PRESS RELEASE: Single-day tickets now on sale for Beau’s Oktoberfest

It’t that time of year again! Summer is almost over which means it’s time for the two-day fall festival of Bavarian proportions happen at Beau’s in Vankleek Hill. The festival in its 8th year has grown year over year and this year should be no different. Starting July 25th single day tickets are on sale. So if you plan on going get your tickets fast as last years Saturday was a sell out.

There are plenty of ways to get there with bus transportation and also if you’re looking to make a weekend out of it camping space is available. Tons of great acts will be on stage all weekend including 2016 Juno nominee k-os.  The festival will have biggest craft beer line-up in festival history, with 16 different Beau’s beers, 40 guest brewery taps, gluten-free beer and craft cider will also be available.

This is one event you don’t want to miss.

Full Press Release Below.


(VANKLEEK HILL – July 25, 2016) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Beau’s Brewery is kicking off single-day ticket sales today for the 8th annual Beau’s Oktoberfest, a two-day fall festival of craft beer and Bavarian culture held in Vankleek Hill, the small village where the local craft brewery is located. Last year’s event attracted nearly 19,000 festival goers over two days, with a sell-out crowd on Saturday.

Set for September 23rd and 24th, this year’s mainstage lineup will feature iconic Canadian rockers 54•40 and Toronto indie musicians Born Ruffians on Friday, and 2016 Juno nominee k-os and Vancouver singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas on Saturday. Additional entertainment includes Fast Romantics, Motel Raphaël, and Gazoline. Canada’s Polka King Walter Ostenek and his accordion will be back again to supply traditional German music during the day. The Black Forest stage will run daytime as well, featuring indie folk and punk music.Photo by Ben Welland. http://byfieldpitman.com

The 2016 edition of Oktoberfest will have the biggest craft beer line-up in festival history, with 16 different Beau’s beers flowing on tap at bars set up throughout the festival grounds, and more than 40 guest breweries supplying a keg of their finest in the Craft Haus area. Gluten-free beer and craft cider will also be available.  28 Ontario and Québec restaurants will be on hand to serve up a vast selection of Bavarian-inspired cuisine.

As in previous years, round trip bus transportation is available from Montréal, Ottawa, and Cornwall – this year guests can also choose to upgrade to coach buses for an additional fee. Camping space has been expanded for this year, and in addition to onsite food options, the camp area will show an outdoor movie on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping space is limited and must be pre-registered. Tickets are also now on sale for School of Bock sessions, a series of seminars exploring the world of craft beer with guest speakers and brewers. Sign-up is open for select onsite activities too (malt sack races, sausage eating, and partner-carrying).

Oktoberfest is Beau’s signature fundraising event, and this year total dollars raised is expected to top half a million dollars. On that theme, registration is underway for the United Way Charity Bike Ride to Beau’s Oktoberfest. Riders receive a custom Beau’s cycling jersey and free bus transportation back to their departure location (Ottawa, Bourget or Cornwall), with additional perks to top fundraisers. New for 2016 is Gigs4Good, a contest that gets bands to fundraise for Ottawa- and Montréal-based charities with a top prize of three paid gigs in 2017: Pouzza Fest, Ottawa Explosion Weekend, and Beau’s Oktoberfest Black Forest Stage.

Adult admission to the festival is $32; 2-day passes are $45, and kids passes (18 and under) are $5. The ticket includes a voucher for your first beer or other beverage, and the first 2,000 people through the gate each day will receive a souvenir alpine hat. Single-day tickets, weekend passes and all add-ons and registrations can be accessed at the Beau’s Oktoberfest website: beausoktoberfest.ca. As in previous years, Saturday tickets are expected to sell out, so would-be festival-goers are encouraged to buy early to avoid disappointment.

