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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tomorrow's Pub Crawl Update

What are you doing tomorrow night for Ontario Craft Beer Week? If you haven't decided as of yet, join Cass Enright and myself on our 2nd annual Toronto Pub Crawl - "Outside In" (check into our last minute FB event page)

As mentioned on here the other day, Enright will be leading a group in the west end of the city, starting at 6pm at Bryden's (Bloor and Jane) before heading off to Whelan's Gate (Bloor and Keele) and Ciro's (Bloor and Lansdowne). 

I will be leading the east end leg of the pub crawl, stopping at Taps & Tales (Danforth and Greenwood), The Only Cafe (Danforth and Donlands) and Dora Keogh Irish Pub (Danforth and Broadview). 

Shortly after 9pm, both my group and Enright's group will meet in the middle at the Victory Cafe (Bloor and Bathurst) to come together to debate which end of the city is for beer drinkers. 

Some things to look out for:

Bryden's - Best of the West: The one-offs that Great Lakes Brewery have produced are moving fast, but I've been told that a keg of Etobichoker will be tapped on Thursday in time for the crawl. The Etobichoker is a Double Belgian IPA that was produced as a Great Lakes/Black Oak collaboration.

Taps and Tales - The east end pub will be offering pub crawl participants with $5 pints of King Vienna Lager and Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion. There will also be $5 appetizers just for the crawl.

The Only Cafe - Muskoka Cottage Brewery will be on site pouring pints of their Mad Tom IPA and Summer Weiss. There is also a bbq taking place and Muskoka will be donating a number of prizes for pub crawl participates. 

Dora Keogh Irish Pub - cask conditioned ale

Victory Cafe - There may be some surprises during our last stop! Also, the new Spearhead Brewing Co. will be at the Victory with their new Hawaiian Style Pale Ale.

Prizes - there will be some brewery t-shirts, OCB bottle openers and tasting glassware, Brewery Market glassware, TAPS The Beer Magazine subscriptions and a free pint or two....

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