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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Local Pub Crawl: September 23 - 29

Every Wednesday I'll be posting a round-up of of local pub updates relating to new beers being tapped, events/festivals, tastings taking place, or new initiatives that readers might find interesting. All the information is straight from the pubs themselves.

Mill Street Brewpub: Head down to the brewpub in the Distillery District to have a pint of Mill Street's newest seasonal - Oktoberfest Marzen, while supplies last.

C'est What: Toronto's craft beer friendly pub is busy putting together a list of beers that will be available for their 21st Annual Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. See yesterday's post about what you will find at the bar.

Feathers: In addition to the new draught line-up, Feathers has recently added added a steak night on Thursdays:
- 5oz N.Y Striploin Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onions, Cucumber and Stilton on Mixed Greens with House Vinaigrette - $11.99
- 10oz Striploin with Tarragon Butter, Mashed Potato and Vegetables - $16.99

Our Striploin is supplied by Close to the Bone and cut fresh in house

The Monks Table: Is working hard to get things ready for the Bar & Bench charity event.

Bar Volo: Volo is always switching up and rotating their draught lines, and this week you'll be able to find Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale and George Gale & Co.'s Best Bitter Special from the UK. Volo has also just launched a bottle beer sale for summer/last call beers - 20-40% off.

The King Edward: The cask of Headstrong is gone so the folks at The King Edward have tapped the first of 2 casks of Wellington SPA and running the cask/keg/bottle comparison. And the guest keg belonging to Grand River's Bumbleberry Wheat is almost gone, so go in and get some while it's there.

Fynn's of Temple: This Saturday Fynn's is hosting a 250th anniversary celebration for Guinness and next Thursday they'll be holding a Autumn Bash - guest appreciation party from 5:30pm - 8:30pm with live music and Steam Whistle sampling.

Black Creek Brewery (Restaurant): The Black Creek Historic Brewery will be holding a 100 Mile Harvest Celebration Dinner this Saturday (26th) in their on-site restaurant. "Celebrate the bounty of Ontario’s harvest season. Enjoy a delicious three-course gourmet meal featuring locally grown ingredients paired with selected Ontario craft beers. The evening will include a tour of the brewery, and a chance to learn about local food and sustainable living." Ticket cost $75 for non-members and $67 for Black Creek members, and they can be purchased by contacting 416-667-6295.

Starters: Roasted Tomato and Fennel soup
Main Course: Seared Pork Chops with Apple Chutney served with Seasonal Vegetables and Roasted Potatoes
Dessert: Spiced Pumpkin Pie with fresh Whipped Cream

Ceili Cottage: After hosting a huge Guinness 250th anniversary celebration a week early, that included lobster dinners, the Cottage is included more lobster in their weekly hash dinners. Wash it all down with a pint or two of Durham's Tommy Knocker cask ale.

If you are a pub owner/operator of a local establishment, or a manager of such a location, and you'd be interested in submitting information about your place, please feel free to contact me at

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