Why Did the Brunchosaurus Cross the Road?
To get to the Distillery Of Course!
Jackie always keeps me in the loop on the new, exciting, fun and crazy things that could be had with food. And she has a very strict policy about running races: Only run if it ends in Alcohol or Food. So we were happy to find another race that not only ended in alcohol but had you drinking it through out the entire run.
The Beer Run held it’s first ever Toronto race last Sunday. Starting and finishing at Mill Street Brewery in the Distillery District, the run was 11.5 k of city racing with stops at Steam Whistle Brewery, Three Brewers and Amsterdam Brewery.
We started our race with a cup of beer from Mill Street. I couldn’t tell you which beer we had but I can tell you my all time favourite Mill St. beer is their lemon tea beer! At any rate it was a refreshing start before our run.
After we finished our glasses and did a quick warm up, we were excitedly navigating busy streets until we winded our way to our first stop:
Checkpoint! A full bottle of beer at Steam Whistle Brewery
And even enjoyed some fun live music while we finished our bottles and enjoyed the great weather.
Next thing we knew we were off again. This time to the 3 Brewers (Les 3 Brasseurs) near Yonge and Dundas Square.
Jackie and I decided to sip on a pint of their white beer while we enjoyed garlic potatoes, whistles, and music.
We even had time for a photo op with Captain Canada:
At the finish we celebrated in the only way we know how to celebrate running races:
Overall, we had a magnificent time that we can fondly remember every time we open a beer (our beer run medal is a bottle opener too!)
We loved our time at the race, the only thing that would have made it better is if they were able to block off roadways for runners, so we weren’t stuck to the sidewalks or waiting for cross lights.
Looking forward to running for brew next year!