Toronto Beer Week FAQ

What is Toronto Beer Week?

Toronto Beer Week is nine days (Sept 16 – 24, 2016) of incredible events that celebrate the craft beer movement in our great city. From five course dinners, to pub crawls and tasting flights, this collective series of events is dedicated to the celebration and advancement of the craft beer movement. TBW showcases locally brewed and flavourful beer, the talented brewers behind the beers and the bars/pubs who proudly serve craft beer to a growing community of craft beer drinkers. If you want great beer and excellent places to drink it, TBW is for you!

Who participates in Toronto Beer Week?

With 70 of the finest bars, pubs and restaurants the city has to offer plus 35 craft breweries who brew an array of flavourful and exciting beers, we help bring together local producers, chefs and breweries during the week to celebrate local craft beer and great food with passionate craft beer drinkers.

If you are a craft brewery or a bar that supports craft beer and are interested in being part of TBW, please find more details on our partner page or send us an email. We would love to have you onboard!

What does it cost to participate in Toronto Beer Week?

As a craft beer lover, the cost of enjoying a TBW event is typically set by the host venue. You’ll find many events are ‘Pay As You Go,’ meaning there is no admission to the event, but you pay for any beer or food you consume. Other events may be require an admission fee, or advance reservations, or advance ticket purchase. Take a look at our events calendar where all key event information including cost will be noted.

How can I make the most of Toronto Beer Week?

With many events spread over nine days, planning is key. We have 70 participating venues spread across many of Toronto’s colourful and exciting neighbourhoods and we guarantee you will find something interesting and unique. From beer dinners, pub crawls, a Toronto harbour boat cruise, tap takeovers, brewery tours and live music, you will find the right event for your mood. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates.

If you are new to craft beer or want to learn how to taste and appreciate beer, our friend Mirella Amato from Beerology.ca has put together this handy beer tasting evaluation sheet (pdf).  You will also find a tasting notes section in the back pages of the TBW passport.

Where can I try the official Toronto Beer Week beer?

Brewed in collab with our friends at Indie Alehouse, The Interloper, a barrel aged and blended farmhouse beer will be available at the LCBO, participating TBW bars and at the Indie Alehouse bottleshop starting September 16th, 2016. For more details and a list of bars/LCBOs who will be carrying the beer, please click here.

Where can I get a copy of the Toronto Beer Guide?

Redesigned for 2016, we have introduced a year-round Toronto Beer Guide  It’s a 64 page guide that highlights breweries/licensees, events and original content to help you navigate and enjoy Toronto’s thriving craft beer culture all year-round. Grab a copy of the Toronto Beer Guide at any of this year’s participating venues or read it online here.

I want to sponsor, collaborate or partner with TBW. Who should I talk to?

We work with many great sponsors and partners and are always open to discussing new opportunities with potential partners who are strong supporters of local craft beer in our city. Interested? Send us an email.

Media inquiries

For any media related inquiries or to speak with someone from TBW, please send us an email.

Do you have a Toronto Beer Week 2016 logo I can use?

We certainly do. You can download and use the following Toronto Beer Week logos. We only ask that you do not alter the logo in anyway.

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