We Live For The Funk - A Night Of Funky Brews & Funky Tunes

barVolo and friends would like to present the 2nd edition of “We Live For The Funk”, A Night Of Funky Tunes and Funky Brews taking place Thursday, September 20th, 2012 during Toronto Beer Week. One night only event featuring experimental beers from our local breweries. This will be epic and the music will be loud.

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Funk Night Will Feature…

  • 25 limited edition, funky, barrel aged, sour ales from Ontario (And Quebec)
  • Funky eats by Chef Guy Rawlings  / Funky tunes by Lively O.nes (Vinyl DJ Set)
  • Funky art by “Keep6” Tomas Morana (Animal Farm Series Prints)

Important Info…

  • Beer quantities are very limited, one keg of each beer. 
  • Funk Night will be a ticket event from 6:00pm - 8:00pm ($15.00)*
  • After 8:00pm we will open the doors to general public. $5.00 admission. Closed at 2:00am
  • barVolo will not be open for regular business (standing room only with some seating). 19+
  • Event will be CASH ONLY. We will be using a token system to speed up lines. ATM on site.
  • Absolutley NO PINTS will be served. ¼ and ½ pint serving sizes (price announced at event)
  • If you would like alternative payment options (cash) to purchase tickets contact

6PM - 8PM Tickets Include…

  • Limited editioned “Funk Night” glass with date (only 100 produced) 
  • Event admission & one funky drink ticket (tax included)
  • First access to try 25 limited edition specialty beers

Funky Brews…

  • House Ales "Gangsters Para-Weisse" (Sour Wheat With Grains Of Paradise) 
  • House Ales X Amsterdam "Night Train Funk" (Barrel Aged Belgian Brown Ale With Brett)
  • House Ales X Animal Farm "Snowball" (Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale) 
  • House Ales X Animal Farm "Murial" (Barrel Fermented Gooseberry Wheat Beer)
  • House Ales "Last Call In Kreuzeberg" (Berliner Weisse)
  • House Ales "Shickki Mickki" (Berliner Hipster Weisse)
  • House Ales X Beau’s All Natural “Rye’s Above Porter” (Porter Aged With Brett)
  • House Ales X Beer 4 Boobs "Saison Du Filles" (Farmhouse Saison With Brett)
  • Amsterdam Divination #1 (IPA With Belgian, Wine & Champagne Yeast)
  • Amsterdam Grand Cru Framboise (Barrel Aged Framboise With Brett. & Pedio.)
  • Amsterdam X Animal Farm "Boxer" (Saison With Brett Aged For Six Months)
  • Amsterdam "7th Avenue Triple" (Belgian Triple Aged 5 Months In A Flat Rock Pinot Noir Barrel)
  • Great Lakes "Recovering Alter Boy" (Belgian Quadrupel Barrel Aged With Sour Cherries)
  • Great Lakes X Biergotter "Daddy Issues" (Famhouse Ale With Brett.)
  • Great Lakes "Disturbing the Peach" (Barrel Aged Peach Wheat Blended With Saison & Peaches)
  • Great Lakes X Durham Homebrew Club "Brevis & Butthead" (Berliner Weisse)
  • Great Lakes "What The Christ Happened To The Pumpkin" (Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale)
  • Indie Ale House X Amsterdam "Dead Spadina Monkey" (Wild Belgian Ale With Raspberries)
  • Sawdust City X Amsterdam "Just The Mention Of Berlin Makes Me Sexy" (Guave & Lechee Berliner Weisse )
  • Muskoka "Old Time Funk" (Barrel Aged Sour Ale)
  • Bellwoods "Muggleweisse" (Sour Brown)
  • Bellwoods "Plumers Butt" (Sour Tripel With Yellow Plums Aged In Red Wine Barrels)
  • Bellwoods "Mash Pipe" (Smoked Berliner Weisse) 
  • Hopfenstark "Boson D'Higgs" (Berliner Rauch. Saison)
  • Hopfenstark "La Framboise" (Belgian Wit With Raspberries)

Toronto's Festival Of Beer Keep6 After Party

On Saturday, July 28th, 2012 starting at 9:00pm barVolo will host the Keep6 Imports Quebec Pavilion (@ Toronto’s Festival Of Beer) after-party featuring Quebec beers on draught and in bottles. Representatives from Dieu Du Ciel!, Trou Du Diable, Les Trois Mousquetaires and Brasserie Dunham will be present. 

