We went to last year's beer festival and had a fabulous time!
It was held outside. Though the sun was out for most of the afternoon, the temperature was -4C/25F (-12C/10F with the windchill) so we bundled up. Needless to say, our beer never got warm!
The gates opened at 11am and the first 500 people through the gates received a Roundhouse Winter Fest toque. We got there shortly after noon and the hats were gone by then. We had hats from last year and Gord wore his.
Advanced tickets were $20 (it sold out a couple weeks ago) and there were 100 tickets being sold at the gate for $25 ... that included your mug. Drink tokens were $1 each ... a half mug was one token and a full mug was two tokens.
There was a fella carving ice just inside the entrance.
There were lots of breweries to choose from.
|If you were cold, you could get a hot toddy or hot cider|
My first beer was from Underdog.
I also had Maclean's Farmhouse Blonde.
I had Rock Cut Lager from Lake of Bays.
Here are Gord and I ...
We hooked up with friends.
|Gord and Darlene|
|Christine, Gord and Darlene|
There were food trucks if you got hungry.
Everyone seemed to have a good time ... here are some crowd pictures throughout the day.
|Yes, it snowed during the day|
There were heaters and fire pits scattered around to keep warm.
|Roasting marshmallows in the fire pits|
This big dog was a big hit!
The CN Tower was right next door.
It was a fun time and I look forward to next year!