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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.

Be Well! Be Safe!

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 BeerDelivers locally. Free for orders over $35 Kitchener, Waterloo
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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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!

Buy TFOB Friday Tickets

Buy TFOB Saturday Tickets

Buy TFOB Sunday Tickets


See the full Site Map here Site Map

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 Festival Sitemap 2019

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
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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Everything You Need To Know About Attending TFOB 2019

Well hello there Beer Fam … Here are the most common questions we get asked. If the answer you’re looking for is not below, please reach out to us on Twitter and we’ll be happy to connect and try to answer your question.

Q: Can I Still Get Tickets to TFOB 2019?

Yes, you can! TFOB Saturday is currently sold out but you can still grab tickets for TFOB Friday and TFOB Sunday:

Buy TFOB Friday Tickets

Buy TFOB Saturday Tickets

Buy TFOB Sunday Tickets

Q: Where is Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2019?

Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Technically the main entrance addy is 195 Prince’s Blvd. Toronto’s Festival of Beer on Google Maps is Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. 

Q: Can You Give Me Directions Via The TTC?

There are two stations on Exhibition Grounds. Here’s how to get here: 

1) 29 Dufferin Bus – Take the Bloor subway to Dufferin Station, board the #29 bus south to Exhibition Place. 

2) 511 Bathurst Streetcar – Take the Bloor subway to Bathurst Station, board the #511 streetcar south to Exhibition Place. There are two streetcar stops at Exhibition Place, at Strachan Avenue, and adjacent to the Horse Palace/GO Station. 

3) 509 Harbourfront Streetcar – Take the Yonge-University subway to Union Station. Take the 509 Streetcar from the Union Station southbound streetcar tunnel towards Exhibition Loop . There are two streetcar stops at Exhibition Place, at Strachan Avenue, and adjacent to the Horse Palace/GO Station.

Q: What are the Hours of TFOB?

TFOB Friday Hours: 

  • 3:00p – Doors Open for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized Ticket Holders
  • 4:30p – General Admission Doors Open / Kris Ulrich (Complete Country Stage)
  • 5:00p – Michie Mee
  • 5:30p – Blackie Jackett Jr (Complete Country Stage)
  • 6:oop – Boot Camp Clik (Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Rock)
  • 7:15p – DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • 8:30p – Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
  • 9:45p – Public Enemy Radio
  • 10:45p – Taps Off
  • 11:00p – Closed

TFOB Saturday Hours:

  • 12:00p – Doors Open for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized Ticket Holders
  • 1:30p – General Admission Doors Open
  • 1:00p – Conor Gains
  • 2:00p – Supersonic
  • 2:45p – Owen Barney (Complete Country Stage)
  • 3:15p – Frank Ryan
  • 3:45p – Kris Barclay (Complete Country Stage)
  • 4:15p – Dwayne Gretzky (Set 1)
  • 5:30p – Brett Kissel (Complete Country Stage)
  • 6:45p – Dwayne Gretzky (Set 2)
  • 7:45p Taps Off
  • 8:00p  Closed

TFOB Sunday Hours:

  • 12:00p –Doors Open for Club TFOB, VIP and Hoptimized Ticket Holders
  • 1:30p – General Admission Doors Open
  • 2:30p – Blackie Jackett Jr (Complete Country Stage)
  • 3:15p – NDAI
  • 3:45p – Tim & The Glory Boys (Complete Country Stage)
  • 4:15p – CHOCLAIR
  • 5:00p – Hunter Brothers (Complete Country Stage)
  • 6:30p – Ashanti & Ja Rule
  • 7:45p  Taps Off
  • 8:00p  Closed

Q: What Can/Should I Bring With Me?

  • 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
  • Bags are restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening.
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Cash
  • TTC tokens / PRESTO card
  • Mobile phone – to take selfies, call a cab or Ubes – Please enjoy responsibly, don’t drink and drive.
  • Raincoat
  • Blanket
  • Smoking / Cannabis Policy: Toronto’s Festival of Beer has designated smoking areas on the grounds where smoking is permitted. Consumers smoking outside the designated areas will be asked to extinguish their smoke and move to a designated area. Consumer’s refusing to abide by the smoking policy will be subject to removal from the festival grounds. Consumers are allowed entry with a small quantity of “personal use only” cannabis (recreational or medicinal) in a pre-rolled format (max 3 pre-rolled, single-wide at 68-70mm in length). Entry will be denied for anyone with loose leaf cannabis, cannabis edibles / oils or other cannabis products.
  • All illegal substances are strictly prohibited.

Q: What Can’t I Bring With Me?

  • Pets (We love them, but they can’t come with you)
  • Children (We love them too, but they can’t come with you. This is a 19+ event)
  • Any type of Water Bottle – We offer FREE WATER through our quench buggy on site. Don’t bring that fancy water bottle!
  • Food
  • Chairs
  • Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets as well as Hydration packs are prohibited
  • Coolers
  • Umbrella
  • Large video cameras
  • Selfie Sticks (seriously, are these things still a ‘thing’? lol)
  • Cameras, other than for personal use
  • Mobile phone charger (there is no place to plug it in)
  • Water guns
  • Your own glassware/bottles.

