Five Toronto Beer Week events to please any beer drinker's palate

WhatsOn Sep 13, 2016 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

With each passing year, Toronto is becoming more and more of a craft beer city. New breweries keep popping up, offering a slew of new brews to please every beer drinker’s palate.

Toronto Beer Week (Sept. 16-24) shines a light on many of Toronto’s own craft breweries, along with others from outside the city boundaries. But with dozens of events on tap, how can you down a bevy of bevvies without breaking the bank account (or your liver)?

Here are five Toronto Beer Week events taking place this weekend that will give you a chance to sample a wide array of craft beers (for a full listing of events, visit www.torontobeerweek.com):

WVRST Craft Invitational 2016

All day on Saturday, Sept. 17, until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at WVRST, 609 King Street West

Want to find out what your next go-to bottle of suds will be? Get a taste of select beers from 12 emerging craft brewers across Ontario at the WVRST Craft Invitational. Participants can sample flights of beers (six glasses, five ounces apiece) and will be encouraged to vote for their favourite, with the winner crowned at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Annual Toronto Beer Week Danforth Pub Crawl

From 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, starts at Local 1794

Check out some of the Danforth’s best craft beer bars to sample a wide selection of ales, lagers and stouts. Travel along with beer representatives from three craft breweries and fellow beer lovers. Get your pub crawl passport stamped at all nine bars on the tour and you could win a prize.

C’est What’s 29th Annual Festival of Canadian Craft Breweries

Starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at C’est What, 67 Front Street East

One of Toronto’s most venerable craft beer pubs – C’est What,  was offering up interesting brews long before the current craft beer revolution took root – hosts a celebration of Canadian craft beer. Following a Toronto-centric night on Friday, Saturday’s event features four dozen breweries from outside the city.

Famous Canadian Beer Run

Starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Ontario Place, 9555 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Why not work off those beer calories in advance? This five-kilometre run brings participants along a scenic route through Ontario Place and will be followed by a post-run Craft Beer and Food Festival with beverages and snacks available for those who have worked up an appetite. Runners get a few freebies at the festival along with Beer Run swag.

30 Beers at 3030: A People’s Pint Small Batch Beer Festival

From 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3030 bar, 3030 Dundas Street West

More than 30 craft and amateur brewers will offer up their small batch wares, showcasing unique flavours and a wide array of beer styles and specialty tastes – adventurous beers like Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter and Saison with Pear and Peppercorn complement more traditional fare. Tickets come with unlimited samples, at least until stock runs out.

Five Toronto Beer Week events to please any beer drinker's palate

WhatsOn Sep 13, 2016 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

With each passing year, Toronto is becoming more and more of a craft beer city. New breweries keep popping up, offering a slew of new brews to please every beer drinker’s palate.

Toronto Beer Week (Sept. 16-24) shines a light on many of Toronto’s own craft breweries, along with others from outside the city boundaries. But with dozens of events on tap, how can you down a bevy of bevvies without breaking the bank account (or your liver)?

Here are five Toronto Beer Week events taking place this weekend that will give you a chance to sample a wide array of craft beers (for a full listing of events, visit www.torontobeerweek.com):

WVRST Craft Invitational 2016

All day on Saturday, Sept. 17, until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at WVRST, 609 King Street West

Want to find out what your next go-to bottle of suds will be? Get a taste of select beers from 12 emerging craft brewers across Ontario at the WVRST Craft Invitational. Participants can sample flights of beers (six glasses, five ounces apiece) and will be encouraged to vote for their favourite, with the winner crowned at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Annual Toronto Beer Week Danforth Pub Crawl

From 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, starts at Local 1794

Check out some of the Danforth’s best craft beer bars to sample a wide selection of ales, lagers and stouts. Travel along with beer representatives from three craft breweries and fellow beer lovers. Get your pub crawl passport stamped at all nine bars on the tour and you could win a prize.

C’est What’s 29th Annual Festival of Canadian Craft Breweries

Starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at C’est What, 67 Front Street East

One of Toronto’s most venerable craft beer pubs – C’est What,  was offering up interesting brews long before the current craft beer revolution took root – hosts a celebration of Canadian craft beer. Following a Toronto-centric night on Friday, Saturday’s event features four dozen breweries from outside the city.

Famous Canadian Beer Run

Starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Ontario Place, 9555 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Why not work off those beer calories in advance? This five-kilometre run brings participants along a scenic route through Ontario Place and will be followed by a post-run Craft Beer and Food Festival with beverages and snacks available for those who have worked up an appetite. Runners get a few freebies at the festival along with Beer Run swag.

30 Beers at 3030: A People’s Pint Small Batch Beer Festival

From 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3030 bar, 3030 Dundas Street West

More than 30 craft and amateur brewers will offer up their small batch wares, showcasing unique flavours and a wide array of beer styles and specialty tastes – adventurous beers like Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter and Saison with Pear and Peppercorn complement more traditional fare. Tickets come with unlimited samples, at least until stock runs out.

Five Toronto Beer Week events to please any beer drinker's palate

WhatsOn Sep 13, 2016 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

With each passing year, Toronto is becoming more and more of a craft beer city. New breweries keep popping up, offering a slew of new brews to please every beer drinker’s palate.

Toronto Beer Week (Sept. 16-24) shines a light on many of Toronto’s own craft breweries, along with others from outside the city boundaries. But with dozens of events on tap, how can you down a bevy of bevvies without breaking the bank account (or your liver)?

Here are five Toronto Beer Week events taking place this weekend that will give you a chance to sample a wide array of craft beers (for a full listing of events, visit www.torontobeerweek.com):

WVRST Craft Invitational 2016

All day on Saturday, Sept. 17, until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at WVRST, 609 King Street West

Want to find out what your next go-to bottle of suds will be? Get a taste of select beers from 12 emerging craft brewers across Ontario at the WVRST Craft Invitational. Participants can sample flights of beers (six glasses, five ounces apiece) and will be encouraged to vote for their favourite, with the winner crowned at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Annual Toronto Beer Week Danforth Pub Crawl

From 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, starts at Local 1794

Check out some of the Danforth’s best craft beer bars to sample a wide selection of ales, lagers and stouts. Travel along with beer representatives from three craft breweries and fellow beer lovers. Get your pub crawl passport stamped at all nine bars on the tour and you could win a prize.

C’est What’s 29th Annual Festival of Canadian Craft Breweries

Starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at C’est What, 67 Front Street East

One of Toronto’s most venerable craft beer pubs – C’est What,  was offering up interesting brews long before the current craft beer revolution took root – hosts a celebration of Canadian craft beer. Following a Toronto-centric night on Friday, Saturday’s event features four dozen breweries from outside the city.

Famous Canadian Beer Run

Starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Ontario Place, 9555 Lakeshore Boulevard West

Why not work off those beer calories in advance? This five-kilometre run brings participants along a scenic route through Ontario Place and will be followed by a post-run Craft Beer and Food Festival with beverages and snacks available for those who have worked up an appetite. Runners get a few freebies at the festival along with Beer Run swag.

30 Beers at 3030: A People’s Pint Small Batch Beer Festival

From 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3030 bar, 3030 Dundas Street West

More than 30 craft and amateur brewers will offer up their small batch wares, showcasing unique flavours and a wide array of beer styles and specialty tastes – adventurous beers like Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter and Saison with Pear and Peppercorn complement more traditional fare. Tickets come with unlimited samples, at least until stock runs out.