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The Ontario Beer Delivery Index (OBDI)

Who would have predicted at the start of 2020, we would be living in such unprecedented times these last few weeks. There are many amongst us that are struggling with anxiety and angst over the loss of steady employment, the slowing of our economy, or simply how to make ends meet during this time.  There are also many heroes amongst us including doctors, nurses and first responders that are on the front lines, helping us and our communities.

We’ve had to embrace the concept of social distancing, self-isolation and learn to adopt a new, simpler routine to protect ourselves and our communities. These changes have also allowed many of us to spend more time with our loved ones, re-evaluate or re-align our future goals, learn a new recipe, or simply stay home and stay safe.

We can all agree that in this moment, it is crucial to find small ways to support our local communities and businesses. This includes the small family run restaurants providing take home food service to keep things going, or local breweries who rely on your visits to the bottle shop, before all this began.

If this is important to you and you want to support Ontario brewers during this time, a great resource is the Ontario Beer Delivery Index, created by Cass Enright at BarTowel.com. This list shows you all the brewers of Ontario who have adopted home delivery, along with shipping details. It is a great resource if you need to stock up on brews during this time and also support your local brewery.

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Brewery / LinkShipping Cost DetailsDelivery Location(s)
4 Degrees BreweryFree local, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
4 Fathers BrewingFree for March with code FREESHIP, then $16 flat rate for OntarioOntario
5 Paddles BrewingFree in Durham Region, Canada Post for ONOntario
555 BrewingFree in P.E.C. with 12 beers+Prince Edward County
Abe Erb BrewingFree to Kitchener Waterloo over $50Kitchener Waterloo
Amsterdam BreweryFree delivery in Toronto over $50Toronto
Anderson Craft Ales$16-$26 depending on quantityOntario
Ashton BrewingFree in local area 
Avling BreweryFree over $50 in Toronto, or $10 in ON or under $50Ontario
Badlands Brewing$15 flat rate in ONOntario
Bandit Brewery$15 for 12 bottlesOntario
Barley Days BreweryFree delivery over $35Ontario
Barnstormer Brewing$5 flat rate in Barrie and Innisfil, or free over $75 to ONOntario
Batch HouseDelivery in Toronto via FoodoraToronto
Bayside BrewingFree to Erieau and Free to Blenheim over $40Erieau, Blenheim
Beau's All Natural$15 flat rate in OntarioOntario
Beerlab! BreweryFree in London over $30, otherwise flat-rate to ONLondon, soon all of Ontario
Bell City BrewingFree over $40 to local brewery areaBrantford, Brant,
Saint George,
Burford, Paris
Mount Pleasant & within 15 km
Bellwoods Brewery$15 for 9 bottles or 18 cansOntario
Bench BrewingFree over $100, $10 over $50Ontario
Beyond the PaleFree in Ottawa over $60, otherwise $15 flat rate on one box (18 cans), or $30 (19-36 cans).Ontario
Bicycle Craft BreweryFree for Ottawa area, $12 flat rate over $50Ontario
Big Rig BreweryVia Canada PostOntario
Big Rock BreweryFree in TorontoToronto
Black Bellows BrewingFree local delivery or $15 flat rate to ONOntario
Black Lab BrewingFree to GTA over $50, $15 below $50Greater Toronto Area
Black Swan BrewingFree local deliveryStratford
Block Three BrewingFree over $50 to Woolwich/Waterloo/Kitchener, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Blood Brothers BrewingFree local delivery over $50 with code LOCAL50, or $5 flat under minimum, otherwise $10 under $100 to ON or free overOntario
Bobcaygeon BrewingFree over $50 in local area, $10 for orders over $50 in ONOntario
Braumeister BrewingFree local delivery around breweryCarleton Place, Ottawa
