Raise your glass to Moosehead at the 2012 Toronto Festival of Beer

August 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Past Events, Toronto


This year marked the 18th annual Toronto Festival of Beer (TFOB) at Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place. The Toronto Festival of Beer, which was on July 27 to 29, 2012, featured an astounding selection of beer, great food and amazing entertainment! This year,  CityEvents supported the Moosehead Beer Tent logistics, and helped celebrate Moosehead Lager Canada’s oldest independent brewery, crafting premium beers since 1868.

Past attendees said goodbye to the plastic sampling cups, which were replaced  commemorative TFOB glass steins. The Moosehead Beer tent featured nine products including Moosehead Lager, PaulanerKap, Magners, Tennents Lager, Twisted Tea and Cracked Canoe.


The sun was shining bright on the man-made cottage deck. Moosehead provided branded sunglasses to shield attendee’s eyes from the sun while they lounged, beer in hand, on the large Muskoka chairs. The staple of the Moosehead tent was a 700-pound Muskoka chair. Attendees could not pass by without grabbing the opportunity to take photos with this unique feature.

Are you a festival foodie? There were lots of food options for attendees, including the “Napoleon Gourmet Grills Grilling Tent”. This tent showcased some of the top culinary artists in the Greater Toronto Area. There were also tons of food truck favorites such as Caplansky’s, RockLobster and Oyster Boy.


Although the main focus of the festival was the beer, the exceptional entertainment elevated the event from an average beer tasting to a world-class festival.  Moosehead was no exception, and featured many bands such as the Junction, The Dirty Nils, Organ Thieves, Dinosaur Bones, and Modern Superstitions.

We can’t forget to mention the DJ’sKevin Bailey,Alex “Kid MK” Tribe, Cal M  from salacioussound that made the Moosehead tent the place to be and kept attendees dancing until the final minute. . The main Beer Festival stage featured headlining musical acts such as Salt-N-Pepa, and the Big Wreck.

The TFOB also offered a Girl Guided Beer Tour, which gave women an opportunity to learn and sample five different types of beer, while learning about women in the industry.

Tickets for Toronto’s Festival of Beer sell out in advance every year and this year was no exception.  TFOB saw full attendance both Friday and Saturday! Don’t forget to get your tickets early next year!

Looking forward to seeing you next year, in the meantime check out CityEvents coverage of the  Moosehead Tent at the Toronto Festival of beer:  http://bit.ly/SstVyE or our photos on Flickr: http://bit.ly/NnOTYJ