First Annual Ontario Hopspiel Taking Place This Week


TORONTO, ON – The worlds of craft beer and curling will collide this Friday March 15th at the inaugural edition of the Ontario Hopspiel.

Organized by beer writer Crystal Luxmore and Junction Craft Brewing co-owner and brewmaster Doug Pengelly – both of them recreational curlers – the friendly tournament will feature 16 teams made up of local brewers, beer importers, bar staff and beer scribes, all competing to raise money for Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto.

The Hopspiel will take place at the Royal Canadian Curling Club (131 Broadview Ave., Toronto), and the public is invited to attend between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM to watch the matches from the bar or the second floor gallery.

For a full list of participating teams and more information, see the Ontario Hopspiel Facebook page.

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