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Brand New VIP Experience: On Sale Now!

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#TFOB2017 will be amazing. There will be many new brews and culinary delights to discover. We are always trying to make the TFOB experience better. You provided us with some incredible insights through the survey we sent out last year. With your input we are proud to launch the new VIP ticket. What makes this a new VIP experience? Good question. Here our the two new features:

  1. An additional VIP restroom. This was at the top of the list in terms of feedback from our people. We heard you! We will now offer VIP-ers an air conditioned, satellite station to take care of their, um, ‘business’. This is in additional to the air conditioned restrooms located inside Acqua Dolce resto. This new VIP restroom will be located at convenient spot inside the TFOB grounds. We’ll let you know exactly where ahead of the event.
  2. Enhanced Dining Experience. The restaurant on-site inside TFOB grounds is called Acqua Dolce. They are now under new management. They have also done some renos. This is the home base for VIP ticket holders. We are thrilled to partner with them this year and have their full commitment to make the VIP experience, second to none. This includes an improved culinary experience and top notch service.

So the VIP Ticket for #TFOB2017 now includes: Access to private VIP Lounge in Acqua Dolce Resto & Venue (air-conditioned venue with lake view patio), one catered meal and two full beverages, 10 sample tokens, Commemorative Festival Sampling Cup, new satellite VIP air-conditioned washrooms located strategically in Bandshell Park, access into the festival through an express entrance, and access to festival for an additional 1.5 Hours. VIP tickets are on sale now for $95.00 plus tax and service fees. 

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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If you are looking for General Admission tickets, use the same link above, but add promo code CHRISTMAS to save $5 off per ticket. Promo codes only valid for General Admission tickets.

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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?


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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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#TFOB2017 Tickets Now On Sale!

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Hello #BeerFam … How’ve ya been? Enough small talk… Tickets to the 2017 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer are now on sale… in support of Team MO Beer.  Team MO Beer is our squad. $5 from every #TFOB2017 ticket sold in November will go directly to The MOvember Foundation via Team MO Beer. The MOvember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. We are ready to raise funds and tackle some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental health. Help us stop men dying too young.

This offer is valid for two types of #TFOB2017 tickets: General Admission and Hoptimized. Not for VIP tickets, because they go on sale later. This is a limited time offer, which expires at midnight on November 30th. Thank you for your support.

Buy Tickets for Friday, July 28, 2017

Buy Tickets for Saturday, July 29, 2016

Buy Tickets for Sunday, July 30, 2016

 

The Gentlemen’s Expo Offer Has Now Expired…

but if you’d like more info on #TGE2016… see below…

The Gentlemen’s Expo is the premium event for emerging and established men’s lifestyle products, integrated consumer experiences and on-stage programming that will entertain and educate men.  It all happens November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building.

Come to #TGE2016 if you are interested in: style, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, whiskey, beer, spirits, gaming, DIY, wellness, health and more.  Come to#TGE2016 if you want to see great speakers and compelling attractions. Come to #TGE2016 if you want to #BeBetter.

Get The Gentlemen’s Expo Tickets!

Here are some pics from last year’s The Gentlemen’s Expo:

 

 

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Save The Date! Spring Sessions is May 20-21, 2017

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On May Long Weekend in 2017, a hand-picked selection of food purveyors and breweries will set up shop inside Fort York Garrison Common for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions. Expect all the amenities of a cottage in the heart of the city, as this legendary event returns to its roots for a glorious May long weekend celebration of the Golden Beverage! Tickets will go on sale in March 2017, so stay tuned!

Join the Facebook event and be the first to know when earlybird tickets go on sale.

 

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#TFOB2017 is July 28-30, 2017 – and now on sale!

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We are super stoked to let you in on a couple of things. First, the date for next year: July 28-30, 2017. Join the Facebook Event and start telling your friends. Here are the links to buy your tickets…

Buy Tickets for Friday, July 28, 2017

Buy Tickets for Saturday, July 29, 2016

Buy Tickets for Sunday, July 30, 2016

The second lil’ tidbit we wanna share with you is our feature country: Last year was Ireland, this year was Sweden and next year it will be … *drum roll* … 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 on July 28-30, 2017.

150 years calls for a beer! 

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#TFOB2016 T-Shirt Contest Voting

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We had an amazing turn out of Team T-Shirts this year. The teams that came by the Media Lounge to get their photos taken are all displayed in this Facebook Photo Album.

Here’s how it works: Voting is open now (and closes end of day on Sept 5). Try and get your team pic the most likes. (Buying likes is not allowed. Promoted posts are not allowed) Judging is based %50 on likes and the other %50 on our staff opinions. We’ll post the winners in September and also reach out to them at the same time to award their prize: 10 tickets to TFOb Sunday, 2017.

HERE are the full Rules & Regs.

Pictured above are the 2015 Winners of TFOB T-Shirt Contest: Beervana.