Beau’s All Natural is an employee-owned and totally independent Canadian craft brewery. Founded in 2006 by father and son Tim and Steve Beauchesne, Beau’s brews interesting, tasty beers using best-quality certified organic ingredients & local spring water. In addition to flagship Lug Tread Lagered Ale, Beau’s portfolio of award-winning beers include the “Wild Oats”, “Farm Table” and “Gruit” Series. Beau’s has been a recipient of more than 85 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices, including 2 Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France, and Montréal, Québec); 6 Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 7-times “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” and 7-times “Best Regularly Produced Beer in Ontario” at the Golden Tap Awards. As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau’s meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Beau’s beer is available in Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Manitoba, PEI, and New York, and is coming soon to Alberta and British Columbia. Beau’s is the Official Brewery of Ottawa 2017. Oh yeah!

Website: www.beaus.ca

Twitter & Instagram: @beausallnatural

Facebook www.facebook.com/beausbrewery

PRESS RELEASE: Nickel Brook Releases a Cucumber-Lime Gose, Ceres

Nickel Brook does it again with another beer in their Pilot Project. This time with it is a Cucumber-Lime Gose named Ceres. The limited run beer named for the Roman goddess of agriculture and grains,  will be available in 375ml bottles at select bars across Ontario and starting July 22nd will be on sale at the Burlington Bottle Shop and the Hamilton brewery Beer Garden July 21st. If you get your hands on a bottle or pint let us know your thoughts via twitter (@bottomless_pint)

Full Press Release below


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BURLINGTON, ON – July 20, 2016 – Nickel Brook Brewing Co. announced today the next beer to come from the Burlington Funk Lab: ‘Ceres,’ a Cucumber-Lime Gose. Conceived as a tart and refreshing beer, this is a new twist on the classic German style. Brewed with cucumber, lime juice, fresh lime zest, coriander and a hint of Himalayan sea salt, this is a true hot-weather beer.

Nickel Brook co-founder John Romano returned from this year’s Craft Brewer’s Conference inspired to brew some vegetable beers, and he’s thrilled with what the team has come up with so far. “I love the play of sour, salty and fruity flavours in this beer,” says brewer Cam Gillstrom. “It’s a really unique, refreshing beer- perfect to beat the heat of the summer.”

Named for the Roman goddess of agriculture and grains, Ceres will be available in 375ml bottles for a limited time at select bars across Ontario starting July 18th, and will go on sale at the Burlington Bottle Shop on Friday July 22nd . It will also be featured on tap at the new Nickel Brook & Collective Arts Beer Garden at 207 Burlington Street in Hamilton, starting Thursday July 21st.

Details of licensees pouring Ceres will be available on Nickel Brook’s social media feeds.

For inquiries, please contact:

Matt Gibson, matt@nickelbrook.com

(289) 208-8295

About Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. was founded by John and Peter Romano in Burlington, Ontario in 2005. They have since expanded operations to Hamilton, Ontario when they co-opened the Arts & Science Brewery with Collective Arts Brewing. They are committed to using only the finest natural ingredients from around the world, and brew them in small batches for the highest standard of quality. Nickel Brook continues to be an award-winning Ontario craft brewery that constantly strives to push the boundaries of brewing culture. 864 Drury Lane Burlington, Ontario

www.nickelbrook.com / @NickelBrookBeer

Glutenberg Craft Brewery – 5 years of activity, 7 internationals awards and many exciting projects ahead

 

 

Love beer but can’t have gluten? Well if that’s the case you need to get yourself some Glutenberg. The gluten free market has been somewhat lack luster in past yours but Glutenberg is one company truly making a name for itself. With 5 pillar products (Blonde ale, American Pale ale, Red ale, India Pale ale & White ale), and numerous awards the Montreal based company are brewing some of the best gluten free beers. With their recent induction into the LCBO if gives us Ontario beer drinkers another option to reach for. If you decide to give the beer a try let me know via twitter your thoughts on the beer.

Full press release below.


