THE CRAFT BEER SCENE IN TORONTO—AND ACROSS THE PROVINCE—CONTINUES TO EXPAND. CHECK OUT SOME OF THE TOP OFFERINGS DURING ONTARIO CRAFT BEER WEEK AND AT FINE BREWPUBS AND BARS AROUND TOWN.
Session Toronto kicks off Ontario Craft Beer Week this weekend at Yonge-Dundas Square
Ontario Craft Beer Week returns for a sixth annual celebration of small-batch brews. Hundreds of events are scheduled from June 12 to 21 at venues throughout the province—pub crawls, brewmaster dinners, and tours of such facilities as Steam Whistle and Mill Street breweries are just a taste of the offerings. Visit ocbweek.ca for a full list of events and locations.
BY DAVID ORT
Block Three Brewing Company is worth the drive to St. Jacobs
A distinctive feature of any craft beer is that the personal touch of its brewer tends to be quite obvious. In the past few years, more and more Ontarians have joined the club of brewers, adding their own signature to the local beer scene. In Toronto, beer drinkers have an exciting number of opportunities to taste the interesting new lagers, porters and ales being produced outside the city, but there’s not nearly enough retail space for those of us looking to purchase more than a pint or two at a restaurant. That’s a compelling reason, I think, to pack the car and spend a few days discovering some of the province’s best breweries for yourself.