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ollie
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ollie
11-23-06 06:01 PM - Post#387747    

Beer is food right?

I picked up a couple of new beers this week.

Right now I'm having a Taps Lager from Niagara-On-The-Lake. Like most beers from new, smaller breweries it has quality control issues. It's not balanced at all. That might be a result of their system, they way it's shipped or the way it's stored once it's shipped. There's a quite an "off" fruity quality to this beer.

This might taste great from the brewery tap, and maybe I just got a bad batch, but I won't be buying this one again.



Next review after I finish this bottle.



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bradm
11-23-06 06:37 PM - Post#387756    

Have you tried the Scotch-Irish Sgt. Major IPA, ollie? IIRC, it's available at the LCBO at Rideau & King Edward, and if you like IPAs, it's wonderful. (Note to those who aren't familiar with the "IPA" style of beer: Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale is not representative of the style. A British or American IPA is maltier, and a lot more bitter, due to having a lot more hops.)

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ollie
11-23-06 11:18 PM - Post#387827    

Nickel Brook Ale from Burlington, ON is a much better product. Nice head. Light amber body. Balanced malt taste with rich mouthfeel. Wish it had more hops.





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Davey Boy 2.0
11-24-06 01:57 PM - Post#388024    

mmmm Creemore Urbock....

downtown!

frig i'm thirsty
Adonai vasu boragus

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AdamH
11-25-06 10:38 AM - Post#388318    

It's on tap at the Manx.

Watch out, I found out that the draught version's alcohol % ranges from 6 - 10% depending on the batch!
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timouse
11-26-06 04:33 PM - Post#388610    

now that sleeman is brewing sapporo, i can drink it with a clear conscience, knowing that it was not shipped halfway round the planet.

picked some up from the sleeman beer store yesterday, and it is quite good.

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Dr_Evil_Mouse
11-26-06 06:55 PM - Post#388661    

  • ollie Said:
rich mouthfeel


Have you spent time in Japan? That's such a Japlish phrase (maybe I'm conflating with timouse's Sapporo entry).

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dave-O
11-27-06 12:46 PM - Post#388841    

St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout is my favourite beer of the moment. McAuslan is one of the few micro's that NB Liquor stocks (hell, we don't even get a full line of Propeller or Garrison from Nova Scotia here). They have St. Ambroise on tap at Doc Dylan's, where I play my regular solo gig.

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fluffhead77
11-28-06 11:16 AM - Post#389181    

the McAuslan Apricot wheat is a fantastic beer as weel ...reminds me of my favorite beer of all time


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dave-O
11-28-06 12:03 PM - Post#389210    

It is very close to good ol' No. 9 (one of my fav's too). Unfortunately NBLC doesn't stock the McAuslan Apricot Wheat either.

If anybody is looking for Xmas gift ideas for their favourite New Brunswicker, please send some tasty micro-brews...
And more BEER talk please!
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Davey Boy 2.0
11-28-06 12:48 PM - Post#389224    

does that mean you're staying down there for the holi's then?



(can't get enough of that duff)
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dave-O
11-28-06 02:23 PM - Post#389270    

No, no, no. But I'm sure there'll be room in the car for more than just what I buy myself.
(We're planning to be in Kingston by late on the 27th. See yous there.)
She said, "It's good to see you back in a bar band, baby."

I said, "It's great to see you're still in the bars."

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Davey Boy 2.0
11-28-06 08:17 PM - Post#389464    

Coolio

For the record- Muskoka Lager is now $25.75/case

good times a-brewin
Adonai vasu boragus

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rubberdinghy
12-01-06 09:45 AM - Post#390302    

You know what I realized?

I like cheap beer.
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

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fluffhead77
12-01-06 04:28 PM - Post#390535    

  • dave-O Said:
No, no, no. But I'm sure there'll be room in the car for more than just what I buy myself.
(We're planning to be in Kingston by late on the 27th. See yous there.)



Let me know if you guys are planning to have some drinks out in town one night, I'm only a short hop away in Brockapolco!
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12-02-06 02:57 PM - Post#390698    

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AD
12-08-06 05:09 PM - Post#392822    

I brought back some beer from Boston last weekend, haven't touched any of it yet, but wondering if anyone has tried them and has opinions...

Cisco Brewers, Nantucket - Whale's Tale Pale Ale
Cisco Brewers, Nantucket - Bailey's Ale
Berkshire Brewing Co - Lost Sailor India Pale Ale
Harpoon Brewery, Boston MA and Windsor VT - Frankenfest Lager (single batch limited edition)
Smuttynose Brewing Co, Portsmouth NH - Portsmouth Lager

Wanna drink them all!!!
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
12-08-06 05:30 PM - Post#392827    

I'm jealous AD! One of my favourite things about crossing the border is getting to bring back a whole wack of new beer on the way back.

I'm currently working on a tallboy of Mooshead. Meh.



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Jaimoe
12-08-06 06:33 PM - Post#392860    

I love some of the beers the Kingston Brew Pub brews. White Tale is one of the best beers I've ever had. Dragon's Breath (available at some liquor stores) isn't bad. They also have some nice darker ales, but it's all about White Tale. I believe Davey Boy has polished off a keg of the stuff at one sitting on a number of occassions.
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Davey Boy 2.0
12-08-06 07:23 PM - Post#392876    

that's White Tail and it was only half the keg, on a night when Rich [can't remember his last name- Gallagher?!?!?] was still managing the place, stood me a round

felt i owed it to him
Adonai vasu boragus

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Davey Boy 2.0
12-11-06 11:00 AM - Post#393191    

shouldn't this thread be moved to the Beer Forum?
Adonai vasu boragus

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phorbesie
12-11-06 03:59 PM - Post#393328    

where does someone buy yummy beers in ottawa? is there a specialty store?
i've been sorely disappointed with the beers that are sold out here (ie. beer store). it's so close to my house but i always end up with guinness.
i can't drink lager.
want some yummy microbrews...hoppy, dark, or smooth. where can i buy?
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ollie
12-11-06 04:29 PM - Post#393351    

  • phorbesie Said:
where does someone buy yummy beers in ottawa?


You can buy beer at two places in Ottawa: The Beer Store and the LCBO. The quality of selection will depend on location.

The biggest LCBO, and I assume best selection, is at King Edward and Rideau.

A Beer Store with good selection is the one on Scott St., near Holland. It's also the kind where you get to pick your own beer versus ordering it, so there's more opportunity for browsing.

Actually, you could cruise on over to Hull for a 3rd option. There's a depanneur at Victoria and Laval that has a good selection of Quebec microbrews.



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phorbesie
12-11-06 04:47 PM - Post#393361    

of course i know i can buy beer at beer store and LCBO!

but apparently, my locations SUCK!
i hope i can check out those others you mentioned sometime soon...thanks!
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bradm
12-22-06 11:58 AM - Post#396848    

On a whim, I picked up a six-pack of Tankhouse Ale, from Toronto's Mill St. Brerery. It's really good, and I think it'd qualify as a good IPA (it's a bit maltier than what I think an IPA should be, being almost a copper or red ale).

  • Mill. St. Brewery Said:

Mill Street Tankhouse Ale is a deliciously complex and spicy ale. We use a staggering amount of hops and five different malts to produce a rich, fiery pale ale, copper-red in colour, and truly satisfying in flavour.



(Well, if you've had some of the American micro-brewery IPAs, the amount of hops in Tankhouse Ale might not stagger you, but if you think Alexander Keith's typifies the IPA style, you might be taken aback by this beer.)

Their Coffee Porter (made with actual coffee beans) sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I'd want to commit to a six-pack. It also looks like their beers are only available in Toronto and surrounding areas.

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Brad
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ollie
12-22-06 12:12 PM - Post#396851    

I find myself drinking a lot of Tankhous Ale lately. I'm not usually a fan of "dark" beer but this is an exception.

I'd probably rank Mill St. as one of the best current microbreweries in Ontario for taste and consistency.



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phorbesie
12-22-06 01:57 PM - Post#396881    

ollie do you buy that locally or at the big lcbo on rideau?

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ollie
12-22-06 03:26 PM - Post#396897    

  • phorbesie Said:
ollie do you buy that locally or at the big lcbo on rideau?

:)


Both I suppose, that's my local LCBO.

You can get it at most Beer Stores too.

I'm sipping on a Robert Simpson Confederaton Ale right now, my current favourite.



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AD
12-27-06 02:00 PM - Post#397438    

the big LCBO distribution centre (i call it the liquor castle) out bank street just before the bridge to south keys has a big selection of beers too. it's on the west side of bank street just before the home depot.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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Blane
12-28-06 07:22 AM - Post#397512    

Just got to Seoul after a warm and sunny trip in Bali, and am drinking a tall-boy of Cass (rhymes with Ass for a reason) and thinking enviously of the tasty brewery I found in Bali:

Storm Brewing Company. They make a really great pale ale that was perfect for those "32 in the shade" kind of days. Bottle fermented, with nice malty flavour and good citrus hues. It was so nice to find a delicious microbrew in Asia, a place where Budweiser-style beers tend to be king.

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Rossolee
12-28-06 09:09 AM - Post#397520    

I've enjoyed some tasty beer over the holidays so far...

Black Oak Nutcracker Porter


Rogues holiday ale(hoppy goodness)


If you like wheat beers.. this stuff is AWESOME from Ommegang




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phorbesie
01-04-07 06:51 PM - Post#398926    

i found the Tankhouse at my beer store and i like it alot! thanks!


i noticed they (mill st) had a few other varieties as well (didn't notice the coffee one though). anybody tried the other ones?

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ollie
01-04-07 06:54 PM - Post#398932    

  • phorbesie Said:
i noticed they (mill st) had a few other varieties as well (didn't notice the coffee one though). anybody tried the other ones?


I'd stay away from the Stock Ale but the Coffee Porter and Organic Lager are both excellent. Shame the Lager doesn't come in regular size bottles.



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bradm
01-04-07 08:12 PM - Post#398969    

It's almost as if the Lager bottles (which are 222 mL; Tankhouse comes in regular-size bottles, but contain 355 mL) are intended for a quick quaff rather than a deep drink. I'd love to try it on draft.

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Brad
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Esau.
01-05-07 02:22 PM - Post#399271    

I think thats because lager is a ladies drink, sorta like tequlia rose.

Drink ale or bourbon.


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Davey Boy 2.0
01-09-07 03:09 PM - Post#400291    

My folks (ie my Dad) got me a bottle of this for Xmas- it was delicious. Strong rich earthy flavours, reminiscent of a unibroue- possibly Maudite. You wouldn't wanna drink 20 of them in one sitting though

Adonai vasu boragus

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bradm
01-09-07 03:12 PM - Post#400296    

I gave my brother a bottle of that, too. I haven't heard back from him yet, but I'm not worried, as I think the label indicates you can age the stuff for a while.

Aloha,
Brad
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ollie
02-26-07 11:14 AM - Post#417325    

Look what I found at the Rideau St. LCBO on Saturday!! I took the last three sixers on the shelf but I hope they have more. American microbrew is the sh!t.






Jakis
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03-03-07 02:39 PM - Post#419847    

St. Ambroie Apricote Wheat Ale. The best beer I have ever tried. Bought 12 last night. Going to pick up more today. Also, tried mill st. coffee porter. It was really good but can not drink more then 1 or 2 in one sitting.

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meggo
03-03-07 10:46 PM - Post#419922    

we were looking at that the other day. does it have a coffee taste??
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dave-O
03-05-07 04:16 PM - Post#420249    

  • Jakis Said:
St. Ambroie Apricote Wheat Ale. The best beer I have ever tried. Bought 12 last night. Going to pick up more today.



McAuslan/St.Ambroise is my favourite brewery these days. The Apricot Wheat is golden nectar. The Oatmeal Stout is like none more black.

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PassedOutGuy
03-07-07 08:10 PM - Post#421182    

im on board with the Apicot Wheat as well. Mind you it is secon to my favourite Number 9 as well. I actually tried the Brooklyn Lager last week as well and enjoyed it muchly!! But at 12 a 6 pack it may be back to the ol' Lakeport Pilsner for me for a while.
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Dr_Evil_Mouse
03-16-07 10:23 PM - Post#424667    

Here we go, home-brewers: the Random Beer Name Generator .

Le Souris Maudit
The Elementals
Fiend

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Rossolee
03-24-07 09:09 AM - Post#427212    

For fans of Apricot wheat/fruit beers such as Magic Hat #9 or St.Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale-
definitely try Pyramid Apricot Weizen! We picked some up last week in the states... great stuff.


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Del
03-25-07 01:39 PM - Post#427411    



Delirium Tremens is pretty tasty. And at 8.5% (I think), it'll get you wasted too. It's still no Lucky Lager, but it's a treat when I go to Quebec.
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PassedOutGuy
04-06-07 11:19 PM - Post#431783    

  • Rossolee Said:
For fans of Apricot wheat/fruit beers such as Magic Hat #9 or St.Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale-
definitely try Pyramid Apricot Weizen! We picked some up last week in the states... great stuff.





I almost bought some of this tonight... im so spoiled right now with the gorgeous microbrews we have up here... Alaskan and the west coast... tonight im enjoying a beautiful lager from Full Sail outta Oregon called LTD... 6.4% and tasty as hell...
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dave-O
04-07-07 12:15 AM - Post#431792    

I tried Innis and Gunn "oak aged beer" for the first time last night.

Read about it for yourself... http://www.innisandgunn.com/index.htm

Very different, very good!

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I said, "It's great to see you're still in the bars."

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PassedOutGuy
04-07-07 01:52 AM - Post#431805    

definitely sounds different Dave-O but is it liquory tasting or a definite beer taste?
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dave-O
04-07-07 10:52 AM - Post#431835    

Definite beer taste, it smells like vanilla though! There's more in the fridge, I'll report back during HNIC.
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PassedOutGuy
04-07-07 02:22 PM - Post#431926    

Whats HNIC?

I have no access to hockey here whatsoever grrrrr!!

Nothin like following the scores on nhl.com. Enjoy
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PassedOutGuy
04-07-07 09:57 PM - Post#432071    

Bridgeport Brewing Co. IPA from Portland Oregon...

mmmm...
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Newbaccas Binaca
04-08-07 03:50 PM - Post#432146    

www.biereboris.com
keep on,

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dave-O
04-09-07 10:22 AM - Post#432259    

On second taste, I wasn't as crazy about the Innis & Gunn. I'd describe the aroma as more floral than vanilla. It's a strong beer (6.6%) and the taste relects it.

My next recommendation is Picaroon's Best Bitter from Northampton Brewing in Fredericton.

  • Quote:
This full-flavoured pale ale provides a complex taste experience, beginning with notes of nuts and toffee and ending in lingering hop bitterness.

Picaroons Brewing Company brews traditional British-style ales using malted barley, hops, our signature Hampshire yeast and water.



http://www.picaroons.ca/products_bitter.asp
She said, "It's good to see you back in a bar band, baby."

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Esau.
04-25-07 12:35 PM - Post#437831    

Frosty cold fifty's and room temp Duvel's today sure make staining quarter round trim alot less boring.

The polyerathane(sp?) fumes are helping out too.

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bradm
04-25-07 12:36 PM - Post#437833    

  • Alabama Man Said:
Frosty cold fifty's and room temp Duvel's today sure make staining quarter round trim alot less boring.

The polyerathane(sp?) fumes are helping out too.



Throw in a couple of bongs hits and a double shot of espresso or two and see what happens.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Esau.
04-25-07 02:01 PM - Post#437870    

Ha!

I don't think I require any bong hits today...those 8.5% Duvel's and polyurethane fumes are doing me just fine right now, I had to step outside for a a little bit, even with the windows open those fumes kick. In hindsight, I probally shoulda did all that outside...


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bouche
04-25-07 03:33 PM - Post#437921    

Toronto has such a nice selection of brews. I had Mill St. when I was there last.

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bradm
04-25-07 03:37 PM - Post#437930    

Did you have it on draft? I was at Mitzi's Sister on the Sunday just before the Umphrey's show, and they had Mill St. Tankhouse Ale and the Organic Lager on tap there (along with a bunch of other micro-brews).

Aloha,
Brad
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04-25-07 04:07 PM - Post#437948    

I really love toronto's beer selection. Had a few pints of C'est Wha's homegrown hemp beer yesterday. It was very good.

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ollie
04-25-07 04:24 PM - Post#437953    

Mill St. Organic Lager is the sh!t. I love killing off one of their mini 6-packs.



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AdamH
04-25-07 04:52 PM - Post#437960    

Mill St. is ok but a little novel for me.

What I am loving, for some reason lately and it's certainly not a new thing, is Wellington Arkell Best Bitter. I've also been pouring a half/half pint of Wellington S.P.A and Arkell.

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PassedOutGuy
04-30-07 10:51 PM - Post#439064    

Damn im loving this stuff out here... Mirror Pond IPA by Deschutes Brewery from Bend , OR is a gorgeous IPA... really enjoy Thunderhead, actually most beers by Pyramyd Brewing Company as well... mmm west coast is de best!
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phorbesie
05-01-07 10:26 AM - Post#439123    

yum! i love mirror pond and pyramid too. the black butte porter is so yummy. and the pyramid hefeweizen! droooooling.
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Davey Boy 2.0
05-01-07 10:31 AM - Post#439126    

bit early to be drooling over beer, n'est pas?
Adonai vasu boragus

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dave-O
05-01-07 10:52 AM - Post#439133    

My darling wife brought me a 24 of Propeller Honey Wheat Ale home from Nova Scotia this weekend.



I'm not usually a fan of Honey Browns and the like, this doesn't taste like a 'sweet' beer. To me it's a perfect summer ale, light and refreshing. Yum. Now if summer would just get here.
She said, "It's good to see you back in a bar band, baby."

I said, "It's great to see you're still in the bars."

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Davey Boy 2.0
05-01-07 10:59 AM - Post#439135    

wow hang on to that gal Dave-O

there's nothing like a surprise gift– especially a boosy one
Adonai vasu boragus

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rubberdinghy
05-01-07 11:00 AM - Post#439137    

Labbatt's Blue "The Good Stuff"
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

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ollie
05-01-07 11:14 AM - Post#439139    

  • rubberdinghy Said:
Labbatt's Blue "The Good Stuff"



The thing I hate about that commercial is that the guy chooses an 18-pack over a two-four at the same price. Are all Blue drinkers that dumb?



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rubberdinghy
05-01-07 11:28 AM - Post#439144    

In the same league as leaf fans...
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

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Davey Boy 2.0
05-01-07 12:06 PM - Post#439165    

i didn't pick up on the a two-four being the same price there ollie- whence did you get that impression?

actually i can't think of any 2-4s cheaper than $25.75

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ollie
05-01-07 12:20 PM - Post#439172    

  • Davey Boy Said:
i didn't pick up on the a two-four being the same price there ollie- whence did you get that impression?



The generic case of beer he lets slide off the tracks looks like a two-four. The inference I get from the commercial is that for the same price the dude can get "the good stuff".




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Sarahbelle
05-01-07 12:59 PM - Post#439179    

I had the YUMMIEST beer in Montreal last week, it's something about 'Blache du Quebec' or..something... lol. but it was soo good. It was really fruity and it was clear when U poured it and then got cloudy. mmmm yummy beer.
HoRray for EverYthing!!!!

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bradm
05-01-07 01:03 PM - Post#439180    

  • Sarahbelle Said:
I had the YUMMIEST beer in Montreal last week, it's something about 'Blache du Quebec' or..something... lol. but it was soo good. It was really fruity and it was clear when U poured it and then got cloudy. mmmm yummy beer.



That'd probably be Blanche de Chambly, from Unibroue. It's a wonderful summer patio beer. I'm also a big fan of their La Fin du Monde (which is a lot stronger, at 9% alcohol/volume).

Aloha,
Brad
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AD
05-01-07 01:07 PM - Post#439182    

  • Sarahbelle Said:
It was really fruity and it was clear when U poured it and then got cloudy. mmmm yummy beer.



the cloudy stuff is the yeast in the bottom of the bottle - you're not supposed to ingest that. unibroue beers ferment in the bottle and for that reason you gotta pour slow and leave about half an inch in the bottle and not drink it.

delicious beer though.
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05-01-07 01:33 PM - Post#439196    

you should be able to get blanche de chambly in any ole beer store now, oui? i think sleeman bought em out
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05-01-07 01:40 PM - Post#439199    

mmmm i'm so going for a pint of Erdinger Weisbier from Pub Italia in the coming week or so

here's how i see it:

Stella & a plate of calamari (Da Sergio)> Erdinger (pub italia)> creemore around the bbq

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bradm
05-01-07 01:44 PM - Post#439202    

Are The Sugar Sticks still playing at Pub Italia on Wednesdays? I checked some listings, and couldn't find anything. (Whether or not they are, I'd be up for something like that, Davey. Maybe organize/roll-call a group outing there?)

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05-01-07 02:15 PM - Post#439216    

if it turns into something that's planned in advance kinda thing i'll certainly let you know mon ami
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dave-O
05-01-07 03:07 PM - Post#439235    

Holy fuÇk I love beer.
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05-01-07 04:11 PM - Post#439250    

And how.

Propeller Brewery is getting alot of product placement in TPB as of late. Ray was drinking it in the cab in Sunday's episode and in 2 previous ones.

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05-01-07 07:34 PM - Post#439273    

sweet! I will have to look for it!!!!
don't worry I didn't injest the stuff at the bottom.. the beer turned cloudy! *i swear*
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PassedOutGuy
05-02-07 01:24 AM - Post#439329    

mmm mmm mmm... another day another great beer...

Been drinking the Alaskan Summer ale on tap for a few days but today i decided to grab 6 of the Rogue Dead Guy Ale from Oregon.. tried it at Bonnaroo last summer and its very tasty...
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05-02-07 09:16 AM - Post#439384    

  • AdamH Said:
Propeller Brewery is getting alot of product placement in TPB as of late. Ray was drinking it in the cab in Sunday's episode and in 2 previous ones.



That's excellent! I hadn't noticed, I haven't seen much of the new season with it being head-to-head with playoff hockey.
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05-02-07 10:48 AM - Post#439460    

Finally someone's found a use for Fosters:

Scientists and Australian beer maker Foster's are teaming up to generate clean energy from brewery waste water — by using sugar-consuming bacteria.

The experimental technology was unveiled Wednesday by scientists at Australia's University of Queensland, which was given a $115,000 US state government grant to install a microbial fuel cell at a Foster's Group brewery near Brisbane, the capital of Queensland state.

The fuel cell is essentially a battery in which bacteria consume water-soluble brewing waste such as sugar, starch and alcohol.

The battery produces electricity plus clean water, said Prof. Jurg Keller, the university's wastewater expert. The 2,500-litre fuel cell will be 250 times bigger than a prototype that has been operating effectively at the university laboratory for three months, Keller said.

"Brewery waste water is a particularly good source because it is very biodegradable … and is highly concentrated, which does help in improving the performance of the cell," Keller said.

He expected the brewery cell would produce two kilowatts of power — enough to power a household — and the technology would eventually be applied in other breweries and wineries owned by Foster's.

"It's not going to make an enormous amount of power — it's primarily a waste water treatment that has the added benefit of creating electricity," Keller said.
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05-02-07 11:46 AM - Post#439495    

i wonder if the government will give incentives for installing a brewery in your house and using whatever the hell you were writing about to do something or other.
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I completely agree with AD


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05-02-07 12:37 PM - Post#439527    

  • Sarahbelle Said:
sweet! I will have to look for it!!!!
don't worry I didn't injest the stuff at the bottom.. the beer turned cloudy! *i swear*



You got me thinking of this -



- which I now feel this powerful compulsion to go buy right now.

Mmm, cloudy stuff....

(Great summer beer, imo)
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05-03-07 03:53 PM - Post#440075    

Has anyone ever tried any beer cocktails? I haven't but I see some on my new favorite website.

Which one, if any would you dare try?
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05-04-07 01:27 PM - Post#440396    

i used to drink shandies before my sexchange operation. haven't felt the urge since
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05-04-07 03:08 PM - Post#440487    

My grandpa used to drink half-beer half-tomato juice concoctions all the time. Gross.
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05-04-07 03:59 PM - Post#440499    

my great uncle did that too, with tabasco sauce and pepper. a hairy red eye?
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05-04-07 04:10 PM - Post#440502    

T-minus 30 minutes until my first beer!



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05-04-07 04:27 PM - Post#440505    

I think I'm going to try a beer/tomato juice blender this weekend. I'm afraid but adventurous.

Do you think it would be okay with Clamato or should I buy regular ol' tomato juice?
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05-04-07 10:51 PM - Post#440578    

That's fine but its more of a hangover drink!!!!

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05-04-07 11:50 PM - Post#440588    

people drink that tomato juice and beer hangover cure up here in Alaska daily... its a pretty nasty thought but whatever...
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05-05-07 10:01 AM - Post#440628    

  • headymamamyrna Said:
That's fine but its more of a hangover drink!!!!



Perfect then, cause I have a doozy this morning. Problem is... I have no more beer left for one of these, I drank it all!
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05-05-07 10:09 AM - Post#440629    

Who here likes Oreos?

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05-07-07 01:19 PM - Post#441002    



Eight beers into my day. fuÇk yeah.

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05-07-07 01:47 PM - Post#441013    

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - A Brazilian court has ordered local brewer Ambev to pay 100,000 reals (US$49,400; euro36,400) to an alcoholic beer taster who drank about a liter and a half (3.2 pints) of beer each day.

The unidentified employee alleged that the company did not provide the health measures needed to keep him from developing alcoholism, a labor court in the Rio Grande do Sul state said in a statement Friday.

The employee said in his lawsuit that for more than a decade, he drank between 16 and 25 small glasses of beer during his eight-hour shifts at the company

The employee said he also received a bottle of beer after each shift.

An initial ruling had favored Ambev, or Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, which can still appeal the decision. The company alleged the employee already was an alcoholic before becoming a beer taster.

Judge Jose Felipe Ledur said the company still was negligent because an alcoholic should never have been made a beer taster.

Ledur also said the employee's alcohol dependency had worsened in recent years and that even on vacation, the employee felt like drinking the same amount of beer he drank at work.

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05-07-07 02:04 PM - Post#441017    

i tried the PC wheat beer o'er the w.e.

it was a little bit on the insipid side but overall i liked it- a good summer beer as they say, cloudy and kinda light tasting
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Esau.
05-07-07 07:42 PM - Post#441147    

Ok - 20 beers finished (I drank the other four yesterday), time to hit the beer store then the bar for a few hours then the beer.

Been awhile since I was able to put that many back... tonights goin be messy.

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05-09-07 03:43 PM - Post#441828    



I love beer.

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05-14-07 10:22 AM - Post#443041    

  • Ms.Huxtable Said:
Has anyone ever tried any beer cocktails?



I forgot all about my black russian recipe that uses beer.

2 oz vodka
1 - 1.5 oz kahlua
3 oz stout (St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout or Guiness work fine)
2 - 3 oz cola
on ice

This drink helps get me through the long New Brunswick winters. Don't knock it until you try it!
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05-15-07 11:43 AM - Post#443378    

What goes best with beer? Pizza, of course...

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05-15-07 12:45 PM - Post#443398    

that's disgusting
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05-27-07 04:56 PM - Post#446696    

Japanese beer for children - Kodomo no nomimono


Can you imagine these products being marketed overseas? With so much concern about “the children” these days we doubt that fake beer for kids would make it past the pitch stage at any beverage company. Well, almost any company. Sure, there’s the sparkling grape juice that kids sometimes get on New Years Eve in lieu of champagne, but to have it specifically marketed to kids is a different matter. While Americans would likely overreact and freak out, we haven’t seen any such reaction here in Japan and these drinks have been out for a couple of years now.



Sangaria started their line of fake alcoholic drinks for kids with Kodomo no nomimono (Children’s drink), and has been successful enough to offer it in bottles, cans, and even six-packs. They also expanded the product line to include children’s versions of wine, champagne, and cocktails. The beer, flavored like apple juice, even foams at the top when poured into a glass!

Doesn’t the kid with the onigiri look alot surlier with a beer in front of him?