Q: What will the security be like at the festival? How long will it take to enter?

Our front gate and security staff are industry professionals who will help get everyone in to the event in an efficient and safe manner. Please anticipate a short wait before entering the event so that our staff can be thorough in searching our attendees. It’s for your own safety so let’s work together on this and it will help everything move a lot quicker. Below is our formal notice regarding our safety protocol when entering the event…  

In order to provide our patrons with a safe environment, the following security measures may be in effect:

1) As a condition of entry and for the purpose of public safety, everyone will be subject to reasonable search of their person including the use of hand-held metal detectors and/or pat downs.

2) Searches may cause brief delays in entering, so we encourage everyone to arrive early. Those patrons who do not carry any items into TFOB will enter more rapidly than those who bring items in with them. Guests are encouraged to leave belongings in their vehicles or at home whenever possible.

3) Law enforcement personnel will be present at entrances along with our staff to ensure guest safety. We thank our guests for their patience and cooperation in making your experience at TFOB safe and enjoyable.

4) Please report any suspicious activity in or around TFOB – See Something, Say Something
Safety is everyone’s responsibility – if you see suspicious activity please report it to any member of our Event staff or uniformed Police personnel.

Q: Where Is The Actual Entrance To Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2019?

The entrance to Toronto’s Festival of Beer is in front of the Better Living Centre (195 Princes’ Blvd). All Gates (A, B, C) will go through the front entrance of the BLC. (Say BLC in your best Snoop Dogg impersonation and you’re a legend) 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.

Q: – Should I Bring Cash?

Yep. We appreciate plastic just as much as the next person, but cash is king at the Festival. We have teams walking around (pictured) 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.  ATMs will be on site. Token Booths do accept Credit Card Payments, but we always reco cash for getting ‘er done quickly.

Q: How Do I Get 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. There are dedicated booths that sell tokens, along with mobile token teams. They will be easy to spot.

Q: Can I Bring A Backpack?

The quick answer is no… Bags are restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. We’ll be using metal detector wands and searching all small bags, totes, and drawstring bags 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.

Q: What Are The Rules Around Smoking Cigarettes / Cannabis?

We will have designated smoking areas on the grounds where smoking is permitted. If our security staff see you smoking outside these designated areas they will ask you to extinguish your smoke and move to the proper area. If you refuse to abide by the smoking policy, our security staff will kindly ask you to leave the festival grounds. We don’t want to do that – lets just have fun and be courteous to everyone so we can all have a good time!

You will be allowed to enter the festival with a small quantity of “personal use only” cannabis (recreational or medicinal) in a pre-rolled format (max 3 pre-rolled, single-wide at 68-70mm in length). Entry will be denied for anyone with loose leaf cannabis, cannabis edibles / oils or other cannabis products. All other illegal substances are strictly prohibited.

Q: Will I be photographed at the event?

Our photography / video team might see you and say… “WOW! That person looks like they are having the best time, I need to capture this moment!” If that happens you should know that by entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Beerlicious Inc.

Q: What If I Want To Drive?

Don’t drive! It’s a Beer Festival and chances are you’ll be enjoying some beverages. Please enjoy the convenience of the TTC or a cab or an Ubes. Yeah, we said Ubes. Just no drinking and driving whatsoever.  If you are the DD, here’s some parking info: 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.

Q: What Will I Be Able To Eat at TFOB 2019?

In a word… LOTS. The food purveyors coming to the festival this year will be second to none.  Explore them all and be sure to take lots of eating breaks. This is all part of #TasteTFOB – our commitment to providing an incredible food experience. See who is coming to TFOB 2019 HERE.

Q: Will There Be Water For Me To Drink?

You need to stay hydrated. That’s why we offer FREE WATER through our quench buggy on site. Just take your commemorative mug (which you get when you arrive), rinse it out and fill it up at a water station. Do not bring your water bottle from home, they will be taken away. 

Q: What Happens If It Rains? Or If It’s Too Hot?

Whatever the weather, we will still be pouring. Rain or shine, the show goes on! Remember to dress for the weather and wear sunblock. Even if it is grey and cloudy, wear sunblock. This is vital. Sunblock and water are soooooooo key!! Your raincoat and rubber boots may make your experience if it calls for rain.

Q: Do You Really have 400+ Brews To Discover?

Approximately 100 brewers from all over the world will be here. 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, At TFOB we have every type of brewer imaginable. From big to small, and, from local to international. Plus, this year we are featuring three exciting TFOB Spotlights: Michigan, Toronto’s East Brewery Collective, and Funk Town.

That’s it! We can’t wait to see you all this weekend at TFOB 2019.

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