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14th Annual Cask Days Beer Festival
October 19 - October 21
Cask Days celebrates the love for cask ale: unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated beer that is served direct from a cask barrel, and showcases more than 400 beers and ciders from producers across Canada and the United States. This three-day festival has an audience of over 10,000 attendees, and will feature new beers tapped each day.
In conjunction with Celebrate Ontario, Cask Days is excited to announce the inclusion of new educational programming with world-renowned brewers, industry-leading cask ale panelists, and bus transportation packages from select cities this year.
The festival kicks off with the Brewers Gathering, attracting industry professionals from coast to coast to celebrate the first tapping, and attend educational seminars by industry leaders. Hosting these seminars are acclaimed international guest speakers Kevin Martin, Director of Brewing Operations of Cascade Brewing Company in Oregon, and Tim Adams, Founder and Head Brewer of Oxbow Brewing Company in Maine.
The Real Talk! Panel, comprised of well-known Toronto beer and cask experts, including festival founder Ralph Morana, will be discussing the history and evolution of cask ale during an interactive Q & A on the Saturday morning of Cask Days.
Accompanying the exceptional line up of beers are a few of Toronto’s most reputable restaurants; Birreria Volo, El Rey Mezcal Bar, Harry’s Charbroiled, Montgomery’s Restaurant, PG Clucks, Tennessee Tavern.
Additional and exciting highlights; the Keep6 Imports draft bar, Casktails; curated cocktails and served from a cask by Dillon’s Distillery and Michael Webster of Bar Raval, natural wine presented by the Grape Witches, an immersive sensory encounter with a live brew put on by Toronto Brewing, and the Volo Cellar; a secret bar featuring bottle pours of their favourite lambics, including Brasserie Cantillon.
Top local talent such as DJ Dopey and DJ Mensa will represent the festival music, highlighting turntablism; the art and use of turntables to manipulate sound to create new music, beats, and sounds. Sunday’s Volo Beer Garden returns as a family-friendly event, with onsite representation and activities from our charitable partner, Unity.
From its humble beginnings on the patio of Bar Volo in 2005 with 22 casks, 18 breweries and 130 attendees, Cask Days has grown to be “the most exciting beer event in Toronto” according to Stephen Beaumont, author of World Atlas of Beer.
Tickets range from $13.00 – $200.00 and are available exclusively online at caskdays.com/tickets
GENERAL ADMISSION SESSION TIMES
Session One: Friday, October 19th, 2018 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Session Two: Friday, October 19th, 2018 (8:00pm – 12:00am)
Session Three: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Session Four: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 (8:00pm – 12:00am)
Volo Beer Garden: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 (1:00pm – 6:00pm)