It was coordinated by the Indie Ale House Brewing Company and the Bar Hop. It was on the Empire Sandy, a tall ship that was built as an Englishman/Larch Deep Sea class tugboat for war service by the British Government in 1943.
Tickets were $40 and included an Indie Boat Hop cup (which held eight ounces), a drink ticket, a three hour sail (from 1pm to 4pm) and access to beer that has never been released on land! Extra drink tickets were $4.50.
Here are the breweries and cidery on the boat offering one-offs:
- Blackheart Brewing Collective
- Get Well
- Great Lakes
- Indie Alehouse
- Nickel Brook
- Sawdust City
- West Avenue Cider Company
It was a sold-out event.
Here's what I had ...
|Cherry Manilow (Grisette with cherries) from Great Lakes|
|Berry Switzer (Berliner Weisse with raspberries) from Nickel Brook|
|Bogus Journey (Berliner Weisee with raspberries and blueberries),|
a Bar Hop Collab
I wanted to try Rob & Jason's Fruitbasket (fruit punch pale ale), a Bar Hop Collab, but they never did open that keg. So I went back and had others I'd had earlier.
You could buy food onboard.
|Sausage and Goldfish was $7|
|It was busy on the water|
|Looking up Yonge Street|
And then we headed back towards the dock ...
|They fired canons a couple times|
|Yes, Captain John's is STILL there!|
|There were people doing the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower|
Here we are ...
|Gord and I|
It was a fun cruise and I hope they do it again. Though it was packed, once everyone got on board and got a drink, the line-ups weren't too bad.