The differences between the West and Japan are often highlighted the most in the little things in life, and this is definitely one of them. Japan is well known for its group drinking culture, and this is actually a great way to include the kids during family celebrations. These are even sold at restaurants, which is ideal since most parties in Japan are done outside of the home. Of course, if find your four-year-old passed out in front of the TV with a pile of empty fake beer cans around him, it might be time for a kodomo no intervention.

Posted by Michael Keferl
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dogatthestation
05-31-07 04:02 PM - Post#447844    

Teens Get Drunk On Award-Winning Microbrew
Subtle Interplay Of All-Wheat Malt, Varietal Hops Goes Tragically Unappreciated

A case of MacTadcaster's Nut Brown Stout, a three-time winner at the Great American Beer Festival, was wasted on these local teens.
According to reports, Jared Rosenthal, Andrew Gobbola and Tracey Sheehan, 17-year-old seniors at East Brunswick High, obtained the beer from Rosenthal's refrigerator while his parents—bona-fide beer-lovers capable of fully relishing the subtle, hand-crafted taste of a MacTadcaster's—were away for the weekend.

Though none of the teens were able to comment on the Nut Brown Stout's chocolatey aroma or its surprisingly smoky almond finish, Rosenthal did say that it had "fuÇked him up majorly" and that he was "seriously payin' the price."

Added Gobbola: "Dude, I was ripped to the tits."

Despite consuming enormous quantities of the beer, the teens failed to detect the all-wheat malt that MacTadcaster's has developed over the years to give its beer "bottom." Further, none of them commented on the beer's uniquely dry, smoky hopping or the pleasant coffee highlights so often discussed among MacTadcaster's Nut Brown Stout cognoscenti.

Only the rich, robust texture of the beer drew any comment from the teens, with Sheehan overheard telling Rosenthal, "That beer is some thick sh!t."

MacTadcaster's Nut Brown Stout has won the Gold Medal for Best Small Batch Stout for three consecutive years at the Great American Beer Festival. John Winbourne, Chief Brewmaster at MacTadcaster's, said he was "shocked and disappointed" that the high-quality beer had wound up in the hands of unsophisticated, high school-age drinkers.

"Nobody the age of 17 can reasonably be expected to have the connoisseurship to detect even a fraction of the subtle complexities of our carefully aged stout," Winbourne said. "If they had guzzled our Honey Hefeweizen, a much simpler beer known for its plain, rumpled friendliness, the horror may have been muted somewhat."

"It's a tragedy, a real tragedy," said Steve Brauner, editor of Beer Aficionado magazine. "We're not talking about Bud Ice or Coors Light, or some mass-produced swill of a lager intended for crass high-school kids to get a cheap buzz off of. This is a complex, mature stout, whose creamy head alone is enough to overwhelm even the most experienced beer drinker."

"I can only hope those kids didn't drink it chilled," Brauner added. "Stouts are best enjoyed at room temperature."

According to sources within East Brunswick High School, the trio has previously been seen at night near the school's football field, drinking inexpensive domestic beers. "While such experimentation with alcohol is strongly discouraged," school principal Eileen Fleischer said, "at least these previous incidents only involved the three students getting wasted, as opposed to this senseless wasting of hand-crafted, award-winning beer."

Helmut Schildkraut is the experienced Bavarian farmer who harvested the hops in the MacTadcaster's twelve-pack at the peak of their mellow ripeness, then aged them in a oaken sherry cask for three months to maximally enhance their dignified flavor. Contacted at his home in the tiny German village of Gütbourg, he said: "Zis makes me very sad. Nein, der MacTadcaster's ist not fur der kinder. Ist fur der discriminating bier drinker only."

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07-06-07 11:49 PM - Post#456243    

I've been loving this Phillips Blue Truck Ale recently. Very tasty.
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08-08-07 07:29 PM - Post#463310    

I just picked up a six-pack (of 341 mL bottles) of a new (to me) one from Mill St.: a Belgian-style "Wit" (White) beer, made with wheat and flavoured with coriander and orange peel. They weren't chilled at the LCBO (the big one at Rideau and King Edward in Ottawa), so I haven't tried them yet.

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08-09-07 09:23 AM - Post#463445    

mill street coffee porter baby
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08-09-07 09:26 AM - Post#463449    

  • Davey Boy Said:
mill street coffee porter baby



I've been thinking about trying that one, but I'm staying away from the darker (stout-end-of-the-scale) beers; pale ales are about as heavy as I want to get these days. (Their Tankhouse ale is good, but I'd love to see them make a slightly lighter IPA.)

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08-09-07 10:21 AM - Post#463494    

well remember that one when you come back to your senses
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08-10-07 02:02 AM - Post#463755    

  • bradm Said:
  • Davey Boy Said:
mill street coffee porter baby



but I'd love to see them make a slightly lighter IPA.)

Aloha,
Brad



Thats called Alexander Keiths... a blatant rip off of the term IPA... bring on the hops...
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08-10-07 04:49 PM - Post#463985    

  • bradm Said:
  • Davey Boy Said:
mill street coffee porter baby



I've been thinking about trying that one, but I'm staying away from the darker (stout-end-of-the-scale) beers; pale ales are about as heavy as I want to get these days. (Their Tankhouse ale is good, but I'd love to see them make a slightly lighter IPA.)

Aloha,
Brad



Try the Mill St. Stock ale..totally tasty. Here's how they describe it:

A golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. A brilliant golden colour gives a “sparkling” appearance as the gas escapes from the glass. The natural sweetness of the malt is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops. This beer represents the way blonde ales were made 100 years ago.

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08-13-07 08:21 AM - Post#464241    

creemore apparently has new bottlers, seems to be affecting the taste. word onthe street is that the beer store has been taking back creemore in droves

boo-urns

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08-13-07 08:48 AM - Post#464247    

yeah they went back to bottles with creemore imbossed in the glass


i remember getting a lucky in a creemore bottle years ago. its still sitting in the garage, full lucky label but with creemore pressed in the glass.


i love beer. i love open wedding bars.


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08-13-07 10:56 AM - Post#464273    

i hated beer on sunday morning
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08-13-07 11:13 AM - Post#464278    

  • LXQ42 Said:
Try the Mill St. Stock ale..totally tasty.



Thanks. I've thought about trying that one, but I have bad memories of Molson Stock Ale, so I've been avoiding it, but the description sounds interesting, and it being "totally tasty" to you gives me a better feeling about it.

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10-11-07 02:13 PM - Post#478244    

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I bought some St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale. It was so yummy. Pumpkin, ginger, cinnimin, nutmeg, clove, allspice.... really good.

But by a lighter beer as well. You can't drink these all night.
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10-11-07 02:22 PM - Post#478251    

Scotch Irish Brewing has a new porter available at the LCBO - Black Irish Plain Porter. I bought mine at Hampton Park. Surprisingly quaffable for a dark beer, I like this one a lot.



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10-11-07 02:51 PM - Post#478273    

  • Ms.Huxtable Said:
Over the Thanksgiving weekend I bought some St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale. It was so yummy. Pumpkin, ginger, cinnimin, nutmeg, clove, allspice.... really good.

But by a lighter beer as well. You can't drink these all night.




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10-12-07 01:40 AM - Post#478385    





Try the Mill St. Stock ale..totally tasty. Here's how they describe it:

A golden export-style ale made from only malt and hops, no fillers or adjuncts. A brilliant golden colour gives a “sparkling” appearance as the gas escapes from the glass. The natural sweetness of the malt is perfectly balanced by the bitterness derived from the hops. This beer represents the way blonde ales were made 100 years ago.





The natural sweetness of the malt? Its so overpowering you dont even taste the bitterness of the hops... im a big thumbs down on this one... thank heavens I tried it at an open bar wedding because id feel violated for paying for it... just my .02c
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10-12-07 09:56 AM - Post#478438    

  • PassedOutGuy Said:
The natural sweetness of the malt? Its so overpowering you dont even taste the bitterness of the hops...



You hit the nail on the head! I was consistently disappointed by this beer so I stopped buying it. Shame because it *looks* so good.



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10-25-07 06:59 PM - Post#481859    

I have a can of "Devil's Pale Ale / 666" from Great Lakes Brewery on the go right now. From the label:

  • Quote:
666 kilograms of malt
6.66 kilograms of hops
66.6 minutes of boiling
6.6.06 date of conception



It's not bad, but it's got more malt than I like (I'm searching for a good no-darker-than-amber IPA [Sgt. Major IPA from Scotch-Irish Brewing is just about perfect]), and while they say it's "Much darker than a pale ale, but not as heavy as a dark ale", I think it's down to at least the brown ale end of the scale. Calling it a pale ale at all is wrong, IMO.

A few tastes later, and my opinion is going down a bit. The malt that's there is burnt-sweet, and the hops have more of a (bad) bitterness than the sharpness that you get in a good IPA.

I give them marks for the marketing/brewing concept (this one of the few cases I've ever seen where a brewing recipe was directly affected by [or involved in] the marketing concept [in terms of ad slogans] for the resulting beer), but it's just not to my taste.

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10-25-07 07:20 PM - Post#481870    

Great Lakes makes enough iffy beer to make me suspect they're a front for one of the majors. What's the point of being a craft brewer when your beer is so mediocre?



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10-25-07 07:45 PM - Post#481875    

There is NO BEER LIKE ...... ALPINE Lager WHOOOOOO!!! ALPINE FOR LIFE!!!
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10-26-07 09:30 AM - Post#481987    

My curiosity finally got the better of me the other day and I picked up a 2 litre plastic bottle of Wells ale.

browny goodness but you want to finish the bottle as it goes flat fairly easily. has a dryness to it, almost to the point of making you thirstier

good but not great
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12-08-07 03:36 PM - Post#493053    

Don't know why it took me so long to try it but Sleeman's Fine Porter is just that.

My taste is shifting to the darker beers now that winter is here. Really enjoy some of the stronger ones.



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Rossolee
12-08-07 04:03 PM - Post#493054    

I had the Great Lakes Devils Pale Ale last year(when it was a seasonal) on tap and it tasted great. But this years canned version lost its hoppy edge. I find most CDN microbrewers tend to balance the over hop taste- which is unfortunate as plenty of U.S brewers make great tasting hop bombs! The last 2 seasonals from Great Lakes(Orange Peel Ale and Winter Ale) are good beers.

I'm looking forward to tonights beer session with Weirdness and HeadyGouda



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12-11-07 07:11 PM - Post#493743    

Has anybody tried (or even seen) the Barley Wine from Mill St.? I saw a blurb about it in a "holiday food" article in one of the free daily newspapers, and it seemed interesting: it's (IIRC) 10% alcohol, comes in a larger-sized opaque (white) ceramic bottle (500mL?), and in the glass, it didn't look dark, more like a lighter-colour lager. It's listed on the menu at their brewpub, but not at the main brewery site.

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12-11-07 08:22 PM - Post#493754    

I heard there is still a hotel downtown where you can buy beer by the quart bottles, is this true? or just hear say
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Rossolee
12-11-07 11:50 PM - Post#493781    

You can pick up the Mill St. Barleywine at the LCBO.

http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/ProductResul tsController?...

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12-12-07 10:03 AM - Post#493842    

I must say if I had to rank my favourite beers, my Top 3 are:

1. Mill Street Tankhouse
2. Kronenbourg 1664 (France)
3. White Tail (Kingston Brew Pub)
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12-12-07 06:26 PM - Post#494045    




I love the ol 1664!!!
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12-13-07 02:40 PM - Post#494287    

It's that time of year again.

She said, "It's good to see you back in a bar band, baby."

I said, "It's great to see you're still in the bars."

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12-15-07 12:21 PM - Post#494730    

Anyone ever try the ricard's white? Thoughts?

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12-15-07 12:54 PM - Post#494735    

I've tried it. Not bad, but what's the point? If I want ale or lager, I'll grab a Mill Street or a Kronenbourg.
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I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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Blane
12-15-07 10:24 PM - Post#494813    

been enjoying the mill street tankhouse on my recent trips to Onscario.

in other beer news McAuslan has a new sampler pack that would be a great gift for people who don't get access to their tasty range of brews. Check it out!



Only drag is that it doesn't seem to include their best beer, the St. Ambroise Oatmeal stout. Get a 6-er to go along with the sampler I guess...
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Davey Boy 2.0
12-17-07 09:30 AM - Post#495043    

i didn't really enjoy the Kronenbourg 1664 that i tried the other day, found it too sweet/syrupy

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12-17-07 10:22 AM - Post#495053    

There's a new beer from the Scotch Irish Brewing Company at the LCBO on Richmond near Kirkwood -- John By Imperial Stout. It's strong at 6.7%. Highly, highly recommended. It's the best winter beer I've had so far this season.



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bagochips
12-18-07 04:22 PM - Post#495298    

Funny you should mention that, Ollie. I'm just back from the liquor store now with a selection of promising beverages I have yet to try. Halfway through my first Imperial Stout right now and giving it a strong recommend as well.

While it lists 6.7% on the bottle, the brewer's website claims it is 9%.

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12-18-07 04:32 PM - Post#495300    

  • jerboa Said:
While it lists 6.7% on the bottle, the brewer's website claims it is 9%.



That's probably why it's so highly recommended.



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bagochips
12-18-07 05:03 PM - Post#495304    

I've moved on to this:



It's not too bad, but nothing to write home about. I have to admit I bought it for the name.

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12-18-07 06:34 PM - Post#495318    

Yeah, nice labeling by that brewery. I was unimpressed by this and their dark offering. Not a lot of character to Ontario breweries unfortunately, outside of Wellington and Mill Street. Creemore doesn't seem the same.

Edit to add: OK, Scotch Irish, Beaus, Heritage and Sleemans premium line are good too. I just wish they all were.



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12-18-07 09:31 PM - Post#495363    

I am rocking this right now:

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12-18-07 09:35 PM - Post#495366    

I like it too!


I'd also like to give a shout-out to McAuslan, particularly their pale ale
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12-18-07 09:58 PM - Post#495370    

You guys are only 2 pages behind on the Innis & Gunn discussion.
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12-18-07 10:50 PM - Post#495381    

enjoying a KLB nut brown ale at the moment...

very nice!
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12-19-07 08:37 AM - Post#495403    

  • ollie Said:
Creemore doesn't seem the same.



Has Creemore actually changed? I might cry if they messed up that beer/brand. I was about to ask someone to mail me a case for Xmas.
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12-19-07 09:44 AM - Post#495417    

I think it has changed. It sure hasn't been pleasing me the way it once did. Molson purchased them a few years ago so who knows?

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12-19-07 11:05 PM - Post#495688    

Creemore isn't an indie brand anymore, so if it tastes different, we know the reason.
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12-20-07 09:23 AM - Post#495723    

yeah the last case of creemore i bought wasn't quite as good as the old days, sadly.

'bought a can of creemore blond the other day and it was shite, the pilsner doesn't do it for me either

i did notice that the lcbo now has erdinger weissbier, love that stuff but it's something you get every now and then kinda thing
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12-29-07 11:48 AM - Post#496973    

I picked up a six-pack of the Scotch Irish Brewing's Sgt. Major India Pale Ale last night, and found it has yet another reason to recommend it: stubbies! Yup, it comes in the old-fashioned short/stout bottles, which aren't twist-offs (IIRC, Heritage Brewing switched to stubbies, but they had twist-off caps).

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01-07-08 11:30 AM - Post#498025    

from the ottawa citizen:

What's brewing in the pews? Jan. 3.

My wife and I were active members of the St. James Anglican Church's Gatineau congregation. With the dwindling numbers, we knew the time would come when this congregation would cease to exist. For more than 10 years, we dedicated hours of volunteer time to ensure that St. James as a building would always be a welcoming community place in Gatineau.

As a former people's warden of St. James, I am appalled that this former church building may be sold to a group of individuals who wish to turn it into a brewery pub.

This is incredibly sacrilegious since St. James was a major community meeting place in the Outaouais for those battling addictions (including alcohol).

In honouring all former members of the St. James congregation, I ask the diocese to say no to this offer of purchase and to any other that involves the major commercialization of this property.

A search must continue to ensure a non-profit use such as a community centre or theatre be found for the St. James church building that will dignify the contributions of the pioneers who built this community and worship space.

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01-07-08 12:09 PM - Post#498041    

  • Davey Boy Said:
This is incredibly sacrilegious since St. James was a major community meeting place in the Outaouais for those battling addictions (including alcohol).



  • Benjamin Franklin Said:
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01-07-08 12:38 PM - Post#498053    

http://bible.cc/psalms/104-15.htm

  • Psalm 104:15 Said:
You make wine to cheer human hearts, olive oil to make faces shine, and bread to strengthen human hearts.



I recommend the place be sold to someone who'll turn it into a combined winery, bakery, and gourmet olive oil tasting cafe.

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Sarahbelle
01-07-08 01:18 PM - Post#498071    

I had a nice Coffee Porter yesterday... mmmm yummy
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01-07-08 01:21 PM - Post#498072    

  • Sarahbelle Said:
I had a nice Coffee Porter yesterday... mmmm yummy



Mill St.'s?

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jaybone
01-17-08 05:58 PM - Post#500632    

There are some damn fine Winter brews featured at the LCBO right now. Sammy Smith's Winer Celebration Ale is pretty tasty. I'm sipping on a an Innis and Gund limited Edition IPA right now. Quite nice. My favourte that I have tried over the past couple weeks is Fuller's 2007 Vintage Ale. Trafalgar Breweries has a nice Oatmeal stout available as well.
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01-19-08 11:17 AM - Post#501206    

Tried that Sammy Smiths winter ale last night and it was oh so good...

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bONES
01-19-08 07:41 PM - Post#501267    

my folks brought me back a Longboat Double Chocolate Porter from Phillips Brewing Company, Victoria, BC when they were out at my brothers place last month. It was quite different than most beer (porters) I am used to..very chocolately after taste. I really enjoyed it, but it was a monster size bottle and doubt I could drink more than one at a time.
Not sure if you can buy it here in Ontario.

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01-23-08 09:26 PM - Post#502209    

i'm having a Black Sheep Brewery 'Riggwelter' right now.

Bottle says "Strong Yorkshire Ale" It's 5.7% and dark

I like it.

More reviews here
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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01-26-08 04:39 PM - Post#502929    

Last night I stopped in to the store on my way home from work and I bought a bunch of differnt tall boys that I havent tried before some being Holsten premium, lowdenbrau and a bunch of others and im looking forward to trying them all I really like the holsten premium
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jaybone
01-31-08 10:42 AM - Post#504043    

Anyone know of any tasty micro-brews that you can buy in Florida?
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02-05-08 10:13 AM - Post#505383    

I was really liking Lug Tread lagered ale from Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company while I was at Irene's Pub on Saturday. It's brewed as an ale (and a light one), then aged cold the way a lager is aged. It's not particularly hoppy, but is smooth and really refreshing. They list a bunch of places in Ottawa where it's available, so I'm going to keep my eyes open for it.

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02-08-08 08:12 PM - Post#506299    

For the Last couple weeks I have been absolutly hooked on Holsten Festbock!!, its a nice Dark(But light you have room for many) with a Great clean taste and its 7% aswell I buy the tall boys at the LCBO

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02-15-08 10:22 AM - Post#507706    

Anyone here enjoy brooklyn lager? I have been loving it lately. Picked up a craft brewers discovery pack. Can't wait to have them this weekend.

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02-17-08 12:36 PM - Post#508137    

On Thursday I was at apub after work and Decided to try Ricards White, Ive Had Ricards red adn yellow before but never white and, I really enjoyed the White, Very good taste and real smooth, I give it a thumbs up
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AWeeJig
03-15-08 07:04 PM - Post#514598    

First time I've come across this thread.

Currently I am sipping on one of my favorite domestic micro brews.

Camerons Auburn Ale

The are a brewery in Oakville, Ontario. I literally stumbled across it at a beer store a few years ago. Liked the packaging, comes in a 9 pack, but most of all I loved their slogan.

"Brewed by a connoisseur, not an accountant."

They also have a great lager and one other, might be a cream ale. Anyways, if you haven't tried it then go out and get yourself self some. Excellent beer. Especially, if you are a fan of Upper Canada Brewery quite similar but I enjoy Camerons more. My opinion anyways.
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FOWL
03-30-08 06:43 AM - Post#517810    

Ditto on Camerons. I used to be all about the Creemore, but now I've found one better. Brewed in Barrie. Robert Simpson Confederation Ale
If you haven't tried it yet, DEMAND it, it will blow you away. I must say the perfect beer.
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04-01-08 02:58 PM - Post#518336    

I used to be all about Cameron's Lager, the 9 pack was the perfect size for an evening, ha!

I always bring home a few cases of micro's home every time I visit Ontario. The last couple times the Camerons haven't fared well. It might be the unrefrigerated travel time, but it's been super skunky. I actually dumped the final 6 last time.
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04-01-08 03:01 PM - Post#518338    

I bought a bottle (650mL) of Elora's "Oak Aged Rye" beer on the weekend, and it's pretty good, sort of Bass Pale Ale colour and consistency, without a lot of hops. The oak and rye are subtle, but there. It's a nice change, but it won't become a regular beer for me.

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04-01-08 03:25 PM - Post#518349    

  • dave-O Said:
I always bring home a few cases of micro's home every time I visit Ontario. The last couple times the Camerons haven't fared well. It might be the unrefrigerated travel time, but it's been super skunky. I actually dumped the final 6 last time.



That's been my experience with Camerons and most of the craft brewers in the Southern Ontario region. Robert Simpson used to be my regular until I bought a couple of skunky cases.



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jaybone
04-01-08 05:09 PM - Post#518376    

A few weeks ago I went to a craft brew festival in Burlington with Rossalee. There were tons of tasty brews but the one that stood out was Denison's Wheat. Denison's used to be a brew pub in downtown T.O., but it went out of business. The brewer is still brewing out of Black Oak in Oakville. Chad bought a 1/2 keg for a little party shortly after- that was a fun night.

The other beer that stood out was a chipotle ale brewed by the guy from Pepperwood's Beer Bistro- the hosts of the festival. It had a real neat smokey heat aftertaste. I wouldn't sit down to a night of drinking it, but it was a neat example of some different things you can do with beer.
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Davey Boy 2.0
04-09-08 02:10 PM - Post#520250    

anyone tried Hockley's stout?

lovely stuff
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04-10-08 06:59 PM - Post#520635    

  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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04-10-08 09:55 PM - Post#520699    

whoa, flashback
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Booche
04-16-08 01:42 PM - Post#522065    

  • DaveyBoy Said:
mill street coffee porter baby



That sh!t is fuÇking disgusting.
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04-16-08 04:07 PM - Post#522117    

  • Booche Said:
  • DaveyBoy Said:
mill street coffee porter baby



That sh!t is fuÇking disgusting.



Agreed. Mill Street Tankhouse is delicious however.
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04-17-08 08:19 AM - Post#522241    

philistines
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Booche
04-17-08 11:54 AM - Post#522307    

If you were referring to a beer I am willing to bet it would also suck-ass.
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bONES
04-17-08 12:54 PM - Post#522340    

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The other beer that stood out was a chipotle ale brewed by the guy from Pepperwood's Beer Bistro



weird, but I'm very curious
I love spicy food...never had spicy beer
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04-17-08 05:49 PM - Post#522450    

  • Davey Boy Said:
philistines



I agree.



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AWeeJig
04-17-08 06:31 PM - Post#522458    

  • Davey Boy Said:
anyone tried Hockley's stout?

lovely stuff



I grew up in and around the Hockley Valley. It's a damn good stout for sure. Nice and bitter. Try a Beamish if you get a chance it's also a tasty beverage.
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04-30-08 02:52 PM - Post#525287    

Picaroon's has a few new titles on the shelves this month. I tried the Maple Cream last night and was pleasantly surprised.

This is not a sweet honey brown, this is a brown cream ale, conditioned as a lager and brewed as an ale. And there's just a hint of maple syrup after-taste - but not in a sweet way, if that makes any sense.
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Gr8FuL
04-30-08 03:25 PM - Post#525311    

I had some Pumphouse Blueberry ale at the pub last night, and was soo suprised at how damn good it was. They served it in a frozen mug with blueberries at the bottom, and WOW!! not a beer i'de want to "overindulge" in but a few sitting in the sun was great so refreshing. Pumphouse based out of moncton N.B has quite a few tasty beers for your enjoyment had a candadian ale also, not too shabby at'all
http://www.pumphousebrewery.ca/
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04-30-08 04:10 PM - Post#525350    

Keep speading the NB love, brah!
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Gr8FuL
05-01-08 07:27 AM - Post#525492    

hahaah Of course, there's alot of love in N.B, gotta spread that sh!t around!! haha
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timouse
05-02-08 04:10 PM - Post#525983    

you new brunswickers do have a lot of good beers local to you. picaroons has a number of very tasty beers.
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05-03-08 09:40 AM - Post#526089    

HMMM New Brunswick Beer! I cant wait to go back home in the summer to get my guts full of the ol' Alpine But on other news I tried a Bodingtons last night after work and wasnt too fond of it
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05-05-08 01:29 PM - Post#526407    

Brutopia

Crescent St in Montreal. Its my new home away from home. They make killer beer.
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ollie
05-09-08 05:34 PM - Post#527672    

This was new to me when I picked it up at the liquor store on Rideau last week:



Tastes like Stella with a richer moutfeel and 7.2% ABV. Good times.



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bouche
05-11-08 12:12 AM - Post#527821    

having a Big Rock Pale Ale

That site's splash screen is genius. All it shows is a big rock beer cap and you have to twist it to enter the site. GOLD!


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05-11-08 02:32 PM - Post#527885    

Deffinatly a Wicked website!!
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badams
05-14-08 07:52 AM - Post#528516    

Is American Beer any good!
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ollie
05-14-08 10:27 AM - Post#528566    

American beer is king. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale anyone?



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bradm
05-14-08 10:33 AM - Post#528568    

  • ollie Said:
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale anyone?



I'm waiting for the day when SNPA, or Harpoon, is available in Ontario.

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05-14-08 07:30 PM - Post#528759    

Nothing like a nice cold Natty Ice on the beach somewheres in maine!

or also a Nice cold Rollin Rock I had a bunch of these ultra smooth beers last summer when I was down in Maine



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ForbinHood
05-15-08 12:39 AM - Post#528791    

Forget about the sierra nevada.. and i swore by it for years... even forget about the number 9's from magic hat.. what you want to seek out are the micro brews from washington state and Oregon.. my gawd are they tasty!!
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05-16-08 01:10 AM - Post#529076    

  • Ol'Hickster Said:
Nothing like a nice cold Natty Ice on the beach somewheres in maine!

or also a Nice cold Rollin Rock I had a bunch of these ultra smooth beers last summer when I was down in Maine







While going to university in Michigan we drank plenty of both....needless to say the smell of either are enough to bring on the gag reflex. Natty Ice has to be one of the singe most disgusting things known to man. It does stoke a great party though!!!
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05-16-08 06:33 AM - Post#529079    

AHAH yea I love Natty Ice cause its a great bang for its buck!
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05-28-08 01:44 PM - Post#531421    

I dunnno if thsi has already been talked about but What temperature do you guys like your beer at? I dont mind a cold beer here and there but I usually like my beer room temp
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AD
05-28-08 01:47 PM - Post#531426    

cold
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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bagochips
05-30-08 03:03 PM - Post#532112    

As cold as you can get it, is my preference. Right now I'm enjoying one of these lovely treats.


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bradm
05-30-08 03:12 PM - Post#532117    

I think I've got two Sgt. Major IPA from Scotch Irish Brewing in the fridge at home, and I know the bottles are sad because they've been separated from the rest of the already-consumed six-pack; I can hear their faint, sorrowful whimpering in the deep quiet of the night.

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05-30-08 04:07 PM - Post#532141    

  • Ol'Hickster Said:
I dunnno if thsi has already been talked about but What temperature do you guys like your beer at? I dont mind a cold beer here and there but I usually like my beer room temp



You're one of those people, eh?

Have a friend who likes them warm too. I never understood it.

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bagochips
05-30-08 04:20 PM - Post#532146    


I think it starts with being too lazy to walk to the fridge all the time...

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05-30-08 04:52 PM - Post#532163    

  • bradm Said:
I think I've got two Sgt. Major IPA from Scotch Irish Brewing in the fridge at home, and I know the bottles are sad because they've been separated from the rest of the already-consumed six-pack; I can hear their faint, sorrowful whimpering in the deep quiet of the night.



