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Cask Days® 2013

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 CASK DAYS 2013    //  Cask-Conditioned Craft Beer Festival

Canada’s Largest Annual Cask-Conditioned Craft Beer Festival Returns for its 9th Year

Cask Days has evolved into one of the most coveted craft beer events in North America. Along with featuring over 200 cask-conditioned ales from over 100 Canadian microbreweries, highlighted this year at Evergreen Brickworks will be 36 beers from the United Kingdom, the International Brewery Feature… the roots of “real ale” (feature brewery list below).


Evergreen Brickworks October 19th – October 20th, 2013. 

As a major contributor to the Ontario craft beer community, the family behind Toronto mainstay barVolo, have taken Cask Days and elevated the beer drinking experience, spearheading one of the largest festivals of its kind. Cask Days 2013 will host over 4000 people over 2 days. From beer introduction & education to promoting a community-focused beer drinking lifestyle, Cask Days offers premium one-of-a-kind brews alongside a standout line-up of beer-focused workshops, art, music, food pairings and one-on-ones with brewers on site.


This year, Cask Days is raising money to support UNITY Charity.

UNITY Charity engages and empowers youth aged 10 to 18 by implementing school and community programs. UNITY’s medium of expression (hip-hop artistic outlets) attracts diverse groups of adolescents from a wide range of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. By helping youth positively express their stress and develop skills for success, UNITYempowers youth to use artistic self-expression to make positive life choices leading to more productive citizens, safer schools and healthier communities. 


Session One (12:00pm - 5:00pm) - $25.00 - Saturday, October 19th, 2013  

Session Two (7:00pm - 12:00am) - $25.00 - Saturday, October 19th, 2013 

Session Three (12:00pm - 5:00pm) - $25.00 - Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Save The Cask (5:00pm - 10:00pm) - Sunday, October 20th, 2013 (more info below)

All Access (Session 1, 2 & 3) - $60.00 - October 19th and 20th, 2013

Brewers Breakfast (10:30am - 12:00pm) - First Access - Saturday, October 19th, 2013 (TBA)


* Cask Days 2013 is a tasting event.   

* Advertised ticket prices above do not include HST (13%) or online service fees

*      HST (13%) and online service fees will be added to the ticket price on the event registration page

* Purchased tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable (unique ticket id) 

* Printed copy of your Cask Days 2013 ticket (sent via e-mail) must be presented at the door

*       Paypal, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard,Amex) and Interac are accepted for online orders

* Only persons who are 19 years of age or older may attend the event

*      Valid ID must be presented and will be checked at the door of the event location

* Tickets will be available in person at the following outlets as of Monday August 19th, 2013:

* barVolo, Bellwoods Brewery, Indie Ale House, The Granite & Amsterdam Brewhouse (cash only)

* Drink tickets are $2.50 (including tax) for 5oz serving and will be available for purchase at event

*      15 new casks will be tapped every session.  All beers are subject to change and availability

*      Last call will be announced 30 minutes prior to advertised session end time 


* Commemorative 9th Annual Cask Days 2013 glass (each session has a unique design)

* Admission to a five hour festival session at Evergreen, Brickworks

* 100+ breweries and 200+ beers brewed for the festival to choose from 

* Official Cask Days 2013 Festival Guide and tasting book 

* Live entertainment with local DJ's and live artists 

* Free shuttle bus transportation to and from Brick Works (from Broadview TTC station)


* The goal of Cask Days is to finish all the beer 

* Once a cask firkin is tapped, it only has a few days to be consumed before it spoils

* The beers cannot be served elsewhere once tapped. We need your help to finish them 

* Festival leftovers will be sold off at $5.00 (16oz) on Sunday, October 20th starting at 5:00pm

*      All beers advertised are subject to change and availability. No Admission


*** Please note that this tasting is only available for Session 1 ticket holders ***

*      Guaranteed early or front-of-the-line admission (11:30 Saturday, 11:30 Sunday)

*      Guaranteed tastes from six of the top casks, British ales on Saturday and Canadian on                    

        Sunday, as personally selected by Stephen Beaumont

*      Tutored tasting and walk-about with Stephen Beaumont, one of the world's leading beer   

        writers and co-author of the new Pocket Beer Guide 2014

*      Signed copy of The Pocket Beer Guide 2014 (a $16 value!)

*      Each tasting is limited to only 20 people!


