September 7th, 2019, in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Presented by The Exchange Brewery & The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce.

The Story

“We are very excited for return of Sourpalooza this fall after the success of last year’s festival. Having some of Ontario’s best sour producers in house for the event was very special for the brewers and attendees, coming together to sample and ‘geek-out’ over some great beer. Due to tickets selling out last year, we have added another session to this year’s festival as well as expanded our Ontario and International brewery lineup. It will be great to see some of our old friends and some new surprises at Sourpalooza this year!”

Sam Maxbauer, Head Brewer at The Exchange Brewery


Sourpalooza 2019 will be held in The Market Hall, at Niagara-on-the-Lake Old Court House.

In heart of the Old Town, this beautiful heritage building is also conveniently located in front of The Exchange Brewery.

2018 Brewery Lineup

(2019 lineup will be announced soon!) 





Where is Sourpalooza 2019 held?
The festival will be held in the Market Room of the Old Court House (26 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake). The Market Room is on the street level, in the rear off the Court House building.  It is accessible from Market Street.

When is Soupalooza 2019 held?
The festival will be held on September 7TH, over 4 sessions: 12-2:30PM, 2:30-5PM, 5-7:30PM, 7:30PM-9PM.

Where can I buy tickets?
You can buy your tickets online or in-person at The Exchange Brewery (7 Queen St., NOTL). Tickets are valid only for the session purchased, each session is 2.5 hours long.

How does sampling works?
Your admission ticket includes a 4oz sample of each beer being poured at the event (2-4 varieties from each participating brewery). New this year will be complimentary samples from our communal bar which will be exclusively out of province offerings.

Will you offer any non-sour beers?
​All breweries will be bringing sour beers.The beer line up will be announced throughout the summer leading up to September 7th so stay tuned to Twitter and Instagram!​

Will there be food?
Snacks will be complimentary, there will be a variety of popcorn and seasoned nuts. Water is also complimentary available at the communal bar, stay hydrated!

Can I ask for a refund?
​Tickets are 100% non-refundable​.

Will there be bathrooms and hand wash stations?
​There are also wheelchair accessible public washrooms adjacent to the Court House immediately outside of the Market Room where the event is taking place.

Will there be ATMs?
Cash is not required for sampling or snacks however vendors will be selling merchandise at their booths so have cash ready! There are no ATMs on site. ATMs are available at the RBC location on 234 Mary St as well as at the BMO Bank of Montreal location on 91 Queen St. ​​

Will there be parking nearby?
You will find a paid public parking lot directly behind the Court House building​, accessible from Market Street.  There is additional parking available at 29 Platoff St. There is also paid street parking available on Queen St. and King Street. Please do not drive if you will be sampling; we at The Exchange Brewery encourage everyone to have a designated driver, call a taxi, Uber or walk. ​

Can I bring my own glass?
No, sorry. No outside glassware will be allowed.  ​

What happens if I lose or break my sampling glass?
​Plastic cups will be provided in the event your lose or break your souvenir sampling glass. ​

Can I bring my kids? Dogs?
This event is 19+; IDs will be checked at the door. Anyone under the legal drinking age, as well as furry four legged canine family, are not permitted in the festival. ​ ​

Will there be first aid available on-site?
There will be designated first aid certified ​staff on site in case of minor injury.

Is it a smoker-friendly event?
​Smoking is not permitted indoors at the festival. ​

Will I appear on promo/social media photo?
By entering the festival event space, you will consent to your image/voice being used in photos and videos for use in any of our promotional materials and social media posts.

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