the-beer-logoEasily the largest beer festival in this city is back again this year and we are insanely excited! The Toronto Festival of Beer is a celebration of all things filled with malt and hops from your basic american ale (Like a Coors Light) to the hardcore sour craft beers we love. Tickets are sold our for the Saturday and Friday and rapidly selling out for Sunday so pick yours up before they are gone.

Lets start by going over each portion of the festival and what to expect:

Music

Each year the festival organizers are able to get some pretty big acts to pair with your beer sampling. This year is no different with bands like House of Pain (Friday), Big Sugar (Saturday) and The Temperance Movement (Sunday), along with tons of other great bands.

Education

One of our favourite stops during the fest is a tent dedicated entirely to learning more about beer! Hosted by the Prud’homme Beer Certification and the Ontario Brewing Awards, you’ll learn a ton! Classes include beer and cheese pairing as well as a class on the different colours of beer.

The World

Each year the festival highlights beer and food from a specific country. This year it is Sweden. You’ll be able to sample beers from some of the top brewers in Sweden including Omnipollo, a favourite of ours. There will also be food from world renowned Swedish chefs along with music and other cultural highlights.

BEER!

Probably the most important part of the festival! There will be over 100 brewers and over 300 different beers to sample. We generally spend most of our time in the Ontario Craft tents but there is so much more to try.

If you are looking for some tips for the event itself, our survival guide from last year is still accurate! Click here! 

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