Thanks for the inspiration Brad. I picked up a 6-pack on the way home.



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phorbesie
05-30-08 05:03 PM - Post#532170    

ever since my liquor store got it last year i've been drinking nothing but liberty ale! i love it.

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ollie
05-30-08 05:05 PM - Post#532173    

That's great stuff phorbesie. I haven't picked it up in a while. I noticed Anchor Steam 6-packs at the LCBO on Rideau.



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bagochips
05-30-08 05:19 PM - Post#532182    

Really? Thanks Ollie. I've been looking for those!

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05-30-08 07:15 PM - Post#532216    

  • ollie Said:
  • Ol'Hickster Said:
I dunnno if thsi has already been talked about but What temperature do you guys like your beer at? I dont mind a cold beer here and there but I usually like my beer room temp



You're one of those people, eh?

Have a friend who likes them warm too. I never understood it.



No no no Not Warm, warm is gross but room temp, ther is a big differnce and as for being too lazy to walk to the fridge, I think its just vetter to have mt 24 sitting besides me at all times, mans best friend is a obient 24
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05-31-08 11:23 AM - Post#532284    

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I think its just vetter to have mt 24 sitting besides me at all times, mans best friend is a obient 24



Spoken like a man well into his obient 24!


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06-02-08 11:30 AM - Post#532503    

  • bagochips Said:
Really? Thanks Ollie. I've been looking for those!



I must have been on crack when I saw those Anchor Steam 6-packs because when I went back Saturday I couldn't find them anywhere. Unless you bought them all?



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bagochips
06-02-08 04:09 PM - Post#532610    

No I didn't make it down there yet. I've only seen the Liberty available in Ottawa. I have fond memories of drinking Steam ale at Specs on Mission St in SF, though, and would love to try it again.

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ollie
06-02-08 04:20 PM - Post#532615    

I've definitely seen the Steam in town before. I'll actually buy some though before I post my next "sighting".



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Ol
06-11-08 01:01 PM - Post#535174    

I had soem Brooklyn Lager the other weekend and ive been seemin to really love its hoppy flavours, Thanks Rossolee !
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ollie
06-25-08 06:08 PM - Post#537870    

Had some beer from the Dieu du ciel brewery in Montreal on the weekend. Really some of the best new beer I've had in years.

This one was my favourite, tasting very much like an American IPA, a flavour I find lacking in Canadian microbeers:



This had the spicy taste of a Belgian beer but was much better balanced than others I've had in the style:



Both are 6.5% abv but they could also double as session beers. Highly recommended.

It's also available in Gatineau:

Le Marché Jovi
50 rue Bégin
Gatineau
Phone.: (819) 777-9921

La trappe à fromage
200 rue Bellehumeur
Gatineau
Phone.: (819) 243-6411

La trappe à fromage
114 boul St-Raymond
Gatineau
Phone.: (819) 243-6411

Où-Quoi
Promenade du portage
Hull
Phone.: (819) 777-6555

Bistro l'autre oeil
55 rue Principale
Gatineau (secteur Aylmer)
Phone.: (819) 682-1221

Dépanneur Rapido
43 rue Front
Gatineau (secteur Aylmer)
Phone.: (819) 684-7345



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AD
07-05-08 03:50 PM - Post#539779    

Interesting 3-part series from The Star about Ontario's beer distribution system.

Part 1 - The Real Reason Your Beer Costs More Than It Should

Part 2 - Cornering The Beer Market
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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07-11-08 09:42 PM - Post#541166    

  • Davey Boy Said:
My folks (ie my Dad) got me a bottle of this for Xmas- it was delicious. Strong rich earthy flavours, reminiscent of a unibroue- possibly Maudite. You wouldn't wanna drink 20 of them in one sitting though




I've got one of these but I've had it for two ears... think it's still good?

Why has no one mentioned Red Cap stubbies?
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

"Don't get overzealous though. No bottle of private reserve is worth a hammer to the face."

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Davey Boy 2.0
07-14-08 01:00 PM - Post#541485    

only one way to find out!
Adonai vasu boragus

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Jaimoe
07-21-08 07:04 PM - Post#542713    

Anyone other than me drink tasty Boris from France or Kaiser from Austria? Both are readily available at the LCBO in handy 500 ml tall-boy form.
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dave-O
07-25-08 03:36 PM - Post#543586    

I brought some of these home from NS (as well as some Propeller and McAuslan) last weekend. I'm usually a big Garrison fan, but these are nothing special.

She said, "It's good to see you back in a bar band, baby."

I said, "It's great to see you're still in the bars."

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bagochips
07-29-08 05:26 PM - Post#544278    

So my little local liquor store finally stocks the Anchor Steam Beer. mmmm...

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Ms Zimmy
07-29-08 06:13 PM - Post#544286    

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SolarGarlic
07-30-08 12:37 AM - Post#544326    



Whiskey cask aged imperial stout from Scotland. Ridiculous.
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

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jaybone
07-30-08 03:41 PM - Post#544481    

Is that available at the LCBO?
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

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AD
07-31-08 12:00 PM - Post#544679    

the Ontario Today Phone-In on CBC starting in a few minutes (or maybe at 12:30 or 1, I dunno) is about beer today. There will be some beer pro there answering questions.

We are all just well-intentioned amateurs
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
07-31-08 12:11 PM - Post#544688    

  • AD Said:
We are all just well-intentioned amateurs



Not if the expert is that Bill White lackey who writes a column in various free publicatins like Chill and Food & Drink. SHILL.



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ollie
07-31-08 12:11 PM - Post#544689    

  • AD Said:
We are all just well-intentioned amateurs



Not if the expert is that Bill White lackey who writes a column in various free publicatins like Chill and Food & Drink. SHILL.



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AD
07-31-08 01:09 PM - Post#544716    

Roger Mittag or something like that.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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bagochips
07-31-08 03:28 PM - Post#544758    

About to open my first pint o' the day...





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ollie
07-31-08 05:08 PM - Post#544794    

I'll join you with one of these. Boy do I need it!





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SolarGarlic
07-31-08 07:42 PM - Post#544828    

  • jaybone Said:
Is that available at the LCBO?



Dunno? I got mine in Calgary. I don't think it's an easy one to find...
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SolarGarlic
07-31-08 07:44 PM - Post#544830    

  • bagochips Said:
About to open my first pint o' the day...








Mr. Chips. Have you tried the English beer cheese that has that in it? Pretty tasty, and a conversation piece to be sure.

Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

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Ol
08-07-08 08:24 AM - Post#545722    

Well I just got back from my trip back home and I got my Wonder Guts Full of SCHOOONER!!!
"Hey, what's up?" "studying neuro biology, you?" "eatin pringles" haha ---- Joel

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Esau.
08-12-08 08:56 AM - Post#546561    

  • Ol'Hickster Said:
I dont mind a cold beer here and there but I usually like my beer room temp



Same here.


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08-29-08 02:02 PM - Post#549538    

The upside to ale is that it has a unique character at either temperature, cold or semi-warm. Again I say...........

RED CAP STUBBIES!!!!!
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

"Don't get overzealous though. No bottle of private reserve is worth a hammer to the face."

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bagochips
09-05-08 08:06 AM - Post#550593    

Made a little trip down to the big LCBO on Rideau St last week and purchased a whole pile of random beers to try. Here is my new favourite:



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ollie
09-10-08 10:32 AM - Post#551760    

I picked up a couple of bottles on your recommendation although the label said "Beer" instead of "Blond". Pretty sure it's the same thing. Anyway, I loved the burnt bitter taste. I really like that in a beer. I will be back for more.

Also picked up a 6-pack of Southern Tier IPA from New York. Excellent, excellent stuff!





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bradm
09-10-08 10:35 AM - Post#551763    

  • ollie Said:
Also picked up a 6-pack of Southern Tier IPA from New York. Excellent, excellent stuff!






Did you get that at the Rideau & King Edward LCBO?

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Davey Boy 2.0
09-10-08 10:44 AM - Post#551772    

  • ollie Said:
I love the burnt bitter taste.



do you ever lick yourself ollie?
Adonai vasu boragus

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ollie
09-10-08 10:47 AM - Post#551778    

  • bradm Said:
Did you get that at the Rideau & King Edward LCBO?



Yes!



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Cosmic ChrisC
09-10-08 06:23 PM - Post#552010    

I love that beer...exactly what I expect from an American IPA. Can't wait to have one tonight...Ollie, any left?
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bradm
09-11-08 02:37 PM - Post#552209    

For those in Ottawa who like Beau's beers (their Lug-Tread Ale is really nice), they'll be hosting a party at The Elmdale House Tavern on Saturday, September 27, 2008, featuring "the brewery's very own band - The Oh Yeahs."

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Rossolee
09-11-08 02:46 PM - Post#552217    

If you like ST IPA or the hoppy US style Pale Ale... be sure to grab some Dogfish 60 Minute IPA from the LCBO. Should be available soon, I'm looking forward to it!


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ollie
09-11-08 03:26 PM - Post#552233    

  • Rossolee Said:
If you like ST IPA or the hoppy US style Pale Ale...



It's my favourite style. Thanks for the tip!




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Ol
09-11-08 04:17 PM - Post#552253    

  • Rossolee Said:
If you like ST IPA or the hoppy US style Pale Ale... be sure to grab some Dogfish 60 Minute IPA from the LCBO. Should be available soon, I'm looking forward to it!






BBQ at your place? When it becomes avaiable haha
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Rossolee
09-11-08 05:22 PM - Post#552264    

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BBQ at your place? When it becomes avaiable haha



I'm still working on the micros my buddy Arm brought up from New Hampshire. Next up are some tasty Harpoon IPA's



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bradm
09-24-08 05:30 PM - Post#554980    

So I pulled out the very first beer mug I got from the company that got bought by another company, who then merged with yet another company, who then zorched my group into nothingness, giving me a year of unworked pay...but, yeah, back to the mug. It's plain glass, with some text and graphics commemorating the first quarter in which the company (that got bought by another company, who then etc.) made $100,000,000.00 (one hundred million dollars).

The company gave out beer mugs when anything important happened (yearly results, stock offerings, etc.), and I ended up collecting about 10 or 12 different ones. They take up about half of the lower shelf of the fridge, standing at attention on their heads, with some crumbs and things helping them to blend in, almost like camouflage.

There are a bunch of other mugs in there, even a british-style dimpled rounded pint mug, with the logo of Queen's University Golden Words; there's a glass-bottomed pewter beer stein with my initials etched in script on it (mimicing one my Dad had, with his initials on it, not to be confused with the glass-bottom pewter beer stein that had "Ken / A Really Nice Guy" etched into it, an early-retirement gift from his colleagues to him); the stamped-out pewter mug, commemorating my and my buddies' 2nd place finish in the Queen's University beer-brewing competition; and another stamped-metal one, this one heartfully tacky and touristy: a mug with the island of Bermuda's logo on it, that my parents brought back from their second trip there, their first trip there having been their honemoon (they brought a pair, my brother has the other one). There was also the nice straight-sided tall glass one, with my name etched in it, almost so faintly that even the condensation that'd accumulate on the side of the glass would obscure it.

But the hundred-million-dollar-qu arter one seemed appropriate.

But I needed something to put into it.

I'd had the "Headstrong" Pale Ale a couple of times, and liked it, so when I saw the "Headstrong" Munich Lager, I decided it was the one. It's pretty good, a little heavier and richer than most people think of lagers, but not overly hoppy (almost like a Creemore). It's a great beer to have with food; I had it with some veggie-ground-round/tomat oes roll sandwiches tonight, and it blended really well with them.

And it tasted great from the mug.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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ollie
09-25-08 07:45 PM - Post#555240    

  • ollie Said:
  • Rossolee Said:
If you like ST IPA or the hoppy US style Pale Ale...



It's my favourite style. Thanks for the tip!




Drinking a Dogfish 60 right now... delish!

Also picked up a sixer of Rogue Dead Guy Ale, first time I've seen it outside the tall bottle format.

At LCBO Rideau & King Edward. Ask for the Dogfish if you don't see it. I took the last six but they usually have more in the back.



Esau.
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Esau.
09-26-08 08:17 AM - Post#555295    



Beer.

Best breakfast goin'.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
09-26-08 08:35 AM - Post#555299    

are you still up from last night or just getting up, Bama?
Adonai vasu boragus

Esau.
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Esau.
09-26-08 10:09 AM - Post#555341    

Waking up, alnighters aren't really part of my repertoire anymore. Very, very rare now-a-days anyway.

Its friday, I have no work to go to, figured a beer for breakfast was in order.

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Davey Boy 2.0
09-26-08 10:48 AM - Post#555366    

good job.

i had one at 9:30 2 saturdays ago now, went down remarkably well
Adonai vasu boragus

Esau.
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Esau.
09-26-08 10:52 AM - Post#555368    

This morning was my first beer since sunday remarkably enough. One was all I required to get the much needed boost to do laundry, sit around and listen to bluegrass.

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Ol
09-26-08 07:13 PM - Post#555503    

I love beer for breakfast!!
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jaybone
09-26-08 07:25 PM - Post#555504    

I'm rockin' the Dogfish Head IPA!

Thanks for the heads up! I'm glad to see the LCBO bringing in a few tasty brews- when you can find them.

The wife is away this weekend- I think an Anchor Steam might make a suitable breakfast tomorrow.

Perhaps in the shower.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

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Ol
09-28-08 01:57 PM - Post#555648    

.
Just got back from the LCBO and I decided to buy a bunch of differnt polish beers they had on Display and am goin to endulge myself today, But im starting off on a English beer that is from Oxfordshire, called Hobgoblin ( I bought it because of the look of the bottle and the hobbgolin on the front but I am really enjoying this one! Its got a nice body and is a darker ale but it has a chocloate toffee kinda after flavour, its smooth and not too bitter Deffinatly on my buy again list or the day ! and I would recomend it!





"Hey, what's up?" "studying neuro biology, you?" "eatin pringles" haha ---- Joel

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jaybone
09-29-08 02:51 PM - Post#555767    

I tried the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. It was just ok.

I prefer the ale.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

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TheAlphaNerd
09-30-08 02:05 AM - Post#555863    

Does anyone know a bar in toronto that has any magic hat? Or a Beer store that might stock it?
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Ol
09-30-08 04:02 AM - Post#555866    

Im just getting in from work and having a pint before hitting the bed for some sleepy time and I crakced open a pint of Lasko Zlatorog its a slovenian beer and I really like it!



"Hey, what's up?" "studying neuro biology, you?" "eatin pringles" haha ---- Joel

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Rossolee
09-30-08 10:40 AM - Post#555921    

For fans of local micro beers, tickets are on sale for this years CaskDays. It's a fun event, lots of tasty one-off cask kegs, and this years line-up looks great. Bummed I can't make it, but UM and Trey should make up for it

http://www.caskdays.com/
http://www.barvolo.com/
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bradm
09-30-08 04:01 PM - Post#556057    

  • TheAlphaNerd Said:
Does anyone know a bar in toronto that has any magic hat? Or a Beer store that might stock it?



I don't think that either The Beer Store or the LCBO stock it.

I wish they did, though, if for no other reason than

http://magichat.net/getunderthecap/

A member of another board I'm on popped the top on a Magic Hat Number 9, to find



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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ForbinHood
09-30-08 09:32 PM - Post#556112    

They do not stock it Brad you are correct.

Not for years of trying.
"fuÇk Kayan, and his glasses that look like Window Blinds" Ol'Hickster

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bagochips
10-02-08 10:56 AM - Post#556477    


AdamH
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AdamH
10-02-08 03:36 PM - Post#556572    

'tis the season for:

"Neil Young also had being Neil Young going for him." - AD

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SolarGarlic
10-25-08 10:58 PM - Post#561201    

Rogues:



and...

Alleykat's:


Rogue beers are pretty awesome and I can't wait to check their taproom out when we head to Portland for NYE this year! Beers abound!!

The Alleykat beer is ok. I couldn't have too many in one sitting but there is a definite pumpkin pie (pi?) flavour going on that, if you like that sort of thing, is kinda neat.
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

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bradm
11-28-08 04:50 PM - Post#567411    

I picked up a couple of cans of beers by Neustadt Springs the other day, and liked them a lot. Their lager is nice, but their Scottish Pale Ale is great: it's got a really good balance between maltiness (it's not nearly as malty as, say, Mill St. Tankhouse) and hoppiness.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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11-30-08 10:54 AM - Post#567572    

Warsteiner Dunkel, very nice, nutty.
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

"Don't get overzealous though. No bottle of private reserve is worth a hammer to the face."

bradm
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bradm
12-24-08 05:48 PM - Post#572631    

Praise be unto Steamwhistle, who have resurrected the old-style 12-packs that are arranged as two rows of six bottles, as opposed to the newer style of three rows of four bottles. The 6x2 arrangement, with its pull-up handle, is 'way easier to carry than the 3x4, and Steamwhistle has even improved on the older design: instead of two flaps, one per row of six, that were glued down, their new pack has two overlapping full-width flaps, with some clever cardboard punched-out fold-ins that allow you to re-close the whole thing.

And it also comes with 12 bottles of Steamwhistle, so even if the cardboard engineering doesn't get you going, the beer will.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Jaimoe
12-24-08 07:59 PM - Post#572643    

I agree Brad, the Steamwhistle 12's are well arranged and constructed. Too bad about the beer though. I wish I liked it - the brewery does everthing right, from the location of the brewery to the beer tour to their respect for Toronto heritage.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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Davey Boy 2.0
12-27-08 04:13 PM - Post#572800    

except the fecking green bottles!

companies that use green bottles drive me insane... so many brands that are so foten skunky– Heinies, Moosehead, Grolsch (not that people buy them in bottles much), Sleemans, Steamwhistle, Stella

AND the farther those bottles have to travel the more likely they are to be skunky.

Right. Back to my Guiness.

Beer,

db
Adonai vasu boragus

Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
12-29-08 07:32 AM - Post#572876    

Dave, what brand of Sleeman is in green bottles? As far as I know, all their mostly delicious beer brands are in clear bottles.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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Davey Boy 2.0
12-29-08 02:06 PM - Post#572930    

...which is slightly worse than green

don't get me wrong, I like the beer
Adonai vasu boragus

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ForbinHood
12-29-08 09:40 PM - Post#572982    

I think its those funky disco green shades Davey Boy's been wearing while drinking the Sleemans... damn he looks fine.

"fuÇk Kayan, and his glasses that look like Window Blinds" Ol'Hickster

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Davey Boy 2.0
12-30-08 12:24 PM - Post#573050    

hmmm
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12-30-08 02:59 PM - Post#573069    

I've never had a shitty Beck's... hmm.
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

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Jaimoe
12-30-08 04:20 PM - Post#573079    

I'm thinking of getting 12 Black Oak Pale Ales for New Year's Eve, although I may mix in some Tankhouse and/or St-Ambroise Pale Ale too. Man, those are all great beers. Hey, why not add in a can or two of Kronnenbourg 1664 while I'm at it?

What's everyone getting/drinking beer-wise for December 31st?
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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AD
12-30-08 05:58 PM - Post#573088    

some Argentinian malbec for dinner

mill street stock ale for drunkenness

bubbly at midnight if someone passes me a bottle

  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ForbinHood
12-30-08 08:24 PM - Post#573103    

mmm 24 of Lakeport Pilsner... only the finest for a new years eve in Sault Ste Marie!
"fuÇk Kayan, and his glasses that look like Window Blinds" Ol'Hickster

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Ol
12-30-08 11:22 PM - Post#573119    

I have about 40 James Ready kickin in the Fridge for tommorow!
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ForbinHood
12-30-08 11:28 PM - Post#573123    

Are you sure thats enough man?
"fuÇk Kayan, and his glasses that look like Window Blinds" Ol'Hickster

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ollie
12-31-08 09:59 AM - Post#573135    

  • Jaimoe Said:
What's everyone getting/drinking beer-wise for December 31st?



I've accumulated quite a mix of beers over the past two weeks that I will be choosing from:

Dogfish Head 60, Brooklyn Lager, Leffe Blonde, Harp, Cobra, Becks, Sam Adams, Smithwicks and La Fin Du Monde.

And some bubbly in the fridge for hangover mimosas.



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Davey Boy 2.0
12-31-08 10:12 AM - Post#573139    

  • Ol'Hickster Said:
I have about 40 James Ready kickin in the Fridge for tommorow!



you are a New Brunswicker!
Adonai vasu boragus

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Davey Boy 2.0
12-31-08 10:47 AM - Post#573149    

PBR for me and perhaps some Guinesseses

rock and roll
Adonai vasu boragus

SmoothedShredder
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SmoothedShredder
01-01-09 12:39 PM - Post#573246    

Did you know they filter Guinness through fish bladders!

Did you want to know?!

Don't drink water though... fish have sex in it.

Heyo fish freud!!!

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timouse
01-02-09 04:10 PM - Post#573329    

  • Davey Boy Said:
except the fecking green bottles!

companies that use green bottles drive me insane... so many brands that are so foten skunky– Heinies, Moosehead, Grolsch (not that people buy them in bottles much), Sleemans, Steamwhistle, Stella

AND the farther those bottles have to travel the more likely they are to be skunky.

Right. Back to my Guiness.

Beer,

db



according to Konrad Ejbich the CBC radio wine nerd, lots of imported beers are funky not due to bottle colour but to travel stress. European bottled beers have spent all sorts of time in shipping containers, particularly waiting to clear customs. this can take weeks, during which the beer warms, cools, warms, and generally gets weirder.

i can't explain moosehead using this theory. maybe people from St John like that taste.
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SolarGarlic
01-03-09 12:21 PM - Post#573381    

We spent New Years in Portland, OR and I can honestly say that over the course of 4 days we sampled 60+ beers. That city is unreal! As well, and I say this with total respect, even the local gals were more beer knowledgeable than most of the people I've met in life.

The only negative we could find about Portland was that it was in America!

BEERSbeersBEERSbeersBEERS beers
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

Thorgnor
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01-09-09 08:42 PM - Post#574123    

Leffe, nice and dark, Belgian.

Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel... mmmmm....
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

"Don't get overzealous though. No bottle of private reserve is worth a hammer to the face."

Thorgnor
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01-10-09 12:24 PM - Post#574191    

Westmalle Tripple... pretty good, refreshing and almost citrus to start but flattens quickly... hard to pour correctly.

back to stubbies
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

"Don't get overzealous though. No bottle of private reserve is worth a hammer to the face."

bagochips
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bagochips
02-06-09 05:21 PM - Post#579626    

Most of the beers in Guatemala are weak tasting and really not worth it. I´m glad I found Moza though. It´s the only one worth drinking. Still, I miss Mexican beer.

And of all the Mexican beers that I miss, I miss Negra Modelo the best. Dark and tasty, worth drinking even in Canada, if you can find it.


Jakis
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02-06-09 05:35 PM - Post#579628    

Had this beer along with some other good ones at this great pub in Ann Arbor. This was my favorite though. The Scotty Karate Scotch Ale.


bradm
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bradm
03-27-09 03:23 PM - Post#588499    

I picked up a bottle of St. Ambroise 2009 Vintage Ale today. It's strong (9.8% alcohol/volume), and the (341 mL; LCBO code 66027; $4.95) bottle comes in an off-white yellow cylindrical case. I couldn't find any info on it at McAuslan's website, but here's picture I found:



I now have a dilemma: it's one of those beers that will, according to the label, "improve with age for a number of years", but I don't want to wait that long, because if I find out it's really good a number of years from now, I won't be able to get any more, but if I try it now, with an eye to buying more now (while it's available) if I like it, it may not be at its best (or even ready).

I guess I'll wait for or arbitrarily declare some special occasion in the very near future (next week, maybe...), and just go for it. I remember a wine expert saying it's always better to drink a wine earlier than when it's at its peak than it is to drink it later than when it's at its peak.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

jaybone
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jaybone
03-28-09 09:38 AM - Post#588579    

My local LCBO is now stocking the Dog Fish Head 60 Min IPA in the cold beer section!
That made my day.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

bradm
Taper

bradm
03-28-09 11:14 AM - Post#588588    

The Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa now has Mill St. Organic Lager and Tankhouse Ale on draft.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
03-28-09 04:14 PM - Post#588632    

  • bradm Said:
The Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa now has Mill St. Organic Lager and Tankhouse Ale on draft.

Aloha,
Brad



And Mill Street finally wised-up by putting their Organic Lager in 341-ml bottles instead of those stupid 222-ml ones.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



rubberdinghy
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rubberdinghy
04-28-09 11:09 AM - Post#594281    

Micheal Smith comments on the flavour of Coors Light.

"Water with a beer flavour."
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
04-30-09 12:54 PM - Post#594756    

wasn't sure where to put this, but let's face it you'd have to have quite a few in you...

Adonai vasu boragus

Hal Johnson
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Hal Johnson
04-30-09 01:34 PM - Post#594771    

Imagine stumbling home, it's like 4 in the morning and everything is closed. But then you see the Pizza machine.
Im the real hero.

-djmelbatoast

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
04-30-09 02:02 PM - Post#594794    

... in your living room

I'll bet jack osborne has one
Adonai vasu boragus

Booche
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Booche
04-30-09 02:22 PM - Post#594798    

  • DB Said:
let's face it you'd have to have quite a few in you...



Let's face it, I could draw'r up the next Dr Seuss book based on things I have seen you stuff in your mouth after 7 beers and some magic puff-puff.

Oh, The Things You Will Eat

  • George Lucas Said:
Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are.


Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
04-30-09 07:04 PM - Post#594834    

  • Booche Said:
  • DB Said:
let's face it you'd have to have quite a few in you...



Let's face it, I could draw'r up the next Dr Seuss book based on things I have seen you stuff in your mouth after 7 beers and some magic puff-puff.

Oh, The Things You Will Eat





Is there a recipe for Davey's 3am crackers with cheese in a toaster-oven?
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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ollie
04-30-09 07:10 PM - Post#594835    

I would have that pizza for lunch tomorrow.



phorbesie
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phorbesie
04-30-09 07:42 PM - Post#594841    

  • Booche Said:
  • DB Said:
let's face it you'd have to have quite a few in you...



Let's face it, I could draw'r up the next Dr Seuss book based on things I have seen you stuff in your mouth after 7 beers and some magic puff-puff.

Oh, The Things You Will Eat





hahaha
life is what you make of it - so beautiful or so what

SolarGarlic
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SolarGarlic
05-22-09 10:32 PM - Post#598240    

Tried all but the Spring and Winter beers the other night...pretty awesome!

Dieu du Ciel Brewery

This one is an ass kicker!! 10.5% of lovely.




Edit to add that this has not been available in Alberta until last week. I'm sure many of you have been seeing this for a while out east...
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

bradm
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bradm
06-04-09 08:10 PM - Post#600538    

I picked up a can of



today, and am enjoying it now. It's pretty good: cloudy, with a kind of sour taste, typical of the Hefe-Weissbier style. I'd love to try it on draught, ideally sitting on a nice patio somewhere.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Ms.Huxtable
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Ms.Huxtable
06-07-09 05:00 PM - Post#600623    

Just one can BradM?
Sharon in the groove...





Thorgnor
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06-07-09 05:51 PM - Post#600628    

everything in moderation, including moderation.

I can hook you up with the recipe for giver'quesadillas.
THE BOOTY IS THE VORTEX

"Don't get overzealous though. No bottle of private reserve is worth a hammer to the face."

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
09-04-09 12:47 PM - Post#612247    

has anyone tried this yet?



Havne't seen it in my LCBO

These pretzels....
Adonai vasu boragus

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ollie
09-04-09 01:27 PM - Post#612253    

I've tried it and it's pretty great, actually prefer it to the lager and pilsener.

It's only available at select liquor stores. The LCBO on Rideau at King Edward had some. It's a limited run so I'm not sure if there's any left.



bradm
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bradm
09-04-09 01:57 PM - Post#612257    

I've tried it, and don't remember it as being that distinctive (compared to, say, the Muskoka Hefe-Weissbier), but it's nice. I've bought a few cans of it at the LCBO at Carling and Woodroffe.

