Hops of Fun
JULY 25 TO 27 A cold beer is the quintessential beverage on a sizzling summer day. Even better is being able to sample drinks—responsibly, of course—from more than 100 Canadian brewers. Toronto’s Festival of Beer (page 36) brings crowd favourites like Great Lakes Brewery, Red Racer, Left Field Brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, and Highlander Brew Co. back for this popular event, with new participants like Brickworks Ciderhouse, Junction Craft Brewing and Triple Bogey Brewing. And to wash it all down, vendors like Rock Lobster, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Rashers, Hot Bunzz (pictured) and Fidel Gastro serve savoury morsels like bacon poutine, Canadian elk-stuffed buns and grilled cheese. Saturday sees The Trews take to the stage for a live show, while Sunday brings Matthew Good to the mic. Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place, 200 Princes Blvd., $39.50 to $59.50 includes five to 10 sample tokens; visit beerfestival.ca to buy.