Ontario’s eighth annual Ontario Craft Beer Week runs from June 10-18, 2017, concluding on Father’s Day.“Ontario Craft Beer Week is the best time to meet industry folks and discover the variety of amazing craft beers produced by Ontario’s independent craft brewers,” says Kristin MacDonald, field marketing manager, Muskoka Brewery and chair, Ontario Craft Beer Week 2017. “There are major festivals, brewery tours and tastings, pub crawls, and craft beer education. We invite all of Ontario to join in the celebration of Ontario craft beer.” The goal of Ontario Craft Brewers’ week-long, province-wide festival is to celebrate the local craft beer scene and expose consumers to the premium quality and culture of Ontario craft beer. OCB breweries host events on-site at their breweries, in pubs, restaurants, and event venues throughout Ontario. This year, along with many brewery and licensee events, there will be a multitude of community beer festivals in cities across the province. Keep checking ocbweek.ca for updates.
OCB WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
CALEDON – Caledon Craft Beer & Cider Festival (June 16) – First ever Craft Beer & Cider Festival in the rolling hills of Caledon info@CheersCaledon.ca KING CITY – King City Beer & Food Truck Festival (Sat. June 10) – King City Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival in Memorial Park. This year’s event will play host to some of the best craft breweries and gourmet food trucks from around the Province. kingcraftbeerandfood.com/ KINGSTON – Fort Henry Beerfest & Food Truck Festival (June 10) – Raise a glass and toast the perfect kick off to summer at UNESCO World Heritage Site Fort Henry and salute Ontario Craft Beer Week! forthenry.com/events/beerfest/ KITCHENER – Startups & Beer (June 15) – Six Ontario craft breweries & six tech companies: one epic night of community building and fundraising at 5 Michael Street, Kitchener with Block Three, Stonehammer & Grand River –ocbweek.ca/event/startups-and-beer-2 LONDON – The London Beer & BBQ Show (June 16 – 18) – The event will showcase many fine craft breweries from across southwestern Ontario paired with outstanding BBQ prepared by a variety of grill masters from local and area restaurants. westernfairdistrict.com/beer-bbq-show PETERBOROUGH – KAWARTHA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL (June 9 – 10) – Peterborough’s second annual outdoor craft beer festival taking place in the heart of the Kawartha’s. Kawartha Craft Beer Festival website TORONTO – Session Craft Beer Festival, Yonge & Dundas Square (June 10) – is Toronto’s flagship craft beer week festival featuring “Collaboration Nation” pairing craft brewers with celebrities to create great beer. Tickets available from sessiontoronto.ca.