Sunday June 16 – Saturday June 22 (week long event)
Best of the West – Tap Features
Location: Bryden’s (2455 Bloor Street West, Toronto)
Time: 12pm – 2am each day
Admission: $0 – pay per drink
Head on down to Bryden’s for the Best of the West! The majority of taps will be devoted to beers from West end Toronto breweries all week long. Great Lakes will be sending a huge number of kegs to our local hangout for the week, so you can expect to see beers like our new HissyFit Grisette, RoboHop, Gary, Audrey Hopburn aged in Pinot Noir barrels and much, much more.
Monday June 17
Cruisin’ The Danforth Pub Crawl
Hosted by: Great Lakes Brewery, Steam Whistle Brewery, King Brewery, Cameron’s Brewing Co., Wellington Brewery
Stops: Relish Bar & Grill, Sarah’s Cafe, Sauce on Danforth, Morgans on the Danforth, The Only Cafe
Times: 5:45pm Relish, 6:45pm Sarah’s, 7:45pm Sauce, 8:45pm Morgans, 9:45pm The Only
Admission: $0 – pay per drink (cash is always recommended)
Come join representatives from 5 OCB breweries as they’ll guide you west along the Danforth to 5 OCB craft beer bars!
Tons of prizes to be won. Special release beers from each brewery at select stops.
Fourth Annual GLB Beer Dinner at the Harbord House
Location: Harbord House (150 Harbord Street, Toronto)
Cost: $60 + tax/tip. Call 647.430.7365 for tickets
Great Lakes Brewing and The Harbord House pair up for their Fourth Annual Craft Beer Dinner. This year we’ve gone the extra mile with Chef Jake having his hand not only in the food for the event but also in the beer! A special one-off collaborative brew has been made to create the perfect pairing and add a bespoke flavour to the menu. Other limited release beers will be paired and incorporated into the menu for a truly unique dining experience.
Tuesday June 18
Get Well Presents – Bottle Royale
Location: Get Well (1181 Dundas Street West, Toronto)
Admission: $0 ($1.50 per sample)
Time: 8pm – 12:30pm
Beau’s and Great Lakes head a collection of OCB breweries in a seasonal and one-off “Bottle Royale” competition at Get Well in Toronto. The no holds barred rumble will feature multiple Ontario craft beers going head to head for one night only.
GLB Tasting at Pegasus
Location: Pegasus on Church (489b Church Street, Toronto, ON)
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Come out to Pegasus on Church, one of the Gay Villages friendliest bars to sample some great GLB beers! Pegasus is consistently voted #1 by Fab and Xtra! Magazine.
Tap Takeover at Woolwich Arrow
Location: Woolwich Arrow (176 Woolwich St Guelph, ON)
Admission: $0 (pay for pint)
Beers: Lake Effect IPA, Miami Weiss American Wheat Ale, Daywalkers (Ginger/Citrus Saison – Brewed with Woolwich), Audrey Hopburn Belgian IPA, Audrey Hopburn Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels, Crazy Canuck Pale Ale, Hissyfit Grisette
Wednesday June 19
GLB Beer Dinner at Against The Grain Urban Tavern Leaside
Location: Against the Grain Urban Tavern (Leaside, 87 Laird Drive, Toronto, M4G 3T7)
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $59 + tax/tip
Beer Maker Dinner with Great Lakes Brewery! Great Lakes Brewery was named Canadian Brewery of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Brewing Awards and we’ll have 4 GLB beers for a 3 Course Dinner.
Beers: Crazy Canuck Pale Ale, Miami Weiss American Wheat Ale, Lake Effect IPA, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter
Call 647-748-2840 for tickets.
Over the Tap Takeover
Location: Bar Hop (391 King Street West, Toronto)
Time: 1pm – 2am
Admission: $0 (pay per drink)
Great Lakes and Beau’s All Natural join forces in celebrating OCB Week with 36 of each breweries finest brews on tap + two cask engines.
GLB Tasting at Sarah’s Cafe
Location: Sarah’s Cafe (1426 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON)
Come out to Sarah’s Cafe on the Danforth to indulge in some samples of GLB beer and hang out with a Great Lakes representative.
Thursday June 20
GLB Tap Feature Baby!
Location: Brass Taps Pizza Pub (493 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON)
Time: 5pm – close
Admission: $0 (pay per pint)
GLB will be taking over some of the taps at the Brass Taps Pizza Pub on the Danforth for one night only! Rumour has it that there will be a pin on the bar and 4 beers on tap…with some special release stuff for sure. Come try the Crazy Canuck Hamburger and get a free prize!!
Friday June 21
Location: 50 Edwin Avenue (Landsdowne & Dupont), Toronto
Time: 8pm – 2am
Admission: $20 - www.strangebrewTO.com
Mill Street Brewery & Young Lions Music Club present: STRANGE BREW, A celebration of craft beer, rock n’ roll, and the unusual, as part of Ontario Craft Beer Week. With 10 seasonal brews from local craft brewers (GREAT LAKES among others!) Performances by DWAYNE GRETZKY, JUMPLE + more! Hosted by MYSTERION the Mindreader and featuring his clan of sideshow weirdos like DOLLY BERLIN (the bearded lady), PROFESSOR PEDNAUD (curator of the bizarre), AIDEN ORANGE (contortionist), RYAN OPAR (sideshow and geek). With street food options provided by The Feisty Jack
Saturday June 22
Session Craft Beer Festival
Location: Wychwood Barns (76 Wychwood Ave, Toronto)
Time: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Session Toronto is the official closing festival of Ontario Craft Beer Week 2013. The SESSION Craft Beer Festival was started as a finale to Ontario Craft Beer Week to bring the hard working craft breweries of Ontario and all the supporters together to celebrate craft beer. *Food can be purchased at the festival.
GLB Tasting at Cafe 13
Location: Cafe 13 (13 Main Street, Cambridge, ON)
Representatives from GLB will be in Cambridge pouring various samples and preachin’ the Great Lakes gospel at Cafe 13, Cambridge’s craft beer hotspot. Prizes to be won all night!