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10 bars and restaurants where you can raise a glass on International Beer Day

Friday , August 14th , 2015

On this day, revellers around the globe raise their glasses to the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world.

Beer was discovered in ancient times, when early drinkers stumbled upon a mixture of fermenting cereal grains and water. Awestruck, they attributed the frothy work of microscopic wild yeast to a miracle of the gods.

Today we still hold a high reverence for beer, recognizing brewing as a craft that combines both artistry and science. Whether you’re a lover of light lagers or a connoisseur of cask-conditioned ales, the following list is your best bet for the GTA’s finest brews. 


With multiple locations throughout Toronto, this modern brasserie offers guests 150 beers from 30 countries, delicious European fare and attentive and…


This downtown Toronto bar is hopping with people who have a passion for craft-brewed pints, and features a tap and bottle list with a vast range of beer…


Rated among Canada’s top beer bars, barVolo is a frequent destination for the city’s beer geeks. It offers rotating taps, casks and rare bottles from…


This modern, German-style beer hall located in the heart of Toronto pairs house-made sausages alongside impressive beers from 24 taps and a 600-plus bottle…


This beer-themed bistro offers diners European dishes to pair with sessionable selections, as well as hard-to-find brews to sip on from a robust beer…


This popular Danforth Avenue beer café has been a proponent of locally crafted brews and fine imports for more than 30 years and holds seasonally inspired…


With more than 50 draught beers, a bottle list that reads like a map of the world, and Belgian and German style dishes to pair, this Toronto favourite…


Enjoy pub-style classics in a modern atmosphere at this waterside restaurant that boasts a patio with a view, offering patrons a unique outdoor dining…


Lovingly known as “The Tap” by its regulars, this popular Whitby pub offers a selection of craft and imported beers to appeal to every taste.


Located in the Manulife Centre, the Bloor Street Diner is a perfect spot for a lunch meeting or a pint or two (or a few) after work to ring in International…

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