5th Annual Cask-Conditioned IPA Challenge

Cask Days invites you to participate in the 5th Annual Cask-Conditioned IPA Challenge taking place Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. This years challenge will be hosted bybarVolo (587 Yonge St. Toronto) and feature 32 cask-conditioned IPA’s from 32 different breweries (Ontario & Quebec). Participating IPA’s be served blind through gravity cask and will compete heads up in a single elimination bracket tournament. The top score of each beer pairing will advance to the next round. Attendees will have the opportunity to rate and score beers over three rounds. All beers will be revealed as their knocked out of the challenge. The final four beers remaining in the challenge will compete in one last round at Cask Days in October this year. 



  • Round One (12pm - 4pm) - SOLD OUT - Saturday, May 4th, 2013 
  • Round Two (5pm - 9pm) - SOLD OUT - Saturday, May 4th, 2013
  • Round Three (12pm - 4pm) - $20.00* - Sunday, May 5th, 2013  
  • IPA Tap Takeover (4pm-2am) - Sunday, May 5th, 2013 (No Tickets Required)*
  • * Featuring 26 India Pale Ale Hybrids on tap (Belgian IPA, Black IPA’s, Double IPA’s etc..
  • * Round Three Ticket holders will have first access to the tap take over. 

IPA CHALLENGE TAP TAKEOVER (Open To Public / No Tickets Required) 

Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - 4:00pm @barVolo (587 Yonge St.)

A. House Ales Big Hoppa (Double IPA)

B. House Ales Fermium (Double Black IPA)

C. Nickel Brook Malevolent (Imperial Black IPA)

D. Nickelbrook Immodest (Double IPA)

E. Bellwoods Witchshark (Double IPA)

F  Amsterdam Fracture (Double IPA)

G. Great Lakes Robohop Double IPA 

H  Indie Ale House Barnyard (Belgian IPA)

I. Indie Ale House Jump The Shark (Double Black IPA)

J. To Be Announced

K. Dieu Du Ciel! Chaman (Double IPA)

L. Dieu Du Ciel! Penombre (Black IPA)

M. Dieu Du Ciel! Derniere Volonte (Belgian IPA)

N. Flying Monkeys TBA

O. Black Oak Ten Bitter Years (Double IPA)

P. Muskoka Twice As Mad (Double IPA)

Q. Left Field 6-4-3 (Double IPA)

R. Sawdust City Togenga’s Forbidden Fruit (Belgian IPA)

S. Dunham Black IPA (American Black IPA)

T. Dunham Belgian IPA (Belgian IPA)

U. Le Trou Du Diable Amere Indienne (Belgian IPA)

V. Le Trou Du Diable Smash IPA (SMASH Single Hop IPA) 

W. Le Trou Du Diable Black IPA

X. Le Trou Du Diable Dubai Pilee (Double IPA)

Y. Great Lakes X F&M “Alan Eagleson Was Framed Man!” (Black IPA

Z. Rogue 2X IPA (Double IPA)