I've got a bottle of



in the fridge right now, waiting for quaff o'clock sometime this weekend.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
10-14-09 08:23 AM - Post#617524    

My wife and I enjoying each enjoying a litre of Paulaner Helles (our second) at one of the Paulaner beer halls during day two of Oktoberfest in Munich (we couldn't find a seat in any of the halls on the opening day):






  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
10-14-09 10:36 AM - Post#617551    

I bet if you buy a hat like that you get a free bowl of soup.
Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
10-15-09 08:40 PM - Post#617764    

It looks like The Elmdale Tavern is doing an event with Beau's:

  • Said by:
Saturday Nov. 28 – 9:00 PM Beau’s 2nd annual Movember bus tour and afterparty for Prostate Cancer Fundraiser - So come on guys, grow your best mustache and fight prostate cancer! Bus leaves the Elmdale at 3:00 PM for a brewery tour, returns at 9:00 PM for Live Music and prizes. (more details TBA)



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jakis
Superstar

10-16-09 02:48 AM - Post#617790    



My new favorite cheap pitcher in Toronto.

StaggerLee
Rockstar

StaggerLee
10-20-09 10:31 AM - Post#618198    

I moved home to Nova Scotia this year after living in Montreal for awhile. I was expecting to have my access to good beer drasticly reduced, but have been pleasantly surprised. There are a couple of independent beer and wine stores that carry Dieu du Ciel, Unibroue, Rogue, etc. and the quality of our local brewers has really improved since I last lived in Halifax.

Propeller Bitter is my beer of choice these days by a longshot.



Their Porter is also very good, and they're brewing a limited run Pumpkin Ale for Halloween that's kinda neat.

bradm
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bradm
11-03-09 11:09 AM - Post#620195    

I picked up a six-pack of



at my local LCBO and really like it. The label describes it as an "almost pale ale", and with a name of "Hoptical Illusion", the two phrases work well together: it's malty but not overly so, and nicely hoppy, but not crazily hoppy like some American IPAs.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

SolarGarlic
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SolarGarlic
11-07-09 04:54 PM - Post#621120    



This stuff is outrageously good. A blend between an American IPA and a Belgian Triple, this one is definitely a new favourite!!
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

c-towns
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c-towns
11-09-09 02:08 PM - Post#621333    

I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

Asparagus
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Asparagus
11-09-09 02:41 PM - Post#621339    

  • bradm Said:
I picked up a six-pack of



at my local LCBO and really like it. The label describes it as an "almost pale ale", and with a name of "Hoptical Illusion", the two phrases work well together: it's malty but not overly so, and nicely hoppy, but not crazily hoppy like some American IPAs.

Aloha,
Brad


After a weekend in the states, I had a hankering for something American-style hoppy and this one did the trick. Very tasty.

bradm
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bradm
11-09-09 02:50 PM - Post#621341    

Asparagus: The Sgt. Major IPA from Scotch-Irish Brewing Company (look for solid-red six-packs of stubbies at the LCBO) is also really nice, and fairly hoppy.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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gentlemonkey
11-09-09 03:47 PM - Post#621352    

I've been loving Campbellford, Ontario's Church Key Brewery's West Coast Pale Ale. Its on tap at the Manx and Moon Room on Preston. DELICIOUS STUFF..
Church Key Brewery
*savour the flavour*

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SolarGarlic
11-17-09 10:51 PM - Post#622751    



Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

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ollie
11-18-09 06:38 AM - Post#622764    

Had one of those a couple of weeks ago. Very, very good beer.



Booche
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Booche
11-18-09 11:04 AM - Post#622846    

The rules of engagement have changed at my household which has allowed me to discover the following new obsession:

  • George Lucas Said:
Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are.


SolarGarlic
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SolarGarlic
11-18-09 08:51 PM - Post#622956    

Booche,

If you like that, try:

Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

Booche
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Booche
11-19-09 12:27 PM - Post#623065    

Will do SG. Thanks!
  • George Lucas Said:
Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are.


bradm
Taper

bradm
11-19-09 07:58 PM - Post#623139    

Heritage Brewing in Ottawa is having a Holiday Beer Bash on Tuesday, November 24, from 5pm - 7pm, featuring their new Blackcurrent Rye Beer, and music from Mike Sasso.

  • Mike Sasso Said:
Come out and taste some beer at Heritage Brewing on 866 Campbell Ave just off of Carling Ave in the West End of Ottawa by the Canadian Tire. Tom McMahon and I will be playing some tunes. It's a good time and they make truly excellent beer in many varieties. It's the biggest keg party you will ever go to*. After Work on Tuesday November 24th 5pm-7pm. There will be food there too.



Aloha,
Brad

* I suspect that Mike is unfamiliar with the celebrations of Canada Day that took place at THAT PLACE.
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

StaggerLee
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StaggerLee
11-20-09 08:15 AM - Post#623174    

  • SolarGarlic Said:






I'm having one of these right now. Great beer. Definitely exceeded my expectations.

bradm
Taper

bradm
12-15-09 04:22 PM - Post#626800    



I found individual bottles of Dieu Du Ciel's "Corne du diable" (The Devil's Horns) at the LCBO (Carling & Woodroffe) the other day, and really like it. It's their take on an American IPA, and it's wonderful, though on the rich side, with just enough hops and other flavours to make everything balance nicely.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

AD
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AD
12-15-09 10:06 PM - Post#626838    

  • gentlemonkey Said:
I've been loving Campbellford, Ontario's Church Key Brewery's West Coast Pale Ale. Its on tap at the Manx and Moon Room on Preston. DELICIOUS STUFF..
Church Key Brewery



Stay away from the Holy Smoke Scotch Ale though - tastes overpoweringly like smoke. Liquid smoke. Gross.

On another note, I had the Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale over the past week or so. It's strong (7.2%) and dark, and I didn't like it at all - until the 5th sip or so and then it becomes very good. Not sure if I'd buy it again, just because of the first few sips.


I am also loving the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. It's (obviously) a Hazelnut beer, and I made a beer float last night that was delicious.

I've had a lot of Rogue beers and they have mostly been excellent.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


StaggerLee
Rockstar

StaggerLee
12-16-09 07:13 AM - Post#626864    

Rogue does a smoked beer too, but it is also way too smoky.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
12-16-09 09:18 AM - Post#626877    

how do you make a beer float?

(aside from pissing it out in the hottub?)
Adonai vasu boragus

AD
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AD
12-16-09 01:57 PM - Post#626945    

Tall glass, one or two scoops of vanilla icecream, beer
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


SolarGarlic
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SolarGarlic
12-16-09 09:51 PM - Post#627014    

AD:

Have you tried making a float with Rogue's Chocolate Stout?? That beer is MADE for that sort of action.
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

AD
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AD
12-16-09 10:46 PM - Post#627026    

That's been on my list for a while but haven't been able to pick any up yet. Looking forward to it!
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


bradm
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bradm
12-31-09 05:01 PM - Post#628289    

  • bradm Said:




I bought another six-pack of this today, and just realized that they print little messages in their bottle caps (is it Magic Hat that does that, too?). So far, I've had

  • Change is inevitable...except from vending machines.
  • Do not have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.
  • Free beer tomorrow. [three times]
  • God. Family. Beer.
  • He who laughs last drinks slowest or drinks the most beer.
  • If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
  • Roll Tide Roll
  • Smile. It'll make people wonder what you're up to.
  • Thirsty, Thirsty, Hippo!
  • Your sole purpose in life might be to serve as a warning to others.


Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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PassedOutGuy
12-31-09 05:07 PM - Post#628290    

Is that an Ontario brew Mr M? Is it hoppy like an American IPA? Curious to see if my LCBO could special order it in.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

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bradm
12-31-09 05:15 PM - Post#628291    

  • PassedOutGuy Said:
Is that an Ontario brew Mr M? Is it hoppy like an American IPA? Curious to see if my LCBO could special order it in.



It's made in Barrie, ON, and is hoppy like some of the American IPAs (that said, it's not super-crazy-hoppy).

It's part of the normal LCBO catalogue:

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product /details....

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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SolarGarlic
01-01-10 10:13 PM - Post#628359    



Amazing beer. Previously, the Lagunitas "A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale" was my North American beer choice of the year (2009). This one is just a smidge "better" but that's my opinion. The corriander bomb is really addictive in this one.
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

Esau.
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Esau.
01-06-10 10:28 PM - Post#628972    

Young's double chocolate stout is one I've been enjoying over then last few months. Although, I couldn't drink more then three at any given time. I love it as my starter beer on poker night.


Definitely a good one. Anyone else into this brew?

ollie
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ollie
01-07-10 08:48 PM - Post#629231    

I bought this at the LCBO on Richmond Road... Punk IPA by BrewDog Brewery in Scotland.



This is an incredible beer! From the first smell I was sold and from the first taste smitten. This unassumingly light coloured beer packs an awesome hop punch, starting with floral notes that turn into a burnt bitter taste at the end. There is quite the flavour profile in between. This is a classic American style IPA brewed in Scotland -- it's quite disarming. I am so pleased with this discovery!

The 6% ABV is a nice bonus.

AD
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AD
03-24-10 07:47 PM - Post#639283    

May I present to you gentlemen something of exquisite beauty and wonderful taste. It's the awesome new 4-pack!




  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


StaggerLee
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StaggerLee
03-25-10 08:56 AM - Post#639340    

I had a bottle of Dieu du Ciel's Charbonnière last night. I think I need to drink another to figure out how I feel about it overall, but it was definitely the best smoked beer I've had.

Esau.
Legend

Esau.
04-11-10 11:15 AM - Post#641630    




  • Said by:
This is an extremely strong beer, it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost.

ABV:
32%
OG:
1092
Malts:
Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley
Hops:
Galena, Bramling Cross
Twist:
Frozen by Penguins for 3 weeks at an ice cream factory resulting in the worldÕs strongest ever beer (ever)

Available in

* 330ml bottles




http://www.brewdog.com/tactical_nuclear_peng uin.ph...


They also have a 41% IPA called Sink The Bismark

SolarGarlic
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SolarGarlic
04-11-10 02:46 PM - Post#641648    

Haha, a buddy JUST emailed this to me...awesome.
Whiskey and Beer are a man's worst enemies... but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward!

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
07-28-10 11:52 AM - Post#654238    

'Brewers have invented a beer laced with cheese to help amorous boozers perform after a night on the tiles. The brew promises a 'positive and healthy' response even after a skinful. "My wife can't have any objection to me spending the night down the pub now," said one drinker in Bregenz. One risk which could break the mood though might be the drinker's breath after a night of cheesy booze. So drinkers be weary to take a toothbrush out to the pub with them' - Metro.
Adonai vasu boragus

AD
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AD
07-28-10 01:02 PM - Post#654245    

There was a beer in the news over the weekend because it was packaged in roadkill or something gross like that. Look it up (then post it here)
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


bradm
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bradm
07-28-10 02:44 PM - Post#654257    

  • AD Said:
There was a beer in the news over the weekend because it was packaged in roadkill or something gross like that. Look it up (then post it here)



It's the World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer -- Inside a Squirrel



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
07-28-10 10:06 PM - Post#654286    

I heard if you chug it the squirrel tells you that you're "nutty"
Adonai vasu boragus

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fluffhead77
08-04-10 04:17 PM - Post#654782    



http://www.sloshspot.com/photos/blog/full/phot o_12...
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

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PassedOutGuy
08-05-10 07:01 PM - Post#654936    

Finally got the chance to try the Hoptical Illusion and I am sold. At last a great tasting almost IPA here in Ontario.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

Esau.
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Esau.
08-05-10 08:01 PM - Post#654951    

Is that IPA available through the beer store POG? I'm also a IPA fan.

Last one I had that I sort of enjoyed (and hadn't heard of before) was from The Great Lakes Brewing company called "My Bitter Wife" IPA. A friend brought a half-dozen to our poker night two weeks back and gave me one.

Has anyone gave that one a try?

PassedOutGuy
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PassedOutGuy
08-05-10 09:35 PM - Post#654957    

Never seen it at the Beer store... found it at my local LC today.

It definitely has a distinct American microbrew feel to it...similar to a Sierra Nevada or other IPA's but less abv at 5%.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

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ollie
08-06-10 09:08 AM - Post#654984    

Another IPA fan here. Lately I've been enjoying the Devil's Pale Ale (666) from Great Lakes. I'm also drinking the Headstrong IPA fairly regularly.


P.S. I've seen Hoptical Illusion at The Beer Store.



Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
08-06-10 10:57 AM - Post#655020    

this thread is giving me the yeuk
Adonai vasu boragus

Jakis
Superstar

08-06-10 06:18 PM - Post#655110    

Two of my favorite beers at the momenet.




ollie
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ollie
08-06-10 06:28 PM - Post#655113    

I've seen the green one at the LCBO. I will pick it up next time I'm there.

I'm currently enjoying a Galt Knife Old Style Lager from Grand River Brewing in Cambridge, ON... bottled on July 16th. It's very nice!


bradm
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bradm
08-14-10 09:12 AM - Post#655974    

I picked up* a six-pack of



from Halifax yesterday, along with a bottle of Mill Street's "Schleimhammer Roggenbier"

  • Mill Street Said:
This unfiltered, medium copper rye beer was not brewed for almost 500 years because it was outlawed by the Bavarian Purity Law (the Rheinheitsgebot). Our Schleimhammer Roggenbier is an authentic reproduction of this ancient beer with rich fruitiness and a clean, dry, quenching finish.



I can't find any info on it on Mill Street's website.

I'll be trying both over the next day or so.

Aloha,
Brad

* At the bit LCBO at Rideau & King Edward in Ottawa.
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

AD
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AD
08-14-10 09:20 AM - Post#655975    

Brad, that Roggenbier is one of my favourite new-beer-trys of that last couple years. So delicious.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


AD
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AD
08-14-10 09:22 AM - Post#655976    

Also, read on OttawaFoodies that Mill St has been looking at the former Mill Restaurant on the Ottawa River near the Portage Bridge as a possible brewpub site. Have no idea if this is true or not, but someone on the foodies site reported that so I'm passing it along.......
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
08-23-10 05:59 PM - Post#656717    

Stop everything! Saranac Pale Ale is now available at the LCBO on Rideau. Whoa!


P.S. I love that Mill Street rumour.



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Schwa.
08-24-10 04:28 PM - Post#656836    

Another great IPA I found in LCBO.


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Jaimoe
08-25-10 12:37 AM - Post#656887    

  • ollie Said:
Stop everything! Saranac Pale Ale is now available at the LCBO on Rideau. Whoa!


P.S. I love that Mill Street rumour.






Great beer (Mill St. and Saranac Lake Pale). However, beware of Mill St. the pub. Their flagship pub in the Distillery District in Toronto borders on suck due to poor management and even poorer beer and food pricing. But the worst thing about Mill St. pub is their policy to pour a piss-poor pint/half-pint, where bartenders are told to leave a head as big as two fingers width from the top of the glass. When you are paying close to $7 a pint and getting huge foam, it sucks and you feel ripped off... and you'd be right. I know this to be true since my wife and a number of her friends worked there and I have been at the pub many many times. I stick to bottles now.
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Davey Boy 2.0
08-25-10 09:04 AM - Post#656896    

why have you been many many times if it borders on suck
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08-25-10 09:51 AM - Post#656899    

I think I bought that Southern Tier IPA a little while back. Extra tall 6-pack box right? 7% alcohol? If that's the one I'm thinking of, I wasn't a huge fan. Good beer taste but too much alcohol taste too.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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08-25-10 10:53 PM - Post#657010    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
why have you been many many times if it borders on suck



It didn't always suck. It started out as a great pub. Their policy changed though sometime in the last two years. I continued going there because Vicki along with several friends continued to work there; they'd pour me good pints, but I was "special". And the pub itself is located in one of the nicest and most interesting parts of the city... plus they have their own beer store, which isn't a rip-off.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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bradm
08-26-10 10:29 AM - Post#657045    

Has anyone else tried the Natural Blonde pale ale from the Kichesippi Beer Company? I had it at The Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa a while back, and liked it a lot. It's not too malty, and nicely (not overly) hoppy. It's not available in bottles yet, just on draft in Ottawa bars, and in kegs from the brewery.

Aloha,
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bradm
09-08-10 09:38 PM - Post#658041    

Beau's is releasing a one-day-only beer on Thursday, Sept. 9.

http://www.beaus.ca/beer/wild_oats/festiva le_plus

  • Beau Said:

No. 4 • Festivale Plus Sticke Alt

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 9TH!

Brewers of Alt Beer in Düsseldorf will occasionally, and secretly, brew a special, extra malty, extra hoppy version of their beer and only announce it the day before its release. It’s known as ‘sticke’ – German slang for ‘secret’

Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. is happy to attempt an Ontario recreation of this happy event, by brewing an amped up version of FestivAle – our summer seasonal beer which recently won a GOLD medal at Mondial de la Biere in Strasbourg, France.

Festivale Plus will be available TOMORROW (Thursday September 9th) in a limited amount at the brewery and select restaurants and bars, which hopefully will sell out in one day in keeping with the ‘sticke’ tradition. Check below for a complete list.

Festivale Plus is brewed with lots of extra malts, lots of extra hops – including a first wort hopping, and aged extra-long on oak.

"As Beau's continues to grow, we get to have more and more fun.” says Steve Beauchesne of BEAU’S All Natural Brewing Company, ”This is a great example of a crazy idea come to life."






Aloha,
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If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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jaybone
09-09-10 07:58 AM - Post#658063    

I can't find any American IPA's anywhere around here (Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton).

I just found out the LCBO discontinued Dog Fish Head.

Sad day.

Any luck in the rest of Ontario?
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Esau.
09-09-10 08:07 AM - Post#658064    

  • ollie Said:
I've seen the green one at the LCBO. I will pick it up next time I'm there.

I'm currently enjoying a Galt Knife Old Style Lager from Grand River Brewing in Cambridge, ON... bottled on July 16th. It's very nice!





After seeing this at the LCBO and remembering your post, I gave it try. I enjoyed it, but don't know how often I would buy it. Funny thing was, later the same night I was in Paris,ON to see Doug Feaver play and the bar he was at served this (and another, I forget) on tap. $6 a pint and it was worth it. I really enjoyed it on tap.


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TheSloth
09-09-10 12:59 PM - Post#658127    

Thoroughly addicted to this......



and don't plan on dealing with my problem any time soon. Supposedly not nearly as good when it comes out of the can so get the bottle.
Mark Sanchez has been high all night.

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PassedOutGuy
09-09-10 03:18 PM - Post#658160    

There is an LC in the beaches on Queen between woodbine and coxwell that has the best microbrew and American IPA sellection that I have seen in quite some time.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

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Esau.
09-10-10 06:36 AM - Post#658203    

  • TheSloth Said:
Thoroughly addicted to this......



and don't plan on dealing with my problem any time soon. Supposedly not nearly as good when it comes out of the can so get the bottle.



Agreed. Great beer and still my starter for poker night. Yeah, stick to the bottle.

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jaybone
09-10-10 03:24 PM - Post#658265    

I just picked up a 6 of Saranac Pale Ale.

It's no Dog Fish Head, but it'll do.
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bagochips
09-23-10 10:41 AM - Post#659487    

Young's is amazing. I first tried it while watching orcas jumping around in the ocean from the comfort of my camp chair on Gabriola Island a few years back. Delicious.


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bagochips
09-23-10 10:46 AM - Post#659491    

Since PBR is so poular with so many of you all I thought I would share this link I recently stumbled upon.

Link

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Part of PBR’s image, and attraction to people who consider themselves outsiders, is it’s association with what Walker calls a “blue-collar, honest-workingman, vaguely anticapitalist image” (p. 113). It’s old-school, blue-collar, salt-of-the-earth beer from the days of Milwaukee’s manufacturing and beer-producing glory. When you buy PBR, it lists a P.O. Box in Milwaukee, and the website lists Milwaukee at the bottom of the page.

Except…not so much. PBR is no longer headquartered in Milwaukee. In 1985 PBR was purchased by a man who was buying up a lot of low-market-share beer companies. He moved the headquarters to San Antonio (in May of this year he announced he sold PBR to another company; the headquarters are now in a suburb of Chicago). The move put about 250 people in Milwaukee out of work, including a lot of the blue-collar workers the beer is associated with.

On top of that, PBR doesn’t actually make beer anymore. Miller brews beer for the company, which then packages it in PBR cans. PBR is no longer a producer of beer; it’s a name and logo attached to beer made by a company many of the people drinking PBR would probably dislike.


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09-23-10 04:55 PM - Post#659558    

i hate pbr. gross
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
09-23-10 05:16 PM - Post#659560    

  • AD Said:
i hate pbr. gross



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09-24-10 12:21 PM - Post#659646    

from beau's:

Subject: Another Wild Oats for Oktoberfest!!!
In case LugTread, NightMarzen and 3 WildOats selections weren't enough, we are presenting another Beau's Original

WTF?
Q: How would LugTread taste if it was fermented like a wheat beer?
A: Delicious!

That's right, we took our LugTread recipe and fermented it with a wheat beer yeast. This tasty experiment gives you the rich, clean LugTread malt & hop profile, but features the banana & clove aromas found in German wheat beers.


meggo says: three cheers for beer!

PS their oktoberfest is next weekend, if ya haven't heard!
~la luz del ritmo~

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Booche
09-24-10 10:31 PM - Post#659701    

Thank you Sloth. I am currently drinking my one and only Double Chocolate Stout which I picked up at the LCBO tonight based on your most recent addiction

Thanks to you I am still addicted to ice cold Grolsch cans on hot summer drunking days, so I am doubting this will replace that need but this is a very enjoyable beer with a soft aftertaste that perfectly lingers and makes me want to drink more.

fuÇk!

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rubberdinghy
09-25-10 12:26 PM - Post#659722    

It is Oktoberfest and....if I'm not mistaken...

Luther Wright and the Wrongs will be playing.

This will be a good time...Roll Call?
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

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meggo
09-28-10 10:30 AM - Post#659915    

more beer news:

Subject: LugTread WTF - and $5 off Oktoberfest coupons
Ok, here is the list of restaurants that have the Wheat Beer fermented LugTread -WTF?

Pelican
Whalesbone
Fraser Cafe
Foolish
Mayflower
Stella Osteria
Oz Cafe
Grace O'Malley's
Atomic Rooster
Manx
Black Tomato
Irene's
Trio
Quinn's

Get there quick and you also will get a coupon for $5 off Oktberfest tickets!!!

Cheers!
~la luz del ritmo~

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Jaimoe
10-05-10 04:36 PM - Post#660599    

I gave this fall/winter seasonal beer a try the other day and it's a winner. It's only been out in select LCBO stores for the past few weeks. It's a single 750mL bottle with a re-sealable cork. It's an amber-coloured pale ale - not as hoppy as Tankhouse; more in-line, hops-wise, with Hoptical Illusion or Black Oak Pale.


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Esau.
10-05-10 05:07 PM - Post#660603    

Its a good one, I got lucky and nabbed the last two the other day while checking out the seasonals. Definitely one of Muskoka's better beers.

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Jaimoe
10-05-10 05:14 PM - Post#660605    

  • Esau. Said:
Its a good one, I got lucky and nabbed the last two the other day while checking out the seasonals. Definitely one of Muskoka's better beers.



I agree. I wish it was offered all year. There's almost two pints in one of those big bottles, and under $5 taboot.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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AD
10-05-10 06:32 PM - Post#660620    

Would like to try, but want to make sure we're talking about the same beer. Do you mean Muskoka Harvest Ale (did you post the right picture, I mean?) Or are there different versions?

LCBO.com says it's $7.95 and 750ml...
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
10-05-10 06:35 PM - Post#660621    

Only showing availability at Bank and Walkley location.



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10-05-10 06:44 PM - Post#660623    

  • AD Said:
Would like to try, but want to make sure we're talking about the same beer. Do you mean Muskoka Harvest Ale (did you post the right picture, I mean?) Or are there different versions?

LCBO.com says it's $7.95 and 750ml...



That's the beer. I thought it was cheaper, but both times I bought it, I had other other booze on the bill and hasn't been a price listed. Ah well, it's still worth it.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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jaybone
10-06-10 04:22 PM - Post#660761    

I just picked up a Garrison IPA.

It's a little rough around the edges, but it is nice and hoppy.
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bradm
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bradm
10-06-10 06:20 PM - Post#660782    

  • jaybone Said:
I just picked up a Garrison IPA.

It's a little rough around the edges, but it is nice and hoppy.



I found an LCBO listing for it:

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product /details....

For those in Ottawa, it looks like the stores at Rideau & King Edward, and Richmond & Kirkwood, have it in stock.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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10-07-10 10:58 AM - Post#660866    

I'll be drinking this...



and eating these....



while watching hockey and playoff baseball tonight!

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Esau.
10-08-10 09:27 AM - Post#661021    

Gave this a shot last night. Pretty tasty beer really. Smell of pumpkin right from pour, and nice amber color. Mild taste, a bit on the sweet side but the spices - nutmeg, clove and cinnamon - kinda balance it all out without being over-powering.





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jaybone
10-08-10 05:54 PM - Post#661097    

I have been hesitating on that one Esau. Something in my gut said that it could be good or really, really bad.

But if you give it a thumbs up, I'll give'er a shot.
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Esau.
10-09-10 07:27 PM - Post#661201    

Sampled a couple brews (on tap) last night from Railway City Brewing company out of St. Tomas, ON.

http://www.railwaycitybrewing.com

Iron Spike - Amber Ale: Not to bad, dark amber body with a fruity/carmel taste but a little on the light side for my tastes.

Dead Elephant Ale (IPA): Pretty tasty overall, gold/amber body with a nice frothy head.

Double Dead Elephant Ale (DIPA): I liked this one the best, body about the same color as Dead Elephant Ale, frothy head with a distinct hoppy flavour with a slight citrus taste. Went down pretty easy. Couldn't find a picture of the label though, not even at the brewers website.










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ollie
10-12-10 09:28 PM - Post#661419    

  • jaybone Said:
I just picked up a Garrison IPA.

It's a little rough around the edges, but it is nice and hoppy.



Just trying my first one now and wow... this might be my favourite beer in Canada*. Nice and hoppy indeed!


*will require copious sampling

jaybone
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jaybone
10-13-10 04:13 PM - Post#661500    

I have been putting these back lately. For those who enjoy the Youngs Chocolate Stout, this is definitely worth checking out. Intense.



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10-13-10 04:50 PM - Post#661506    

  • SolarGarlic Said:


i bought one of these yesterday but i haven't drank it yet.. excited!!!
~la luz del ritmo~

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Davey Boy 2.0
10-14-10 08:51 AM - Post#661554    

waiting for a hot date, meggo?
Adonai vasu boragus

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meggo
10-14-10 10:54 AM - Post#661587    

i like the anticipation, DB

  • SolarGarlic Said:


This stuff is outrageously good. A blend between an American IPA and a Belgian Triple, this one is definitely a new favourite!!



i love this one! mostly i love the elf. can't seem to get it in ontario but it's pretty easy in quebec. and alberta!
~la luz del ritmo~

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ollie
10-16-10 07:40 PM - Post#661858    

  • jaybone Said:
I have been putting these back lately. For those who enjoy the Youngs Chocolate Stout, this is definitely worth checking out. Intense.



I think I just tripped a little on this beer.



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Davey Boy 2.0
10-16-10 08:00 PM - Post#661860    

take it off the floor
Adonai vasu boragus

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StaggerLee
10-17-10 07:30 AM - Post#661885    

Garrison recently released this one:



And it is very tasty. Brewed the day the hops were cut using local hops.

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Ms.Huxtable
10-17-10 06:53 PM - Post#661926    

Picked a case of these up while in Cape Cod.

Sharon in the groove...





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bradm
10-18-10 08:26 PM - Post#662041    

Has anyone tried the seasonal Night•Märzen Oktoberfest Lager from Beau's?

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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meggo
10-19-10 12:00 PM - Post#662089    

hmmm... i tried some new [to me] and delicious, hoppy beau's last week.. may have been the WTF though!
~la luz del ritmo~

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jaybone
10-22-10 02:27 PM - Post#662463    

This is a damn fine beer. The best Canadian IPA that I have tried yet!
I'm glad to see we are finally hopping on board the hops express!



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c-towns
10-23-10 10:29 PM - Post#662560    

$115 beer/bottle in Canada
I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

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bradm
10-28-10 05:45 PM - Post#662930    

I picked up a bottle of the 2010 edition of



Trafalgar's (unlisted, it seems) "Hop Nouveau Pale Ale."