Good luck to all and makes sure you save the date for next year.

 

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10 Things You Need To Know About Attending TFOB!

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The countdown is on. Your tickets are purchased, your flip flops are ready and now all that’s left to do is figure out the deets… important stuff, like… how will I get there? Should I wear my flowy tank and jean shorts or my summer dress with the flowers on it? Can I bring water? Will my backpack be okay? What time does that band go on stage? Where can I find my favourite Chef? Let us help you with those answers so that you’re guaranteed to have your best TFOB yet!

Friday Hours: 

3:00p – Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders

4:30p – General Admission Doors Open

10:30p – Last Call

11:00p – Closed

Saturday & Sunday Hours:

12:00pm – Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders

1:30pm – General Admission Doors Open

7:30pm – Last Call

8:00pm – Closed

For the Band Schedules, just click your day: FRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY

10 – What Do You Need to Bring?

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

-Mobile phone – to take selfies, call a cab or Ubes – Please enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive.

-Raincoat (check the weather before you leave home)

 

9 – What Can’t You Bring With You?

-Pets (We love them, but they can’t come with you)

-Children (We love them too, but they can’t come with you)

-Opened water

-Food

-Chairs

-Coolers

-Large video cameras

-Selfie Sticks (seriously, are these things still a ‘thing’? lol)

-Cameras, other than for personal use

-Water guns

-Your own glassware/bottles.

-Illegal Substances (Weed, ganja, green, doobs, doobies, reefer, trees or any other type of drug)

 

8 – Think Ca$h

We appreciate plastic just as much as the next person, but cash is king at the Festival. We have teams walking around 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.  Select Token Booths do accept Credit Card Payments, but we always reco cash for getting ‘er done quickly.

 

7 – 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.

 

6 – Your Backpack Will be Searched

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.

 

5 – Don’t Drink & Drive

Don’t drive! It’s a Beer Festival and chances are you’ll be enjoying some beverages. Not only do we not want you to drink and drive, but it’s going to be a challenge maneuvering your way around the city with large events going on.  Please enjoy the convenience of the TTC or a cab or an Ubes. Yeah, we said Ubes.

4 – Great Beer is Great Beer

Check your beer snobbery at the door. 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, there are over 333 beautiful brews to sample, including 28 brews as part of Sample Sweden. No excuses for not trying something new, but don’t forget about your old favourites!

 

3 – Bring Your Appetite

The Chefs and food purveyors we have this year are second to none. See the entire Club House La Grille Grilling Tent  line-up. Explore the variety of food options and take lots of eating breaks. You’ll get to see local Chefs you already know and love, and meet a couple new ones from Sweden too! See the full schedule HERE.

 

2 – New Entrance & Parking

We’ve moved the front entrance to the Better Living Centre. All Gates (A, B, C) will go through the front entrance of the BLC. 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. As for parking… 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. For real tho, why are you driving to a beer festival?

 

1 – Drink Water & Wear Sunblock

Seriously, stay hydrated. We have water stations all over the place, plus each booth has 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. And don’t forget to wear sunblock. This is vital. Sunblock and water are soooooooo key!!

BONUS: #BeerLove

We can’t wait to host you this weekend, let’s make it a great one!  PS: Add #BeerLove to your pics on Instagram and Twitter and they could show up in the photo wall.

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TFOB Sunday Music Line-Up Released

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We’re are so stoked to see The Temperance Movement live on the Bandshell stage on Sunday, July 24. This is one of those bands that you’ll claim you discovered before all your friends. They are gunna blow people’s minds. Still don’t have tickets? Use code BLOG and get your tickets now!

TFOB Sunday Main Stage Music Line Up presented by Rock 94.9

12:00pm – **Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders**

1:30pm – **General Admission Doors Open**

2:00pm –  Rebel Emergency

3:00pm – Abbamania – as part of Sample Sweden

4:20pm -The Mandevilles

5:10pm – Attica Riots

6:30pm – The Temperance Movement

7:30pm – **Last Call For Alcohol**

8:00pm – Closed

Get a taste of The Temperance Movement live in concert:

Have a look-see and what to expect from Attica Riots:

And here’s glimpse of Rebel Emergency:

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TFOB Friday Music Schedule Released

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Here’s what’s on tap for TFOB Friday: Canadian Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes and Hip Hop Icons House Of Pain, paired with 333 beautiful brews, over 16 delicious food vendors, the Club House La Grille Grilling Tent and Sample Sweden – a 10,000 sq/ft pavilion dedicated to all things Swedish. Tickets are now SOLD OUT, so thank you for your support!

