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Complete Country Stage With Brett Kissel, Hunter Brothers, and Blackie Jackett Jr!


You asked and we listened… Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by THE BEER STORE is proud to announce our new secondary stage that is completely dedicated to country music. The Complete Country Stage presented by Twisted Tea will feature some of today’s hottest country music acts including country music superstars Blackie Jackett Jr. on Friday, July 26,  Brett Kissel on Saturday, July 27, and the Hunter Brothers on Sunday, July 28. This announcement is in partnership with KX Country. Grab your tickets now while supplies last!

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It’s been an amazing few years for each of these artist and we are excited to have them perform for all of you at #TOBeerFest. Blackie Jackett Jr. is a well lubricated country steamroller, with as many as 7 players some nights and they are ready to blast their unique brand of old school smart-assed country rock. Brett Kissel earned his second career Juno Award last month, walking away with the award for Country Album of the Year for “We Were That Song,” after previously winning his first Juno in 2014 in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category. Hunter Brothers have also been on the steady rise recently, with their upbeat new single, “Lost”, in the Top 10 at Canadian Country Radio. Their album State of Mind has been the #1 Canadian selling country album for three consecutive weeks since its release and has quickly amassed more than 3 million global streams across digital platforms since release.

There you have it! Another music announcement to get you excited for summer… 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 of their music videos below!

Blackie Jackett Jr:

Brett Kissel:

Hunter Brothers:

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.  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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Hoppy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Your Turkey with These Tasty Ontario Based Brews


Thanksgiving is already here and we could not be more excited! It’s one of our favourite holidays of the year because let’s face it, we have a lot to be thankful for… Our loving family, great friends, and of course our favourite golden beverage #Beer.


No matter how you plan to celebrate this wonderful weekend, you have tons of beer options available to pair with all that delicious food you will be eating. Here are some great options to consider when heading over to your local Beer Store. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anderson Craft Ales – Amber Ale

Anderson Craft Ales’ Amber is an enticing combination of caramel, toffee, biscuit, bread and malt notes, perfectly balanced with a touch of North American hop character.

Broadhead Brewing Co. – Grindstone Amber Ale

Broadhead’s Grindstone Amber is a super tasty, rich-coloured amber ale that is hell-bent on hitting the spot. It has just the right balance of caramel malts and finished with a sweet sharpness,. It’s a refreshing medium body ale.

Mill St. Brewery – Vanilla Porter

Mill St. Brewery’s Vanilla Porter is a great cold weather beer. The vanilla extract used is cold pressed from vanilla orchid bean pods giving it over 250 individual flavor notes resulting in a attractive depth of flavor.

Muskoka Brewery – Harvest Ale

Muskoka Brewery’s Harvest Ale marks the end of the growing season and the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. This year, Muskoka Brewery worked with local farmers across Ontario to brew a true reflection of Ontario’s harvest in their beer. Prepare to taste malt forward, soft biscuit flavours that transform into notes of mango, grapefruit, and stone-fruit.

Beaus All Natural Brewing Co. – Fall Mix Pack


Beaus All Natural Brewing Co., has a Fall Mix Pack that includes their crisp and refreshing Lug Tread Lagered Ale, along with three other interesting and tasty brews we think you’ll enjoy too: like their Maple Rush Porter, Dortmunder, and their CDN Pale Ale.

The Maple Rush has a heady mixture of black malt and espresso notes that are softened by sweet maple wood impressions, while their Dortmunder offers floral, herbal and malty notes with a flavour balanced grainy cereal sweetness offset by firm hop bitterness. The CDN Pale Ale is a medium-bodied beer with a silky mouthfeel, moderate bitterness and big fruit flavours.

It’s a fun variety to sample or share with friends, all in one handy-dandy box!


The 2019 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store happens July 26 to 28 at Bandshell Park Exhibition Place. There will be hundreds of breweries, dozens of food choices, and live entertainment each day. Tickets go on sale December 4 but you can get exclusive presale access if you sign up to our mailing list HERE. It’s all about the #BeerLove.


Don’t miss the highlights from last year:


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Thanks For The #BeerLove… See You Next Year!

TFOB 2018 is in the books. Here are some takeaways from the event that was: 1) #TFOB2018 Got Pretty Funky! Listen friends... We knew Sour Beer
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