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Cask Days 2013

September 25th, 2013 Posted by Beer Events No Comment yet

Cask Days 2013 Poster

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

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

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”

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.

Buy Tickets  //  Cask Days Website  //  Follow On Twitter  //  Facebook Page  //  Promo Video

Countdown to Cask Days

October 25th, 2012 Posted by Beer Events No Comment yet


The countdown to Cask Days is on, with only a couple of days left until the big event at the Evergreen Brick Works.

If you’re too excited to wait until Saturday, Bar Volo is hosting a couple of pre-events – tonight features a cask takeover by Half Pints of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and tomorrow features a special cask of Howe Sound Pumpkin Eater from B.C.

But it’s the festival itself on Saturday and Sunday where over 70 breweries bring 100+ cask beers together for the largest event of its kind in the country.  There’s beer, food, music, art – the event promises to be a great one – but there’s only limited tickets remaining so you best get one before it’s too late.

The Bar Towel is getting in on the action this year as well – through our sister event series the Brewer’s Backyard, we are proud to be hosting a special section at Cask Days that features pumpkin and harvest ales!  So as a part of the incredible selection of cask ales you can find at Cask Days, please stop by our Brewer’s Backyard area to try out the following:

  • Howe Sound “Pumpkineater” (Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
  • Half Pints “Punk ‘N’ Fest” (Pumpkin Ale)
  • Hopfenstark “Greg” (Harvest American Foreign Stout)
  • Railway City “Hoptoberfest” (Harvest Ale)
  • Benelux “Molsson 2012” (Harvest Saison)
  • Indie Ale House “Double Barrel Pumpkin Abbey” (Belgian Strong)
  • Niagara College “Boktoberfest” (Barrel Aged Bock)
  • Nickelbrook “Pie Eyed Pumpkin Ale” (Spiced Pumpkin Ale)
  • Brasserurs Illimtes “Magouille” (Scand’Ale With Pumpkin)
  • Grand River “Highballler” (Pumpkin Ale)
  • Church Key “Pumpkin Ale” (Pumpkin Ale)
  • Clocktower “Pumpkin” (Pumpkin Ale)

See you at Cask Days!

Cask Days 2011: Cask-Conditioned Craft Beer Festival

October 17th, 2011 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Cask Days 2011 will take place on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at the Hart House Quadrangle (University of Toronto Campus). As of date we are up to 100+ casks, 52 participating breweries from across Canada and 7 days of events.

More information about the events surrounding Cask Days 2011 have been released (below). Don’t forget to check out the current list of beers that will be available at the main event. Costume’s are encouraged for Session 2! (Best costume wins a case of Dieu Du Ciel! Peche Mortel) Hope to see everyone soon!

Click Here To Buy Tickets!

Pre-Cask Days 2011 (October 24th-October 27th)

Fuller’s Cask Night (Friday, October 28th, 2011)

CASK! Toronto / Cask Days Seminars (Saturday, October 29th, 2011)

Breakfast With The Brewers (Sunday, October 30th, 2011)

Cask Days 2011 Main Event (Sunday, October 30th, 2011)

Cask Days 2011 After Party (Sunday, October 30th)*

* Special Cask of Dieu Du Ciel! Bourbon Barrel Aged Peche Mortel (Imperial Coffee Stout) will be available!

Cask Days was founded at barVolo in 2005. Please be advised that this event is a 19+ and  CASH ONLY. There are several ATM’s available on campus for your convenience. For more information please visit http://caskdays.com or e-mail us info@caskdays.com. Tickets are 75% sold out. Any Remaining tickets will be available at the door. For live information feed’s please follow @CaskDays on Twitter. Cheers !

 

Meet Frederick Tremblay – Brewmaster of MicroBrasserie Charlevoix

June 27th, 2011 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

keep6imports (formally HMH Negotiants) invites you to celebrate the launch of MicroBrasserie Charlevoix (Baie-St-Paul, Quebec) Dominus Vobiscum Blanche (Canadian Brewing Awards Gold Medal 2010 – Belgian Wit) availability at the LCBO (Summer Seasonal Release). LCBO ITEM #227629 $4.60 / 500mL   Click Here for Availability

Join founder and brew master Frederick Tremblay at the following events and tastings in Toronto, Ontario;

Queens Quay LCBO In-Store Tasting *

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 from 4:00pm-8:00pm

Summerhill LCBO In-Store Tasting*

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 from 4:00pm-8:00pm

* Food pairings provided by A Taste of Quebec

Charlevoix Night @ barVolo

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Starting @ 8:30pm

The following beers will be available at barVolo with Frederick Tremblay & Crew present; Dominus Vobiscum Blanche, Dominus Vobiscum Double, Dominus Vobiscum Triple, Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus 2011, Dominus Vobiscum Hibernus 2010, Dominus Vobiscum Brut 2010, La Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout and a very special one-off beer;

Kissmeyer (Denmark) & MicroBrasserie Charlevoix  (Quebec) Collaboration Saison

Cheers!