It's really nice: there's a hop flavour (kinda floral) without a really heavy bitterness that a lot of, say, American IPAs get to; it's also not very malty, almost to the point of it being a refreshing-tasting beer. The lower bitterness and the lower maltiness balance each other nicely; it's almost as if both had been toned down when the recipe was made.

LCBO entry

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Jaimoe
10-29-10 12:31 AM - Post#662953    

  • bradm Said:
I picked up a bottle of the 2010 edition of



Trafalgar's (unlisted, it seems) "Hop Nouveau Pale Ale."

It's really nice: there's a hop flavour (kinda floral) without a really heavy bitterness that a lot of, say, American IPAs get to; it's also not very malty, almost to the point of it being a refreshing-tasting beer. The lower bitterness and the lower maltiness balance each other nicely; it's almost as if both had been toned down when the recipe was made.

LCBO entry

Aloha,
Brad



I have a bottle of it in my fridge; will drink it Friday night while watching the Raptors getting slaughtered.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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jaybone
11-02-10 08:29 PM - Post#663543    

I did not care for the Trafalgar Hop Nouveau Pale Ale. I really wanted to like it as the brewery is pretty close to my house, but, as with all Trafalgar brews, I find it yeasty, in a bad home-brew kind of way.

I threw half of the bottle down the drain.
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Ms Zimmy
11-04-10 08:56 AM - Post#663632    

I love:



and

The picture you have in your mind of what you're about will come true.
-dylan



fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
11-04-10 09:59 AM - Post#663635    

Right on! The #9 is a perennial favorite of mine - I dare say in my top beers of all time.
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

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phorbesie
11-04-10 02:19 PM - Post#663664    

all stocked up after phish tour
harpoons, smuttynoses, dogfishes and lagunitas chillin'
so happy
life is what you make of it - so beautiful or so what

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Davey Boy 2.0
11-04-10 03:02 PM - Post#663668    

Sounds like fluffhead77's stockpile for going out to a strip bar back in the day
Adonai vasu boragus

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fluffhead77
11-04-10 04:39 PM - Post#663681    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
Sounds like fluffhead77's stockpile for going out to a strip bar back in the day



Ba-ziiing!
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

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Jaimoe
11-05-10 07:59 AM - Post#663711    

  • jaybone Said:
I did not care for the Trafalgar Hop Nouveau Pale Ale. I really wanted to like it as the brewery is pretty close to my house, but, as with all Trafalgar brews, I find it yeasty, in a bad home-brew kind of way.

I threw half of the bottle down the drain.



As insane as it is throwing beer down the drain, I didn't love the Trafalgar Hop Nouveau; it's on the weak side as American-style pales go.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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jaybone
11-05-10 09:03 AM - Post#663720    

I don't mean to sound wasteful, and maybe I had a bad batch, but it really didn't do it for me. I seldom waste beer.
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Jaimoe
11-05-10 09:08 AM - Post#663722    

  • jaybone Said:
I don't mean to sound wasteful, and maybe I had a bad batch, but it really didn't do it for me. I seldom waste beer.



It may have been off. I found it pretty good, but not as zingy hoppy as even the near pale Hoptical Illusion. I'll try it again though.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



Ms.Huxtable
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Ms.Huxtable
11-07-10 12:30 PM - Post#663903    

Silly beer names
Sharon in the groove...





Jakis
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11-11-10 03:25 PM - Post#664394    

Some of my favorite beers at the liquor store right now...








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Jaimoe
11-11-10 04:26 PM - Post#664402    

The Barley Days Brewery in Picton has some really nice beers. I sampled all of their brews at the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto a few days back (you can buy some of them in select LCBOs across the province). My favourite was their I.P.A. (American-style), but you can only buy that variety at their brewery. No matter, they are all really good. I'll be looking for Loyalist Lager and the Pale Ale at the LCBO.

http://www.barleydaysbrewery.com/



  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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jaybone
11-11-10 06:06 PM - Post#664406    

I found some Southern Tier IPA in a Dundas West LCBO the other day.

I'm not drinking during the week these days (except for "tasting" wine- for work purposes). Very much looking forward to the weekend!

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fluffhead77
11-12-10 02:32 PM - Post#664503    

  • jaybone Said:
I found some Southern Tier IPA in a Dundas West LCBO the other day.

I'm not drinking during the week these days (except for "tasting" wine- for work purposes). Very much looking forward to the weekend!





Did Farley and Cosby have to step in and say something finally? Stopped taking them for a walk and started taking them for a stumble?
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

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Esau.
11-13-10 06:33 PM - Post#664567    

Had some very tasty and strong beers last night.

I only bought two of the St. Peters and I wished I had grabbed more. Awesome beer in my opinion, 6.2%, pretty dark red, hint of chocolate and malt. The bottles are the same style they sold in 1770.



Another tasty beer from great lakes, strong (6%) with a spicy & orange flavour. Nice beer but I wished I had drank it last. Not sure I would buy it again, but it certainly wasn't bad.



Had 3 Fuller's Vintage Ales for breakfast this morning (4am) and man, they pack a punch to start the day. 8.5% and really tasty. Nice breakfast beer.




There was another UK winter ale I had last night, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. Those Fuller's really do set the pace..lol


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meggo
11-14-10 04:50 PM - Post#664606    

wow
~la luz del ritmo~

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Davey Boy 2.0
11-16-10 05:54 PM - Post#664833    

very interesting- seems like a darker wheat beer

Erdinger Dunkel gets me crunkel
Adonai vasu boragus

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jaybone
11-17-10 08:40 AM - Post#664861    

Nice recommendation on the Winter brews Esau!

I took a break from my mid-week hiatus and enjoyed the St Pete's Winter Ale while watching a silly movie (Hot Tub Time Machine). I also smoked a little something, which I almost never do!

Tasty beer.
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fluffhead77
11-17-10 03:16 PM - Post#664953    

  • jaybone Said:
Nice recommendation on the Winter brews Esau!

I took a break from my mid-week hiatus and enjoyed the St Pete's Winter Ale while watching a silly movie (Hot Tub Time Machine). I also smoked a little something, which I almost never do!

Tasty beer.



You, my friend, are officially old. Smoking and having a beer on a week night is now something to write about.

What would circa 2000 Jaybone say to you right now?
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11-17-10 03:49 PM - Post#664957    

He probably would'a said something like this

"Damn you Brad for booking this great week of shows during one of my busiest weeks of school!! If I had any sense of responsiblity I would be at home studying and writing essays instead of partying and getting down at these shows. But being as I am me (irresponsible as hell)...I'll be at most of the shows."

http://www.jambands.ca/sanctuary/showtopic.php?tid...
Adonai vasu boragus

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fluffhead77
11-17-10 04:46 PM - Post#664966    

BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA HAH!!!!

WIN!!!

Referenc'd
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jaybone
11-18-10 08:14 AM - Post#665008    

Ouch.

And Brian- Cupcakes? really?
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fluffhead77
11-18-10 11:01 AM - Post#665030    

Did you see them??! It's a fuÇking cheesecake, motherfuÇker!

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Ms Zimmy
11-18-10 04:55 PM - Post#665065    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
He probably would'a said something like this

"Damn you Brad for booking this great week of shows during one of my busiest weeks of school!! If I had any sense of responsiblity I would be at home studying and writing essays instead of partying and getting down at these shows. But being as I am me (irresponsible as hell)...I'll be at most of the shows."

http://www.jambands.ca/sanctuary/showtopic.php?tid...




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12-09-10 11:56 PM - Post#667326    

New brewery opening in Toronto, Parkdale Brewery!

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2010/12/is_ parkdal...

Also, just had the miles davis dogfish beer. Good stuff.

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AD
12-10-10 02:05 PM - Post#667382    

Kichesippi Beer bought Heritage Beer today / recently
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
12-10-10 02:13 PM - Post#667383    

Interesting. I always forget how close I live to the Heritage brewery. They are lousy with the marketing. Hope this improves the local beer scene. As much as I like Beau's I think there should be more than one big kid on the block.



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Cosmic ChrisC
12-15-10 04:48 PM - Post#667703    

Here's an article about it:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Still+micro+grow ...

Hope it's good. Maybe they'll have a party there for the opening!
Jakis
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12-15-10 05:19 PM - Post#667708    

Here are a couple of my last beers...



And



Love living in Toronto for the couple great beer bars that you can get some great micro beers at!

Jakis
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12-15-10 05:31 PM - Post#667711    

Oh yeah,
Pick this up at your local LCBO if you can. It's the brooklyn stout and it is great. I am not usually a fan of stout's but this is really good and perfect for a snowy night.


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Esau.
12-23-10 03:05 PM - Post#668386    

here's what I have chilling right now, after a nice warm shower I'll be cracking em open.






Jakis
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12-23-10 03:27 PM - Post#668388    

mmmmm....love the dead elephant!

If you like stout's you must try the brooklyn chocolate stout. It's great!

bradm
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bradm
12-23-10 04:01 PM - Post#668392    

Has anyone tried the "Ola Dubh"? It's a beer from Scotland, and spends time in casks that had been used to hold Highland Park whisky. There's one that uses the 16-year-old-HP casks (i.e., they kept Highland Park whisky in them for 16 years, bottled the whisky, then stashed the beer in them for a while), one that uses that 30-y-o casks, and one that uses 40-year-old casks.

Aloha,
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If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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meggo
12-25-10 04:22 PM - Post#668490    

  • bradm Said:
Has anyone tried the seasonal Night•Märzen Oktoberfest Lager from Beau's?

Aloha,
Brad



i did try this one a few weeks ago. YUM.
~la luz del ritmo~

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ollie
02-05-11 05:55 PM - Post#672274    

Nørrebro Bryghus Bombay Pale Ale, $7.50 for 600 mL bottle, 6.5% ABV @ the LCBO

"Nørrebro Bryghus opened in September 2003 and was founded by ex-Carlsberg brewmaster Anders Kissmeyer."

Very pricey but you get a high quality pale ale. I won't buy it regularly at this price but you won't be disappointed with the taste if you're a fan of true pale ales.






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Cosmic ChrisC
02-05-11 05:59 PM - Post#672276    

Yep, liking it! That $7.50 is going down fast!
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jaybone
02-06-11 11:25 AM - Post#672298    

  • ollie Said:
Nørrebro Bryghus Bombay Pale Ale, $7.50 for 600 mL bottle, 6.5% ABV @ the LCBO

"Nørrebro Bryghus opened in September 2003 and was founded by ex-Carlsberg brewmaster Anders Kissmeyer."

Very pricey but you get a high quality pale ale. I won't buy it regularly at this price but you won't be disappointed with the taste if you're a fan of true pale ales.










As a fan of pale ales, I was a bit disappointed.

I guess I have gotten used to the US style hoppiness (like Siera Nevada). I won't be shelling out for them again.
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PassedOutGuy
02-10-11 12:15 AM - Post#672647    

Im with ya Jay... love that hoppiness of American IPA's. You could do a killer trip ala Velvetlogs simply touring around on an American IPA adventure... its a fun dream.

That said, I have been enjoying the Mill St. tankhouse ale as of late.
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bradm
02-10-11 08:48 PM - Post#672790    

http://www.beaus.ca/event/feb-12-2011/wint erbrewed...

  • Beau's Said:
Feb 12 2011

2pm - 6pm
Admission: Free

Show up anytime between 2 and 6 for an open house to release "Winterbrewed," a collaboration with Bridgehead Coffee and Beau's All Natural resulting in a coffee beer perfectly suited for winter! There will be food, music, brewery tours and of course kegs of "Winterbrewed" on hand! All ages welcome.

Website:
http://www.beaus.ca



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jaybone
02-11-11 08:59 AM - Post#672821    

Rossolee brought a half keg of

to the Superbowl party. I had tasted it in bottle and thought it was pretty good, but on tap, it was delicious. Rossolee mentioned that he had heard that Great Lakes upped the hops on this brew lately and it shows. Super tasty and it was finished shortly before half time.
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fluffhead77
02-11-11 01:23 PM - Post#672850    

  • jaybone Said:
Rossolee brought a half keg of

to the Superbowl party. I had tasted it in bottle and thought it was pretty good, but on tap, it was delicious. Rossolee mentioned that he had heard that Great Lakes upped the hops on this brew lately and it shows. Super tasty and it was finished shortly before half time.



Which? The keg or Rossolee?
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Rossolee
02-11-11 04:18 PM - Post#672866    

  • Said by:
Which? The keg or Rossolee?





Both!

Someone had to man up on that keg!
Jakis
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02-12-11 08:20 PM - Post#672912    

Had these last night...






bradm
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bradm
02-12-11 08:29 PM - Post#672913    

  • Jakis Said:




That label looks like the work of Ralph Steadman.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Jaimoe
02-13-11 01:25 AM - Post#672920    

I had several Stone IPA pints when I visited Santa Monica in September. Great American-styled IPA!
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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meggo
02-13-11 02:27 PM - Post#672938    

  • bradm Said:
  • Jakis Said:




That label looks like the work of Ralph Steadman.

Aloha,
Brad



totally does! love it!
~la luz del ritmo~

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SolarGarlic
02-13-11 03:02 PM - Post#672940    

That is indeed his art. We met the founder/brewer of Flying dog many years ago. Guy seemed like an acid casualty or something! His wife did most of the talking/translating as he mumbled around. He then busted out a totally COHERENT (though inexplicable) rant on dinosaurs! Nice brews though..
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jaybone
02-14-11 03:42 PM - Post#672979    

Where have you been hanging out Jakis?


I wish I could be sipping on those brew on the reg.
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Jakis
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02-14-11 04:46 PM - Post#672983    

Was in the fingerlakes region this weekend. But each time I have been going to the states I have been stopping at preimer gourmet and bringing a nice selection of beers home. So I got a little collection going on at home and once in awhile I'll crack one open to start the night. Thinking about have the dogfish 90 minute ipa tonight. I love good beer and love the selection in America. Started brewing my own beer a little while ago so I can make some good beer too. Have a pilsner fermenting at home right now that will be bottled in a few days.

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jaybone
02-15-11 09:33 AM - Post#673032    

On the way up to Blue Mountain this weekend we stopped by Flying Monkey.

I was hoping to buy some of their new Smash Bomb Atomic Strong IPA. They didn't have any left to sell, but they were nice enough to let me sample their last bottle they had in house.

It was pretty damn good. Nice citrus finish.
I'm looking forward to when this becomes available at the LCBO (it is going through testing to get approval right now).
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Esau.
02-16-11 12:46 PM - Post#673201    

Since my liquor store starting carrying Dead Elephant in larger numbers (eg: I can by a dozen) I haven't even tried another ale...guess I should get back at it but that beer is just so fuckin' good.


Some interesting selections posted I wanna try now.

Jakis
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02-23-11 08:26 PM - Post#673896    

had these the other night...




and my one of my favorite beers ever..



Found some of this at an lcbo in Etobicoke. They are all out at my current lcbo but if you can find this Brooklyn beer buy it. Trust me, its the most delicious stout I have ever had.


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Jaimoe
02-24-11 06:47 PM - Post#673985    

Hey Jakis, I got gooned on too many Sierra Nevada IPAs at the EELS concert at the Fillmore in San Fran last September. Good IPA.

I'm trying this new Pale out from Muskoka right now (it's pretty good; not very hoppy compared to American-styled Pales, but it has a good finish):



  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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jaybone
03-16-11 04:27 PM - Post#676222    



I had a couple of these bad boys last night. Very tasty. I didn't realize they were 9.1% until I finished my second bomber and realized I was buzzed.
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ollie
03-16-11 05:15 PM - Post#676225    

Sweet! Christine picked up a bottle yesterday. I think we'll split it tonight.



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AD
03-17-11 08:49 AM - Post#676246    

New limited release by Beaus today
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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ollie
03-17-11 09:05 AM - Post#676254    

At the LCBO AD?

The Gemini was great. Half a bottle was a real teaser.



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ollie
03-22-11 05:23 PM - Post#676733    

  • AD Said:
New limited release by Beaus today



Beaver River IPA. I just picked up a box (12 bottles) at the LCBO at the corner of Richmond/McRae. There were about 3 other boxes and some loose bottles left.

Oh and it's good!



bradm
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bradm
03-22-11 07:07 PM - Post#676739    

  • ollie Said:
  • AD Said:
New limited release by Beaus today



Beaver River IPA.




There's also Matt's Sleepy Belgian Imperial Stout; they're only making 1,000 bottles available, and you can only get them at the brewery.

  • ollie Said:
I just picked up a box (12 bottles) at the LCBO at the corner of Richmond/McRae. There were about 3 other boxes and some loose bottles left.

Oh and it's good!



Agreed. I had it on draft at Irene's, and from the bottle tonight, and it's really nice.

Aloha,
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ollie
03-22-11 08:45 PM - Post#676749    

Whoa, even more beer from Beau's! Thanks for the clarification Brad. Wish I lived near the brewery.



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Jaimoe
04-07-11 06:26 PM - Post#678159    

Anyone try this American-style IPA (it's from Cambridge/Gault)? It's not easy to find in Toronto, but some LCBOs carry the 650ml bottle. It's pretty tasty and packs a bit of a punch. God bless IPA:





  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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ollie
04-07-11 06:45 PM - Post#678162    

That looks nice!

I can't remember if I plugged it here but you can get growlers of Kichesippi Blonde Ale at the brewery, down Campbell Ave off of Carling Ave (one street before the Canadian Tire, heading east).

It's a moderately hopped pale ale with a nice bite on the tongue in the finish.

They are filled up right before your eyes and in the approximately two months I've been going here consistency has remained high -- an important factor to me. It's obviously very fresh too.

$14.75 per growler but only $10.75 when you go back to refill.






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Esau.
04-12-11 08:47 AM - Post#678521    

  • Jaimoe Said:
Anyone try this American-style IPA (it's from Cambridge/Gault)? It's not easy to find in Toronto, but some LCBOs carry the 650ml bottle. It's pretty tasty and packs a bit of a punch. God bless IPA:






A buddy and I stopped at the Brewery a few weeks ago while working in the area. Good stuff, it's a British style IPA not American, by the way.

Over the last year I've developed a taste for English style ales, the American craft ales just don't carry enough kick for me, although still very tasty.





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Northern Wish
05-16-11 10:47 AM - Post#680912    

Some pretty interesting beer steins for sale here:

http://www.jambands.ca/sanctuary/showtopic.php?fid...
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jaybone
05-17-11 10:56 AM - Post#680987    

I spoke with some folk at the LCBO recently and they told me that next month we can expect to find a bunch of new offerings from Rogues.

Looking forward to trying some tasty new brews!
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ollie
05-17-11 11:10 AM - Post#680990    

Sam Adams Noble Pils is available at some LCBO outlets (Rideau & King Edward in Ottawa). It's really, really good in that crisp refreshing way.


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Davey Boy 2.0
05-17-11 11:57 AM - Post#680997    

hey ollie, do you find that the LCBO near us beside the Superstore is kinda lame in terms of stocking interesting beer?

I rarely see anything out of the ordinary there
Adonai vasu boragus

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ollie
05-17-11 01:18 PM - Post#681008    

I agree. Christine picks up cool stuff from Rideau Street all the time that our LCBO doesn't carry. I asked the manager about it once and it's due to limited shelf space. Still, it would be nice if the items they do choose to bring in were a little more interesting.

I give them credit for stocking the Beau's Beaver River, while it lasted, though.

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Davey Boy 2.0
05-17-11 02:39 PM - Post#681019    

Westboro sucks, confirmed.

(lol @ shelf space)
Adonai vasu boragus

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Northern Wish
05-18-11 11:13 AM - Post#681065    

They have limited shelf space because they stock the worlds finest selection of coolers + ciders.

Westboro'd.
I don’t care how many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money and pack up your tent
You ain’t goin’ nowhere


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Jaimoe
06-20-11 11:23 AM - Post#683287    

I'm not sure the difference between Great Lakes Brewery's bottled Canuck IPA and this one (other than the name), but the latter is an excellent American-syled IPA (and would make a nice choice for Canada Day):



  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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jaybone
06-21-11 11:24 AM - Post#683378    

I just might bring a case of those down to Superball for some Canada Day sippin'.
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fluffhead77
06-22-11 04:21 PM - Post#683463    

We've got that on tap at work currently
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canscifan
06-22-11 08:09 PM - Post#683468    

If anyone in the Ottawa area hasn't tried it, Black Oak is now available at the Scott St. beer store. If you have tried it, you know what I'm talking about!

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Jaimoe
06-23-11 07:40 AM - Post#683472    

  • canscifan Said:
If anyone in the Ottawa area hasn't tried it, Black Oak is now available at the Scott St. beer store. If you have tried it, you know what I'm talking about!



Black Oak Pale Ale is very good. It's not really an American IPA such as a Duggan's 9 or Tankhouse, but it has a unique taste.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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Davey Boy 2.0
06-23-11 08:26 AM - Post#683474    

tried the Crazy Canuck last night, loooved it. Not overly hoppy which is the danger with IPAs for me
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ollie
06-23-11 08:55 AM - Post#683477    

IPAs are supposed to be hoppy! That said I thought the Crazy Canuck was ok but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Not a big fan of the Black Oak Pale Ale either, but it doesn't sell itself as an IPA does it Jaimoe? And Tankhouse is an IPA? What?



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06-23-11 01:56 PM - Post#683500    

  • ollie Said:
IPAs are supposed to be hoppy! That said I thought the Crazy Canuck was ok but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Not a big fan of the Black Oak Pale Ale either, but it doesn't sell itself as an IPA does it Jaimoe? And Tankhouse is an IPA? What?






Right you are on the former. Black Oak is an American Pale Ale and not an American IPA such as Crazy Canuck and the awesome Smash Bomb Atomic from Flying Monkey. I've read some reviews that refer to Mill Street as an American IPA, but it's also listed as an American Pale. According to the folks I spoke with at Mill Street (an overselling job on their behalf), they said Tankhouse is American-styled Pale, and it does taste similar to the gallons of IPAs I drank during my California trip.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



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Esau.
06-23-11 02:04 PM - Post#683501    

Picked some of these up at the brewery yesterday, it was their 4th anniversary gala. Meads and fruit beers were the spotlight, I tried a few samples but I haven't developed a taste for them just yet. They are actually starting to know who we are when we show up now as my friend John and I have made it a every second weekend deal.

Haven't crack one of these yet, but will after dinner as recommended by my friend John who loves this one.

  • Said by:
The Russian Gun Imperial Stout pours deep brown – nearly black – with a lasting tan head. Notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee mingle nicely with the 9% abv but without an overpowering alcohol flavour. An extremely well-balanced beer.






.

GRB also took home a handful of awards at the 2011 Ontario brewing awards event in may.

Two of their British India Pale Ales were among the people's choice winners - Curmudgeon IPA & Plowman’s Ale.

Russian Gun Imperial Stout also won a peoples choice for stout.


I'm really starting to enjoy these British style IPAs a lot more then the summery light style of the American IPAs.

Jakis
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06-23-11 02:20 PM - Post#683505    

This is the best IPA I have tried in Canadian in a little while...



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Esau.
06-23-11 03:09 PM - Post#683506    

Muskoka brewery makes some great beers, especially their seasonals. I've been enjoying the Summer Weiss, nice brew when out in the sun on a warm/humid day. Although, the candy banana scent took some getting used to.

I haven't sampled the Mad Tom's yet, although they are on my radar. We're heading to Bracebridge to visit some friends this summer and they have a friend or cousin that works at Muskoka brewery so we're pressuring for a tour of that place as well. I'm getting addicted to brewery tours!


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bradm
06-23-11 03:59 PM - Post#683512    

The LCBO near me (Carling and Woodroffe) just got a shipment of Mad Tom (35 six-packs, according to their on-line catalog, with inventory done yesterday), one of which is now chilling in FridgeM. Thanks for the tip!

Aloha,
Brad
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Jaimoe
06-23-11 05:15 PM - Post#683519    

  • Esau. Said:
Picked some of these up at the brewery yesterday, it was their 4th anniversary gala. Meads and fruit beers were the spotlight, I tried a few samples but I haven't developed a taste for them just yet. They are actually starting to know who we are when we show up now as my friend John and I have made it a every second weekend deal.

Haven't crack one of these yet, but will after dinner as recommended by my friend John who loves this one.

  • Said by:
The Russian Gun Imperial Stout pours deep brown – nearly black – with a lasting tan head. Notes of chocolate, caramel and coffee mingle nicely with the 9% abv but without an overpowering alcohol flavour. An extremely well-balanced beer.






.

GRB also took home a handful of awards at the 2011 Ontario brewing awards event in may.

Two of their British India Pale Ales were among the people's choice winners - Curmudgeon IPA & Plowman’s Ale.

Russian Gun Imperial Stout also won a peoples choice for stout.


I'm really starting to enjoy these British style IPAs a lot more then the summery light style of the American IPAs.




Have you tried Smash Bomb Atomic IPA? The Only on the Danforth has it on tap. It's fuÇking good: 7.2% of hoppy goodness. Curmudgeon IPA is great!
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



bradm
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bradm
06-23-11 05:28 PM - Post#683521    

I plan on spending a serious amount of time at the Beers Of The World tent at Superball IX.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Esau.
06-23-11 07:52 PM - Post#683530    

  • Jaimoe Said:

Have you tried Smash Bomb Atomic IPA? The Only on the Danforth has it on tap. It's fuÇking good: 7.2% of hoppy goodness. Curmudgeon IPA is great!





No, I haven't tried it. The few Flying Monkey flavours I've tried were alright though for American style crafts. I did see it on tap at a bar in Burlington awhile back though, but it was a work deal so drinking wasn't an option. I'm pretty sure it's on tap at one or two bars here in Hamilton as well (Winking Judge comes to mind). It's too bad the LCBO can't/won't sell it right now. Apparently it has something to do with the packaging and/or name if I remember correctly, I think read it on the LCBO's website awhile back.


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06-24-11 05:05 PM - Post#683593    

  • Esau. Said:
  • Jaimoe Said:

Have you tried Smash Bomb Atomic IPA? The Only on the Danforth has it on tap. It's fuÇking good: 7.2% of hoppy goodness. Curmudgeon IPA is great!





No, I haven't tried it. The few Flying Monkey flavours I've tried were alright though for American style crafts. I did see it on tap at a bar in Burlington awhile back though, but it was a work deal so drinking wasn't an option. I'm pretty sure it's on tap at one or two bars here in Hamilton as well (Winking Judge comes to mind). It's too bad the LCBO can't/won't sell it right now. Apparently it has something to do with the packaging and/or name if I remember correctly, I think read it on the LCBO's website awhile back.





Ya, the name is considered offensive to some, which has disrupted its distribution. Smash Bomb is my favourite Canadian-made IPA - it has elements of Hoptical Illusion, which Flying Monkey refers as a near-IPA, but it's hoppier and hits harder (but is really tasty). On tap is the ideal way to drink it, and the colder the better.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



Jakis
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06-24-11 05:22 PM - Post#683594    

Craft Beer Festival tonight at C'est What! Anyone going, one dollar samples of 45 craft beers! Lots of one of's too.

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bradm
06-24-11 05:46 PM - Post#683596    

  • Jakis Said:
This is the best IPA I have tried in Canadian in a little while...






Thanks! I like this a lot.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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PassedOutGuy
06-25-11 12:28 AM - Post#683613    

I loved the Mad Tom as well. Mr M. We need to hook up for a few pints at the beers of the world tent as well.
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jaybone
06-25-11 10:00 AM - Post#683622    

I quite like Smash Bomb. I was talking to one of the LCBO Head office dudes about it last month and he said they will never list it because of the name.

Bummer.
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fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
06-26-11 07:43 PM - Post#683678    

  • bradm Said:
I plan on spending a serious amount of time at the Beers Of The World tent at Superball IX.

Aloha,
Brad


"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

jaybone
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jaybone
06-27-11 04:13 PM - Post#683740    

I've heard over on PT that you can buy #9 and Harpoon in cans!

Good news for SB9 attendees!

I also will likely be spending some time sampling brews at The Beers of the World Tent!
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Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
06-27-11 05:01 PM - Post#683747    

  • jaybone Said:
I've heard over on PT that you can buy #9 and Harpoon in cans!

Good news for SB9 attendees!

I also will likely be spending some time sampling brews at The Beers of the World Tent!



