Cask Days 2014 - Thank You!

What an amazing 10th year! 6500+ guests, 336 firkins, 130+ breweries and cideries, 150 volunteers all filled Evergreen Brick Works over 3 beautiful October days. Check out all the photos from the weekend here. The Cask Days team would like to thank all participating breweries and ciders, attendees, volunteers, Bar Volo staff (Kristen, Luisa, Nick, Dave, Chris, Mike, Christian, Aki, Joel, Kati, David, Lil' Nick, Dan), family and friends. Special thanks to all the California breweries for agreeing to ship their beers to Ontario, our Sponsors: Bar Volo, NOW Magazine, Keep6 Imports, Uniiverse, Cask Ale LA (Aaron Champion), Mill St. Brewery for shuttle buses, Amsterdam Brewery for Music, Granite Brewery for art, Get Well Bar for arcades and The Ontario Hop Growers Association. The Food VendorsHogtown Charcuterie, Porchetta & Co., Hopgood's Foodliner, California Sandwiches, Uncle Smoke BBQ, Propeller Coffee and Jenna Harkness (our food program manager).

The 6th annual cask-conditioned IPA challenge took place over the Cask Days 2014 weekend with 36 participating India Pale Ales across the country. After four amazing rounds with ratings and votes from judges and public score the top IPA goes to LE CASTOR YAKIMA IPA from Quebec. Thanks to all the participating breweries in the IPA Challenge. 

Thanks to everyone behind IN THE WEEDS TV who teamed up with Bar Volo to create and document the making of a limited edition, dark and spicy porter cask beer, House In The Weeds. The Bar Volo and In The Weeds crew, along with forager Nick Stark, travelled to the beautiful village of Creemore, Ontario to sustainably forage wild ginger for a special one off collaboration brew served at Cask Days 2014. Check out the video here: 

Hope everyone had a great time and see you next year for the 11th CASK DAYS: Cask-Conditioned Beer Festival! In the meantime you can enjoy cask-conditioned ale at these fine establishments across Ontario!