TFOB Friday Main Stage Music Line Up presented by 93.5 the MOVE

3:00pm – **Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders**

4:30 – **General Admission Doors Open**

5:30 – Kaydee

6:30 – Kayo

7:30 – Jelleestone

8:30 – Maestro Fresh Wes

9:30 – House Of Pain

10:30 – **Last Call For Alcohol**

11:00 – Closed

Get a taste of House Of Pain live in this vid:

Take a look at this Maestro classic to get you pumped:

And Here’s one of Maestro’s latest:

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TFOB Saturday Music Line Up Released

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Lucas Di Pasquale and Mob Barley & The Railers Added to TFOB Saturday with Big Sugar Reggae Style

Saturday of Toronto’s Festival of Beer is legendary. Sells out every year. In fact, TFOB Saturday Sold Out way back in May. If you’re reading this blog hoping that this is your chance to get tickets, may I direct you to SUNDAY of our event? For those that have their Saturday tickets – hat tip to you – and here’s the entertainment schedule and some info about Lucas and Mob Barley.

TFOB Saturday Main Stage Music Line Up presented by BOOM 97.3

12:00pm – **Doors Open for Hoptimized Ticket Holders**

1:30pm – **General Admission Doors Open**

2:30pm – Terra – as part of Sample Sweden!

3:30pm – Factory Brains –  as part of Sample Sweden!

4:30pm – Mob Barley & The Railers

5:30pm – Lucas DiPasquale

6:30pm – Big Sugar Reggae Style

7:30pm – **Last Call For Alcohol**

8:00pm – Closed

 

Get a taste of Big Sugar Reggae Style in this vid:

About Lucas Di Pasquale

Lucas DiPasquale began playing guitar at 8 years old, and after a few years, he started singing and recording covers which he uploaded to YouTube and Facebook for friends. It was his 2014 Popcaan mash-up that changed everything. After the dancehall artist shared the acoustic cover on his Twitter page, the video gained viral attention in the social media sphere and beyond. Check out his song “Pager” to get a taste of what Lucas will bring to TFOB:

About Mob Barley & The Railers

Mob Barley & The Railers are an all-star 6 man band tribute to Bob Marley. The band features members (and former members) of: The Salads, Dodger, Cheap Suits, Skratch3, Bedouin Soundclash, Sumo Cyco, Pocket Dwellers, The Next Best Thing, and more!

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Swedish Beer Line-Up

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When we said we were bringing the people of Toronto an ölfestival, we were not kidding! Release your inner beer geek, and check out this line-up of tasty brews – all the way from Sweden – that will be available to sample from July 22-24 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Bier Markt is the exclusive restaurant partner of Sample Sweden and you can also check out a location near you to get a taste! Sample Sweden is proudly funded by the Government of Ontario and generously supported by IKEA Canada and Volvo Car Canada LTD.

Here’s the list of Swedish Beer…

Omnipollo

Leon 6,5% Belgian Blonde Ale (w champagne yeast)

Mazarin 5,6% American Pale Ale

Nebuchadnezzar IIPA 8,5%

#3,5 Pineapple Gose 3,5%.

Fruit Tap 3 (Sour Apricot 3,8%)

Bianca Mango Lassi Gose 6,0%

Viktor IPA 7,5%

Olympus Mons 8,0%

#666 Black Mango IPA

Onda Mosaic Pale 5,0%

Brekeriet

Blondette 6,0%, sour beer fermented 10 months in 9 oak barrels (wine/port wine) with different yeast- and bacteria strains.

Sourbon 5,5%, amber sour beer, blend of wort fermented in 10 bourbon barrels with different yeast- and bacteria strains.

Surfeber 7,0% (collab with Brewski) 2 Brewski beers, secondly fermented with brettanomyces and Brekeriet house souring culture.

Dugges

All the Way 4,2% Session IPA

Orange Haze 6,4% IPA

Tropic Thunder 4,5% Sour Ale, collab with Stillwater

Black Currant 4,5% Sour Ale with organic black currants

Poppels

Session IPA 4,2%

Southern Passion Single Hop IPA 6,5%

Projekt 008 Double Oatmeal Stout 8,0% 30 l Keykeg

Russian Imperial Stout 9,5%

Tempel

Surpéne 5,7% Rhubarb Sour IPA, collab with Bryggverket (Sweden)

Rio Rojo 4,9% Blackberry Berlinerweisse, colllab with Yria (Spain)

Wildebeest 5,5% Sour ale with blackcurrant, redcurrant, lingonberry, mango

Nanna Orange Gose 3,5%

Gotlands

Sitting Bulldog IPA 6.4%

Wisby Hopfenwisser Weisse 5.6%

Great White Bulldog Wheat IPA 7.2%

 

If that menu doesn’t excite you, then please check for a pulse! And HERE are 6 other reasons why Sweden is our feature country at #TFOB2016! And CHECK OUT the full beer line-up available this weekend.

Friday and Saturday of our event are totally SOLD OUT, so the only way to come and Sample Sweden is to come on SUNDAY.

Skål!!!!

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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

 

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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

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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. 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

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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

read more