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by midlife crisis
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Town Brewery
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Town Brewery

I liked Brock St's take on marzenbier this fall though (Brocktoberfest), even if the name is not very original (i.e. Black Oak Oaktoberfest).
by midlife crisis
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 861
Views: 128568

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Do you recall the price? LiCBO web site says "price pending", for some reason.
by midlife crisis
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release
Replies: 64
Views: 9346

Re: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release

Yeah I agree. I like pumpkin beers that go light on the spices. GR Highballer has always been my favourite. Will have to see if it is still up to scratch. Also generally like GLB's rendition.
by midlife crisis
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release
Replies: 64
Views: 9346

Re: LCBO Autumn and Halloween 2018 Release

Nice! That is a lot of Ontario beer. To manage, I plan to concentrate on the Festbiers/Marzens, which I always look forward to once the leaves start to turn. And, of course, GLB and GR Highballer Pumpkin ales, once a year while passing out candy on Oct 31. C'mon pumpkin haters! It's just once a year...
by midlife crisis
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Witchstock 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 7609

Re: Witchstock 2018

All good points. A big pet peeve of mine are those ridiculous miniature Nonic "pint" glasses that are really only 14 ounces or so. Do they think I am an idiot and am going to be fooled somehow? Very insulting to our intelligence. I was quite disappointed when otherwise top flight beer bars...
by midlife crisis
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release
Replies: 64
Views: 9346

Re: LCBO Autumn 2018 Release

Is there the usual Hallowe'en release too? Some local Marzens, I hope.
by midlife crisis
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 3344

Re: Grand River Brewing

Was true, historically, but I'm pretty sure I saw their stuff in standalone cans last time I was returning empties at TBS. Didn't buy any.
by midlife crisis
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Ottawa and area help
Replies: 165
Views: 35686

Re: Ottawa and area help

A little bump to this thread to ask if there is anything new and noteworthy? May have part of an evening, and perhaps a Saturday afternoon, free in Ottawa, likely the west end. I notice that some of the top places, such as Lupulus and Wellington, don't even seem to be open on Saturday afternoons! Od...
by midlife crisis
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4615
Views: 834957

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Thanks. Will keep my eyes peeled for that - one loves Jutsu. Funny, but BTP seems to be one of the mainstays of my Loblaws here in the middle of Toronto, even though it originates in Ottawa of course. The mysteries of our beer distribution I guess ...
by midlife crisis
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Picton and Prince Edward Co.
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Picton and Prince Edward Co.

That is excellent, thank you. Thinking of going for a couple of days so appreciate you diverging from just beer into restaurants, etc. Any other tips gladly received.
by midlife crisis
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Picton and Prince Edward Co.
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Picton and Prince Edward Co.

Anyone have recommendations for this area?
by midlife crisis
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Portland, ME
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Portland, ME

You don't really mention pubs - did you have a chance to visit any? In 2014 I had an overnight there and managed to get to the King's Head and Novare Res, which were the top two on Beer Advocate at the time. Haven't been back so don't have any current info.
by midlife crisis
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release
Replies: 28
Views: 5935

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Is anyone seeing that Saison Dupont on the shelves yet? I had a bottle of Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux a few weeks ago for the first time and it nearly blew my mind! Yeah, Avec les Bons Vouex over the Christmas / holiday season (for which it is brewed) is a real treat that I look forward to if I can ...
by midlife crisis
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4615
Views: 834957

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

IMO Komes, a hefty, sumptuous 9% Baltic Porter, is really great value at $3.65 for 500ml currently. Agreed, and it's also great to see something from Poland that is not a pale lager. There is a real lack of variety in the central/eastern European selection in this province. More baltic porters and ...
by midlife crisis
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Good pubs in Stratford
Replies: 13
Views: 4547

Re: Good pubs in Stratford

Suggest call ahead to ensure HHOE open (depending what day you're going). Otherwise, very friendly and (agreeing with everyone else on here, I'm sure) well worth a visit. If you like the ponies, or at least the buggies, there is a sweet little racetrack at Clinton, a further ten minutes from Seafort...

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