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by burgermeister
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Algonquin
Replies: 12
Views: 7811

... Can anybody fill me in on what happened with the Connors brand? It seams to have had a similar fate as Algonquin..... Conner's went thru a pretty interesting history. Opened up as DonValley or Don Mills brewing (something like that) back in the 80's. Had a brewery over in the east end - probabl...
by burgermeister
Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Sleeman up for grabs
Replies: 36
Views: 20793

I wish I could taste a fresh Sapporo so I know what it really tastes like :wink: Perhaps they will try to remedy this North American import trait by Brewing in Guelph??? I thought they had been brewing Sapporo in Guelph for years now. Or maybe they just brew it for the US market, and import from Ja...
by burgermeister
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Algonquin
Replies: 12
Views: 7811

I'm pretty sure Algonquin brands were all purchased by The Brick Brewing company a few years ago. They also purchased the Formosa brewery at the same time (Algonquin owned Formosa). The only brand that the Brick maintains is the Formosa brand I believe. Spent a pile of money upgrading the formosa br...
by burgermeister
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What Fall Festival Of Small Breweries - Fri Sep 30th
Replies: 15
Views: 6738

I thought it was a well executed event with great representation from all the OCB members. With the exception of Black Oak's Double Chocolate Cherry Stout and the five Cask conditioned ales, I didn't see anything new that I can recall. However it was a great opportunity to taste several examples of ...
by burgermeister
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What Fall Festival Of Small Breweries - Fri Sep 30th
Replies: 15
Views: 6738

lister wrote:Anyone going tomorrow?


I'm plannin' on it. Just goin' to stay downtown after work and check it out.
by burgermeister
Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The people who just don't know.
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

Appreciate the predicament Perry, but the public won't start buying things they don't know exist. The OCB will no doubt help raise general awareness which is great. But the products got to get in bottles, be accessible, and the public has to have at least heard of the product if they're going to tak...
by burgermeister
Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The people who just don't know.
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

Finally saw and advert for LakeShore Creek Lager - self proclaimed "Damn Good Beer" for $25 bucks. These may be the guys that the Beertard above was actually referring to. Did a little reading then recalled that I think there had been some discussion about these guys on the board a few months back. ...
by burgermeister
Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: new at The Beer Store
Replies: 33
Views: 11890

Re: new at The Beer Store

Someone said Creemore was made with Slovak (not Czech) malts, does that make any sense? The Saaz hops makes sense, as used in Urquell. Plus, Andechser "am Faß!" I'm guessing the Hops don't much care if there on the Czech or Slovak side of the border - especially as they were one country not all tha...
by burgermeister
Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Portland Oregon, Spring Beer Fest
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

Portland Oregon, Spring Beer Fest

Thought some of you might find this amusing. My parents live in Portland so my siblings and I typically plan trips out to visit around one of the beer festivals in the area. This year none of us could make it so the parental units went on there own. What follows is my father's report from the festiv...
by burgermeister
Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: State of Micros in Oregon
Replies: 30
Views: 10258

.... Widmer beers at the brewery sitting with the brewers just were not very good (regardless of how much they sell). Bridgeport and Pelican was the best I tried in Oregon and I know I would gravitate to them if I lived there. Portland brewery had some really funky flavours that a lot of us sort of...
by burgermeister
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: State of Micros in Oregon
Replies: 30
Views: 10258

If you really want to compare the difference between Oregon and Ontario, make plans to go the the Oregon Brewers Festival in late July. They typically have between 70 to 80 breweries represented each of which are allowed to bring only one "festival" beer. No national or regional breweries are allowe...
by burgermeister
Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 31233

I too appreciate these discussions and learn a lot from them. I.......... They are not the only way to go of course in the beer business but they've done a fine job and their success is well-earned. Gary Good points all and I agree with most of them. I just can't get my head around Sleeman as a Cra...
by burgermeister
Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 31233

..... These are well-flavoured beers that are not the most assertive in taste of the craft and specialty brewers but not all beers need to be strongly flavoured to merit the description "craft". ... You're right of course. It is ultimately all about taste - or at least should be - and taste is a pr...
by burgermeister
Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 31233

....What do you mean, preservative filled?.... I simply ment that they are far from preservative free as some of the larger brewers like to claim - something that Sleeman has never claimed to my knowledge. I don't even think they have best before dates on their product (could be wrong on that). From...
by burgermeister
Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 31233

.... Sleeman's is craft by my definition, which means it started off by making good natural beers and is still doing that. .. Gary Sleeman has never really been "Craft". They've been a high gravity, preservative filled, chemical factory since they opened - and that's according to one of the origina...

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