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Kurtz Orchards Presents

BITTERSWEET A Celebration of Beer, Honey and Hops

Niagara’s Biggest Culinary Event for Victoria Day Long Weekend!
Kick off the summer season at Kurtz Orchards and Culinary Farm and enjoy some of the best craft brews, gourmet honey and food!

Kurtz Orchards is set to tantalize palettes and bring Ontario’s best craft beer, gourmet honey and fine foods out into the orchard. Bittersweet also marks the launch of Kurtz hop growing, the very first farm in Niagara to do so for the emerging craft brewing industry. It brings together an authentic culinary experience by connecting craft beer, gourmet honey and orchard-inspired food pairings from farm to table.

Official Bittersweet Event Press Release

Dates and Hours (Rain or Shine)
Saturday, May 18th: 11am-7pm
Sunday, May 19th: 11am-7pm
Monday, May 20th: 11am-4pm

Day Pass: (Advance & same day) includes full access to “Bittersweet: A Celebration of Beer, Honey and Hops” and
One jar of Kurtz Orchards Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Jelly - $15

Click here to buy your Bittersweet Day Pass in advance for Saturday, Sunday or Monday.


Celebrating Canada’s top craft beer producers!
À La Carte Tasting: craft beer or honey paired with gourmet food – 1 tasting for $5 or 5 for $20

Brew Vendors: Great Lakes Brewery, Oast House, Highlander Brew Company, Steam Whistle and Beau’s All Natural


Celebrating Canada’s top gourmet honey producers!
À La Carte Tasting: honey or beer paired with gourmet food – 1 tasting for $5 or 5 for $20
Honey Vendors at the Honey Bar: Wiers Lane Lavender, Dutchmans Gold, BeeGRRL and Ein Harod Apiary

Special Demonstration from BeeGRRL – Urban BeeKeeper to Fairmont Royal York – will be doing demonstrations throughout 2 days: Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th


Bittersweet is also the official launch of Kurtz Orchards’ hop growing! The first farm in the Niagara Region to grow hops for craft brewers!


Sunday, May 19th 6-8pm | Purchase tickets
Under the Stars and Orchard Canopy Headlined/Hosted by Chef Stephen Treadwell of Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine
Four-course beer, honey and hop inspired farm-to-table menu featuring the best of Niagara cuisine and Ontario Craft Beer, served family-style under a canopy of pear trees. The menu will be unveiled the night of the event.
Price: $100/person

Since opening in 2006, Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine has become Niagara’s most critically acclaimed restaurant, receiving praise for its dedication to showcasing the very best of Southwestern Ontario ingredients and Ontario wines. Chef-Owner Stephen Treadwell, along with his son Sommelier-Owner James Treadwell, are proud to provide their guests with a “serious exploration of Niagara Cuisine”. While currently based in Port Dalhousie, Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine will be moving to Niagara-on-the-Lake (114 Queen Street) in mid-to-late June 2013.


Saturday and Sunday: Dinner at 8:30pm, Movie at 9pm
“A Walk in the Clouds” and “Tuscan-inspired” Dinner Box (Saturday) -$30
“Julie & Julia” and a “Julia Child-inspired” Dinner Box (Sunday) -$30

You can also enjoy:
Gourmet Popcorn: The hottest snack food of 2013 (Sat & Sun) -$5
Smores Kit: Nearby Fire Pits Available (Sat & Sun) -$5


Live Musical Performances (Saturday)

Serena Pryne and the Mandevilles: Serena’s voice evokes the tortured purity of Janis Joplin, the soulful power of Big Mamma Thornton, and Loretta Lynn’s absorbing honesty. An impressive group of likes, to be sure. But even such praise only gives an inkling of the Canadian songstress’ abilities. Serena doesn’t just sing; she combusts. As the first note strikes, from her place centre stage Serena explodes outwards. Her sincerity and energy envelops the crowd, transforming them from passive audience and taking them on a journey soaked in whiskey, sweat, and tears. And when the lights dim and the band exits, the crowd is left cleansed, changed, having stared straight into the burning heart of rock and roll. With a mix of rock and blues, Serena’s songwriting is as timeless as it is unforgettable. Click here details

Beth Moore: Beth Moore was recently named “Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” at the 2011 Niagara Music Awards. She has also garnered two Toronto Independent Music Awards. Beth tours constantly, and has played over 400 live shows including high profile events such as the 2012 Canada Day Concert on Major’s Hill in Ottawa, and prestigious festivals across southern Ontario including Scene Fest, In the Soil, and Toronto’s Indie Week. Click here for details

Citizens of Rock and Roll: Citizen is a five-piece rock outfit finds roots in the most unruly sounds and brings them together in good old-fashioned rock and roll.
“Brad Moores vocals are unique and easily distinguishable, which is a must for any aspiring rock act.” -Spencer Matulaitis, Click here for details


Kurtz Culinary creations are available for purchase in our onsite Marketplace. Stock your Pantry for the season!

Kurtz Culinary is also serving a full lunch menu in the section of the property over pond/gazebo.

We are all looking forward to seeing you here!

Official Bittersweet Event Press Release

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