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Toronto's First Holiday Craft Beer Fest

By Suresh Doss
December 20, 2013

If plates of bacon chili cheese tacos and pints of spiced ale are your favorite way to kick off the holiday season, then check out the inaugural Christmas-themed craft beer festival taking place tomorrow.

Hosted by Bloor West restaurant Tallboys, the event boasts an impressive lineup of breweries including; Beau's, Amsterdam, Flying Monkeys, Junction Craft, Railway City.
So what's so special about this beer fest? All breweries will be pouring seasonal beers and one-offs, making it a real holiday treat for beer geeks.

Here are a few reasons why you should head over to CSI tomorrow (beside's the fact that admission is free): 
-Steam whistle will be pouring unfiltered versions of their popular pilsner, which isn't available on store shelves. The unfiltered versions are yeastier with an apprecitable amount of bitterness and body.

-Beau's will be pouring their Kissmeyer Nordic pale ale & Tom Green milk stout. 

-Kensington Brewing Company can't seem to make enough Santa's 'Stache a spiced ale & fisheye. Both beers will be at the event

-Iain McOustra of Amsterdam brewery promises a special one-off keg, including the popular Vicar's Vice ale.

-Railway City Brewing Company will be featuring a festive cranberry lager and Honey Elixir.


Food will be provided Tallboys, the menu will feature a variety of tacos and spicy bacon chili.

Admission is free; $10 for a carnival sampling cup and 2 beer tickets

Dec 20, 12-8 PM. Centre for Social Innovation (720 Bathurst).

 
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