Follow beer writer, Troy Burtch, as he explores the wonderful world of craft beer and the pubs that serve it. Great Canadian Beer is a place to come to catch up on beer news, read tasting notes, check out event listings, and for pub previews and reviews.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hart House Craft Beer Festival & Summer BBQ

Thursday July 30th - Clear your schedules for the 2nd Annual Hart House Craft Beer Festival and Summer BBQ. For one night the historic courtyard, located on the grounds of the University of Toronto, will play host to a delicious bbq featuring succulent pig, up-and-coming musical talents, and one terrific list of local craft brewers, which was recently finalized (below).

Barley Days Brewery
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company
Big Rock Brewery
Black Oak Brewing Company
Brick Brewing Company
Cameron's Brewing Company
Flying Monkeys Brewery (Formerly Robert Simpson)
Grand River Brewing
Great Lakes Brewery
Hockley Valley Brewing Company
MacLean's Ales
Mill Street Brewery
Nickel Brook Beers
Scotch Irish Brewing
Steam Whistle Brewery
Steelback Brewery
Wellington Brewery

I'm particularly happy to hear that the good people from Beau's will be making the trek down the 401 to attend, as will members from Heritage Brewery, two eastern Ontario breweries that we don't see too much of here at Toronto events. Last years festival featured 10 breweries; however, the event turned out to be such a success that most booths went dry early. To help rectify that issue the organizers have added some more breweries, bumping the number of participants up to 16.

The meat will once again be provided by Mario Pingue of Niagara Speciality Meats who did an amazing job last year carving up the delicious pigs. There will also be vegetarian options for those who cannot stomach the awesomeness of the swine.

The live entertainment portion of the evening will feature performances by Bonjay’s, Alanna Stuart, who will be the headliner of the night. There will also be the rising band, Everything All The Time, and DJ Grahm Zilla from Thunderheist.

Bonjay “hands-down one of the city’s most enrapturing performers.”
- Now Magazine

Everything All The Time “electro-dance fused pop” - Much Music Blog

The festival will take place on Thursday, July 30th starting at 7pm and will run until midnight. The Hart House is located at 7 Hart House Circle at the University of Toronto campus. U of T students can pick up tickets for the low price of $25, while non-students can snag one for $35. Tickets can be purchased on-line by visiting (Early Bird Prices of $25 Adult / $20 Student in effect until July 17th!)

Event Partners: Taps Magazine, CIUT 89.5, Big Rock Beer, Niagara Food Specialties, NOW Magazine, Ontario Craft Brewers Association

No comments:

Web Analytics

Winter Ale