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by shintriad
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203062

Re: Budvar Tmave / Godspeed

Godspeed Tmave Lezak is basically a version of this type of beer, even a tribute... a very good one. Store has it if people want to compare the two. I'll have to revisit Budvar Dark for fun. I agree, the Godspeed Tmavý Ležák 12º is an excellent tribute to the style, and overall it's one of my favou...
by shintriad
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

This is great news. And it seems like a really well thought-out space. The area could use something like this!
by shintriad
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 236043

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

A few recent stories related to alcohol laws here and abroad: LCBO suspends partnership with SkipTheDishes after province intervenes: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/lcbo-skipthedishes-partnership-pause-alcohol-ontario-government-1.5830663 Ontario makes changes to liquor rules, allows permane...
by shintriad
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Beer Diary, Today I dropped by Good Cheese at Gerrard and Broadview, and grabbed a pretty great haul. Currently, they're carrying beers from some relatively hard-to-find Ontario micros. They had offerings from Matron, Burdock, Tooth and Nail, Sonnen Hill, Dominion City (including Sunsplit IPA), Bell...
by shintriad
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Wet Hopped Ales?
Replies: 26
Views: 1887

Re: Wet Hopped Ales?

Looks like Hamilton's finest were listening! https://collectiveartsontario.com/produ ... 6fc709ec71
by shintriad
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Avling Brewery
Replies: 6
Views: 3300

Re: Avling Brewery

They have some really nice, simple, fresh-tasting beers and they're usually consistent. They only do short cans, perfect for the backyard or beach. I recommend stopping by and checking out their food retail as well...fresh veggies, great cuts of meat, prepared foods, pickles, etc. Also, their bacon ...
by shintriad
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Stopped at Dark Horse Espresso at Queen East and Broadview over the weekend for a coffee, and found out they've had a Collective Arts pop-up for some time: https://collectiveartsbrewing.com/events/toronto-pop-up-shop-at-dark-horse/ Wide selection of their beer, cider and gin, and at the same price y...
by shintriad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Had a good experience at one my fave haunts today, Betty's on King East. You can get draft beer (or margaritas) in a plastic container, or a mixed six-pack of local craft at a flat rate — although Bellwoods beers are individually priced. They'll throw in a Schneider's meatstick to fulfill that gover...
by shintriad
Mon May 25, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Willibald
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Willibald

Anyone tried their gin? I hear it's great, just want some confirmation as it'll probably last me a few years (as gin generally does in my household).
by shintriad
Sun May 24, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

I'll just use this thread to catalogue any positive experiences I had with takeout. I'm usually relegated to the beastside, so that's where I tend to do my beer shopping. Yesterday I stopped in at Boxcar Social in Riverdale, and they essentially converted the place to a classy liquor store. They hav...
by shintriad
Mon May 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Modern trends
Replies: 52
Views: 4321

Re: Modern trends

Rorschach makes excellent, and generally very dry fruited sours, although they're a bit on the 'spensive side. Personally, I like a bit of sweetness in my sours, as long as it's balanced, and I think Bellwoods generally does a good job of it.
by shintriad
Mon May 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Third Moon Brewing
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Re: Third Moon Brewing

These guys are getting a lot of hype, can't wait to try their stuff out.

Hazy IPAs, fruited sours and pastry stouts, eh? I think that's what was being referenced in this thread. Fortunately, I'm also into that kinda thing (don't tell anyone)!
by shintriad
Sat May 09, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 46
Views: 6000

Re: Coronavirus

On the other hand, in Ontario specifically, we have bulk buying benefits, since the LCBO is the largest retailer of alcohol in the world. This tends to drive prices down a little. I hate to be Mr. Contradiction-Face, but the LCBO is not the largest buyer and retailer of beverage alcohol in the worl...
by shintriad
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Best Traditional ON Craft Brews
Replies: 21
Views: 1635

Re: Best Traditional ON Craft Brews

Great thread! (Although I like those newfangled hazy IPAs as much as anyone...)

If we're considering Cream Ale a traditional style, Muskoka's is still my go-to. Anderson makes a good one as well.
by shintriad
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 2772

Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Big news, feels like it could be a game-changer (at least temporarily). Wonder if some of our favourite beer-friendly restaurants will get on board?

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provin ... -beer.html

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