MONTREAL, July 12, 2016 – Glutenberg Craft Brewery celebrates its fifth year of existence with a flood of awards, first by winning both the gold and silver medals in the “Gluten Free Beer” category of the 2016 World Beer Cup, then by capturing all three steps of the podium at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Moreover, the brewery reached a new summit by being awarded the two most prestigious awards for the “experimental Beer” category, the Lapsang d’automne and the Myrcène de glace, two beers issued from the Série Gastronomie, conceived with François Chartier “Créateur d’harmonies”. These international recognitions highlight the local talent the young minds behind these award-winning beers. Glutenberg_One Pager Facts

Co-founders David Cayer and Julien Niquet (COO and CEO, respectively) see these rewards as a new step for the brewery: “Our first goal is and will always be to brew the world’s very best gluten-free beers. However, we quickly learned to see our gluten free methods as a springboard to our creativity rather than a barrier. It allowed us to come up with unique and singular recipes and it is truly wonderful to see that people know and appreciate our beers for what they are and not only for the fact that they are gluten-free”.

Glutenberg in a glance

  • Over 15 000 hectoliters (1 500 000 L) of beer produced in 2015;
  • 5 pillar products (Blonde ale, American Pale ale, Red ale, India Pale ale & White ale)
  • A gourmet collection, the Série Gastronomie, envisioned and created in partnership with world-renowned sommelier “François Chartier Créateur d’harmonies”;
  • More than 1 500 sales outlets in Quebec;
  • Over 50 % of annual production is exported in the United States, Europe, South America and Australia;
  • 6 different types of gluten-free grains are used in the brewing process: millet, buckwheat, corn amaranth, black rice and quinoa
  • 317 tons of grain as well as 6,8 tons of hops are used per year

 

National and international distinctions

Known as the world’s most prestigious brewing competition, the World Beer Cup takes place once every two years and welcomes contestants and judges from around the globe. The brewery snagged the gold medal for its IPA and the silver medal for its Lapsang d’automne, a limited edition gastronomic beer created with Francois Chartier. This category alone registered an impressive amount of 40 entries, an all-time records in the contest’s history. The brewery also defended its championship title at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2014 and 2015 by winning the podium for the third consecutive year in the gluten-free beer category.

About Glutenberg
Founded in 2011 by long-time friends Julien Niquet and David Cayer, Glutenberg Craft Brewery is a pioneer in gluten-free brewing. Under the watchful eye of head brewer Gabriel Charbonneau, the brewery boasts more than twenty beers, including a standard product line, a range of seasonal beers as well as few collaborations. Glutenberg is distributed across Canada, in 21 American states, in a few European and South American countries and in Australia.

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PRESS RELEASE: Beau’s All Natural Brewing begins distribution of craft beer across Canada

2016 has  been a big years for Beau’s. First changing its ownership to employee owned, their 10 year anniversary and now announcing Canada wide distribution. Yesterday (July 7th 2016) Beau’s announced they will begun distribution of its Lug Tread Lagered Ale across Canada. In addition to Lug Tread, Beau’s popular “Wild Oats” and “Farm Table” series of beers will see some distribution as well into these new markets. By year-end Beau’s will be in 8 of 10 provinces , with distribution fully Canada-wide by the end of 2017.

Full Press Release below.


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(VANKLEEK HILL – July 8, 2016) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Eastern Ontario craft brewery Beau’s All Natural has begun distribution of its award-winning Lug Tread Lagered Ale across Canada. Two east coast provinces, New Brunswick and PEI, now have Beau’s Lug Tread available, and sales will launch in Manitoba next week. Beau’s has already made its portfolio available in Québec for more than a year, and plans are in place to add Alberta and British Columbia this summer to the list of provinces Beau’s Lug Tread is available.

Lug Tread is a German-inspired hybrid beer style Beau’s has dubbed a “lagered ale” – meaning that it is brewed with ale yeast, but then cold-aged like a lager, giving it light ale notes complemented by a lager-like crispness. Since its launch in 2006, the versatile golden ale has garnered more than 20 local and national awards and distinctions, including 4-times Gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards, and 7-times Best Beer in Ontario at the Golden Tap Awards. Like all Beau’s beer, Lug Tread is certified organic, and brewed with local spring water at the family-run brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario.

“We are excited to be able to add Beau’s to the selection of great craft beer already available in these provinces,” says Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “Craft beer drinkers are always happy to have more choice, and we know from our fans in Ontario and Québec that Lug Tread is something truly special. It’s got lots of flavour to enjoy, but at the same time it’s crisp and finely balanced. It’s really the best qualities of an ale and a lager in one fantastic beer.”

