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.
Friday, July 31, 2015 – Sunday, August 02, 2015
BIÈRES ET BOUFFE DE VIEUX SAINTE-ROSE
Boulevard Ste-Rose, Vieux Sainte-Rose – Laval, QC
This annual fest in the Vieux Sainte-Rose district of Laval, just north of Montreal, is a sort of “Oktoberfest in August”, with a selection of Quebec craft breweries and German-inspired food including sausages, sauerkraut and pretzels. Live entertainment and a “Tournée des Chefs” round out the weekend’s festivities.
Saturday, August 01, 2015
SESSION MUSKOKA 2015
Annie Williams Park – Bracebridge, ON
This year’s edition of Muskoka’s biggest beer festival has really stepped things up in the entertainment department, with mainstage headliners including jazz-rock legends Lighthouse and Canadian hip-hop pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes. But beer is still the main focus of the day, with at least 22 Ontario breweries set to be there, and a special Collaboration Nation North competition featuring beers representing various towns and townships in the region.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Craft Beer Market, 345 10 Ave SW – Calgary, AB
Craft Beer Market, 10013 101A Ave NW – Edmonton, AB
Both Alberta locations of Craft Beer Market will be hosting simultaneous Caskapaloozas this Sunday, with each featuring 18 cask ales from Alberta and BC breweries. The $25 advance tickets available via the links above will include 12 beer samples, and partial proceeds will be donated to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.
Monday, August 03, 2015
FREDERICTON BEER RUN 2015
Delta Fredericton – Fredericton, NB
Celebrate New Brunswick Day with some vigorous exercise followed by some beer sampling. Presented by the organizers of the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival, the day features three different run routes – 4, 6 & 12 km – and a post-run beer tasting event in the Delta Fredericton Ballroom.