Fifteen options for Saturday’s Durham Craft Beer Festival in Oshawa, with tickets still available


Published June 2, 2023 at 12:15 pm

There’s a baker’s dozen of craft breweries at Saturday’s Durham Craft Beer Festival inside Children’s Arena in Oshawa with the recent addition of 5 Paddles of Whitby – now under new ownership – to the lineup.

The 13 breweries, which include a half-dozen local favourites, will be joined by Durham Distillery of Ajax and Rice Lake Hard Cider for extra variety, as well several local food trucks, including recent signing Marsala Food Truck, with spicy Indian food their speciality.

The eighth edition of the Durham Craft Beer, now in its second year of new ownership and first at Children’s Arena, situated a stone’s throw from downtown Oshawa adjacent to the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, takes place from one p.m. to 7 p.m. June 3.

The breweries have released the brews they will be bringing for thirsty patrons, a sampling of which includes:

  • White Wolf Coffee Blond (Couchiching)
  • Follow Your Nose Blackberry Sour (Daft)
  • Jalapeno Blonde (Sir Monty’s)
  • Al’s Cask Ale – Nitro (C’est What Durham)
  • Juice Campbell IPA (5 Paddles)
  • Kent’s ESB (Falcon)
  • Waterloo Dark Saison (Waterloo)
  • Bangarang Tropical Bellini (Side Launch)
  • Red Vienna Lager (Old Flame)
  • Janky IPA (Matron)
  • Irish Red (Brock Street)

There will likely be more than 50 craft beer options available, as well as hard cider and distilled products, with no passport required to sample them.

Local musicians, with music arranged through Will Surphlis and Get Tuned Entertainment, will be on hand to “set the atmosphere” some special musical guests also in the works.

Advance tickets are $30 plus fees (if there are any left) and available through the Regent Theatre at There will also be tickets at the door.

Additional tokens available for purchase at the event for $3 each.  Cash only but there will be an ATM on site.

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