IMG_20150703_183029As a bit of a gift for being in their official video (which you can enjoy by clicking here), the fine folks at the Craft Beer Passport gifted us each with a passport of our own.

We haven’t finished it yet, but I thought I would talk about my experiences with it thus far.

In a word: Awesome.

I should explain how it works first:

You go to the Craft Beer Passport site and buy a passport. It costs $20. When you get it you’ll have a list of bars that you can visit. Visit the bars and show your passport and you’ll get a beer for $2 (or more if you want a full pint) which is the lowest legal amount your allowed to charge for beer here in Ontario.

The practical effect of this is that you end up exploring a large number of bars you may not have tried before.

I was a bit hesitant at first, thinking it didn’t really add much value for $20, but since exploring I have discovered a large swath of bars I wouldn’t have know about before. Places like the Four Seven, a new place with amazing food and a very well curated craft beer list.

They are also running a contest now that involves tweeting a photo of your passport and being entered for a chance to win some free swag.

The list contains about 20 bars and I find we hit up 2 or 3 in a row as they are grouped together. I heard a rumour that the ladies from the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies hit every single bar in one epic night.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com