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TFOB Friday with Nas!

Performing on the OLG Bandshell Stage on Friday, July 24

Get ready because this is going to the be biggest show of the summer for all of you hiphop heads out there! Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is proud to announce the one and only Nas as the official headliner for the opening night of its 2020 festival. The iconic rap legend will perform on the OLG Bandshell Stage during the opening night of the festival on Friday, July 24. #TOBeerFest runs from July 24 to 26 and this show is in partnership with Flow 93.5.

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Nas is one of the most iconic lyricists to ever grace the microphone. He is a gifted poet, confessor, agitator, metaphor master, and tongue twisting genius. Ever since he dropped his 1994 album Illmatic, the hiphop game changed forever and people to this day continue to refer to it as one of the greatest hiphop albums of all time. An album which he released before he was legal drinking age.

Three decades on, Nas continues to be the explosive, outspoken and brutally candid rapper we all love with timeless hits like If I Ruled the World, N.Y. State of Mind, The Message, Nas Is Like, It Ain’t Hard To Tell, Made You Look, and so many more.

How do you like that for a hiphop show? This is the opening night act the an already stacked lineup on the OLG Bandshell Stage. We’ve already announced Sam Roberts Band with Bedouin Soundclash, and Five Alarm Funk on Saturday, July 25, and TLC on Sunday, July 26! It’s going to be the party of the summer, so you don’t want to miss it. Best part? We still aren’t done… Our lineup on the Complete Country Stage presented by Twisted Tea is the next announcement so stay tuned for that!

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 Nas’ music videos below:

Nas – If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
Nas – Nas Is Like
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Nas – The World Is Yours

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by THE BEER STORE is a three day celebration of the golden beverage! This year, we’re celebrating 24 glorious years. Join us from July 24 to 26 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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TFOB Sunday with TLC!

TFOB Sunday

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CRAZYSEXYCOOL on Sunday, July 26

Don’t go chasing waterfalls because Toronto’s throwback party of the summer is back! We are thrilled to announce TLC as our official headliner for Sunday, July 26 at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. They will perform all the hits you know and love on the OLG Bandshell Stage. 

TLC is arguably the most iconic American girl-group of all time and and they have had an incredible journey that transcends over three decades. That journey has included their resiliency to bounce back from tragedy with the loss of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and the creation of immortal anthems such as “Waterfalls,” “Creep,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty,” to name a few. They have generated sales of 70 million records worldwide, four GRAMMY® Awards, two RIAA diamond-certified albums among a total of four multiplatinum albums, ten Top 10 singles, and four Number 1 singles. 

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their smash hit album CrazySexyCool. This album featured four massive singles which all landed in the top five of the Hot 100 in 1994. These hits include Waterfalls, Creep, Red Light Special, and Diggin’ on You. You can expect to hear each one of these classic tracks and more as we close out another memorable weekend at Bandshell Park. 

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How is that for a throwback show!? This is the second of many performers to be announced at the 2020 festival. We’ve already announced Sam Roberts Band with Bedouin Soundclash, and Five Alarm Funk as our feature performers on Saturday, July 25th. Stay tuned for more news in the coming which will also feature hundreds of brews to discover from around the globe and tasty food options.

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…

TFOB Sunday

Also, check out some iconic music videos from TLC below:

Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by THE BEER STORE is a three day celebration of the golden beverage! This year, we’re celebrating 24 glorious years. Join us from July 24 to 26 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.

Get TFOB FRIDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SATURDAY Tickets Now!

Get TFOB SUNDAY Tickets Now!

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TFOB 2019 Sunday 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!

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Time Event Location
12:00pm Doors open for Hoptimized, VIP and Club TFOB Main Gates
1:30pm **Doors open for all Ticket Holders** Main Gates
3:15pm NDAI OLG Bandshell Stage
4:15pm Choclair OLG Bandshell Stage
6:30pm Ja Rule & Ashanti OLG Bandshell Stage
7:30pm **Last call for alcohol**
7:45pm **TAPS OFF**
8:00pm **Gates Closed – Get Home Safe**

Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage Line Up

Time Event Location
1:30pm **Doors open for all Ticket Holders** Main Gates
2:30pm Blackie Jackett Jr Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
3:45pm Tim & The Glory Boys Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
5:00pm Hunter Brothers Twisted Tea Complete Country Stage
7:30pm **Last call for alcohol**
7:45pm **TAPS OFF**
8:00pm **Gates Closed – Get Home Safe**

TFOB SITEMAP

TFOB Festival Sitemap 2019


LocationBrewery
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
25Hoegaarden
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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Come and #TasteTFOB: July 26-28!

#TasteTFOB is ready to satisfy your hunger. Combine all that mouth-watering deliciousness with over 400 BREWS TO DISCOVER, and then add some incredible main stage talent and we are FREAKING OUT OVER HERE! Seriously, can’t wait for July 26-28.