Breakwall BrewingFree local delivery to Welland and Port Colborne, otherwise Canada Post for ONOntario
Brew RevolutionFree local delivery over $50Kanata, Carp, Stittsville
Brimstone BrewingFree for Niagara Region over $45 or 12 cansNiagara Region
Brock Street BrewingFree in Durham Region over $30Durham Region
Broken Stick BrewingFree over $40 within a 20km distance of downtown Ottawa plus Clarence-RocklandClarence-Rockland and Ottawa
Brothers BrewingFree in Guelph over $30 with coupon code FRIYAYGuelph
Burdock BreweryFree to Toronto on full case, $10 for partial caseToronto
Calabogie BrewingFree within 40 minutes of Kanata location40 minutes of Kanata
Caledon Hills Brewing$5 to Caledon, Orangeville, Mono, Georgetown and NobletonCaledon, Orangeville, Mono, Georgetown and Nobleton
Cameron's BrewingFree over $50Ontario
Cassel BreweryFree delivery in Casselman & Seguinbourg, otherwise $5-$10 depending on location from brewery to OttawaCasselman to Ottawa
Charlotteville BrewingFree local deliveries over $25 orderLocal around brewery
Chronicle BrewingFree to Clarington, Oshawa, and Whitby over $40Clarington, Oshawa, and Whitby
Church-Key BreweryFree delivery over $20, up to 40km from breweryLocal around brewery
Clifford BrewingFree to Hamilton area, otherwise $15 to ONHamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek
Collective Arts Brewing$4.99 for 24 or more cansOntario
Collingwood BreweryFree in Thornbury, Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Stayner, regular shipping for ONOntario
Concession Road BrewingFree local deliveryHaldimand County
Conspiracy Theory BrewingFree in Ottawa over $40Ottawa
Counterpoint BrewingFree to Kitchener & Waterloo over $60Kitchener, Waterloo
Covered Bridge BrewingFree in Ottawa areaOttawa
Cowbell BrewingFree over $45Ontario
Craft Brand Co.$10 flat rate for orders under $100Ontario
Craft Heads BrewingFree in Windsor/Essex County over $50Windsor & Essex County
Creemore SpringsFree delivery to local areaCreemore
Crooked Mile BreweryFree in west OttawaWest Ottawa
Descendants BeerBrewery pickup only 
Dominion CityFree in Ottawa over $40, $10 for ONOntario
Eastbound BrewingFree locally over $30, otherwise $10 over $50 or free over $100 to OntarioOntario
Elora BrewingFree for Elora/Fergus/Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph with code LOCALDELIVERY, $15 for ON over $40Ontario
Evergreen Craft AlesFree local delivery to Kanata, Stittsville, Bells Corners, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick and Riverside SouthLocal around brewery
Exchange BreweryFree within 20km of breweryNiagara-on-the-Lake area
Fairweather Brewing$16.95 flat rateOntario
Falcon BrewingFree to Ajax & Pickering over $30Ajax, Pickering
Fenelon Falls BrewingFree for 1-hr radius of brewery + Durham Region with code LOCAL, otherwise $15 to ONOntario
Fixed Gear BrewingFree in Guelph over $30 with code FREE99, otherwise free over $75 to ONOntario
Folly BrewingFree in TorontoToronto
Forked River BrewingFree in London over $50, or free to Ontario over $100Ontario
Frank BrewingFree local deliveryTecumseh
Full Beard BrewingFree in Timmins and area of 12 cans, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Furnace Room BreweryFree local to Georgetown, $3 to Milton, $5 to Brampton/Oakville/Burlington, $10 to Hamilton/Guelph/Brantford/GTAAround brewery and GTA
Gan BrewingFree to local areaGananoque, Rockport, Brockville
Gateway City BreweryFree in North Bay with code NORTHBAY, otherwise Canada Post to ONOntario
Godspeed BrewingFree delivery within Toronto on $50+ or brewery pickup, $15 flat rate to ON via CanparOntario
GoodLot Farm BrewingOnline order for pickup onlyPickup at the brewery
Grain & Grit Beer$18/$25 Canada Post deliver depending on quantityOntario
Granite BreweryFree in Toronto over $50 (otherwise $5) to select codes, $100 minimum for other codes (see notes)Toronto
Great Lakes BreweryFree in Toronto over $50Toronto
