The Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

Taking place in the heart of the Kawarthas, the second annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival brings together beer lovers who are ready to sample Ontario’s finest craft beers.

Participants can savour a diverse selection of fresh craft beer, delicious local foods, enjoy live entertainment and have a great time discovering new craft beer flavours!

Located in Downtown Peterborough, taking place at Millenium Park, 130 King Street, Peterborough. (Main intersection – Water St. and King St.)
Friday, June 10: 4pm-11pm
Saturday, June 11: 12pm-7pm

Tickets available now

 

Don’t want to purchase on-line?

Tickets available NOW at the following locations:

Please note this is a 19+ event.

Publican House Brewery

300 Charlotte Street,
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2V5

Smithavens Brewing Company

687 Rye St., Unit #6, Peterborough, ON
K9J 6X1

How to find the festival

Located in Downtown Peterborough, the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival is taking place at Millenium Park at 130 King Street, Peterborough, Ontario.

By Bus
The Peterborough bus station is located at Simcoe St and Aylmer St.  Walk 2 blocks South on Alymer to King, and 2 blocks East on King, and the Festival is taking place at130 King Street.  You’ll see it from the corner!

By Car
From Toronto:
• Take Hwy 401 E and Hwy 115 N to the Pkwy in Peterborough. Take the Parkway/Sir Sandford Fleming Drive exit from Hwy 115N.
• Continue on The Pkwy to Lansdowne and turn right (East). Continue to George Street and turn left (North). George turns into Water Street. Follow this until King Street.
• Free street parking is available downtown.
From Ottawa:
• Get on Hwy 417W.
• Take Hwy 7 to Lansdowne St. E in Peterborough.
• Follow Lansdowne St. E to George St and turn right (North) on George.
• George turns into Water St.  Follow to King Street. The Festival is at 130 King.
• Free parking is available downtown.

Millenium Park, Peterborough, Ontario

Our Sponsors

A very special thank you goes out to our relentless sponsors who are always there in support of our community. You are the best!!  Cheers!

THE BREWERS

The Kawartha Craft Beer Festival is proud to present a delicious collection of Ontario’s finest craft brewers.

The art of brewing is alive and well in Ontario, and the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival is showcasing the finest Craft Brewers from the Kawarthas and surrounding region to exhibit quality beer with superior taste.  Take the time to visit each brewery to experience a range of flavour, and taste the difference of true Craft Beer.

The Publican House Brewery located in downtown Peterborough, Ontario, The Publican House Brewery is a craft brewery, crafting some of the finest and most interesting brews in Ontario.

The brewery currently produces six distinct styles, some available year-round, others available seasonally.

Our beers can be purchased at our retail store and in select Beer Stores and LCBOs.
Come in and relax in our spacious tasting bar and sample the beers we currently have on tap.

Please visit www.thepublicanhouse.com for more information.

 

 

Smithavens Brewing Company is a family owned and operated craft microbrewery providing fresh, quality beer to the local market. We are located in the City of Peterborough in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region.  We are dedicated to producing high quality beer made using premium malts, hops and yeast, in small batches to ensure maximum freshness and taste. Our beer is sure to satisfy tourists and neighbours alike.

Please visit www.smithavensbrewing.ca for more information.

 

Bobcaygeon Brewing Company was founded to achieve one goal, to brew great craft beers to be enjoyed among friends.  That’s it.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Our first product, the Bobcaygeon Pale Ale, is a hop forward session beer aimed to be enjoyed in all settings.  You can find our beer at bars and restaurants in the Kawartha Lakes region, Kingston and Toronto.

Please visit www.bobcaygeonbrewing.ca for a more information and a complete list of venues we can be found at.

 

Boshkung Brewing Co. is a local Craft Brewing company in the Haliburton Highlands! Enjoy locally made beer in our on site restaurant Rhubarb, or select a growler from the variety of year-round and seasonal offerings in our retail store.

Visit http://boshkungbrewing.com for product and contact information.

 

The Old Flame Brewing Co., a brewery dedicated to creating the best craft beer and is nestled in the Historical District of Port Perry, Ontario. Our brewery is housed in the former Ontario Carriage Works. Built in 1884, this landmark is 130 years old with a rich and diverse story to tell. This handcrafted historical atmosphere is paralleled only by the quality and taste of our traditional handcrafted lagers and ales using time-honoured methods which are made in small batches using premium hops, grains and only the finest yeast strains. We know you will enjoy your visit to our brewery and are confident you will find a delicious Old Flame craft beer that’s truly Worth Remembering. Cheers!

Please visit oldflamebrewingco.ca for more information.

