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June 10 - 18th, 2017

Province-Wide Festival Celebrates Ontario's Independent Craft Breweries And Their Beer

Ontario Craft Beer Week 2017 runs from June 10 to 18th, 2017(TORONTO) — May 10, 2017 — Ontario’s eighth annual Ontario Craft Beer Week will run from Saturday, June 10 until Sunday, June 18, 2017 (Father’s Day). Hosted by 80+ Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB), the festival features craft beer-themed, grassroots events held in cities and towns throughout the province.

“Our theme this year, Creating Connections, really speaks to the authenticity and camaraderie of the independent craft beer movement,” says Kristin MacDonald, Field Marketing Manager, Muskoka Brewery and chair of Ontario Craft Beer Week 2017. “Through sampling events, festivals, brewery tours and beer dinners, Ontarians can taste quality craft beer and connect with the passionate people behind craft beer in this province.”

The goal of Ontario Craft Brewers’ week-long, province-wide festival is to celebrate the local craft beer scene and expose consumers to the premium quality and culture of Ontario craft beer. OCB breweries host events on-site at their breweries, in pubs, restaurants, retail and event venues throughout the entire province.

This year’s craft beer week promises more authentic craft beer experiences, including:

The first round of OCB Week event listings will be posted on May 18, 2017 at or visit

Interested parties with event ideas or requests should contact their local craft brewery or send an email to

For more information about Ontario Craft Brewers, visit

Ontario Craft Brewers: Real People. Real Craft Beer.
Craft Brewers is an association of 80+ small, independent brewers dedicated to making great tasting, high quality beer in Ontario. Ontario Craft Brewers brew their beers locally using fresh, all natural ingredients in communities throughout Ontario - from the Ottawa Valley to Windsor and Niagara to Muskoka and as far north as Kenora. Handcrafting over 500 premium beers, Ontario Craft Brewers employ well over 1,500 people (FTEs) in Ontario, accounting for over 30 per cent of the direct brewing industry jobs in the province. As of 2015, Ontario's Craft Brewers' share for premium priced brands was over 6% of the beer volume sold. Craft beer continues to be the fastest growing segment within the LCBO's beer category. The OCB's long term vision is to have at least one brewery in every city and town in the province and to make Ontario a North American Centre of Excellence for Craft Brewing. Funding provided by the government of Ontario. Please enjoy our Ontario Craft Beer responsibly.

For more information about the Ontario Craft Brewers, visit or  follow us on Twitter @OntCraftBrewers, Instagram @OntCraftBrewers & Facebook

Christine Mulkins
Tel. 647-242-3686

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