Launch party for Harry Porter
Speaking of the merits of drinking dark (see bottles feature), Great Lakes Brewery (greatlakesbeer.com) is hosting a porter party at the Loose Moose (146 Front West, 416-977-8840, theloosemoose.ca) on February 6 at 7 pm to celebrate the LCBO release of Harry Porter and the Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Bean ($5.95). Featuring six versions of Harry Porter via tap, cask and can, the launch is open to the public. I think you know what you're doing the first Thursday in February.
More than 70 bars across the province will participate in Beau's month-long winter beer fest, FeBREWary, tapping a different beer from their Wild Oat series every week. Keep an eye out for St. Luke's Verse Gruit Ale (with lavender, thyme and rosemary) and Mission Accomplished, an American IPA. Participating bars include 3030 Dundas West, The Dock Ellis, Monarch Tavern, Victory Café and the Whippoorwill. check out beaus.ca/febrewary.