Do you mean Duggan's #9? I'll have to keep my eyes peeled. Another new tallboy to look for is Mill Street Organic. Can Tankhouse be far behind?
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jaybone
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jaybone
06-27-11 09:07 PM - Post#683772    

Sorry Jaimoe. I was referring to Magic Hat #9.

My mind is pretty focused toward the Phish fest this weekend and canned beer is what is allowed.

I don't mind Duggan's #9, but most folks who are in to beer are VERY familiar with Magic Hat's #9. It's been around for a long time (10+ years).

I question Duggan's choice of name.
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PassedOutGuy
06-27-11 10:03 PM - Post#683777    

With ya there Jaybone... Duggans #9 is a good IPA but there is just something about that fruity Magic Hat #9 goodness.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
06-28-11 02:45 PM - Post#683826    

  • jaybone Said:

I don't mind Duggan's #9, but most folks who are in to beer are VERY familiar with Magic Hat's #9. It's been around for a long time (10+ years).

I question Duggan's choice of name.


"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

Jakis
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06-28-11 03:08 PM - Post#683828    

I hope all you attending Superball are planning on stopping at premier gourmet on the way back and stocking up on single bottles of amazing beer. Best store to buy beer in the states...

https://premiergourmet.com/store/pages/Beer-List .h...

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rubberdinghy
06-29-11 09:26 AM - Post#683857    



This has been my go to as of late....

Folks that have been to Jazzfest, they pouring the Festivale?
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

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Davey Boy 2.0
06-29-11 09:34 AM - Post#683859    

yes they are
Adonai vasu boragus

ollie
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ollie
07-06-11 05:26 PM - Post#684211    

Beau's Festivale Altbier is now available at select LCBOs!! Just picked up 26 bottles.



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bagochips
07-07-11 01:47 AM - Post#684229    

My new love: Paddock Wood 606 IPA out of Saskatoon. Freaking delicious! Triple hopped for extra goodness with a surprisingly awesome touch of grapefruit.

Really this is quality beer.

phorbesie
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phorbesie
07-07-11 10:34 AM - Post#684240    

which beer store are you getting that at, bagochips?
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bagochips
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bagochips
07-07-11 10:06 PM - Post#684295    

I'm getting it on tap from a bar called Beer Brothers here in Regina. Beer Brothers has an insanely awesome selection of craft brews the likes of which I have never seen in Ottawa. The selection is phenomenal. The food is great as well. Staff are friendly and highly knowledgeable in beer lore.

I stumbled upon them my first night in town and will keep going back until I leave for Winnipeg. A real beer lover's oasis on the Prairie.

Link

The actual tap menu is about five times as big as the online representation, and the bottled selection is enormous. I think it was destiny that brought me there.

phorbesie
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phorbesie
07-08-11 01:09 AM - Post#684301    

wait, what? what are you doing there?
life is what you make of it - so beautiful or so what

bagochips
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bagochips
07-08-11 02:11 AM - Post#684313    

workin

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bagochips
07-08-11 08:12 AM - Post#684321    

  • Said by:

Richard Oland, Former Moosehead Beer Owner, Death Called Suspicious

Police in Saint John, N.B., are investigating the death of Richard Oland, a member of the prominent beer-making family.

Oland, 69, was found dead Thursday morning inside a building on Canterbury Street in downtown Saint John.

Oland was a member of the family that owns Moosehead Brewery but he left the company in the 1980s.

Police described the death as suspicious but released no details.

Officers from the department's major crime unit spent the day at the scene.

An autopsy is to be performed Friday.

Oland was a competitive yachtsman and was president of the board of the 1985 Canada Summer Games in Saint John.



Link

Esau.
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Esau.
07-09-11 04:25 PM - Post#684413    

  • bagochips Said:
I'm getting it on tap from a bar called Beer Brothers here in Regina. Beer Brothers has an insanely awesome selection of craft brews the likes of which I have never seen in Ottawa. The selection is phenomenal. The food is great as well. Staff are friendly and highly knowledgeable in beer lore.

I stumbled upon them my first night in town and will keep going back until I leave for Winnipeg. A real beer lover's oasis on the Prairie.

Link

The actual tap menu is about five times as big as the online representation, and the bottled selection is enormous. I think it was destiny that brought me there.




Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. If all works as planned for my westward trip, I guess I'll be staying an extra night in Regina come sept.

jaybone
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jaybone
07-12-11 08:30 AM - Post#684500    

  • bagochips Said:
My new love: Paddock Wood 606 IPA out of Saskatoon. Freaking delicious! Triple hopped for extra goodness with a surprisingly awesome touch of grapefruit.

Really this is quality beer.




I was surprised to find this at my local beer store. I usually do my beer shopping at the lcbo.

Pretty tasty.
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bagochips
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bagochips
07-14-11 01:07 AM - Post#684655    

Right on. I will definitely look for it when I get back to Ottawa.

bradm
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bradm
07-23-11 11:38 AM - Post#685212    

  • bagochips Said:
Right on. I will definitely look for it when I get back to Ottawa.



The Beer Store on Rideau near Mavericks has it, but it's not listed/shown on the wall.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Rossolee
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Rossolee
07-27-11 12:18 PM - Post#685451    

Why I love Buffalo Beer and Growlers!

http://www.buffalonews.com/business/article48939 0....
fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
07-27-11 01:03 PM - Post#685458    

Like.
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

Jakis
Superstar

07-27-11 02:41 PM - Post#685470    

My girlfriend brought me back these from her trip to New York City this weekend..





[image]http://365beers.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/dogfish-head- world-wide-stout.jpg?w=470[/image]


bradm
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bradm
07-27-11 03:09 PM - Post#685471    

How's the Chipotle Ale? I saw it at the LCBO the other day, but didn't get it.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jakis
Superstar

07-27-11 03:16 PM - Post#685472    

I haven't tried any of them yet. But I love rogue beers and I know they have a bunch at the lcbo right now that I need to try!

bagochips
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bagochips
07-27-11 09:30 PM - Post#685484    

Stumbled upon the good folks at Gahan House last night here in Charlottetown. They make some tasty brews.


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rubberdinghy
07-28-11 09:16 PM - Post#685532    

I don't get Chipotle and Beer either Brad.

@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

jaybone
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jaybone
08-03-11 08:47 AM - Post#685694    

I tried a cask of chipotle beer a few years ago at a craft beer fest. Kinda gimicky. It had a bit of a smokey flavour with a hit of heat at the end. I wouldn't spend money on it, but some folks like unique flavours.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

jaybone
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jaybone
08-11-11 04:06 PM - Post#686090    

I just cracked a can of Red Racer IPA and I'm loving it!

Great IPA. It's from BC and it's pretty expensive (almost $3.00 for a reg sized can) but, damn, it's tasty! I only bought one and wish I bought more!

I have found most of Ontario IPAs to be kind of bitter- I think it is the malts used. But this Red Racer has a lot of the brighter flavours I search out in the American IPAs.
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Jakis
Superstar

08-11-11 04:40 PM - Post#686093    

Love Red Racer, Opera Bobs at ossington and dundas has been ordering it to there bar for a couple years and have often drank it there. Have yet to pick it up at the lcbo though.

bradm
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bradm
08-12-11 07:46 AM - Post#686117    

There's a typo in the URL you included, jaybone.

http://www.redracerbeer.com/india-pale-ale/

works better.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

jaybone
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jaybone
08-12-11 09:22 AM - Post#686124    

Thanks for correcting that for me Brad!
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bradm
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bradm
08-17-11 09:17 AM - Post#686316    

A short documentary on Beau's Brewery.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

jaybone
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jaybone
08-17-11 04:50 PM - Post#686335    

Just picked up a 20L of Spearhead Hawaiian Style Pale Ale

Looking forward to trying it out with a few buddies this weekend.

Will report back on Monday.
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jaybone
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jaybone
08-19-11 02:51 PM - Post#686400    

I was lucky enough to try some of the Spearhead today.

I was at a customer's place (Victory Cafe) and he has it on tap. I mentioned that I had a 20L at home but hadn't tried it so he was kind enough to pour me a pint.

Not bad but not my favourite. It has a touch of pineapple- very slight taste.

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ollie
08-20-11 11:08 AM - Post#686422    

  • jaybone Said:
I just cracked a can of Red Racer IPA and I'm loving it!



Did you find it at the LCBO? I special ordered a case of this beer last year and still have the last can I've been saving until I can get some more!



jaybone
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jaybone
08-22-11 07:59 AM - Post#686462    

Yes Ollie! I found it at the Summerhill Lcbo in Toronto (one of the biggest lcbos).

Back to the Spearhead...it was tasty but not everything I had hoped, especially considering the price.

Shane had a bunch of super tasty home brews on the weekend that outshone every one of the commercial brews! We had a pretty serious selection of brews at the party!

Thanks Shane!
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Tungsten Gruvsten
Hall-of-Famer

08-22-11 02:09 PM - Post#686499    

Yeah - Shane's 'IP Freely' was one of the best beers i've ever had. amazing.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

bradm
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bradm
08-24-11 11:26 AM - Post#686625    

Before SMMD in Montreal last night, I was wandering around downtown, and went into an SAQ to see what their beer selection was like, and found they had



from Shipyard Brewing of Portland, Maine; I grabbed a couple of bottles ($2.50 each), which are currently chilling.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jakis
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08-24-11 11:43 AM - Post#686629    

Brewing a batch of American Brown Ale with bourbon this Saturday. Heres the recipe!

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec ipator?group=9...

lb. American 2-row
2 oz. Special Roast
12 oz. American crystal 80L
8 oz. American chocolate
7 oz. Flaked oats
1 oz. Flaked barley
1 oz. Honey Malt
1 lb. Wildflower Honey
Bourbon
.5 oz. Nugget (12.5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 30 min.)
.5 oz. Mt. Hood (4.5% AA, 15 min.)

bradm
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bradm
08-31-11 07:45 PM - Post#687035    

As well as Mill Street, it looks like there may be another brew pub opening in Ottawa.

http://www.apt613.ca/2011/08/31/restaurant- watch-l...

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
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ollie
09-01-11 09:16 AM - Post#687045    

  • jaybone Said:
Yes Ollie! I found it at the Summerhill Lcbo in Toronto (one of the biggest lcbos).



Picked up a case at the Richmond St. LCBO last night. Price was pretty much equivalent to what I paid for special ordering it. Minus the 9 month wait! Great beer!

Also picked up a 6 pack of the new Flying Monkey beer Smashbomb Atomic IPA. I think it's their best brew that I've tasted but there's still something in the after taste I find a little off-putting.

bradm
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bradm
09-01-11 02:02 PM - Post#687066    

  • ollie Said:
Also picked up a 6 pack of the new Flying Monkey beer Smashbomb Atomic IPA. I think it's their best brew that I've tasted but there's still something in the after taste I find a little off-putting.



I was at the Rideau & King Edward LCBO today, and passed on the Smashbomb (largely due to your comment, ollie) but bought a six-pack of the Tree Brewing (Kelowna, BC) Hop Head IPA, along with a bottle of Beau's Dunkel Buck (with "This machine kills imports" emblazoned on the cap).

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Esau.
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Esau.
09-01-11 02:48 PM - Post#687071    

  • Jakis Said:
Brewing a batch of American Brown Ale with bourbon this Saturday. Heres the recipe!

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec ipator?group=9...

lb. American 2-row
2 oz. Special Roast
12 oz. American crystal 80L
8 oz. American chocolate
7 oz. Flaked oats
1 oz. Flaked barley
1 oz. Honey Malt
1 lb. Wildflower Honey
Bourbon
.5 oz. Nugget (12.5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Willamette (5% AA, 30 min.)
.5 oz. Mt. Hood (4.5% AA, 15 min.)





That sounds tasty. Lets us know how it turns out.

Sadly, my plans to brew fell apart this year since my partner had serious basement issues in his 150 year old farm house and had to clear it all out so he could get people in there to fix it. We're hoping to get things going over the winter though. I imagine another batch of cherry stout will be brewed first.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
09-01-11 03:32 PM - Post#687076    

I'm enjoying a bottle of this right now

Adonai vasu boragus

c-towns
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c-towns
09-01-11 10:19 PM - Post#687092    

I bet your fingers are real wrinkly.
I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

bradm
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bradm
09-02-11 08:36 AM - Post#687102    

There's a beer festival in Ottawa this weekend:

http://ottawabeerfest.ca/

I think I'll head there on Saturday afternoon. Anyone else interested?

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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rubberdinghy
09-02-11 10:01 AM - Post#687112    

Dunkel Buck

Christ...6.8% It'll get ya drunk!

But it's got a GREAT LABEL!

@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

ollie
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ollie
09-03-11 10:26 AM - Post#687142    

Let us know how the beer festival is Brad. I was turned off by the lack of interesting vendors listed on the web site. Also some confusion as to where the festival is actually located threw me off.

Dunkel Buck! Gonna go look for some today. I love that Beau's is now regularly pumping out seasonal's to the LCBO. I still have 4 bottles of the Spring IPA and about 36 of the summer Fetivale in storage.



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ollie
09-03-11 03:54 PM - Post#687147    

The Dunkel Buck is twice the price of the previous seasonals. Major boo-urns! I hope it tastes twice as good. It's currently chilling in the fridge.



Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
09-06-11 08:36 AM - Post#687185    

Adonai vasu boragus

Esau.
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Esau.
09-13-11 12:43 PM - Post#688018    

Took a trip out to Grand River Brewery again last night, picked up some of these. Very tasty for an American style Pale Ale (I prefer English IPAs), even at 4.5%.

This guy explains it better then I.

http://bryehn.net/2011/08/pugnacious-pa le-ale-has-...





We were told that these will be in soon, and will be available at the LCBO.

http://grandriverbrewing.com/our-beers/seasonal-be ...





I love this time of year, fall always brings the best tasting seasons.

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Jaimoe
09-13-11 03:00 PM - Post#688066    

I tried a six-pack of Hop Head IPA made by Tree Brewing Co. from Kelowna B.C. More on par in hoppiness to Mad Tom (and certainly not as strong as Smash Bomb Atomic), but has a smoother aftertaste. I prefer the Mad Tom, but Hop Head is worth checking out (it's in select LCBOs for a limited time).

  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
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bradm
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bradm
09-16-11 05:20 PM - Post#688304    

Random Beer Flashback: Does anyone else remember Carlsberg Gold?

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jakis
Superstar

09-16-11 06:09 PM - Post#688310    

Woohoo!!! The Muskoka Harvest Ale is back! Amazing beer.

Got these chilling in the fridge for afterwork.






Cosmic ChrisC
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Cosmic ChrisC
09-16-11 07:20 PM - Post#688312    

  • Jakis Said:
Woohoo!!! The Muskoka Harvest Ale is back! Amazing beer.



I bought a bottle a few weeks ago...haven't tried it yet. It's a cool enough weekend to drink a harvest ale.

bradm
Taper

bradm
09-16-11 07:24 PM - Post#688313    

White House brewing its own beer

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Esau.
Legend

Esau.
09-19-11 04:24 PM - Post#688421    

  • Jakis Said:
Woohoo!!! The Muskoka Harvest Ale is back! Amazing beer.



I agree, I love this beer.

This year I decided to forget about checking online for a LCBO with it in stock (they always sell out near me)every time I wanted some. So, I went to two LCBOs (Hamilton/Burlington) and bought up what they had in stock at the time. So now I have 18 bottles of that nectar here for my enjoyment.

Sarahbelle
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Sarahbelle
09-19-11 06:28 PM - Post#688423    

mmmm I like the great lakes Brewry Pumpkin Beer!!!! ooooh gotta get me some!!! Blanche de Chambly is my favourite
HoRray for EverYthing!!!!

Jakis
Superstar

09-28-11 03:32 PM - Post#688665    

Bottled the last batch of beer on Friday. Now wait another 2 weeks for it to carbonate. Brewing about 3.5 gallons of beer similar to an anchor steam this saturday.

bradm
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bradm
10-06-11 09:57 AM - Post#689047    

Beer and ice cream? D.C. restaurant launches beer floats

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
10-06-11 10:04 AM - Post#689049    

Harper's in Kingston has em, vanilla in Oatmeal Stout, Haven't tried em yet though
Adonai vasu boragus

Jakis
Superstar

10-06-11 10:10 AM - Post#689050    

Yeah lots of bars in Toronto have beer floats and they are delicious.

bradm
Taper

bradm
11-04-11 06:56 PM - Post#690293    

Ottawa's got a new micro-brewery: Broadhead Brewing.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
11-10-11 11:46 AM - Post#690457    

Home Delivery of Beau’s Beer Coming Soon to Ottawa

(Thanks to rubberdinghy, who linked to this on Facebook.)

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
11-10-11 02:10 PM - Post#690461    

I love Beau's. It's my brewery of choice when it's offered on tap. I just wish that their oversized bottles were re-usable outside of the Valley.
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ollie
11-11-11 01:10 PM - Post#690500    

  • bradm Said:


Really looking forward to the details on this. Hopefully we'll be able to order brands that are otherwise only available at the brewery. Given that a drive to the brewery is over an hour outside of Ottawa, the $15 delivery fee seems like a good deal.



AD
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AD
11-12-11 04:27 PM - Post#690526    

Whoa. Paying a $15 fee on top of retail for an average beer is ridiculous.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


Jakis
Superstar

11-12-11 08:04 PM - Post#690531    

  • AD Said:
Whoa. Paying a $15 fee on top of retail for an average beer is ridiculous.



Not if they are delivering one offs and beers only available at the brewery to your house in Ottawa. Isn't the brewery about an hour outside Ottawa?

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ollie
11-14-11 07:19 AM - Post#690559    

Exactly my thinking Jakis. $15 is worth 2+ hours of my time plus gasoline.



bradm
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bradm
11-24-11 03:51 PM - Post#690960    

It looks like the grand opening of the Ottawa Mill Street brewpub will be on Friday, January 20, 2012.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

AD
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AD
11-24-11 09:17 PM - Post#690968    

Beau's delivery service is killed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission after another brewery complained.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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bouche
11-25-11 03:59 PM - Post#691010    

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Beau+beer+delive ...

Lame. There was plenty of time to complain before the launch.
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Cosmic ChrisC
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Cosmic ChrisC
11-26-11 06:10 PM - Post#691030    

I bought the Paddock Wood IPA a few months ago and loved it. Brewery out of Saskatoon. Yesterday, I picked up their Czech Mate beer (at the Beer Store on Scott) and that one is pretty good too. Try it.

http://www.paddockwood.com/
Cosmic ChrisC
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Cosmic ChrisC
11-26-11 06:25 PM - Post#691032    

And Ollie picked up the Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve beer today at LCBO. I think I will like this beer.

http://www.unibroue.com/en/beers/unibroue_17/ produ...
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fluffhead77
11-27-11 05:29 PM - Post#691053    

Was drinking a bunch of this last week over thanksgiving - tasty stuff!

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13837/30 679



"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

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ollie
11-28-11 09:25 AM - Post#691067    

  • bradm Said:
Ottawa's got a new micro-brewery: Broadhead Brewing.



Anyone tried this? After initial high hopes I'm disappointed after my last visit.

A couple of weekends ago I picked up growlers of the Wildcard Ale and Amber Ale. The Wildcard was great but the Amber Ale wasn't carbonated enough and had a strong yeast smell/taste, profoundly different from the taste I sampled at the brewery. I tossed about half the growler.

I figured the bad beer was an anomaly and picked up 2 more growlers this weekend (Underdog Pale Ale) after giving my feedback. I opened the first one and it was under carbonated as well. It also had that yeast smell going on but wasn't as pronounced as the Amber so I drank it but it wasn't great, or even good.

I think I'll wait a month or two before going back until they have their quality control with the growlers in order.



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Asparagus
12-03-11 05:38 PM - Post#691356    

One of the brewmasters at Broadhead is a colleague of mine and from what I understand, the lack of carbonation is by design as they're trying to highlight the flavour of the beer itself. I haven't been able to taste anything since they went commercial, but tried several recipes during their testing phase. I thought they were very good at that point, but not great. Something interesting that they are doing is varying the variety of hops in their pale ale, which is more out of necessity I think than inspiration. They're currently using Australian Galaxy hops as opposed to the Citra which they started with due to an American hops shortage. It should make for some interesting comparisons for the beer aficionados.

bradm
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bradm
12-03-11 06:42 PM - Post#691362    

Is it on draft anywhere in Ottawa?

Aloha,
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If you get confused, listen to the music play.
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Asparagus
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Asparagus
12-03-11 06:49 PM - Post#691363    

Apparently Zen Kitchen has one style (white beer) on tap. I'm not sure if it's available anywhere else yet.

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ollie
12-10-11 05:53 PM - Post#691666    

  • Asparagus Said:
One of the brewmasters at Broadhead is a colleague of mine and from what I understand, the lack of carbonation is by design as they're trying to highlight the flavour of the beer itself.



That may be but it doesn't preclude the possibility that I just got a bad batch of beer. The carbonation on the Wildcard (with the delicious Galaxy hops) was fine. The Amber and Underdog were not drinkable.

However, I just waited until now to open the 2nd growler of Underdog and it's a lot better. Just carbonated enough and the overly yeasty smell and taste isn't there (well, maybe a little). I wonder if letting it sit for 2 weeks helped any??



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Davey Boy 2.0
12-12-11 08:49 AM - Post#691698    

had one of these yesterday, loved it

Adonai vasu boragus

Jakis
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12-13-11 05:00 PM - Post#691746    

Well had the best beer I have ever tasted this past weekend. The trappist beer, Rochfort 10. So good, tasted sweet and so tasty.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rochefort-trappi stes-...

bradm
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bradm
01-04-12 04:36 PM - Post#692404    

I was at the big LCBO at Rideau & King Edward in Ottawa today, and they had a couple of dozen bottles of Beau's Bog Water on the shelf.

Aloha,
Brad
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ollie
01-05-12 05:49 PM - Post#692457    

Wow, this sounds like it's going to be really good!!

Beau’s hands competition winner a license to brew



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rubberdinghy
01-05-12 07:12 PM - Post#692467    

Jesus...I had one Bog Water last night and got wasted. Fucking deelish but strong as hell...

I nearly had a growler of Treading Water delivered to my house...only to realize they only take Pay-Pal. Then I got lazy.
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

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rubberdinghy
01-05-12 07:13 PM - Post#692468    

http://www.lcbo.ca/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/ inventory...
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

Jakis
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01-05-12 09:03 PM - Post#692470    

I love beau's! I am hoping to enter some homebrew competitions this summer! Check out the course I applied to for September start. Wish me luck!

http://www.niagaracollege.ca/content/Programs/Wine...

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Davey Boy 2.0
01-06-12 08:38 AM - Post#692483    

  • ollie Said:
Wow, this sounds like it's going to be really good!!

Beau’s hands competition winner a license to brew






Just sparged on my keyboard
Adonai vasu boragus

bagochips
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bagochips
01-20-12 08:07 PM - Post#693272    




I'm very pleased to see this lovely beer becoming ever more widely available in Ontario since being bought by Molson's I guess.

ollie
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ollie
01-20-12 10:16 PM - Post#693280    

I'm drinking one right now!

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ollie
01-21-12 10:53 AM - Post#693283    

Kinda last minute notice but there's a winter beer festival in Gatineau this weekend. I went to the outdoor one in the summer last year and it was awesome. This one is at Chateau Cartier.

http://www.festibieredegatineau.ca/winter-beerfest...




bagochips
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bagochips
01-27-12 08:10 AM - Post#693512    

Some of the links in the article are as interesting as the main read.

Calling time on the pint glass

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Booche
01-27-12 12:31 PM - Post#693539    

bagochips, I thought of you last week. There is a new Kichesippi at the Elmdale you have to try. Yum.
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bradm
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bradm
01-27-12 02:43 PM - Post#693549    

  • Booche Said:
bagochips, I thought of you last week. There is a new Kichesippi at the Elmdale you have to try. Yum.



Is that the Wuchak Black?

  • KBeer Said:
Wuchak Black – Bitter, Strong and Black

Wuchak Black is the latest specialty brew from brewmaster Don Harms. This beer will be arriving annually to Ottawa in mid January and will be gone before spring arrives. The style is Cascadian Dark Ale, also known as a Black IPA or an American Black Ale.

The pitch black colour introduces you to roasted malt flavours, but with a major hop presence you would expect from an IPA. At 6.4% and 76 IBU’s, you can appreciate this beer being described as bitter, strong and black.

What the heck is a Wuchak? Wuchak is a term used by First Nations People and over time, wuchak was slowly transformed into the term – woodchuck. When you drive around Ottawa, you will often notice these groundhogs (aka woodchucks) popping up out of their burrows along the Queensway and the Hunt Club parkway.

You can enjoy this beer on tap at select locations around Ottawa or stop by and pick up a growler fresh from the brewery.



Aloha,
Brad
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Davey Boy 2.0
01-30-12 10:50 AM - Post#693619    

The one Booche is referring to is Logger- which sounds a lot like 'lager' when the bar wench doesn't elaborate on what it is that she's recommending to you
Adonai vasu boragus

Jakis
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01-30-12 11:07 AM - Post#693620    

Picked up these this weekend in Buffalo..





[image]http://beardenbeer market.com/storage/sierranevadas tout.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVE RSION=1294191396677[/imag e]








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jaybone
01-31-12 05:08 PM - Post#693664    

Nice stuff Jakis.
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Jakis
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02-01-12 10:17 AM - Post#693695    

Garrison Brewery Feature at the LCBO right now.

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=3080

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ollie
02-02-12 08:57 AM - Post#693720    

Beau's Beaver River IPA is back! It should be hitting select LCBO outlets today.



bradm
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bradm
02-02-12 10:42 AM - Post#693726    

  • ollie Said:
Beau's Beaver River IPA is back! It should be hitting select LCBO outlets today.





Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
02-02-12 02:03 PM - Post#693729    

  • ollie Said:
Beau's Beaver River IPA is back! It should be hitting select LCBO outlets today.



They had it (about a dozen or so bottles, after the two I grabbed) on the shelf at the Rideau & King Edward LCBO.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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ollie
02-02-12 05:24 PM - Post#693741    

  • Jakis Said:
Garrison Brewery Feature at the LCBO right now.

http://www.bartowel.com/?p=3080



I just picked up 5 different kinds at the Richmond Road location. Will report back.

They also had Anchor Liberty Ale in 6 packs. They used to carry this in the bigger bottles but I had not seen it around in a while. A welcome surprise.

No Beaver River though.



Jakis
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02-08-12 08:13 PM - Post#693968    

Beau's Brewing Co. set to debut new beer at WVRST.

Going to stop by WVRST to try this beer out Friday before my winterlicious dinner. Will report back..

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2012/02/bea us_brew...

Also pick this up at your local lcbo..

Traquair Jacobite Ale

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24/652

It is a really really good scotch ale.

Cosmic ChrisC
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Cosmic ChrisC
02-16-12 10:08 PM - Post#694294    

Here's a reason to cheer. Today, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. of nearby Vankleek Hill pops the cork on two new "WinterBrewed" collaborations with Ottawa's own Bridgehead coffee. Starting at 10 a.m., 1,000 bottles each of WinterBrewed Coffee-Amber, a lager made with Guatemalan organic fair trade coffee, and Collabrrrewator Coffee- Infused Doppelbock, a strong beer brewed with a blend of three organic fair-trade coffees, will be available at the brewery.

Don't want to make the hourlong drive to the brewery? Attend a launch party at the Bridgehead on Sparks Street, Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Both of the new beers will be on tap and you'll be able to sign up for home delivery directly from the brewery, all while listening to live music and nibbling on food that will be available to purchase.

- WinterBrewed will be $7.85 and Collabrrrewator $9.85 for a 600-mL bottle.
Jakis
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02-21-12 01:55 PM - Post#694445    

Get this if you can!

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/28/665

It is so good and at lcbos right now. Ollie and bradm there are only a couple 6-packs left in Ottawa but you should pick it up if you can.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product /inventor...

Really well balanced ipa with good about of malt and hops flavours.


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ollie
02-21-12 02:07 PM - Post#694449    

  • Jakis Said:
Ollie and bradm there are only a couple 6-packs left in Ottawa but you should pick it up if you can.



Thanks! I already picked some up a couple of weeks back, see 4 posts up. Haven't seen it at my local LCBO since though.



