The democratization of...beer? Toronto welcomes The People's Pint Small Batch Beer Festival!


Toronto is home to a number of craft beer fests. But beer sommelier and homebrewer Doug Appeldoorn wasn't seeing enough one-off beers at these events. Novel brews, he says, appear at larger festivals, which usually get crowded.

"We wanted to do something that brought it down in scale, but maintained the variety. What we thought of doing was small batch beer," says Appeldoorn.

That's why in January, he started People's Pint to bring together "professional or near professional" homebrewers. He runs this collective with fellow homebrewer Peter Caira and on Sunday, they're inviting the public out to taste a bunch of new beers at the People's Pint Small Batch Beer Festival happening at the Lansdowne Brewery.

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