Saturday 11 February 2017

Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival, Toronto, ON

Steam Whistle Brewing held their fourth annual Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival next to their brewery today ... and Gord and I were there.

Though we missed last year's, we've been to the others and had a fun time!

It was held outside.  The sky was grey, the temperature was 1C (-3C with the windchill) when we got there.

Advanced tickets were $25 and included your mug.  Drink tokens were $1 each ... a half mug was one token and a full mug was two tokens.  The gates opened at 11am and the first people through the gates received a Roundhouse Winter Fest toque.  We got there earlier enough to get a toque ... yay!

Gord and I with our toques

There was a fella doing an ice sculpture.

Here are me and Gord.

There was a DJ playing tunes all afternoon.  There were people dancing towards the end.

You could get your picture taken on snowmobiles, which was popular.

There were games.

In addition to lots of food trucks, there were 40 Ontario Craft Brewers and craft cider producers.  Plus they were offering a taste of the west with a showcase of breweries from Alberta Small Brewers Association (beers that aren't available in Ontario).  There was a great selection in all to choose from.

Here's what I had (and I liked them all!) ...

Northern Logger Golden Ale from Sleeping Giant
Revivale Lagered Ale from Lost Craft
It was nice to see Gillian again (she recently
joined Lost Craft) ... we met her at the Craft Beer 
Awards in November
Regal Lager from Royal City Brewery
Aprikat from Alley Kat Brewing Company in Alberta
Against the Grain from High Park Brewery
High Noon from Republican House Brewery
Aurora Heart from Flying Monkey
Dirty Blonde from Old Flame Brewery Co.
Cranberry Festive Lager from Railway City

We ran into some friends.

Gord, Denyse, Jessica and Dea
Teena, Denyse, Jessica and Dea
Jennifer and me
Gord and Jennifer
Gord, Christine, Darlene and I

There was a fun vibe.  When the sun came out, it got warmer and the snow melted and it got mucky.

It's always a fun time!  I can't wait 'til next year's!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Looks like a fun way to spend the day.