Friday 24 April 2015

Spring Session - Toronto's Festival of Beer, Toronto, ON

Gord and I went to the spring session of the Toronto Festival of Beer, which is happening tonight and tomorrow.  There were about 30 brewers and food vendors.

It was held in the Paul Quarrington Ice Rink & Splash Pad (at Queens Quay E/Lower Sherbourne Street), which was a nice open space by the harbour, not far from the downtown core.

There were a few people when we got there about 5pm (it was from 4pm to 10pm).

The admission cost ($30) included a sampling mug and five sample tokens.  Additional tokens were $1 ... most brewers charged a token for a half mug and two tokens for a full mug.

Every beer I had was good.  My first beer was a pale ale from Sierra Nevada from North Carolina.

Here are Gord and I.

A selfie!

I had a couple White Lemonades from Flying Monkeys from Barrie.

It was chilly (4C/39F and 0C/32F with the windchill) and we were advised to dress warmly.  Most grabbed a spot in the sun for as long as they could before heading under the canopies.  It would have been nice to have heaters or fire pits to gather around once the sun went down.

I had a beer from Underdog's Brewhouse from Oshawa.

I had a couple Farmer's Daughter blonde ales from Whitewater Brewing Co.

Frank Ryan came on at 7pm ... they were good.

It was a fun beer festival ... you should check it out tomorrow!

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