For more details about Toronto’s Festival Of Beer and The Quebec Pavilion click here.

Quebec (Taps)

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! Dernière Volonté (Belgian IPA)

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! Rosée D'Hibiscus (Belgian Hibiscus Wit)

Hopfenstark End Of The Trail (American Pale Ale)

Hopfenstark Saison Station 55 (Saison)

Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Blanche (Belgian Wit)

Charlevoix La Vache Folle Imperial Milk Stout (Imperial Stout)

Le Trou Du Diable Dubaï Pillée (Double IPA)

Le Trou Du Diable Epoque Opaque (Black IPA)

Dunham Saison Rustique (Belgian Saison)

Dunham Belgian IPA (American Pale Ale)

Les Trois Mousquetaires Weizenbock (German Weizenbock)

Les Trois Mousquetaires Maibock (Germain Maibock)

Les Vergers De La Colline CID Rose

Beau’s X Trou Du Diable Fous Allies (Mango Saison)

House Ales

House Ales Shickki Mickki (Berliner Hipster Weiss) 

House Ales X Animal Farm “Snowball” (Barrel Aged Farmhouse Belgian Pale Ale)

Bottles (Very Limited)

Dieu Du Ciel! Peche Mortel 2011 (Bourbon Barrel Edition)

Dieu Du Ciel! Rigor Mortis 2012 (Belgian Quadrupel)

MicroBrasserie Charlevoix Lupulus (Belgian IPA)

MicroBrasserie Charlevoix La Vache Folle / Belgian Triple Blend (Bourbon Aged)

MicroBrasserie Charlevoix Brut 2010 (Belgian Triple)

Le Trou Du Diable Dulcis Succubus (Sour Saison)

Le Trou Du Diable Butuese Brassin Special (Belgian Barrel Aged Triple) 

Le Trou Du Diable L'Imperatrice (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout)

Le Trou du Diable Nez de Poivrot (Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine)

Dunham Black IPA (American IPA)

Dunham American Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

Dieu Du Ciel! Tap Take Over (PECHE PARTY)

Keep6 Imports & WVRST Present


It is with great pleasure to bring you 16 beers on tap from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! (St-Jerome/Montreal, Quebec) at WVRST BEER HALL on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 (7:00pm).

The Beers…

Dieu Du Ciel! Dernière volonté, Belgian-style IPA
Dieu Du Ciel! Corne du diable, India Pale Ale
Dieu Du Ciel! Rosée d'hibiscus, Belgian Wit with hibiscus flowers
Dieu Du Ciel! Aphrodisiaque, Cocoa and vanilla stout
Dieu Du Ciel! Chaman, Imperial Pale Ale
Dieu Du Ciel! Herbe à détourne, New world Tripel with Citra hops
Dieu Du Ciel! Solstice d'été, Sour wheat beer with raspeberries
Dieu Du Ciel! Rigor Mortis Abt 2010, Quadrupelaged 2 years
Dieu Du Ciel! Péché Bourbon, Imp. Stout aged in Bourbon barrels
Dieu Du Ciel! Umami, Black Morrel beer
Dieu Du Ciel! Baraque, American IPA
Dieu Du Ciel! Cousteau, Single Malt/hop (Calypso) Pale Ale
Dieu Du Ciel! Wallonade, Light Belgian Blond
Dieu Du Ciel! Helium, Helles

The Collaborations….

Dieu Du Ciel! & De La Senne (Brussels, Belgium), Old time Blanche
Dieu Du Ciel! & Hill Farmstead (Greensboro, Vermont), Citrus American IPA

The Food…

Prepared by WVRST…21 different types of Artisan Sausages with a large variety of Game Sausage, and the famous Danger Dog - an all Beef Hot Dog wrapped in house cured Bacon and roasted with love.DUCK FAT FRIES - home cut Belgian Style Frites with a choice of home made dipping sauces.

The Tunes…

Dieu Du Ciel! will bring the beer and the beats to this event. Several representatives from the brewery will be present!