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phorbesie
02-22-12 09:26 AM - Post#694496    

they used to always carry it at my LCBO and it was my go-to. they stopped carrying it about a year ago.
i tried the beau's ipa and i liked it, will try it again. been loving hop head lately. hoppy
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bradm
02-22-12 11:04 AM - Post#694505    

Le Petit Chicago* has St. Ambroise IPA on tap, and it's really good, but I think I like the Beau's more; I wish I could find a place that had it on tap (Irene's still had Bog Water when I was there on Sunday night).

Alioha,
Brad

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ollie
02-22-12 11:24 AM - Post#694506    

Looks like the LCBO on Richmond just stocked up on Beaver River! I'm headed over after work.



bagochips
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bagochips
02-23-12 05:19 PM - Post#694572    

That St Ambroise IPA was delicious.

I'm not sure if this link has been shared before but I'll share it now.

Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau boasts that they have "the largest
selection of microbrewery beers from Quebec
in the Outaouais region."

I have never been, a fact that must be corrected soon!

Link

Jakis
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03-01-12 12:33 PM - Post#694794    

What bars have the best beer selection in Ottawa?

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
03-01-12 01:32 PM - Post#694800    

Pub Italia on Preston St., one of the Royal Oaks on Bank, Irene's in the Glebe is decent, Manx on Elgin, Clocktower on Bank for it's own brews
Adonai vasu boragus

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ollie
03-01-12 02:38 PM - Post#694805    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
Pub Italia on Preston St., one of the Royal Oaks on Bank, Irene's in the Glebe is decent, Manx on Elgin, Clocktower on Bank for it's own brews



Royal Oak? Don't they have the standard lineup you can get at most commercial bars? Molson products + the imports they carry.

I've been reading a lot of good things about the Cheshire Cat in Carp which is probably too far out. There's also a Clocktower in Westboro now too.

Arrow and Loon on bank. The new Millstreet Pub near the Bluesfest site.

Brasseurs Du Temp is a great brewpub not too far into the Hull sector.



jaybone
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jaybone
03-01-12 06:31 PM - Post#694816    

Just cracked my first beer after a month long hiatus.

It tastes awesome!

Crazy Canuck
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rubberdinghy
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rubberdinghy
03-01-12 09:26 PM - Post#694823    

There's also FUCK! what's the name of that place on Banks St, Atomic Rooster...

@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

AD
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AD
03-01-12 10:09 PM - Post#694825    

Rochester Pub is good too.

Pub Italia would have the widest selection I'd say, tons of world-wide bottled beer and decent amount of draught.

Manx is the best place to drink many kinds of beer though. Or Chez Lucien.

(Beer places closely correspond with burger places.....)

Stay away from the Royal Oak chain.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
03-02-12 09:08 AM - Post#694841    

really? it seemed to me last time I was at the big one that they've got a wide range, but alas I didn't look too closely at exactly what they've got

anyway
Adonai vasu boragus

ollie
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ollie
03-02-12 10:12 AM - Post#694850    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
really? it seemed to me last time I was at the big one that they've got a wide range, but alas I didn't look too closely at exactly what they've got

anyway



Um, didn't you get turfed last time you were there?



rubberdinghy
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rubberdinghy
03-04-12 01:37 PM - Post#694946    

Got into some sorta Hog's Back last night. Purdy good if I do say so myself.

Did they have it on tap at the Elmdale once? I remember something there that I didn't like. Mighta been the Kichesippi.

ah..who knows...
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

AD
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AD
03-05-12 04:35 PM - Post#695022    

The Mill St Vanilla Porter is my new favourite. Too bad it can't be distributed and only served at the bar. (It's nitrogen based so can't go in bottles and they don't have a widget system for cans).
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


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Booche
03-05-12 08:19 PM - Post#695032    

  • DB2.0 Said:
Irene's in the Glebe is decent



Not to go full-on attack but I seem to recall that we couldnt get into Irene's one night, Labour day weekend perhaps, and ended up at a pub on the same side of the street about 1 or 2 blocks north and ended up amazed by the beers on tap AND the availability of scotch rarely found at a standard pub.

I'm talking much better than Irene's. That was one of the kickers once we got in there. We were rather surprised. Correct? Maybe it was the availability of a half decent scotch poured by a bartender who knew what he was doing but the beers on tap were really good too. Like, really good. I kinda remember him giving me shots of beers just to try them because I had never heard of them.

Rubberdinghy was with us while you and I just took a walk in the woods, which may explain how wrong I probably am.
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bradm
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bradm
03-05-12 08:55 PM - Post#695034    

  • Booche Said:
I seem to recall that we couldnt get into Irene's one night, Labour day weekend perhaps, and ended up at a pub on the same side of the street about 1 or 2 blocks north and ended up amazed by the beers on tap AND the availability of scotch rarely found at a standard pub.



That sounds like The Arrow & Loon, at 5th and Bank.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Davey Boy 2.0
03-06-12 08:18 AM - Post#695045    

A&L sounds about right
Adonai vasu boragus

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rubberdinghy
03-07-12 08:54 AM - Post#695113    

ding ding ding...100% correct.

First time I've found Muskoka on tap....
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

jaybone
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jaybone
03-08-12 09:45 AM - Post#695199    

I tried Muskoka's Mad Tom IPA on tap yesterday and I thought it was way better then from a bottle.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

bradm
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bradm
03-08-12 11:41 AM - Post#695212    

Beau's is introducing a new beer this weekend, and the launch party has Ottawa band Hilotrons providing the entertainment. They're running a bus from/to Ottawa:

http://www.beaus.ca/store/hilotrons-includ ing-bus-...

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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ollie
03-08-12 11:53 AM - Post#695214    

  • jaybone Said:
I tried Muskoka's Mad Tom IPA on tap yesterday and I thought it was way better then from a bottle.



I'll have to try it on tap then. I'm not getting all the love for Mad Tom, both here and on other message boards. Like the Flying Monkey beers, there's something in the taste that does not please my palate.



jaybone
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jaybone
03-12-12 10:50 AM - Post#695336    

Both Muskoka and Flying Monkey's have a bitter, slightly metallic flavour in the bottle.

The floral elements come through a bit more on tap.

I do enjoy Flying Monkey's Smash Bomb IPA in bottle.
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AD
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AD
03-14-12 10:15 PM - Post#695460    

Chris Phillips (Senators) gets into the beer business in Ottawa

Well, interesting anyways.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


rubberdinghy
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rubberdinghy
03-15-12 09:28 PM - Post#695537    

Hmmm...hmmmm
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
03-26-12 05:49 PM - Post#695824    

Tried to actually post this, but it's telling me this forum isn't active.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_ detail...

Marshall Stack mini beer fridge = awesome.
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Jaimoe
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Jaimoe
03-26-12 05:58 PM - Post#695826    

I'm celebrating my birthday tonight with lots of pints of Hops & Robbers IPA (local brew) at Feathers in the Upper Beaches. Pretty good beer and legend has it the brew master makes it in his house.
  • Ms Zimmy ridiculously Said:
I find the [White Stripes] music boring and their fans really suck.



bradm
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bradm
03-27-12 08:54 AM - Post#695834    

I was in Milan for moe. on the weekend :), and the venue had a beer on tap that seemed made for me.



http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mcfarland-red/81 54/

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
03-31-12 08:59 AM - Post#696003    

Has anyone been to Brothers Beer Bistro in Ottawa yet?

  • Said by:
Brothers Beer Bistro is a restaurant & gastropub focused on offering guests in the Ottawa region the finest selection of premium craft brewed and independently produced beer, alongside a locally derived seasonal menu designed to showcase our love of great food and great beer.



They're at 366 Dalhousie St.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

ollie
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ollie
04-14-12 11:22 AM - Post#696448    

Beau's is releasing "Patio Saison" at select locations today.

"RELEASED ON PATIOS ACROSS ONTARIO ON THE FIRST DAY IN APRIL FORCASTED TO BE 18+ DEGREES AND SUNNY"

http://www.beaus.ca/patio

Here's where you can get it in the Ottawa area: Heart and Crown Preston, Heart and Crown Byward, The Aulde Dubliner, Lieutenant’s Pump, Arrow and Loon, Irene’s, Whispers

I'm hoping to grab a pint or two at Whispers before tonight's game!



fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
04-15-12 05:49 PM - Post#696532    

Had some at the Lieutentant's Pump yesterday - not bad.
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

bradm
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bradm
05-09-12 10:05 AM - Post#697469    

  • Beau's Brewery Said:
Stockup on Beaver River IP Eh? while you can… Beau’s prepares to switch over to Summer seasonal, Festivale, on the May long weekend



http://www.beaus.ca/news/may-09-12/beau%E2 %80%99s-...

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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Davey Boy 2.0
07-05-12 03:50 PM - Post#699086    

Craft brewery Rogue Ales is working on a new beer made with a strain of wild yeast produced from the follicles of brewmaster John Maier's beard. The brewery didn't set out to make a beard-influenced beer. On a whim, nine follicles from Maier's beard were sent into a lab for testing and, to everyone's surprise, turned out to produce a yeast strain that was suitable for beer-brewing. Further tests confirmed that the yeast was wild, not one used by Rogue. The brewery is currently working on test brews to find 'the perfect style and yeast combination.' The final beer, called New Crustacean, will be released in early 2013.
Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
07-06-12 10:33 AM - Post#699112    

Best of Beau’s Beers Announced for Mixer 4-Pack

  • Screamin’ Beaver Oak-Aged Double IPA
  • Beau’s Farm Table - Belgian Pale Ale
  • Patio Saison
  • Beau's Wild Oats - Matt’s Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial Stout


Not until November, though.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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rubberdinghy
07-12-12 12:33 PM - Post#699288    

beer is good
@tsnjamesduthie: Ottawa really missing Elliot and Kovalev in their push for the 1st overall pick.

bradm
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bradm
07-25-12 08:48 AM - Post#699514    

Thanks to Freeker for the link:

Brewery set to bring bold flavours to the heart of Hintonburg

Also of note is the name of the brewmaster: Shane Clark.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
07-26-12 10:19 AM - Post#699532    

Going beyond the pale (ale): Hintonburg microbrewery to challenge tastebuds

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
07-30-12 11:10 AM - Post#699638    

mmmm steroid-icious

'Just in time for the Olympics, Scottish firm Brewdog has unveiled its very own 'performance-enhancing ale' named Never Mind the Anabolics. The award-winning brewers will officially launch the 6.5% India Pale Ale on Saturday in opposition to the 'shallow corporate sponsorship' of the Games. Containing an array of banned Olympic substances, the limited edition beer will be available on draught at all Brewdog pubs and also sold in bottle online.

'BrewDog has today unveiled a limited edition beer it hopes will undermine global sponsorship deals for this summer's games, called Never Mind the Anabolics,' the brewer said in a statement. 'Designed to 'unmask the corporate beast' of the world's biggest sporting event and highlight the shallow nature of sponsorship, the new beer contains creatine, guarana, lycii berries, kola nut, Gingko, matcha tea, maca powder and steroids - all of which are banned for professional athletes' - Metro
Adonai vasu boragus

Cosmic ChrisC
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Cosmic ChrisC
07-30-12 07:22 PM - Post#699656    

Steroids huh.

I've been drinking their Punk IPA these past fews days. Really liking it.
jaybone
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jaybone
08-01-12 01:53 PM - Post#699726    

Thanks to BradM for sharing the news about Beyond the Pale.

I wish I was in Ottawa to enjoy it.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
08-07-12 02:28 PM - Post#699841    

Tried Hops and Robbers on the weekend. Give it a C+... it's hoppy, but without depth.

http://doubletroublebrewi ng.com/
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ollie
08-07-12 03:41 PM - Post#699844    

Yeah, I drank a bunch of Hops and Robbers this past week and feel the same way. It wasn't bad or anything, just couldn't get a good read on the flavour profile.



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08-07-12 03:57 PM - Post#699845    

Good brews coming soon to Hintonburg at Beyond the Pale Brewing Co.

Aloha,
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08-09-12 10:28 AM - Post#699886    

I had three Hops & Robbers pints at a nearby pub last night. They were good. Not as hoppy out of the can for some reason.
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bradm
08-15-12 01:31 PM - Post#700020    

It looks like Magic Hat #9 is now available in beer stores in Ontario:

http://www.thebeerstore.ca/beers/magic-hat-9

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
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bradm
08-15-12 03:37 PM - Post#700023    

  • On Faceboo, Beau's Said:
National Capital Craft Beer Fest is this friday & saturday! Beau's will be serving.... Lug•Tread, Festivale, Night•Märzen, Fous Alliés (Mango Saison), Pan-Ontario, Weiss O' Lantern (Pumpkin Weiss), Barrel Aged Mr. Hyde & Barrel Aged Doublewide DIPA!



http://www.nationalcapitalbeerweek.com/

I'm thinking of going to the festival on Saturday, maybe afternoon through dinner. Anyone else interested?

Aloha,
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bagochips
08-15-12 10:46 PM - Post#700035    



Sasquatch Stout from Chilliwack is a tasty stout. Especially when drinking it on a patio overlooking Harrison Lake in the Fraser Valley, whiling away the evening hours before the Scientists of Sound play at the closest bar to your motel.

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08-21-12 02:00 PM - Post#700137    








http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambic#Gueuze


Definitely an acquired taste, and one I do not have.

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Esau.
08-29-12 09:23 AM - Post#700316    

  • Said by:
IF you'd like to try what many connoisseurs consider to be the finest beer in the world, you'll have to get out your wallet.
A six-pack of Westvleteren 12, a Belgian strong ale with 10 per cent alcohol, will set you back $85 (including a pair of beer glasses) at a Manitoba Liquor Control Commission outlet, or a little more than $96 with taxes. That works out to more than $16 per 330-millilitre bottle.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/not-your-av...


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09-20-12 04:33 PM - Post#700800    

Brewery Market Coming To Ottawa

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’re going to be having our first Brewery Market in Ottawa on Saturday, October 13th! The event will feature multiple breweries from the Ottawa area, including Beau’s All-Natural, Beyond the Pale, Hogsback, Broadhead, Big Rig, Kichesippi, Clocktower and a number of different food vendors.

The Ottawa Brewery Market will be taking place at 1000 Wellington Street West in Hintonburg, from 12 noon until 8pm. Stay tuned for more details



There's a Facebook event for it:

http://www.facebook.com/events/35180912823906 7/

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ollie
09-20-12 07:08 PM - Post#700810    

Hawaiian Style Pale Ale by Spearhead Brewing is now available at the LCBO on Richmond Road, and I'm sure at other locations. See lcbo.com for details.

WOW, do I ever love this beer! My favourite new beer in a long time. I hope this becomes a regular offering... for now I'm buying up all the stock I can find.





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09-21-12 02:44 PM - Post#700849    

Thanks, ollie! I think I had that the last time I was in Toronto (at Victory Cafe), but would love to grab a six for home research.

They now have Broadhead's Pale Ale (I think that's the one) as the "featured tap" at Irene's Pub. It's nicely/mildly hoppy and not too malty

Aloha,
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jaybone
09-21-12 04:33 PM - Post#700855    

I'm loving Boneshaker by Amsterdam lately. It has some serious hops. I've never been an Amsterdam fan but this beer is tasty.
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c-towns
09-25-12 11:18 AM - Post#700944    



Delectable.
I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

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bagochips
10-10-12 07:18 PM - Post#701283    

As I drive my way from St. John's to Corner Brook, over the course of a week, stopping in some pretty little towns along the way, I am pleased to have discovered this tasty, unpretentious little brew from the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company:



Quidi Vidi Brewing Company

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ollie
10-10-12 07:38 PM - Post#701284    

  • jaybone Said:
I'm loving Boneshaker by Amsterdam lately. It has some serious hops. I've never been an Amsterdam fan but this beer is tasty.



Available at the Richmond and Hampton Park LCBOs in Ottawa that I know of. Yes, this is a seriously good beer. Easily the best thing Amsterdam has ever brewed.



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10-11-12 01:02 AM - Post#701291    

  • ollie Said:
  • jaybone Said:
I'm loving Boneshaker by Amsterdam lately. It has some serious hops. I've never been an Amsterdam fan but this beer is tasty.



Available at the Richmond and Hampton Park LCBOs in Ottawa that I know of. Yes, this is a seriously good beer. Easily the best thing Amsterdam has ever brewed.






Great IPA and I agree about your Amsterdam assessment.
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10-11-12 10:36 AM - Post#701295    



had one of these the other day- fairly unremarkable Nfld lager but the bottle is cool
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10-11-12 10:57 AM - Post#701300    

I love the fall for beer releases! Always, happy to see muskoka harvest ale back on the shelfs..


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Cosmic ChrisC
10-12-12 04:00 PM - Post#701347    

  • bradm Said:
Thanks to Freeker for the link:

Brewery set to bring bold flavours to the heart of Hintonburg

Also of note is the name of the brewmaster: Shane Clark.

Aloha,
Brad



Will we indeed be able to taste a BTP beer at the Ottawa Brewery Market tomorrow?

Saturday, October 13, from noon to 8pm.

List of breweries here: http://brewerymarket.com/ottawa-brewery-market -wil...

I think Union 613 is supposed to be there with some fried chicken too.

Outdoors, at 1000 Wellington St. West, at the corner of Irving (current empty lot of the Wally Becker garage)

A few more details here: http://www.ottawamagazine.com/restaurants/capital-...
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Cosmic ChrisC
10-12-12 11:05 PM - Post#701351    

Oh darn, I read on another site that Beyond the Pale won't be at the Brewery Market because they don't have all their permits yet. Boo hoo.
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10-16-12 12:57 PM - Post#701416    

  • Jakis Said:
I love the fall for beer releases! Always, happy to see muskoka harvest ale back on the shelfs..





Agreed. This year I'm doing it right, I picked up twelve over the weekend, picking another twelve up next week. That should hold me over until decemeber anyway.

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c-towns
10-18-12 10:11 AM - Post#701472    

  • Esau. Said:

Agreed. This year I'm doing it right, I picked up twelve over the weekend, picking another twelve up next week. That should hold me over until decemeber anyway.



That's how I stock up on paper but it lasts a bit longer.
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fluffhead77
10-25-12 12:53 PM - Post#701713    

It's all about the Red Racer. Expensive, but it's the best West Coast IPA we make in Canada, hands down.

[image]http://365beers.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/central_city_ red_racer_ipa.jpg?w=470[/image]
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10-26-12 09:14 AM - Post#701725    




very much a Creemore product, likey
Adonai vasu boragus

Jakis
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10-26-12 12:04 PM - Post#701731    

Anyone else going to cask days this weekend?

http://caskdays.com/


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11-06-12 11:19 PM - Post#701972    

  • Jakis Said:
Anyone else going to cask days this weekend?

http://caskdays.com/






Well that was amazing. So many great beers, great food, and hardly any lines for the beers. Can't wait for next years cask days. Here were some of my highlight beers..

Le Trou Du Diable "La Butuese" (Belgian Tripel)
Le Trou Du Diable "La Morsure" (American India Pale Ale)
Beau's All Natural X Elysian (USA) "Oiseaux de Nuit" (Pumpkin Gruit Ale)
Great Lakes X House Ales X Nickelbrook "Farmhouse Harvest Ale" (Wet-Hopped)
Benelux X Zulogaarden (Spain) "Catapult" (American IPA)
Great Lakes "Stalin's Choice" (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)
House ales "Big Hoppa" (American Double IPA)
Central City Brewing "Red Racer Esb" (Extra Special Bitter)
Dieu Du Ciel! "Herbe À Détourne" (New World Triple With Citra Hops)
Parallel 49 Brewing Co. "Ugly Sweater" (Milk Stout)
Black Oak "Call Of Brewty" (Black Hops Chipotle Schwarzbier)
Niagara Oast House Brewers "Crop Duster" (Belgian Ipa)


And here were some that were different but not that good

F&M "Wurst Idea Ever" (American Sour Ale with Brussel sprouts + Smoked Meat)
Neustadt Springs "Tutti Fruitti" (Fruit Stout)
Great Lakes X Toronto Brewing "Curried Spiced Pumpkin Ale"

Also, another beer fest in Toronto this week at The Only Cafe on the Danforth!

http://www.theonlycafe.com/theonly/fest.html

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bradm
11-09-12 05:24 PM - Post#702039    

Beyond The Pale Facebooked a picture of their new sign, and said they'd be open Nov. 29.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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bradm
11-13-12 09:38 AM - Post#702088    

  • bradm Said:
Beyond The Pale Facebooked a picture of their new sign, and said they'd be open Nov. 29.



http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/11/13/beyond-t...

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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ollie
11-14-12 10:52 AM - Post#702129    

Anyone seen Bone Shaker in Ottawa recently? I can't find it anymore and fear it might have been a limited run!



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11-14-12 02:53 PM - Post#702144    

i saw one last night as i stood alone in front of the mirror wearing nothing but a horse's head and mismatched socks
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fluffhead77
11-14-12 02:57 PM - Post#702145    

It's not on a limited run, Ollie. I believe they're keeping that around.

However, If you still can't find any around the holidays, let me know and I'll bring some up from TO for you.
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jaybone
11-15-12 09:09 AM - Post#702162    

Rossolee brought over a bunch of bombers from Great Lakes Brewery. They often release "Project X" beers- limited run stuff that is usually very interesting and tasty.

This month is their Movember edition so the bottles were called "Burt's Stache" with a swarthy image of Burt Reynolds. They had a black IPA and a Kama Citra which is a crazy hopped American style IPA using lots of Citra Hops. Both were high test (over 9%, I think). He also brought a few Belgian stlye Bombers from GLB as well.

Tasty stuff, only available at the brewery. Well worth the trip, if you can make it out that way.
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Davey Boy 2.0
11-15-12 11:45 AM - Post#702168    

worth a #1

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Rossolee
11-15-12 10:04 PM - Post#702182    

Just picked up a load of Fresh Hop and Harvest beers(Great Divide, Southern Tier, Sierra) stateside Can you say pre Sisters Euclid show ales!!
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11-16-12 08:46 AM - Post#702184    

  • jaybone Said:
Rossolee brought over a bunch of bombers from Great Lakes Brewery. They often release "Project X" beers- limited run stuff that is usually very interesting and tasty.

This month is their Movember edition so the bottles were called "Burt's Stache" with a swarthy image of Burt Reynolds. They had a black IPA and a Kama Citra which is a crazy hopped American style IPA using lots of Citra Hops. Both were high test (over 9%, I think). He also brought a few Belgian stlye Bombers from GLB as well.

Tasty stuff, only available at the brewery. Well worth the trip, if you can make it out that way.



My friend picked these up also and we will be having some of them tonight. We went to the project x at wvrst and it was great. So can't wait to try these beers. I think my favorite at project x was the aubrey hopburn Belgium ipa.

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ollie
11-16-12 09:04 AM - Post#702185    

  • fluffhead77 Said:
It's not on a limited run, Ollie. I believe they're keeping that around.

However, If you still can't find any around the holidays, let me know and I'll bring some up from TO for you.



Thanks dude, I'll post an update on the stock situation around then. I was wondering if it was just a limited run in Ottawa though. Happens quite often that we get a decent beer at the LCBO and then it's gone a few months later never to return. e.g. Victory Hop Devil Ale!



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phorbesie
11-16-12 12:24 PM - Post#702190    

yeah what's up with that!? i get hooked on something tasty and then they stop selling it.
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11-19-12 07:34 PM - Post#702316    

Adonai vasu boragus

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11-28-12 11:43 AM - Post#702530    

WENCY LEUNG (Globe & Mail) After four months of experimentation and countless litres of beer wasted, Jason Stratton and his business partner Patrick Dore never anticipated just how popular their final brew would be.

Within two weeks of opening their miniature brewery in July, the creators of North Vancouver's Bridge Brewing Company sold out of their specialty North Shore Pale Ale, which they offer directly to customers in refillable growler jugs. They have been struggling to keep up with demand ever since.

"We are constantly under pressure," Stratton says, noting they are once again down to the last keg and a half of their signature golden, hoppy ale and will likely run out by this weekend.

Due to their minuscule output of roughly 400 litres per batch or less, the struggle to meet demand is a common challenge for so-called "nanobreweries" like Bridge Brewing Company, which represent an increasingly popular niche in beer production.

Microbreweries, the small-scale alternative to conventional big-name beer brands, have become exceedingly trendy in recent years. In the United States, according to the Brewers Association, the total number of microbreweries has jumped to 922 from 615 in 2010. In Ontario alone, a 2010-2011 annual report by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario recorded a 52.7-per-cent surge in sales of craft beer from the previous year. But lately, serious beer drinkers have been getting acquainted with their even smaller, pint-sized cousins.

Operating at a small fraction of the scale of microbreweries, nanobrewers are taking home brewing beyond their kitchens and garages and into the commercial realm, creating and selling only a few kegs at a time. And thanks to a growing thirst for exciting, one-of-a-kind, locally brewed concoctions, nanobreweries are sprouting up across the country.

"People just know that it's a labour of love and people are just willing to support the small guys now," says David Bowkett, founder of the soon-to-open Powell Street Craft Brewery in east Vancouver.

He expects that his first run of pale ale, porter and IPA, all painstakingly brewed in 350-litre batches, will be ready for sale by mid-December.

Like many nano operators, Bowkett started out as a home brewer, making a few litres at a time as a hobby. And to some extent, brewing continues to be an interest of pure pleasure for him; Bowkett has kept his day job as an architectural technologist, brewing batches on weekends. (Similarly at Bridge Brewing, Stratton, who is an accountant, continues to work for a Vancouver company, while Dore works as an executive concept chef.) Most nanobreweries barely break even for the first couple of years, Bowkett says, explaining he didn't launch his venture merely to make money. Yet even if it is no get-rich-quick scheme, nanobrewing can make good business sense. For one thing, launching a nanobrewery is much cheaper, and therefore far less risky, than starting up a microbrewery that typically generates hundreds of thousands of hectolitres of beer per year.

In Antigonish, N.S., for instance, where Terry Piercey is setting up a nanobrewery upstairs from his bar, the Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery, his entire system cost roughly $6,000. By comparison, Piercey says, the cheapest micro-brewing system he could find would have set him back more than $120,000.

His set-up is admittedly tiny. It consists of a couple of 50-litre kegs converted into kettles that are heated with propane. But he anticipates it will be able to produce about 40 litres of beer per batch, once he gets it running in the new year - enough to put a regular house beer on tap.

As a pub operator, Piercey believes that making his own beer will help set his establishment apart, as in England, where many pubs cultivate a loyal following with house brands. Besides, he says: "We have a full kitchen and we make lots of food, so it's like, why not just add a little brewery and make the beer as well?" Another major advantage is the ability to experiment, without wasting huge volumes if a recipe proves unsuccessful.

At the Toronto bar Get Well, brewer Brad Clifford creates a new beer almost every week from the in-house brewery, ranging from stouts to IPAs. He has created a "saison," a Belgian-style beer that has a spicy, peppery flavour, and just this week, he's experimenting making an IPA with rye.

"We just love beer and wanted to make good beer because there's not a ton out there," says Get Well's co-owner Jeff Barber. With a nanobrewery, he says, "we can be . . . a little more free and creative with what we're doing." In a small back room, surrounded by simmering kettles and metal tanks, Clifford is like a gleeful chemist, adjusting the temperature of his mash and measuring its sugar content.

One of his finished products, an American pale ale he calls "Pinball Wizard," has a complex tropical fruit aroma, a hint of citrus and a malty body. It's utterly delicious - it's not hard to understand why Clifford has lost his taste for commercial brews. "I'm a beer snob, pretty much," he says.

For the nanobrewers interviewed for this story, obtaining approval to sell their products was not an enormous hurdle; all said the process of applying for a licence was not prohibitively onerous.

But the operations require plenty of work. It takes just as much effort - if not more - to create 50 litres of beer as it would take to brew 500 litres.

Bowkett, who plans on selling his beer at local bars, private liquor stores and directly from his Vancouver brewery, bottles his brew with a small machine that only seals two bottles at a time.

"It's a long day to do a full batch of beer," he says. "The whole process is very labour intensive. There's nothing automatic about it really."
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bradm
11-29-12 09:39 AM - Post#702576    

Hooray!

