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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring IPA Festival - Toronto's Burger Bar & Tequila Tavern

Brock Shepherd, the owner of Kensington's Burger Bar & Tequila Tavern, doesn't seem to stop. After putting his establishment on the craft beer radar with his involvement in Toronto Beer Week he then got involved with the cask scene and held one of the most successful CASK! Toronto Social's to date. He later founded the Kensington Brewing Co. and started to contract brew Augusta's Ale at Etobicoke's Black Oak brewery, which has received positive feedback from the beer community and is starting to make the rounds at various Ontario pubs.

Now Shepherd has announced that he his hosting the first annual Spring IPA Festival at the Burger Bar - taking place this Friday April 29 until Sunday May 1st.

From Shepherd: 

6 Rotating taps and 1 rotating cask full of IPA GOODNESS!
10+ Different IPAs will be available throughout the Weekend!
Some never to bee seen anywhere ever again
  • Beau's Ip'eh 
  • Amsterdam BoneShaker ON CASK
  • Great Lakes Brewery - Robohop Triple IPA, Scurrilous on Tap and Johny Simcoe on Cask
  • Taps Brewing Co. Chuck Norris & Choke Slam IPA 100 IBU's 7.3%
  • Cheshire Valley's 1st ever IPA Official Launch!
  • Muskoka Cabin Fever
  • Grand River Curmudgeon
  • Scotch Irish Sgt Major
  • Flying Monkeys SMASHBOMB
  • Wellington's - Welly One Off on Cask
To kick things off, Shepherd will be pulling out his Randall the Enamel Animal on Friday night. Beau's IP'Eh from Beau's All Natural Brewery will be the beer to run through the beast at 9pm with Beau's owner Steve Beauchesne looking on.

The Burger Bar & Tequila Tavern
319 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON
(416) 922-7423

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