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Thanks For The #BeerLove… See You Next Year!

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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 was the hot topic going in to this year, but we didn’t realize how funky things were going to actually get. Our TFOB Spotlight was bumping all weekend long with all your favourite hits. At one point, if you looked inside it was a raging dance party. So, cheers to keeping things funky and loving sour beer!

2) Get In Ma Belly! The food this year was outstanding! We had so many options to choose from, including fried chicken to pay respect to Luda’s Chicken & Beer album. We had some new vendors join us as well like ONO Pokè and The Jerk Bros, while some vendors returned from previous years like Fidel Gastros and Ted’s World Famous BBQ. Basically, it was impossible for 

3) Toronto Stands By Its Neighbours! We launched a special TorontoStrong ticket offer last week for our Thursday Night show. This ticket was valued at $25 + HST and 100% of the proceeds are being donated back to the families affected by the Danforth Shooting Tragedy. We managed to raise $10,000 with this ticket in the 24 hours it was on sale and to make this story even better, Broken Social Scene agreed to donate an additional $5,000 to the cause as well. We are reaching out to our brewery friends and beer family for additional support for the fund. Torontoians stand strong in times of need.

4) The New Brews On The Block Are Amazing! We had 12 brewers set up at #TFOB2018 for the very first time in our New Brews, presented by TekSavvy pavilion and they were a huge hit. From Midtown Brewery, to OverHop, to even Glutenberg, these brewers set the bar for having some incredible products and you knew exactly why when you spoke with them. They all are so passionate when they talk about their product so congrats to them on making this year’s festival even better than it already was. 

5) Join The CLUB! This was the second year we offered Club TFOB experience and you proved to us once again that you appreciate the luxury experience. Chef Craig Harding of Campagnolo, La Palma, and Constantine displayed his amazing culinary skills, alongside full-sized brew samples, wine and more. The ticket also got you early access to TFOB and air conditioned VIP restrooms, snacks and more. We will be offering Club TFOB again next year, so stay tuned!

6) Let There Be Music! TFOB Thursday features the likes of some pretty rad Canadian Bands. The Darcys, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Broken Social Scene put a whole new spin on the music component at TFOB and based on your feedback – you were totally in to it! Ludacris put on an electrifying performance on Friday to a sold out crown of 11,000 people. It was absolutely bonkers looking out to the crowd and seeing an ocean of beer lovers like yourself take it all in. TFOB Saturday was a great day to sing all your favourite hits because Dwayne Gretzky rocked the park. They sang everything from 70s hits, 80s hits, to some 90s favourites and even early 2000s so there was something for everyone to sing. Our personal favourite was when they sang Bohemian Rhapsody and the enter park sang in unison – what an amazing experience. Finally, TFOB Sunday brought some kick-ass rock and roll bands to the OLG Bandshell Stage which included I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven. They even joined forces at the end and sand on stage together. We also can’t forget how awesome the opening acts were too, Stuck On Planet Earth and Brothers of North did an amazing job and really put on an in your face rock-and-roll show that helped prime people for the grand finally to the weekend. 

All in all, a pretty epic weekend that saw great weather, countless good times and smiling facing all around. Hope you’ll join us again next year. We’ll go on sale December 1st 2018.

Thank you for all the #BeerLove

Here are some pics from TFOB 2018!

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TFOB Spotlight: Funk Town

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The TFOB Spotlight programme at this year’s Toronto’s Festival of Beer is designed to help beer lovers discover the latest and greatest. We are super excited to shine the spotlight on some of the things we love about beer and the beer industry. This will include regions that are making great beer like our TFOB Spotlight: Victoria. This will also include showcasing great people, like our first TFOB Spotlight: Women in Beer.

