TORONTO – July 19, 2023 – It wouldn’t be a complete summer in Toronto without the city’s favourite festive, frothy, friendly celebration of all things beer, music and food at Toronto’s Festival of Beer! Presented by The Beer Store, TFOB is less than 10 days away… so get ready to raise your glasses and jam out to the best tunes, while savouring the widest selection of local craft beers, fizz, and familiar favourites.
Here’s what to expect at TFOB this year:
- Star-studded musical lineup– three nights of epic performances on the BET99 Bandshell Stage, from Ice Cube on Friday, Third Eye Blind on Saturday, to T-Pain on Sunday, plus DJ Charlie B spinning in the Beyond Beer area all weekend long.
- Beer Extravaganza– With more than 400+ brews to discover, patrons may sample new flavours to find a new drink of the summer… every beer lover’s dream.
- Beyond Beer– aka FizzFest 2.0 and new for 2023, for those want to discover beer and beyond this area features seltzers, ciders, spirits, cocktails, mocktails and more… there is something for everyone. Grab a favourite ready-to-drink cocktail and enjoy music from one of Canada’s hottest DJs — a fixture at some of the biggest events and most exclusive clubs in the world – DJ Charlie B. The Juno-nominated rapper and record producer will be spinning tunes all three days on the BB stage.
- Culinary Delights– Pair favourite beverages with delectable culinary offerings from the biggest selection of food vendors ever to hit the festival.
An unmissable experience
Tickets are on sale now. The event takes place July 28th – 30th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto. Celebrating 25+ years of the golden liquid, this year’s festival features more than 400 brews, fizz and more… for beer enthusiasts and music fans alike to slake their thirst while they soak up the summer sun.
With their official TFOB mug upon entry, guests will stroll the grounds to sample brews, bubbles, and non-alcohol options, with hundreds of choices available. Patrons are encouraged to sample food from a selection of vendor offerings while enjoying beer-themed games and entertainment activations throughout the venue.
Always industry positivity and inclusivity
Toronto’s Festival of Beer is committed to DE&I and is proud to once again host TheChangemakers — a program dedicated to beer craftspeople currently creating compelling change, both within their community, and for the beer industry. These companies have created safe and equitable workplaces, have implemented diverse hiring practices and paved the way for accessibility in brewing; all are shining examples of family- and community-minded leaders effecting change, with a compelling story to tell and a good brew to feature. This year TFOB features local changemakers including Norfolk’s farmhouse brewery, farm and market Meuse Brewing, Kingston’s brewery and tap room, Fine Balance Brewing, Hamilton’s family-run, community-focused craft brewery & event space Grain and Grit, and Kitchener’s local craft brewery, Counterpoint Brewing.
“We support everyone taking action in our industry to create safe, positive and meaningful change in the world, whether through advocacy, innovation, or simply leading by example,” said Les Murray, founder, Toronto Festival of Beer. “It’s our continued and ongoing commitment to making the beer world a better place for everyone — and we are proud to support the changemaker leaders in our industry.”
Meet the players
The official list of participating brewers and distillers serving at TFOB 2023 includes:
Thornbury Village Craft Cider & Brew House; Wrinkly Bear; Something in the Water; Miski Brewing Co.; high Park Brewery, Lost Craft Brewery, Lake of Bays, Side Launch Brewery, Guinness, Frank Brewing; Vieni Estates; Crabbie’s Ginger Beer; White Water Brewing Co.; Hop Valley; Creemore; Steam Whistle; Cool Beer; Old Credit; 8.6; Ace Hill; Wellington Brewery; Puppers; Cerveza Tona; Brickworks Ciderhouse; Golden Field Brewery; Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery; Nickel Brook Brewing Co.; Big Rock; Left Field; Cowbell Brewing; Goose Island, Glory Days Brewing; Amsterdam Brewery; Great Lakes; Waterloo Brewing/Landshark; BEA; Corona; Mill Street Brewery; Radical Road; Bud Light/ Bud Light Seltzer; McClelland Premium Imports; Palm Bay; Carib, and others.