-    Event Will Start @7:00pm
-    WVRST Will Close From 5:00-7:00pm to set up for event
-    No Admission.
-    Arrive Early To Avoid Disappointment

#BEAULO - Beau's Total Takeover Of barVolo

Part of our on going series of tap take over’s, we are very excited to be working with and feature one of our favorite Ontario craft breweries Beau’s All Natural. This night we will only be serving Beau’s All Natural beers for one night only. Part of this event will include a special one off collaboration brew with House Ales X Beau’s All Natural - Ryes Above Porter YOW/WTZ (Rye Porter)

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 7:00pm - 2:00am (No Admission, Arrive Early To Avoid Disappointment)

Beau’s total takeover of barVolo

27 Different Beers, 1 Night Only…
- 13 Taps, 7 Casks, 7 Bottles
- 3 Seasonals, 10 Wild Oats, 4 Beau’s One-Offs, 4 Collaborations, 1 Barrel Aged
- And… 1 exclusive Beau’s + House Ales Collaboration

On Tap
1. Lug•Tread - Lagered Ale (Flagship Beer)
2. NightMärzen - Oktoberfest Lager (Fall Seasonal)
3. Bog•Water - Gruit Ale (Winter Seasonal)
4. Beaver•River - I.P.Eh? (Spring Seasonal)
5. Smokin’ Banana Peel - Smoked Hefeweizen (Wild Oats #11)
6. Weiss O’ Lantern - Pumpkin-weiss (Wild Oats #13)
7. Mr Hyde - RyePA + Roggenbier (Wild Oats #14)
8. Dr. Jekyll - Nightmarzen + Lugtread Blend
9. Treading•Water - Bogwater + Lugtread Blend
10. Barrel Aged Dunkel Buck (Greener Futures Release)
11. Ryes Above - Rye Porter (House Ales + Beau’s collaboration)
12. May Contain Traces of My Nuts - Peanut Butter Stout (exclusive #beaulo one-off)
13. Strong Patrick - Irish Red Ale w/ Barrel Aged Blend (Wild Oats #18)

1. Barrel Aged Dunkel Buck (Greener Futures Release)
2. Mates with Dates - Experimental Fruit Beer Collaboration (Wild Oats #16)
3. Winterbrewed - Coffee-Amber (Wild Oats #9)
4. Collabrrrewator - Coffee-Dopplebock (Wild Oats #17)
5. Dunkel Buck - Dunkel Weizenbock (Wild Oats #10)
6. Hogan’s Goat - Spiced Bock (Wild Oats #15)
7. Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA (Wild Oats #3)

1. Beaver River - I.P.Eh? (Spring Seasonal)
2. Ryes Above - Rye Porter (House Ales + Beau’s collaboration)
3. Ryes Above (w/Brett) - Rye Porter w/Brett (House Ales + Beau’s collaboration)
4. Doublewide - DIPA (Pro-Am Collaboration #3)
5. “Doble de Acción” - Agave Pale Ale - Aged with Tequila Soaked Oak Chips (exclusive #beaulo one-off)
6. Good Night Nurse - Belgian Quad (exclusive #beaulo one-off)
7. Super Smash Beau’s - Single Malt + Single Hop Brew (exclusive #beauo one-off)

Food available • 19+ Event - Doors open at 7. Limited space available, so show up early to avoid disappointment! - Cash Only - ATM downstairs

We also worked together and designed a unique series of posters leading up to the event;

Leelanau Makes Its Way To Canada!

In the last month we were fortunate enough to visit and tour Jolly Pumpkin in Dexter Michigan - one of the most recognized breweries in the United States for barrel aging and open fermentation. Deep in the brewery amongst the 300+ wooden barrels you will find a small pocket dedicate to beers of Leelanau Brewing Company. With a very small production made each year and limited availability we have managed to convince owner Charles Psenka to ship his beers north of the border (for the first time) to our bar here in Toronto. On Thursday, February 9th, 2012 starting at 7:00pm we will be featuring two of the three beers made by Leelanau Brewing Company; Whaleback White Ale and Good Harbor Golden Ale. From the Brewery;

“We consider each of our beers a work of art, our passion evident in every taste. We hand craft our ales in old-wood traditions and patiently age them in our custom made, oversized, fine grain, French oak barrels." 

