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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toronto Beer Week - Day Four

Here are today's events. What a week already!

C’est What
67 Front Street East
9:30 - 11:30 pm
Music & Beer, $6 or free if wearing Toronto Beer Week shirt.
Monica Schroeder – alt-pop singer-songwriter.

The Monk’s Table
1276 Yonge Street - (416) 920-9074
Hancock and the History of Weiss beer
Michael Hancock regales about the noble history of the Wheat Beer during a three course prix fixe with food pairings by Adam Grant

Bar Volo
587 Yonge Street
7:00pm - Close
A Night With Black Oak Brewery - Every Black Oak Beer on Tap(All year round/seasonals) + 2 Special Casks + Brewers/Founders

Kilgour's Bar Meets Grill
509 Bloor Street West (416) 923-7680
Lunch with Grand River Brewing: Enjoy special recipes that incorporate Grand River's Hannenberg Pils and Mill Race Mild and wash them down with the same beers.

1249 Queen St W
Adventures Of The Gourd: Harvest Beer Festival - Fresh from the Harvest will be two local pumpkin beers, both available in cask and keg- Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale & Grand River Highballer Pumpkin Ale. Experience the interpretations of two different brewers and discover the nuances of keg versus cask! Then check out the 2010 Muskoka Harvest Pale Ale in combination with the award winning “10 Bitter Years Pale Ale” from the Black Oak Brewery. Brewmaster, beer writer and beer aficionado, Bill White, will share his extensive knowledge and passion for beer as he guides us on our journey with beers from Church Key, Denison’s and Scotch Irish rounding out our travels. Bon voyage! Come and help us crown the “King of the Gourds”.

Highway 61 Southern BBQ
1620 Bayview Ave.
Harvest Moon Festival - Free
Come one, come all and celebrate this year’s Harvest Moon with an OCB Taster Flight of Harvest Ales and a live performance from the Sleeping Ruse (A Tribute to Neil Young)!

Trevor Kitchen and Bar
38 Wellington Street East
4pm - Close
Beer and Food Pairings
All week long we'll be running a bar feature, an order of kobe beef burgers and a pint of Mill St. Tankhouse Ale or a Salt Cured Foie Gras Club Sandwich and a bottle of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA for $23.

240 King Street East
Wellington Brewery Tasting – Various beers from Guelph’s Wellington Brewery will be in the spotlight. Work your way through the samples, taking notes along the way.

Ossington & Diner on Queen West
Burger and Beer Promotion – For the entire week, at both BQM locations, you can enjoy a Bacon and Blue Cheese Burger with a Blanche de Chambly for $10.

Bier Markt
600 King Street Wes & 58 The Esplanade
Big Bier & Ze Big Brat - $19 plus HST
Oktoberfest comes a little bit earlier - Enjoy a 10 inch Thüringer bratwurst with all ze trimmings (Bavarian bread dumplings, Weissbier kraut) paired to your choice of (22 oz) Erdinger Weissbier or (22 oz) Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier.

Spirits Bar & Grill
642 Church Street, 416 967-0001
Nightly sampling - Sample beers from Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery

Amsterdam Brewery
21 Bathurst St.
4pm - 8pm
Amsterdam Oktubafest - Amsterdam Brewing Co. will be releasing their Fall Seasonal Series Beer'Oktoberfest' in conjunction with Toronto Beer Week and Caplansky's Deli.

The Paddock
178 Bathurst Street
9pm (10pm Jazz)
Creemore Springs Tasting with live jazz music at to drink the beer down with style.

Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue
Mill St. Showcase - Come join us for an exclusive tasting session, featuring Mill St.'s new Lemon Tea beer. Live music all night long.

Dakota Tavern
249 Ossington Avenue
6:00 - midnight
Cameron's Thursday - Tonight's beer and food combo features Cameron's Auburn Ale paired with beef short ribs smothered in a special Auburn Ale flavoured barbeque sauce. On stage at 8:00pm, Baby Eagle and Shotgun Jimmie, $10 cover. 10:00pm Jetset Motel with Mark Bragg (cover TBA).

