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Shall We Play A Game?


Our crack team of researchers has determined the four pillars of an incredible cottage experience are: 1) Spending time with your friends. 2) Enjoying some good beer. 3) Eating lots of food. 4) Doing fun stuff.

We’d like to focus on the ‘Doing fun stuff’ part in this blog, but if you want to see what food and brews will be there, check HERE. So, since we are all about the cottage vibes, we will be filling Fort York Garrison Common with games, games and more games. We’re also super stoked to welcome the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies who will be helping us run some of these games on-site during event. And the gang from Track & Field Bar and Bangarang Bar will be here May 19 & 20 as well.

Get Tickets to Spring Beerfest TO Saturday!

Get Tickets to Spring Beerfest TO Sunday!

Without further ado, here’s a list of games:

Soccer Billiards: This is you chance to Bend It Like Willie Mosconi! (No need to Google his name – he was one of the great pool players of all time) Stretch your legs. Challenge your friends. Bragging rights are on the line.

Bocce: Our friends at Track & Field are bringing the bocce balls. Did you know the little white marker ball is called the pallino? *mind blown*

Archery Darts: This is where you can channel your inner Katniss Everdeen and shoot some arrows at a giant dart board. Archers Arena are a bunch of legends for setting this up.

Volleyball: Yes, we are indeed setting up a volleyball court inside #SBFTO so you can bump, set, spike your way to victory. Make sure you check-in with Society Beer Drinking Ladies who will be running this one!

(Photo by Jenn Pierce)

Giant Chess: “Pardon me Brad, may i suggest Bishop to Rook 4?” Put your giant brain to use with giant chess.

Giant Jenga: Is this the blockchain everyone keeps talking about? You take a block from the bottom and you put it on top. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

INDIE 88: Yes, our awesome friends at INDIE 88 are coming to #SBFTO and they are bringing the worlds greatest street team with them. Rumour has it that their set-up includes a sweet way to get some prizes… it’s PLINKO. This might be the greatest thing ever.

Giant Connect 4: Come make a connection at #SBFTO. The name of the game is in the name of the game. You game?

Giant Beer Pong: Who amongst you will step up and be a beer pong legend? Check in with the SOBDL when you arrive to book your time to play!

Corn Hole: Bangarang Bar is bringing their cornhole masters to run this game. We suggest you start practicing your celebrations now. We are hoping that every time you toss a beanbag in the hole, you celly like there’s everyone watching… because chances are, a large amount of people will actually be watching you.

Kan Jam: This is one of our favourite outdoor games to play when we are away at the cottage. The way Kan Jam works is you place two kans at about 50 yards apart from each other while you and your teammate stand on opposite ends. One person throws a ‘flying disk’ in the direction of the can your teammate is standing next to, while your teammate attempts to hit the disk in to the kan. It’s scored up to 21. We know you’re going to pick this game up very quickly and who knows… by the time it’s all over, your team could officially be crowned the raining champs for SBFTO 2018.

This is a serious amount of games. We are really excited. BUT this could not be done without the help of a few key partners. Click the links below to get more info:

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies

Track & Field Bar

Bangarang Bar

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What is Spring BeerFest TO?


Where do we start? In a nutshell, it’s a beer festival in the spring. We are the same people who run the legendary summer event, Toronto’s Festival of Beer. We’ve been doing beer festivals for a long time. Inspired by our fans who demanded more, we launched the spring version a few years ago. We called it Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. That name was waaaaaaaay too long, so we just changed it to SpringBeerFestTO.

You can expect about 17 top notch breweries. Some you have heard of and some you haven’t. You can expect some super tasty food options. You can expect roasting marshmallows. You can expect games. You can expect a solid afternoon/evening out. Earlybird tickets are now on sale:

Get Tickets to Spring Beerfest TO Saturday!

Get Tickets to Spring Beerfest TO Sunday!

General Admission tickets are $25 and come with entry to one day of the event and a commemorative sampling mug. Hoptimized tickets are $35 and get you in an hour early, 10 tokens, a commemorative sampling mug and a buffalo plaid #SBFTO buff that looks like this:

So, put it in your calendar… May 19th & 20th, 2018 is SpringBeerFestTO. (Formerly known as Spring Sessions) Celebrate great beer, tasty food and #CottageVibes during the Victoria Day Long Weekend. All the fixings of a cottage in the heart of the city. More info soon! Go ahead and give us a follow/like on the following:

SpringBeerFestTO on Instagram

SpringBeerFestTO on Facebook

SpringBeerTO on Twitter

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