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Brewer’s Bearded Pub Crawl

September 23rd, 2010 Posted by Beer Events, Site News No Comment yet

Just announced! A Kensington Market pub crawl on Thursday Sept 23 as part of Toronto Beer Week, featuring Davey from Beau’s, Jon from Muskoka, and John from Great Lakes. There will be some swag awarded along the way, and lots of great local beer.

Pub Crawl Route:

Ronnie’s Local – 8pm

La Palette – 8:40

Burger Bar – 9:20

Caplansky’s – 10:00

Cloak & Dagger – 10:40

Lost Abbey/Port Tasting at Toronto Beer Week

September 8th, 2010 Posted by Beer Events, Site News No Comment yet

As part of Toronto Beer Week, The Bar Towel is presenting an exclusive Lost Abbey and Port Brewing beer tasting at beerbistro.  beerbistro is the only restaurant in Ontario where you will find the beers of Lost Abbey and Port.

Taking place on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6pm, the tasting will feature 4 Lost Abbey beers (Carnevale, Red Barn, Avant Garde, and Lost and Found) along with Port Old Viscosity and Port Older Viscosity. Brewer Matt Tweedy will be on hand to guide you through the beers, and share his experiences working at the brewery.  Cass Enright of The Bar Towel will host the tasting.

Tickets are $25 per person which includes all six samples.  They are available now by calling beerbistro at 416-861-9872.

Sign up for Bar Towel E-News

September 5th, 2010 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

We’ve been getting some requests to create an e-mail newsletter as another way of keeping beer lovers informed in Ontario and beyond.  So we did it!  If you’re interested in receiving periodic e-mail updates on what’s happening with The Bar Towel and the beer scene, please register here or using the form below.

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The Bar Towel Announces Picaroons Private Order

June 28th, 2010 Posted by Consignment & Private Orders, Site News No Comment yet

The Bar Towel, through its partner corporation Cecktor Limited, is happy to announce that it has been appointed the Ontario representative for Picaroons Traditional Ales of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Picaroons, brewed by the Northampton Brewing Company, is the second brewery partner of The Bar Towel Specialty Beer Imports / Cecktor Limited, an affiliate of The Bar Towel dedicated to offering unique products to Ontario beer lovers.  This relationship with Picaroons also strengthens the Free Our Beer initiative, an offshoot of The Bar Towel dedicated to reforming Ontario’s beer retailing system.

At the same time we are also happy to launch a Private Order for Picaroons for Ontario consumers.  Effective immediately, Ontario consumers can order full cases of Picaroons Best Bitter Ale, Man’s Best Friend Porter, Timber Hog Stout, Yippee IPA and Feel’s Good Pilsner.  You can find out more about this order and place your order securely online here.

Bar Towel Introduces New Publishing System

December 28th, 2009 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

The Bar Towel is proud to announce its move to a new publishing system for Ontario beer news! The new system (WordPress) should allow for a cleaner interface and more functionality to come. Comments and feedback are welcome – e-mail any thoughts to cass@bartowel.com.  If anyone is following Bar Towel news via RSS, please update to this feed.

Bar Towel Radio – Live from Volo Cask Days

October 18th, 2008 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

Today we’re doing something different – quick, raw, “live” interviews from the Brewer’s Brunch at Volo Cask Days.
Listen to the interviews here.

Southern Tier on Bar Towel Radio

May 10th, 2008 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

We’re proud to announce a new episode of Bar Towel Radio, an interview with Phin DeMink and Paul Cain of Southern Tier Brewing from Lakewood, New York. Phin and Paul were in Toronto recently to celebrate the pending release of their Southern Tier IPA at the LCBO.
Get it from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here. We’ve got some more episodes coming down the pipe so keep your eyes open for them.

New episode of Bar Towel Radio

April 22nd, 2008 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

Well, it’s been a little while, but we’re proud to announce a new episode of Bar Towel Radio, an interview with Brian Morin and Dayna Guy of beerbistro.
Get it from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here. We’ve got some more episodes coming down the pipe so keep your eyes open for them.

Three new episodes of Bar Towel Radio

October 17th, 2007 Posted by Site News No Comment yet

On October 14th at Rowers on Harbord Street, Industry SOS hosted a new event called the Independent Boast & Toast. This event featured various beers from Ontario craft breweries including Denison’s, Trafalgar, St Andre, Great Lakes and Nickel Brook.
At the event we recorded a series of Bar Towel Radio episodes with some of the participating brewers. They are now available, interviews with John Romano from the Nickel Brook Brewery, Lindsey Key of Trafalgar Ales & Meads and Michael Hancock of Denison’s Brewing Company. Get them from Bar Towel Radio’s home page or subscribe to the feed here. Watch for more episodes in the coming days.