Canadian Beer Festivals & Events – August 14th to 20th, 2015

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Welcome to the CBN round-up of beer festivals and events for the coming week (Friday through Thursday), listed here with a bit more detail than what is featured on our popular Beer Festival Calendar page. Watch for a new installment every Thursday – assuming there are any events scheduled for the week ahead, of course.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 – Sunday, August 16, 2015
FESTIBIÈRE DE QUÉBEC
Espace 400e, Vieux-Port de Québec – Québec City, QC
Now in its 6th year, this large-scale fest will feature beer from more than 70 breweries – most of them from Quebec, and 10 of them new this year – plus a Belgian spotlight section, a beer cocktail bar, local food, live music and more.

Friday, August 14, 2015
ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND HILL BEER TASTING FESTIVAL
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. – Richmond Hill, ON
More than a dozen breweries – including Richmond Hill’s recently launched Lake Wilcox Brewing – will be on hand to pour in support for the good work that the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill does in its local community. Food from local restaurants will also be available, along with some live entertainment.

Friday, August 14, 2015 – Saturday, August 15, 2015
BREWHA! CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Waterfront District – Thunder Bay, ON
The craft beer revolution comes to Thunder Bay with this inaugural 2-day event, where local faves Sleeping Giant Brewing will be joined by a dozen other brewers. Some of the attending breweries will also be holding tap takeover after-parties at a variety of local venues – see the website for more details.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 
FOREST CITY BEER FEST
Covent Garden Market, 130 King St. – London, ON
This 4th edition of “London’s Annual Celebration of Good Beer” will offer beer from 20 breweries to attendees, along with local food vendors and DJs. Admission is free, and those looking for a more personalized experience can sign up for one of several guided tours of the festival ($15 each, but samples are included). There are also several off-shoot events happening throughout the weekend.

Saturday, August 15, 2015
BIGHEAD SHINDIG
Bighead Hops Farm, 077074 11th Line RR#1 – Meaford, ON
Those interested in finding out more about where their beer – or more accurately, one of the main ingredients in their beer – comes from will want to check out this unique event, which may be the only beer festival in the country to take place in the middle of a hops field. A laid-back affair with a county fair vibe, the Shindig will feature a number of Ontario craft breweries – some possibly serving beer made with hops grown in that very field – along with tasty local food and acoustic live music.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BEST OF CRAFT B.C.
Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St. – Vancouver, BC
Presented by Liberty Wine Merchants, this event will feature more than just beer – B.C.-made cider, mead and spirits will also be available to sample, along with local food vendors. And in keeping with the charitable nature of all Liberty-sponsored events, proceeds will go to benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

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