Funkfest Sour Beer Festival ~ 2019

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It’s back! FUNKFEST returns for its biggest year yet on Canada Day Long Weekend. Join us, Saturday, June 29th at Sawdust City Brewing Company where we’ll have 40+ Canadian breweries to tantalize your tastebuds with sour blends, barrel-aged Berliners, funky-fresh fruit brews and pucker power concoctions. New to the Funkfest line-up this year is the Sawdust City Lager Patio, which will be pouring Little Norway Pale Lager all-day long. The Lager Patio will be fully equipped to quench your thirst and refresh your palate in preparation for your next funky concoction. 

Enjoy the sour flavours while rocking out to live tunes all-day. Local and funk musicians alike will grace the Funkfest stage. We’re thrilled to have one of Canada’s greatest indie-rock bands, the Born Ruffians here to take the party home as the headliners of Funkfest.

We’ll be featuring our annual Funkfest beer release Limberlost with wild blueberries. Born in the wilds of the nearby Limberlost Forest this spontaneously fermented tart ale pours a beautiful deep blue and has aromas of fruit and dusty farmhouse funk. Using our wild yeast strain captured from Limberlost Forest, this year’s version is tart without being overly sour. Try it first at Funkfest and take a bottle, or two, home with you. It will be available for purchase in the Sawdust City retail store on the day of the event.

This year, Funkfest is going green. We’ve teamed up with Reusable Revolution Muskoka to bring you a more sustainable, eco-friendly beer festival. As we work towards a zero-waste event you’ll see recycling stations throughout the event, as well as an eco-conscious water source that will keep attendees hydrated responsibly. We’ll host local restaurants at Funkfest that offer locally sourced dishes. Plus, we get to feature the local talent displayed by the terrific chefs right here in Muskoka.

Funkfest is a two-time award-winning festival. Last fall, we took home the win for Ontario Culinary Tourism’s ‘Event of the Year’. The previous year, Funkfest was recognized with the ‘Editor’s Choice’ title at the Golden Tap Awards.

This is the beer festival you don’t want to miss! Doors open at 12pm, and the first 100 people in will receive free Funkfest sunglasses. For the full brewery line-up and all the details visit funkfest.beer. Tickets are just $35 and are available online. Get yours today, and join us for sour brews, live music, fresh food and festivities galore hosted in a blow-out parking lot party under the big Muskoka sky.