Great weather and the chance to try some of the best craft beers around drew in huge crowds today at The Market at the Village in  Niagara-­‐on-­‐the-­‐Lake as folks grabbed their baby sized beer steins and red tokens for a day of fun and flavour!



The  Niagara  Craft  Beer  Festival features  over  25  of  Ontario’s  best  small  batch   craft  brewers, cideries,  food  trucks and local  restaurants.  Here is the Niagara College tent serving them up.  They are the first fully licensed teaching brewery in Canada.



Included in the mix of beverages were some  incredible  one  offs, seasonal and limited  addition  beers  and  the food was a great addition to the mix!  Here we have the popular Oyster Bar.  Service with a smile!



Music added to the vibe and there was something for everyone.  Here is band Cottage Brew entertaining the crowd with some classics…


Folks lounged around on picnic benches or walked around the main area enjoying the tunes and the day…


We loved the kilts on the team from Highlander Brew Company  from South River Ontario…



Every tent had an awesome team that would explain the variety of beers available to make sure you got the best bang for your buck.   Here is the dynamic duo from Brantford Ontario’s Bell City Brewing Company who had a delicious Belgian Ale…



These folks looked like they were having such a good time we had to find out where they were from…..turns out they were locals…..good times all the same!



The  Niagara  Craft  Beer  Festival  was also offering  $1  for  every  unused  donated food  or  beverage token  from  the  festival  to  the  Red  Roof  Retreat (Red Roof Retreat provides quality respite and recreational programs for children, youth and young adults with special needs, and their families in the Niagara Region) which made all the fun even more worthwhile!  

One thing is for sure…beer has come a long way in canada and it’s all good ! For more information: or


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