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Monday, September 20, 2010

Toronto Beer Week!!

IT'S ON!!!

C’est What
67 Front Street East
7:00 - 8:30pm
Beerology - More Than Meets The Eye: $20, advance tickets at
Join Mirella Amato for a blind tasting of nine different beers. Taste a range of beer styles side by side and learn what sets each apart.

The Monk’s Table
1276 Yonge Street - (416) 920-9074
Belgium Beer Fest with the White Knight - Please Reserve Seating Limited
Bill White Hosts a Five Course Extravaganza of Belgium Beer and Food Pairings

Bar Volo
587 Yonge Street
4:00 - Close
Pint Night: Top Ten Rated Ontario Beers on Tap (All $4.00) + Ontario IPA CASK Challenge Final Begins (My Bitter Wife v.s Smashbomb IPA)

Burger Bar
319 Augusta Ave - Kensington Market
Oktoberfest Celebration! We will be serving a variety of sausages, Marzen styled beers, and some freshly hopped beers made with local hops.

Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill
100 Adelaide Street East - (416) 366-7827
Starfish Presents Malt & Molluscs Monday - Featuring Stephen Beaumont, a fun and arousing evening of beer discovery, bivalve slurping and tall and not-so-tall tales.

Highway 61 Southern BBQ
1620 Bayview Ave
First Annual Lager Taste Challenge- $25/ TICKET
Come out and join us for our first annual Craft Beer Lager Taste Challenge! Where we put your beer palate to the test with 5 different brews. The Top 5 connoisseurs will each be rewarded with great prizes – not to mention that every participate get a bite and a pint to start! So give us a shout if your feeling lucky at 416-489-RIBS (7427)

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 Calgary’s Big Rock Brewery

The Feathers Pub
962 Kingston Road
Oysters With Oyster Boy!! – Price discount off Wellington Cask Ale and Silver Wheat Ale and Oysters with Oyster Boy!

Burger Bar
319 Augusta Ave
Cask Night - We'll be tapping our first Cask (of soon to be many) @ 7pm with David Bieman of Great Lakes Brewery

The Paddock
178 Bathurst Street
Paper Bag Night - Select drafts towers will be covered by paper bags and guests will be able to choose their pints randomly and guess which beer it is for $5!

Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Avenue
10pm - sign up early!
McAuslan Monday Night Open Mic - The TRANZAC's weekly open mic session, presented by McAuslan. Craft beer specials, prizes, and flights of McAuslan Ales all night.

Dakota Tavern
249 Ossington Avenue
6:00 - midnight
Mill Street Monday - Great value beer and food combos featuring Mill Street Organic Lager and Tankhouse Ale. Later on stage, check out the Rattlesnake Choir (pay what you can).

1214 Queen St W
Beer Inspired Dinner and Lunch Specials: 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

Granite Brewery
245 Eglinton Ave East
New Beer Launch - A new beer will be introduced at the Granite in recognition of Toronto Beer Week. A special brew made in conjunction with the SOB’s (Southern Ontario Brewer’s) “Plan it for the Granite” HomeBrew Competition.

Granite Brewery
245 Eglinton Ave East
Monday Sep. 20- Sunday Sep. 26 - All week daily draws. Enter your name in the daily draw for a chance to win a Granite growler and a great beer book. The names will then be entered in a final weekly draw for a 15L keg of Granite Ale (small print: you have to return the keg when it is empty!)

Granite Brewery
245 Eglinton Ave East
Monday Sep. 20- Sunday Sep. 26 - Toronto Beer Week Special Feature Menu - Our regular weekly special menu will be replaced with all food made with beer menu. Combine each special with a pint at a great price!

Smokeless Joe
125 John St
Stout Taste Off with a variety of Oysters - 12 oysters for $12

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

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