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Celebrate Ontario’s craft beers At Toronto’s Roundhouse Park

By Food in Canada staff   

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TORONTO—Steam Whistle Brewing, one of Ontario’s most-established and accomplished craft brewers, is bringing together 33 independent craft brewers from across Ontario for a celebration of the province’s beers with The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival.

Taking place August 11-12, 2018 at Roundhouse Park in the heart of downtown Toronto, this weekend-long event that includes some of the city’s finest food trucks and live entertainment. Proceeds from the festival will support the Toronto Railway Heritage Museum.

“When we look around Ontario, we can’t help but be excited at the number of craft brewers that have shown a commitment to traditional brewing practices,” says Steam Whistle Brewing director of marketing Tim McLaughlin. “The sector has grown exponentially in recent years, giving beer lovers a diversity of choice the likes of which they have never before seen.”


The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will only showcase beers from breweries that are independently owned and brew in smaller batches using artisanal styles and all-natural, undiluted quality ingredients.

The roster of participants joining Steam Whistle at The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival is a who’s who of Ontario beers, including:

  • All or Nothing Brewhouse;
  • Amsterdam Brewery;
  • Barnstormer Brewing Co.;
  • Beau’s All-Natural Brewing Co.;
  • Big Rig Brewery;
  • Big Rock Brewery;
  • Black Oak Brewing Co.;
  • Bobcaygeon Brewing Co.;
  • Cameron’s Brewing Co.;
  • Caribou Inc.;
  • Collective Arts Brewing;
  • The Collingwood Brewery;
  • Cowbell Brewing Co.;
  • Duxbury Cider Co.;
  • Great Lakes Brewery;
  • Henderson Brewing Co.;
  • Ironwood Cider;
  • Lake of Bays Brewing;
  • Maclean’s Ales;
  • Muskoka Brewery;
  • Nickel Brook Brewing Co.;
  • Old Flame Brewing Co.;
  • Peoples Pint Brewing Co.;
  • Publican House Brewery;
  • Railway City Brewing Co.;
  • Redline Brewhouse;
  • Rorschach Brewing Co.;
  • Saulter Street Brewery;
  • Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.;
  • Side Launch Brewing Co.;
  • Thornburry Village Cider House;
  • Wellington Brewery.

The event will include a Bluegrass Brunch on August 12, with free pancakes at 11AM to visitors to enjoy along with the sounds of Toronto-based band Dirty Dishes. Other live music acts slated to appear on the Exclaim! Magazine Stage include pop rockers Good Kid, indie

pop band Beuller and punk outfit Bad Waitress on Saturday, while Sunday will see surf rockers Bullit, rockabilly group Bloodshot Bill and the unique country/punk sounds of Blind Matty take the stage.

Sunday will also include Yoga Untapped, a yoga class in the Steam Whistle Hall hosted by LuluLemon. A ticket to spend an hour getting stretchy and bendy inside the Roundhouse is also good for admission to The Craft Beer Festival outside the Roundhouse.

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