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Morgans/Great Lakes Brewery Earth Day Beer Dinner!

April 10th, 2013 Posted by Beer Dinners, Beer Events, Miscellaneous Beer News No Comment yet

Morgans_BeerDinner_POSCome celebrate Earth Day with Great Lakes at Morgans on the Danforth with an intimate candlelight beer dinner.

Join us for a four course, four beer wonderfully paired meal that will be a night to remember! We’ll be turning down the lights and bringing out the candles for the event. Brewery representatives will be available to answer any questions about GLB that you may have and each pairing will be discussed between each course.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Morgans at 416.461.3020. $50+ tax and tip. 6:30pm

GLB Beers:
Pompous Ass EPA
Orange Peel Ale
My Bitter Wife IPA
Harry Porter & the Fair Grounds Coffee Bean

Rogue Beer Dinner and Tap Takeover at beerbistro – September 19th

August 29th, 2012 Posted by Beer Dinners, Beer Events No Comment yet

beerbistro has announced that they will be hosting a pairing dinner and tap takeover event to celebrate the Ontario debut of draught beer from Oregon’s Rogue Brewing.

Taking place on Wednesday September 19th as part of Toronto Beer Week, the dinner will be hosted by Stephen Beaumont, and will feature 10 courses with beer pairings.

Tickets for this exclusive event are $125 plus tax and gratuity, and will be going on sale on Tuesday September 4th at 10 AM. Call beerbistro at (416) 861-9872 to reserve by credit card.

Canadian Beer News Dinner Series Continues This Friday April 27th

April 24th, 2012 Posted by Beer Dinners, Beer Events No Comment yet

The next installment in the Canadian Beer News Dinner Series is set for this Friday, April 27th at 6:30 PM, and it promises to be a fantastic night of amazing food and beer.

The dinner will feature a selection of outstanding international beers from importers Roland + Russell paired with the stunning Canadian cuisine of Victor Barry, co-owner and Chef de Cuisine of Splendido (88 Harbord Street, Toronto), one of Canada’s most celebrated and acclaimed restaurants.

Amongst the eight beers being poured to match the canapé reception and six courses will be several rare and exclusive offerings, including the Ontario debut of Hitachino Nest XH, a Belgian-style ale from Japan that has been aged for three months in sake barrels; and an exclusive appearance by De Struise Double Black, a monstrous imperial stout from Belgium that is so rare only a single case was shipped to Canada.

Only 24 seats are available for this landmark event, so those interested in attending are encouraged to act quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $150 per person (plus taxes and 18% pre-tax gratuity), and can be reserved by calling Splendido at 416.929.7788.

The full menu and other details are available after the jump.


Canadian Beer News Dinner Series #2: Great Lakes Brewery & Chef Howard Dubrovsky

December 21st, 2011 Posted by Beer Dinners, Beer Events No Comment yet


Canadian Beer News is pleased to present the second event in the Canadian Beer News Dinner Series, an ongoing series of dinners that bring together some of Canada’s top breweries and beer importers with outstanding chefs and restaurants to create unique and exciting beer and food pairing experiences.

For this event we’ll be celebrating the art of experimentation, as the adventurous beers of Great Lakes Brewery – including several special one-off brews – will be paired with the unique ‘cucina moleculare’ crafted by chef Howard Dubrovsky in the kitchen of his L.A.B. Restaurant.

Only 20 seats will be available for this dinner, so those interested in attending are encouraged to act fast!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 – 7:00 PM
L.A.B. Restaurant, 651 College St., Toronto

6 course menu with beer pairings
$95 per person including tax and gratuity

Call L.A.B. at 416.551.5025 to reserve

Founded in 1987 and independently owned by the Bulut family, Great Lakes Brewery is Toronto’s oldest craft brewery. After almost 20 years of producing exclusively lagers, the brewery launched Devil’s Pale Ale in 2006, and has since added a number of seasonal beers to its portfolio – including Green Tea Ale, Orange Peel Ale, Pumpkin Ale and Winter Ale – as well as a constantly growing list of limited edition and one-off beers, many of them served at the “Project X” open house events held each month at the brewery.

Known for his appearances on CBC’s Gill Deacon Show and other media, chef Howard Dubrovsky opened his restaurant L.A.B. (Live And Breathe) in Toronto’s Little Italy in 2010, and has gained rave reviews for his experimentation with what he describes as ‘cucina moleculare’: a new style of cooking where classic Italian fare is recreated with a modern, yet familiar style of molecular gastronomy.

Canadian Beer News is a website and news blog dedicated exclusively to coverage of Canada’s beer and brewing industry. Presenting news and information with minimal editorializing, CBN features announcements of new beer releases, brewery openings and closures, news about festivals and events, and other information from breweries all across the country.

Countdown to Golden Tap Awards

August 18th, 2010 Posted by Beer Dinners, Beer Events, Golden Tap Awards No Comment yet

The Golden Tap Awards weekend is fast approaching and it’s shaping up to be a great celebration of Ontario beer.

Friday night brings the first-ever Ontario craft beer dinner to beerbistro.  The dinner, featuring seven of the top craft breweries in Ontario paired with delicious beerbistro cuisine, will be a great kickoff to the weekend.  Tickets to the event have sold out.

