For beer-nerds and beer-nerds-in-training, the "School of Bock" is sure to both educate and entertain.


Limited tickets are available onsite for sessions.

Please note: School of Bock tickets purchased after september 9, 2017 will be available for pick-up at Will Call.


Friday • 6:00pm

PAIRING BEER & CHEESE 101

A candid chat about pairing beer with cheese, including a tutored tasting, hosted by Canadian Food and Wine Journalist Malcolm Jolley, Toronto-based Sommelier and writer Jamie Drummond, and cheese expert Andrew Laliberte.

Four beer and cheese samples included.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.

 

Friday • 7:15pm

Pairing SEASONAL BEER & FOOD WITH CHEF BRUCE

Discover the perfect pairing of Beau's beers and local, seasonal food.
Chef Bruce Wood leads this class.

This session
includes four beer and food samples.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.

Saturday • 12:00pm

PAIRING BEER & CHEESE 101

A candid chat about pairing beer with cheese, including a tutored tasting, hosted by Canadian Food and Wine Journalist Malcolm Jolley, Toronto-based Sommelier and writer Jamie Drummond, and cheese expert Andrew Laliberte.

Four beer and cheese samples included.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.


Saturday • 1:15PM

THIS WOMAN'S WORK: CRAFT BEER CAREERS

 Panel host Marybeth Mclaughlin (Beau’s Events and Sponsorships Manager) moderates this group of dynamic women from the craft beer industry as they discuss their career paths.

Featuring Erica Campbell (Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, and Territory Manager for Collective Arts Brewing), Alyssa Kwasny (Brewer at Beau’s), Denise Morin (Microbiologist / QAQC Technician at Beau's) and Shelley Beirnes (Technical Sales Manager at BSG Canada), as they discuss the various paths that led them to the brewing industry, what their day-to-day workload is like, and ruminate on “where they see themselves in five years."

Tasty samples are included in this fun session.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.

Saturday • 2:30pm

hOW TO START A BREWERY (IN 1 MILLION EASY STEPS)

Dreaming of starting your own brewery someday? Our panel of experts can help.

Featuring Steve Beauchesne and Matthew O’Hara from Beau’s, Mandie Murphy of Left Field Brewery and Matthew Tweedy of Tooth and Nail Brewing Company. Among other topics, this panel will discuss equipment, financing, the first year of production, and choosing beer styles. 

Moderated by Gary Nicholas from the Nicholas Brewing Project, this session features tasty samples from each brewery.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.

Saturday • 3:45pm

SCHOOL OF HOPS: Understanding IPA

Tracing the history of I.P.A. from England to Vankleek Hill, this session for hop-lovers features a panel that includes brewers Brian O’Donnell (Beau’s), Bryce McBain (Halcyon Barrel House), Greg Nash (Unfiltered) and Justin Da Silve (Stone City Ales). Taste an I.P.A. sample alongside the brewer who created the recipe and learn how different hop additions create a range of flavour profiles. 

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.


 

Saturday • 5:00pm

Pairing seasonal beer & food with Chef Bruce

Discover the perfect pairing of Beau's beers and local, seasonal food.
Chef Bruce Wood leads this class.

This session
includes four beer and food samples.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL.