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

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!

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

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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TFOB Sunday Music Line-Up Released

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

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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Swedish Beer Line-Up

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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