Do You Want to Go to Toronto’s Festival of Beer?
If you answered anything other than yes, you have some explaining to do. You’ll want to read until the end or risk not knowing what you’re missing.
Toronto’s Festival of Beer – colloquially known as Beer Fest – is everything you hope it is and more. If you haven’t been, 2017 is the set to be the biggest and best yet; and that is not an over-sell.
This year from July 28th-30th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, you’ll get to enjoy being close to the water while getting the chance to taste 416 brews from across Canada and then some.
If you’re in fact, feeling beyond all this, there’s more you need to know. The Festival of Beer is bringing back three of its most popular attractions: Ontario House, New Brews Tent and the World of Beer Pavilion which has been renamed as the Canada 150 Pavilion for our country’s monumental birthday.
Ontario House showcases a collective of 17 Ontario breweries chosen specifically to tantalize your taste buds, while New Brews Tent spotlights breweries participating in the festival for the first time.
Thanks to the Beer Store’s involvement this year, no expense shall be spared.
The Canada 150 Pavilion will be 20,000 sq. feet dedicated to 48 Award-Winning Canadian beer brands that pay homage to the country’s great landscapes by giving patrons a taste of the brews and food that hail from coast-to-coast.
That reminds us…
The food, good God the food.
Toronto’s Festival of Beer offers all the great brews you love, want to try and haven’t heard of. It also lets you create your own food-adventure, too. Using #TasteTFOB, Labatt Breweries and TO Finest are going all out to bring the finest foods to the event, with over a dozen culinary experts (like Chef Matthew Sullivan of Real Sports) and another 15+ purveyors across the food spectrum.
If want to know which chefs from your favourite restaurants are bringing world-class cuisine, check here.
Returning festival go-ers know the quality of music at the Toronto Festival of Beer is always top notch.
If you’ve seen, for example, the likes of Matthew Good at past festivals and think such a calibre cannot be topped…you’re in for a surprise.
2017 not only brings The Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies, but even more.
Hold your breath, say “Sloan”, then release it, then gasp at the fact you can see such a legendary Canadian band.
416 different beers to sample, incredible food purveyors and live entertainment that many would gladly pay hundreds of dollars to see, all at Toronto’s Festival of Beer July 28th-30th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.
Bring friends, bring mom, bring a nice pair of shoes (but not so nice that you can’t spill beer on them) and have an amazing time.