Queer Beer Festival: It Has All The Things

Sarah’s Team Pick:

Today, Toronto is holding North America’s first ever Queer Beer Festival. The event leads into the weekend’s non-orientation-specific Festival of Beer. QBF features 70 brewers all with unique beers.

And refreshingly, the word queer isn’t just there for its rhyming value. The festival actually has something for the whole LGBTQ community, not just the G. There are a few booths focused specifically on women, and the entertainment lineup includes queerio (and Autostraddle) favorites Hunter Valentine and Lucas Silveira of The Cliks.

If you live anywhere in Toronto and don’t have plans tonight, go here! Alternatively, if you live anywhere else and have any festival-planning abilities, please create your own Queer Beer Festival. Preferably in the Detroit area, but maybe that’s just me.

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Sarah lives in Chicago with her partner and her big white Great Dane. She is a lawyer by day and a beer brewer/bread baker/knitter by night. She & her partner are currently learning how to grow their own food, and eventually they hope to move to a small farm outside the city. In 2009-2010, before jetting off to law school, Sarah was Autostraddle's Managing Editor.

Sarah has written 127 articles for us.


  1. I can say for a fact it was great! It was exactly the same as the regular beer fest, but without the douchebags. There were ice cream floats in beer with maple syrup! And Ace of Base was there, which was HILARIOUS. Toronto has the best queer scene and the cutest dykes. For real. :-)

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