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C'est What's Spring Festival Of Craft Breweries & Celebration

  • May 23, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Greetings.  I happened to be checking the bar towel's discussion Forum today and I found some info. about an Event at one of our favourite venues that's taking place earlier this year than it has for the past few years or so.  I've therefore decided to post it now as it's less than 3 weeks away.

From C'est What's website:

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (Event ends at 12:00 am).

Our annual kick off to beer drinking season is moving back to the Friday after Victoria Day for it's tenth instalment. Expect the usual four dozen examples of small brewery adventure and innovation.

This year we will be focussing on showcasing saisons and session beers.

Stay tuned to our social media feeds for more details closer to the event. As usual there is no admission fee and most samples will cost a dollar.

I (Craig) will be adding more details here as I become aware of them, but the lineup of beers available for this Event typically isn't announced until about 1-2 days prior to the Event itself.

COST: $1.00 per ticket; most samples are one ticket per sample.

NOTE: the way the Festival works is you buy your tickets just inside the front entrance of the venue; sampling stations will be set up at both bars and there should be 2 or 3 stations at each bar.

I'll post a comment below informing those signed up and anyone on the Wait List of any updates.

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  • Gladys

    There were more beers than time and my tolerance would let me have, but I paced myself and had 14 samples. My favorite beers: Wellington's Chocolate Milk Stout, Black Oak's Summer Saison, Granite Brewery's Grapefruit Lagoon, Grand River's Tanktop Tangerine, Broadhouse's Bodacious (by name and flavor) Blueberry Wheat. Also very good: Flying Monkeys' Genius of Suburbia, Barn Door Brewing's Tombstone IPL, Niagara Oast House's Cousin Abbey's Dubbel, and Junction's Achterbahn. Thanks to Craig for organizing this event and for the antojitos, to the two generous people (you know who you are!), who treated me to beer samples, and to everyone who came. You made celebrating my birthday weekend and 4th year TBL Membership Anniversary a blast!

    3 · May 25, 2014

  • Thomas D

    So many beers so little time. I learned what IBU term was.

    2 · May 24, 2014

  • Craig

    Thanks to everyone who came. I really enjoyed this Event; I arrived just after 5 and there was a very brief lineup to get in and a much longer lineup to buy tickets inside. It was even more packed than I expected it would be at the beginning. I set a new record for no. of samples: 18 1/2 (I finished someone else's sample). According to my ratings, my favourite beer of the night was Black Oak's Summer Saison (rated 9) then Cameron's California Sunshine (8.5), Durham LA Pale Ale (8), Ontario 100 Mile Brown Ale (8), Spearhead IWA (8) and C'est What's Steve's Dreaded Chocolate (8). All of them were on Cask except the Cameron's and Spearhead ones and I sampled more Cask selections this time than at any other C'est What Beer Festival: 9. At around 10:30 a wave of TBL Members arrived incl. Rosemary, Andrea, Ximena and Chris. Thanks to Damon for arriving early, securing a table for us and providing info. re. other TBL Members whereabouts who'd signed up. Early happy birthday to Gladys.

    2 · May 24, 2014

  • Michelle

    I'm with Hermana We want cider, where is Gladys? I'm so tired of waking up tired. My last ticket now I'm going home.

    May 23, 2014

  • James

    I'm very sorry, I'm stuck in the east end unexpectedly today...can't make it out tonight.

    May 23, 2014

    • Craig

      See you next time!

      May 23, 2014

  • Rafael Avila de E.

    In the queue

    May 23, 2014

    • Craig

      See you very soon!

      May 23, 2014

  • Gladys

    I am here, getting my tickets for beer.

    May 23, 2014

  • Craig

    More than 6 of us from TBL are here; we have a table near the back on the left side of the venue.

    2 · May 23, 2014

  • Craig

    I plan to arrive by 5 pm; since this year the Spring Festival is only taking place tonight (instead of 2 nights) and not during Ontario Craft Beer Week (when it competes with other beer Events), it could become quite crowded as it gets later. I therefore recommend everyone who’s coming try to arrive as close to 5 pm as possible (or shortly before 5 if you can). See you all soon.

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Michelle

    I work out of town so I will be there hours after 5pm and I won't be staying late bcuz I wake up very early and will be extremely tired. Should be good sampling as usual.

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heya! I hope I can bring a friend? She is new in town, and I thought this would be a great way for her to be introduced to the city :).

    May 22, 2014

    • Michael H.

      Shouldn't be too much of a problem for this event as it's more of a mingling,find space where you can event.

      May 22, 2014

  • Michelle

    I've had it /w Untappd for now. I need to take a break. I don't want 1000 friends.... unless they're buying me beer ()>

    May 19, 2014

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