TORONTO, ON – Beer writer Dan Grant, who is co-founder of the craft beer running club RunTOBeer, has announced plans to go on an epic beer run across Toronto to raise funds to aid those affected by the Fort McMurray wild fire.
Set to take place on Thursday June 16th – a date celebrated annually as “Bloomsday“, due to June 16th, 1904 being the day that Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus wander the streets and pubs of Dublin in Jame Joyce’s Ulysses – Grant’s run will see him covering almost 50 km of trails and streets in Toronto, with quick stops at 21 breweries and brewpubs along the way.
The run will start in the morning at Muddy York Brewing in East York, with Grant heading westward from there and ultimately finishing at Black Oak Brewing in Etobicoke.
While he won’t be gathering donations himself on the day of the run, Grant will be able to accept them during the post-run pub visits at upcoming RunTOBeer events. He is also arranging for many of the breweries he will be visiting to collect donations that day. 100% of all donations will be given to the Canadian Red Cross for relief efforts in Fort McMurray.
For more details, see the full announcement on Grant’s Brew Scout website.