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June 4, 2004
Barbecue Cook-off and Craft Beer Show at the St. Lawrence Market next weekend
From June 11 to June 13, St. Lawrence Market will host 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 Wolf BBQ and the
Crabby's BBQ team.

Food sampling takes place from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11 and
Saturday, June 12, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 13.

As part of the craft beer show, visitors can purchase a sample cup for $5 and
experience more than 50 different brands of craft-brewed beer from 20
microbreweries and learn about beer-making traditions and innovations. Some of
the attending breweries include: Brick Brewing Co., Cameron's Brewing Co.,
Unibroue, Neustadt, Black Oak Brewing Co., Cool Beer Brewing Co., Steam Whistle
Brewing, King Brewery Brewing , Scotch Irish Brewing Company and Church Key
Brewing Co., County Durham Brewing Company, C'est What?, McAuslan Brewing,
Mill Street Brewery, Denison's Brewing Company, Amsterdam, Trafalgar Brewing
Company and KLB Brewery.

Admission 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 contacts:
Jorge Carvalho, Manager, St. Lawrence Market, Facilities and Real Estate,
Corporate Services, 416-392-7120
Shane Carmichael, Event Co-ordinator, 416-304-0144



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