Ludacris – Toronto's Festival of Beer


Limited Number Of Tickets Released For Friday & Saturday!


Great news to share!! A limited number of Hoptimized tickets have just been released for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 from our production holds. This is your last chance to buy them so don’t miss out…

Get Tickets to TFOB FRIDAY with Ludacris Now!

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Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store is a 4 day celebration of the golden beverage! This year, we’re celebrating 22 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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416 Brews To Discover at #TFOB2018


All the Beer! Well, not all of it, but a lot of it will be at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store. Super pumped to share that 416 brews will be available at TFOB 2018. 90+ brewers will be bringing their product to the people from July 26-29 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. It’s all about discovery and we hope you discover your next ‘go-to’ or re-discover a past favourite. We listed out most of the brewers below, but please keep in mind we are always adding to the list!

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Get Tickets to TFOB FRIDAY with Ludacris Now!

Get Tickets to TFOB SATURDAY with Dwayne Gretzky Now!

Get Tickets to TFOB SUNDAY with I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven Now!

Here is the 2018 roster of breweries at Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by the Beer Store:

Amsterdam Brewing Co. – Anderson Craft Ales – Angry Orchard – BATCH – Beau’s All Natural Brewing – Belgian Moon – Belhaven Brewery Co.- Belhaven Black – Big Rig Brewery – Big Rock Brewery – Bitburger Brewery – Bobcaygeon Brewing Co. – Brewdog – Brickworks Ciderhouse – Bud Light – Bud Light Radler – Budweiser – Cool Beer Brewing Co. – Coors Banquet – Coors Light – Corona – Cowbell Brewing Co. – Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer – Creemore Springs Premium Lager – Czechvar – Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC – Lancaster Bomber – Daura Damm – Estrella Damm – Faxe Brewery – Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. – Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery – Glutenberg Craft Brewery – GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co. – Goose Island Beer Co. – Granville Island – Great Lakes Brewery – Greene King / Morland Brewery – Old Speckled Hen – Hop City Brewing – Horizon Beers – Jameson Caskmates – Junction Craft Brewery – Laguintas Brewing Co. – Landshark Lager – Lech – Leinenkugel Brewing Co. – Lost Craft Inc. – MadJack Iced Tea – Magners Irish Cider  – McAuslan Brewing Co. – St. Ambroise – McClelland Premium Imports – Meantime Brewing Co. – Michelob ULTRA – Midtown Brewing Co. – Mill Street Brewery – Miller Genuine Draft – Molson Canadian – Moosehead Breweries – Nickel Brook Brewing Co. – Northern Maverick Brewing Co. – Old Credit Brewing Co. – OverHop Brewing Co. – Palm Bay – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. – Pilsner Urquell – Post-Game Brewing Co. – Powerhouse Brewing Co. – Prince Eddy’s Brewing Co. – Q4Q Beer Co. – Rickard’s Radler – Samuel Adams – Saulter Street Brewing Co. – Shiny Apple Cider – Silly Sir Brewing Co. – Singha – Skeleton Park Brewery – Sol -Steam Whistle Brewery – Strongbow Apple Ciders – Tempt Cider No. 9 – Tennent’s Caledonian Breweries – The Six Brewing Co. – Tiger Beer – Tobermory Brewing Co. – Trail’s End Brewing Co. – Twisted Tea – Tyskie – Von Bugle Brewing – Waterloo Brewing Co. – Wernesgruner Brewery – William Street Beer Co. – Wychwood Brewery Co. – Hobgoblin

New Brews presented by TekSavvy:

Saulter Street Brewery – Anderson Craft Ales – Glutenberg Craft Brewery – Tobermory Brewing Co. – Power House Brewing Co. – Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. – OverHop Brewing – William Street Beer Co. – Skeleton Park Brewery – Trail’s End Brewing Co. – Midtown Brewing Company – GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co.

TFOB Spotlight: Women In Beer:

555 Brewing Co. – Amsterdam Brewing Co. – Beau’s All Natural Brewing – Cowbell Brewing Co. – The Granite Brewery – Wellington Brewery – SweetGrass Brewing Co. – Muddy York Brewing Co. – Forked River Brewing Co. – Overhop Brewing Co.

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (SOBDL) Collaborations:

Cowbell Brewing Co. – Henderson Brewing Co. – Little Beasts Brewing Co. – People’s Pint Brewing Co. – London Brewing Co-Operative

TFOB Spotlight: Victoria, BC

Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

TFOB Spotlight: Funk Town

Beau’s All Natural Brewing -Amsterdam Brewing Co. – Left Field Brewery – Block Three Brewing Co. – Elora Brewing Co. – Flying Monkeys Brewing Co. – Forked River Brewing Co. – Muddy York Brewing Co. – Side Launch Brewing Co. – Great Lakes Brewery – Redline Brewing Co. – Northern Maverick Brewing Co. – and The Six Brewing Co.

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Stay The Night with Hilton Toronto x TFOB


We’ve teamed up with Hilton Toronto to make sure you have a place to stay on TFOB Friday and TFOB Saturday. Pick your package and we’ll see you in July! Any package you choose comes with a Hoptimized Tickets, a special surprise from Les Murray (Festival President) and features some #FreshGLB from Great Lakes Brewery. Just a heads up… You must buy two tickets to receive the hotel package. Total Hilton Toronto Hotel Overnight Package price is $470 + HST. 


TFOB Saturday: SOLD OUT!