As noted, New Brunswick and PEI will have Lug Tread on shelves of local beer sellers right now, and Manitoba is expected to have it available next week. In addition to Lug Tread, Beau’s popular “Wild Oats” and “Farm Table” series of beers will see some distribution as well into these new markets. Distribution of Beau’s in the east will be handled by Eisenhauer Agencies, in BC and Alberta by UnTapped Craft Imports, and in Manitoba by Eclectic Beverages. Steve Beauchesne expects to have Beau’s in 8 of 10 provinces by year-end, with distribution fully Canada-wide by the end of 2017.

Cross-Canada distribution represents a major change of plans for Beau’s, who had previously stated an intent to keep its beer within a one-day drive of the brewery. Beauchesne notes that his rationale is a reaction to changes in the craft beer landscape in Canada, and his concern for its future. “With the recent and sudden acquisitions that the ‘hyper-mega’ breweries have made of strong Canadian craft breweries, we became quite concerned that with only a small handful of national independent craft breweries, the whole industry is at risk of being commoditized. Our commitment to staying regional made us part of the problem. We’ve made this expansion to make sure that there are strong voices on a national level for craft beer in this country.”

The cross-Canada expansion is part of a series of big announcements Beau’s is making as part of its 10th birthday celebrations this year. On July 1, 2016, Beau’s began the process of making its 160 employees into owners of the brewery through an ESOP, and in early June announced its partnership as the official brewery of Ottawa 2017, a major celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday taking place in the National Capital Region. More announcements are planned for this banner year marking 10 years of award-winning brewing for the employee-owned, independent Canadian craft brewery.

Beau’s All Natural is an employee-owned and totally independent Canadian craft brewery. Founded in 2006 by father and son Tim and Steve Beauchesne, Beau’s brews interesting, tasty beers using best-quality certified organic ingredients & local spring water. In addition to flagship Lug Tread Lagered Ale, Beau’s portfolio of award-winning beers include the “Wild Oats”, “Farm Table” and “Gruit” Series. Beau’s has been a recipient of more than 85 awards for brewing, packaging design and business practices, including 2 Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière; 6 Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 7-times “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” and 7-times “Best Regularly Produced Beer in Ontario” at the Golden Tap Awards. As a Certified B-Corporation, Beau’s meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Beau’s beer is available in Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, PEI, and New York, and is coming soon to Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

Website: www.beaus.ca

Twitter & Instagram: @beausallnatural

Facebook www.facebook.com/beausbrewery

PRESS RELEASE: Nickel Brook To Release “Dreamsicle” Orange Vanilla Pale Ale

Bring back your childhood memories with the newest beer from Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Nickel Brook announced yesterday “Dreamsicle”, an Orange Vanilla Pale Ale evoking memories of the classic orange Creamsicle™ dessert. The beer will come in at 4.1%ABV and 25IBUs. Dreamsicle will be available in 375ml bottles for a limited time at the Burlington Bottle Shop starting Friday July 8th, the Arts & Science Beer Garden and at very select licensees starting July 11th.

Be sure to check out Nickel Brook’s social media for more details. Full press release below.


Nickel Brook To Release “Dreamsicle” Orange Vanilla Pale AleNickelbrook logo(1)

BURLINGTON, ON – July 6th, 2016 – Nickel Brook announced today the newest beer to come from its Burlington funk facility will be “Dreamsicle”, an Orange Vanilla Pale Ale evoking memories of the classic orange Creamsicle™ dessert. Designed by the brewing staff and Head Brewer Patrick Howell, this one-of-a-kind summer treat is unlike any beer you’ve ever tried before. Brewed with orange peel, natural vanilla extract and lactose sugar, the beer combines citrus and ice-cream notes with the classic American Pale Ale base. “This beer is my childhood summer memories in liquid

form” said Howell. “Eating a melting popsicle on the front porch on a warm summer night, that was the idea we had when designing this beer.” The beer comes in at 4.1%ABV and 25IBUs.

