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July 02, 2006

LCBO Beer Events for July & August

Here's a list of beer tastings & events taking place at LCBO locations throughout the province in July & August. These events provide a good opportunity to discover some beers you haven't tried yet, or rediscover some old favourites. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, although there may be a nominal charge for samples. Note that paid events require advance registration, and events may be cancelled or postponed, so you should contact your local location to confirm details.


LCBO Summerhill | 10 Scrivener Square, Toronto | 416 922-0403

Friday, July 21 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
GREAT BARBECUE BEERS
Join us in the Events Kitchen to sample two great beers, perfect for your barbecue dinner this weekend. Try Cool Lager, with its golden amber colour, toasted malt aromas and clean finish. Next, try Cameron's Cream Ale. It has a floral/fruity aroma with a touch of buckwheat honey, is mildly sweet and has a slightly smoky flavour.

Friday, July 21 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
HOLSTEN
Indugle in a German beer today. Come in to the Events Kitchen and sample Holsten Maibock and Holsten Festbock. The Maibock is straw yellow in colour, medium- to full-bodied with a sweet, malty mid-palate and pleasant bitter finish. It’s great with some traditional German schnitzel and sauage. The Festbook has a deep amber colour and sweet roasted malt and coffee aromas with a long finish. Try it with stews or some good old baked beans.

Saturday, July 22 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm
STEAM WHISTLE INDIE SPOTLIGHT AT THE LCBO
Want to see a live band on your next visit to the LCBO? Mark the date and make sure you don’t miss “The Suits XL” live in the Events Kitchen. Steam Whistle will be sampling its Pilsner; while Ellen McKinney from Food TV’s Fresh and Wild show will be cooking and singing with beer.

Friday, July 28 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 29 | 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 30 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
LCBO SUMMERHILL ONTARIO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Join us over three days to sample some great beers from the Ontario Craft Brewers. The following brewers will be in attendance: Amsterdam Brewery, Better Bitters Brewing Company, Black Oak Brewing Company, Brick Brewing Co. Limited, Cameron’s Brewing Company, Cool Beer Brewing, Great Lakes Brewery, Heritage Brewing, King Brewery, Lakes of Muskoka Cottage Brewery, Mill Street Brewery, Niagara’s Best Beer, Skeena Brewing Co., Trafalgar Brewing, Walkerville Brewing, and Wellington Brewery.


LCBO The Kingsway | 2946 Bloor Street West, Toronto | 416 239-3066

Friday, July 21 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 22 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
NICKEL BROOK
Burlington’s micro brewery invites you to sample their ale in the Events Kitchen today. Unlike most traditional ales, Better Bitters Brewing Co. uses three different malted barleys creating a medium-bodied amberish ale. They then select European hops and yeast, naturally carbonating and aging the beer for almost four weeks. This produces incredibly smooth ale. Try it in the Events Kitchen with portobello Mushrooms in Nickel Brook Ale.

Friday, July 28 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 29 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
WEST COAST BEER
Join us to sample this tasty beer from the West Coast. Kokanee is pale gold in colour with flowery hop aromas, very light on the palate with a smooth, refreshing finish. It’s a perfect match for salted nuts, chicken wings and ribs with hot sauce.


LCBO Bayview Village | 2901 Bayview Avenue, North York | 416 222-7658

Friday, July 21 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 22 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
NICKEL BROOK
Burlington’s micro brewery invites you to sample their ale in the Events Kitchen today. Unlike most traditional ales, Better Bitters Brewing Co. uses three different malted barleys creating a medium-bodied amberish ale. They then select European hops and yeast, naturally carbonating and aging the beer for almost four weeks. This produces incredibly smooth ale. Try it in the Events Kitchen with pate and garlic toast with sausage cooked in ale.

Friday, July 28 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 29 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
MILL STREET
Looking to try something new? Sample two beers from an Ontario Craft Brewer today. Mill Street brings you its Coffee Porter and Stock Ale. The Porter is made with coffee beans supplied by the Distillery District’s Balzac's Coffee, and offers a rich, full and unique flavour. Currently, there are no other coffee-flavoured beers in the Ontario market. The Stock Ale is a golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops – no fillers or adjuncts. There’ll be a cooking demonstration with these beers so you can enjoy them fully.


LCBO Maple | 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive, Maple | 905 832-1367

Wednesday, August 9 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
ONTARIO CRAFT BREWERS | $25
Tonight, we will explore the craft of brewing and discover the wonderful diversity of beer. Join us for an exciting and educational tasting of beer styles from our own Ontario Craft Brewers. The glorious days of patio get-togethers and barbecuing are just around the corner. Join us in sampling a selection of beer perfect for summer entertaining.