 

A Night With Le Trou Du Diable

January 24th, 2011 Posted by Beer Events No Comment yet

HMH Negotiants & barVolo Presents
A NIGHT WITH: LE TROU DU DIABLE
Saturday, February 19th, 2011 @ barVolo (Main Event Starts at 7:00pm)

If you haven’t heard of these guys before – you will after this one. Flying in from Shawinigan, Quebec, Micro-brasserie Le Trou Du Diable will be taking over barVolo with the brewers and founders in the house. Le Trou Du Diable beers will only be served on this night. To commence the occasion, House Ales and Le Trou Du Diable are teaming up to brew a special one off collaboration batch brew that will be open to the public starting at 12:00 noon.

The following beers will be served starting at 7:00pm;

LA GRIVOISE DE NOËL
CHRISTMAS BEER (7.5%)

DULCIS SUCCUBUS
WILD SAISON (7.0%)

LA BUTEUSE
BELGIAN TRIPLE (10.0%)

LA BUTEUSE BRASSIN SPECIAL
OAK AGED BELGIAN TRIPLE (10%)

MORSURE
AMERICAN IPA (6.5%)

LA GRIVOISE DE NOËL
CHRISTMAS BEER (7.5%)

RUBIS RED
RED ALE (6.0%)

LE PORTEUR
PORTER (5.7%)

DUBAÏ PILLÉE
DOUBLE IPA (10.0%)

“V” 5TH ANNIVERSARY BEER
SCOTCH ALE AGED IN AMERICAN BOURBON BARREL (9.0%)

All beers are subject to change and availability. Main event runs from 7:00pm-2:00am. No Admission or Tickets Required. 19+ Event. Please Drink Responsibly. For more information;

troududiable.com | barvolo.com | hmhnegotiants.com | houseales.com

Cheers!

Cask Days 2010 Beer Line-Up

October 18th, 2010 Posted by Beer Events No Comment yet

Cask Days 2010 Line-Up. Ticket are still available online and at barVolo!

Click Here to Buy Tickets! For More information please visit www.caskdays.com

CASK-DAYS: TRADITIONAL ENGLISH ALES
Monday, October 25th – Wednesday, October 27th

Durham’s Hophead
Volo + St.Andre Jobs Parti-Gyle 2.1
Wellington’s Arkell Bitter
F & M Ordinary Bitter
Durham’s Signature Ale

Magnota Festa Pale Ale
Great Lakes Pompous Ass EPA
Neustadt Double Fuggle
Cheshire Valley Pale Ale
MacLean’s Pale Ale
Grand River Mill Race Mild
Hockley Valley Traditional English Ale
Duggan’s #8 Porter
Wellington’s Imperial Stout
Granite’s Peculiar
Volo + St.Andre Wozniak Parti-Gyle 2.0
Mill St. Barley Wine 2010

CASK-DAYS: IPA CHALLENGE 2009/2010 WINNERS
Thursday, October 28th Starting at 4:00pm

Great Lakes My Bitter Wife IPA
Mike Duggan #9 IPA

CASK-DAYS : MAIN EVENT
Friday, October 28th, – Sunday, October 31st

Volo + Biergötter “V” Black IPA
Volo + Biergötter The Punishment Due IRA
Volo + Biergötter Matt’s Marathon Mild
Volo + Biergötter + Dieu Du Ciel Export Stout
Volo + Biergötter + Charlevoix La Vida Cocoa Milk Stout
Volo + Biergötter + Les Trois Mousquetaires “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”
Volo + St.Andre Wozniak Parti-Gyle 2.0 Strong Ale
Volo + St.Andre Jobs Parti-Gyle 2.1 Bitter

Benelux Cuda IPA
Benelux Strato Black IPA
Charlevoix La Vache Folle ESB
Dieu Du Ciel! Corne Du Diable IPA
Dieu Du Ciel! Alban Elved Harvest Ale
Dieu Du Ciel! Pionniere Imperial Black IPA
Dieu Du Ciel! Peche Mortel Imperial Stout
Hopfenstark Greg – American Foreign “Harvest” Stout
Les Trou Du Diable Le Sang d’encre Stout
Les Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique Dry-Hopped

Granite Landlords Daughter Porter*
Railway City Double Dead Elephant Ale*
Barley Days County IPA*
County Cider Co. Farmhouse Cider*
F & M Stonehammer Beta Red*
TAPS Belgian IPA*
Church Key Like Water For Chocolate Imp.Porter
Beau’s Night Marzen
Clock Tower Wishart Bitter*
Wellington Oast House Ale*
Grand River Russian Gun Imperial Stout
Nickel Brook Trillium IPA*
Duggan’s #99 Double IPA
Black Oak Nutcracker Porter
Black Oak Transvestite Tipple Pale Ale*
Great Lakes Miami Weissendunkel
Great Lakes Triple IPA *tba
Lake of Bays TBA
Heritage Five Finger Jumbi Dark
Scotch Irish Vanilla Bean Black Plain Porter
Publican House Square Nail PA Dry Hopped
Durham Black Eye 2010
Hockley Valley TBA
Neustadt Springs Big Dog Porter
Muskoka Cherry Porter
Muskoka Harvest Ale 2010
Flying Monkey Netherworld Pumpkin Spiced Ale
Magnotta Fog On The Tyne Revisited
Black Creek TBA
Mill St Roggenbier
Amsterdam CJM Royal Brown Ale
Chesire Valley Mild Ale
MacLean’s Ales Scotch Ale
Cameron’s Double Jack and Coke
Trafalgar Bert Well Pale Ale

