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.
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.