Grey Matter BeerFree local deliveryKincardine
Half Hours on EarthFree over $75, otherwise $10Ontario
Haliburton Highlands BrewingBrewery pickup only 
Halo BreweryFree in ONOntario
Henderson BrewingFree local delivery in Toronto over $50, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
High Park BreweryBrewery pickup only 
Highlander BrewFree in ON for 24 packOntario
Hometown BrewFree to Norfolk & Oxford County over $50Norfolk, Oxford County
Imperial City Brew HouseFree local area deliverySarnia
Indie AlehouseFree in Toronto with code YYZDELIVERYOntario
Innocente BrewingFree in KW with code KWDELIVERYOntario
Jobsite BrewingDelivery in town or brewery pickupStratford
Junction CraftFree for Toronto (code WESTTORONTO, EASTTORONTO), Free for ON with minimumOntario
Kame and Kettle Beer WorksBrewery pickup only 
Katalyst BrewingFree to Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville with code FREELOCAL, or $15 for 6 items and under, $20 for 7-12, $30 for 13-24Ontario
Kensington BrewingFree with $50 order, $5 if $35-$50Toronto
Kichesippi BeerFree for Ottawa on 12 cans+Ontario
Kingsville BreweryFree delivery in Essex County, otherwise Canada Post for ONOntario
Lake of Bays BrewingVia Canada PostOntario
Lake of the Woods BrewingFree to Thunder Bay, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Left Field BreweryFree for Toronto over $50, $10 for ONOntario
Little Beasts BrewingFree in Durham Region, Canada Post to ONOntario
Lock Street BrewingDelivery available - call to discussLocal around brewery
London BrewingFree in London over $65, otherwise $5London
Longslice BreweryFree in TorontoToronto
Louis Cifer Brew Works$10 within TorontoToronto
MacKinnon Brothers BrewingFree local to select postal codes (see right), otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Maclean's AlesFree around brewery local areaHanover
MagnottaVia Canada PostOntario
Manantler BrewingFree to Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa & WhitbyLocal around brewery
Matron$10 flat shipping Ontario, FREE shipping to Ottawa, Toronto, PEC/Kingston/Belleville minimum $40 order select days **see instagram**Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto, PEC/Kingston/Belleville
Merit BrewingFree for Hamilton with code HAMONTOntario
Midtown BrewingBrewery pickup only 
Mill Street BreweryFree delivery to select postal codes in Toronto (see to the right)Toronto
Muddy York BrewingFree for Toronto (code FREETO), $10 for ONOntario
Muskoka BreweryFree in OntarioOntario
Napanee BeerFree in Kingston & Napanee over $40, $9.99 flat rate to ONOntario
Natterjack BrewingFree local deliveryWest Elgin, Dutton Dunwich
New Limburg BrewingCurbside brewery pickup only 
New Ontario BrewingFree to North BayNorth Bay, Callander
Nickel Brook BrewingLocal door drop for $4.95, or free shipping in Ontario over $75Ontario
Nita Beer$5 within Ottawa, or $15 for $37-$50, $10 for $50-$75, $5 for $75-$110Ontario
Oast House BrewersFree to Niagara-On-The-LakeNiagara-On-The-Lake
Old Flame BrewingFree over $50 to Durham RegionDurham Region
Orange Snail BrewersFree delivery in MiltonMilton
Orléans BrewingFree local delivery within 30km brewery, or $5 flat rate for Ottawa Valley and Eastern townshipsAround brewery, Ottawa Valley & Eastern townships
Outlaw BrewVia Canada PostOntario
Overflow BrewingFree in Ontario with code FREESHIPPINGOntario
Parsons BrewingFree to Prince Edward County for orders over $25, $5 Napanee, Trenton and Belleville areaP.E.C., Napanee, Trenton, Belleville
People's PintFree in Toronto over $50, Canada Post in ONOntario
Perth BreweryFree to Perth, Ottawa & Kingston, otherwise $15Ontario
Prince Eddy's BrewingFlat rate of $15 to ONOntario
Publican House BreweryVia Canada PostOntario
Radical Road BrewingFree local delivery over $61 within 7km radius of brewery.Local around brewery
Railway City BrewingFree to local areaSt. Thomas area
