Cold beers and Toronto’s specialties

June 23, 2015 by  
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1-ribfestThis  summer in Toronto more than others, you will have plenty of occasions to try and taste all kinds of delicious beers and food.

First, let’s talk about beer! You will be able to enjoy one of the many festivals happening:

June 27th to July 1st: the Toronto Ribfest 2015 in Centennial Park. This large rib fest and music festival celebrates summer here in Toronto. You can enjoy delicious food, craft beers and great music. http://torontoribfest.com/

July 9th: Summer Craft Beer Fest.

This fun event takes place in Liberty Market Building and celebrates summer sunshine and ice-cold craft beer. You can stroll the streets of Liberty Market and maybe you will find your new favourite craft beer. http://www.summercraftbeerfest.com/

July 24-26th:  the Toronto’s Festival of Beer happening from July 24th to the 26th in Bandshell Park at the CNE. This festival proposes a stage with amazing artists, Brewmaster sessions, a World of Beer Pavilion Ireland, new brews and the “Beerlicious grilling experience”. http://beerfestival.ca/

August 8th: The Roundhouse Craft Beer and Food Trucks. Taking place at Roundhouse Park this festival was created to provide the opportunity to sample Ontario’s finest craft beer and delicious food from Toronto best food trucks. You can just bring your blanket and enjoy the park view and vibe. With summer coming, you will surely enjoy this day at the park. http://www.craftbeerfest.ca/

Concerning Toronto’s best cuisine, we propose you to check out:

  • June 20th and 26th: Kensington Krawl Food & Culture Tour at Jimmy’s coffee. During this event you will have the possibility to explore the diverse tastes of Kensington Market, you will learn the history and the heritage of this market and meet local chefs. http://savourtoronto.com/food-tours/kensington-krawl/
  • August 1st to August 3rd 2015: Pan American Food Festival: Finally, this year Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games! For this occasion, Toronto will renew their Pan American Food Festival from. You will find flavours and cultures of the 41 countries of North, South and Central America. The free to public festival will showcase international chefs, music and dance ensembles. http://panamfoodfest.com/
  • August 8-9th: Jerkfest:  The Jerkfest is celebrating this year its 14th Birthday and invites you to taste the traditional jerk chicken, fish or pork; or if you dare, take on the exotic meats of alligator, Kangaroo & shark! Meet up at Centennial Park. http://www.jerkfestival.ca/

But you might also be interested by the Tours and other Markets proposed this summer.

  • August 14-16th: The Waterfront Night Market: there’s nothing better than a stroll around the harbourfront to try this culinary experience: Asian cuisine on the theme “Street Food”. Check out this cross-cultural social event at the T&T supermarket. http://waterfrontnightmarket.com/

As you can see you won’t have time for anything other than fun this summer! Don’t hesitate to join these events and enjoy the food and beer that the city of Toronto has to offer.

St. Patrick’s Day Adventures

March 5, 2015 by  
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 St. Patrick’s Day Toronto Events!!!dfbdfdfddd

There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were!
Do you ever get sick of going to your local bar, showing up and having to wait an hour to get in? Here are some ideas for St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto! Not only are these events going to be covered in green and beer, but with great company by everyone looking to have some fun!

Toronto’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party  

Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 4,000 attendees to the Amsterdam Brewery and Pawsway Centre, making it Toronto’s largest St. Patrick’s Day event in 2014. Its organizers are back this year, much to the delight of green-beer wielding, folk music enthusiasts, moving to its new venue, Sound Academy, while expecting to surpass 2014’s lofty attendance goals.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Sound Academy at Polson Pier, 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON
Price: $15.00-25.00

https://www.hive.co/event/1021/

www.facebook.com/events/1412327482398645/

St. Party’s Day

Don’t miss an all day beer binge at Brassaii, sponsored by Carlsberg for St. Party’s Day. There will be live music, ribs, and more! Carlsberg will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like never before. Carlsberg and Brassaii are bringing together the country’s best live bands, great friends, and Irish traditions. This event will be taking place across Canada on both March 14th & 15th, with plenty of green to go around!

