Sidewalk Beershop beer-sausage celebration

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From October 28-31, Sidewalk Beershop in Waterloo is having a seasonal celebration — and cheersing to the further restaurant re-opening — that features sausages and beer. And sausage made with beer.

“We’re having a pop-up with Bellwoods Brewery from Toronto where we will be filling our fridges with all of their freshest beers, along with some older, rare cellared items. We will also be doing some select draught pours for on-site consumption in the café, our annex space, and for the final weekend of the year on our patio,” says Marc Lecompte of Sidewalk Beershop.

Lecompte is also partnering with ForeQuarter Butcher Shop of Kitchener who have are making three different types of sausages incorporating three different Bellwoods beers, adds Lecompte. “We will be making different toppings if people want to order them here, or they can take the plain packaged sausages home.”

Lecompte is encouraging people to dress in costume, and tag them in a photo. “The best costume will receive a prize,” he says, adding that he’s very happy to be getting back to more “normal” business.

Waterloo’s Sidewalk Beershop (Photo/

“This event marks the first time the people will be back in the café since the beginning of COVID, and although we are still offering all of our usual sandwiches and coffee, the beer retail portion of the café will have a much larger footprint in our main space.” says Lecompte.

In fact, customers will be able to come in and browse the fridges and grab beer-to-go, just as they would at an LCBO (within legal alcohol take-away requirements).

“We’ve done some minor renovations and re-organizing with new tables and chairs, a fresh coat of paint, so we’re excited to welcome people back in to the space,” says Lecompte. “This event is to showcase one of our favourite Ontario breweries, a great local butcher shop, and to let people know that we are here to pick up beer that you won’t find at many other places in the region.”

Lecompte’s excitement comes with a caveat that we would do well to remember as restaurants open at full capacity this week.

“We’re hoping for a busy week, but also hope people are patient as we figure out our new way of operating,” he says ” I’m optimistic and we’ve got a really great team in here at the moment.”

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