Dreamsicle will be available in 375ml bottles for a limited time at the Burlington Bottle Shop starting Friday July 8th, the Arts & Science Beer Garden and at very select licensees starting July 11th. Details of licensees pouring Dreamsicle will be available on Nickel Brook’s social media feeds.

For more information please contact:

Matt Gibson, matt@nickelbrook.com, (289) 208-8295

About Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. was founded by John and Peter Romano in Burlington, Ontario in 2005. They have since expanded operations to Hamilton, Ontario when they co-opened the Arts and Sciences Brewery with Collective Arts Brewing. They are committed to using only the finest natural ingredients from around the world, and brew them in small batches for the highest standard of quality. Nickel Brook continues to be an award-winning Ontario craft brewery that constantly strives to push the boundaries of brewing culture.

864 Drury Ln, Burlington, Ontario

www.nickelbrook.com/ @NickelBrookBeer

PRESS RELEASE: GTA Brews announces Brew Slam 2016 Homebrew Competition

Are you a homebrewer in the GTA? Do you think you beer is good enough to win some awards? If so GTA Brews (a homebrewing group) and Toronto Brewing Homebrew Supplies presents Brewslam 2. After the huge success of last years event with over 318 entries, this year is looking to be even bigger and better. The event deadline is a couple months away so start planning your beers and be sure to submit them before the September deadline.
Full Press Release below

Press Release
July 5th, 2016 – Toronto, ON
GTA Brews is pleased to announce the dates and details for our Brew Slam 2016 Homebrew Competition in Toronto. These dates might seem like a ways away, but it’s actually under 3 months away so get brewing and mark the deadline in your calendar!
 
Entry Deadline: Sept 24th, 2016
Judging Dates: Sept 30th – Oct 2nd, 2016
Account registration is open now! Visit the Brew Slam 2016 page for rules and entry details!
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Brew Slam 2015 (recap) was our club’s first big competition. It was a huge success with 318 entries judged in only 2 days, almost 50 amazing volunteers, and thousands of dollars in prizes!

We are excited to build on last year and make Brew Slam 2016 bigger and better. Our goal is to make this the premier competition in the area for both judges and entrants. Toronto has the largest pool of BJCP judges in Canada which allows us to focus on the best quality judging and feedback possible. We are also excited to work with some fantastic sponsors for even better prizes than last year!

About GTA Brews

We are Toronto’s local homebrew club. Since establishing our club in 2013 we have gained momentum and grown into Canada’s largest homebrew club with well over 200 Paid Members. We bring Toronto area homebrewers together in person, and online, to create a friendly community where we share knowledge, talk shop, and provide feedback on each others homebrews. We welcome members of all experience levels including; potential brewers, new brewers, experienced brewers, and pro brewers.

PRESS RELEASE: Co-owner of Muskoka Brewery Takes ownership of Vancouver Island Brewery

 

VIBCORPTRANSPARENCYthumbYesterday, The president of  Vancouver Island Brewery Barry Fisher announced that he is passing the torch to new ownership and new leadership. Why is this relevent to us here in Ontario you ask? Well effective yesterday , Barry formally entrusts the ownership of Vancouver Island Brewery to Bob MacDonald, co-owner of Muskoka Brewery. As well, Barry announced that Tim Barnes will come on board as President.

We don’t often hear about one craft brewery owner taking control of another craft brewery but with the growth of Muskoka Brewery it is not a surprising move.

For the the full Press Release see below.


Media Release – June 15, 2016

To Vancouver Island Brewery fans and Canada’s local beer community, 

As you all know, I love Vancouver Island Brewery and we have been proud to serve premium quality craft brewed beers to the loyal communities of British Columbia for more than thirty years. Well, now, after all these years it is time to move on and pass the torch to a successor who will carry on the quality beer legacy that Vancouver Island Brewery has accomplished.

My old friend Gary McMullen, CEO and founder of Muskoka Brewery, introduced me to his partner and co-owner, Bob MacDonald. I first met Bob in January of 2015 and as I got to know him better I realized that Bob was passionate about the beer industry and his and my values were very similar.