 

William Street Beer Co. is a locally owned craft microbrewery in Cobourg, Ontario. Our brewing operations are in a centrally located, historic service station, proving our community and the surrounding area with premium, natural craft ales.
Our beer can be currently purchased at our onsite retail store, as well as at bars and restaurants throughout Northumberland.

Please visit www.williamstreetbeer.com for product and contact information.

 

The County Cider Company has specialized in delicious, hard, craft ciders since 1995 as the premier cider producer in Ontario. Carefully hand-crafted from traditional European and French cider apples grown on our family farm, our ciders are made with 100% pure apple juice. Our family farm, tasting room and restaurant overlook beautiful Prince Edward Bay in the small hamlet of Waupoos.

Please visit www.countycider.com for product and contact information.

The Brock Street Brewing Company was created in January, 2014, with the express goal of creating amazing beer, using only all-natural ingredients.  After years of planning, our brewery opened to the public on April 25, 2015, and thousands of people attended our “soft opening”.

The Brock St. Brewing Company is located at 1501 Hopkins St., Unit 3, in Whitby, Ontario.  We are now open for sampling and sales at our retail store on Hopkins!  Like us on Facebook to receive a special updates about new products!

The goal of the Brock St. Brewing Company  is simple:  Create amazing beers, support community events, local sports teams, while at the same time, help restore Whitby’s historic downtown.  Brock Street Brewing Company recently purchased 244 Brock St South at the Corner of Dunlop and Brock Street, and we are planning a massive 25,000 square foot expansion right in Whitby’s downtown core.

Visit www.brockstreetbrewing.com for product and contact information.

 

Church-Key Brewing Company is a multi-award winning craft brewery that was founded in 2000 by Brewmaster John Graham. The brewery is located in a re-purposed historic church located in rural picturesque Campbellford, Ontario. At Church-Key our passion is to make flavourful  beer using the best sourced ingredients.  Church-Key products are available at our onsite retail outlet, at LCBO stores, and at bars and restaurants in Peterborough and Kawarthas.

Visit www.churchkeybrewing.com for more information.

 

 

Northumberland Hills Brewery is located at 1024 Division St in Cobourg.  Specializing in small 300L batches making many different beer styles to accommodate all beer drinkers.  You can find us at our Division St retail location and at many different pubs throughout Northumberland.

Wild Card Brewing Company, located in Trenton, ON, is a family owned and operated business focused on creating a quality local product using local ingredients whenever possible. Utilizing these locally grown products, such as raspberries and honey allows Wild Card to create distinct flavour profiles while showcasing flavours from our region.

To keep up with growing demand in the region, Wild Card Brewing Company recently opened our new location at 38 Gotha Street in Trenton, allowing us to increase production and offer a larger tap room where customers can enjoy our unique brews.

To find out more, visit www.wildcardbrewco.com.

 

What is Manantler? Man of horn and cloven hoof? Four friends that cast aside the shackles of beerpression and took control of their own beer destiny. The transformation occurred so quickly it’s now uncertain… But there’s a new animal in the forest, and it makes darn tasty beer. At Manantler Craft Brewing, they strive to create beer that people can get passionate about.

For more information, visit www.manantler.com.

Get Your Tickets

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival tickets are available now; click here to get yours today!

Day passes are available for $20 at the door and weekend passes for $35 at the door.
Each ticket comes with a 10oz Festival glass and 2 drink vouchers.
Additional drink vouchers can be purchased on-site for $2 each.

Advance tickets available until noon on June 10th.

Don’t want to purchase on-line?
Tickets are available now at the following locations:

Smithavens Brewing Company
687 Rye St #6, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X1

Publican House Brewery
300 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 2V5

Please note this is a 19+ event… Please enjoy responsibly!


The Kawartha Craft Beer Festival Music Lineup

With great beer comes great music…  While you enjoy our best regional beer we’ve paired that with some of our finest local musical talent.

Friday, June 10

4:30pm – 6:00pm Kate Suhr

6:30pm – 8:00pm Aaron MacMillan

9:00pm – 10:30pm Jordy Jackson

Saturday, June 11

12:30pm – 2:00pm James Higgins

2:30pm – 4:00pm Bridget Foley

5:00pm – 6:30pm Sean Conway

Food Vendors

Vintage Pizza Pie Company
We are Richard and Isabelle of Vintage Pizza Pie founded in 2012, providing true Neapolitan style wood-fired pizza, and doing it in style with “Gertrude” ; the 1938 Chevy Maple Leaf vintage truck, and a clove shaped copper wood fired pizza oven atop the back of it’s flat bed making it the first mobile “camelot” oven in North America.

