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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Local Pub Crawl: October 7 - 13

Every Wednesday I'll be posting a round-up of of local pub updates relating to new beers being tapped, events/festivals, tastings taking place, or new initiatives that readers might find interesting. All the information is straight from the pubs themselves.

The Roy Public House: The Roy will be open on Thanksgiving Monday serving a turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables. Call ahead for more details. (416) 465-3331

Bar Volo: Here we go...we would like to officially announce that CaskDays 2009 Tickets will go on sale Tuesday October,13th at 4:00pm at Volo. Tickets will be on sale at the bar until the event begins. We are finalizing the last minor details and hoping to release them, as well as this year’s new logo by the end of the week.

This Friday (October 9th), Volo will be tapping Dieu Du Ciel! Corne Du Diable and Dieu Du Ciel! Aphrodisiaque (until supplies last)

Also, Volo currently has a number of terrific beers on tap: Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel, Heritage Hopfresh, Macleans Pale Ale, Dieu Du Ciel! Derniere Volonte, Dieu Du Ciel! Route Des Epices, Dieu Du Ciel! Rosee D'Hibiscus, Niagaras Best Dark, Dieu Du Ciel! Solstice D'Hiver, Koningshoeven Quadrupel, Dieu Du Ciel! Rigor Mortis ABT.

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3 Brewers: The large brewpub is still serving their newest seasonal, Harvest Season 7 Grain Ale.

Feathers: October-Feathst continues every Tuesday in October with draught and food specials, prizes and give aways. On October 13th Feathers will be featuring Steam Whistle and Wellington.

And this Friday (October 9th) starting at 5pm, Michael Hancock from Denison's Brewery will be on hand to discuss brewing and his fabulous beers.

Griffin Gastropub: The Griffin is currently featuring Hockley Valley Brewing Co. for the month of October with the Traditional Dark and the Stout on tap, and the Georgian Bay Dipper in cans. On October 25th (the last Sunday in October) they will host their "Brewmasters Dinner" where a representative from Hockley will join the Griffin chef to create a four course beer paired gourmet dinner. Two seatings are available, one at 5pm and one at 8pm. You can book your seats by calling us at 705-646-0706. As always live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the best selection of craft beer north (Bracebridge, ON) of the GTA.

The Twisted Kilt: Toronto's newest pub opened their doors last Friday in the old Bow & Arrow location at Yonge and Davisville. The draught line-up: Sleeman Cream Ale, Sleeman Light, Okanagan Spring 1516 Bavarian Lager, St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat, Steam Whistle, Unibroue Ephemere Casis, Wellington County Ale, Black Oak Pale, Blackthorne Cider, Warsteiner Verum Bier, Fullers ESB, Marstons Pedigree, Steigel, De Konick, Affilgem. Black Oak brewery owner, Ken Woods, paid the Twisted Kilt a visit on opening night and had good things to say about it here, and mentioned that he'll be delivering a cask for this weekend.
1954 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Magpie Tavern: The quirky pub on Dundas street (831 Dundas West) will now be serving cask conditioned ale from County Durham, as CASK! Toronto informed their members through email last week. More information here.
No website, 416-916-6499. Please note that the Magpie hours are 7pm to 2am.

C'est What: Next Saturday (October 17th), the CASK! group will be holding their second Social! at C'est What between 3pm - 6pm. Admission is free.

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