The 11th Annual Cask-Conditioned Beer Festival returns to Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Ontario. The festival will offer more than 300 beers and ciders served on cask across 3 days with over 8000 attendees. Cask Days celebrates the love for cask ale: unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated beer that is served direct from a cask barrel. 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.
Friday, October 23rd (1pm-5pm)
Friday, October 23rd (8pm-12am)
Saturday, October 24th (2pm-6pm)
Saturday, October 24th (8pm-12am)
Sunday, October 25th (2pm-7pm)
Access To All Sessions
All Cask Days 2015 tickets are available for purchase exclusively on this website. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Advertised ticket prices include HST (13%). Online processing fees are not included.
Cask Days 2015 is a tasting event. Beers will be available by the 5oz or 10oz serving size. Higher alcohol offerings (7% +) will only be available by 5oz serving. 5oz pour = 1 token ($2.50) and 10oz pour = 2 tokens ($5.00). All beer sample prices include HST (13%). Imported beers are only available by the 5oz pour ($5.00). Landed cost of import beers are twice the price of local.
All Cask Days 2015 tickets include tokens. Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event and each token costs $2.50 (includes HST 13%). Tokens can be used towards purchasing food and drinks across all sessions. Tokens are non-refundable. Cash, Debit, Visa and Mastercard accepted. ATM will be available on site.
All tickets include beer tokens, a branded festival glass and booklet. Attendees will have a selection of 300+ cask-conditioned ales from across North America to choose from (one off's, seasonals or specialty beers made specifically for the festival). Admission also includes live entertainment, security and an elevated festival experience with a focus on quality
Shuttle bus tickets are available for $5.00. Patrons can ride to and from Evergreen Brick Works (from Broadview subway station) throughout their selected session. Shuttle bus tickets can be purchased for each individual section by clicking "Buy Tickets" above.
WHAT IS CASK-ALE?
In the early days of draught beer, before metal kegs or CO2 tanks or refrigerated coolers, there was cask-conditionaed 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.
Cask Days welcomes back over 100 breweries from across Canada, United Kingdom and the United States (California & New York State). This year, the state of Washington has been chosen to be the 2015 brewery feature presented in conjunction with Elliot Bay Brewing of Seattle. There will be a variety of 30 beers available from Washington State that have never been served in Ontario before. Click button below for full list of participating breweries.
Alongside an exceptional line up of beers, Cask Days brings Toronto’s most coveted restaurants and chefs including: Brando’s Fried Chicken, WVRST Beer Hall, Porchetta & Co., 416 Snackbar and Bar Volo. Other unique programming includes: The 7th Annual IPA Challenge, works by featured artist Andrew Kidder (RCADE Wizard) and local DJ’s Box Of Kittens.
Fried Chicken From former Chef du Cusine at Bar Isabel Brandon Olsen
Home to Toronto's Porchetta Sandwhich.
Snacks as diverse as the city we love.
416 Snack Bar
Rotating Italian Snacks by Bar Volo
WVRST Modern beer hall specializing in artisan sausages, craft beer and good times.
Pretzels from Pawel Grezlikowski of Hogtown Charcuterie
Electronic DJ set by Box Of Kittens
Feature Artist Andrew Kidd aka "RCADE Wizard". Gallery & Live Painting.
32 India Pale Ales heads up in a single elimination bracket tournament
The city's best home brews curated by Toronto Brewing Homebrew Supply Shop
Imported Goods from Keep6 Imports
Classic arcade zone presented by Get Well Bar
Coffee and warm drinks from Boxcar Social
Hip Hop Classics From DJ Grump
550 Bayview Ave. Toronto, Ontario.Transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability. Evergreen Brick Works is a dynamic public space in the heart of Toronto's Don Valley and the home of our festival for the last three years.
Closest Subway Station: Broadview - Cask Days Shuttle Bus Tickets available for purchase