Over the years, I have followed the growth of Muskoka Brewery with great interest as one does when he knows the founder. Like many craft brewers, Gary started Muskoka to live out his passion for beer; however, as the business grew, so did the need for financial resources for expansion. Gary was introduced to Bob as a potential investor. Seeing that Bob was committed to a long term vision, the two became partners in building Muskoka into the successful brewery that it is today.

Effective today, I formally entrust the ownership of Vancouver Island Brewery to Bob MacDonald. True to Bob’s ownership and management style, all operations and decision-making will remain on Vancouver Island and the brewery will continue to operate independently. I am certain that Bob’s long-term vision and orientation to investing for growth in the business will be welcome news to our long time loyal employees, many who have been with the brewery for twenty to thirty years – these are the people who built Vancouver Island Brewery.

To ensure the future growth and success of the brewery, Bob felt it was important to find a strong leader with a demonstrated track record, someone with similar values and roots in the beer community. I am pleased to announce that Tim Barnes will be the new President of Vancouver Island Brewery.

I have a great deal of respect for Tim and I believe he has the vision and experience necessary to lead Vancouver Island Brewery through this next chapter. Most importantly, I know that Tim shares Vancouver Island’s values and will uphold our commitment to our employees and our community.

In Bob and Tim’s hands, the brewery will now have the strong leadership it needs to go to the next level of producing award winning craft brewed beers.

Sincerely,

Barry Fisher

PRESS RELEASE: Ontario Self-Guided Brewery Discovery Routes Bigger and Better for 2016

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More news fresh from the brain of ever-helpful and informative OBN – Ontario Tourism has announced their 2016 initiative celebrating food, beer, and other Ontario-made goodies in their Brewery Discover Routes platform!  Take a look at the homepage here.

Check out the full Press Release below!

 


Self-Guided Tours of Craft Beverages and Local Food Across Ontario and Its Protected Greenbelt Launched for Ontario Craft Beer Week 2016

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 09, 2016) – As Ontario Craft Beer Week celebrates local beer across Ontario, self-guided Brewery Discovery Routes provide five complete itineraries for folks looking to get out and explore breweries, cideries, Feast On restaurants, and local attractions. Along the way, participants can indulge in the flavours of artisanal cheeses, lovingly prepared culinary treats using fresh, local ingredients, premium craft beverages, farmers’ markets and scenic outlooks.

First launched in 2015, the 2016 expanded version includes nearly 150 independent craft beverage producers, over 100 Feast On restaurants and additional points of interest across Ontario and its protected Greenbelt. Some 250,000 maps will be distributed for free to residents throughout the province and all the routes are also available online at brewerydiscoveryroutes.ca

“Brewery Discovery Routes are the full package, showcasing Ontario’s independent, craft beverage producers, restaurants, artisanal cheesemakers, shops and farmers’ markets. They are the backbone of the rural economy and tourism landscape,” said Greenbelt Fund CEO Burkhard Mausberg. “The experiences let you taste the difference local makes from drink to food.”

“There is a great story behind every brewery in Ontario,” says Cam Heaps, co-founder Steam Whistle Brewing and chair of Ontario Craft Brewers. “Ontario Craft Breweries are ideal places for visitors to learn about the local brewing process, tour historical buildings, sample premium, award-winning brands and meet the real people behind the real craft beer in Ontario.”

“In Ontario we’ve seen a major growth in brewery tourism with a new survey showing beer, burgers and gastropubs are the favourite destinations of 32% of food tourists,” said Beth Potter, President & CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. “The Brewery Discovery Routes Map is a great new tourism product that builds regional connections to deliver an economic boost to the tourism sector in rural communities.”

While sampling is part of any brewery tour, participants are reminded to drink responsibly and establish a designated driver if touring the Discovery Routes by car. Most breweries, cideries and distilleries have bottle shops on site so visitors can take their favourite craft beverage home with them to enjoy.

The project was made possible with an investment from the Greenbelt Fund to support local food literacy and encourage Ontarians to enjoy local more often.