Each Stay The Night package comes with a glorious room for the night, Hoptimized tickets and a President’s Welcome Basket featuring some #FreshGLB from Great Lakes Brewery. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what you get…

One night double occupancy room for two

  • Hotel Package Includes: One double occupancy room for either Friday July 27th, 2018 or Saturday, July 28th, 2018, booked under your name at Hilton Toronto.  Hotel includes Free Wifi. (DOES NOT INCLUDE INCIDENTALS INCURRED BY GUESTS). Guest must provide a valid credit card for incidentals upon check in to the hotel.

Two Hoptimized Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer

  • Hoptimized Tickets include: 10 sample tokens. Access through Express Entrance. Exclusive access to Festival for an additional 1.5 hours. Commemorative Festival Sampling Cup
  • MUST BUY TWO TO RECEIVE HOTEL PACKAGE. Total Hilton Hotel Overnight Package price is $470 + HST. 

One President’s Welcome Basket

  • Gift Basket will be available at check-in. Gift Basket includes official branded TFOB merchandise and an assortment of beverages from Great Lakes Brewery – all hand selected by TFOB President Les Murray. 

These packages won’t last. Hope to see you in July, ya bunch of beauties.  #BeerLove

Stay The Night FAQ:

How does this all work?

Purchase your package through Ticketfly via our website. You will receive a ticket confirmation email from Ticketfly right away with your Hoptimized tickets attached. You will receive a second email from Hilton Toronto with your confirmation code no later than July 15.

Can I buy this with a Single Ticket?

No. This Package is only available for two tickets and double occupancy.

What is a double occupancy room?

Double occupancy means two adults in a room. It can have one king or two queens….subject to availability. All rooms are 2 queen beds to begin and you can try changing that to one king once the booking is made. Subject to availability. 

Where is Hilton Toronto?

145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2. Here’s a Google Map.

When can I check in/ check out?

Check in at 3pm. Check out at Noon.

How do I get from Hilton Toronto to Toronto’s Festival of Beer and back?

We highly reco that you leave your car at home or parked at the hotel. Call a cab or hail an Ubes. Here’s a Google Map of where TFOB takes place.


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Ludacris To Headline TFOB Friday


Toronto, ON (February 20, 2018) – Stand Up! The original Dirty South recording artist and actor: Ludacris, is headlining Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB2018), presented by the Beer Store, on Friday, July 27, 2018. TFOB2018 runs from July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park, in Exhibition Place. His performance is presented by 93.5 The Move.

“Ludacris will bring the southern hospitality to Toronto’s Festival of Beer and fans are sure to love it,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, “The live music, paired with food and beer, will make Friday night an experience to remember.”

This will be the first time Ludacris headlines Toronto’s Festival of Beer. Last year’s (2017) Friday concert was met with a roaring attendance when the legendary hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman hit the OLG Bandshell Stage and this year is expected to be just as electrifying.

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Tickets for #TFOB2018 sell out in advance every year — so consumers are encouraged to buy early. To see what ticket levels are currently available, please click HERE. For more information on what each ticket type includes, or to see what other performances are happening on the OLG Bandshell Stage, please visit: Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a 19+ event.

About Ludacris:

Born Christopher Bridges on September 11, 1977, in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta during his high-school years and attended Banneker High School there. He then studied at Georgia State University.

His entry into the rap industry came via radio; he worked as a disc jockey at Atlanta-based urban station Hot 97.5 (which later became Hot 107.9), where he was known as DJ Chris Lova Lova, and this was how he became acquainted with Timbaland. The producer featured Ludacris (then billed as Ludichris) on the song “Fat Rabbit” from his album Tim’s Bio (1998), and with such a high-profile feature to his credit, the groundwork was laid for the rapper.

When the Dirty South movement broke nationwide at the turn of the century, Ludacris rode it to immediate widespread popularity, becoming arguably the most commercially successful Southern rapper of the time.

In 2000 the Atlanta-based rapper signed to Def Jam’s newly established Southern rap subsidiary, Def Jam South, and became the label’s flagship Dirty South artist. Def Jam repackaged his underground album Incognegro (2000) as Back for the First Time (2000) and issued “What’s Your Fantasy?” as its lead single. The song soon became a national hit, beginning a long string of hits that would include Billboard Hot 100 number ones (“Stand Up,” “Money Maker”) and Top Tens (“Move Bitch,” “Splash Waterfalls,” “Pimpin’ All Over the World,” “Runaway Love”), as well as a bunch of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top Tens (“Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” “Rollout [My Business],” “Saturday [Oooh Oooh!],” “Get Back,” “Number One Spot”).

Moreover, Ludacris established himself as a versatile actor, notably appearing in such mainstream films as 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Crash (2005), and Fred Claus (2007), among other films and TV series. Along with associate Chaka Zulu, Ludacris also founded his own boutique label at Def Jam, Disturbing tha Peace (aka DTP), which released albums by such diverse rap/R&B acts as Shawnna, Bobby V., Field Mob, and Playaz Circle.

In 2014, the rapper announced his ninth album and released the EP Burning Bridges as a preview. Ludaversal followed a year later, with Usher, Miguel, and Big K.R.I.T. on the guest list, along with production from David Guetta, Rico Love, and Cashmere Cat. After adding more acting roles to his résumé, Ludacris returned in 2017 with the singles “Vitamin D” with Ty Dolla $ign and “Vices.”

About Toronto’s Festival of Beer:

Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by the Beer Store features hundreds of brews, seriously good eats, live entertainment, and plenty of #BeerLove from July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park, in Exhibition Place. It’s Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage.

For more information, please contact:

Davide De Laurentiis

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jon Sinden

Vice President of Marketing


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