Across the Creek Beer Tasting Launches Alumni Weekend on June 4th
Alumni will be raising a glass of craft beer at a tasting event being held online Friday, June 4th, as part of the University of Waterloo Alumni Weekend 2021 activities. St. Jerome’s University (SJU) has collaborated with other members of the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo (AFIW), to host the “Across the Creek Beer Tasting”, which features craft beers from local supplier Wellington Brewery.
“The lockdown has really changed how people are able to connect,” noted SJU’s Director, Advancement and Donor Relations, Viola Poletes-Montgomery. “Further to the success of our “Wine about Winter” event we knew our alumni would enjoy another great opportunity to come together. The combination of having a Brewer guide guests through a craft beer tasting with carefully chosen treats seemed like an innovative solution to not being able to reunite on campus.”
The University of Waterloo Alumni Weekend is coordinated by the university’s Alumni Office with activities being hosted by each faculty on campus. Due to the pandemic, all Alumni Weekend events are online this year. offering a unique way for the events to reach alumni all over the world. The AFIW partners chose to collaborate to encourage co-mingling amongst alumni from “across the creek”.
“You will be able to reunite with old friends from the comfort of your home, while meeting other AFIW alumni,” noted Poletes-Montgomery. “It’s a fun and safe way to participate in Alumni Weekend.”
Registration is required for the Friday, June 4th event, which includes:
- a 60-minute tasting with a Brewer;
- three Wellington beers paired with Five Brothers Cheese from Gunn’s Hill Cheese (Woodstock, Ontario); locally grown Maple & Mojito Pecans from Jewels Under the Kilt (Fergus, Ontario); Coffee Crunch Chocolate from Chocosol (Toronto, Ontario);
- two 5oz Sommelier sample glasses; and
- $5.00 off your next order at Wellington Brewery.
The cost per person is $65.
If you know someone who enjoys craft beer, but they are not alumni, please invite them to register also. Free local delivery is available within Wellington’s delivery zone. A $10 flat rate will be applied for those beyond their delivery zone, but within Ontario. Registration by May 21st is required.
“We are grateful to have the support of Wellington Brewery to help make this event a success,” added Poletes-Montgomery. “We look forward to seeing our alumni online on June 4th.”