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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Palais D'Hiver 2010 - Through the Looking Glass

Over the last couple of years the University of Toronto's Hart House has seemed to have developed a taste for craft beer, offering students and the public chances to visit the beautiful building (and courtyard) to sample various Ontario craft beers during highly attended and well run events.

One of those events is the Craft Beer Festival and Pig Roast that takes place every July, which, in my opinion, is one of the best beer related events that takes place in Toronto.

Which brings me to the following email I received about an upcoming event the Hart House is hosting, and one that would make for a great (late) Valentine's Day gift.

TORONTO: On February 19th, 2010, the Great Hall at Hart House will be transformed into a dark and seductive circus for the senses during the spectacular annual event, Palais d’Hiver. This year’s Alice in Wonderland inspired gala features stunning acrobatic performances, a burlesque peepshow, CIUT 89.5 DJs and a unique selection of winter seasonal beers brought to you by Beerology.

Step through the looking glass at Palais d’Hiver and explore five delicious interpretations of the word ‘beer’. Sample Betelgeuse Strong Golden Ale with pear, peach and bubblegum notes, or try Tilted Kilt ‘wee heavy’ and get carried away by its comforting sweet character. Sip the rich, complex and chewy Gin Lane Ale barley wine, a classic winter beer style. Savour the gingerbread flavours of Winter Ale brewed with cinnamon, ginger, honey and orange peel and delight in the bold dark chocolate flavour and tart cherry finish of Double Chocolate Cherry Stout.

Whether they are interpreting the classic styles of Belgium, Scotland and England or having fun spicing things up, find out how different Toronto brewers envision the perfect beer to sip by the fire on a cold winter day.

Participating Breweries:
Amsterdam Brewing · Black Oak Brewing · Granite Brewery · Great Lakes Brewery · Mill Street Brewery

Event Partners: Hart House · Beerology · Zero Gravity Circus · NOW Magazine · CIUT 89.5 · Captain Printworks · Glamour Puss Burlesque
What: Palais d’Hiver: Through the Looking Glass
When: Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 9:00 PM
Where: The Great Hall at Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H3
Tickets: $50 Adult / $40 Student (19+) / 416-978-8849

For more information contact:
Jeff Cameron, Strategic Communications Support

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