FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday May 9th 2017

Toronto ON: The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies are gearing up to host their 4th Lady Craft Beer Festival. This event will be their 34th event and will take place at Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Island on Saturday July
8th 2017.
To meet ticket demand (the last three festivals all sold out very quickly) organizers have launched two sessions: 1-5pm & 6:30-10:30pm. There will be approximately 800 tickets available for each session with general admission and ‘Very Important Beer Drinking Lady’ (VIBDL) premium passes available for purchase. Tickets go on sale Tuesday May 9th at 11am at

We have always been eager to throw an event on the Toronto Island” remarked Jen Reinhardt, co-founder and operator. “There has yet to be a craft beer festival on the island and we can’t wait to create a unique summer festival for our community of women.”

All Ladies Beer Fest at Evergreen Brickworks on March
31st, where over 1200 ladies drank beer in support of the CWF. Photo by Jeannette Breward at The Good Local.

The Island Lady Beer Festival will feature all Ontario craft breweries and cideries, local food vendors and a Women’s Artisan Market. As always, a portion of festival ticket sales and all donations made at the festival will support the Society’s organization of choice, The Canadian Women’s Foundation.

General admission tickets will include 4 drink tokens, 5oz tasting glass, a ‘Morning After’ hangover gift bag and a chance to try a unique Bevy Brew crafted exclusively for the festival. VIBDL premium passes will include a boat shuttle with welcome beer, 8 drink tickets, a swag item, ‘Morning After’ gift bag, 6.75oz tasting glass and more.

Volunteer applications are now being accepted. Visit to apply. For media inquires email For general questions e-mail Check out for more information and to join the mailing list. Follow the adventures of the SOBDL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ladiesdrinkbeer.

The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies is operated by Erica Campbell, Jaime Dobbs, Jen Reinhardt and their crew of Volunbeers. The SOBDL creates exciting and inclusive events and festivals for women around the city of Toronto. The events continue to grow, garnering it North America’s largest gathering of beer-drinking ladies. A full merch line is also available at

SOBDL crew


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