Get ready to satisfy that hunger with restauranteurs like: Fidel Gastro’s, Porchetta & Co, Heirloom Toronto, Queen Margherita Pizza, Oyster Boy, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Harry’s Charbroil, Chen Chen’s Nashville Hot Chicken, La Marquesita, Ted’s World Famous BBQ, Meltwich Food Co., Hot Bunzz Street Cuisine, and Ontario Corn Roasters. Grab your tickets while supplies last!

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TFOB Spotlight: Michigan, USA

The TFOB Spotlight programme at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is designed to help beer lovers discover the latest and greatest in beer and shine the spotlight on some of the many things we love about beer and the beer industry. This will include regions that are making great beer, the amazing styles of brews currently available, and even people and breweries doing great things. We are proud to announce our second TFOB Spotlight of 2019: Michigan, USA.

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Michigan, USA is known to be the home of some of the top breweries in North America. The 2019 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer will feature five of these brewers who will be serving over 40 different brews for fans to enjoy. These breweries are:

Each of these breweries will be setting up with their signature brew at the 2019 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. You will have a chance to speak to representatives from each of these breweries and learn about what goes in to making their signature brews. TFOB Spotlight: Michigan, USA will be available all three days of TFOB 2019 so, come and have a taste from July 26 to 28 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.

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. If you have any questions about ticket types THIS BLOG POST should help you out. Make this your Summer tradition!

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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.

Buy Friday TFOB Tickets

Buy Saturday TFOB Tickets

Buy Sunday TFOB Tickets

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TFOB Saturday with Dwayne Gretzky Returns!

We couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you: Dwayne Gretzky is returning to play TFOB Saturday! If you attended #TOBeerFest in 2018 and saw their show then you know how awesome this is. It’s going to be the best party of the summer on the most iconic day of the festival. That’s because a Dwayne Gretzky live show celebrates the greatest songs of all time and it truly brings the energy.

If this will be your first time, then we are pretty pumped to introduce them to you. The legendary Saturday of TFOB meets the legendary roster of songs from Dwayne Gretzky: from Bowie to Beyoncé, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes. Get your tickets below and see you on Saturday July 27th. 

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Here’s a quick message from Nick and Tyler of Dwayne Gretzky…

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 will announce the headline entertainment for Friday and Sunday very soon.  If you have any questions about ticket types, THIS BLOG POST should help you out.

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Check out some of the videos from previous Dwayne Gretzky performances and you’ll see exactly what we are talking about:

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WHAT TICKET TYPE IS FOR ME?

There are many avenues to experience the greatest beer festival ever created. There’s absolutely no excuses!! Since there are so many options to consider, we thought we’d break it down a bit for you…

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET 

The General Admission ticket is our first offering and is perfect if you prefer to weigh your options first before you decide to go all in on the beer and food sampling. It’s simple but a great way to kick start your experience at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. – especially if you have never been to the event before. The General Admission ticket comes with:

  • One commemorative Festival Sampling Mug
  • Five (5) tokens to redeem on site for beer, food, souvenirs

HOPTIMIZED ADMISSION TICKET

The Hoptimized ticket has always been our most popular ticket at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. This ticket adds just enough pizazz to your experience without any additional bells and whistles that you didn’t ask for. The Hoptimized ticket comes with:

  • Access to festival for additional 1.5 hours (3pm on Friday / 12pm on Saturday and Sunday)
  • One (1) Commemorative Festival Sampling Mug
  • Ten (10) Tokens to redeem on site for beer, food, or souvenirs

CLUB TFOB ADMISSION TICKET

Club TFOB is our most exclusive offering at Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store. It’s for the person who is looking for the five star treatment when attending an outdoor festival like this. If that’s sounds like something you would be in to, then this is the ticket for you. The Club TFOB ticket comes with: 

  • One (1) commemorative festival sampling mug
  • Fifteen (15) tokens that can be redeemed on site for beer, food, or souvenirs
  • Access to Club TFOB Lounge
  • Express entrance and early access starting at 3pm on Friday, or 12pm on both Saturday and Sunday (1.5 hours early)
  • One (1) welcome cocktail redeemed in Club TFOB Lounge
  • Access to complimentary oyster bar in Club TFOB Lounge
  • One (1) complimentary meal that can only be redeemed within the Club TFOB lounge
  • Access to air-conditioned washroom in Club TFOB Lounge
  • Access to front stage viewing area that is exclusively available for Club TFOB ticket holders

 

HERE is the full pricing grid for each ticket type. Yes, the sooner you buy, the better deal you get.  See you in July! 