We are proud to introduce to you our third in a three part TFOB Spotlight series. This is the TFOB Spotlight: Funk Town where we will feature a selection of sour brews from some of your favourite Ontario brewers. Expect to try some sour, tarty and funkadelic flavours from the likes of Beaus All Natural Brewing Company, Amsterdam Brewery, Left Field Brewery, Block Three Brewing Co.Elora Brewing Company, Flying Monkeys Brewing Company, Forked River Brewing Company, Muddy York Brewing Company, Side Launch Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Redline Brewing Company, Northern Maverick Brewing Company, and The Six Brewing Company.

TFOB Spotlight: Funk Town will happen all four days of TFOB 2018. Come and have a taste from July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

TFOB Friday: SOLD OUT!

TFOB Saturday: SOLD OUT!

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

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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The TekSavvy Tap Series with Glutenberg Craft Brewery

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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 Glutenberg Craft Brewery:

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

Confounders Julien Niquet and David Cayer initially came up with the idea of brewing a gluten-free beer in 2011. Julien, an entrepreneur at heart, had always dreamed of leading his own company. Diagnosed with celiac disease a decade earlier and completely appalled by what the market had to offer in terms of gluten-free beers, he and David saw a unique opportunity to fulfill an ever-growing need.

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

We are excited to be showcasing two styles, Glutenberg Blonde and Glutenberg IPA.

Glutenberg Blonde

Glutenberg’s Blonde is the proud originator of the series, the pioneer of real good gluten-free beer. Airy and lemony, this thirst-quenching beer reveals floral and lightly herbal notes, making room for a dry and tasty finale.

Glutenberg IPA

Glutenberg’s IPA is a dream come true for craft beer fans. A true little bomb of flavours,it presents a perfect harmony between citrus aroma, hop freshness and bitterness. It guarantees a soft contact with taste buds, releasing apricot and soft caramel notes. Its exacerbated dry side makes its bouquet of flavours shine and ensures its good aromatic persistence.

What are you most excited about participating at TFOB 2018?

We are very excited about meeting beer enthusiasts from around the world and having them try our delicious 100% Gluten free beers!

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

People can learn more about our brewery on our website http://glutenberg.ca/en as well as follow us on Instagram @Glutenbergbeer

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.

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

TFOB Friday: SOLD OUT!

TFOB Saturday: SOLD OUT!

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

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New Brews presented by TekSavvy

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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 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.

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.

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

TFOB Friday: SOLD OUT!

TFOB Saturday: SOLD OUT!

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

Here is this year’s New Brews presented by TekSavvy line-up:

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TFOB Spotlight: Victoria

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The TFOB Spotlight programme at this year’s Toronto’s Festival of Beer is designed to help beer lovers discover the latest and greatest. We are super excited to shine the spotlight on some of the things we love about beer and the beer industry. This will include regions that are making great beer – in the same spirit of how we featured Ireland, Sweden and Canada in previous years. This will also include showcasing great people, like our first TFOB Spotlight: Women in Beer.

Proud to introduce to you our second in a three part TFOB Spotlight series. This is the TFOB Spotlight: Victoria. We will feature the beer from Victoria’s landmark brewery Phillips Brewing & Malting Company, paired with delicious eats that hail from Victoria’s surf regions.

You can expect to try Phillips Brewing & Malting Company’s impressive lineup of tasty brews which include: Blue Buck Ale, Bottle Rocket Session Ale, Electric Unicorn White IPA, Short Wave West Cost Pale Ale, Solaris White Peach Ale. The culinary portion of TFOB Spotlight: Victoria will be curated by a local Chef from Toronto, which will be confirmed closer to the event.

TFOB Spotlight: Victoria will happen all four days of TFOB 2018. Come and have a taste from July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Phillips Brewery

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

TFOB Friday: SOLD OUT!

TFOB Saturday: SOLD OUT!

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

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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TFOB Spotlight: Women In Beer

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This year at Toronto’s Festival of Beer we are very excited to shine the spotlight on some of the things we love about beer and the beer industry. This will include regions that are making great beer – in the spirit of how we featured Ireland, Sweden and Canada in previous years. This will also include showcasing great people. Proud to introduce to you our first in a three part series we are calling TFOB Spotlight. We begin with the TFOB Spotlight:  Women In Beer. We will feature about 14 varieties of beer, brewed by women, inspired by women and poured by women. This spotlight is in partnership with the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies.

