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, July 23, 2015 – Saturday, July 25, 2015
FESTIVAL DES BIERES D’ALMA
Place du Belvédère – Alma, QC
The third annual edition of this festival in downtown Alma – a picturesque small city in Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region – will feature beer from more than two dozen breweries, most of them from Quebec, along with live entertainment, workshops and more.
Friday, July 24, 2015 – Sunday, July 26, 2015
TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER
Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place – Toronto, ON
One of the largest and longest-running beer festivals in Canada, TFOB will bring thousands of revellers to Exhibiton Place to choose from more than 300 brands of beer from over 60 breweries. Other notable attractions include the World of Beer pavilion – this year featuring beer, food and music from Ireland, including a number of breweries that have never been available in Canada before – live music on the Bandshell Stage, a wide array of food vendors and demonstrations, beer education sessions, and lots more.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
OTTAWA BREWERY MARKET: BREWSFEST
Hintonburg Park – Ottawa, ON
The Ottawa off-shoot of Toronto’s Brewers Backyard returns for its second event of the year, with an expanded line-up of 10 breweries set to be on hand, including Beyond The Pale, Covered Bridge, Whitewater, Covered Bridge and more. The free admission, pay-as-you-go & family friendly event will also feature food by Sunnydays BBQ & Green Papaya.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
HART HOUSE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle – Toronto, ON
If you don’t have a ticket to this always popular event on the University of Toronto campus, don’t bother showing up, as its been sold out for weeks. If you DO have a ticket, you’ll have the chance to sample beers from 25 breweries – the majority from Ontario, with a few imports such as Sierra Nevada – accompanied by plenty of barbequed food from Chef Marco Tucci and his team.