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by Uncle Bobby
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: AB Inbev buys Big data
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

AB Inbev buys Big data

(Re: subject line,) "So drunk I'm alliterating like a beatnik." - Capt. Holt from "Brooklyn Nine-nine" Washington Post article on ABI's attempts to purchase and leverage data sources for understanding consumer trends in this sector. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/t...
by Uncle Bobby
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: I would take the money and buy an island
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: I would take the money and buy an island

BTW, Batch is a lovely brewery in Marrickville in Sydney. In an old industrial district about 4km north of the airport in the direction of downtown. And a very convenient walk from my brother- and sister-in-law's place. Spent a wonderful afternoon there on my last visit. I also suspect that Batch is...
by Uncle Bobby
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16756
Views: 2302172

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Man! You re all so detailed in your tasting notes. I am not going to come anywhere near these. Last night at Relish on the Danforth I enjoyed some really fine beers which were all great in their own way. -Blood of Cthulhu imperial stout from Sawdust City. Rich, deep, strong beer - I would have calle...
by Uncle Bobby
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: I would take the money and buy an island
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

I would take the money and buy an island

Article from the Australian Financial Review on the buy-outs of local craft breweries by global brewing hegemonies. http://www.afr.com/business/retail/fmcg/craft-beer-shakeup-as-worlds-biggest-brewer-anheuserbusch-inbev-muscles-up-20171213-h03yft
by Uncle Bobby
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The ideas jus' keep flowin'
Replies: 14
Views: 6059

Re: The ideas jus' keep flowin'

And this keeps turning up in my Twitter feed as a sponsored message.

https://twitter.com/FrankDangelo23/status/819709856634572800
by Uncle Bobby
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: BrewDog -- Feature article in the Guardian
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: BrewDog -- Feature article in the Guardian

...Aaand another one from Guardian on BrewDog and their "open source" style of sharing their intellectual property, i.e. their recipes. Both articles also discuss to varying degrees the company's quirky way of raising capital. Termed "crowdsourcing", but I think it's a misnomer. ...
by Uncle Bobby
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: BrewDog -- Feature article in the Guardian
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

BrewDog -- Feature article in the Guardian

Some key points about quality beers and edgy marketing.

...Let's see if I remember how to do this...? Square bracket, url equals....
by Uncle Bobby
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: "I Want to Be a Craft Brewer: What will my salary be?&
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

"I Want to Be a Craft Brewer: What will my salary be?&

"...Salary"?!

Article from Wednesday's G&M.

Surely, I can't be the first person to notice this article...!!??

Anyone wanna provide a glimpse of the horde they've accumulated? (Cue sarcasm...)
by Uncle Bobby
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Secret agreement between LCBO & Beer Store - Star exclus
Replies: 52
Views: 12776

Delicious reading....! And frankly none of the details are a surprise to anyone who has dealt with either institution, either as a consumer or a supplier. The existence of the agreement itself, and its formerly secret nature, are also no surprise. Is it a surprise that a government institution enter...
by Uncle Bobby
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Some analysis of the microbrew sector
Replies: 14
Views: 4621

Some analysis of the microbrew sector

Not comprehensive analysis by any means, but the business columnist from the Star (who is generally pretty even-handed) does identify a few key trends threatening micros with this back-of the envelope SWOT analysis. http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/08/30/craft_beer_wave_could_lose_its_fizz_olive...
by Uncle Bobby
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Another list of quality grog in the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1947

Another list of quality grog in the UK

The Guardian is crowd-sourcing a list of real-ale pubs and microbrasseries in the UK.

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignm ... P=mic_2883

Takes ages to load.
by Uncle Bobby
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Good-bye Alpine Hotel -- We hardly knew ya!
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

Reviving an old thread just to point out that another historic (read: old) east end pub is nearing its end. The Noah's Ark stands at the corner of Dawes Road and Danforth Ave. The bar has been closed and "For Sale" signs have been sensitively nailed into its exterior. The sign over the doo...
by Uncle Bobby
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Good news from the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Good news from the UK

Article in today's Independent highlighting the growth in the number of quality brewers in the UK. "Hops are hipper than ever" See the title; never mind that the picture accompanying the articles shows grain, not hops, nor that the article does not discuss hops. The sector is growing in th...

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