TFOB Spotlight: Women In Beer will be available all four days of TFOB 2018 and feature beer brewed by women from a ton of incredible breweries. On top of this, expect to try some awesome collaborations with SOBDL. See the complete list of breweries participating and their brews below:

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The Granite BreweryHazy Daze German Wheat
Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.De Berry's Treasure - Black Raspberry & Rhubarb Gose
555 Brewing Co.Drewmy Bruffet Margaritaville: Margarita Kettle Sour
Wellington Brewery3 Weeks Notice - Pomegranate Wit
Sweetgrass Brewing Co. Shagbark - Stout
Amsterdam Brewing Co.Sassy Beach: Fruit Pale Ale with peach, pink guava and mango
Muddy York Brewing Co.Cervisia Saison w/ Soursop
Forked River Brewing Co.Brat Pit: Sour black cherry wheat
OverhopDarkforest: Black Sour Ale w Mixed berries
Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (SOBDL) Collaborations
Cowbell Brewing Co. Abbey Braggot - Honey IPA
Henderson Brewing Co.Picnic Point Pale Ale
Little Beasts Brewing Co. Mango Pineapple Papaya Sour
People's Pint Brewing CompanyTropic Like It's Hot: Pineapple Sour
London Brewing Co-OperativeKumquat Raspberry Saison

Get TFOB THURSDAY Tickets Now!

TFOB Friday: SOLD OUT!

TFOB Saturday: SOLD OUT!

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

Make sure you follow the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies on their website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

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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Stay The Night with Hilton Toronto x TFOB

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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 Friday: SOLD OUT!

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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Dwayne Gretzky To Headline TFOB Saturday

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For the first time ever, the renowned music phenomenon known simply as Dwayne Gretzky will be headlining Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB 2018), presented by the Beer Store, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The annual summer sampling event returns to Bandshell Park, in Exhibition Place on July 26-29, 2018 with a newly added fourth day of festivities for attendees to enjoy. Dwayne Gretzky’s performance is presented by Q107 and 102.1 The Edge.

The legendary Saturday of Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a day that everyone needs to experience,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer, “Dwayne Gretzky will bring the hit songs and the energy and we’ll bring a massive selection of brews and tasty culinary treats for fans to enjoy.

Dwayne Gretzky is a collection of Toronto musicians that delve into nostalgia, uniting fans of all ages to sing along to the greatest hits of the last 50 years and by performing with energy and fidelity. Their performance at TFOB2018 will be exactly that, as they plan to take their electrifying show to attendees; all in celebration of #BeerLove.

Tickets for TFOB2018 sell out in advance every year – so consumers are encouraged to buy early. All Early-Bird tickets have already sold out, however fans still have a chance at purchasing tickets at the remaining tier levels. For more information on what ticket tiers are still remaining, please visit: www.beerfestival.ca. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a 19+ event.

 

Dwayne Gretzky is a live music collective celebrating the greatest songs of all time. Transcending both era and genre, this prodigiously talented group of Toronto musicians captivates audiences with a masterfully curated tour of artists from both the classic and modern pop canon – from Bowie to Beyoncé, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes. With tasteful precision, chameleonic versatility and a flair for the dramatic, Dwayne Gretzky scratches our collective itch to be surprised by the familiar.

In an increasingly saturated and scattered music landscape defined by predictable playlists and individualized consumption, Dwayne’s high-energy nostalgia trips recall the serendipity of flipping through the radio dial, and the joy of coming together en masse to celebrate and sing along to the best songs ever written. Boasting 100+ straight sold-out shows in their hometown of Toronto and with venue capacities growing into the multiple-thousands, Dwayne Gretzky’s momentum is a testament to the band shattering conventions and re-defining what audiences want in a live music experience.

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

dav@beerlicious.ca

Jon Sinden

Vice President of Marketing

jon@beerlicious.ca

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