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.