509 Bloor St. West
6pm - 9pm
Oysters and pints of Creemore Lager and Kellerbier for $5

Smokeless Joe
125 John St
Great Lakes Morning Glory Breakfast Stout Tapping

Toronto Beer Week Ladies Night
7:00pm Duggan's Brewery, 75 Victoria Street
8:15pm beerbistro, 18 King Street East
9:30pm Trevor Kitchen and Bar, 38 Wellington Street East
Calling all women who appreciate flavour. Join us for a casual meander around 3 local bars, enjoying craft beer and camararderie along the way. Oh, and men are welcome too! Free Toronto Beer Week t-shirts for the first two females to show up.

The Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar
1214 Queen St West
7pm - 9pm
Horizontal Tasting with Mill St. Brewery - The better part of the Mill St. lineup will be on offer this evening.

La Palette
492 Queen St W
Bar Brawl! - Try any three draughts in a flight (4 ounces each) and the chef will pair it with an amuse-bouche (a made-to-order snack) for $9. Also featuring a week-long beer inspired menu.

2455 Bloor St W
Tower of Power - Double IPA Madness on tap! Featuring Great Lakes My Bitterer Wife, Black Oak 10 Bitter Years, and Flying Monkey’s Smashbomb IPA

Parts & Labour
1566 Queen St. West.
Nightly food pairings with Duggan's Brewery #9 IPA. Also serving Duggan's Brewery #5 Lager.

201 Danforth Ave.
7:00-8:00 pm
Beer School – The One Class You Can Pass! - Classic Belgian Wit Beer
What's with that cloudy yellow beer? Come and learn about the brewing of the once forgotten but now popular classic recipe for Belgian Wheat (Wit) Beers and the other countries' version of the wheat ale, while our brewmaster puts together our best version of Pierre Celis's revived recipe. No charge for watching and learning.

Whelans Gate
Thursday September 23rd
7:00 - 9:00pm
Sampling Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion

1214 Queen St W
Beer Inspired Dinners: Featuring Muskoka Harvest Ale & Mill Street Tankhouse Ale
- Roasted Onion and Muskoka Harvest Ale soup $5.95
- Cheddar Cheese Rarebit savoury cheese toast served with apple-fennel slaw $9.95
- Mill Street Tankhouse Beef Carbonnade Belgian beef and beer stew served with mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and market fresh vegetables $14.95
- Chocolate Cream Ale mousse whipped cream $6.95.
- Paired with Mill Street Pints for $5.00

Burger Bar
319 Augusta Ave - Kensington Market
7pm - $10pp
Gluten Free Beer Tasting with Nickle Brook Brewery - We will be tasting Nickle Brooks GF beer as well as New Grist and La Messagère. There will be Gluten free menu items available as well.

234 King St E
Lunch & Lounge
Beau’s and a Banquetburger - Beau’s Lug-Tread Lagered Ale Pint served with our Classic Banquet Tillsonburger with House Double Smoked Maple Bacon and Aged Cheddar $23

Pound and a Pint - Muskoka Cream Ale Pint served with a pound of our Chili Hot Wings $18

Dinner menu
3 course dinner $35 - with optional beer pairing $45*
Appetizer - St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale Battered Fish & Chips *with ½ pint of St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale
Main - Black Oak Nut Brown-Braised Water Buffalo on Garlic & Chive Spun Mashed Potatoes *with pint of Nut Brown
Dessert - Mill St. Coffee Porter Ice Cream with Shortbread Cookies *with bottle of Mill St. Coffee Porter

Duggan’s Brewery
75 Victoria Ave
Oktoberfest Party with George Kash - German styled beers and food! Sample our #3 German Pils, #4 Kolsch, #13 Weiss and #19 Bock. We also have a special Oktoberfest menu on til Sat Oct 2nd

The Only Café
972 Danforth Avenue
A Great Lakes Brewery Cask Tasting –Great Lakes will be tapping a cask at the bar. 6pm start time - $10

Grapefruit Moon
968 Bathurst St
Wellington Tasting, featuring 25th Anniversary brew, Silver Wheat. Also featuring Amsterdam's Oktoberfest.

Crooked Star
202 Ossington Ave
Wellington Night: Enjoy fresh oysters with pints of Wellington County, Trailhead Lager or Wellington Best Bitter Cask Ale for only $4.50 a pint.

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