Location: Brassaii 461 King St W, TorontoPADDYS
Date: Saturday March 14
Price: $20 – $30 per ticket

https://www.facebook.com/StPartysDay

 

The Lucky Ball 2015

Come celebrate the 3rd Annual The Lucky Ball 2015 it is a benefit fundraiser for Fort York Food. There will be music by: DJ’s Mark Foreman & enjoy DJ outfit. Also, they will be having everyone’s favorite an open bar, food & great music. Come out and enjoy The Lucky Ball with great friends and everyone who is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. It is Cocktail Dress
Location: Revival Bar 783 College Street
Date: Friday March 12, 2015
Time: 8:30- 2:00 am
Price: $100
www.luckyball.ca

It’s the 8th Annual Toronto St Patrick’s Day Parade!!

The cold doesn’t matter when you’re Irish! Lots of green will keep you warm. Come out and be a part of the The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will begin at 12:00 noon starting from Bloor and St. The Parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge and finishes on Queen Street at Naspps round logothan Philips Square.
The parade is expected to take approximately 1-1/2 hours to pass any given point
Date: Sunday March 15, 2015

http://www.topatrick.com/

Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Bar !!
Nothing like enjoying a night out with your friends! Join the St. Patrick’s Day bar hop! You and your friends will be celebrating at the top bars in Toronto! Register at GameDay on College between 12pm and 7pm to get your BarCrawls wristband, cup, and map with bars that are participating . The wrist band includes entry, speciality drinks for St. Patty’s Day and some Saint Paddy’s Day apparel.
Location: College Street Bar
Date: Saturday March 14, 2015
Time: 12am- 2 am

http://beforelastcall.ca/event/mullins-irish-alehouse-toronto-saint-patricks-day

Steam Whistle’s Annual St-Patrick’s Day Party
Come celebrate Steamwhistles annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash on March 14th! Steam whistles fresh beer, tasty food from the Irish Embassy, Irish dancers and foot-stomping live music by Brogue and Scantily Plaid.
Tickets are available at the door only with proceeds going to help support the Achilles St-Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Walk.
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing – 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 1 pm- 11 p.m.
Price: $20.00 at the door

http://steamwhistle.ca/events/eventdetail.php?id=1682

The Annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk

The annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk is a five kilometres. Dress warm and green as you run or walk downtown Toronto. In 2015, the run/walk will take place on Sunday, March 15th beginning and ending at Steam Whistle Brewing. Nothing like the first day of spring to start your running routine, and making it fun in your green running gear will make it a lot easier!

http:kjkbl//www.achillesstpatricksday5k.ca/

 

 

 

2015 St. Patrick’s Day lunch in memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

The Ireland Fund of Canada is pleased to host its 2015 St. Patrick’s Day lunch in memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty. Everyone will celebrate a proud Canadian with strong Irish.

Mr. Flaherty was a big supporter of the Ireland Fund and of Irish causes across Canadadsffgdsffsfshrfh and throughout the island of Ireland. The Ireland fund is about education, and peace throughout the island of Ireland and throughout Canada.

Location: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building
Halls F & G
Date: March 13, 2015
Program: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pre-lunch reception
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Paddy’s lock-in (post-lunch party)

http://ifoc.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=9917&mid=8

Toronto Events for Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2015 by  
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Toronto Events for Valentine’s Day
For most women, Valentine’s Day is a big deal, and for most men it’s like any other ordinary day. So whatever you have planned for February 14th this year, be sure to make it memorable. Don’t have the typical dinner at a restaurant down the street and hand over chocolates; it’s the most romantic day of the year, switch it up a little bit!
How can you spice up the day without stressing out? Want to actually enjoy an evening out on Valentine’s? CityEvents has you covered.  For couples in Toronto who are looking for more than just your typical Valentines date, the city of Toronto offers many cool date night options that you can both enjoy together.

