This long weekend opens the beer festival session in the GTA with one of the chillest and attitude free event of the season. Whether it’s the crowds still thawing from our erratic winter, Toronto’s Festival Of Beer’s Spring Sessions is a super laid back event filled with fabulous pours and delicious eats. Touted as a “Cottage in the City” what better way to spend the 2-4 weekend then with a 2-4 of craft beer varieties?
Here is a sneak peek on what some of the brewers are bringing to this event.
Mill Street Brewery, a staple at TFOB will be bringing their new core brand the West Coast IPA. As their flagship IPA it has intense hoppiness with a rounded tropical fruitiness.
All or Nothing will be featuring their flagship beer the Hopfenweisse. A slightly hoppy wheat beer, this golden coloured beer is full bodied and flavourful.
Granville Island Brewing is in town with their Two Tides India Session Ale. Citrus flavours, slight hoppy bitterness and high carbonation effervescence.
Creemore Springs will be showcasing their new crisp and clean Kolsch as well as teaming up with Mad and Noisy to promote their new Hop & Weizen.
Old Tomorrow is bring a bunch of great beers to the festival this year; a classic Canadian Pale Ale, Track 85, a lagered ale and Monty’s Golden Ryed Ale, a celebration of Canadian Olympic Gold Medal winner Jon Montgomery’s “golden ride” win.
Beau’s will be bringing their classics; Lugtread and Tom Green but also want to introduce two new beers. Patersbier’s official launch date is May 19th so festival goers will be some of the first to try this sessionable Belgian-style Ale. Embitterment is their limited brewery-only IPA, full of flavours of lemon balm, spearmint and peppermint and will also be available to taste.
Goose Island will be pouring their classics but also have a wonderful treat for guests at the end of the evening. Sofie and Mathilda, vintage ales, will be part of a “first and last activation” where they will be saved for a special sampling towards the end of the show.
Big Rig will be serving their Big Boot Hefeweizen, a gold medal winner at the Ontario Brewing Awards as well as their spring seasonal Hoppin’ Maibock and summer seasonal Salute Lager.
Great Lakes will have a diverse menu as they serve up their Canuck Pale Ale, Pompous Ass English Ale, Sunnyside Session IPA and Harry Porter.
This is only a small sample of brewers and the beers that will be at this year’s Spring Sessions. Tickets are still available and what better way to spend the long weekend than to be trying new beers and chilling out by the lake.