Exploring the Canadian American Beer Festival

Imperial Pilsner, 8.4%; Railway City & West Shore Brewing Company — Border Crossing, Galaxy. After a successful test in western New York, the BETA edition of the Canadian American Beer Festival will cross the border to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on May 5 at the Winking Judge in Augusta. The event, which will be sold with tickets, will take place between 14:00 and 18:00. It is organized by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, with the assistance of Ontario Craft Brewers, Niagara College Teaching Brewery, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and Consumers Beverages, in addition to Lyft, one of the event's partners.

The festival will feature a variety of breweries from across Canada. XHale Brew Co. from Alberta and Banished Brewing from Newfoundland & Labrador will be making their debut at this year's event. La Souche's Limoilou Beach beer, winner of the Canadian Brewing award, is sure to be a crowd favorite.

This beer incorporates locally sourced ingredients unique to the North Boréal forest, such as sour berries, Labrador tea and pine tips. In addition to beer tastings, attendees can also enjoy bike tours for beer, draught drinks, special beer-pairing menus at local restaurants, and a three-hour sunset cruise with craft beer, snacks, and a DJ. Can-Am will also offer the best of Canadian cuisine and musical culture, including Canadian-themed food stalls offering classic and new Canadian dishes paired with Can-Am beers. The Calgary International Beer Festival is one of the most important beer festivals in Canada.

It is one of the oldest in Victoria and dates back to 1993. It offers attendees the chance to taste beers they won't find anywhere else in British Columbia. Chef Krista van Wagner will coordinate the Meet the Brewer sessions, in which Canadian craft brewers will guide the public through beer and food pairings. The June festival attracted more than 30,000 people for three days and featured more than 300 beers from more than 30 Quebec breweries. International experts such as Toronto-based writer Stephen Beaumont (The Beer and Food Companion) and culinary expert Gary Toraville (director of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute) will be on hand to provide informative perspectives.

The beers that will be served for the special event offer something for every type of beer drinker, from IPA, both misty and transparent, to light drinkers such as kellerbier and kolsch, and everything sour, such as goose, bitter beer and even sour hopfenweisse. Another of their events is the Jasper Beer & Barley Summit which is a two-day mountain retreat at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with food and beer pairings and seminars given by the best brewers, distillers and other industry leaders. Vancouver Island beer lovers can try a selection of 250 different beers from more than 80 breweries at the Grand Canadian Beer Festival which returns to Victoria next September. The beauty of beer festivals is that it gives brands an opportunity to establish a personal connection with beer fans, tell their story and attract more people to try their unique product offerings.

The Canadian American Beer Festival is sure to be an exciting event for all craft beer enthusiasts! With its wide selection of beers from across Canada as well as informative sessions from industry experts it promises to be an unforgettable experience.