Summer festival The Art of Craft Beer coming to Ashbridge Estate

Images: The Art of Craft Beer

Images: The Art of Craft Beer

Local beer drinkers have a lot to cheers about these days with the influx of micro-breweries, brewpubs and craft beer-focused eateries launching in Toronto's east end. 

This summer, there's another reason to raise a cold one: The Art of Craft Beer, a "multi-sensory beer experience that pairs the best in craft beer label art with the best in craft beer," is coming to Leslieville.

A follow-up to last fall’s debut in the city’s west end, the free and kid-friendly event is taking place June 3 on the lawns of Ashbridge Estate.

The event, which runs from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., is partnering with the following Ontario brewers: Left Field BreweryWellington BreweryCameron’s BrewingGreat Lakes BreweryHenderson BrewingSawdust City Brewing Co., Beau's BreweryNickel Brook, and Collective Arts Brewing.

The Art of Craft Beer features a silent auction with proceeds benefitting Sketch, a not-for-profit organization engaging street-involved youth through the arts.

The event will feature an art expo featuring work by craft beer label artists, plus a pop-up of merch from participating brewers.

Food vendors, yet to be announced, will share a farm-to-table sensibility and are all members of Feast On, a program which champions Ontario’s unique food and drink. 

Check out theartofcraftbeer.ca for more info on the event.