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by pootz
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Fuller's Brewer's Reserve #4
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Fuller's Brewer's Reserve #4

Just a heads up for those that may have missed this excellent barreled ale, it's still on LCBO shelves but for some reason it isn't listed in inventory under its proper name - keep an eye out next time you're cruising the gummint dairy bar.
by pootz
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Spearhead Moroccan Brown Ale
Replies: 11
Views: 3643

I went to try it on tap at Imbibe, but they drained the keg in 2 days/ had a sample before but not adequate to form an opinion one way or the other. I hope it isn't as sweet as towelers are saying. Had some wet hop Nickelbrook instead and that hit the spot.
by pootz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Spearhead Moroccan Brown Ale
Replies: 11
Views: 3643

Spearhead Moroccan Brown Ale

Anyone have some first impressions of this?? Raisins, Dates, Figs, Cinnamon seem like a natural compliment to brown ale''s nutty flavor.

Seen this on tap yet?
by pootz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: The Bent Elbow (was: A Kitchener Christmas Present)
Replies: 43
Views: 18784

Cruised by the new Castle location today. It appears that Harold has rented the old off track betting pub "Bettors" @ 2880 Weber east - just east of TJs and Wimpey’s. Bettors has finished moving their stuff to a new location but the old signage is still up. There is a small "Castle on...
by pootz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Imbibe Food 'n Drink - Kitchener
Replies: 28
Views: 12833

cmadd wrote:
Had a GL Karma Citra and a Spearhead for the road


:o


You seem confused :lol:
by pootz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Imbibe Food 'n Drink - Kitchener
Replies: 28
Views: 12833

Peter Collins wrote:"at 30 plus seats its a cozy-personal and hospital atmosphere"

Can I get an IV of the Spearhead while I'm there? LOL


Only if you tip the "nurse". FCS
by pootz
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Imbibe Food 'n Drink - Kitchener
Replies: 28
Views: 12833

Finally got a chance to drop in on Bill today at Imbibe – great location off the museum annex, across from the Walper house. Bill will make all Bar Towelers more than welcome. He shared a couple of vintage treasures with us and we had a decent chat about brew styles. – Bill knows his stuff. Sampled ...
by pootz
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: GLB Tap Takeover @ Milos' Craft Beer Emporium - Nov 17
Replies: 17
Views: 6554

A good time had by all, good beer, good chat with fellow foamheads ( great to meet you Greg , Cratez and other fellow bartowelers). Actually met a local who enjoyed Glatt Bros. chili beer. Adil, tap jocky supreme and brewing conspiritor was setting the tap handles on fire. Milos - congrats on a top ...
by pootz
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Garrison feature beers
Replies: 31
Views: 6649

I enjoyed the Pilsner. I also liked the Baltic although it was a just tad thin for the style but delicious, the Cascadian IPA was roasty upfront but had a piecing lingering bitterness, Winter warmer was a nice change of pace, well layerd flavors. A decent representation of this brewer's diversity. T...
by pootz
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Ölvisholt Lava
Replies: 30
Views: 9431

So this is back and got a glowing review in The Grid this week. Anyone tried it yet this year? I have.....and I put a couple more in the beer cellar. It seems pretty much as I remember it _ great RIS flavors bathed in a light smoke wrapper. However this year I noticed something that is either new o...
by pootz
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Flying Monkeys "Effinguud" Milk Stout
Replies: 15
Views: 3787

Flying Monkeys "Effinguud" Milk Stout

As a rule, I never post a review of a beer I’ve only sampled once - But I'm making an exception in this case because I want to accomplish 2 things – 1) I want the brewer to know how good this beer was (if he already doesn’t know) - that either by chance or design he hit the money button with this br...
by pootz
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Flying Monkeys Tap Takeover @ Gambrinus - Jan 28
Replies: 22
Views: 6071

Congrats Peter, Adil, Milos and all the other skilled FMB brewers - just as a casual assessment, I'd say this tasting/showcase was a ripping success. It succeeded on so many levels - It mobilized an army of craft beer lovers with nothing more than some social media posts - concrete evidence there is...
by pootz
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO/Vintages - Sam Adams Utopias 2011
Replies: 49
Views: 17551

Worth every penny. 8)
by pootz
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager
Replies: 23
Views: 6595

i had 3 at Jack Astors one fine evening, worst headache ever the next day! Tell tale sign of the presense of complex sugars....LME?...dextrose syrup? Both can give a nasty sharp edge to beer ...really noticable if not served really cold....and of course give you the post party pain in the mellon :w...
by pootz
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager
Replies: 23
Views: 6595

I tried a couple of the barking rodent lager in cans from the Gummint dairy bar - it tasted like green beer. as it warmed it had a lot of rough edges, It tasted like it was less than a week in the conditioning tank. And there is a nasty something in there that hits as the brew warms. Whatever, I spe...

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