Valentines Dinner Dance, Saturday February 14th, 2015
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Old Mill Toronto. Enjoy a memorable evening of a romantic dining experience and dancing with a tribute to the legend  Sir Elton John .The popular Elton John Band will be performing as they take you down memory lane and resemble Sir Elton John. They also provide an option for an overnight romantic stay package so your night doesn’t have to end.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m
Dancing: 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
Location: Old Mill Toronto

Ripley’s Aquarium Valentine’s Day Dinner
Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting the perfect date night. The Valentine’s Day Dinner offers couples the chance to enjoy an intimate experience surrounded by the life at the Aquarium. Dinner includes a three-course meal and a bottle of wine, plus live entertainment, a cash bar and a souvenir photo. What a better way to have dinner and have all marine life circle around you.
Date: February 14, 2015
Location: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Price Summary: $250 plus tax per couple

So You Think You Can Romance at the Zoo
Romance still lives in the animal kingdom. Couples can enjoy Valentine’s Day evening with a dinner, a special animal encounter, an interactive group presentation, and preview of future developments at the zoo’s Reproductive Labs.
Dates: February 13 – 14, 2015
Location: Toronto Zoo

A Valentines Paint Date
Take out your paint brushes and canvas, this Valentine’s Day be artistic and enjoy excitement at the Paint Lounge! Their Valentine’s includes two solo sized freestyle canvas sessions, two hot loose leaf teas with choice of tea leaf and topping or Americano and one hand-made flower pen gift per couple.
Date: February 12th to 15th, 2015
Locations: Toronto West, Toronto East & Markham

Valentine’s Day with Max Amini
One of the funniest comedy shows in Toronto returns as Iranian-American comedian Max Amini brings his comedy to Koerner Hall. He will entertain you as he works the crowd with humorous dialog about family, life, and relationships
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Koerner Hall

DJ Skate Nights Presents “Yes Yes Y’All Valentines”
Everyone loves to skate, but skating to a DJ can be even more fun. One of the city’s most picturesque rinks brings the party outdoors while you skate around and dances to a live DJ! This makes Toronto’s cold weather no match for skate music, and dance lovers!
Dates: December 13, 2014 – February 21, 2015
Location: Harbourfront Centre

Winter 2015 Wine School- I Love South Africa
This Valentine’s Day discover the wonders of South Africa with a tasting experience you will love. Explore over 15 wines that will be paired with many snacks, art and more!
Date:  February 14
Time:  2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen Street West, Toronto

Valentine’s Day Food Tour
Everyone knows a way to a person’s heart is food! There will be given 6 select tastings in the neighbourhood of Kensington Market with a romance in the air as your tasting breads, cheeses, charcuterie, pastries, sandwiches, alcoholic beverages, and more.
Dates: February 14-15, 2015
Location: Kensington Market

SPiN THE PADDLE THIS VALENTINES
Are you looking to have a fun and flirty game of ping pong? SPiN Toronto is hosting a special ‘SPiN The Paddle’ night for singles who are ready to mingle and rally that will feature fun and competitive games to engage guests. Valentine ’s Day themed food, drink and confectionary specials will be offered as prix fixe and a la cart options for all guests looking to mix love and pong.

Date: February 14.15
Time: 9:00pm
Location: SPiN Toronto

Singles Valentine’s Day Masquerade Party
TO Social is hosting their ever first  Valentine’s Day Masquerade Party. Join other singles in Toronto at the Rum Exchange with drinks, sweet treats, DJ and ice breakers.
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: The Rum Exchange, Toronto

Valentine’s day with Love Thy Brother
Tattoo Rock Parlour is   launching   Certified which  is Toronto’s newest event series. They  launch Valentine’s day with Love Thy Brother, welcoming all students back to Toronto for Reading Week. It will be a high energy atmosphere where you can enjoy rock  music, dance and drinks.
Location: Tattoo, Toronto
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 10:00pm – 2:00am

MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE
Live From the Winter Garden Theatre presents A NuMu Production Marilyn: Forever Blonde. The Marilyn Monroe Story In Her Own Words And Music. The show includes Six Performances with two on Valentines Day.
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time:  2pm & 7:30pm
Location: Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto

Brew Lovers Ball
Fall in love with beer this Valentines Day! Live Music & Burlesque Show, 4 Course Craft Beer with a Paired Menu.
Location: The Beer Hall at Mill Street Brew Pub, Toronto
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 7:00 pm

Vinyl Nights
Join Vinyl Nights late with DJ Humble Mike as he  spins a mix of soul, funk, classic rock & old school hip hop.
Location: The Beer Hall at Mill Street Brew Pub, Toronto
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 8:00pm

Beer My Valentine
Enjoy A Night of Craft Brews Live Music w/ Don Campbell from 7-11pm with a  3 Course Beer Paired Dinner Menu & You Could Be Chosen To Spend a Private Evening Dining in the Brewery.
Location: Mill Street Brew Pub, Toronto
Date: Saturday, February 14
Time:  7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Written By: Nicole Giroli

Beer Academy

November 12, 2014 by  
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Nestled in the hearBeer Academyt of downtown Toronto, the Beer Academy features a small-batch craft brewery, a tasting room and beer shop.

