CASK-CONDITIONED ALES ARE IN HOT DEMAND, AND BARS ALL OVER TOWN KNOW IT, PUMPING OUT FULL-BODIED UNFILTERED BREWS
Mark Hutchison is the bar manager at C’EST WHAT
(67 Front East, at Church, 416-867-9499, cestwhat.ca), Toronto’s premier destination for cask beer lovers. It’s Hutchison’s job to select, care for and tap the kegs containing the still fermenting, unfiltered, fresh beer that feeds C’est What’s five cask lines. He describes cask beer as “having a lower level of carbonation that doesn’t mask the beer’s flavour. It’s more full-bodied, with more stuff going on.” To experience that “stuff,” visit C’est What or any of the Toronto pump houses listed below.
BAR VOLO 587 Yonge, at Gloucester, 416928-0008, barvolo.com