Toronto, Ontario – Named one of the top three Tourism Event of the Year at the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence, Steam Whistles Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival (RHCBF) returns Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 11a.m.-5p.m. at Roundhouse Park. Tickets go on sale December 1st at noon.
Check out the video from the festival back in 2015.
Its incredible to see the evolution of the festival from a crazy experiment just four years ago, to becoming one of Ontarios top winter events. It truly demonstrates how Canadians embrace The Great White North, says Tim McLaughlin, brand manager for Steam Whistle Brewing and one of the festival creators. Steam Whistles Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival is more than a beer fest, its a celebration of Canadas independent business, craft beer, local food vendors and winter.
Back for its 4th year, the RHCBF celebrates the tastes of Ontarios dynamic craft brewing culture. This year, expect to relish in the tasty delights of over 40 Ontario craft breweries and cideries, a dozen food trucks and a special selection of beers from Alberta Small Brewers.
For the first time ever, we are proud to welcome Alberta Small Brewers to the festival, says Greg Taylor, co-founder of Steam Whistle Brewing. By opening our doors and inviting other provinces, were helping bridge the gap and taking a step towards building a thriving Canadian craft brewing industry, adds Taylor.
Get ready to pull on a toque and your boots and celebrate Canadas winter at Roundhouse Park, complete with ice carving, marshmallow roasting, simulated curling, local eats & drinks and more fun activities. The first 500 people through the gates will receive the 2017 limited edition Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Fest toque.
Preview- To drink (more joining weekly):
Steam Whistle Brewing
All or Nothing Brewhouse
Beaus All Natural Brewing
Big Rig Brewery
Bobcaygeon Brewing Co.
Flying Monkeys Brewery
Henderson Brewing Co.
High Park Brewery
Ironwood Hard Cider
Left Field Brewery
Nickel Brook Brewery
Oast House Brewers
Pommies Cider Co.
Publican House Brewery
Royal City Brewing Co.
Side Launch Brewing
Preview- To eat (more to come):
The Pie Commission
Sampling mugs can be purchased in advance for $25 at www.craftbeerfest.ca or $30 at the gate. Beer will only be served in official mugs. Sampling tokens cost a $1 each (brewers may require one or more tokens per sample). Food available for purchase (cash only- ATM onsite). Age of Majority event.
The festival showcases beer from the association of Ontario Craft Brewers, who have a passion to re-kindle and keep alive the spirit of traditional brewing. Independent ownership, smaller batches, artisanal styles, quality ingredients, all-natural and undiluted beers are hallmarks of their Brewing Philosophy & Standards. www.ontariocraftbrewers.com
They are proud to welcome members of the Alberta Small Brewers Association, a not-for-profit organization that is committed to promoting craft Alberta beer. http://albertabrewers.ca/