Beer lovers, brace yourselves. The 8th Annual Ontario craft beer week is coming!
This is not just another beer festival. More than 70 craft breweries are participating in this province-wide and nine-day celebration of local craft beer. From Saturday, June 10th until Sunday, June 18th there will be hundreds of events to attend and countless beers to taste.
“Our theme this year, Creating Connections, really speaks to the authenticity and camaraderie of the independent craft beer movement,” says Kristin MacDonald, Field Marketing Manager, Muskoka Brewery and chair of Ontario Craft Beer Week 2017. “Through sampling events, festivals, brewery tours and beer dinners, Ontarians can taste quality craft beer and connect with the passionate people behind craft beer in this province.”
OCB Week events are hosted at breweries, pubs, restaurants and event venues across Ontario in cities such as Toronto, Guelph, London, Ottawa and communities from Cambridge to Vankleek Hill and from Thunder Bay to Niagara. With special events ranging from intimate to festival, OCB Week is designed to expose consumers to the craft beer experience through tasting events, brewery tours, meet the brewmaster, cask, cooking demonstrations, food pairings, beer dinners, music nights, brewery collaborations and one-offs, exciting online contests and much more.
The Ontario Craft Brewers wants people to discover the unique tastes and culture of Ontario craft beer. By drinking local beer, you boost Ontario�s economy. Doing good has never been so delicious!
Here is a little preview of what will be happening:
OCB Week Concludes Father’s Day: Go ahead and make Dad’s day by touring your local craft brewery or taking him to a Father’s Day tasting event!
Several tasting festivals across the province: Don’t miss the Session Craft Beer Festival & OCB Week media launch on Saturday, June 10th at Yonge Dundas Square. This annual Toronto OCB Week festival features lots of OCB member breweries and ‘Collaboration Nation’, where craft breweries team up with celebrity partners to create unique craft beers.
Visit your local brewery: Go for a tour, a tasting or two and meet the people behind the brands!
Craft beer 101: Experience beer tastings and food pairings with the experts. Have you ever tried pairing beer with cheese a BBQ or chocolate?
One-offs, keg swaps, casks & collaborations: Taste new, creative and collaborative brews exclusively available on this event.
Craft beer and music/art: There will be a Battle of the Brewery Bands and other fun indie music and art events.
Pub crawls: Hook up with pals and brewery reps and taste your way through multiple craft-friendly licensees.
Brewery Tours: Contact breweries directly or sign up for a regional beer tour at one of several craft beer touring facilities in the province.
D-I-Y OCB Week: Buy local craft beer from your local retailer and craft your own local craft beer fun!
Stay tuned for the other Ontario Craft Beer week events, visit the ocbweek.ca
The Ontario Craft Brewers are 70+ small-batch brewers dedicated to making great tasting craft beer, right here in Ontario.