Ontario Craft Beer Week Collaboration Beer “Ontario Table Beer” Available Friday

Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Craft Brewers have come together for the first time to brew a collaboration beer for the Ontario Craft Beer Week.  Starting Friday you can pick up “Ontario Table Beer” at select breweries or find it on tap at some pubs and restaurants.OntarioCraftBeerWeekLogo

View the press release from the Ontario Craft Brewers below:

First Ever Limited Edition ‘Ontario Table Beer’
Brewed by 25+ Ontario Breweries
at 15+ Breweries & 35+ Pubs & Restaurants
Across Ontario starting Friday, June 12th

Proceeds to Ontario Association of Food Banks

ONTARIO CRAFT BEER WEEK 2015 RUNS JUNE 12 – 21, 2015
www.ocbweek.ca

(TORONTO) June 10, 2014 – Cheers Ontario! It’s time to celebrate the ‘Real People behind the Real Beer’ of Ontario’s craft brewing industry.

OCB Week 2015 launches Friday, June 12 with 225+ craft beer events in 45 communities across the province. For the first time ever, an official Ontario collaboration beer, brewed by 25+ Ontario Craft Brewers will be released to breweries, pubs and restaurants throughout the province.

“We’re very excited about this year’s OCB Week,” says Darren Smith, president, Lake of Bays Brewing Co. and chair of Ontario Craft Beer Week 2015. “There are tons of cool events, a delicious, one-off collaboration beer (with proceeds going to the Ontario Association of Food Banks), a fantastic social media contest that is already underway. It going to be a great week to experience Ontario Craft Beer!”

SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION: ONTARIO TABLE BEER (4% alc./vol.)

The OCB Week 2015 collaboration beer was brewed on Friday, May 8th by 25+ Ontario Craft Brewers at Great Lakes Brewing.

“Ontario Craft Brewers enjoy sharing more than just pints,” says Troy Burtch, Sales & Community Manager, Great Lakes Brewery and member of the OCB Week planning committee coordinating the OCB Week official beer. “We love to brew beer together and share information, recipes, brewing tips, and more. We had a fun and spirited day of collaboration.”

This sessionable yet flavourful Ontario Table Beer was brewed with yeast from Niagara Escarpment. Unfiltered and naturally cloudy, this unique Table Beer has aromas of apple, vanilla and hints of funk. Light in body, touch of lemon and tangerine with some barnyard notes. 4% alc./vol.

The OCB Week Collaboration Beer 2015 will be available at select breweries, pubs and restaurants throughout the province starting on Friday, including:

Breweries:

  • Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
  • Big Rig Brewery
  • Black Oak Brewing Co.
  • Brimstone Brewing Co.
  • Cameron’s Brewing Co.
  • Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
  • Grand River Brewing Co.
  • Great Lakes Brewery
  • Left Field Brewery
  • Mill Street Brewery
  • Manantler Brewing Co.
  • Muskoka Brewery
  • Sawdust City Brewing Co.
  • Side Launch Brewing Co.
  • Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.
  • Wellington Brewery
  • Licensees:
  • Kenzington Burger Bar – Barrie
  • Cheshire Cat Pub – Carp
  • The Woolwich Arrow – Guelph
  • Brux House – Hamilton
  • The Ship – Hamilton
  • The Alibi – Kingston
  • Milos’ Craft Beer Emporium – London
  • Hungry Brew Hops – Newmarket
  • Brothers Beer Bistro – Ottawa
  • Arrow and Loon – Ottawa
  • Wellington Gastropub – Ottawa
  • Bar Hop – Toronto
  • Local 1794 – Toronto
  • Burdock – Toronto
  • Tallboys Craft Beer House – Toronto
  • Bryden’s – Toronto
  • Wise Bar – Toronto
  • Trinity Common – Toronto
  • Duke’s Refresher + Bar – Toronto
  • The Loose Moose – Toronto
  • The Central – Toronto
  • Mugshots Tavern – Toronto
  • Monarch Tavern – Toronto
  • Morgans on the Danforth – Toronto
  • The Only Café – Toronto
  • The Victory – Toronto
  • Pharmacy Bar – Toronto
  • The Ceili Cottage – Toronto
  • Stack Restaurant – Toronto
  • C’est What – Toronto
  • Beer Bistro – Toronto
  • The Grover – Toronto
  • Brews and Cues – Windsor

More restaurants and bars will continue to be added throughout OCB Week.

All Proceeds from the sale of the beer will go to the Ontario Association of Food Banks.

“We are have been chosen as charitable partner for Ontario Craft Beer Week,” says Sharon Lee, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks. “We have no doubt the collaboration beer will be great and truly appreciate the support for food banks across Ontario.”

ABOUT: Ontario Craft Brewers’ week-long, province-wide festival celebrates the local craft beer scene and exposes 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 in cities such as Toronto, Guelph, London, Ottawa and smaller communities from Cambridge to Vankleek Hill and Kenora to Niagara. http://www.ocbweek.ca/about

ABOUT: The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a network of 125 food banks, and over 1,100 hunger-relief agencies, across Ontario. This includes: breakfast clubs, school meal programs, community food centres, community kitchens, emergency shelters, and seniors centres. Together, we serve 375,000 individuals, including 131,000 children, every single month.www.oafb.ca

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