The 10th Annual “Cask Days” Cask Conditioned Craft Beer Festival returns to Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario for its third year and will offer more than 300 beers and ciders across 3 days with over 5000 attendees.
The festival welcomes back breweries from across Canada, United Kingdom and has invited California to be this year’s international brewery feature. Presented in conjunction with CASK ALE LA, there will be over 30 beers available from breweries across the state, both big and small that have never been served north of the border. Participating feature breweries will be announced individually leading up to the festival starting with Stone Brewing Company from Escondido, California.
Along side an exceptional line up of beers, Cask Days hosts a unique beer festival experience with epic eats from Toronto’s most admired chefs, raw vinyl beats and an art gallery that showcases the best in beer label design. Additional attractions include the 6th Annual IPA Challenge, a classic arcade game zone and feature artists: Troy Lovegates and Mister Sleeep.
Mark your calendars everyone! We are very excited to announce that the 10th Annual Cask Days: Cask-Conditioned Craft Beer Festival will take place from Friday, October 24th to Sunday, October 26th at Evergreen Brickworks. What started as a couple of firkins on the patio of Bar Volo in 2005 has evolved into one of the most exciting beer festivals in the country and one of the largest of its kind in North America. Looking forward to hosting another amazing year and seeing everyone in October. Ticket sales and information to be announced!
After a small break from last years festival, the Cask Days team invites you to check out our new website (caskdays.com) and online cask ale supply shop. The site will be a resource for everything you need to know about cask-conditioned ale, where to find it, the history of Cask Days festival and a shop that now ships equipment across Canada.
Cask Days would also like to announce that the 6th Annual Cask-Conditioned IPA Challenge will not be held this spring. After five years of hosting on Bar Volo's patio we have decided to bring this small event to the next level. Bigger venue with India pale ales competing across the country. This years challenge will be held in the fall and more details will be released soon. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the 10th anniversary of Cask Days festival this October in Toronto!
As the global dining scene experiments and matures, cask ale is quickly becoming the perfect partner to pair craft beer with good food. Young Canadians, bored with adopted tastes from mom and dad for sophisticated sauvignon blanc, are shifting to cask ale as their preferred drink when enjoying a lone pint or paring it with a meal. From trendy, young women sipping cask in the dining room at Toronto’s upscale pub The Oxley, to award-winning brewers like Halifax’s Granite Brewery, cask ale interest is boosting Canadian culture to new levels.