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Monday, September 14, 2009

Bar Volo - Cask Days, Quads, Tastings! Mark the Calendars

Get out your day planners and start booking off weekends in October and November, as Bar Volo, one of Toronto's most beloved beer bars, has released some 'save the dates' information about a number of events they plan on hosting in the upcoming months. And man, do they ever sound amazing. Many of the details about each event will be announced here as soon as they are released.

Dieu Du Ciel Meet and Greet
Saturday October 3rd 2009
Dieu Du Ciel! Trade and Media Tasting
2:00-4:00pm by invitation only

An Evening With Dieu Du Ciel!
7:00pm - 2:00am - Public Tasting

HMH Beer Negotiants would like to invite you to spend an evening with Microbrasserie Dieu Du Ciel! on Saturday October 3rd. 2009.

The DDC founders and brewers will be present to celebrate the release of their Peche Mortel (Imperial Coffee Stout) and Corne Du Diable (American IPA) into the LCBO. The tasting will take place between 7pm-2am at Volo (587 Yonge Street), where you will be able to try a handful of Dieu Du Ciel beers on tap and cask!

Beers Available:
Aphrodisiaque: Cocoa and Vanilla Stout
Corne du diable (Horn of the devil): American Style IPA
Dernière Volonté (Last will): Abbey-style blond beer
Péché Mortel (Mortal Sin): Imperial Coffee Stout with Coffee
Rigor Mortis ABT (Rigor Mortis ABT): Quadrupel
Rosée d'hibiscus (Pinkish Hibiscus): Hibiscus Flower Wit
Solstice d'hiver 2009 (Winter solstice 2009): Barley Wine
+ 2 Surprise Casks!

Admission will be $10.00 which includes a Dieu Du Ciel! Glass. $2.00 will be donated to Sick Kids charity. If you would like to return the glass you will receive $8.00 back at the end of the evening.

This is a 19+ event with a capacity of 100 people. Beers are subject to change.

Volo Cask Days
Tuesday,October 13th,2009
Cask Days 2009 Tickets go on sale @ 12:00 Noon

October 26,27,28th
Pre-Cask Days 2009: Traditional English Ales (20 Pins)
Three day event during regular business hours - Details TBA - No Tickets Required

October 29th, 2009
Pre-Cask Days 2009: Revisiting the Final Four
The final four in the Ontario Cask IPA Challenge revisited for a second tasting (Granite's Hopping Mad, Sgt. Major's, Mike Duggan No. 9, Durham Hop Addict). - Details TBA

Friday, October 30th, 2009
First Tapping
Cask Days 2009 Session 1: 4pm-8pm
Cask Days 2009 Session 2: 9pm -1am

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Cask Days 2009:Brewers Breakfest 10am-3pm
Cask Days 2009 Session 3: 4pm-8pm
Cask Days 2009 Session 4: 9pm-1am

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
Cask Days 2009 Rap-Up - No Tickets Required

Monday,Novermber 2nd, 2009
Cask Days 2009:$5.00 Pint Night!

Beer Tastings in November
Moylan's Brewery Tasting - Details TBA
Phillips Beer Company Tasting - Details TBA

The King of Quads A Quadrupel Latteral Tasting
Friday November 20th, 2009
Beers: Rochefort 10 / St.Bernardus Abt 12 / Achel Extra /
Westvleteren Abt 12 / Rigor Mortis ABT 12 / Koningshoeven Quad.
Details TBA

A Hopfenstark Tasting
Saturday,December 12th,2009
A Night With Fred - Hopfenstark Tasting Event with brewer present - Details TBA

Ontario's First Porter and Stout Cask Challenge
January 2010
First Annual Ontario Stout/Porter Cask Challenge!
Details TBA

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