CASK DAYS 2019

Join us and celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Cask Days! This years festival takes places October 18th-20th, 2019 @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets go on sale Thursday August 8th @ 8AM EST on caskdays.com. Cask Days celebrates cask ale: unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated beer that is served direct from a barrel. A unique festival experience that celebrates not only beer but food, art and music. Founded by Bar Volo in 2005.

TICKETS GO ON SALE: AUGUST 8TH, 2019 @ 8AM EST
Tickets & Info > https://caskdays.com

Want to avoid paying online ticket and credit card processing fees? General Admission tickets for sessions 1-4 are available for sale starting August 8th in person (cash only) at Birreria Volo (612 College St. Toronto) during business hours.

GENERAL ADMISSION SESSION TIMES

Session One: Friday, October 18th (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Session Two: Friday, October 18th (8:00pm – 12:00am)
Session Three: Saturday, October 19th (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Session Four: Saturday, October 19th (8:00pm – 12:00am)
Volo Beer Garden: Sunday, October 20th (12:00pm – 5:00pm)

ADDITIONAL TICKET TYPES & ADD ONS

Baller Pass (All Sessions), Early Access, Designated Driver, Cask Lounge (VIP) & Advanced Tokens. For more information visit https://caskdays.com/tickets

Our full line up of breweries and cider makers will be announced soon!

 
 

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.