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Spring Beerfest TO is Back and Tickets Go On Sale April 9!


That’s right! The ultimate cottage in the city party is back again with amazing cottage games, delicious beer, and tasty food trucks for your enjoyment. Who needs the real cottage anyway when you have this event right in your backyard, right? It all goes down at Fort York: Garrison Common during the Victoria Day long weekend (May 18 & 19).

Tickets for Spring Beerfest TO go on-sale April 9th at 11am and cost $24.00 but you can purchase your tickets before anyone else if you sign up to our email list! Also, feel free to give us a follow and a like on our social channels below! Much appreciated. #BeerLove #SBFTO2019

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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.

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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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Get Your #SBFTO Tickets!


It’s true friends… Spring Beerfest TO is now on sale. Your May Two Plans have been booked. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Alert the media. Send a raven. Earlybird pricing ends April 24 or sooner if the Earlybird tickets sell out. See you at Fort York Garrison Common on May 19 or 20.

Event Info:

Spring Beerfest TO is May 19th and 20th at Fort York Garrison Common. Hours are 1pm to 7pm each day, but a Hoptimized ticket gets you in at Noon – an hour earlier. And gets you this sweet buffalo plaid buff…

Ticket Info:

General Admission Tickets are only $25. Consider upgrading your experience with a $35 Hoptimized Ticket which gets you early entry, 10 tokens (for food or brews) and our buffalo plaid Spring Beerfest TO Buff. (pictured above)

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Beer & Cider & Food:

There will be at least 17 brewers in attendance, which include Big Rock Brewery, Brickworks Ciderhouse, High Park Brewery, Moosehead Brewery, Mill Street Brewery, Landshark Lager, Waterloo Brewing, Lost Craft Brewing Co, Great Lakes Brewery, Spearhead Brewing Company, and No Boats On Sunday Cider alongside a whole host of food trucks including Mustache Burger, Tiny Toms, Chimney Stax Baking Company and more.

Cottage Vibes:

Besides the brews and the food, there will be a whole bunch of games to play. Giant Jenga. Giant Connect 4. Giant Chess. Soccer Billiards. Archery tag courtesy Archers Arena. Bocce courtesy of Track & Field. Cornhole courtesy Bangarang Bar. Some pics below to give you an idea pf what we’re talking about…

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#SBFTO is May 19 & 20, 2018


From the people who bring you Toronto’s Festival of Beer! Spring BeerFest TO IS NOW ON SALE and will happen May 19 & 20, 2018. There are two ticket types: General Admission tickets and Hoptimized tickets. You must be legal drinking age 19+ to purchase. Proper ID is required. We love children, but there are no children permitted on site. We also love pets, but unfortunately you need to leave your pet at home. This event happens rain or shine. This is an outdoor event. There are no refunds or exchanges. There will be be no refunds in the event of cancellation due to inclement weather. No in & out privileges. Please drink responsibly. Here are some common questions we get asked…

Where is Spring BeerFest TO?

Spring BeerFest TO happens at Fort York: Garrison Common. HERE is a map.

When is Spring BeerFest TO?

Saturday and Sunday of the May Two Four Weekend. Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20, 2018.

What are the hours of Spring BeerFest TO?

1pm to 7pm on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Hoptimized ticket purchasers will be allowed entry at Noon – an hour earlier than everyone else. Taps turn off at 6:30pm on both days.

Are tickets on sale now? (Hint: yes)

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What comes with a ticket?

General Admission tickets are $20 and come with entry to one day of the event and a commemorative sampling mug.

Hoptimized tickets are $30 and get you in an hour early, 10 tokens, a commemorative sampling mug and a buffalo plaid #SBFTO buff that looks like this: 

How do I get to Spring BeerFest TO?

Transit or cab is the best way to get to the event. Please do not drive. HERE are the best routes direct from the source: the people at Fort York Garrison Common

Can I leave and come back in?

There are no in/out privileges.

What happens if it rains?

This is an outdoor event. Please come prepared. The event happens rain or shine. You can bring your rain gear. Make sure you bring a rain jacket and rain boots are probably not a bad idea either. Umbrellas are allowed.

Is there parking?

We highly recommend you do not drive, but understand that some designated drivers need to find parking. Fort York Garrison Common list THESE as the closet parking spots.

Can I cover Spring BeerFest TO as Media?

Please email and put in your request.

Can I be a vendor at Spring BeerFest TO?

We are pretty full up this year, but we run many events throughout the year. Reach out to to see if there is a future fit!

Can I bring my children?

This is a 19+ event that includes beer. Although we love children, they will not be allowed on the grounds. This also means that we cannot allow babies in. This is tough for us, because babies are the best. No strollers, no babies, no children. We can only admit those who are 19+.

Can I bring my dog/cat/parrot/baby goat?

No pets with the exception of service animals and their human. You can, however, show us pictures of your pet when you are here.

Where do babies come from?


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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:

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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:

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Recap of Last Year: What A Weekend!


What a weekend! As we clean off our white sneakers and look back, a few things come to mind. Here’s a list of takeaways from a glorious weekend that included a little Saturday sun, a little Sunday rain and whole lotta cottage vibes…

The Trews Are Incredible: Seriously, Colin’s voice hitting those high notes in Highway of Heroes made me shed a tear.  And that encore. No words. Too good.

Rain Can’t Stop The Pouring: We had 18 brewers and thousands of attendees who powered through some serious sunshine on Saturday and some serious rain on Sunday.

Elliott Brood Are Cottage Vibes: These guys just have the perfect sound for a long weekend. I mean, the vibe on Saturday with the sun and the food and the brews and the people was unreal.

Roasting Marshmallows Is An Art: A 4pm each day, we sparked the fire pits and broke out the marshmallows. Roasting a marshmallow is a simple pleasure. Impossible not to smile when you crush a perfectly golden brown roast.

Soccer Darts Is Hard: We are thankful for Toronto Sport & Social Club for bringing some sporting activities to Spring Sessions. It was super cool to try soccer darts, but it also exposed a weakness in our footy game. Gotta get practicing. See you next year.

Bocce Is Perfect: There is no greater past time on earth. You can hold a brew in one hand and toss some bocce balls in the the other. It’s like there is balance in the force.

Pairs With Beer: Funny how things just pair so well with beer. Tiny Toms Donuts. Chimney Stax Mac n Cheese (with the beer cheese sauce), Smoke’s Poutine… we could go on.

All in all, a pretty solid May 2-4 Long Weekend. We hope you enjoyed yourself. Yes, we are doing it all again next year. Same time, same place.




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