Ah, Toronto Beer Week. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
There are tons of events to be found this week, from tap takeovers, to beer dinners, to awards shows – there’s something for both the grizzled beer veteran and the fresh-faced newcomer to the Toronto beer scene. The full event list can be found here! Italic text denotes the events as described by those running it.
As much as we love beer and all the amazing events there are to attend, we simply cannot hit them all! With that said, we wanted to select a few events – one per night of the week – that you’re likely to see one of us at this week. Keep an eye out for myself, Matt, Beth, or Victoria at any or all of the events below and be sure to say hi!
Monday, Sept 19 – Toronto Beer Week Industry Pub Crawl
Junction Craft Brewing and three Toronto bars have teamed up for a Monday to remember! (be sure to buy a beer for Beth, this event lands on her birthday!)
Toronto’s BEST Industry night Pub Crawl begins at the Queen and Beaver Public House at 8pm Monday, September 19th with a special Cask Ale offering from Junction Brewery. We will be hitting up Duke’s Refresher as we continue the pub crawl. Then on to the Antler Room at The Loose Moose to finish off the party. Admission is free. Come thirsty!
Tuesday, September 20 – GLB x Rainhard Tap Takeover @ The Wren
Two of our favourite breweries, GLB and Rainhard, have got together in what will sure be hoppy glory – with a full tap takeover and the first ever GLB x Rainhard collab suprise beer on tap, we’re almost guaranteed a great time. Look out for Mike and/or Matt, as well as a ton of ther friendly and familiar faces!
Great Lakes Brewery and Rainhard Brewery are teaming up to take over the taps at The Wren!
Each brewery will split the taps, including a special collaboration beer that all parties will brew.
Start time 4pm.
Beer list to be announced closer to the date of the event.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Baseball, Beer, and Brewery Tours
The Great Left Side is an ESB, collaborated on by Left Field, Great Lakes, and Side Launch – and we can’t wait to get our hands on some! Left Field exemplifies some of the friendliest and most captivating hospitality at their east-end brewery, and you just may spot all 4 of us Bottomless Pint writers out for this tasty, tasty event. This, of course, is only two days after the release of Left Field’s Vermont IIPA, Laser Show, so hopefully they have a bottle or two left for us…
Join us at the brewery on Wednesday, September 21 to celebrate Toronto Beer Week. Enjoy a day full of beer, food, baseball and free tours. No reservations, just show-up and enjoy!
– Tapping The Great Left Side at 11 am, an ESB brewed in collaboration with Great Lakes / Side Launch / Left Field
– Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners showing in the Tap Room with full audio
– Arepa Republic Food Truck will be serving up delicious eats from 4-8pm
– FREE Brewery Tour starting at 6 pm
Thursday, September 22 – The Golden Tap Awards
The Golden Tap Awards are Ontario’s most democratic beer awards, handed out every year as voted by the public! Voting closed September 18, but we look forward to hearing about the winners in beer, breweries, beer-related activities, and most important to us, beer writers! Our friend, originally-Toronto-based-but-now-lives-in-London writer Ben Johnson is attempting to three-peat (having won the last two Golden Tap Awards for writers in a row), so we look forward to either basking in his defeat (maniacal laugh) by another deserving writer, or to raising a glass to his win (we’ll get you next year, ya haircut)! Look out for us here and say hello!
The gala awards event to hand out the Golden Tap Awards will be taking place on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 as part of Toronto Beer Week at beerbistro (18 King Street East) in downtown Toronto.
Our event will feature an all-Ontario craft beer festival as we announce the winners. Doors will open at 5pm, where you will be able to try sample sizes of all the beers available. The awards show occurs at 8pm, and after the show all beers will be available in full pints. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
We hope to see you at the Golden Tap Awards as we reveal this year’s winners and enjoy the best beer Ontario has to offer!
The Golden Tap Awards are presented in 2016 by the Ontario Craft Brewers.
Friday, September 23 – Taps Of The West @ Wickson Social
Lots of love for the west this year at TBW – and it doesn’t stop here, as Rainhard, Junction, and Henderson take over the taps at the Wickson Social just off of Yonge St. What a great party for a Friday! Look out for all 4 of us here too.
Join us at The Wickson Social for the second stop on the Taps Of The West Tour! Junction Craft Brewing, Rainhard Brewing Co. and Henderson Brewing Co. are taking over the Wickson’s back room taps to bring you exclusive small batch brews!
Did we miss an event or get something wrong? Tweet me @beermostly, or all of us @bottomless_pint. See you at Toronto Beer Week!