Duke Pubs Holding First Beer Festival This Weekend


TORONTO, ON – The Toronto-based Duke Pubs chain has announced details of its first ever Duke Pubs Beer Festival, set to take place this coming weekend at all six locations.

On Saturday June 8th, each Duke Pub will be partnered with a different brewery, with representatives on hand to pour samples. The events will also feature food pairings, live music and guest speakers at several locations.

The full schedule is as follows:

Duke of Devon, 2-4 p.m.
Creemore: The Original Craft Beer
Live music by Don Campbell
2:30 p.m. Special guest Roger Mittag, Founder of the Prud’homme Beer Certification Program, discusses “Creemore’s Place in the Craft Beer Pantheon”

Duke of Westminster, 2-4 p.m.
An Afternoon Sociable with Alexander Keith’s
Live music by East Coast musician Phill Hood
See the World’s Smallest Pub and tour the best beer fridge in Toronto with Certified Cicerone and Founder of BetterBeer.com Steve Riley

Duke of Richmond, 4-6 p.m.
A Steam Whistle Shindig
Live bluegrass band Doin’ Time
Meet Steam Whistle Brewmaster Erica Gorholm
4:45 p.m. Master Cicerone and Beerology Founder Mirella Amato discusses “Steam Whistle’s Role in the history of Pilsner”

Duke of Somerset, 4-6 p.m.
Havin’ the Craic with Guinness
Live music by John Tayles
Learn how to pour the proper pint of Guinness

Duke of Kent, 6-8 p.m.
Bitter, Dark and Sweets with Fuller’s
Discover Fuller’s London Pride Ale and the new Fuller’s Black Cab Stout with Jared Wells, Fuller’s representative

Duke of York, 6-10 p.m.
Moosehead and Friends
Live music by Don Campbell
Play Beer Bingo while sampling various brews and pairings. Guests can enter to win a Samuel Adams Home Brew Kit

Admission to all Duke Pubs Beer Festival events is free, and donations will be accepted for the SickKids Research and Learning Tower.

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