BEER 4 BOOBS

On two separate days at two separate bars in two separate cities, a group of passionate local brewers will work together to help fight Breast Cancer.

Starting at The Rhino  on Sunday April 7th,  and continuing to The Casbah (306 King St W, Hamilton) on Sunday April 14th,  a series of unique one-off kegs and casks will be tapped in honor of the event “Beer 4 Boobs”.

Tickets will be $25.00 each and will include 1 sample beer ticket, and a commemorative sampling glass.  Proceeds from the Toronto event will be donated to PYNK, a breast cancer program for young women under 40 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

For more information, visit:

http://cheersforcharityontario.tumblr.com/post/43651112722/beer4boobs-official-press-release-2013

The 1st Annual RHINO WINTER BEER FESTIVAL

CANADIAN BEER NEWS presents
The 1st Annual RHINO WINTER BEER FESTIVAL
Sunday, February 10, 2013
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

A mid-winter celebration of Barley Wines, Imperial Stouts, Barrel-Aged Ales and other Winter Warmers from breweries including…
Amsterdam – Beau’s – Beer Academy – Black Oak – Bellwoods – Cameron’s – Cheshire Valley – F&M – Grand River – Granite – Great Lakes – Indie Ale House – Lake of Bays – MacLean’s Ales – Mill Street – Nickel Brook – Sawdust City – Silversmith – & more TBC

Three Admission Options:
VIP TICKETS – $40
- limited to 40 tickets
- entry at 11 AM
- includes breakfast buffet, 10 sample tickets & souvenir glass

REGULAR TICKETS – $20
- limited to 100 tickets
- entry at 12 noon
- includes 5 sample tickets & souvenir glass

GENERAL ADMISSION – no charge
- limited to Rhino capacity
- entry at 1 PM
- does not include any sample tickets or souvenir glass

Additional sample tickets will be available for $2 each.
Food will also be available for purchase – more details TBA.

Advance tickets available now at https://guestlistapp.com/events/141141
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About Saturday Night

It’s important for us to reply to an incident that took place this past Saturday night involving a group that was dressed as “Cowboys and Indians”, who we subsequently learned were celebrating two birthdays. At the time, we believed that they were on a pub crawl and would be moving on to another destination shortly.

We want to correct the impression that the Rhino hosted the event, or in any way endorsed or condoned it, which is not accurate. We don’t know why the group chose to dress in these costumes. To the best of our information, at no time were any derogatory remarks made about aboriginal people.

We have heard from numerous people on social media that the event was racist and by implication that the Rhino is racist. We are deeply troubled by this. Nothing is more important to us than our customers and the experiences they share at the Rhino. To think that any of our customers left our establishment feeling offended and upset is unacceptable.

This incident is not an accurate reflection of the Rhino, which for over 20 years has strongly and proudly supported the many diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions, and lifestyles that define the Parkdale community.

We have the utmost respect and admiration for Canada’s aboriginal people and their distinctive cultural traditions.

Later that same evening, another group arrived to express their concern about the costumes and we allowed them to circulate a document entitled “Our Culture is Not A Costume”, in no way interfering with them doing so. When they asked individuals in the “Cowboys & Indians” group to remove their costumes, they complied without incident.

We extend to our entire community a sincere apology for the events that took place on Saturday evening.

Please accept our deepest apologies to anyone who has been offended by this incident and our assurances that we will not permit it to happen again.

Chris

 

Update on Events of Last Saturday Night

As we continue to look into the events of last Saturday night and put measures in place to assure that this sort of situation will not happen again, we would like to provide you with an update:

We have spoken with our servers, as well as our manager and assistant manager, regarding the claim that one of our customers was told “It’s just a costume, get over it” last Saturday evening. Although our employees do not recall saying such words, one of our employees does recall saying something along the lines of “they’re dressed in costumes”. Because I myself did not witness this statement being said, I cannot confirm or deny its accuracy.

However, I can say that we will be calling a staff meeting in order to explain to our entire staff the importance of identifying with our customers’ feelings, and addressing each concern in a respectful and understanding tone.

Again, we extend our deepest apologies for the events of last Saturday evening, and hope that our entire community will allow us to earn their trust and forgiveness.

It’s our community that truly defines us.

Sincerely,

Chris

The 1st Annual RHINO WINTER BEER FESTIVAL

CANADIAN BEER NEWS  presents
The 1st Annual RHINO WINTER BEER FESTIVAL
Sunday, February 10, 2013
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

A mid-winter celebration of Barley Wines, Imperial Stouts, Barrel-Aged Ales and other Winter Warmers from breweries including…
Amsterdam – Beau’s – Beer Academy – Black Oak – Bellwoods – Cameron’s – Cheshire Valley – F&M – Grand River – Granite – Great Lakes – Indie Ale House – Lake of Bays – MacLean’s Ales – Mill Street – Nickel Brook – Sawdust City – Silversmith – & more TBC

Three Admission Options:
VIP TICKETS – $40
- limited to 40 tickets
- entry at 11 AM
- includes breakfast buffet, 10 sample tickets & souvenir glass

REGULAR TICKETS – $20
- limited to 100 tickets
- entry at 12 noon
- includes 5 sample tickets & souvenir glass

GENERAL ADMISSION – no charge
- limited to Rhino capacity
- entry at 1 PM
- does not include any sample tickets or souvenir glass

Additional sample tickets will be available for $2 each.
Food will also be available for purchase – more details TBA.

Advance tickets available now at https://guestlistapp.com/events/141141
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