Dieu Du Ciel! Comes to Ontario

September 7th, 2010 Posted by Beer Events, Uncategorized No Comment yet

SEPTEMBER 16 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH , 2010

The founders and brewers of Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! will be in Ontario for a series of special events celebrating the release of their LCBO microbrewery feature. These events will also commemorate the arrival of Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel!’s availability on draught at a hand full of establishments for this weekend only! Please visit www.hmhnegotiants.com/ddciontario.html for more information. All events and beer availability is subject to change.

Meet And Greet @ Chancey Smith’s | Thursday, September 16th @ 7:00pm

Smoked Meat Lunch @ Caplansky’s | Friday, September 17th @ 1:00pm

Tasting @ Frank (Ago) | Friday, September 17th  @ 6:00pm

Dieu Du Ciel! Toronto Pub Crawl | Friday, September 17th

1:00p        Caplansky’s –  Route des épices
3:00p        C’est What? –  Corne Du Diable, Rosée D’Hibiscus
9:00p        Magpie Tavern  –  Corne Du Diable
10:30p      Smokeless Joes  –  Péché Mortel
11:30p       Brydens –  Corne Du Diable
12:30a       The Rhino –  Corne Du Diable, Péché Mortel, Rigor Mortis ABT

*All beers will be available on draught. Brewers/Founders present.

Collaboration Brew Day @ barVolo | Saturday, September 18th @ 1:00pm-4:00pm

Main Event: Dieu Du Ciel! Party @ barVolo | Saturday, September 18th @ 7:00pm

Dieu Du Ciel! Brunch @ beerbistro | Sunday, September 19th @ 1:00pm

Les Trois Mousquetaires Private Order #2 Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique 2010

August 27th, 2010 Posted by Consignment & Private Orders No Comment yet

HMH Negotiants are happy to release the private order for Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique 2010 from Les Trois Mousquetaires Microbrasseurs of Brossard, Quebec.

This extra strong black lager has an aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Luxuriously round, its flavors span from those of mochaccino, to nuts and toffee with a hunt of cherry wood smoked malt. A mild bitterness wraps up every sip. Les Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique recently received the award for best Baltic Porter at the World Beer Awards 2010 and is rated amongst one of the top beers in the country!

This private order is open to all residents of Ontario and will be closing Monday, September 6th 2010.

Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique  2010
Baltic Porter (10.0%) 12x 750mL – Extra Strong Beer – $95.00 per case.

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If you are interested in placing an order, please e-mail sales@hmhnegotiants.com the following information; your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and the number of cases you would like to order. Cheers!

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! LCBO Microbrewery Feature

August 5th, 2010 Posted by LCBO Releases No Comment yet

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! LCBO Microbrewery Feature

August 15th – September 11th 2010

HMH Negotiants are happy to announce that Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! will be showcased in a LCBO microbrewery feature, which will bring five of their brands to over 25 LCBO locations across the province! The feature will begin appearing on shelves starting August 15th, 2010  and will run until September 11th, 2010. An array of Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! brands will also be part       of several LCBO beer seasonal releases for this year.  HMH Negotiants will be planning a series of special events across Ontario to promote this feature that will be announced shortly. The following brands will be part of the microbrewery feature:

APHRODITE – COCOA VANILLA STOUT, 6.5%
$3.50 / 341mL   |   LCBO ITEM #180034

BLANCHE DU PARADIS – BELGIAN WHITE ALE, 5.0%
$2.95 / 341mL   |    LCBO ITEM #181834

CORNE DU DIABLE –  INDIA PALE ALE, 6.5%
$3.25 / 341mL   |    LCBO ITEM #132761

DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ  –  ABBEY-STYLE BLOND ALE, 7.0%
$3.25 / 341mL   |    LCBO ITEM #181842

ROUTE DES ÉPICES  – PEPPERCORN RYE ALE, 5.3%

$2.95 / 341mL   |    LCBO ITEM #181826  |  Microbrewery Feature – Begins  August 15th 2010

The following brands will be available for seasonal LCBO Releases;

ROSÉE D’HIBISCUS  –  WHEAT BEER WITH HIBISCUS, 5.9%
$3.10 / 341mL   |   LCBO ITEM #165746  |  Summer Beers – Begins  May 24th 2010 | Available NOW!

PÉCHÉ MORTEL –  IMPERIAL COFFEE STOUT, 9.1%
$3.90 / 341mL   |    LCBO #125401  |  Autumn Ales – Begins  September 13th, 2010

RIGOR MORTIS ABT  –  QUADRUPEL, 10.5%
$3.50 / 341mL   |    LCBO #186775  |  Halloween Beers – Begins  September 20th, 2010

SOLSTICE D’HIVER – BARLEY WINE, 9.8%
$3.50 / 341mL   |    LCBO #188888  |  Winter Warmers – Begins  December 6th, 2010

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