The first-ever Canadian American Beer Festival is set to take place on October 29th at the Scotia Bank Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This unique cross-border event will bring together the best of beer from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Until recently, it was practically impossible to market beer in a province where the manufacturer did not actually make it. However, with the law being amended, this festival is now possible.
The Great Canadian Beer Festival MMIII was held on Saturdays and Sundays, September 5th and 6th. This event featured more than 260 different beers and the demand to exhibit was so high that a crowded tent was created for brewers who couldn't get a stand. Molson-Coors has been brewing Old Style Pilsner in Western Canada since 1926, making it one of the oldest Canadian beers still produced. The Grand Canadian Beer Festival (MMII) was held in November at the Victoria Conference Center, behind the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria (190).
Canadian craft brewers make wonderful beer, but if you're a hop enthusiast, remember that Canadians are becoming addicted to hops. The first festival featured some 70 beers from 23 breweries (from Canada and the Pacific Northwest in the United States). This event was started by beer enthusiasts with the hope of bringing together good beer and good beer drinkers in one place. Canadians drive on the right side of the road, speak American English like natives, and treat Americans with respect. Canadian beer is almost as strong as American beer, but strong Canadian beer is less common than strong American beer.
There are also several American craft beer makers that produce full-bodied beers with high alcoholic alcohol values. These two big brewers have been accused of filling store shelves with several brands of yellow industrial beer imported from abroad (mostly American and European beers), leaving little space for craft beers. This is due, in part, to the fact that Canadian beer tends to be more malted and full-bodied than American beer. If you're looking for a unique experience that celebrates both Canadian and American beer culture, then you won't want to miss out on the Canadian American Beer Festival. With so many different beers to choose from, you're sure to find something that suits your taste.