It’s back! The Forest City Beer Fest is about the joy of craft beer and we think you should check it out.
On Saturday, August 15th from 3 pm – 11 pm pop by the Covent Garden Market and enjoy a great line-up of regional craft breweries as well as some great local food creations.
We’re proud to support the craft beer industry in Ontario, just like we’re proud to support many other grassroots initiatives in the community we call home. We do this because we believe in the value that new start-ups and start-up culture bring our community. (And not just because we like beer.) And what’s good for the community, is good for us – both as a firm and as individuals. We don’t just work in this community, we live and play here too.
We love it when entrepreneurs start something new. At the Forest City Beer Fest, you can support these talented folks, and have a good time too.
Also be sure to check out other great beer events taking place over the weekend
FRIDAY, August 14th
Forest City Beer Fest presents: ‘Brewing and the Development of Ontario’
Featuring author & beer historian Jordan St. John speaking about the early days & growth of Ontario breweries
6:00 pm , Friday, August 14th at Attic Books
240 Dundas st – $5 admission at the door, all ages
You may think of beer as a refreshing summer quaff, but Canada’s brewers have been partially responsible for the speed with which this country developed. Join Beer Historian Jordan St. John as he explores the role of brewing in Ontario’s early development.
FRIDAY, August 14th
Forest City Beer Fest Presents: ‘Barhopping Into History Walking Tour’
Featuring author Kym Wolfe as your guide to London’s historic pubs
Friday, August 14th, 7:15 pm departing from Attic Books
240 Dundas st – $15 per person (includes walking tour and a pint at the final stop)
Limited to 15 persons per tour. Click here to buy tickets directly from Kym Wolfe’s website
Starts at Attic Books at 7:15 p.m., ends at Chaucer’s Pub. Along the way we’ll view some of London’s oldest surviving taverns & heritage buildings now operating as bars. Learn about local brewing, bars and other interesting historic trivia.
Following the success of last summer’s five sold-out Tavern Tours, Kym is back with a new route, based on the bars highlighted in the book “Barhopping Into History”. How did taverns survive prohibition? Why was London a health tourism destination in the late 1800s? Where was Whiskey Row? Join Kym for a pleasant stroll, an enjoyable social evening…and you just might learn something!
Sunday, August 16th
Toboggan Brewing presents: ‘Brewmaster’s Brunch’
Hosted by Stephen Rich of Sweetgrass Brewing
Brewmaster, Certified Cicerone, BJCP Judge
Sunday, August 16th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brewmaster’s Brunch is a free event for industry and the pubic to relax and get their mojo back after a late night. Fill up your mug with coffee (or otherwise!) and recharge your batteries with brunch fare from the 519 kitchen.
Event features a discussion panel led by Stephen Rich from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Panel is composed of brewmasters and other beer industry insiders, followed by audience Q&A.