The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

It’s time to get out of winter hibernation and partake in a truly Canadian event at the 2nd annual Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival.  This outdoor event is your chance to embrace the cold weather and warm up by sampling craft beer from some of the best Ontario breweries.

The event is on Saturday January 31st from 11 am to 5 pm at the Roundhouse Park.  Chances are the weather will be frosty, so be sure to bundle up in your favourite scarf, toque and special gloves that will grasp your beer sampling cup tightly.  Tickets to the event are only $20 and then each beer sample at the event will cost $1.  As always these beer festivals are a great way for Toronto folks to get familiar with the many Ontario craft breweries who are passionate about traditional brewing. So far the list of breweries in attendance are:
·         Steam Whistle Brewing
·         Amsterdam Brewing
·         Beau’s All Natural Brewing
·         Big Rig Brewery
·         Black Oak Brewing
·         Block Three Brewing
·         Cameron’s Brewing
·         Flying Monkeys Brewery
·         Great Lakes Brewery
·         Highlander Brew Co.
·         King Brewery
·         Lake of Bays Brewing
·         Left Field Brewery
·         Maclean’s Ale
·         Mill St. Brewery
·         Muskoka Brewery
·         Oast House Brewers
·         Publican House Brewery
·         Railway City Brewing
·         Side Launch Brewing
·         Thornbury Cider
·         Underdog’s Brewhouse
·         Wellington Brewery

A variety of food tucks will be in attendance such as: Bay of Quinte Cheddar Ale Trail, Mr. Corn, Ninutuk Maple Sugar, Pappas Greek, Smoke's Poutinerie, Sugar Mamma's and The Pizza Truck.

If the food and beer isn't enough to entice you to leave your couch and Netflix behind, there are also some perks and activities to get you into the wintry spirit.
  • The first 500 guests will receive a limited edition 2015 Roundhouse Beer Festival toque
  • Prizes will be awarded for the best retro ski and winter gear
  • Live brewing demonstrations
  • Giant jenga, tug-of-war and ice carving
  • Roasting marshmallows on outdoor fire pits

All photos by Jeff Rogers
Advance tickets are sold out but limited door tickets will be available. Arriving bright and early will be your best bet to ensure entry to this fun-filled event.

Hope to see you brave Canucks at the Roundhouse Beer Festival on the 31st, use the hashtag #rwcbf to showcase your flushed-cheek selfies!

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