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June 10, 2003
Barbecue Cook-off and Craft Beer Show at the St. Lawrence Market on Father's Day weekend
In just three days, St. Lawrence Market will launch its annual three-day party,
celebrating the tastes of summer with live entertainment, a barbecue cook-off
and a craft beer show.

Ten professional barbecue teams from across North America will compete to win
awards and bragging rights for the best chicken, ribs and sauce. Camp 31, Uncle
Sam's BBQ, Gator BBQ, Bibs BBQ, and Billy Bones BBQ from the United States will
be in competition with several Canadian teams, including Bad World BBQ and the
Purple Pig BBQ team.

Food sampling takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 13 and
Saturday, June 14, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 15.

As part of the craft beer show, visitors can experience more than 50 different
brands of craft-brewed beer from 19 microbreweries and learn about beer-making
traditions and innovations. Returning breweries include: Brick Brewing Co.,
Cameron's Brewing Co., Black Oak Brewing Co., Magnotta Brewery, Cool Beer
Brewing Co., Steam Whistle Brewing, Niagara Brewing Company, Wellington
Brewery, Scotch Irish Brewing Company and Church Key Brewing Co.

New breweries this year include: County Durham Brewing Company, C'est What?,
Banks Canada, McAuslan Brewing, Mill Street Brewery, Denison's Brewing Company,
Amsterdam, Trafalgar Brewing Company and Creemore Springs Brewery.

Admission to the grounds is free. For more information, call 416-392-7120.

The St. Lawrence Market is located at 95 Front St. E. at Jarvis Street. Parking
is available at the Toronto Parking Authority lot, located at the south end of
Market Street (below The Esplanade).

Media Contact
Jorge Carvalho
Manager, St. Lawrence Market, Facilities and Real Estate, Corporate Services

Shane Carmichael
Event Co-ordinator



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