Cask! Social – March 28th 2015, 3-6pm

The date has been set for the next Cask! Social – Saturday March 28th 2014 from 3:00-6:00pm. The Social will take place at The Harbord House, 150 Harbord St, Toronto. This is our first Social at the Harbord House, so please join us in supporting another great cask pub in the city. Details of the cask ales on offer will be posted nearer the time.
The Harbord House is located on the north side of Harbord St between Bathurst and Spadina and can be reached via TTC: the Spadina subway station is about a 9 minute walk away, both the 510 Spadina and 511 Bathurst street cars stop at Harbord St, or if you’re coming across town the 94 Wellesley bus stops right on Harbord St at Brunswick Ave.
Hope to see you there!

$5 Cask Pints on Mondays at Castro’s

We recently heard that Castro’s Lounge in the Beaches now serves pints of cask ale @ $5 on Mondays from 3:00pm onwards. Up to 4 cask ales usually available.
Castro’s is located at 2116e Queen Street East, Toronto.

Cask! Social at The Monarch Tavern – Dec 6th

Save the date! Our next Social will be held at the Monarch Tavern on Saturday December 6th starting at our usual time of 3:00pm. The folks at the Monarch are looking forward to hosting us and will have a selection of cask ales available for us to enjoy. Details of the beers will be published nearer the date.

The Monarch Tavern is located at 12 Clinton St, Toronto, 2 blocks south of College St, West of Bathurst. The TTC 506 Carlton street car stops right at College and Clinton.

Hope to see you there.

Cask Sunday @ Granite – June 22nd 3pm

The Granite Brewery¬†will be hosting a Cask Sunday in association with CASK! on Sunday June 22nd from 3:00 to 6:00pm. Join us on the back patio where three summery ‘sessionable’ cask ales and yummy treats will be available. 245 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto.

Also happening during OCB Week which kicks off June 13th are a number of province-wide events featuring cask ales. For details check out the Events Page on the OCB Week website

CASK! Social at Junction Brewery – Sunday May 25th

Great news! The fine folks at Junction Craft Brewering have agreed to host our next CASK! Social. To accommodate their busy schedule brewing interesting craft beers for us to enjoy, we will break with tradition and hold the Social on a Sunday with a slightly earlier start time of 2pm. There will be a selection of Junction cask ales for this event, so arrive thirsty!

Date and time: Sunday May 25th from 2:00pm
Address: 90 Cawthra Avenue, Unit 101, which is close to Keele and St Clair. TTC directions: Take Keele bus north from Keele station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line and get off at Staples, then walk east 2 blocks to Cawthra Ave. Alternatively, take the St. Clair W street car to Keele and walk south and east 2 blocks. The telephone number is 416-766-1616.

Cheers! Hope to see you there.

Beer for a Cure raises $4,200 for Charity

Thanks to all our CASK! members that turned out to the Beer for a Cure event on April 25th. With your support and generosity we raised $4,200 in aid of Prostate Cancer Canada!
Much fun was had by all. The cask ales were in fine form and the curry went down a treat. Several CASK! members got up to the mike and regaled us with entertaining stories and songs in celebration of St George’s Day. And there was a lot of enthusiastic bidding going on during both the silent and live auctions.
Thanks to the fine folks who make this event happen (they know who they are). And thanks to you too!

Curries and Casks for Charity – Saturday April 26th

April 19th – Updated with confirmed menu and beers…

Please join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 PM for St. George’s Day festivities at the Granite Brewery.

CASK! is holding its Beer for a Cure fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Canada on Saturday, April 26th at 7 PM at the Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto.

The event features a delicious four course gourmet curry dinner with four matching fresh Ontario cask ales. Tickets are now on sale and you can buy them here:

Welcome Beer: Granite Brewery Sippin’ Pretty, 4.5 percent abv, featuring mostly Challenger hops, with some Cascade thrown in for aroma.
Served with Curried Nuts and Vegetarian Samosas
Junction Craft Bavarian IPA Hopfenstopfer, featuring Galaxy, Pride of Ringwood, Cluster and Challenger hops, as well as being dry hopped.
Matched with Carrot and Onion Salad
Great Lakes Brewery (TBA)
Heralding Spiced Almond Chicken
Curried Vegetables and Spiced Basmati Rice
Accompanied by Cucumber Raita and Mango Chutney
Black Oak 10 Bitter Years
Dessert – Chef’s Treat
$70 per person (taxes included)

Celebrate all things English with MC Robert Hughey, guest speaker Nick Pashley and auctioneer Julian Mulock. Door prizes, silent auction plus live auction. Please show your support for this worthy cause. Sign up and buy your tickets here: (link graciously provided by the Canadian Music Centre)

Hope to see you there!