Take a minute to read their brewing process

Toronto Beer Week @ barVolo

Monday Night Pint Night ($5.00 Pints)
Monday, September 19th, 2011 @ 2:00pm

Denison’s Weissbier (German Hefeweizen)
Flying Monkey’s Smash Bomb Atomic IPA (American IPA)
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years (Double IPA)
Wellington Russian Imperial Stout
Denison’s Dunkel (Munich Dark Lager)
Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale (American IPA)
Grand River Mill Race Mild (English Mild)
King Pilsner (Czech Pilsner)
Creemore Kellerbier (Kellerbier)
Amsterdam Framboise (Raspberry Fruit)
Mill St. Coffee Porter (Coffee Porter)
Flying Monkey Netherworld Porter (Hoppy Porter)
Great Lakes Hop Hoarder’s IPA
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA (Cask)
Durham XXX IPA (Cask)

A Night With Howe Sound Brewing Co. (Squamish, BC)
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 @ 7:00pm

Representatives from the brewery will be present!

Howe Sound Devils Elbow (India Pale Ale)
Howe Sound Three Beavers (Imperial Red Ale)
Howe Sound Pothole Filler (Imperial Stout)
Howe Sound King Heffy (Imperial Hefeweizen)
Howe Sound Pumpkineater (Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
Howe Sound Father John’s (Winter Ale)

* All beers will be available by the bottle and/or sample glass.

Black Oak Tap Take Over (2nd Edition)
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:00pm

Black Oak X St. Johns Wort Manitou Sumac Spiced Saison
Black Oak Nut Brown (Single Malt/ Burbon Barrel Aged)
Black Oak / Beau’s All Natural Collaboration - Lug Nut (Nut Brown / Lugtred Blend) 
Black Oak Sweet Potato Nut Brown (Nutbrown Cask with sweet potato)           
Black Oak Oaktoberfest (Marzen)
Black Oak Pale Ale (English Pale Ale)
Black Oak Black IPA (Dry Hopped English Pale Ale)   
Black Oak Transvestites Tipple (English Pale Ale with pineapple) (Cask)      
Black Oak Gender Bender Pale Ale (English Pale Ale with white Cranberry) (Cask)      
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years (Double IPA) (Cask)
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years (Double IPA)       
Black Oak Double Chocolate Cherry Stout (Fruit Stout)   
Black Oak CoffeeNCreamNSmoke Imperial Milk Stout (Imperial Milk Stout)   
Cheshire Valley ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Cheshire Valley Galaxy Pale Ale

House Ales Tap Take Over (2nd Edition)
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:00pm

House Ales Shicki Micki (Raspberry Berliner Weiss)
House Ales X Erica Graholm Dampfbier (Dampfbier)
House Ales 7th Day Saison – Batch 2 (Farmhouse Saison)
House Ales 10th Day Saison (Farmhouse Saison with Brett.)
House Ales X Hip Hops Gangsters Para-Weiss (Saison Brewed with Grains of Paradise)
House Ales Jen’s Uncommom – Hybrid – (Common/Pale Ale)
House Ales Matt’s Marathon Mild 2012 (English Mild)
House Ales X Hip-Hops Notorious IPA – Batch 2 – (American IPA)
House Ales Westside 213 – Batch 3 – (American IPA with Brett.)
House Ales Abby Normal (Belgian Strong Ale)
House Ales Funkified Abbey Normal (Belgian Strong Ale with Lactobacilious)
House Ales X Bartle X ARoach Gold Dust (Porter)
House Ales X Hip-Hops Tu–Hop – Batch 5 - Magnum / Galaxy (American Pale Ale)
House Ales X Hip-Hops Rockaway Rye – Batch 2 (Rye Ale)
House Ales X Bellwoods Brewery Abbey Not (Belgian Dubbel IPA)
House Ales Swag Out Stout (Imperial Russian Stout)

3rd Annual Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! Take Over (Montreal, Quebec)
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 @ 7:00pm-4:00am*

