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Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturday Calls for Cask - Victory Cafe

As posted here earlier this month, the Victory Cafe will be hosting a cask festival tomorrow to help beat those winter blues. The cask list has been finalized and is looking terrific. I'll be heading that way around noon, hope to see some of you readers there.

Nickel Brook Cuvee '08, Better Bitters Brewing Company (Nickelbrook)
Winter Ale, Great Lakes Brewery
Neustadt 180, Neustadt Springs Brewery
StoneHammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout, F&M Brewery
Hopping Mad, Granite Brewery
Blak Katt Stout, County Durham Brewing Co
C'est What Old Town Brown, County Durham Brewing Co
Double Chocolate Stout, Black Oak Brewery
Jubilation Ale, Grand River Brewing
Peculiar, Granite Brewery
Red Dragon, County Durham Brewing Co
Scotch Ale, MacLean's Ales
Victory Café Compass Empire Ale, Better Bitters Brewing Company (Nickelbrook)

Beer samples will be offered by the half-pint measure, purchased with a beer ticket available at the festival. Hearty food suitable for the season will also be available with a food ticket.

Tickets can be purchased at the door:
$12 – admission, souvenir glass, two half-pint beer tickets, plus one food ticket
$8 – admission, souvenir glass, and two half-pint beer tickets
$4 – additional food ticket
$3 – additional beer ticket

The CASK! group will also be present at the festival, so stop by and sign up for membership if you have yet to do so.

Victory Cafe is located at 581 Markham Street in Toronto, right in the heart of Mirvish Village. Come down and enjoy some terrific beer produced by some terrific Ontario brewers.

The festival will commence at 12pm and will run until 7pm.

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