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

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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