About Brewery Discovery Routes:

Brewery Discovery Routes is a partnership of fifteen Ontario organizations and tourism partners, including: the Greenbelt Fund, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Greenbelt Fresh, Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Ontario Craft Brewers, Ontario Beverage Network, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, Ontario Craft Cider Association, Ontario Craft Distillers Association, Central Counties Tourism Durham, Grey Bruce Tourism, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, Ontario Hop Growers’ Association and the Centre for Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare

About the Greenbelt Fund:

The Greenbelt Fund changes the way we eat food in Ontario. Our innovative investments get more local food onto the plates of Ontarians. We work with businesses, institutions and NGOs to make Ontario’s farmers the first choice for consumers. The Fund’s work has generated a 13-fold return on our investments, permanently changed the food value chain, and improved local food awareness and education around the province. As a not-for-profit, the Greenbelt Fund is supported by public and private sources.

For more information, contact:

Christine Mulkins
Ontario Craft Brewers
647-242-3686
pr@ontariocraftbrewers.com

Erica Woods
Greenbelt Fund
Communication Manager, Greenbelt Fund
416-960-0001 ext. 306
ewoods@greenbeltfund.ca

PRESS RELEASE: Henderson Brewing Company Grand Opening

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Yet another brewery opening up in the Junction. This time is it Henderson Brewing Company. They will be cutting the ribbon this Saturday (June 4th) 11:00 at 128A Sterling Rd. Henderson founded in 2014, is looking to celebrate the stories and culture of Toronto through the beers they will be brewing in their shiny new brewery. The Tap Room and Bottle Shop are now open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

Full press release below regarding the brewery and the grand opening.


MEDIA RELEASE
June 1st, 2016

Henderson Brewing Company is calling all Hendersons to join them in
cutting the ribbon at their Grand Opening

Grand Opening events will take place on June 4th from 11:00am to 10:00pm at
128a Sterling Rd.

Toronto, ON – On Saturday June 4th, Henderson Brewing Company is opening its doors to the people of Toronto and is calling all Hendersons to come out and help them celebrate.

The newly open Henderson Brewing Company is located at 128A Sterling Rd. in the heart of the Junction Triangle. Named after the earliest known Toronto brewer, Robert Henderson, the brewery would like to honour its namesake and invite all beer-loving Hendersons to share in cutting the ribbon at their shiny new brewery. Every Henderson who participates in the ribbon cutting ceremony will receive a commemorative t-shirt and will be in the Opening Day photo. Hendersons are requested to arrive at the brewery by 10:45am on Saturday June 4th to get set up.

You don’t need to be a Henderson to come and join the party. Opening Day celebrations will be open to everyone from 11:00am to 9:00pm on June 4th at 128A Sterling Rd. Come down to catch some live entertainment from Mark Thackway Acoustic Band, The Sudden Valley Boys and DJ ShakeDown Street. There will be fun for the kids, free brewery tours, food by Feed the Six Food Truck and Henderson beer specials all day long.

About Henderson Brewing Company: Henderson Brewing Company is an award winning, independent, neighbourhood brewery in downtown Toronto. Founded in 2014, Henderson is all about celebrating the stories and culture of Toronto through the beers they brew. The Tap Room and Bottle Shop are now open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

For more information on the Grand Opening, please visit:
www.HendersonBrewing.com
www.facebook.com/HendersonBrewing
@HendersonBeerCo

2016 Edition of the Craft Beer Passport

Press-KitWho doesn’t like a good pub crawl from time to time? Well this years edition of the Toronto Craft Beer Passport makes a crawl even easier. In previous years the passport could consist of bars in
both the West and East ends of the city. Making a crawl tough, but this year there will be two passports with 20 destinations each. Using the passport will give the holder one $2 craft beer (12oz) from a list of three, at the participating bar between June 1st to November 30th.\
This change will allow from a greater concentration of bar and breweries giving the user affordable craft beer minutes away from each other. The passport allows the user to explore Toronto while supporting local bars and breweries.

Currently the passports are available online (www.craftbeerpassport.ca) and at select bars starting June 1 for $20 each or $30 for both.

The official launch party for the passport will take place tomorrow night (June 1st) at Revival Bar and will include samples from Rainhard, Great Lakes, Beau’s, Henderson, Collective Arts, Nickel Brook and Side Launch. Find all the details from the party on their official Facebook page.