Ontario Craft Beer week kicks off

Toronto, Ontario – Ontario’s Craft Brewing industry kicks off its eighth annual, province-wide, industry celebration on Saturday, June 10th with a launch event at Session Craft Beer Festival at Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto along with other festivals and events throughout Ontario, including: Beamsville, Cambridge, King City, Kingston, Kitchener, New Liskeard, North Bay, Ottawa, Peterborough, Temiskaming Shores, and Waterloo.

Ontario’s eighth annual Ontario Craft Beer Week runs from June 10-18, 2017, culminating on Father’s Day.

“Ontario Craft Brewers enjoy celebrating our amazing industry with the good people of Ontario,” says Kristin MacDonald, field marketing manager, Muskoka Brewery and chair, Ontario Craft Beer Week 2017. “There are almost 100 events this year, including, festivals, brewery tours and tastings, pub crawls, and craft beer education. There’s something cool for every adventurous consumer.”

The goal of Ontario Craft Brewers’ week-long, province-wide festival is to celebrate the local craft beer scene and expose 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.

OCB Week launch day highlights included:
  • Ontario Craft Beer Week kick off at Session in Yonge Dundas and Square in Toronto
  • Taproom Sessions with Ontario singer songwriter at Big Rig Brewery in Ottawa
  • Fourth annual King City Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival
  • Kawartha Craft Beer Festival in Peterborough
  • Outdoor craft beer festival at Zante’s in New Liskeard
  • Lost Craft tap takeover in Toronto
  • Fourth annual craft beer show at The Gator’s Tail and live music at Grand River Brewery in Cambridge
  • Side Launch Brewing’s Giant Jenga Tournament at Games on Tap in Waterloo
More unique and exciting events throughout the week include:
  • 5k craft beer run in Toronto’s High Park
  • Big Rig’s Salute 1179 Launch w/ former NHL player Chris Phillips
  • Caledon Craft Beer & Cider Festival
  • Father’s Day Food and Beer Pairing with Boshkung Brewing Co. and Rhubarb Restaurant in Haliburton
  • Father’s Day Ale Trail in Guelph
  • Father’s Day beer fest at the Stratford Perth Museum
  • Father’s Day BBQ at Beau’s All Natural in Vankleek Hill
  • Father’s Day Craft Beer Fest at Waterloo Region Museum’s
  • Grapevines, beer steins and moonshine in Walkerton
  • Haliburton Highlands interactive brew day
  • Kingston’s Fort Henry beer festival
  • Lake of Bay’s Father’s Day cruise in Baysville
  • Launch of the Craft Beer Passport (6 breweries) at Henderson Brewing – get yours for OCB Week 2017
  • Ottawa Craft Beer Festival at Landsdowne Park
  • Old Credit Father’s Day BBQ in Port Credit
  • Niagara College Evolution of British Ales seminar
  • Brewery tours
  • fab flights & parallel pairings
  • one-offs
  • tap takeovers
  • beers & bites
  • pig roast
  • beer gardens
  • patio parties
  • ladies’ nights
  • beer & yoga
  • glassware giveaways
  • trivia contests
  • tarot readings
  • comedy
  • art, painting and coaster design
  • bingo, cornhole, rock/paper/scissors, ping pong & Jenga tourneys
  • lip sync & movie screening
  • and more…
“If you enjoy sampling premium products, creating new connections and you like to have fun, celebrate Ontario Craft Beer Week 2017,” says MacDonald, “and meet the real people behind the real beer in Ontario’s craft beer industry.”

Join the #OCBWeek 17 Scavenger Hunt Contest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; share the hashtag #OCBMe and win great prizes.


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