Three quick cask ale news & event notices to pass along:
- Round 2 of Volo‘s Ontario Cask IPA/Pale Ale Challenge has been set for the weekend of May 23rd & 24th. starting at 12 noon each day, the 10 beers that won in the first round – Granite Hopping Mad, Publican House Square Nail, Grand River Plowman’s, Durham County Hop Head, Mike Duggan Number 9, Magnotta West Coast, Heritage Scotch-Irish Sgt. Major, Mill St. IPA & Mill St. Tankhouse – will be served in a blind tasting format. There will be no admission charge, and the beers will be sold in 1/4-, 1/2- and full-pint measures while quantities last
- Paul Dickey at Pepperwood Bistro has announced that his Cask of the Month for April will be tapped on Wednesday April 15th, and it’s a Dry Stout. He also notes that in May, his monthly Cask and Feature beers will be tapped at the same time, and they will be an English IPA (draught) and American IPA (cask). “Taste the difference – different yeasts, different malts, different hops.”
- Black Oak Brewing are throwing a party on Saturday April 18th to celebrate the opening of their new brewery in Etobicoke, and they’ll be serving casks of Whiskey Barrel Aged Nut Brown, Double Chocolate Cherry Stout and Hop Bomb Cask Pale Ale, along with regular draught beer and soft drinks. There will also be food, live music and more. Click here for full details.