LCBO Millcroft Centre | 2900 Appleby Line, Burlington | 905 336-6200

Friday, July 28 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 29 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
STEINLAGER
Be one of the first to try this new lager from New Zealand. It has a deep golden colour; cereal, hay and hop aromas; and a hoppy bitter finish. It comes in a 6-pack so why not pick one up and share with friends over a curry or Chinese food? Sample some today along with tasty hors d'oeuvres from M&M Meats.

Monday, August 1 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
ON TAP - BEERS TO PUT ON ICE | $20
Come summer everything lightens up – brews included. Join us for this world tour featuring some of the finest brews to highlight your summer season. Included will be a few recipes on beer marinades for the backyard chef to enjoy!


LCBO Exmouth Street | 1330 Exmouth Street, Sarnia | 519 542-6836

Thursday, July 20 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
CELEBRATE CANADIAN BREW | $20
Celebrate Canadian brew with a twist! Join our Product Consultant as we explore the craft of brewing and discover the wonderful diversity of Canadian beer. Here’s the twist – it’s a blind beer tasting. Tonight, leave your preconceived notions at the door and rely only on your senses to guide you through this tour.

Friday, July 21 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
STEINLAGER
Be one of the first to try this new lager from New Zealand. It has a deep golden colour; cereal, hay and hop aromas; and a hoppy bitter finish. It comes in a 6-pack so why not pick one up and share with friends over a curry or Chinese food? Mike’s Hard Berry and Yuha Citrus Mango will also be available so sample some today along with tasty hors d'oeuvres from M&M Meats.

Thursday, August 3 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
BEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD | $25
Come and discover why the many styles of beer from around the world are as distinct as the people that brew them. Let our Product Consultant be your tour guide to discover the world of beer, and give your taste buds a tour they will not soon forget.


LCBO Fairview Mall | 311 Geneva Street, St. Catharines | 905 646-1818

Wednesday, August 2 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
BEER: A STAPLE FOR CANADIAN LONG WEEKENDS | $25
Long weekends are made for barbecuing. Tonight, our Product Consultant will guide you through a tasting of the best beers the LCBO has to offer to complement your backyard bash. Join us as we sample a selection of beer perfect for summer entertaining.

Friday, July 28 | 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 29 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
STEINLAGER
Be one of the first to try this new lager from New Zealand. It has a deep golden colour; cereal, hay and hop aromas; and a hoppy bitter finish. It comes in a 6-pack so why not pick one up and share with friends over a curry or Chinese food? Sample some today along with tasty hors d'oeuvres from M&M Meats.


LCBO Nepean Crossroads | 543 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean | 613 224-4333

Monday, July 31 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
BEER | $20
Beer offers so many flavours and so many styles, each unique and distinctive. Tonight, we explore the craft of brewing and discover the wonderful diversity of beer. Join us for an exciting and educational tasting of classic beer styles from around the world.


LCBO Rideau Street | 275 Rideau Street, Ottawa | 613 789-5226

Friday, July 21 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 22 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm
SLEEMAN
Join us to sample to brews from Sleeman, one of the fastest growing premium brewers in North America. Try the Sleeman Cream Ale, the first brand produced by the two Guelph brewers, and Original Draught, one of the newest, with some great fingers foods provided by The Honest Lawyer.

Saturday, July 29 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm
STEAM WHISTLE INDIE SPOTLIGHT AT THE LCBO
Want to see a live band on your next visit to the LCBO? Mark the date and make sure you don’t miss “The Suits” live in the Events Kitchen. Steam Whistle will be sampling its Pilsner; while Ellen McKinney from Food TV’s Fresh and Wild show will be cooking and singing with beer.


LCBO The Roundhouse Centre | 3165 Howard Avenue, Windsor | 519 972-1772

Friday, July 28 | 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 29 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
POZNAŃ
Come and try Tsykie, the most popular beer brand in Poland. The Poznań brewery has several hundred years of experience in brewing, and its adherence to strict international standards and advanced technologies assure top quality in its beers. Also try Poznań’s flagship brand, Lech. Both go well with light appetizers, fish dishes and sandwiches.

Wednesday, August 2 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
BEER TASTING | $20
The glorious days of patio get-togethers and barbecuing are here, and what better way to celebrate than by tasting and learning about some great brews from around the world! Tonight, we will explore the craft of brewing and discover the wonderful diversity of beer, each unique and distinctive – perfect for your summer enjoyment and entertaining.

Posted by Bar Towel News Editor at July 2, 2006 01:57 PM