Toronto Beer Week

I Will Promote Any and All Beer Dinners

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This post has been sitting as a draft for a while, but an invitation from the always gracious Troy Burtch of Great Lakes has given me the impetus – and accompanying photos – to finally post it. I joined Troy on Monday of the 2014 Toronto Beer wWek at Morgan’s on the Danforth for a meal featuring food by Anne Sorrenti and some of Etobicoke’s finest ales. Lately, I’ve been on a real kick about beer dinners. I wrote a fairly detailed post that covered what I think makes them good or bad for and I also posted another fairly thorough story […]

Toronto Beer Week Preview

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The trouble with week-long programs of beer events is that organizers want to be inclusive and have trouble saying no to borderline events. TBW is better on this front than OCD week in June – partly because they don’t cover the entire province – but the event list has still become somewhat unwieldy. Instead of running through the comprehensive list of probably-better-than-average suggestions, I thought we better to offer a few pics that I think will escape attention. (By the way, if you took the week off work and really do want a-to-z guide, Ben Johnson’s at blogTO is more […]

Books and Brews Panel Event

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What: Books and Brews discussion panel with Stephen Beaumont and Jordan St. John, moderated by Mike Warner Where: Sanderson branch of Toronto Public Library, 327 Bathurst St., Toronto When: 18 September, 7 PM – 8 PM Other Details: I will be selling (cash or credit) and signing copies of CCBC Tickets: Free, but register here.

Premium Beer Experience

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September is a crowded month for beer events in Toronto. That’s largely because Toronto Beer Week falls smack in the middle of it. Early next week I will have a preview of the full TBW programme, but today would like to focus on the Premium Beer Experience that kicks off the weeks festivities on September 11. The Berkeley Church on Queen East is an interesting venue for medium-scale beer festivals. Inside and outside spaces mean that it’s possible to elbow your way onto a crowded dance floor or enjoy a few samples in peace on what usually ends up being a crisp, […]