This weekend brings us one of the city’s time-honoured traditions – the Toronto Festival of Beer. In anticipation of the big event, let’s take a look back at Beerfests gone by.
Whenever I go to a new place, the first thing I look up is the list of local breweries and craft beer bars. I find it the quickest way to get to know the cool areas of town, and get a feel for the nightlife. I also find that when you live in a place, you can get stuck in your neighborhood and miss out on some really cool venues that really aren’t all that far away. Enter the Craft Beer Passport – your ticket to beer exploration! What originally began as a paper booklet, then became a choice of booklets, has evolved again to meet the needs of our changing times. The Craft Beer Passport is back for 2017 – now in app form!
As the beer renaissance continues in Toronto and beyond, we are offered a wealth of opportunities to experience the creativity of brewers. But for the truly dedicated consumer, you can eventually feel that you’ve tried everything. Toronto’s BarVolo helps keep that feeling at bay with its ever rotating taps and experiences. It seems a logical extension that they are the annual host of one of the city’s most unique beer experiences. Pouring one-off and specially conditioned beers, Cask Days offers the chance to experience some truly once in a lifetime brews.
There is a lot to love about the summer in Toronto, with countless opportunities for fun and relaxation. But my favourite annual summer event happens in my own backyard – the Toronto Festival of Beer. Every year the Exhibition grounds become a paradise for beer lovers, and I am proudly one of them.