Saturday is the big day, with a combination Ontario craft beer festival and awards announcement gala, also at beerbistro.  With over 25 Ontario craft breweries attending the festival, it will be one of the best opportunities to try the diversity and quality of craft beer in the province. Breweries participating in the festival include:

  • Black Oak
  • Beau’s
  • Denison’s
  • Cheshire Valley
  • Great Lakes
  • Grand River
  • Granite
  • Cameron’s
  • Muskoka
  • Kichessippi
  • C’est What?
  • King
  • Steam Whistle
  • Amsterdam
  • Flying Monkeys
  • Railway City
  • Lake of Bays
  • Niagara’s Best
  • County Durham
  • Neustadt
  • Saint Andre
  • Church Key
  • Wellington
  • Mill Street
  • Duggan’s
  • Publican House

At the event you will be able to try sample-sized portions of all the beers available, plus try delicious beerbistro cuisine.  As you sample the beers you will be able to vote for the “Best of the Fest” which will win a special Golden Tap Award as well.

The Golden Tap Awards festival begins at 4pm on Saturday, August 21st.  The awards show begins at 8pm, where we will hand out all the awards that were voted upon and the Editor’s Circle selections.  Admission is free, and you can purchase food and drink tickets at the event.

GTA Craft Beer Dinner Tickets On Sale August 3rd

July 30th, 2010 Posted by Beer Dinners, Golden Tap Awards No Comment yet

As part of this year’s Golden Tap Awards, we will be hosting an all-Ontario craft beer dinner at beerbistro on Friday, August 20th. This dinner will be a seven-course tasting menu paired with some of the finest craft beers in Ontario – participating breweries include Beau’s, Granite, Grand River, Denison’s, Black Oak, Great Lakes and Mill Street.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 3rd at 10am. The cost of the tickets are $48 each which is great value for a beerbistro dinner. Tickets can be reserved by calling beerbistro at 416-861-9872. The dinner begins at 6pm.

The Golden Tap Awards will be announcing the award winners alongside an all-Ontario craft beer festival at beerbistro on Saturday, August 21st, beginning at 4pm. You can still vote for the Golden Tap Awards until August 10th.

Hops For The Hospital

July 7th, 2010 Posted by Beer Dinners No Comment yet

On September 1, 2010, Chancey Smith’s (130 King Street, London) will be hosting a special charitable event featuring gourmet food paired with Ontario-made, craft-brewed beer.

This event is called Hops for the Hospital and celebrates local healthcare, local food and local craft brewers – all in support of the highest-priority needs of the Department of Medical Imaging at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).

Tickets are $100 and include your four-course gourmet meal featuring four different Ontario craft-brewed beer selections.

To purchase tickets, please contact Matt Brown at or 519.685.8500 ext. 52017.

More info:

Koningshoeven Beer Dinner at The Golden Kiwi

May 3rd, 2010 Posted by Beer Dinners No Comment yet

The Golden Kiwi (47 Dickson St., Cambridge) will be presenting a four-course beer dinner on Tuesday, May 11th, with each course paired with a beer from Dutch Trappist brewery Koningshoeven.

Here are the full details and menu as provided by the Kiwi:

Tues. May 11th – 7pm

47 Dickson St. Cambridge 519-622-3722

featuring  the Koningshoeven Brewmaster and Manager

4  COURSES  @  $50.00 per person

GOATCHEESE, Macadamia Nut, Rosemary, and Dry Cherry Filo Pinwheels
served with WITTE

MIXED GREEN SALAD and SEARED  SCALLOP served with a Brown Butter- Squash and Sage Drizzle
made & served with DUBBEL

made & served with TRIPEL

CHOCOLATE  MOUSSE served with Mango, Lychees, and Berries.
made & served with QUADRUPEL

Coffee/ Tea

Brewers Plate Toronto 2010

April 15th, 2010 Posted by Beer Dinners No Comment yet

This year’s edition of Brewers Plate Toronto will be taking place on Wednesday May 26th, 7pm at Hart House in the University of Toronto. Here’s some info on the event:

Brewers Plate Toronto has built an enviable reputation as one of the first and foremost locavore celebrity events in the city showcasing outstanding Ontario chefs whose dishes are charmingly paired with local craft brews.

The event is rooted in slow food principles and uses local sustainable produce created with agricultural methods which promote and enhance biodiversity.

The Brewer’s Plate brings to the table a rich and complex, local feast and deliciously demonstrates the viability of import substitution.

Celebrating the sell-out success of last year’s event, we welcome back Jamie Kennedy, Brad Long, Mark Cutrara, Marc Breton, Karen Vaz and Brook Kavanagh as our founding Brewer’s Plate chefs who, together with other distinguished Toronto culinary masters such as Michael Steh, will bring to the table a host of delicious local treats paired with local brews for your delight.

Our highly skilled Craft Brewers brought in exclusively from the Province are offering you an extraordinary variety of beers, and new for 2010 we are pleased to offer a food pairing with a locally crafted cider.

Meet the chefs and Master Brewers from Black Oak, Cameron’s, Great Lakes, Mill St, Steamwhistle, Wellington’s and County Cider Co. New this year is Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Heritage Brewing, Scotch Irish Brewing, and Nickel Brook Beers.

Enjoy the live entertainment, the good humour of our Patron David Crombie, our silent and live auctions, and great conversations!

The Brewers Plate supports the work of Green Enterprise Ontario, a not for profit organization dedicated to bringing local, sustainable food to the marketplace, building the capacity of locally-owned businesses and promoting a healthy environment, strong communities, and buying local first.

Tickets for Brewers Plate Toronto are $150, and are available now via the event website.