Toronto Beer Week

Toronto Beer Week 2011 Six Month Count-down Pub Crawl

There’s been murmurings and rumours flying around, so it’s nice to be able to finally let loose the official news:  The Toronto Beer Week crew is going pub crawling!  Gotta warm up for Toronto Beer Week, and the six month mark is a good time to start.  Don’t want to pull a hammy and have […]


Toronto Beer Week 2011 – Official Dates

I realize this came out last week, but I figure better late than never.  It’s official, the dates for this year’s TBW are set.  Book your vacation time now, for September 16-24.  Below is the official press release: February 7, 2011 – TORONTO – We are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual Toronto Beer […]


Wrap-up and thanks – Toronto Beer Week

Without a doubt, as I sat in Volo this past spring and first met John Bowden, I thought this idea he was on about, a whole week of beer-events around Toronto, was a great idea.  There is no doubt, we are living in a city with a bursting craft-beer scene.  There are brewers and publicans […]


Black Oak at Volo and beyond – Toronto Beer Week

After making my farewells at The Monk’s Table, I hopped the subway down to Wellesley and the short walk to Volo. Upon approaching, I was hailed from the patio by Ken Woods, Ralph and a crew of happy beer drinkers. After a chat, abbreviated only by my desire for more beer, I headed into the […]


Weisse Beer Pairing with Michael Hancock at The Monk’s Table – Toronto Beer Week

My last day of Toronto Beer Week was looking promising: a dinner with Michael Hancock, Black Oak beers at Volo, possibly Guinness and oysters at Ceili, and who knows what else? Due to poor time-management on my part, I was totally late getting to the Monk’s Table. No worries though, Michael was still talking through […]


One-off Stand-off at The Victory Cafe – Toronto Beer Week

Another night in Toronto Beer Week, and more events to entice and entertain.  So much so, that my friend Josh drove down from Kenora Uxbridge, to come along.  So off we headed to The Victory Cafe to drink some one-offs from Beau’s and Nicklebrook.  Upstairs, and a batch of tickets bought for $20 that would […]


BrewDog Dinner with James Watt – Toronto Beer Week

Indeed, one of the most anticipated events of the inaugural Toronto Beer Week was a tasting dinner lead by James Watt, co-owner of BrewDog, one of the most progressive breweries around.  So off I went to beerbistro, as excited as a kid on Christmas.  While there was some of the usual suspects in attendance, the […]


$4 Pints at Volo – Toronto Beer Week

After eating more seafood then a Nova Scotia Fisherman at Starfish, I hopped up to Volo to vote on the IPA cask challenge final and enjoy some $4 pints.  At this point I must say:  I go to Volo somewhat frequently.  I’ve been to numerous events, including the epic cask days.  With that in mind, […]


Malts and Molluscs – Toronto Beer Week

I’m a fan of the band, U2.  I used to say “big fan”, but then I met some big fans of U2, and realized I wasn’t one.  I’ve got a pretty large selection of their music, and have attended concerts.  The first concert I attended though, was insanely special.  While waiting in line for GA, […]


Toronto Beer Week Launch – Mill St Brew Pub

So after a good bit of planning and anticipation, Monday September 20th finally dawned (though I was still asleep) and with it, brought Toronto Beer Week!  The opening event was the ceremonial cask-tapping at the Mill St Brew Pub, a fitting choice, as Mill St has not only been pivotal in the revitalization of the […]