2017 Canada’s Wonderland Brew & BBQ

Over the past couple of years, Cedar Fair has used the Brew & BBQ event at several of their amusement parks. Each of the parks bring in local craft breweries, pair them with chef inspired barbecue, live entertainment, and round out an an already amazing day at the parks.

We have been to our share of Brew & BBQ events, and without question, some of the best food is coming out of Canada’s Wonderland! Executive Chef, Dilup Attygalla, is an absolute incredible cook and throughout all of Canada’s Wonderland, guests can experience some amazing food they will not find at any other amusement parks.

We attended the 2016 Canada’s Wonderland Brew & BBQ and experienced the best of the best, and are extremely excited to see the event returning for 2017.

Guests can experience the Canada’s Wonderland Brew & BBQ June 24-25, 2017 from 12:00-8:00 pm in the Action Zone.

Participating Breweries:

Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Brock Street Brewing Company
Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Four Fathers Brewing Co.
Sunnybroke Valley
Steam Whistle Brewing
Lake Wilcox Brewing Co.
Faris Farms Ernest Cider
Arch Brewing
The Hamilton Brewery
Muskoka Brewery
Creemore Springs
The Flying Monkeys Brewery
Wellington Brewery
Great Lakes Brewery
Brasserie McAuslan

When attending Brew & BBQ, please take note…come hungry! The portion sizes are typically complete meals with paired side dishes. Lets take a look at the menu.

BBQ Pork Belly (with Old Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Onions & Mushrooms on a Potato Chive Bun)

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This dish alone was absolutely one of the most incredible meals we had ever eaten at Canada’s Wonderland. The sandwich is amazing with an array of flavors and the bun is solid at holding it all together to every last bite.

BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket (served on crusty bun with cole slaw, crisp onions, and a side of potato chips)

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BBQ Ribs n Wings (served with cole slaw, corn, and red skin mashed potatoes)

BBQ Chicken Skewer (served with corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, and cole slaw)

BBQ Baby Back Ribs (served with cole slaw, corn, red skinned mashed potatoes)

BBQ Vegetarian Burger (served on crusty bun with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and side of potato chips)

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The Canada’s Wonderland veggie burgers pack a ton of flavor with freshly made vegetable patties made in house. Even if you are not a vegetarian, this is a great option!

Admission to the Brew & BBQ Festival is FREE with your park ticket. While you can enjoy the entertainment and atmosphere for free, food and beverage are an additional cost via a token system.

Tokens can be purchased at the event. More details to follow.

There will also be a $25 passport available, which includes a tasting of each of the stations.

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New Kings Island Sweet Spot Island Soda

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The Kings Island Sweet Spot is known for some really great treats! Our personal favorite is the Sweet Spot cookies, the most magnificent little cookies on the planet! Other favorites include the ever rotating selection of freshly made fudge, hand dipped caramel apples, and a huge selection of assorted chocolates.

The one thing that has been missing from the Sweet Spot is a beverage to quench your thirst. Look no further.

Thanks to a tip from the Coaster Crew’s Gina M., Within the last week or two, the Sweet Spot has introduced “Island Soda.”

The drink is made using a Soda Stream system and consists of Heavy Cream, six shots of your choice of Torani flavor syrup, sparkling or carbonated water, all over ice.

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Flavors can vary given the hundreds of choices Torani offers. Flavors we have seen offered include Creme of Banana, Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, Cupcake, White Chocolate, Strawberry, Orange, Watermelon, Raspberry, and Cherry Lime.

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We have heard from several guests that the new Island Soda’s are really good and refreshing. Get yours at the Kings Island Sweet Spot this summer for $3.49 each. (Tip: These are substantially cheaper than similar items over at the Kings Island Starbucks, and the wait is typically way quicker!)

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Review: Cedar Point’s Dragon’s Inn Cheesestick Meal

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Have you ventured out of your comfort zone and indulged in a Cedar Point cheese-on-a-stick? Perhaps you are looking for something different when visiting Cedar Point.

Located at Dragon’s Inn, near Rougarou, guests can get the classic provolone cheese stick basket. The cheese stick basket was removed from the All-Day and All-Season dining plans, but is still available on the 2017 Cedar Point Single Meal Deal.

Guests receive 6 mozzarella cheesesticks, as well as a side of marinara dipping sauce. Baskets are served with choice of fries or a fruit cup.

While the cheesestick basket may not be anything special, it was certainly good as a snack.

Have you purchased/redeemed for a cheesestick meal deal? If so, let us know what you thought below in the comments.

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