A chilly start to the day didn't deter locals in attending the the 3rd annual Renfrew Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival on Saturday. The beer was flowing, food trucks were sizzling, and by noon the square was a buzz with folks looking to taste the latest in regional craft brews.
This year saw the biggest turnout with around 2000 attendees, not bad for a small town festival set to showcase the finest in locally produced beverages while creating a fun atmosphere for all ages. With live music throughout the day, free glowsticks passed around for the dance in the square at night, the festival drew in new crowds for the extended hours with an evening band, The Paperboys.
Full list of businesses there to quench your thirst and fill your belly included Perth Brewery, Orléans Brewing Co., Cartwright Springs Brewery, Laurentian Brew Kombucha, Whitewater Brewing Company, Square Timber Brewing Company, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co., Bancroft Brewing Co., Broadhead Brewing Company Ltd., Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Inc., Needham's Market Garden, Kin Vineyards, Hot Shots Coffee Canada, Big D's Dog House & Poutine Emporium, Bonita's Cantina, Backyard Gourmet BBQ and Mr.Churritos.
Thanks to a wonderful team committed to bringing a celebration of locally crafted food and drink to the Valley, the Town of Renfrew hosted another successful event of beer sipping, kombucha tasting, food-filled, festival fun.
Looking forward to next year!
Find us in Renfrew this Saturday, October 13th for the 3rd annual Frewtober Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival. We'll be there from 11:00am until 8:30pm serving up fresh kombucha on tap for your healthy, non-alcoholic alternative beverage needs.
We'll have four flavours on tap plus bottled booch for sale, and samples are always available to all who want to taste, quench their thirst, cleanse their palette, and sip on a different type of ferment.
Check out the lineup of local craft beer and food trucks! New this year - even more live entertainment and a "dance in the square" with an evening roof-top concert.
Meet you in the square!
Saturday, October 14th was a busy day in Renfrew with the 2nd Annual Frewtober Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival. Downtown Renfrew was the place to be to sample locally brewed beer (and kombucha!) and eat delicious food while listening to live music.
This year featured even more options with a total of 12 breweries, 3 food trucks, a coffee truck, and a mobile bar and lounge. The weather cooperated with the rain holding off and a balmy temperature for mid-October and attendance was remarkably increased in comparison to last year's rainy day and near freezing temperature. Fireworks ended the night with an exciting display from the rooftop of the Town Hall.
Festival goers enjoyed an assortment of beer brewed from Whitewater Brewing Co, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co, Perth Brewery, Cartwright Springs Brewery, Broadhead Brewing Co, Square Timber Brewing Co, Dominion City Brewing Co, Tuque de Broue Brewing, Calabogie Brewing Co, Kichesippi Beer Co, and Old Boys Beer. New to the line up this year, Cellar 82 covered all other alcoholic beverages with their spiffy Mobile Bar & Lounge truck. For the second year in a row, Laurentian Brew and Caffeine Fix had you covered for non-alcoholic drinks. Foodies united and dined out with food from Big D's Dog House & Poutine Emporium, Tracie's Hollywood Diner, and Mr. Churritos all of which just about sold out of everything!
Another year reacquainting with fellow brewer friends, catching up with amazing fans and supporters, and meeting new faces, the 2nd Annual Renfrew Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival was a successful event and we are already looking forward to next year. A big thanks to all who made it possible including Jennifer Charkavi, her family, and all the volunteers!
Thanks for being awesome, Renfrew! We had a great time serving' up shooters of kombucha for the Ottawa Valley folks who braved the elements and came out in the cold rain for the first annual Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival. The weather was certainly not on our side but that didn't stop people from bundling up and digging out their umbrellas to join in the beer (and kombucha!) tasting fun. We were especially thankful for the die-hard boochies who came all the way from Deep River to get their LBKC fix and to the many people who gave us suggestions as to where we should sell our kombucha in the area.
The Valley is home to some pretty great breweries and we enjoyed tasting some new and some tried and true brews from Whitewater Brewing Co, Broadhead Brewing Co, Cartwright Springs Brewery, Stalwart Brewing Co, and Square Timber Brewing Co. We were also thankful for the delicious hot eats from the food trucks who kept our bellies warm and full.
Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen. We are looking forward to next October for year two of this event!
Fall is in full swing and we've been busy brewing up some delicious flavours for the Frewtober Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival. We will be joining our fellow brewing friends and foodies tomorrow afternoon in downtown Renfrew from 1-7pm. Don't let the rain stop you, this is one event you don't want to miss!
On the brew this week we have four flavours including our tried and true Hibiscus-Ginger, Beau-Tea-Ful Morning, and Meta-Boost. New to the LBKC family is Pomawlue, a harmonious blend of pomegranate, strawberry, and blueberry. Berry lovers, this one's for you!
With the cold and flu season upon us, drinking kombucha is a great way to fill your body full of probiotics and immune boosting support. Another great reason to toss back a few cold glasses o' booch. Stop by our tent and stock up. Hope to see you soon!
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