With the exception of the San Marzano Tomatoes, all the toppings are locally made and grown, the dough is hand made and opened by us and our team, with only 4 wholesome ingredients including Double 00 flour and in the tradition of this pizza style, consists of a slow 2 days cold fermentation process, bringing a supple thin crust baked to perfection in under 2 minutes, at 800 degrees! This provides deep beautiful flavors on hand crafted flamed kissed dough. Come see, smell, and savour the whole experience of Vintage Pizza Pie Company.

 

The Food Dudes Inc.
The Food Dudes Inc. is a full-service catering company that has grown from a small, home based operation to one of the most respected caterers in Toronto. Our company is guided by the principles of using the highest quality ingredients, maintaining superior service, and tending to any and every of our clients’ needs.

 

Bay Meats Butcher Shop
Bay Meats Butcher Shop is a shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, that specializes in creating many types of delicious beef jerky. We are very proud to now be collaborating with some of Ontario’s finest craft breweries, combining their brew with our jerky to make a delicious “brew you can chew”.

Except for the beer jerky, our products are gluten free. We make a wide variety of sausages, meatballs, burgers and smoked sausages, and now are starting to branch out into smoked spices and oils. Lots of variety from a little shop in a part of the world we refer to as “little Finland”!

Ellie’s “Taste of Texas”
Ellie’s Taste of Texas located in Lakefield, Ontario, proudly offers Authentic Homemade “Texas Style” Smoked Beef Brisket, Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Ribs, Fresh Hot King Size Pretzels and Texas Style Sandwiches. We use many fresh local ingredients and proudly prepare our cuisine using Ellie’s own Family’s Old School Southern Style recipes.

Come out and enjoy The 2nd Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival on June 10-11. Please drop by the Ellie’s Taste of Texas booth and ask for a smoked beef brisket or smoked pulled pork taste test.  Can’t wait to see you there enjoying great beer and food! Check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Hobart’s Bar & Steakhouse
Hobart’s Bar & Steakhouse was founded by partners Ken Found and Frank Peters in 2000, named after Hobart F. Peters, Phd’s passion for the best in beef cattle production which is reflected in Hobart’s commitment to value, quality, taste and service excellence.

Hobart’s guests are treated to exceptional food, atmosphere and service whether for lunch or dinner; with a special person or part of a group of friends or co-workers.

An October 2000 review closed with the statement ” … an incredible find and worth the drive from almost anywhere.”  Over fifteen years later it’s better than ever as Hobart’s continues to set the standard for steakhouse restaurants in the Kawartha Lakes region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can children attend the festival?
A: No, the event is strictly 19+
Q: Can I bring my dog to the festival?
A: Sorry, but pets of any kind will not be allowed into the festival, with the exception of service dogs.
Q: Can I bring my own food?
A: No outside food will be allowed into the festival. There are 5 food vendors on-site with food options.
Q: Is there seating available?
A: Limited seating will be available on-site, feel free to bring a lawn chair to the event.
Q: I bought a 2-day ticket but I can only attend for 1-day, can I get a refund?
A: Unfortunately no refunds can be given on tickets.
Q: I didn’t use all my drink tickets at the end of the festival, can I get a refund?
A : Unfortunately no refunds can be given on tickets, but you can donate.
Q: Can I leave the Festival and come back in?
A: You will receive a wristband upon entry and you may come and go as you wish when you show your wristband upon re-entry. Do not remove your wristband once inside the festival.

How to find the festival

Located in Downtown Peterborough, the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival is taking place at Millenium Park at 130 King Street, Peterborough, Ontario.

By Bus
The Peterborough bus station is located at Simcoe St and Aylmer St.  Walk 2 blocks South on Alymer to King, and 2 blocks East on King, and the Festival is taking place at130 King Street.  You’ll see it from the corner!

By Car
From Toronto:
• Take Hwy 401 E and Hwy 115 N to the Pkwy in Peterborough. Take the Parkway/Sir Sandford Fleming Drive exit from Hwy 115N.
• Continue on The Pkwy to Lansdowne and turn right (East). Continue to George Street and turn left (North). George turns into Water Street. Follow this until King Street.
• Free street parking is available downtown.
From Ottawa:
• Get on Hwy 417W.
• Take Hwy 7 to Lansdowne St. E in Peterborough.
• Follow Lansdowne St. E to George St and turn right (North) on George.
• George turns into Water St.  Follow to King Street. The Festival is at 130 King.
• Free parking is available downtown.

Millenium Park, Peterborough, Ontario