CASK DAYS 2017
13th Annual Cask Beer Festival
Friday, October 20th – Sunday, October 22nd
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.)
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
The 13th annual Cask Days Cask-Conditioned Beer Festival returns to Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario. The festival will offer 400+ beers and ciders served for 3 days with over 10,000 attendees. Cask Days celebrates the love for cask ale: unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated beer that is served direct from a cask barrel.
The festival welcomes back breweries and cider producers from across Canada and the United States. This year, New York City has been chosen as the regional feature presented in conjunction with Cory Bonfiglio, owner of Beer Street (Brooklyn, New York). There will be a variety of 32 beers and ciders available from New York City for the first time in Ontario.
Alongside an exceptional line up of beers, chef and author of Food & Beer Daniel Burns flies into Toronto as the feature food vendor. Former pastry chef of Copenhagen’s Noma, Daniel later founded New York craft beer bar Tørst, and its neighbouring tasting menu restaurant Luksus, the first and sole Michelin star restaurant to pair only with beer. Toronto’s feature restaurants and chefs include: Grant Grant Van Gameren Harry’s Charbroiled, PG Clucks, Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Monforte Dairy and Birreria Volo.
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 $30.00 – $120.00 and will be available for purchase exclusively online http://festival.caskdays.com starting Tuesday August 8th 2017 at 8:00AM. Ticketing options include: early access to select sessions, First Tasting, Cask Lounge, and a guided tour with festival founder Ralph Morana. General admission sessions:
Session One: Friday, October 20, 2017 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Session Two: Friday, October 20, 2017 (8:00pm – 12:00am)
Session Three: Saturday, October 21, 2017 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Session Four: Saturday, October 21, 2017 (8:00pm – 12:00am)
Volo Beer Garden: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 (1:00pm – 6:00pm)
BRITISH COLUMBIA – Bridge Brewing, Central City Brewers + Distillers, Driftwood Brewery, Four Winds Brewing, Howe Sound, Luppolo Brewing Co. Moody Ales, Parallel 49 brewery, Superflux Beer Company
CALIFORNIA – 101 Cider House, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, El Segundo Brewing, Green Cheek Beer Co., King Harbor, LA Ale Works, Ladyface Ale Companie, Smog City Brewing Co., Yorkshire Square
MAINE – Allagash Brewing Co, Liquid Riot, Oxbow Brewing Co., Rising Tide Brewing
NEW YORK CITY – Barrier Brewing Co, Descendant Cider, Fifth Hammer, Finback, Greenpoint, Gun Hill, Interboro, KCBC, Keg & Lantern, LIC, Other Half, Singlecut, Sixpoint, Threes, Transmitter
NEW YORK STATE – 12 Gates Brewing Co., 42 North, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Flying Bison Brewing Company, New York Beer Project, SteamPunk Cider, Stoneyard Brewing Company, Thin Man, Woodcock Brothers Brewing Co.
NOVA SCOTIA / PEI – 2 Crows Brewing Co, Bad Apple, Big Spruce Brewing, Boxing Rock Brewing Company, Garrison, Tatamagouche Brewing Company, Unfiltered Brewing
ONTARIO – 3 Brewers, Amsterdam Brewing Co., Bandit Brewery, Bar Hop, Barley Days Brewery, Barncat Artisan Ales, Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co., BATCH, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Bellwoods Brewery, Bicycle Craft Brewery, Big Rig Brewery, Big Rock Brewery, Black Oak Brewery, Blood Brothers Brewing, Bobcaygeon Brewing Co, Brimstone Brewing Co., Broadhead Brewing Company, Brock St. Brewery, Burdock, Calabogie Brewing Co., Cameron’s Brewing Company, Cheshire Valley Brewing Co., Collective Arts Brewing Co., County Durham Brewing Company, Cowbell Brewing Co, Craft Heads, Dominion City Brewing Co., Eastbound Brewing Co., Elora Brewing Company, Ernest Cider, Fairweather Brewing Company, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Folly Brewing, Forked River Brewing Company, Garage D’or Ciders, Godspeed Brewery, Goose Island Brewhouse, Granite Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Halcyon Barrel House, Halo Brewery, Henderson Brewing Co., Hockley Valley Brewing Co, Indie Alehouse, Ironwood, Junction Craft Brewing, Katalyst Brewing Company, Kensington Brewing Company, Lake of Bays Brewing Company, Lake Wilcox Brewing Co, Left Field Brewery, Louis Cifer Brew Works, Market Brewing Co., Mascot Brewery, MERIT Brewing, Mill Street Brewery, Muddy York Brewing Co., Muskoka Brewery, Niagara Oast House Brewers, Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Northwinds Brewery Ltd, People’s Pint Brewing Company, Pommies Cider Co., Radical Road Brewing Co., Rainhard Brewing, Redline Brewhouse, Revel Cider Co., Rorschach Brewing, Rouge River Brewing Company, Royal City Brewing Co., Sawdust City Brewing Co., Shacklands Brewing, Shawn & Ed Brewing Company, Spearhead Brewing Company, Steel Town Cider Co., Stone City Ales, Sulker’s Cider, The Exchange Brewery, The Second Wedge Brewing Company, Thornbury Village Cider, Tooth and Nail Brewing Company, Waller St Brewing, Wellington Brewery, West Avenue, William Street Beer Co., Woodhouse brewing
OREGON – Cascade Brewing, Culmination Brewing Company, Gigantic Brewing, Hair Of The Dog, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
QUEBEC – À la Fût, Coop de travail brassicole, BENELUX, Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!, Brasserie Dunham, Cidrerie Milton, Coop de solidarité Brassicole MaBrasserie, Glutenberg Craft Brewery, Hopfenstark Brewery, Isle de Garde, Lagabière, microbrasserie, Le Trou du diable, LTM – Les Trois Mousquetaires Microbrasseurs, Macallen Ferme et Brasserie, Microbrasserie Baril Roulant, Microbrasserie Pit-Caribou, Microbrasserie Trefle Noir, Microbrasserie Vox Populi
ABOUT CASK DAYS
Cask Days is a family run cask-conditioned beer festival that started on the patio of Bar Volo in 2005. The festival has evolved into one of the most exciting craft beer festivals in the country and one of the largest cask-conditioned beer festivals in North America. It encourages brewers to experiment and explore diverse beer styles, and offers the opportunity to showcase their finest brews. In many cases – one offs that are specially made for the event in cask-conditioned form. Our goal is to host a unique beer festival experience that celebrates local craft beer, food, art and music. Cask Days has recently opened an online Cask Shop that sells equipment and accessories for dispensing, serving and making cask-conditioned ale.
WHAT IS CASK-CONDITIONED ALE?
In the early days of draught beer, before metal kegs, CO2 tanks or refrigerated coolers, there was cask-conditioned ale. Also known as cask ale, or sometimes real ale. Unlike most beer, which is delivered from the brewery in a finished state, cask-conditioned ale does not complete its fermenting until days or even moments before it is delivered to the drinker, with a small amount of fermentation continuing in the cask from which the beer will be poured. Before tapping, a vent is opened in the top of the cask and the extra gas is allowed to escape, which is why cask ale is less carbonated than other beer. As a final step ‘finings’ are added to encourage the yeast to sink to the bottom, where it will remain undisturbed while the beer is poured. Your finished pint may be a bit cloudy, but should be mildly carbonated, slightly chilled and fresh and vibrant in taste.