The Beer Academy is Canada’s first multi-functioning space dedicated to sharing the knowledge, passion and diversity of beer.

The venue also features an experiential event space that includes a sensory tasting bar, a beer-lover’s library, and a tribute to the history of the world’s greatest beverage.

With a focus on education and enlightenment, the establishment has a total of 9,000 square feet dedicated to beer-related events, plus state-of-the-art training facilities, including a teaching kitchen.

At the Beer Academy, we think beer is extraordinary. We get excited when we talk about beer, and are continually amazed by its versatility and variety.

We explore, brew, experience, educate and entertain. From grain to glass, we want to celebrate how every aspect of beer is remarkable and delicious.

_F6A4031Don’t think twice, Come with us and enjoy a good beer!

Academy brews or a fresh Creemore Springs to better appreciate the intrinsics of a well-crafted beer. From tips on glassware, to serving techniques and what makes a style a style, you’ll leave the Beer Academy with a new appreciation for one of the world’s oldest beverages.

Our focus is on brewing traditional and innovative Ale and Lager styles, for the love of beer.

Join us at the Beer Academy for a guided Brewery and Tasting Tour.

Tour cost is $15 per person, maximum 15 people per tour, first come first serve.

All tour guests can enjoy a 15% discount off any merchandise in our Retail Store.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

MON-SAT: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SUN: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VISIT US 75 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5C 2B1.

Contact
tours@beeracademy.ca.
http://www.beeracademy.ca/
Phone: 416-366-1786

 

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Andrea Palafox

A toast to Oktoberfest!

September 29, 2014 by  
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In Munich, Germany people have already said “O’zapft is” (“The beer is tapped”). In Germany Oktoberfest started on September 20th and lasts until October 5th. So it is time for women to dress in their “Dirndl” and for men to put on their leather shorts. See for yourself, the following picture shows one of the crowded beer tents this year!

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But no worries if you did not make it to Germany – Toronto hosts some great Oktoberfests as well!

Mill Street Brewery – The BEER HALL Oktoberfest on October 4th

Mill Street Brewery presents their annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 4th at The Beer Hall at Mill Street Brewery. It is one of the biggest Bavarian Bashes in Toronto! They have live entertainment, traditional food fare, 20 different beers on tap and a ceremonial keg tapping. Tickets are $25 and it is $200 for a table (for 10 people). For more information or tickets call them at 416.681.0338

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Canadian Cancer Society  OktoberFEAST on October 16th

On October 16th the Canadian Cancer Society`s 2nd Annual OktoberFEAST takes place at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St.). The venue, a century-old former streetcar repair facility creates the perfect atmosphere for beer lovers and foodies! The place will unite beer enthusiasts, brewers, restaurants as well as Canada’s most trusted cancer charity. Tickets are $25 and for more information visit www.cancer.ca/oktoberfeast

Toronto Oktoberfest October 3rd and 4th

Last but not least there is the Toronto Oktoberfest presented by Piller’s. True to the Bavarian roots, they claim to offer an authentic “Festehalle experience”. For 2014 they have increased the capacity of their tent, which is 35,000 sq ft. People can also access an outdoor space, a real Biergarten! And there is non-stop music now, so no excuses to stop dancing! This is going to be great news for beer lovers: There will be at least 12 varieties of German and European beers. The event takes place on October 3rd and 4th. “Tapping of the Keg” starts on Friday October 3rd at 4:30 pm until 1:00 am. On Saturday October 4th is is “Stein Haus Day” from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturday October 4th it is “Ein Prosit Closing Party” from 7:00pm to 1:00 am. Get tickets here:

“Tapping of the Keg”

“Stein Haus Day”

“Ein Prosit Closing Party”

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For further questions send a mail to info@torontooktoberfest.ca

So you see, there are great opportunities to attend an Oktoberfest! Be sure not to miss them.

 

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