Ontario Craft Beer Week set for June 17-23

The third annual “Ontario Craft Beer Week”launches on Father’s Day, running from June 17-23 throughout the province. The annual week-long, beer-themed salute to Ontario’s small, independent brewers celebrates the burgeoning local craft beer scene, exposing consumers to the fun and fresh quality of Ontario’s homespun brews. Hosted by 29 OCB member breweries, hundreds of beer-themed, grassroots events will be held throughout the province in breweries, pubs, restaurants, event venues and service clubs from Cambridge to Van Kleek Hill and Muskoka to Niagara. The festival continues to grow in size and scope and joining the festivities this year will be Amsterdam and Steam Whistle. Events throughout the week include tasting opportunities at pubs and restaurants, craft beer 101 courses, beer and food/cheese/chocolate matching, meet the brewer, pub crawls, collaborative/competitive brewing, indie beer and music appreciation, and more. (http://www.ocbweek.ca)