Rainhard BrewingFree local over $40 or $10 for ON over $50Ontario
Ramblin' Road BreweryCurbside brewery pickup only 
Red Circle BrewingFree to Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and GuelphKitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph
Red Thread BrewingDeliver is around $12Ontario
Redline BrewhouseFree local delivery, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Refined Fool BrewingFree in Sarnia over $50, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Revel CiderFree on orders $150+, flat rate $15 for 6/12 packsOntario
Rhythm & Brews BrewingVia Canada PostOntario
Ridge Rock BrewingDelivery within 30 minutes of breweryOttawa area
Riverhead BrewingFree local delivery (see postal codes)Local around brewery
Rorschach BrewingFree in Toronto with code TORONTOFREE (over $50 order), or flat rate of $10 up to 24 cans/bottlesOntario
Rouge River BrewingFlat rate of $22 per boxOntario
Royal City BrewingFree GuelphOntario, Guelph
Saulter Street BreweryFree in Toronto over $50, $10 for ONOntario
Sawdust City BrewingFree over $75Ontario
Shacklands Toronto
Shakespeare BrewingOnline ordering for brewery pickup, delivery may be availableShakespeare
Shawn & Ed BrewingDelivery available for Greater Hamilton AreaHamilton
Short Finger Brewing$5 on orders in KW, free in ON with code SHIP75 over $75Ontario
Side Launch BrewingFree to L9Y postal codeL9Y postal code
Signal BrewingFree within BellevilleBelleville
Silversmith BrewingFree to Niagara RegionNiagara Region
Skeleton Crew BrewingVia Canada PostOntario
Skeleton Park BreweryFree local delivery over $40, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Sleeping Giant BrewingFree in Thunder Bay over $40, or $10 flat rate in ONOntario
Small Pony Barrel WorksFree in Ottawa over $60, free in ON over $90, or $20 flat rateOntario
Sons of KentCurbside brewery pickup only 
SparkFree Ottawa delivery over $30Ottawa
Spearhead BrewingFree in Kingston, Canada Post for ONOntario
Square BrewFree in Goderich over 24 cansGoderich
Square Timber BrewingFree to local areaPembroke & Petawawa
Stack BrewingFree in Sudbury, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Stalwart BrewingFree in Ottawa over $50Carleton Place to Orleans, south to Barrhaven
Steam WhistleFree in TorontoToronto/Mississauga
Stone City AlesFree local delivery over $15Kingston
Stonehooker BrewingFree to local area over $50Mississauga
Storm Stayed BrewingFree if greater than a case, otherwise $5London
Stray Dog BrewingFree in Ottawa areaOttawa Region (Orleans to Kanata)
The Second Wedge BrewingFree in downtown Uxbridge, free in local area over $50, $10 flat rate to OntarioOntario
The Six BrewingFree in Toronto over $45, otherwise $10Toronto
Thornbury Craft Cider & BeerFree from Owen Sound to CollingwoodOwen Sound, Collingwood
Tooth and Nail BrewingBrewery pickup only 
Town BreweryFree in Durham Region with code DURHAM ($30 minimum), or $10 if under and to rest of ONOntario
Trestle Brewing$10 over $35, free locally (Parry Sound) over $50Ontario
Tuque de BroueFree within 20km of breweryEmbrun, Winchester, Ottawa, Rockland
TWB Co-op BrewingFree in Kitchener-Waterloo over $60, otherwise $10Kitchener-Waterloo
Vimy BrewingFree in Ottawa areaOttawa
Walkerville Brewery$5 to Windsor/Essex CountyWindsor & Essex County
Waller St. BrewingFree to 20km radius of breweryOttawa area (20km radius)
Wave Maker BreweryFree local in Cambridge, or $15 flat rate to ONOntario
Wellington BreweryFree over $75Ontario
Whiprsnapr BrewingFree in Ottawa of 12 packs, $10 flat rate in ONOntario
Whitewater BrewingFree in Ottawa ValleyOttawa Valley
Wild Card BrewingFree local (10km brewery radius) over $30, or $10 flat rate to ON for 6–11 cans or $15 for 12-18 cansOntario
William Street BeerFree to NorthumberlandNorthumberland
Willibald BreweryFree in Waterloo region over $40, $10 flat rate in ON over $40Ontario
   
