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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hart House Presents Local Craft Beer and PIG!!

Looking for something to occupy your time tomorrow night? The Hart House, located on the grounds of the historic University of Toronto campus, will be hosting a local craft beer festival and summer bbq starting at 7pm. Everyone knows how well bbq meats are complimented by beer, but a variety of different craft beers is just ever more exciting.

Twelve local craft breweries will be on hand offering samples of their quality lagers and ales. The list includes the likes of: Great Lakes Brewery, Grand River Brewing, Cool Beer Brewing Company Inc., Creemore Springs Brewery, Mill St Brewery, Wellington Brewing Company, Cameron's Brewing Company, Big Rock Brewery, F&M Brewery, Barley Days, Black Oak Brewery, and Hockley Valley Brewing.

Also, Mirella Amato, a contributing writer with TAPS: Canada's Beer Magazine, the creator of the and Toronto's Cultural Craft Beer Expert will be on site to provide tips on how to enjoy craft beer and answer any questions related to our favourite beverage.

The meat will be provided by Mario Pingue of Niagara Specialty Meats, according to the invaluable food website TasteTO, and there will be salad's, corn and other vegetarian options available. It's 7:30am right now and I am craving a nice slice of pig with a beer in my hand.

The live musical entertainment portion of the evening will feature performances by Brittlestar, Dinosaur Bones and Nachtmusik. I don't know who they are but I'm sure they will be quite good.

The Hart House is located on 7 Hart House Circle at the University of Toronto campus. U of T students can pick up tickets for the low price of $20, while non-students can snag one for $30. Tickets can be purchased on-line by visiting As mentioned, the event starts at 7pm and runs until 12am. Couldn't think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening in the city. You should come down and check it out.

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