Cask Socials and Events for Beer Week

The seventh annual Toronto Beer Week kicked off yesterday and with around 30 of the participating bars offering cask ale, TBW 2016 promises to be a great week for cask ale enthusiasts.

Today, Sep 17th, we are hosting our Cask! Social at Rainhard Brewery, 100 Symes Rd, Toronto, from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Hope to see you there. Around 5 cask beers will be available.

Also today, C’est What’s Fall Festival of Craft Breweries continues for it’s second day. Around 14 cask beers are available.

The TBW Danforth Pub Crawl also kicks off today from 1pm until late, and with several cask pubs along the route offering cask ale,  it should be a tasty crawl.

And next Sunday, Sep 25th, will be The Granite Cask BBQ and Social, an annual tradition for may Cask! Socialites. Granite Brewery, 245 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto. Further details to follow.

Hope you enjoy Toronto Beer Week 2016!

Farewell to Volo Yonge St

It will soon be time for Bar Volo to bid farewell to the Yonge/Wellesley location, before moving on to pastures new. To celebrate the haven that Volo has been to so many of us, we will be holding a Cask! Social for one last time at the 587 Yonge St location on Saturday, August 27th, from 3pm to 6pm.

We hope you can join us to wish the Bar Volo team well in their new endeavours.

Update on June 11th Cask BBQ & Social

Further details have been announced for our upcoming Cask BBQ and Social at the Granite Brewery on Saturday June 11th…

Granite BBQ and Social June 11th 2016

Granite Cask BBQ and Social

Join us at The Granite Brewery for a Cask BBQ and Social on the afternoon of Saturday June 11th 2016. There will be an abundance of cask ale available, including two guest ales, two Granite seasonals, plus the three regular Granite cask ales. And of course there will be tasty treats available from the BBQ. The Granite Brewery and Restaurant is located at 245 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto.

This event coincides with the annual OCB Week festival which runs from June 10th to 19th and celebrates Ontario craft (and of course, cask) beer. For more details about other events happening during OCB Week, visit

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.