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Six Brews for St Patrick’s Day

The celebrations start on March 17th!

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching on March 17 and that means one thing – BEER! Now, there’s nothing wrong with an Irish classic like Guinness. It’s certainly a staple on the list of St. Patrick’s Day greats but why not expand your horizons and try something new?

If that sounds like something you might be in to then today is your lucky day because we’ve made a list of some of our favourite Irish-style brews just for you.

There are still a few days left until St. Patrick’s Day, but this list should get you excited for the celebration to come. And as you count down the days until then, be sure to grab your tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store on July 24 to 26 at Bandshell Park and see Nas, Sam Roberts Band, TLC and more!

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Now let’s get to the beer! Here is your list of six brews that will take your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to the next level:

Inn O’Slainte Irish Red Ale from The Innocente Brewing Co.

Innocente Brewing Company

A play on the word, “Slainte”, which is an Irish Gaelic toast for good health, Inn O’Slainte is an Irish Red Ale that is deep amber in colour, with aromas of coffee, toasted nuts, orange zest and spice. Strong Patrick from Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Company Where to Buy

Strong Patrick from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

Beaus All Natural Brewing Company

Strong Patrick is Beau’s version of an Irish-style red ale. Rich and malty, this strong ale gains complexity through partial ageing in Irish whiskey casks. Since it was first brewed in 2012 for St. Patrick’s celebrations at Beau’s Brewery, it has now become a seasonal favourite every St. Patrick’s Day.

Traditional Irish Red from Brock Street brewing Co.

Brock Street Brewing Co.

Darker then most amber beers on the market, the Brock Street Irish Red is a traditional Irish Red and is gold medal winning brew at the 2016 OBA’s for the best Dark Ale. Ruby red in colour, full of malt and caramel flavours, and exactly what you would expect from a quality imported Irish Red Ale

Heritage Gold Pilsner from Hespeler Brewing Co.

Hespeler Brewing Co.

If you’re looking for something a little on the lighter side, Hespeler’s Pilsner showcases hops grown exclusively in Ontario. Naturally clear with an ultra-light body; a perfect showcase for the subtle flavor and aroma of Ontario’s Heritage hops.

Small Batch Irish Red from Moosehead

Moosehead Brewery

This small-batch red ale from Moosehead Breweries is a light amber colour and has aromas of malt, cocoa, caramel and grains. The perfect addition to your St. Patricks’ day bash!

Death By Coconut Irish Porter from Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues Brewery

Death By Coconut is an Irish Porter – similar to Guinness but with a unique twist. Bittersweet chocolate flavour comes together with raw coconut and a malt bill based around Simpson’s Extra Dark Crystal. Described as a rich, dessert-y flavour with a light, approachable mouthfeel.

There you have it – six tasty brews that will take your St. Patricks Day celebrations to the next level. Don’t forget to scoop up your #TOBeerFest tickets below while supplies last. If you have any questions about ticket types, THIS BLOG POST should help you out. That’s beer love baby! See you on July 24 to 26 at Bandshell Park!

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TFOB Saturday with Sam Roberts Band

See them live on Saturday, July 25

Are you ready? It’s time to get excited for Toronto’s biggest party of the summer! We are thrilled to announce Sam Roberts Band as our official headliner for TFOB Saturday at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. They will be performing with Bedouin Soundclash, Five Alarm Funk, and more.

Sam Roberts hails from Montreal and his band’s discography spans six albums. The five-member Sam Roberts Band has won five MuchMusic Video Awards and has performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Ottawa Canada Day celebrations and NHL and CFL events.

Their latest album is slated for release in 2020. Catch them performing some of their biggest hits such as If You Want It, Brother Down & We’re All In This Together on the legendary Bandshell Stage. It all goes down at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place on Saturday July 25, 2020.

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There you have it! Saturday’s announcement is here and we couldn’t be more excited. This is just the first of many performers to be announced at the 2020 festival which will also feature hundreds of brews to discover from around the globe and mouthwatering food options.

Want some music to listen to while you jump around in excitement? Check out our Spotify playlist below and give us a follow while you’re there to show some love…

Also, check out some iconic music videos from Sam Roberts Band below:

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by THE BEER STORE is a three day celebration of the golden beverage! This year, we’re celebrating 24 glorious years. Join us from July 24 to 26 for hundreds of brews, an amazing selection of food and live entertainment each and every day. 

Make this your Summer tradition! Below are the links to the other days available. We have a bunch more announcements coming up for this year so stay tuned!  If you have any questions about ticket types, THIS BLOG POST should help you out.

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TFOB 2019 Saturday Schedule

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store kicks off next weekend from July 26 to 28 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place and we couldn’t possibly be anymore excited then we already are! On top of that, our site map and full schedule for each day is finally here.

Below you will find the full schedule for Saturday, July 27 with each performer listed and vendor location.

Still need tickets? You’re in luck! We just released some more production holds for TFOB Saturday but you better hurry up because they are going to sell fast. You don’t want to be that one person out of your friends who has SERIOUS FOMO!

