It’s all about beer.

London Ontario has been in a loving, committed relationship with beer for a long time now. Going back 170 years to Labatt Brewery‘s grand opening, and continuing today with all of our awesome craft beers, Londoners have always enjoyed a good local beer, especially in the summer. It’s no surprise, then, that there are several events coming up this month to get you out of the house and into the warm summer breeze.

It’s no surprise, then, that there are several events coming up this month to get you out of the house and into the warm summer breeze (and cool beer haze!).

We here at LondonFuse are great beer lovers too. And we don’t want you to miss out on any of these events, so grab a pen and take notes, there’s a lot going down around the city in June!

June 7: Forkin’ Fundamentals: Off Flavours II

Forked River barrels
Photo via Instagram / Forked River

Do you love not only drinking beer, but also everything about beer? Forker River has you covered!

In the brewery’s fourth installment of their Forkin’ Fundamentals series, you can learn all about how off-flavours (such as sulfury) come about, and how to avoid them. This event is perfect for the craft beer enthusiast who likes to know all the little details about your drink.

Tickets are $25, plus tax, at the door (reserve your seat by emailing!)

June 9: Newdale IPA Release Party

Beer sliders
Photo by Amanda Fogaça

London Brewing Co-operative has a new craft beer for summer and they’re tapping it on June 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Their organic Newdale Barley is grown and malted in Southwestern Ontario, continuing London’s Co-op commitment to be 100% local. And we love them for it!

At the party, you can learn more about craft beers from Mike Driscoll of Harvest Hop and Malt, Ontario’s only certified organic micromaltery. Mike will discuss how malting works, why buying local is important, and the excitement of building your own maltery.

June 10:  Summer Seasonal Release Day!

Anderson Crat Ale
Photo by Amanda Fogaça

There are so many new summer beers coming out! Actually, it can be hard to keep track. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

On June 10 Anderson Craft Ales will release their Summer Seasonal, a session IPA. Get yours while it’s cold! The Summer Seasonal will be available on tap and in 355 mL cans for a limited time.

The party starts at 10am and goes until 10pm, with live music starting at 3pm by OEVers Psalm Trees.

June 16: London Beer & BBQ Show

London Beer & BBQ Show
Photo via Western Fair District website.

Are you ready for a three-day beer fest? This is the summer gift that White Oaks Mall and Western Fair District are giving us. There will be over 100 drink samples, including beer, wine, and spirits. You can attend live cooking demos and beverage seminars, or enjoy your beer at one of their many live concerts! If you don’t tire yourself out too soon, be sure to check out their summer games (bubble soccer!!).

You can check out a list of breweries, food vendors, and concerts here. Tickets can be bought online or at the door.

June 23: Night of Play: Arts & Craft Beers

night of play logo
Photo via Facebook / Night of Play

Folks here at LondonFuse had a blast at the Grickle Grass Festival this year! And we can’t wait to go back to the London’s Children Museum for another night of fun.

This time around, you can get your creative juices flowing with collaborative art pieces, pendulum painting, exploding paint balloons and string art. But wait, there’s more! You can create your own shrink art, buttons, and mini-canvas to take home. And yes, there is also a dance floor!

Oh, did we mention Anderson Craft Ale will be taking care of you all through the night? Honestly, there are so many things happening you will want to be there right when doors open at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Children’s Museum.

June 24: Beachfest

Photo via Facebook / Beachfest

Is there a more perfect summer pairing than beer and the beach? Can’t you just see yourself strolling down the sand while enjoying a cold brew with the wind in your hair?

Well, that dream can come true! The Grand Bend Optimist Club is hosting this all-day event where you can sample craft beers, (including Railway City Brewing Co.), wine and great food, right on the beach. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day.

Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will go to Optimist Youth Projects and Jessica’s House.

Wow, that was a lot!

There are enough events in London (and beyond!) to keep you busy every weekend in June. And that’s only the beginning of the summer! Stay tuned for more summer lovin’ coverage right here on!

Feature photo via Library of Congress


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