It was held outside, which is very Canadian! The sky was grey, the temperature was just a bit chilly and it was snowing.
The gate was supposed to open at 11am and the first 500 in got a festive toque. Darlene, Christine and I got in line about 11:30am ... it was a huge line and it took us about a half hour to get in.
I bought 20 drink tokens.
There were a lot of people already in when we got in.
I ran into my pal, Denyse. and her friend, Martin, right away. They had gotten in line at 10:15am and had been one of the 500 to get a toque.
They recommended the cranberry cider from Ironwood Cider so that's what I started with. It was delicious!
Here are Christine and Darlene.
I had a Tailgate Lager from Grand River Brewing.
There was a DJ playing tunes.
A photo op ...
There were fire pits and heaters scattered around if you were cold.
I had a Farmhouse Blonde from Maclean's Ales.
I wandered around some more.
I had a Winter Shed from Shawn & Ed Brewing Co..
Wandering around again ...
The mechanical snowboard was popular. I didn't see anyone stay on for long.
Wandering around some more ...
A fella was carving an ice sculpture of the CN Tower.
Here are Christine, me and Darlene.
I had a Black Current Bock from Cowbell Brewing Co..
I had an Honest Lager from Walkerville Brewery.
There were lots of portapotties when you need one.
I had a Firestarter Saison from Bobcaygeon Brewing Company.
More wandering ...
I had a Switchback Pilsner from Lake of Bays Brewing Company.
Wandering again ...
I had a Steam Whistle Pilsner.
I had a Revivale from Lost Craft.
My final beer was Against the Grain from High Park Brewery.
It seemed like there was a lot more people than in past years and the line-ups for drinks were longer.