Categories: Beer EventsPublished On: May 26, 2011


Greg Clow


If you’re out and about in Toronto this weekend and looking for something beer-related to do, you’ll have a few of options to choose from…

Saturday May 28th

Great Lakes Annual Spring Charity BBQ
Great Lakes Brewery, 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd., Etobicoke
12:00 noon to 6:00 PM
This always fun event will feature beer, BBQing, live music and a kids fun zone with games and prizes. This year’s proceeds will be going to the Franklin Horner Community Centre, which provides a meeting space in the Alderwood and South Etobicoke area for community groups as well as a range of programs to families with children under six, youth, seniors/older adults and newcomer groups.

Amsterdam Brewery Feature
Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen Street East
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
A drop-in style social with a number of Amsterdam beers on tap and cask, including one-off collaboration brew Pink Ribbon Mild (proceeds to The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation) as well as Boneshaker IPA, Boneshaker IPA Double Dry-Hopped, Tempest Imperial Stout and Oak-Aged CJM Brown Royale. No cover, just pay for what you drink.

Sunday May 29th

The Brewery Market
Wychwood Barns, Barn #4, 601 Christie Street
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Launch of a new event series being presented by the Bar Towel on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. At each event, a different Ontario brewery will be on hand pouring a few of their beers, and pizza freshly baked in the outdoor oven will also be available. The first event will feature Flying Monkeys Brewery. Partial proceeds to The Stop Community Food Centre, co-presenter of the Brewery Market.

Muskoka Mad Tom Launch Party
Marben, 488 Wellington West|
6:00 PM
Launch event for Muskoka Brewery‘s new Mad Tom IPA, in conjunction with Marben’s monthly pig roast on the patio. $25 per person, reservations recommended.

All in all, this weekend looks like a great kick-off for what will hopefully be a summer filled with great beer events in Toronto. So get out there and enjoy!