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Victory Summer Cask Ale Festival
Sunday July 13th 2008
12:00 7:00 P.M.
The Victory Café, 581 Markham Street, Toronto
The Victory Café is hosting a cask ale festival on the patio this July as part of Pedestrian Sundays, the summer street festival in Mirvish Village, Toronto. The aim of this cask festival is to celebrate local traditional cask ales and to introduce new people to this wonderful product.
Cask conditioned ale, also known as real ale, is beer that is brewed from traditional ingredients (malted barley, water, yeast and hops) and matured naturally in the cask where it undergoes a secondary fermentation. This imparts unique characteristics and greater depth of flavour. Cask ale is a fresh, natural product and is free from the chemicals and preservatives found in many of todays mass-produced beers.
There will be ten traditional cask beers on offer, all from local brewers. The full list of beers will be announced at a later date.
Beer samples will be offered by the half-pint measure, purchased with a beer ticket available at the festival. A food buffet will also be available.
The cost of admission is $6.50 per person, payable at the event, which includes a souvenir glass and two half-pint sample tickets. A $10.00 admission includes access to the food buffet. Additional beer and food tickets will be available at a reasonable price.