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This past weekend, I attended my third Cask Days, the all-cask (*ahem*, mostly-cask) beer festival the Morana family started 11 years ago. It was awesome. Not only did I get to try some word-class brews like Four Winds Nectarous, the dry-hopped sour which won Beer of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards, but I got to cheers a bunch of my friends with said beer. Because we went for the first session on Friday. And had first pick of everythang. Also, Halo, that brewery I work for who won Best Newcomer at this year’s Golden Tap Awards, had two of their delicious offerings on cask: Event Horizon and Elder God.

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Cask Days keeps getting better and better, with this year implementing a sophisticated line/registration setup and an entirely sheltered Brick Works, which came in handy for the rainy sessions. Oh yeah. Keep6 also tapped a bunch of Cascade kegs, and Birreria still has a bunch of awesome stuff from BC, California and Oregon on tap. My faves are currently Pomona and Oak Aged Bretta.

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The event known as “Beer Christmas” might not be Canada’s only hope for an insanely good beer festival… I hear we’re in for a carbonated beer fest next year. Ho ho ho.

Oh yeah. Volo’s about to have a lot more Cascade, Crooked Stave, Logsdon, [insert amazing brewery here], etc. on tap, and is introducing natural wine this winter, as I predicted in September. Fuck. Here’s to me making more money next year.

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