[Event] Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2016 Recap

Tiger beer at Toronto's Festival of Beer
Tiger beer at Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Event: Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Address: Bandshell Park, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Toronto, ON
When: July 22nd to July 24th

Back in July, I attended the Toronto’s Festival of Beer which was presented by the Beer Store at the Bandshell Park – this was my first time attending and I have to admit, I was really impressed! Different breweries came together to create the ultimate beer sampling experience with over 333 different beers for patrons to satisfy their taste-buds. Not only the festival showcased Ontario breweries, it featured both international breweries and a number of new brews, including Ontario’s Brewing Award Winner for Newcomer of the Year: Brock Street Brewing.

The overall event was really well organized: ample water stations to rehydrate on something other than alcohol; a fair amount of portable washrooms; securities were walking around; and I was surprised that everyone here was really laid back and chill – I did not see any drunks roaming around at all (hah!).

The venue was spacious and though the temperature was quite high that day, there were plenty of shades to rest under. The admission ticket included a sample mug with a few tokens to purchase the beer. Most vendors charged 1 token for half a mug and 2 tokens for a full mug. You can buy additional tokens as well – 5 for $5 or 10 for $10.

Below is a list of some of the participating breweries. In addition, the celebration also feature delicious bites from some great Toronto restaurants/food trucks such as the Pie Commission, Oyster Boy, Smoke’s Poutinerie and South St Burger.

BreweriesAmsterdam Brewing; Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery; Samuel Adams; Waterloo Brewing Co.; High Park Brewery; The Collingwood Brewery and many more. 
Keep scrolling to see a picture recap of the event, and a glimpse of what I got to experience at the Toronto’s Festival of Beer this year. Overall it’s a great festival and I definitely recommend any beer lover to go at least once in their life. Thank you so much to Davide for the invitation, I can’t wait for next year’s festival!

Burger from South St. Burger
Burger from South St. Burger
Poutine from Smoke's Poutinerie
Poutine from Smoke’s Poutinerie
Oysters from Oyster Boy
Oysters from Oyster Boy
Donut from Tiny Tom Donuts
Donut from Tiny Tom Donuts
More beer... haha
More beer… haha
My friend and I decided to take a break and order a Somersby cider
My friend and I decided to take a break and order a Somersby cider
Cheers to all the beer lovers out there!
Cheers to all the beer lovers out there!

Disclaimer: Partial of the food & drinks were provided by Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2016.  I am not obliged to publish a review on the business. All opinions/thoughts are my own. For more information about my review policy, please click here



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