The Beer Experience Toronto Beer Week Giveaway Extravaganza!




Hey you!

Yeah, you!

Do you like beer? Do you like beer events? Do you like said beer events taking place in churches built in 1871 that have been renovated in to a rather spacious, lovely event space? Do you like all of that to take place in Toronto before everything gets underway with a more-than-week-long local beer event?

Well, apart from that being a very specific set of criteria for your enjoyment, you’re in luck! As part of the kick-off to Toronto Beer WeekThe Beer Experience will be once again setting up shop at Berkley Church and Field House on September 11, 2014 from 6-11pm.

17 breweries confirmed! Beers that were either made specifically for this event or are unavailable on shelves! Tasty treats! CAN YOU EVEN HANDLE THIS EXCITEMENT? Seriously, can you? I mean, I’d like you to, but if you’re unable I understand.

Tickets will run you about $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Beer sample vouchers are $1 each.

But you know, paying for tickets to events are for chumps. As luck would have it, I have two (count ’em TWO) tickets to give away to one (un, 1, uno) lucky person. You want ’em? Well here’s what you have to do.

Leave a comment on this post telling me what person throughout history you’d like to have a beer with and why.

Don’t forget to include your e-mail address in the comment. You have until…oh….let’s say September 5th to leave a comment. I’ll pick the winner and will get in touch with them.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Jill Currie says:

    “Work is the curse of the drinking class”
    -Oscar Wilde

    I’d love to sit and have a beer with Osar Wilde as I feel his conversation would be not only witty, but insightful. Also he’s a man who knew how to drink and I respect that. I’d also be very keen to learn his opinions about this crazy industry we call ‘craft beer’.

  2. meganiyoung says:

    Hemingway. I know it’s a bit cliche but after hanging out in all sorts of Hemingway haunts around Spain, I’ve decided that Papa and I would get along fabulously and having a few frosty beverages would only help the conversation!

  3. Diana Dang says:

    That’s hard. I guess… Shakespeare. Imagine trying to understand him after a few rounds of beer!

  4. maggie T says:

    Freud would be fun to get a few drinks into…

  5. Sarah says:

    While I can’t attend the Beer Experience and so remove myself from eligibility, I’ve been giving this some thought. I have actually come up with a few different people with whom I would love to raise a glass. Since I’m not vying for the tickets I shall provide a short list. 🙂
    -Mr. Samuel Clemens, who’s wit is renowned, would be someone I feel I would be able to listen to for hours upon hours. I wouldn’t even hope to be able to keep up with him though.
    -Hammurabi, to discuss the situations that led to the inscribing of the laws of Babylon on the Steles and the beginnings of recorded law.
    -Nikola Tesla. Lets. Talk. Science.
    -Mary Shelley, to know more about this talented and intriguing woman.

    This is an abbreviated list, there are so many with whom I would love to raise a glass and toast to ideas, knowledge, discussion, collaboration and sharing experience. Until I have a Tardis, I will only dream.

    1. Robin says:

      Yeah, we need to get you a tardis and a laptop that can handle time travel well. Damn good answers, Sarah!

  6. I would have a beer with Alexander the Great (but he could speak English because magic). I’d want to ask him “seriously dude, how crazy is it that you essentially rule the world at the age of 30? Don’t you ever just kick back and relax with a cold brew (or mead or whatever they drank back then). Or, I would bring some really nice saisons with me and be like “try this. This beer will change your life”. I’m basically the Natalie Portman in Gardenstate of beer.

  7. Trevor says:

    I would want to have a beer, although it would probably take more than one, with St. Benedict. He wrote the Rule of St. Benedict to create monastery’s that would be secluded from the material world in order to pursue the spiritual. 1500 years later the orders that remain from this rule are most celebrated for the material things they create. It would be interesting to know what he thought about that reputation or whether he would be pleased that in this day and age the orders can still pursue a monastic lifestyle.

    1. Robin says:

      Hey Trevor, CONGRATULATIONS! You won! Please e-mail me with your full name at

      1. Trevor says:

        The event was a success and a strong showing ofthe coming fall beers. Lowlights included long lines for the mens room 😦

  8. Janet says:

    Shakespeare. I’d just like to see if he was cool in person. 🙂

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