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Time Event Location
12:00pm Doors open for Hoptimized, VIP and Club TFOB Main Gates
1:00pm Conor Gains OLG Bandshell Stage
1:30pm **Doors open for all Ticket Holders** Main Gates
2:00pm Supersonic OLG Bandshell Stage
3:15pm Frank Ryan OLG Bandshell Stage
4:15pm Dwayne Gretzky Set 1 OLG Bandshell Stage
6:45pm Dwayne Gretzky Set 2 OLG Bandshell Stage
7:30pm **Last call for alcohol**
7:45pm **TAPS OFF**
8:00pm **Gates Closed – Get Home Safe**

Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage Line Up

Time Event Location
1:30pm **Doors open for all Ticket Holders** Main Gates
2:30pm Owen Barney Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
3:45pm Kris Barclay (30mins) Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
5:30pm BRETT KISSEL Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
7:30pm **Last call for alcohol**
7:45pm **TAPS OFF**
8:00pm **Gates Closed – Get Home Safe**

TFOB SITEMAP

TFOB Festival Sitemap 2019


LocationBrewery
80Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
85Big Rig Brewery
20Big Rock Brewery
21Sober Carpenter
91Bobcaygeon Brewing Company Ltd.
97Catapult Brewing Co
53Central City Brewers and Distillers
93Folly Brewing
96Cool Beer Brewing Co.
98 & 99Creemore Springs
26Singha Lager
79, 87,88Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
86 & 89Great Lakes Brewery
19The Craft Brand Company
25Hoegaarden
24Brickworks Ciderhouse
60Goose Island Brewery
22McAuslan Brewery Inc.
84Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
76Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
95Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd.
54Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
61 & 62Zubr & Tyskie
92Post-Game Brewing
23Powerhouse Brewing Company
81Prince Eddy's Brewing Co.
94Silly Sir Brewing Co.
82 & 83Fat Tire Amber Ale / Von Bugle
78Stock & Row
57Stonechurch Vineyards
77Storyteller Beverages
90The Six Brewing Co.
58Overhop Brewing Co

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TFOB 2019 Friday Schedule

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store kicks off next weekend from July 26 to 28 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place and we couldn’t possibly be anymore excited then we already are! On top of that, our site map and full schedule for each day is finally here.

Below you will find the full schedule for Friday, July 26 with each performer listed and vendor location.

Still need tickets? Better hurry up because they are moving fast. You don’t want to be that one person out of your friends who has SERIOUS FOMO!

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Time Event Location
3:00pm Doors open for Hoptimized, VIP and Club TFOB Main Gates
4:30pm **Doors open for all Ticket Holders** Main Gates
5:00pm Michie Mee OLG Bandshell Stage
6:00pm Boot Camp Clik (Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Rock) OLG Bandshell Stage
7:15pm DJ Jazzy Jeff OLG Bandshell Stage
8:30pm Ghostface Killah and Raekwon OLG Bandshell Stage
9:45pm Public Enemy Radio OLG Bandshell Stage
10:30pm **Last call for alcohol**
10:45pm **TAPS OFF**
11:00pm **Gates Closed – Get Home Safe**

Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage Line Up

Time Event Location
4:30pm **Doors open for all Ticket Holders** Main Gates
4:30pm Kris Ulrich Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
5:30pm Blackie Jackett Jr Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
10:30pm **Last call for alcohol**
10:45pm **TAPS OFF**
11:00pm **Gates Closed – Get Home Safe**

TFOB SITEMAP

TFOB Festival Sitemap 2019


LocationBrewery
80Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
85Big Rig Brewery
20Big Rock Brewery
21Sober Carpenter
91Bobcaygeon Brewing Company Ltd.
97Catapult Brewing Co
53Central City Brewers and Distillers
93Folly Brewing
96Cool Beer Brewing Co.
98 & 99Creemore Springs
26Singha Lager
79, 87,88Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
86 & 89Great Lakes Brewery
19The Craft Brand Company
25Hoegaarden
24Brickworks Ciderhouse
60Goose Island Brewery
22McAuslan Brewery Inc.
84Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
76Northern Maverick Brewing Co.
95Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd.
54Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
61 & 62Zubr & Tyskie
92Post-Game Brewing
23Powerhouse Brewing Company
81Prince Eddy's Brewing Co.
94Silly Sir Brewing Co.
82 & 83Fat Tire Amber Ale / Von Bugle
78Stock & Row
57Stonechurch Vineyards
77Storyteller Beverages
90The Six Brewing Co.
58Overhop Brewing Co

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TFOB Spotlight: Michigan, USA

The TFOB Spotlight programme at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is designed to help beer lovers discover the latest and greatest in beer and shine the spotlight on some of the many things we love about beer and the beer industry. This will include regions that are making great beer, the amazing styles of brews currently available, and even people and breweries doing great things. We are proud to announce our second TFOB Spotlight of 2019: Michigan, USA.

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Michigan, USA is known to be the home of some of the top breweries in North America. The 2019 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer will feature five of these brewers who will be serving over 40 different brews for fans to enjoy. These breweries are:

Each of these breweries will be setting up with their signature brew at the 2019 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. You will have a chance to speak to representatives from each of these breweries and learn about what goes in to making their signature brews. TFOB Spotlight: Michigan, USA will be available all three days of TFOB 2019 so, come and have a taste from July 26 to 28 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is a three-day celebration of the golden beverage! This year, we’re celebrating 23 glorious years. Join us in July for hundreds of brews, an amazing selection of food and live entertainment each and every day. If you have any questions about ticket types THIS BLOG POST should help you out. Make this your Summer tradition!

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Celebrate #FlagshipFebruary With These Great Canadian Breweries

It’s #FlagshipFebruary and that means it’s the time when we celebrate the brews that we first fell in love with, or as we like to say “The O.Gs” of the brewing industry. This was a fun project for us because we dug through some really old photos and managed to come across some pictures from our very first Toronto’s Festival of Beer, which took place in 1996 at Fort York: Garrison Common.

It was a different time back then and a lot of the acclaimed brewers that you know to be the ‘big cats’ in the beer game were much smaller. Some of them were even just starting out. Nonetheless, they had a vision in mind which all brewers work very hard for today, and that is to provide great tasting, high quality beer that represents where they come from.

A lot of these brewers still set up at Toronto’s Festival of Beer to this day so check them out below and grab your tickets now while supplies last. For a full list of what tickets are currently available, check out our ticket price grid in THIS BLOG POST.

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Muskoka Cream Ale by Muskoka Brewery 

First brewed in 1996, the Muskoka Cream Ale is Muskoka Brewery’s flagship brew, and has become a signature beer of the Muskoka region. Unmistakable with its rich amber colour and inviting floral tones, this laid-back, English pub-style ale is smooth and easy-going. With a Cascade hoppiness and full body of flavour, this gold-medal winning Canadian Cream Ale is the quintessential taste of cottage country. Check out this awesome picture of Muskoka Brewery’s booth from the first ever Toronto’s Festival of Beer in 1996!

Arkell Best Bitter by Wellington Brewery

Wellington Brewery is one of Canada’s oldest independently owned microbreweries based in Guelph, Ontario. They craft their award-winning beers in small batches using the freshest all-natural ingredients. Since 1985, they have been a pioneer in the craft brewing scene by producing timeless, traditional style ales, as well as experimenting with new recipes as part of their Welly One-Off Series.

Their signature brew is called Arkell Best Bitter and it was first brewed back in 1985. It’s an amber session ale with a mild, caramel malt body, and a subtle hop aftertaste. With only 4% alcohol by volume, Arkell Best Bitter is an incredibly flavourful light beer that is easy to enjoy. This well-balanced bitter is the perfect session ale for any occasion. Here is a picture we found of them from TFOB 1996 also!

Grasshopper, Traditional Ale, and Pilsner by Big Rock Brewery

Three bold, European-inspired offerings—Bitter, Porter, and Traditional—launched an industry in 1985, a time heavy on easy-drinking lagers and light on flavour. Today, Big Rock Brewery’s ten signature beers, eight seasonals, four ciders, and custom-crafted private labels are brewed daily in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto, bringing quality and consistency to craft beer drinkers across the country. Big Rock Brewery was also present at our very first Toronto’s Festival of Beer in 1996.

Pale Ale by Maclean’s Ales

Maclean’s Ales signature brew is the Pale Ale. It’s made with a unique combination of British malts, English Fuggles, and Goldings hops. Add to that a distinctive strain of English ale yeast and the result is a well hopped, malty ale with a fine balance of flavour.

As the story is told on their website, many years ago Charles MacLean developed a passion for two things: riding motorcycles and enjoying great beer. So, in 1978 he traveled overseas to ride a Norton Commando through the beautiful English countryside. At some point along the way he found his gas tank empty and his trip funds running low, so he began working at a nearby pub where he tended the bar. This was his first introduction to the craft of brewing beer.

Once home, Charles began brewing his own ales in tribute to his time spent in England. His passion flourished, as he became one of Ontario’s pioneering independent craft brewers. This eventually led to what has become his signature ale, the very same one that today bears his name. Here is a picture of him in front of the pub he first began working at in England.