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5 Awesome Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is Feb 14. Whether you’re deeply in love with someone, still searching for someone, or don’t even care, we felt compelled to share our thoughts… Of course, if you don’t care, then maybe this blog entry is not for you.

Here are 5 gifts ideas and 1 Valentine’s Day alternative suggestion:

1) TICKETS: The Perfectly Paired Package is just that: perfectly paired. We paired TFOB Tickets with a pair of socks from GOTSTYLE and a pair of Yves Martin boxer briefs from Prostate Cancer Canada. You’ll also get a $50 GOTSTYLE gift card and GOTSTYLE MAN Magazine. For every Perfectly Paired Package purchased (say that 5 times fast) we’ll donate $10 to Prostate Cancer Canada.

2) DINNER: The Nacho Crunch Double Layer taco from Taco Bell may be enticing you, but keep that urge bottled in… for now. Trip Advisor has THIS LIST of the best Italians restaurants in Toronto. Or maybe BBQ is your thing? HERE is a list of the best BBQ joints courtesy BLOGTO. And HERE is a list from Yelp on Toronto’s best kept secret restaurants/bars.

3) COUPLES MASSAGE: Speaks for itself… Just hit Google with that search. The one who spends most on AdWords around this time should get your business! We’ve heard that ELMWOOD is good, And Bahn Thai too!

4) RAGE ROOM: For $69 you and your loved one can smash a whole lotta stuff. It’s called the Date Night package from Battle Sports… and sounds perfect if you and your partner want to release some energy. This package comes with the luxury of smashing a printer – which you’ve always wanted to do after seeing Office Space. Learn MORE.

5) ALL THE BOOKS: How many times have you said “We should be reading more?” Mark Zuckerburg’s list of 23 books he things everyone should read is a good place to start. Want to really WOW your love, buy them all the books! Or better yet, get a library card and visit one of Toronto’s Public Library. HERE’s Zucks’ list. And HERE is the location/hours list of Toronto Public Libraries.

Alternative Valentine’s Day Idea: 

Order a greasy Brooklyn Pizza from Dominos and binge watch Lemony Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. This is the Neil Patrick Harris redux of the movie that Jim Carrey absolutely crushed years previously. NPH is glorious. Follow the tragic trio of the Baudelaire children Violet, Klaus and Sunny as they dodge and weave the evil Count Olaf. For a pretty dark storyline, the show is light and fluffy and full of great performances. That theme song will get stuck in your head and you can thank us later. “Look away, Look awaaaay, Look Away!!”

 

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day. Cheers. Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 20-21 for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions and on July 28-30 for the Summer Edition of TFOB.

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Brew News: Valentine’s Day, Beer Art, Superb Owl Beer

Our weekly look at the latest in beer news take us to Hamilton, Bruges, Houston and right here in Toronto. We googled, we searched, we created and these are the top stories for the week…

We’ve been told that some guys are hard to buy for, so we conjured up the Perfectly Paired Package. It’s like getting a pair of GOTSTYLE socks and a pair of Yves Martin boxer briefs for free when you purchase a pair of TFOB Saturday tickets. LEARN MORE about this package HERE. Please note, we will donate $10 from every package purchased to Prostate Cancer Canada. This is a win/win/win/win. Thanks to the fine folks at GOTSTYLE and Prostate Cancer Canada for making this happen.

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So Arty: Let’s face it. Collective Arts Brewing in Hamilton are crushing it. A solid line-up of brews like Rhyme & Reason, Ransack The Universe, Stranger Than Fiction and a killer idea to incorporate art into their look and feel. Canadian and International artists get their art featured on the label.  It’s like a global art gallery in your hand, one beer at a time. We love everything about it. Read more in THIS CBC article.

In Bruges: Beer literally flows through the streets of Bruges. This destination is on on our bucket list. It sounds dreamy, but Belgian beer can be a minefield for the uninitiated, so it’s worth learning how to tell your Tripel from your Kwak before you order a pint of something 14% ABV. Check out this piece from The Independent on how to spend a beer-fueled two days In Bruges.

Superb Owl Beer Pairings: Yes, the Superb Owl is coming up (Feb 6 at 6:30pm). It’s Football’s biggest game with Atlanta facing New England. We always like to look at the other battle; the battle of beer. Which region/city brews better beer?  Boston vs Atlanta.  Methinks it doesn’t seem like too difficult of a choice. The other big part of Superb Owl Sunday are the snacks. HERE’s a handy list of which beer pairs with which snack courtesy of VinePair.

There you have it. Our round up of the latest beer news. Cheers. Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 20-21 for Toronto’s Festival of Beer Spring Sessions and on July 28-30 for the Summer Edition of TFOB.

Get #TFOB2017 Tickets!

Use code BEER to save $5 off General Admission Tickets!

(This code does not work for the Valentine’s Day Package)

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