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The TekSavvy Tap Series with OverHop


Beer discovery is the most important part of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. We offer hundreds of brews to try: some you have heard of, and some maybe not. We have created the New Brews presented by TekSavvy programme to do two things: 1) Allow brewers who have never been to our event the chance to feature their product to the masses. 2) Allow beer lovers the chance to discover new brews.

As part of this programme, we will be rolling out information about each participating brewer throughout the month of June in a series we are calling the TekSavvy Tap Series, to help you get to know who our New Brews are! So, without further ado – here is OverHop:

What made you want to become a brewer? Tell your story!

We started as homebrewers and we were amazed by everything related to the process of making beer. We added that to our business background and OverHop was born. We are gypsy brewers, the only ones producing locally in Quebec, Ontario and Rio de Janeiro. We’re passionate about the craft beer revolution and everything that is related to it!

What kind of beer(s) will you be bringing to TFOB 2018? If you have tasting notes that you could share with fans, it will help paint a picture of what they can expect?

We are bringing our flagships Hazy and OneLove. Both of them are incredibly fresh and bring delicious tropical notes:

Hazy is a New England IPA with 6,5 ABV and 50 IBU. It pours a super juicy cloudy gold. It has notes of passion fruit, pineapple, star fruit and grapefruit on the nose. Very smooth on the sip with a bitterness of grapefruit and orange zest, and a slight mango juiciness.

OneLove is a Double IPA with 9%ABV and 90 IBU. It pours a deep copper color with a thick white head. It has notes of pine, orange and grapefruit on the nose that matches to the taste. On the sip, these notes are perfectly combined with the toasted malt body.

What are you most excited about participating at TFOB 2018?

We’re very excited for this festival being in the heart of the city we live and love and also because of the cool attractions and great vibe it always has! We used to be customers, now we’re featuring our brewery to the public. What an honor!

Where can people find more information about your brewery, other brews you are making, etc?

We are big Instagram users (@overhopcanada) but you can also follow us on Facebook and check our website at www.overhop.com.

Make sure you check out the New Brews presented by TekSavvy on-site at TFOB 2018. There will be 12 brewers showcasing the fruits of their labour, along with free WiFi for beer lovers to share their discoveries.  We will feature each brewer leading up to TFOB 2018. And yes, the New Brews presented by TekSavvy pavilion will be on-site for all four days of TFOB.

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10 Beer & Dessert Pairings For Valentine’s Day

Raspbeverly Flourless Cake

Valentine’s Day is Feb 14th and you may or may not be scrambling to find that perfect gift for that special someone in your life. We’re here to tell you not to worry because Valentine’s Day is more than just finding that new shiny thing to buy.

Since you’re a beer lover (like us), why not give the gift of beer to show your love? So, we whipped up a list of great brews – available right now – that pair perfectly with tasty desserts. Nothing says love, more than some sweets and some beer… so enjoy!

THE BEER: Sweet Jesus Mocha Marshmallow Stout from Left Field Brewery

THE DESSERT: Vanilla Ice Cream or S’mores

THE BEER: The Chocolate Manifesto (Chocolate Milk Stout) from Flying Monkeys Brewery

THE DESSERT: Chocolate Bread Pudding

THE BEER: The Tom Green Beer, a Milk Stout from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

The Dessert: Chocolate Creme Brulée

THE BEER: Oatmeal Coffee Stout from Stone Hammer Brewing

THE DESSERT: Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

THE BEER: Cheat Day Black Forest Porter from Hop City Brewing Co.

The Dessert: Black Forest Cake


THE DESSERT: Peanut Butter Cookies

THE BEER: County Brown Ale from Wellington Brewery

THE DESSERT: Chocolate Pecan Pie

THE BEER: DOWNTOWN BROWN NUT ALE from Amsterdam Brewing Company

THE DESSERT: Nutty Chocolate Brownies

THE BEER: Dark & Sticky India Brown Ale from Cameron’s Brewing Co.

THE DESSERT: Jamocha Almond Fudge Cake


THE BEER: Pioneer Black Creek – Rifleman’s Ration Brown Ale from All or Nothing Brewhouse / Trafalgar Ales and Meads

THE DESSERT: Ferrero Rocher

There you go. Our list of 10 tasty pairings. Not a bad idea to scoop up your TFOB 2018 tickets before the price goes up. Would make a stellar Valentine’s Day gift. That’s #BeerLove baby! See you in July lovers!

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