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Brewer's Backyard: The Brewers of Great Friday

From their website:

Great Friday, our next event coming up on Friday, April 18th is going to be a special one-of-a-kind Brewer’s Backyard.

First off, as our event starts the long weekend, rather than finishes it (which is usually the case), we’re going to extend our hours of operation.  So Great Friday will run from 12pm until 6pm.  That’s an extra two hours of fun, and the Evergreen shuttle bus will also be extended until 7pm to accommodate our added time.

We’re also excited to be welcoming to the Brewer’s Backyard some first time participants.  We’ll be featuring the beers of Double Trouble, Junction Craft and Mill Street, along with food from Bricks and Mortar.  We’ll have some special and unique goodies from all of our participants, so stay tuned for more details on the menu.

But that’s not all!  Since we all don’t need to wake up for work the following day (remember we’re on Friday next time!), we’re thrilled to be partnering with Mill Street for an exclusive after-party at the Mill Street Beer Hall in the Distillery District.  So from 5:30pm until 7pm, we’ll be running a free shuttle bus going down to the Beer Hall.  Mill Street is devising some exclusive goodies for us when we arrive, and this will make for a most excellent way of kicking off the long weekend in style.

As usual, everything at the Brewer’s Backyard is free admission, which includes our main event as well as the after-party.  You can purchase tickets for food and drink at the event as usual, using cash or credit.  And of course we’re an all-ages and family-friendly event.  Since things will (hopefully) be warmer by Great Friday, we’ll be in our usual Koerner Gardens area of the Brick Works, with the Young Welcome Centre acting as a backup in the case of inclement weather.  We’ll be continuing to announce more details about the event in the coming weeks, but it’s shaping up to be one of our best yet. 

We hope to see you there!

From the Brewer's Backyard website and their twitter feed:

On tap at Great Friday:

Mill Street - Tankhouse & Organic, plus the new 100th Meridian and Spring Thaw!

Hops and Robbers - Hops & Fire and Cheshire Valley - Robust Porter!

Junction Craft - Brakeman's Session Ale + 3 more tasty treats!

There’s going to be a couple of amazing dishes from Bricks and Mortar:

Santa Maria Tritip Sandwich: BBQ Smoked Tritip, with Santa Maria rub topped with creamy coleslaw and candied Jalapeños

Mac and Cheese: Over a buttermilk waffle and garnished with roasted red pepper

Plus beer mustard if you choose to top off either!

And remember, for this event only we’re doing a special shuttle bus down to the Mill Street Beer Hall, where there will be an exclusive promotion for Brewer’s Backyard guests – $10 for a Mill Street stein of beer, and you get to keep the stein!


Getting there: There is a free shuttle bus to and from The Brickworks; the shuttle sits just north of Broadview subway station by a little parkette.  Here is a link to more info.:

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  • Craig

    Thanks to everyone who attended; I found the Event very enjoyable. To drink I stuck almost exclusively to Junction's offerings: I had their Sprink Bock, Black Lager, ESB and Stout; my only deviation was Hops & Robbers. Unlike our last Brickworks Event it took a fair bit longer for it to become very crowded inside but it eventally did, probably due at least in part to the rain we had for awhile around mid-afternoon. At 5 pm myself and a couple others took the free shuttle bus to Mill St. Beer Hall in the Distillery for the after-party; once there I decided I'd had enough beer earlier so had dinner instead.

    1 · April 19, 2014

    • Carolyn C.

      Thanks for organizing this Craig and for the brickyards tour! Interesting place.

      1 · April 19, 2014

    • Craig

      You're welcome Carolyn - it is quite a unique place for Events like this.

      1 · April 19, 2014

  • Michael K.

    Can wail for next one beer and food very good

    April 18, 2014

  • Michael K.

    I can wail for next one

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Craig

    Hi Ali, we have a table near Hops & Robbers.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Ali

    Hi Craig, where r u? Been here for a while, this great event is packed....where/how do we find you guys? Do we look for a "TO Beer Lovers" poster?:))

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Craig

    I just arrived @ The Brickworks; they are setting up inside in the Young Welcome Centre adjacent to Koerner Gardens.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Carolyn C.

    This is my first beer lovers event. Yay! How /where will I find you?

    2 · April 17, 2014

    • Craig

      Welcome to the Group, Carolyn. I’m very tall, I look like my profile pic. and I plan to be wearing a black Mill St. shirt.

      1 · April 17, 2014

  • Craig

    I've added more info. near the bottom of the Event details above (i.e. the beers and food that will be avail. at Great Friday) from the Brewer's Backyard website and their twitter feed.

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Craig

    I've added info. and a link regarding getting to and from The Brickworks at the bottom of the Event details above.

    1 · April 12, 2014

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