The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Tasting at the Beer Bistro

September 23, 2010

On Wednesday September 22nd, in the middle of Toronto Beer Week the Beer Bistro hosted a beer tasting of four Lost Abbey Beers, and two from Port Brewing. Cass Enright from the Bar Towel introduced Matt Tweedy, a Beer Bistro employee, and assistant brewer at Duggan’s Brewery who also spent 8 weeks at the Lost Abbey for a brewing apprenticeship. You couldn’t ask for a better journey through the six beers which Matt had very intimate experiences with. Each unique beer was introduced and described by Matt, who was able to regale us with stories straight from the brewery. The Lost Abbey focuses on Belgian inspired beer brewed in California, and Port Brewing creates classically west coast beers also in California. Read the rest of this entry »

The National Post Pumps Toronto Beer Week

September 20, 2010

Last week on September the 17th the National Post published a listing of five things to do this week from the 18th to 24th. Number four on that list? The Toronto Beer Week. Obviously! Really though it should be number one, but I won’t complain to much. This is going to be a great week of beer events, as I have mentioned many times over the past few weeks. If you haven’t already, take a look at the events listing page to figure out where you want to be to enjoy all the amazing beer that you can!

A Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Tasting at the Beer Bistro

September 16, 2010

On Wednesday September 22nd during Toronto Beer Week the Beer Bistro will be hosting a tasting of 4 Lost Abbey Beers and 2 Port Brewing Beers for $25. Both of these Californian Breweries have made a prominent name for themselves amongst brewers and beer lovers. Their products perfume with heritage an passion, and are filled with life and excellence.

The Lost Abbey Beers Features will be the Carnevale (dry hopped saison at 6.5%), Avant Garde (Biere de Garde style malty beer at 7%), Red Bard Ale (a spicy farmhouse ale with roots in rustic Southern Belgium at 6.7%), and the Lost and Found (a trappist inspired Abbey Ale at 7.5%). The 2 Port Brewing beers are the Old Viscosity (nick named the big nasty, this is a 10.5% stout/barleywine/old ale that needs to be tried to be understood) and the Older Viscosity (A bourbon barrel aged version of the Old Viscosity that is up to 12.5%).

Toronto Beer Week is Less Than One Week Away!

September 14, 2010

Ok, I hope by now that beer lovers in and around Toronto already know about Toronto Beer Week (TBW). If not, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the website, contain your excitement, and book off the week to drink beer! This is a week long beer celebration starting on Monday September the 20th, running till Sunday the 26th. Thats only 6 days away!

I was going to post a full list of all the events happening during this week around Toronto, but there must be 100 of them! Check out the TBW Events Page for a full listing of what events are taking place where throughout the week. This is a great chance to enjoy some of the best beer available in Ontario, meet some of your favorite brewers, and mingle with beer lovers, media, and professionals alike. This is going to be a grand week ‘o beer!

Toronto Beer Week Events Begin To Flow

August 26, 2010

Toronto Beer Week is fast approaching, now less than one month away. Over 30 venues have signed up and more breweries and importers are filling in the gaps every day. The events page on TBWs website is now begging to fill, so keep you eyes peeled and calenders open for September the 20th to 26th. Alreasy C’est What, The Monk’s Table, Bar Volo, Cloak & Dagger, and Ronnie’s Local have posted events up.

As the week gets closer and excitement builds more and more events will show up and more and more participants will see the light. This is going to be a great week!

Toronto Beer Week Gets a Facelift

July 14, 2010

Toronto Beer Week is just over 2 months away now running from September the 20th to 26th, and the team over at TBW has been working hard to get the word out and promote a modern, and attractive series of events for everyone. The new logo is a great start which is based on the original, but is definitely much more attractive.

A new, more streamlined website also just went up with easier to access information, and an events, breweries and venues sections that are going to fill up very soon with all sorts of exciting information. Make sure you book this week in your calender. Even Brew Dog is making their way from Scotland for the week!

For up to date information of the Toronto Beer Week, its events and news check out TBS’s Twitter or Facebook pages.

Toronto Beer Week!

June 28, 2010

Already across North America, Brewing Cities are hosting their own Beer Week festivals, so it is about time Toronto caught on. And so we have. September the 20th to 26th marks the first annual Toronto Beer Week!

This will be a week long festival of beer dinners, cask ale tastings, brewing demonstrations, pub crawls, and much more. Toronto is filled with amazing breweries and some fantastic pubs; this really will be a great opportunity to new enthusiasts to get their feet wet, and for season drinkers to re=visit some of their old favorites.

Toronto Beer Week is also very excited to involve local business, pubs, restaurants, foddies and more in the event. If you are interested in how you can become involves please contact John Bowden, the Executive Direct at