Tasting price does not include tax and online service fee's


Transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability, Evergreen Brick Works is both a stage and incubator for Evergreen’s programs.A dynamic public space in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley, the site engages visitors through interactive workshops and community festivals, and offers a full suite of programs combining ecology, design, technology and the arts in a hands-on, multi-sensory educational experience.  

Getting To Evergreen Brick Works |  Free Shuttle Bus  |  Transit Bus  |  Walking  |  By Car


Cask-conditioned ale (aka “real ale”) is served by spout directly from the cask. Once tapped, a cask only has a few days to be consumed at its peak – you’ve got to drink it; We call these days Cask Days. This beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized & naturally carbonated via secondary fermentation in the cask. Cask Days encourages brewers to showcase their finest brews, in most cases “one off’s” that are exclusively made for the festival. The best brewery collaborations, ciders, gluten-free beers & seasonal specialties like pumpkin and harvest ales will be also be up for tasting.

  THE ART   

This year’s gallery spotlights on some outstanding artists who create the beer label artwork that is printed by both local and international breweries. Celebrating the designs that inspire, enlighten and are dedicated to brilliant beers. Artists will also be creating live productions to commemorate the 2013 festival.


Raising the standard of beer festival food, the eats are as epic as the beer. Cask Days gathers some of Toronto’s most admired chefs & top restaurants. Expect real food that compliments real ale.


The vibe of Cask Days is what sets it apart from the rest. The Cask Days music program – unfiltered, raw and live. 


Earlier this year 32, India Pale Ales were served blind and competed in a single elimination bracket tournament. The final four IPAs: House Ales Westside, Flying Monkeys Pink Dime, Hopfenstark Post Colonial, and Left Field Resin Bag will face off head to head, the champion determined by a national audience. Check out the final four bracket

   BREWERS BREAKFAST  ($20.00)   

*** Please note that the brewers breakfast is only available for Session 1 ticket holders ***

Cask Days 2013 will host our ceremonial Breakfast with the Brewers at Evergreen Brickworks on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:30 am . Join us and over 75+ brewers from across Canada and the UK for some delicious food and a toast to begin your Cask Days experience. This years breakfast will include:

*      Casual buffet style breakfast with over 75 brewers from across Canada and the UK

*      First access to Cask Days 2013 (30 minutes before general public)

*      One glass of beer (1/2 pint) from opening cask tapping ceremony (@11:00am)

*      Cask Days awards presentation

*      Breakfast price does not include tax and online service fee's


U.K FEATURE //   Harbour Brewery  //  Hilden Brewery //  Arran Brewery  //  Beavertown Brewery  //  Signature Brew  // Thornbridge Brewery  //  Ridgeway Brewing  //  Monty's Brewery  //  Wells & Young  //  Magic Rock Brewery  //  Box Steam Brewery  //  Ilkley Brewery  //  Crate Brewery   //  Redemption  //  Siren Craft  //  St Austell  //  Arbor Ales  //  Hand Drawn Monkey  //  Roosters Brewery  //  Black Jack Beers  //  Wild Beer Co.  //  Tiny Rebel  //  Red Willow  //  Summer Wine  //  London Fields  //  Moor Beer  //  Daniel Thwaites  //  Quantock 

Full list of confirmed breweries will be released on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 (


* Cask Days 2013 Festival Poster

* Cask Days 2013 Festival Logo

* Cask Days 2013 Press Release

* Cask Days 2013 Promotional Video

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* What to volunteer for this years festival? E-mail Volunteering @ Cask Days 2013