Dieu Du Ciel! Revenante (Smoked Porter)
Dieu Du Ciel! Saison St-Louis (Belgian Saison)           
Dieu Du Ciel! Décibel (Extra Pale Ale)            
Dieu Du Ciel! Pénombre (Black IPA)
Dieu Du Ciel! Solstice Cerises (Cherry Sour Wheat Ale)
Dieu Du Ciel! Noce de Soie (Saison w/ Japanese pepper Sansyou)
Dieu Du Ciel! Mea Culpa (India Cream Ale)
Dieu Du Ciel! お疲れ様. Otsukaresama (Plum Sour)        
Dieu Du Ciel! Péché Mortel (Imperial Coffee Stout)    
Dieu Du Ciel! Dernière Volonté (Belgian Pale Ale)    
Dieu Du Ciel! Corne du Diable (Montreal Style IPA   
Dieu Du Ciel! Rosée d'Hibiscus (Belgian Wit Brewed With Hibiscus Flower)

Dieu Du Ciel! Solstice Charbonniere (Smoked Ale)
Dieu Du Ciel! Solstice D'Ete (Sour Wheat brewed with Cherries)
Dieu Du Ciel! Rescousse (German Red Ale)
Dieu Du Ciel! Chaman (Imperial Pale Ale)
Dieu Du Ciel! Elixer Celeste (Bohemian Pilsner)
Dieu Du Ciel! Route Des Epices (Peppercorn Rye Ale)
Dieu Du Ciel! Peche Mortel (Imperial Coffee Stout)


On Monday April 11, 2011 we will be officially launching our press release for the 3rd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge being held on May 14/15 this year.Confirmed breweries;

Magnotta, Church Key, Black Oak, Niagara Brewing College, Saint Andre, House Ales*, Beau’s All Natural, Amsterdam, Cheshire Valley, Saint Andre*, Clock Tower*, Great Lakes, Scotch Irish, TAPS*, Flying Monkeys, Lake of Bays*, Durham, Granite Brewery, Muskoka Cottage Brewing*, Duggan’s, Grand River Brewing, F&M, Niagara’s Best*, Cameron’s*, .

*New entries this year

Stay tuned for more updates!!

2nd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge - Winner: Great Lakes My Bitter Wife

1st Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge - Winner: Duggan’s #9 IPA

A Night With Mike Lackey & Great Lakes Brewery

barVolo & keep6ix Presents
A Night With…Mike Lackey & Great Lakes Brewery

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With all the great work put out by our friends Mike Lackey and Great Lakes Brewery Company for Project X and the new cask-ale program, we thought it would be a good idea to feature 19 of their one offs in one night at barVolo. We will only be serving the following Great Lakes beers including the House Ales / Great Lakes collaboration brew “California Love Pale Ale”;

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 @ 7:00pm

1. Dude Where’s My Czar? Russian Imperial Stout (9.8%)
2. Pompous Ass English Pale Ale (4.2%) CASK
3. My Bitter Wife India Pale Ale (6.5%)
4. My Bitterer Wife Double India Pale Ale (8.0%)
5. Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire Spiced/Smoke (5.5%)
6. Lazarus Breakfast Stout (St. John’s Wort Collaboration) (6.0%)
7. Miami Weiss Wheat Ale (4.5%)
8. Lackey’s Cask (5.2%) CASK
9. Johnny Simcoe India Pale Ale (6.2%) CASK
10. Harry Porter & the Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Beans Porter (5.3%)
11. Unicorn Ale American Style Barrel Aged Barleywine (9.5%)
12. Does This Muumuu Make Me Look Hefe?
Imperial Hefeweissen (6.8%)
13. Redwood Pale Ale Barrel Aged Pale Ale (6.2%)
14. The Dalai Lambic Wild Ale (5.5%)
15. Heavy Petting Saison (Bartle Collaboration) (6.0%)
16. Aces High! Single Hop India Pale Ale (6.7%)
17. Karma Citra Single Hop India Pale Ale (6.6%)
18. Armadildo Single Hop India Pale Ale (6.5%)
19. California Love American Pale Ale (5.5%)
(House Ales Collaboration) CASK

* All Beers Are Subject to Change and Availability
* Event is CASH ONLY. No tickets or admission required.
* Event runs from 7:00pm-2:00am Until Supplies Last
* 19+ Event. Please Drink Responsibly
* All Beers +7.0% will be served by the glass (300mL)
* Only the above Great Lakes Beers will be served
(no bottles or other taps)