CFN – October has become Ontario’s annual month to celebrate cask-conditioned ale. A term for unﬁltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated beer that undergoes a secondary fermentation in the cask (container). Once tapped, cask-ale – also referred to as “real ale”, has only a few days to be consumed at its peak; We call these days Cask Days.
We are excited to announce the 8th year of our cask-conditioned craft beer festival in Toronto, Ontario which will take place on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th 2012.This year we will be hosting the festivities at a new venue, Evergreen Brickworks, a dynamic public space in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley. The festival is planning to feature cask-conditioned ales from over 50 micro-breweries across the country and will also introduce an international section showcasing casks from outside of Canada – marking the only festival of its kind in the country.
Cask Days was founded by barVolo in 2005 and has remained family run for the last eight years. The event has evolved into one of the most exciting craft beer festivals in the industry and a major contributor to the Ontario craft beer community. It has also encouraged brewers to experiment, explore diverse styles and have the opportunity to showcase their ﬁnest brews, in most cases – one oﬀ’s that are especially made for the event in cask-conditioned form. Our aim this year is to give you a unique beer festival experience that celebrates not only local craft beer but local food, art and music. Tickets are now available for purchase, please visit our event page for more information!
Event Cask Days – 8th Annual Cask-Conditioned Craft Beer Festival
Date Saturday, October 27th & Sunday October 28th, 2012
Location Evergreen Brickworks (Holcim Gallery & Koerener Gardens) 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, On M4W 3X8 Canada
Tickets Go on sale August 8th, 2012 online here. Also available for purchase at barVolo (587 Yonge St. Toronto)