30 Days of Ontario Beer: Beer Events

30 Days on Beer

Summertime in Toronto means that there's never a shortage of beer-themed events in the province. We've rounded up some of the big ones that you might want to keep on your radar.

Brew Scout's Love on Beer sessions, $30

Not your typical event, but every second week, the founder of Love on Beer will be hosting an interative educational craft beer session at Queen West's Tequila Bookworm. Over the course of three hours you learn about
everything from Ontario beer history, proper pouring, to using beer to cook.

Thursday, June 26th — 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 10th — 6:30  p.m.
Thursday, July 24th — 6:30 p.m.

Brewer’s Backyard on Canada Day, Free

A popular event, this time around the Brewery's backyard returns on Canada day for a special event that features seven local breweries and food vendors. So far the participating breweries are; Great Lakes Brewery, Nickel Brook, Left Field and Oast House. The treats will be provided by Kanga meat pies and sugar pie honey bunch. The event this year will take place at Koerner Gardens and Holcim Gallery areas of the Evergreen Brick Works.  The event is free admission and is all-ages.
July 1

Niagara Falls Craft Beer Festival

Nearly every corner of the province has some plans for a beer themed festival. We don't know too much about the upcoming Niagara show yet, except that its a few weeks away. This beer fest will take place in downtown Niagara Falls and will set up craft breweries next to food trucks.
July 12 and 13

Beyond the Two-Four – Tutored Tasting and Talk, $30

The annual Savour Stratford festival has been moved to July, and as part of the weekend long programming there's a beer event worth checking out. Chef Bruce Woods (formerly of Woods restaurant) will be teaming up with Beau's brewry to create an organic locally sourced paired menu.
July 20

Hart House Craft Beef Festival

As expected, the craft beer festival at Hart House sold out in record time, but you might want to keep an eye out for tickets you can win, or score online. A large number of breweries will be set up shop in the Quad, including some local cider producers.
July 31


Written by Suresh Doss

Suresh Doss

Suresh Doss is the publisher of SpotlightToronto.com and Rickshawmag. Founder of the Food Truck Eats festival, Suresh has been a pioneer for the Street food movement in Toronto. In 2011, He was awarded the VQA Promoter’s Award for outstanding achievement in the Media category in the promotion of Ontario VQA Wines. Suresh is also the Global Editor for Whitecap’s StreetEats series of travel guides, which focuses on the best street food across North America. Suresh also runs the newly launched Zagat Toronto site.


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