Beer lovers are in luck this September as Toronto Beer Week is back once again to celebrate all things craft beer.
Toronto Beer Week honours the craft beer evolution by showcasing some of the best local craft breweries and the beers they've created throughout a series of events across the city. Over 60 bars, pubs and restaurants in Toronto participate in TBW by hosting various events ranging from beer dinners, cask beer tastings, brewing demonstrations, pub crawls, beer education and just plain ol craft beer drinking! With over 100 events happening in the span of one week, there is sure to be a beer tasting event that suits your brew-mood.
To help you get better acquainted with Craft Beer, I've picked my top 5 Toronto Beer Week events!
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This kick-off event takes place at the Berkeley Church and is a real treat for the cultured beer drinker. Each brewery in attendance has either brewed something unique specifically for this event or will be showcasing something exclusive that has yet to hit shelves. Some of the breweries at this events are Mill Street, Kensington Brewing Company, Muskoka Brewery and many more. Tickets are $25 and this price includes 5 sample tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1 per 4 oz sample. There will also be delectable food items at this event and live-music.
This is the first annual craft beer cruise and a few time slots are already sold out. Two unique sailings are scheduled on Saturday, September 13th; 3:30pm and 8:00pm. Each sampling session will run for a “three hour tour” on the water aboard The River Gambler. $39.95 gets you a ticket on board, a commemorative mug and 5 sample tokens. Breweries such as Left Field Brewery, Wellington Brewery and Great Lake Brewery are just a few of the great craft breweries in attendance.
Mill Street Brewpub Toronto and Mill Street Beer Hall are hosting many great TBW events throughout the week. On Sept 12th the beer pub will host a 5-course dinner paired with 5 different Mill St. beers. The evening will be hosted by Brewmaster Joel Manning and tickets are $59.95. The menu looks incredible and since seating is limited be sure to purchase your tickets fast.
This unique event invites young professionals to experience a social community dedicated to beer and finding fun and creative ways for professionals to connect and socialize. Join Crystal Luxmore and Big Rock Brewery at Project: OWL for a good time and great beer. Tickets are $30.
This awards event presents the BEST in craft beers decided by you! The event takes place at the Beerbistro and is free to attend. Door opens at 5 pm and you will have the opportunity to sample some of the breweries and purchase full pints after the award show.
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These are just a few of the top events for Toronto Beer Week! The entire list can be found here: http://torontobeerweek.com/calendar/