* Toronto Star - “The City Is Embracing English Style Real Ale Like Nowhere Else In Canada”
* Toronto Life - “Ten Weird And Wonderful Brews @ Cask Days, barVolo’s Annual Beer-Geek Jamboree”
* Spotlight City - Cask Days 2012 Review
* A Year Of Beer - Cask Days Bring Real Ale To The Brick Works
* ACQTASTE - Cask Days 2012 Review
* Drink Coffee Productions - Cask Days 2012 Images
* Foodpr0n - Cask Days 2012 Food Review
* Swallow Food - Cask Days 2012
* The Image Interview - Cask Days 2012 - Filled With Local Art, Music And Food 
* The Thirsty Wench - Cask Days 2012 Review
* Sheltered Girl Meets World - My Favourite Beers At Cask Days 2012 
* On Crawford St - Hometown Tourist Cask Days 2012
* The GridTO - Five Beers To Try At Cask Days 2012
* St.John’s Wort - Cask Days By The Numbers
* BlogTO - Cask Days Gets A Whole Lot Bigger For 2012
* 1LOVETO - Cask Days in Toronto 
* Spotlight Toronto - Cask Days Food Preview
* Toronto Life: Cask Days Are Coming
* Good Food Revolution: Probably The Best Cask Festival In Canada (Nick Pashley)
* “The Best Canadian Beer Festivals” (Crystal Luxmore)
* BlogTO: “Cask Days 2011 Bring Real Ale To The Hart House” (Derek Flack)
* A Year Of Beer: Cask Days 2011 (Mike Warner)
* Beer Booze & Bites: “Cask Days 2011:A Quick Review” (Greg Clow)
* Saint Johns Wort “Cask Days Hart House 2011” (Jordan St.John)
* Spotlight Toronto: Cask Days 2011 @ Hart House (David Ort)
* Toronto Star: “Cask Ale Infiltrates Ontario 2010” (Josh Rubin)
* BlogTO: “Cask Days 2009 Bring Out The Cask Heads” 
* Great Canadian Beer Blog: “Volo-nteering Cask Days 2009” (Rob Symes)
* Thats The Spirit: “Cask Days @ Toronto’s Bar Volo 2007” (Stephen Beaumont)
* Beer Booze & Bites: “Volo Cask Days Belated Review 2006” (Greg Clow)



CASK DAYS is produced and organized by 9 GALLON ENTERPRISES INC. 

EVENT ORGANIZER RELEASE OF LEGAL LIABILITY: The ticket Applicant (“Applicant”), for herself/himself and all successors, assigns, heirs, estate and all other relevant persons, known or unknown, hereby acknowledges that his or her participation in the 2013 event known as Cask Days (“CASK DAYS”) may, whether or not related to the consumption of alcohol by the Applicant or other attendees at the event, expose her/him to a risk of property damage, bodily injury, personal injury and/or death.  The Applicant hereby releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue 9 Gallon Enterprises Inc., its affiliates and their respective present and future officers, directors, trustees, employees, contractors, agents, representatives and volunteers, and all other persons connected at any time with organizing or operating CASK DAYS, whether known or unknown (collectively, the “Sponsors”), from any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, expenses, damages or other liability, for any and all property damage, personal injuries, bodily injury, death and/or other claims or causes of action arising out of or in any way connected to the Applicant’s attendance at or other participation in or connected to CASK DAYS, including claims which are known or unknown, foreseeable or unforeseeable, or future or contingent, and regardless of the legal theory under which such any claim or alleged liability is asserted including whether in tort or contract.

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT:  The Applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsors, as applicable, from and against all claims, demands, actions, personal injuries, death, damage, costs and liabilities, of every kind and nature whatsoever, directly or proximately  resulting or arising from the act or omission of the Applicant at or in connection with CASK DAYS (collectively, the “Claims”).  The Applicant shall, at his or her sole risk and expense, defend any and all suits, actions or other legal proceedings which may be brought or instituted against any Sponsor in connection with or by reason of any such Claim, and the Applicant shall without delay pay and satisfy any judgment or decree which may be rendered against any Sponsor in any such suit, action or other legal proceeding, and pay the cost to remedy any damage to or the loss of the property of any Sponsor, caused by act or omission of the Applicant including as a result of theft.

APPLICABLE LAW:  This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario.

® "Cask Days" is a registered trademark of CASK DAYS, an Ontario partnership. 9 Gallon Enterprises Inc. licensee of mark © 2013 9 Gallon Enterprises Inc.

  • Session One: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 (12pm-5pm) ($29.96) Sold Out
    @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
  • Session Two: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 (7pm-12am) ($29.96) Sold Out
    @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
  • Session Three: October 20th, 2013 (12pm-5pm) ($29.96) Sold Out
    @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
  • Cask Days Baller Pass: All Access (Session 1, 2 and 3) ($71.47) Sold Out
    @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
  • Brewers Breakfast: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 (10am-11:30am) ($24.03) Sold Out
    (For Session 1 Ticket Holders) @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
  • Session One First Access & Tasting With Stephen Beaumont: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 (11:30am) ($24.03) Sold Out
    (For Session 1 Ticket Holders) @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
  • Session Three First Access & Tasting With Stephen Beaumont: October 20th, 2013 (11:30am) ($24.03) Sold Out
    (For Session 1 Ticket Holders) @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tickets include online processing fee and HST (13%)
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October 19, 2013 to October 20, 2013

Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3X8, Canada

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