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Cask! is collaborating with the fine folk at Volo on Cask Days 2011 Seminars

Posted October 19, 2011 | 4:02 pm, by Mirella

Over at Cask! we’ve collaborated with the Volo team to organize three seminars on cask-conditioned ale on October 29th, followed by a Cask! Social. Each seminar is accompanied by a one-off beer that was brewed especially for the occasion!

Admission costs are $10 per session, or $25 for all. This includes one glass of cask-ale per session plus seminar discussion.



Here is more info on the three sessions:


Hosted by Charles Maclean (Owner/Brewer of Maclean’s Brewing)

Cask: Maclean’s IPA (Charles Maclean)

10:30AM – 11:30AM       Time Duration: 1 Hour       Cost: $10.00

An in-depth discussion of how to properly make and rack cask-conditioned ale. The seminar will educate brewers and beer enthusiasts the essential steps involved when brewing cask-ale. Charles Maclean has been a fore-frontier of cask-ale in Ontario since the beginning and will elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of brewing cask-ale at a brewery level.


Hosted by Ralph Morana (barVolo) & George Milbrandt (C’est What)

Cask: Mildly Bitter (House Ales X barVolo X C’est What Collaboration)

12:00PM – 1:00PM        Time Duration: 1 Hour       Cost: $10.00

Cellarmanship in the broadest sense covers the gamut of drinks sold by retail outlets and requires a detailed technical manual. The purpose of seminar is to set out the general principles for the successful management of cask-conditioned ales at the restaurant/bar level. Ralph Morana and George Milbrandt have established themselves within the beer community as bar owners that advocate cask-condition ales on a daily basis.


Hosted by Nick Pashley & Robert Hughey

Cask: “There’s Gold In That There Cask” (House Ales X Nick Pashley Collaboration)

1:30 PM – 2:30PM     Time Duration:  1 Hour       Cost: $10.00

Learn about the history of Cask-Ale in Ontario and find out how it has matured to where it is today. Nick Pashley and Robert Hughey are both highly dedicated to the raising awareness of local cask-ale and offer a wide range of brewing knowledge and experience from which to draw. Nick Pashley is the author of “Notes on a Beermat: Drinking and Why It’s Necessary” and “Cheers: An Intemperate History of Beer in Canada”; and Robert Hughey regularly contributes to “The New Brewer” and “Great Lakes Brewing News” beer publications.


Hosted by CASK! Toronto, barVolo & House Ales

3:00PM – 7:00PM

Cost: Free Admission


Volo will host CASK! Toronto’s monthly cask social – the event is open to the public with no admission fee. This will be an exclusive House Ales feature of Traditional English Styles– all beers are subject to availability.

·      Fuller’s Left Over

·      House Ales X Harry & Paul OFA

·      House Ales Run ESB

·      House Ales Matt’s Marathon Mild 2011 – Batch 1

·      House Ales X C’est What? Mildly Bitter

·      House Ales X Notes On A Beermat There’s Gold In That There Cask

For more information please contact: julian@barvolo.com

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