8 reasons you should be going to Toronto's Festival of Beer this weekend

Jul 19 2016, 2:06 am

When Toronto turns up the heat and humidity, there’s only one thing to do: go to the Toronto Beer Festival.

There’s simply no better place to quench your thirst this weekend. Here are eight reasons why you should be going to this oasis of beer in the city from July 22 to 24.

1. You’ll have 333 beers to choose from

And three days to get through them all.

Toronto Festival of Beer beer cocktails

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2. Sweden is coming and they’ve got 28 beers you’ve probably never tried before

Sample Sweden will be a literal smörgåsbord of Scandinavian food and beer magic. Plus, many of these new Swedish beers aren’t even available in Canada, so this is your chance!

3. Two of Sweden’s best chefs will serve you food

Roland Persson won Chef of the Year in Sweden in 1995, and Peter J Skogström won Chef of the Year in 2006.

4. There are 6 new local craft brewers you’ve got to try

Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, Henderson Brewing Co., Sextant Craft Brewery, Shawn & Ed Brewing Company, Falcon Brewing Company, and Ontario Brewing Award Winner for Newcomer of the Year: Brock Street Brewing.

Toronto Festival of Beer Innis and Gunn

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5. You won’t look stupid if you don’t know anything about beer

Just go to beer school! You can actually learn from some of the top beer sommeliers (yes, that’s a thing) in Ontario.

Toronto Festival of Beer views

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6. The festival has an official burger

It’s from South St. Burger and it’s exactly what you need.

7. There’s a dedicated grilling tent with 16 of the city’s best chefs and 13 food purveyors

Look out for big names like Amanda Ray, Cory Vitiello, Ivana Raca, Ted Reader, Trevor Lui, and, well, the list goes on.

Toronto Festival of Beer John Tory

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8. There might be Pokémon there

You don’t need to tell us twice. See you all there!

Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2016

When: Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24

Where: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place

Tickets: Get online

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