Canadian Beer Festivals & Events – May 22nd to 28th, 2015

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This is the latest in a regular series of posts here on Canadian Beer News listing beer festivals and events for the coming week (Friday through Thursday) with a bit more detail than what is featured on our popular Beer Festival Calendar page. Watch for a new installment to be posted here each Thursday – assuming there are any events scheduled for the week ahead, of course.

Thu, May 21, 2015Sat, May 23, 2015
TOP OF THE HOPS 2015
Prairieland Park Hall D – Saskatoon, SK
One of Saskatchewan’s largest drink festivals, Top of the Hops features more than 200 different beer, wine and spirit brands to sample, with proceeds benefiting the programs and charities supported by POW City Kinsmen.

Fri, May 22, 2015
C’EST WHAT SPRING FESTIVAL OF CRAFT BREWERIES
C’est What, 67 Front Street East – Toronto, ON
This year’s edition of this popular annual tasting event has a “100 Minute Beer Diet” theme, with the 40+ beers being featured all coming from breweries located within a 100 minute drive of C’est What. Even with that limitation, several dozen breweries will be represented, including veterans like Great Lakes, Granite and Amsterdam, and newcomers such as Muddy York, Old Flame and Barnstormer.

Fri, May 22, 2015Sat, May 23, 2015
THE ONLY CAFE SPRING BEER FEST
The Only Cafe, 972 Danforth Ave. – Toronto, ON
The fifth annual Spring edition of this quarterly event will feature more than 30 craft breweries and cideries pouring for attendees on the back patio at the Only, with a completely different line-up on each evening, making it worth stopping by on both days. See the website for the confirmed list of participants.

Sat, May 23, 2015
OTTAWA BREWERY MARKET: ESCAPING HIBEERNATION
Hintonburg Park – Ottawa, ON
The Ottawa off-shoot of Toronto’s Brewers Backyard gets off to a slightly late start for its second annual series, but that hasn’t stopped the organizers from bringing together a solid list of breweries, including Big Rig, Broadhead, Cassel, Covered Bridge, Hogs Back, Nickel Brook and Nita. The free admission, pay-as-you-go event will also feature food by Sunnydays BBQ, and its family-friendly to boot.

Sun, May 24, 2015
VINEYARDS CRAFT BEER FEST
Vineyards Wine Bar and Bistro, 54 York St. – Ottawa, ON
This first annual mini-festival will feature six Ontario breweries – Spearhead, Beau’s, Bicycle, Mill Street, Dominion City and Ashton – with proceeds from the $5 admission going to support The Ottawa Mission.

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