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Said:
Ladies and Gentlemen, it brings us great pleasure to announce that we open to the public for the first time today at 10AM. We’ll have both 32oz and 64oz growlers of all 4 of our beers available for sale until 9PM this evening. If you want a look at our lineup you can find it at http://beyondthepale.ca/Beers.html



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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jaybone
11-29-12 10:08 AM - Post#702579    

I'm looking forward to trying some of Beyond the Pale's brews. If anyone is coming from Ottawa to the GTA anytime soon, let me know and I'll pay you to mule me a growler or 4!
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fluffhead77
11-29-12 11:00 AM - Post#702582    

I'll bring backa few for ya, 'bone
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Davey Boy 2.0
11-29-12 12:17 PM - Post#702586    

bet you say that to all the bones
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Asparagus
11-29-12 12:59 PM - Post#702589    

While all four brews are good, I think that the Super Guy is one of the best beers I've tried in awhile, which is probably trouble considering it's 9.1% ABV. You'd never suspect that it's 90 IBUs, or that strong.

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jaybone
11-29-12 06:11 PM - Post#702605    

Thanks B! Looking forward to it.

My brother is coming for a visit next weekend so I asked him to pick up a few growlers to sample.
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bradm
11-29-12 09:10 PM - Post#702607    

I got there about 6:45pm today, and all they had left were small ones of the Pink Fuzz, and big ones of the Rye Guy. It looks like they're off to a good start.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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bradm
11-30-12 08:52 AM - Post#702614    

  • Last night, Beyond The Pale Brewing Said:
Big first day! Thanks to everybody who came out and apologies for running low at the end of the day. We ended up putting out as many growlers in one day as we projected for our first week. Long night of bottling ahead!



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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ollie
11-30-12 05:53 PM - Post#702627    

Boneshaker is back in Ottawa! I just picked up a sixer at the LCBO on Richmond. Comes with a combo opener/keychain too!

Also available is the Best of Beau's 4-pack (Screamin’ Beaver Oak-Aged Double IPA, Farm Table Belgian Pale Ale, Patio Saison, Matt’s Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial Stout) for $24 as well as the new seasonal Bog Water.

Enjoying an Imperial Super Guy right now!



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bradm
12-01-12 01:44 PM - Post#702643    

  • ollie Said:
Boneshaker is back in Ottawa! I just picked up a sixer at the LCBO on Richmond. Comes with a combo opener/keychain too!

Also available is the Best of Beau's 4-pack (Screamin’ Beaver Oak-Aged Double IPA, Farm Table Belgian Pale Ale, Patio Saison, Matt’s Sleepy Time Belgian Imperial Stout) for $24 as well as the new seasonal Bog Water.



Awesome! Thanks for the update.

  • Said by:
Enjoying an Imperial Super Guy right now!



Agreed, that stuff's amazing. I went to BTP today, and there was a line-up getting tastes and buying bottles and merch. I checked with Shane, and found out a couple of things: first, as long as they stay sealed, the bottles will stay fresh indefinitely, because they use a bottling machine that pressurizes the beer; second, once opened, you really need to finish them right off: if you recap them and put them back in the fridge, you might get another day of fresh beer, but you'll probably end up with the flatness. (This changed my order from a big one of ISG to a small one: I had a feeling that if I finished off a growler of it [@ 9.1 % ABV] in one sitting, the "sitting" would soon become a "lying down"...)

Shane also said they've been bottling 24 hours a day, and he had just started a double-batch of the ISG.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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bradm
12-01-12 04:53 PM - Post#702647    

  • At 4:45pm, Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Sold out for today. Apologies to anybody who was planning to come between now and 8. We'll be open again tomorrow from noon to 5.





Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
12-02-12 11:47 AM - Post#702652    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Today is the last chance to get our beer until next Friday. We were overwhelmed with the response. Thank you for the support!

We're open from noon to 5 today and will have Rye Guy, Pink Fuzz, and the Darkness available.



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
12-06-12 04:34 PM - Post#702765    

  • ollie Said:
Boneshaker is back in Ottawa! I just picked up a sixer at the LCBO on Richmond. Comes with a combo opener/keychain too!



They had it today (two or three six-packs) at the Fairlawn Centre (Carling & Fairlawn, across from Carlingwood Mall), and I grabbed one, with the keychain.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Jakis
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12-06-12 06:23 PM - Post#702767    

  • bradm Said:
  • ollie Said:
Boneshaker is back in Ottawa! I just picked up a sixer at the LCBO on Richmond. Comes with a combo opener/keychain too!



They had it today (two or three six-packs) at the Fairlawn Centre (Carling & Fairlawn, across from Carlingwood Mall), and I grabbed one, with the keychain.

Aloha,
Brad




Had a dry-hopped boneshaker on cask last night at C'est What...it was delicious.

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jaybone
12-09-12 06:15 PM - Post#702826    

Enjoyed a few Beond The Pale's brew's this weekend.
I really liked them all. The Pink Fuzz is one of my fav's, surprisingly, as wheat beers aren't usually something I go for, but it was refined and deliscous! I could crush a few of those on a hot day. I still have't cracked The Darkness yet, but I'm looking forward to it. We weren't able to get our hands on an ISG so if anyone (bri) is heading to the GTA from Ottawa, please pick me up a growler.
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Jakis
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12-13-12 10:45 AM - Post#703020    

Anyone have any luck or try to get the Westvleteren 12 that was released to the LCBO this week?

http://metronews.ca/food/475414/rare-belgi an-beer-...

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Asparagus
12-13-12 05:40 PM - Post#703043    

In case you're not really interested in the beer itself:

eBay score


Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
12-14-12 09:45 AM - Post#703051    

whoa

$76.85 for a six-pack
Adonai vasu boragus

jaybone
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jaybone
12-14-12 03:19 PM - Post#703082    

I stopped by an lcbo in Toronto was supposed to have stock at 10:30 and they were gone. Lots of dudes sniffing around for it. The lcbo app said they had stock so people drove from all over town.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

ollie
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ollie
12-14-12 03:37 PM - Post#703084    

The fetishization of beer culture is getting out of hand.



ollie
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ollie
12-31-12 02:32 PM - Post#703385    

This is a step in the right direction...

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/ articl...



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AD
01-01-13 10:15 PM - Post#703418    

No, it's completely stupid and a moronic half-measure that needs to be shelved.

1. It's 10 outlets across the whole province.
2. The LCBO markup will still apply.
3. These places will only sell what LCBO sells (as they are LCBO).
4. Liquor-buying hours etc haven't been addressed.

The worst thing, (best as far as Ont Liberal political strategy goes), is that this now takes all the momentum out of the idea to put liquor wine and beer into corner stores because now the govt just says, "well, we did what you wanted, we put outlets in grocery stores." Gee, thanks for saving me a stop on the way home. How much of my tax dollars did this cost? Many full LCBO stores are right beside supermarkets anyways. Contracts for outlet stores will be going to big grocery chains instead of opening up money-making competition by putting alcohol in corner stores.

There is no promise to improve selection, there is no promise to let consumers pick what they want to buy, no notice of changes to hours, no possible improvement on LCBO monopoly price-gouging.

Stupid half-measures that don't solve anything.

They really need to do away with the Beer Store.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


Northern Wish
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Northern Wish
01-02-13 09:08 AM - Post#703422    

  • AD Said:


They really need to do away with the Beer Store.





Everything AD said, but especially this^

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
01-02-13 03:16 PM - Post#703444    



Norwegian Double IPA called Two Captains.

Cracked this bastard at 7am yesterday. Maybe not the best time to be drinking that as I'm sure my tastebuds were shot by that point. fucking delicious though - definitely recommend.
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bradm
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bradm
01-02-13 04:20 PM - Post#703445    

I've seen that one (and there are others from the same brewery), but haven't picked it up yet. Thanks!

Aloha,
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bradm
01-07-13 11:34 AM - Post#703522    

Beau's Beaver River is coming back, and early this year! They also have a bunch of other beers being released in February:

http://beaus.ca/febrewary

Aloha,
Brad
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Davey Boy 2.0
01-08-13 09:18 AM - Post#703552    

Wasn't "Beaver River" a Blue Grassy High concept album?
Adonai vasu boragus

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jaybone
01-08-13 09:28 AM - Post#703554    

Featuring Col. Angus on Cowbell.
What is the central theme to this everlasting spoof?

bradm
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bradm
01-08-13 10:54 AM - Post#703564    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
Wasn't "Beaver River" a Blue Grassy High concept album?



"Beaver river, take my mind
"Don't let her memory torture me...
"

There was also "Blue Headed Stranger", but that one got old, really fast.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
01-09-13 04:51 PM - Post#703631    

  • Beyond The Pale Said:
There will be a limited release of the DarkERness on Saturday at noon. We'll have ~100 22oz bombers. It's our imperial oatmeal stout. 10.2% abv 55 ibu of roasted, malty awesome. We will also be bourbon barrel aging half of the batch for release in Feb or March. Yummy!



http://www.beyondthepale.ca/

Aloha,
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
01-14-13 06:46 PM - Post#703735    

I bought a can of Granville Island "Lions Winter Ale" today

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product /searchRe...

It's really nice, richly flavoured, heavy chocolate and coffee tastes, and really, really, smooth.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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fluffhead77
01-17-13 10:46 AM - Post#703829    

Tried a sip of it on the weekend, not bad at all!
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

bradm
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bradm
01-27-13 03:59 PM - Post#704144    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Since we haven't updated our website to share this info yet, you can find our beer at these fine establishments around the city (ordered based on tenure carrying BTP):

Absinthe - Rye Guy
Wellington Gastropub - Imperial Super Guy
Arrow & Loon - Dakota
Smoque Shack - Pink Fuzz
Zen Kitchen - Rye Guy
10Fourteen - Dakota
Hintonburg Public House - Pink Fuzz
Supply and Demand - Pink Fuzz on tap + Rye Guy and Darkness 32oz bottles
The Manx - Rye Guy on tap + Pink Fuzz bottles
Town - Darkness 32 oz bottles
Rochester Pub - Darkness on nitro

Keep them in mind when making your plans!



I think a lunch at the Wellington next week is in order.

Aloha,
Brad
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fluffhead77
02-13-13 02:40 PM - Post#704577    

Looking forward to this!



BARRIE, ON – Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery is preparing to follow up the BNL Imperial Chocolate Stout released via the LCBO late last year with another limited edition beer that will be available at the Ontario liquor store chain.
The Matador Imperial IPA, a 10% abv & 88 IBU cedar-aged ale created for the 8th anniversary of Flying Monkeys, is described as follows:
As an Imperial IPA, The Matador is full of drama and colour playing to the expectant passions of true beer aficionados. Fresh aromas of sweet cedar wood smolder in the warmth of this beer’s 10% ABV while Amarillo hops give this Imperial IPA astounding citrus flavours pushing its bittering to a solid 88 IBUs. The Matador is an artisanal beer truly worthy of Imperial status. Olé!
The Matador will be available soon at select LCBO outlets in boxed 750 ml bottles. The size of the edition and price point are still to be confirmed.
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AD
02-13-13 09:56 PM - Post#704593    

I'm completely smitten with the Beau's WinterBrewed Coffee-Amber. I don't like coffee and I usually don't like ambers / porters, but this is so good and I can't explain why I like it so much. One of the best beers I've had in a long time.
  • Booche Said:
I completely agree with AD


Northern Wish
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Northern Wish
02-15-13 11:08 AM - Post#704643    

I got a bunch of these for Christmas from my bro:



I didn't love it, but couldn't put it down. The combination of flavours and aromas made pegging down everything that was going on pretty challenging.
Rossolee
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Rossolee
02-28-13 06:48 PM - Post#704997    

Crazy Canuck Pale Ale on tap in bsmt


Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
03-01-13 02:12 PM - Post#705011    

party at your place!
Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
03-15-13 05:28 PM - Post#705434    

Not four months old, Beyond the Pale Brewing is already expanding

Not just more beer, though:

  • Rob McIsaac Said:
we’re working in collaboration with The Cake Shop on Wellington Street to use some of our spent grains in making dog cookies, which they hope to sell at Global Pet Foods on Wellington Street — all within a block-and-a-half radius of the brewery.



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Esau.
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Esau.
03-23-13 03:36 PM - Post#705662    

Good times..


bradm
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bradm
03-23-13 05:47 PM - Post#705665    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Out of beer for the weekend. Open again on Thursday. Plus a special release this wk. Our first audaciously hop forward IPA: Hop on Your Face.



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
03-25-13 03:54 PM - Post#705730    

I found Beau's Beaver River IP Eh? at the LCBO across from Carlingwood Mall this afternoon. Spring is here!

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
04-03-13 10:28 AM - Post#706177    

My brother bought me beer book for my birthday:



Hops and Glory

  • Said by:
The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with 'IPA' on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original.

For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain's best beer write. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with 'Barry' the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like?

Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced.



Aloha,
Brad
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Davey Boy 2.0
04-18-13 01:37 PM - Post#706647    

Adonai vasu boragus

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phorbesie
04-18-13 01:39 PM - Post#706648    

my favourite beer right now:



i only have 1 left in the fridge until my next USA beer run. waaaah! trying to hold out as long as i can before drinking it

life is what you make of it - so beautiful or so what

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
04-18-13 02:44 PM - Post#706651    

Lagunitas.....droooool
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
04-29-13 12:23 PM - Post#707031    

Had this on tap at Rossolee's place on the weekend. Good christ! Def. one of the best CDN beers I've ever had, if not the best.

I was nickelbrook'd by about 10pm.

Only Jaybone faired worse

Immodest Imperial IPA
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ollie
05-12-13 11:46 AM - Post#707464    

Do not be fooled by the Keith's Hop Series beers. I had the Cascade and Hallertau and both are horrible with the former being particularly rotten.



Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
05-13-13 02:43 PM - Post#707489    

yeah I had one of those recently and won't be going back

tried a Hockley's Amber recently too and it's not all that pleasant- pretty bitter [about it, really]
Adonai vasu boragus

fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
05-13-13 04:26 PM - Post#707499    



Down in Brooklyn right now and enjoying some of this tastiness. Got Rossolee to thank for sterring me onto these guys a few years back.



Hell or high watermelon wheat
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

bradm
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bradm
05-17-13 10:15 AM - Post#707626    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
HOYF [Hop On Your Face] was so well received that we made it a permanent addition. New batch is ready for open today at noon alongside Pink Fuzz, Rye Guy and ISG.



http://www.beyondthepale.ca

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
05-22-13 09:58 AM - Post#707707    

Beau’s All Natural Brew Tanks on the Move to Ottawa

  • Beau's Said:
This week, four brewing vessels from Beau’s first brewhouse, purchased in 2006, will be loaned to Beyond the Pale, to help BTP meet the growing demand for their beer.



Beyond the Pale microbrewery gets big help with expansion from, yes, a competitor

Awesome!

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

Esau.
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Esau.
05-28-13 11:06 AM - Post#707941    

  • Said by:
As one of a series of celebrity collaboration beers being created by breweries across Ontario for the upcoming Ontario Craft Beer Week, Beau’s All Natural Brewing has announced details of a beer developed together with comedian Tom Green.

Read more: Canadian Beer News: Beau’s and Tom Green to Release Collaborative Beer




bradm
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bradm
06-12-13 04:34 PM - Post#708330    

Has anyone tried the Sam Adams "Latitude 48" IPA?

Aloha,
Brad
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ollie
06-13-13 10:40 AM - Post#708368    

  • bradm Said:
Has anyone tried the Sam Adams "Latitude 48" IPA?



Yes I have and found nothing remarkable about. I won't be buying it again. Maybe try a single bottle first.



Rossolee
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Rossolee
06-18-13 05:06 AM - Post#708492    

Great Lakes RoboHop IPA! Had some this past weekend...Awesome!


fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
06-20-13 12:43 PM - Post#708548    

Awesome. Was wondering how it was. We made skins and cases for them for this release.
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
06-21-13 10:54 AM - Post#708564    

and they didn't even kick you down any samples?!?!?

faaaack that
Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
06-21-13 02:58 PM - Post#708568    

Beyond The Pale Brewing Company's retail store will be closed this weekend (June 21 - 23).

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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fluffhead77
06-25-13 09:11 AM - Post#708597    

  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
and they didn't even kick you down any samples?!?!?

faaaack that




We've got a shit load of their beer - generally speaking, we've usually got at least one GLB on tap at work. However, there's a lot of pussies here at work that like light beer and can't drink a few high octane tasty ales at 9am. So we recently changed it up. Pfffft.
"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
07-08-13 09:40 AM - Post#708837    

Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
07-16-13 03:42 PM - Post#709161    

  • Beyond The Pale Said:
We're expanding our retail store hours. Starting this week we'll be open on Thursday from 12-8 on top of the usual Fri-Sun.



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
07-29-13 09:22 AM - Post#709312    

I found a cool site for Ottawa Beer Events.

Aloha,
Brad
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Davey Boy 2.0
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Davey Boy 2.0
07-30-13 12:11 PM - Post#709334    

The other day I was at the beer store looking for a kind of beer I'd heard of that didn't get you quite so drunk and didn't pack as many calories





Than I saw the light
Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
08-13-13 09:34 AM - Post#709576    

The Capital Beer Fest is happening at Marion Dewar Plaza on Friday and Saturday. I was thinking of checking it out on Saturday afternoon. Is anyone else interested?

Aloha,
Brad
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bradm
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bradm
08-13-13 05:10 PM - Post#709593    

  • bradm Said:
The Capital Beer Fest is happening at Marion Dewar Plaza on Friday and Saturday. I was thinking of checking it out on Saturday afternoon.



I might make that Friday night. The Hornettes are playing from about 6pm to 9pm.

Aloha,
Brad
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bradm
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bradm
08-22-13 06:37 PM - Post#709793    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Opening at noon with the last of the hop on your face, Rye Guy, Pink Fuzz, and a limited amount of Smoked Pol. Bru release tomorrow at noon!



Aloha,
Brad
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PassedOutGuy
08-24-13 11:05 PM - Post#709848    

  • fluffhead77 Said:
  • Davey Boy 2.0 Said:
and they didn't even kick you down any samples?!?!?

faaaack that




We've got a shit load of their beer - generally speaking, we've usually got at least one GLB on tap at work. However, there's a lot of pussies here at work that like light beer and can't drink a few high octane tasty ales at 9am. So we recently changed it up. Pfffft.



I can drink tasty high octane ales at 9 AM... you got a job for me?
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Esau.
08-31-13 12:06 AM - Post#709985    


bradm
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bradm
09-11-13 03:40 PM - Post#710160    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
We're releasing our wine barrel aged sour this week, starting tomorrow when we open at noon.



Aloha,
Brad
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Davey Boy 2.0
09-16-13 01:00 PM - Post#710242    


Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
09-18-13 05:59 PM - Post#710262    

http://ottawabeerrun.com/

Aloha,
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Davey Boy 2.0
09-19-13 10:53 AM - Post#710279    

Exercise forum please
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Esau.
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Esau.
10-07-13 10:37 AM - Post#710474    

Canada Breweries: 11 popular & new breweries in Canada - via Huffington Post

bradm
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bradm
10-16-13 10:13 AM - Post#710557    

Brewery Market Returns to Parkdale Park on October 20th

  • Brewery Market Said:
On Sunday, October 20th we’re thrilled to be welcoming local breweries Clocktower, Kichesippi, Ashton, HogsBack and Mill Street, along with newcomer Whitewater and out-of-towners Barley Days and Flying Monkeys.



Aloha,
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bradm
10-16-13 08:20 PM - Post#710569    

  • Beyond The Pale Said:
WE'RE HAVING A PARTY THIS SUNDAY(!) to honor the The Beer Run 2013. Relevant details of note:
1- Hamilton Ave will be shut down between Armstrong and Spencer between 11 and 5
2- It will be the release of our Bridgehead Coffeehouse coffee IPA - Brewmance Begins.
3- Bridgehead will be there sampling the coffee we used, the Yirgacheffe Natural Worka, so you can taste them alongside each other
4- There will be live music all day. '4in1' Ottawa Music Sessions + Marc Charron Music
5- There will be a bouncy castle for kids
7- 4 BTP brews available by the glass and 2 casks will be flowing.

We know it's short notice. Don't be shy...let your friends know...it's going to be a good time. Come out, cheer on the runners and have some fun! — at Beyond the Pale Brewing Company.



Aloha,
Brad
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Davey Boy 2.0
10-17-13 10:38 AM - Post#710581    

Adonai vasu boragus

bradm
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bradm
10-17-13 05:03 PM - Post#710587    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Compnay Said:
Of note for our The Beer Run 2013 party on Sunday, Union Local 613 has confirmed that they'll be serving up some of their chilli for the event!



Aloha,
Brad
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fluffhead77
10-21-13 02:01 PM - Post#710610    

Cask Days was fully awesome this year. I'll definitely be going back.

http://caskdays.com/
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Jakis
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10-21-13 03:25 PM - Post#710614    

Cask days is such a good beer event. Last year and this year had so much good beer selections and its also so well run! No lineups for beer and so many choices.

Esau.
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Esau.
10-25-13 06:48 PM - Post#710665    

My niece went to visit my brother who lives in Scotland, UK and brought me back a 12 IPAs. Haven't broke into them yet though.


fluffhead77
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fluffhead77
11-01-13 10:49 AM - Post#710760    

Got this on tap at work right now. Two big thumbs waaaay up - super delicious!

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/great-lakes-brew ing-e...
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bradm
11-29-13 02:25 PM - Post#711275    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
1 year ago today at noon we opened our doors for the first time. Come celebrate the first of what will hopefully be many anniversary's to come - next Saturday (Dec 7) at Orange Gallery. We're going to have a lot of fun beer, food, and music. Proceeds of the party will go to the Parkdale Food Centre.



Happy Day, BTP!

Aloha,
Brad
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bradm
12-02-13 03:13 PM - Post#711305    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Big shout out and congrats to Lunenburg Pub & Bar for expanding the tap selection and creating one badass craft beer lineup! When they re-open tomorrow (Tuesday) night they'll be featuring 3 of our beers on tap including Party Animal, Rye Guy, and a special release Darkerness keg. It's definitely worth checking out.



Aloha,
Brad
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bradm
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bradm
12-03-13 06:38 PM - Post#711317    

  • Lunenburg Pub & Bar Said:
So today is the day. We are proudly serving up some of Ottawa's and Ontario's finest Craft Beers. We are currently featuring Nickelbrook, ABC, BTP, Clocktower, Sawdust City, Lake of Bays, Beau's, Amsterdam, Kichesippi, Flying Monkeys, Creemore and Steamwhistle. Chowing down on our new authentic East Coast menu by our chef Danny Mongeon. Come check us out!



Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
12-04-13 05:05 PM - Post#711330    

Here's more info on the BTP party this weekend:

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
It's a full on celebraish for our 1 year anniversary this weekend. Come eat, drink, and be merry with us. Atherton will be spinning and we'll be pouring everything that we have in house, including a few beers that we've been hanging onto for just such an occasion. Admission is free, and beer will be sold at $5/glass. Proceeds of the party will go to the Parkdale Food Centre.

Where: Orange Gallery, 233 Armstrong Street
When: Saturday December 7, 2013 - 8PM until ?
Featured specialty beers:
Darkerness cask
Make'r Super
Make'r Dark Lite
Make'r Easy
Darkerness
And of course, Party Animal, ISG, Pink Fuzz, Rye Guy and Darkness



As well,

  • BTP Said:
A donation to the Parkdale Food Centre (either cash or food) at the door to our party on Saturday night gets you a special Party Animal shooter designed by Union Local 613 for the event.



Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

bradm
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bradm
12-06-13 03:23 PM - Post#711365    

CAPITAL PINT: Beyond the Pale gets more barrels (makes more beer!)

Aloha,
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guitarberman
12-18-13 10:57 AM - Post#711520    

www.MustStashHat.com

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fluffhead77
12-18-13 01:34 PM - Post#711522    

Just had a Collective Arts Brewing Co, Rhyme & Reason Extra Pale Ale last night and it was exceptionally delicious. Very cool idea they've got linking the artists with the beer too.

http://collectiveartsbrew ing.com/collective-arts-b...

"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" - Troy McClure

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bradm
12-29-13 11:43 AM - Post#711607    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Updated hours as we approach New Years:
Sun (today): Open 12-5
Mon: Open 2-7PM
Tues: Open 12-5PM
Wed: Closed
Thu-Sun: Resume regular hrs



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01-25-14 09:32 AM - Post#712043    

Apt613: Beyond the Pale takes over tap at Corner Bar and Grill after a stellar year

Aloha,
Brad
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02-03-14 01:36 PM - Post#712163    

Adonai vasu boragus

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02-06-14 05:31 PM - Post#712221    

Beyond The Pale has a new one this week: "Jimperial Super Guy", which is their Imperial Super Guy, after it's been aged in old bourbon barrels. It's in 22oz bottles (the tag says 9.3% alcohol), and had none for sampling.

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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02-12-14 09:13 AM - Post#712293    

the budget seems to plan on easing regulations for craft breweries, including allowing for additional ingredients while still being able to label the product as beer..... ho hum?

  • Said by:
Removing Red Tape for the Beer Industry

The brewing industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy, representing more than $14 billion in economic activity or 0.9 per cent of total gross domestic product. The production, distribution and sale of beer together account for 163,200 Canadian jobs, or 1 out of every 100.

Creativity and innovation in the development of products are critical to success in this industry. Large and micro brewers alike are always looking to develop unique products that respond to consumers’ evolving tastes . To be successful in doing so, they require a modern regulatory environment that can keep pace with innovation.

Canada’s compositional standard for beer outlines the specific requirements that must be met for a product to be labelled, packaged, sold or advertised as beer. Brewers have raised concerns with the existing standard and the barriers it can create for product innovation.

For example, the Pump House Brewing Company experienced delays in launching its new “Blueberry Ale” when it was determined that existing labelling standards for beer and ale would not permit both names on the label. Similar regulatory impediments delayed the launch of Rickard’s “Cardigan Seasonal Spiced Lager” Under the beer standard, the addition of a spice, in this case nutmeg, meant that there was a question as to whether the product could still be considered beer. This led to delays and additional costs. The Government will modernize the compositional standard for beer to enable the industry to take full advantage of innovation and market developments.

The Government will also develop a plan to modernize compositional standards for other foods and beverage.



http://www.budget.gc.ca/2014/docs/plan/pdf/bud get2...

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02-12-14 10:46 AM - Post#712294    

Ho hum is right. Nothing of substance there in my opinion considering the examples given show nothing was stopped/banned from being sold, only delayed pending approval that standards were met.

Look at many seasonals that contain spices such as nutmeg, for example - they are usually labeled as "flavoured beer", which in my opinion is correct. Fruit flavoured beers also get that label I believe. But I read a craft beer article awhile back that asserted labeling it "flavoured" hurt sales and didn't help in drawing newcomers to the brand.

Obviously it's the "flavoured" label and not the actual flavour hurting sales.

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bradm
02-27-14 03:04 PM - Post#712519    

Microbrewery Beyond the Pale to expand to City Centre building

Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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02-28-14 11:00 AM - Post#712540    

Talking to the doctor the other day, "When I urinate, it smells of anything that I've eaten or drunk. For instance, if I eat sugar puffs it smells of sugar puffs, or if I drink a chicken Cup-a-Soup it smells of a chicken Cup-a-Soup. What can I do to make my piss smell like piss doctor?"

"Have you tried drinking Foster's?"
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03-03-14 10:41 PM - Post#712598    


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03-05-14 12:52 PM - Post#712625    

  • Esau. Said:




I'm afraid, Esau, that everyone's favourite feral pig, Swino, has left this Earthly vale. I think his lust for life, his passions and personality were just too large to ever be a durable fixture for this cruel world.

Sleep on fair prince
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03-11-14 04:12 PM - Post#712691    

I noticed what I consider to be one of the signs of spring: Beau's "Beaver River" IPA is in stock at the LCBO.

Aloha,
Brad
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You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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bradm
04-14-14 05:02 PM - Post#713484    

  • Beyond The Pale Brewing Company Said:
Hop on Your Face throwback at BTP this weekend for the anniversary of its first batch. Only open Thursday and Saturday with the holiday so plan accordingly!



Aloha,
Brad
If you get confused, listen to the music play.
You'll probably still be confused, but at least you'll be enjoying yourself.

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06-12-14 12:58 PM - Post#714154    

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