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Here are some of our frequently asked questions.
Q: Do you have any technical requirements?
We need a standard 110v plug with a dedicated 15 amp circuit to operate the draft system and refrigeration. We can work with your AV team to ensure the venue has the power we need to operate smoothly! For residential events, we also have the option to rent a generator in the rare case that the power supply is not sufficient.
Q: WHY SHOULD I OPT FOr KEGS?
When pouring from a draft system, you’re getting a different mouthfeel than you would expect from a bottle or can. The gas that pushes the drinks through the tap is a special blend of 75% Nitrogen and 25% CO2. This blend preserves the quality and freshness of all of our beverages - whether it’s beer, wine, cider or kombucha - so that each pour is delicious, from the first glass to the last. With kegs, you’re getting the freshness and quality that the brewer intended when they crafted their beverages. Kegs also reduce the cost of traditional bottle packaging and transportation. By eliminating this packaging, we’re reducing the amount of recycling after an event, lowering our overall carbon footprint.
Q: Do you SELL ALCOHOL?
Liquor laws in Canada don’t allow the sale of alcohol from a mobile vehicle (insert sad face here). The person hosting the event is responsible for purchasing the alcohol and acquiring a Special Events/Occasion Permit from the LCBO so we can legally dispense any alcoholic beverages. However, we can help you order and purchase any kegs or bottled beverages through our vendors and even pick up and drop off kegs before and after your event for an additional fee!
Q: WHAT’S A SPECIAL OCCASIONS PERMIT?
A Special Occasions Permit (SOP) allows for the sale and service of alcohol on special occasions, such as cash bars at weddings or private receptions, as well as larger public events. A SOP is required any time alcohol is served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment or a private residence. Learn more here.
Q: WHAT DO WE NEED TO BOOK YOU?
To reserve the Tipsy Turny Trailer, we ask for a 50% deposit along with a signed contract. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days prior to your event date. If your event is short notice (less than 30 days before event date), the full payment outlined in the contract is due upfront.
Q: WHAT DRINKS CAN YOU SERVE?
We love to serve anything that comes in a keg, including beer, wine, cider, cold brew and kombucha from our amazing local vendors. We also serve spirit-based drinks and cocktails. We can even work with you to craft a signature cocktail for your event! Send us an email and we can build your drink menu from the ground up and ensure you have enough booze to keep all your guests happy (and maybe a little tipsy).
Q: HOW WILL WE KNOW WHAT TO BUY?
Once we know more about your event we will give you a shopping list based on your guest count and estimated consumption.
Q: HOW BIG IS TOBY?
Toby is a whopping 13.5 ft long (including the hitch), 6.5 ft wide and 8 ft tall. Don’t let his size fool you though - he packs a punch with the most draft taps of any mobile bar in Southern Ontario.
Q: ARE YOU INSURED?
We have Commercial General Liability Insurance, plus all of our bartenders are Smart Serve Certified!
Q: CAN WE ADD DECOR TO THE TRAILER?
We encourage it! Toby loves to get adorned with flowers, balloons, decals, marquee letters and more! We can work with you to dress Toby to the nines or put us in touch with your planner to iron out all the details! We just ask that you be respectful and always ask before fastening or sticking anything to Toby. He’s very precious to us!
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