May Cask Social @ BarHop Brewco

We’re happy to announce that our next Cask! Social will be held at BarHop, 137 Peter Street, just south of Queen West, on May 28 from 1 to 4pm.

Please note the Peter Street location, not the original King Street venue. The slightly unusual 1-4 time slot is designed to work around that afternoon’s Blue Jays game.

We are delighted to welcome our friends at Bar Hop to our rota of Cask! Social venues, and we’re sure that a good time can be guaranteed. (This, of course, is not legally binding.)

Beer for a Cure raised $3,500!

Thanks to all who came out to support our St. George’s Day Beer for a Cure event at the Granite Brewery. We hope you had an enjoyable time and that you feel a warm glow from raising $3500 to help the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada. We also thank everyone who donated prizes for both the silent and rather more noisy auctions. Tax receipts to follow.

Cask Fest @ Lansdowne Brewery

On Saturday, April 9th Lansdowne Brewery will be hosting their first ever Cask Fest and it sounds like it will be a great lineup of 11 casks from 11 breweries. Here is the current list of participating breweries including a cidery:

  • Lansdowne
  • Bent Mallet
  • Muddy York
  • Rainhard
  • Black Oak
  • Great Lakes
  • Clifford
  • Garden
  • Indie Alehouse
  • Left Field
  • Sawdust City
  • Revel Cidery

Tickets cost $10 at the door which includes a glass and 2 beer tickets for 5 oz samples. Additional beer tickets can be purchased for $3 each or 4 for $10 .  Lansdowne will also have snacks on offer. The event will run from 1-6pm after which regular service will be resumed, though remaining tickets will still be honored at the bar. Lansdowne is located at 303 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, conveniently served by both the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton TTC streetcars.

Beer Comedy @ Black Oak Brewery Night

The folks at Black Oak Brewery are putting on a fun brewery night this Saturday, April 2nd from 5-10pm. Entertainment will be provided courtesy of a comedy act who will perform their beer-focused comedy routine. There will be a couple of cask ales available plus Black Oak’s new Love Fuzz IPA on tap, and Caplansky’s Delicatessen will be setting up a carving table to serve their succulent smoked meat sandwiches (served with a pickle of course). For afters, Craft Jams will have their jams which are made with Black Oak beer.
Tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and include 3 beers. Black Oak is located at 75 Horner Ave #1, Etobicoke.

Beer for a Cure 2016

Please join us on Saturday, April 23, 2016
at 6:30 PM for St. George’s Day festivities
at the Granite Brewery.

Cask! is holding its Beer for a Cure fundraiser in support of charity on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Granite Brewery and Restaurant, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto.

The event features a delicious four course gourmet dinner with four matching fresh Ontario cask ales. Tickets are now on sale and you can buy them by calling 416 462 3788 or emailing robert.hughey@sympatico.ca

$70 per person (taxes and with partial tax receipt 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 England and charity. Sign up and buy your tickets now.

Hope to see you there!

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Beers Announced for Mar 5th Social

We have another great line up of cask ales in store for our upcoming Cask! Social on March 5th at Brass Taps, 493 Danforth Ave. Here you go:

Junction Hughey’s Gold
Great Lakes Canucklehead IPA
Durham Signature Ale
Innocente Irish Red Ale
Junction Station Master Stout

Hope to see you there from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Cheers.

Cask! Social @ Brass Taps March 5th

We’re on a roll here at Cask!
Our next social is set for Saturday March 5th 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at Brass Taps, 493 Danforth Ave Toronto, located between Chester and Pape subway stations. The folks at Brass Taps are no strangers to cask ale and held a fine social for us a couple of years ago. Please join us for a return visit.