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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Local Pub Crawl: September 30 - October 6

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.

Griffin Gastropub: The Griffin is currently featuring Hockley Valley Brewing Co. for the month of October with the Traditional Dark and the Stout on tap, and the Georgian Bay Dipper in cans. On October 25th (the last sunday in october) they will host their "Brewmasters Dinner" where a representative from Hockley will join the Griffin chef to create a four course beer paired gourmet dinner. Two seatings are available, one at 5pm and one at 8pm. You can book your seats by calling us at 705-646-0706. As always live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the best selection of craft beer north (Bracebridge, ON) of the GTA.

Bar Volo: HMH Beer Negotiates would like to invite you to spend an evening with Microbrasserie Dieu Du Ciel! on Saturday October 3rd. The Founders and brewers will be present to celebrate the release of their Peche Mortel(Imperial Coffee Stout) and Corne Du Diable(American IPA) into the LCBO. The tasting will take place between 7pm-2am at Volo, where you will be able to try a handful of Dieu Du Ciel beers on tap and cask! Admission will be $10.00 which includes a Dieu Du Ciel glass!. $2.00 will be donated to Sick Kids charity. If you would like to return the glass you will receive $8.00 back at the end of the evening. This is a 19+ event with a capacity of 100 people. Beers are subject to change.

They'll also be be tapping Trafalgar Hop Nouveau, Heritage Hop Fresh, Church Key Scarlett Pilsner and Scotch Irish Black Plain Porter(cask). They also have Durham ESB on Cask!

The 3 Brewers: The recently opened 3 Brewers is currently offering customers a new seasonal, Harvest Season 7 Grain Ale. The beer is described as a delicious light bodied ale made with Barley, Wheat, Spelt, Corn, Rye Oats and Buckwheat. The beer is on tap now and runs as long as supplies last.

Feathers: Feathers will be starting a new month long program at their Kingston Road pub called "October-Feathst," which will start next week.
Every Tuesday in October Feathers will be featuring a different brewery, food specials, prizes and give aways.

Oct 6th: Okanagan 1516 Bavarian Feast.
Oct 13th: Wellington and Steam Whistle.
Oct 20th: Creemore and Oyster-boy
Oct 27th: Guinness and live Celtic music.

C'est What: The Fall Festival of Craft Breweries is finally here, well Friday. C'est What will be hosting their 21st annual festival to celebrate the fall season with a large number of unique Ontario craft beers. Click here for the list.

The Roy Public House: The Roy may not be the best place in the city to head to for a craft beer, but the pub is a great spot to go for food and they do offer some drinkable macros. They're now pouring Boddington's Pub Ale and Keith's Red to compliment the rest of their draught line-up. The Roy has also added a couple of veggie items to their menu. The veggie burger is getting good reviews, as is the new Curried Veggie Pie. Check out the complete menu at:

West 50 Pourhouse & Grille: The Mississauga beer bar will be hosting Oktoberfest celebrations from Wednesday Oct.7th – Wednesday October 21st. The entire event will be sponsored by Erdinger Weissbier and feature a traditional German menu, along with beer tastings Wednesday Oct.7, 14 and 21 from 5pm-8pm. The event will culminate with a traditional Oktoberfest Feast on Wednesday Oct.21st $35.00 per person inclusive with a portion of proceeds donated to the Eden Community Food bank.

Dora Keogh's: Head down to the authentic Irish local tonight to check out this evenings session featuring Tim and Pat. Music starts at 9pm.

1 comment:

Hawks28 said...

any idea when the Corne Du Diable is supposed to start hitting stores? Thanks.

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