new microbreweries, gastro-pubs, craft distilleries and local eateries serving the freshest ingredients – which is a highlight for our Canadian visitors. Now with new year-round direct air access from Toronto to Dublin, enjoying Ireland’s “céad míle fáilte” has never been easier.”

 Irish Brewers: O’Hara’sMcGargles Irish Family BrewersThe White Hag BreweryBru BreweryTrouble Brewing8 Degrees BrewingThe Porterhouse Brewing Co.Dingle Brewing CompanyStonewell Craft CiderKinnegar Brewing

Irish Bands: Hermitage GreenDelorentosHare SqueadRyan O’Shaughnessy

Irish Chefs: Chef Gavan Murphy as seen on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue; Dublin Pop UpTim McCarthy of McCarthy’s of Kanturk

Media Availability:

The Irish Brewers, Chefs and Bands will be available in person for media opportunities starting Thursday, July 23rd and on site at Toronto’s Festival of Beer from July 24th to 26th. For complete Band, Chef and Brewer Bios and for more ticket information please visit: www.beerfestival.ca

 About Tourism Ireland:

Tourism Ireland is responsible for promoting the island of Ireland as a leading vacation destination for Canadians. In 2014, a record number of Canadians visited the island of Ireland.  Ireland offers a wealth of experiences for travelers with scenic landscapes; vibrant cities; an abundance of culture and historical experiences; and world-class hospitality. For more about visiting Ireland go to www.ireland.com

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 24th -26th at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, presented by The Beer Store.