Sunday, July 24, 2016

Toronto Festival of Beer 2016

#BeerLove is back in the Big Smoke! 333 beautiful brews return to Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place July 22-24. The annual festival dedicated to local and international breweries provides the ultimate sampling experience for the thousands that take in the weekend event in the heart of summer.
I have my camera and my commemorative 8oz  sample beer stein so I just had to track down some tokens, which wasn't hard, they were selling them at the entrance to the festival (20 for $20). Next track down the beer which also wasn't hard, the Beer Store is making this easy! A 4oz sample is one token, a full 8oz sample is two tokens. Vendors are in small booths or large camps and everything in between. The servers were friendly and helpful as they suggested beers for all tastes and the beer prices were very reasonable, especially when you consider that it is really a music and food festival, with plenty of beer.

This place isn't only beer, they have tasty food and a fantastic lineup of entertainment on the main stage and throughout the park. Sweden is highlighted this year and you can catch top chefs at the Club House LA Grille Grilling Tent.

"Come to Toronto's Festival of Beer for the beer, but stay for the food!" said Les Murray, President of Intelivents, operator of TFOB. "2016 will see more food options than ever before and the Grilling Tent experience will showcase grilling with beer and so much more!"

Couples and groups of friends wandered the large festival area, playing games, socializing or enjoying the many bands playing in several areas of the park. I loved one of the earlier bands Abbamania as they sang some of Sweden's favourite export and the crowd gathered around the main stage at the Bandshell.

Keep tuned as I check out the breweries and keep my eyes out for balls from wayward beer pong games during "Canada's largest summer beer celebration". See more photos after the jump and if summer comes back next year, keep this event in mind.

This Buds for you

Steam Whistle Brewery was making some funky hats from beer cartons, they were very popular

These ladies had a leash so they could party together and keep an eye out for each other

Rock me Abbamania

I love the shirts: Do not give this man alcohol and I don't trust atoms, they make up everything

His medal is also a bottle opener
You could donate to charity and get a beer sample in the grilling tent

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