Conductor’s Craft Ale by Junction Craft Brewing

Junction Craft Brewing uses five malt and five hop varieties from Europe and North America to give Conductor’s a biscuity, toasted, caramel base, and a dry and bitter taste with a light bitter finish. Floral and citrus notes come from our hopback mechanism that infuses the hop aromas into the beer in line from the kettle as the beer goes into the fermenter. Conductor’s Craft Ale is inspired by traditional ales that “traveled well” when life was more about the journey than the destination.

Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery

The minute you crack your can, aroma of grapefruit, mango, and pine hit you in the face; like a beaver slapping his tail on a pristine small body of water in Ontario. Canuck pours a deep gold, bordering on burnt orange that produces a tight snowy white toque. Take one last nose before getting into the liquid, which you’ll soon find will be hard to put down. Soft carbonation leads into a sweet honeyish start before it gives way to more grapefruit, tropical citrus, canned peaches, and pine. Light to medium body with a very dry finish.

Steam Whistle Pilsner by Steam Whistle Brewery

At a time when big breweries abandoned tradition in favour of speeding up production, Steam Whistle refused to take shortcuts. They followed the same decoction brewing methods that put Pilsner on the map hundreds of years ago, which involves boiling part of the mash at higher temperatures to caramelize the barley sugars and deliver a rich, malty flavour and a creamier head on the poured beer. They still uphold the standards of the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516. Because purity makes perfect beer, and perfect beer takes time. Besides… what’s the rush?

The folks at Steam Whistle like to say they do one thing really, really well, and that’s brew a premium Pilsner. Pilsner is one of the most challenging styles of beer to perfect; it requires a singular focus and years of training to get it right. They dedicate themselves to making Pilsner, because it’s one of the most refreshing beers.

Lug-Tread by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

Since 2006 Beau’s Brewing Co. has been brewing interesting, tasty beers like their Lug Tread Lagered Ale using the best ingredients & local spring water. Beau’s takes pride in creating unique, wonderful, and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and our local communities, and delivered with a true sense of friendly relationship.

Beau’s year-round flagship beer is Lug-Tread, a certified organic lagered ale. A hybrid style, Lug-Tread is top-fermented (like an ale) and then cold-aged (like a lager), giving it light ale notes complemented by a lager-like crispness. Golden-hued and finely balanced, this tasty golden ale has won more than 20 awards for brewing excellence since 2006.

Blonde Lager by Amsterdam Brewery 

Amsterdam Brewery’s story begins back in 1986, with a vision of bringing unique beers, full of flavour to the City of Toronto. It’s a combination of good people, good ideas, and good beer that has brought them to where they are today. The folks at Amsterdam Brewery put just as much craft and care into their beer, as all the things that happen around it. They have enlisted only the most dedicated employees who are relentlessly committed to bring fresh and flavourful beers to local and like-minded beer drinkers.

Brewed fresh daily since 1986, the Blonde Lager is their flagship brew. They use natural ingredients to make it and ensure that it is never heat pasteurized. It’s also always cold filtered for that refreshing clean, crisp taste, and smooth mellow finish.

Amber Ale by Old Credit Brewing

Confident, classy & well balanced. It’s on the ruby side of amber, with an aromatic bouquet that’s engagingly nutty with fresh fruity notes. Expect a distinctive toasted malt character and a thick, creamy, fine-textured head. A fleeting aftertaste that makes your taste buds smile!

Dark by Waterloo Brewing Company

When the Waterloo Brewing Company opened in 1984, they didn’t know craft beers would become so big. All they wanted was a chance to pursue quality without compromise.

Their Dark brew is where it all began. It also happens to be Ontario’s favourite dark lager, craft or otherwise. This very special boar deserves to be poured slowly and with care to release flavours brewed from Canadian malted barley, specialty malts, imported hops, and pure cultured yeast.

The team at the Waterloo Brewing Company adhere strictly to Reinheitsgebot, the centuries-old German Purity Law, the foundation of the world’s finest beers. Using only water, barley, hops, and yeast, their master brewers handcraft recipes both traditional and new.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is a three day celebration of the golden beverage! This year, we’re celebrating 23 glorious years. Join us July 26 to 28 for hundreds of brews, an amazing selection of food and live entertainment each and every day. If you have any questions about ticket types THIS BLOG POST should help you out. Make this your Summer tradition!

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