Toronto Beer Week News

Famous Canadian Beer Run – 2017 Registration Now Open

After a incredibly successful event in 2016 that was held the first weekend of Toronto Beer Week, our friends and organizers of the Famous Canadian Beer Run have now opened up registration for the 2017 edition of the beer run to be held on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017. For 2017, they will be tripling the number of beer and food vendors, licensing the ENTIRE west island of Ontario Place for the post-run party and changing things up with a brand new 5KM course. Live entertainment, craft beer, great friends and a waterfront course with views of the city skyline – it’s the perfect way to spend a fall Sunday!
December 29, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

The Rwanda Craft Brewery Project

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is raising funds for The Rwanda Craft Brewery Project! The vision for this project is the establishment of a women-owned craft brewery in Rwanda. Beau’s will be providing financing, expertise, and hands-on employee training to the start-up brewery, and has sourced brewing equipment from industry suppliers. Beau’s is also launching a Kickstarter campaign for the Rwanda Craft Brewery Project that aims to raise $95,000 in donations over the next two months to fund the purchase of a bottling line.
October 15, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Thanks Toronto! Craft beer is in good hands!

Thanks Toronto for being part of a very exciting and vibrant Toronto Beer Week. With 150 events during the 9 days, it was a concentrated beer blitz covering the city. The energy, enthuasism and excitement was incredible and we know craft beer is in good hands!
September 25, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Seven years in – How are we doing?

When we established Toronto Beer Week about seven years ago, we wanted to see the beer culture change in the city. So, how are we doing? How close is Toronto to becoming a great craft beer city? Fast forward to today and the yardstick has moved significantly. We are a much better craft beer city, but we still have a way to go to become a great craft beer city. We now have a sizeable number craft beer focused bars and restaurants right across the city. Many other establishments have at least one craft on tap and even chains are carrying local crafts.
September 25, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

The Importance of the Pub

No matter what you call it – pub, tavern, taproom, bar, alehouse, brauhaus – there’s nothing quite like it. The pub is what separates us from the animals (well, not so much in Britain, where pub dogs and cats are fairly commonplace). But we are the species that most commonly gathers to imbibe intoxicating beverages.
September 19, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Six Steps for the Perfect Toronto Pub Crawl

Pick up a copy of the Toronto Beer Guide, gather your friends and plan your perfect Toronto Pub Crawl through some of Toronto's finest craft beer bars.
September 19, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

What is Good Beer?

When you raise a good beer to your lips, you know its taste. Ultimately good beer is what you enjoy. Not everyone is built to savour Belgian quads or bracing IPAs, and that’s okay. Beer is about so much more than the sum of its parts – it’s friendship, family and times to remember. Memories and places – moments in time that enrich our lives. Good beer is all of this, which is why we hope you’ll find some at the bars in this guide.
September 19, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Toronto Beer Week – New to Town?

Not from around here? Not to worry. Torontonians may seem a bit reserved – it’s our Victorian heritage – but we’re actually pretty friendly, especially when we’re in one of our favourite pubs. (And if you’re visiting from our neighbour to the south, yes, that is the way we spell ‘favourite’ and ‘neighbour’. We’re funny that way.)
September 17, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Craft Beer Takes Over the City: Toronto Beer Week (Sept 16th to 24th)

Join us, and Toronto Mayor John Tory to kick-off the seventh annual Toronto Beer Week with the ceremonial first pour of the official Toronto Beer Week beer at the Summerhill LCBO. On September 16th, at 4:30pm,
September 15, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Official Beer of Toronto Beer Week – The Interloper

The Craft Beer Passport is a fun and affordable way to explore and discover some of Toronto's best craft beer bars and brewery tap rooms. This year, partnering with Toronto Beer Week, we are pleased to offer the Craft Beer Passport to everyone looking to visit new craft beer bars, taste new beers and explore Toronto's neighbourhoods. Sixteen bars participating in the Craft Beer Passport program are also participating in Toronto Beer Week and we are working together to increase awareness and support the many great establishments in the city who serve locally produced and fresh craft beer.
August 26, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

The Famous Canadian Beer Run and Beer Festival

For the first time ever in 2016 a 5-kilometre run will join Toronto Beer Week as an official event, bringing together Torontonians’ passion for running and a post-race cold one. Up to 4,000 racers are expected at the inaugural Famous Canadian Beer Run, which will take place at Ontario Place on Sunday, September 18th .
July 29, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh

Explore Toronto’s Craft Beer Scene with your Craft Beer Passport

The Craft Beer Passport is a fun and affordable way to explore and discover some of Toronto's best craft beer bars and brewery tap rooms. This year, partnering with Toronto Beer Week, we are pleased to offer the Craft Beer Passport to everyone looking to visit new craft beer bars, taste new beers and explore Toronto's neighbourhoods. Sixteen bars participating in the Craft Beer Passport program are also participating in Toronto Beer Week and we are working together to increase awareness and support the many great establishments in the city who serve locally produced and fresh craft beer.
June 11, 2016/by Gabriel Nijmeh