Cask Days 2016

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Cask Days 2016

Postby Craig » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:39 am

Cask Days welcomes breweries from across Canada and the United States to showcase their finest brews. This year, the state of Oregon has been chosen as the international brewery feature presented in conjunction with Gigantic Brewing of Portland. There will be a variety of 50 beers and ciders available from Oregon State that are available for the first time in Ontario.


Tickets go on sale at noon.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby Craig » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:43 am

Seems like they're doing a better job than usual of getting info out early this year, or at least info about when info is coming out.

Beer list will be published on Sept. 26th.

Here's the list of brewers in the Portland feature, probably subject to change:

http://festival.caskdays.com/breweries
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby Gavin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:22 am

Guys. Cascade. Holy fucking shit.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby atomeyes » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:20 pm

Gavin wrote:Guys. Cascade. Holy fucking shit.

Cascade, Hair of the Dog (please send Adam), Upright, De Garre....

still expecting people to start bitching about the event and bragging how they'll never go and how awful it is.
which is isn't.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby lister » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:34 pm

Everyone has their opinions on what is their ideal beer festival event...

Other than the physical location and not being able to two-fister (well, fetch for another person), I'm good with how Cask Days is done. The various issues tend to get addressed the next year.

Anyways, I've got my Friday & Saturday afternoon session tickets. Excited to try the Portland breweries.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby BakaGaijin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:46 pm

atomeyes wrote:
Gavin wrote:Guys. Cascade. Holy fucking shit.

Cascade, Hair of the Dog (please send Adam), Upright, De Garre....

still expecting people to start bitching about the event and bragging how they'll never go and how awful it is.
which is isn't.


Pretty sure de Garde and some others will be a separate event at the new bar.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby Cass » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:53 pm

Cascade is fairly well distributed out west (I found it in Kamloops of all places), so they're familiar with us up north. Nice to see them at this for sure.

I got a baller pass so I could decide closer to the weekend which ones to go to :)
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby FEUO » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:48 pm

Hmm.... this fest is mildly tempting. I'm not a cask beer fan typically as I think the muting of some flavours isn't the ideal treatment of a beer.
But hey, the lineup looks very promising.
Just need to see what dates and times I might be game for checking out.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby Provost Drunk » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:50 pm

FEUO wrote:Hmm.... this fest is mildly tempting. I'm not a cask beer fan typically as I think the muting of some flavours isn't the ideal treatment of a beer.
But hey, the lineup looks very promising.
Just need to see what dates and times I might be game for checking out.


I've often mused that I go to Cask Days in spite of the fact that all beer is on cask and not because of it. Cask isn't the greatest for a number of styles present, but the selection is unparalleled for GTA festivals.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby Provost Drunk » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:01 pm

I hope that details of when each of the casks will be tapped is disclosed with the beer list, though I am not banking on it. Two years ago, they intentionally held back on certain casks until the Saturday sessions. Last year everything was tapped on Friday and I went on Saturday afternoon (early bird) and a number of beers were gone by the time I walked in. Despite it's imperfections, I'm still going to this event either way. But it would be good to be able to make an informed decision on choice of session.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby Craig » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:03 pm

I'm guessing this year will be like last year in that regard. You could probably tweet at them or email them if you want to know for sure.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby JerCraigs » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:32 pm

Provost Drunk wrote:I hope that details of when each of the casks will be tapped is disclosed with the beer list, though I am not banking on it. Two years ago, they intentionally held back on certain casks until the Saturday sessions. Last year everything was tapped on Friday and I went on Saturday afternoon (early bird) and a number of beers were gone by the time I walked in. Despite it's imperfections, I'm still going to this event either way. But it would be good to be able to make an informed decision on choice of session.


If you wait until the beer list is posted there may not be tickets left. Just go early, or go to multiple sessions if you have your heard set on getting as many samples as possible.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby El Pinguino » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:11 pm

Happy that I'll be in town this year, and can attend Cask Days again. To me, it's a wonderful festival with a wide range of beers and a lot of stuff you won't get any other time in Toronto.

The venue being not super convenient helps deter certain people, which is good too. Usually a fun crowd that is happy to chat too, if you hang out in the quieter areas.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby DeMarco » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:12 pm

El Pinguino wrote:The venue being not super convenient helps deter certain people, which is good too. Usually a fun crowd that is happy to chat too, if you hang out in the quieter areas.


I think I might be one of the few people that can walk to the brickworks now.
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Re: Cask Days 2016

Postby atomeyes » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:54 pm

DeMarco wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:The venue being not super convenient helps deter certain people, which is good too. Usually a fun crowd that is happy to chat too, if you hang out in the quieter areas.


I think I might be one of the few people that can walk to the brickworks now.


nope.
it's an annual tradition for me to walk up Bayview and the Don River trail whilst sauced.

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