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by darmokandjalad
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16150
Views: 1657628

Re: What're you drinking right now?

The Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA is still okay, but IMO is beyond best before. Hardly "fresh squeezed" and a bit more malt forward. It's also a fair bit darker than I expected . Those same thoughts passed through my mind when I tried my first bottle. I don't want to discourage American br...
by darmokandjalad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16150
Views: 1657628

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Picked up a sixer of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed today. BB August 15, so better come get it before it's officially stale.

In all fairness, it still tastes ok. But not nearly as good as the can of Life in the Clouds I had afterwards... or the can of Nickel Brook Wicked Awesome I had last night.
by darmokandjalad
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4559
Views: 772636

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I've had like 12 cans of Moxee over the last month and they all tasted fine. Not GLB's best T10 IPA by any means, but still better than a lot of the stuff on the shelves.
by darmokandjalad
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4559
Views: 772636

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Hmmm. My only guess is that they decided to centralize the manufacture/filling of those odd 650 mL cans in one location, and Vietnam wound up being the choice. Shrug. I have to imagine (because I do not travel) that a lot more of those big cans get sold in the Asia-Pacific region vs. North America. ...
by darmokandjalad
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Expiry Dates
Replies: 34
Views: 6118

Re: Expiry Dates

I've asked Beyond the Pale about their lack of dates on their cans when i was at their brewery and they stated it would cost too much for them to do it. But then again, since they've expanded, they seem to be coasting on their reputation in the Ottawa area. The service at their new location is atro...
by darmokandjalad
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Expiry Dates
Replies: 34
Views: 6118

Re: Expiry Dates

This bugged me when I tried several of their beers (including Aromatherapy and Pale ale project) a while back. This was in January (and I had purchased them in London in December), so if your cans were from the same runs then they must've been at least 8 months old minimum. Yuck. Based on your comme...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 787
Views: 144106

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Don't disagree with that. I'm not supporting Doug Ford as the optimal outcome for Ontario. I'm just saying I think there is little chance that he intends to privatize the LCBO. On balance, I think he may turn out to be more open to a loosening of some of the dumber rules surrounding beer that all o...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 787
Views: 144106

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

I obviously misinterpreted "dismantling profitable public corporations". This is a beer-related board so you might see how I could infer that you were talking about the LCBO. Simple me. No doubt you were having much deeper thoughts. You asked me to cite evidence of something I didn't asse...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 787
Views: 144106

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

You're right guys, I'm sorry for suggesting that the Doug Ford-led PCs may do something stupid for short-term gain. How silly of me.
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 787
Views: 144106

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

midlife crisis wrote:Cite the evidence that "privatize the LCBO" was part of the new government's platform. I'm sure you will find it was not.


Perhaps I would, if that had been a thing that I had actually said and not merely a strawman of your own construction.
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 787
Views: 144106

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Conservatives love dismantling profitable public corporations and then selling off the parts. They would much rather see that cash cow being milked by their friends and cronies in the private sector. hmmm. 91 years since a Conservative government started the LCBO and 11 Conservative Premiers before...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 787
Views: 144106

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

My guess is Doug does nothing once he sees how big of cash cow it really is.... Couldn't disagree more. Conservatives love dismantling profitable public corporations and then selling off the parts. They would much rather see that cash cow being milked by their friends and cronies in the private sec...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2799
Views: 559999

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

I'm pretty sure Duplicitous existed well before they put out that mystery pack. I guess it's possible that they just slapped a mystery label onto an existing product (in order to see if it was worth pursuing a wider release), but I don't know why they'd choose to be secretive about it. Same with the...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: F&M was sold, and are no longer F&M
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: F&M was sold, and are no longer F&M

I don't like to see small businesses close but I'm also not exactly surprised. Even after the ownership change they seemed to keep doing the same things they had always been doing. They made an oatmeal (coffee?) stout that was solid, and their dark ale was fine I guess. Nothing else really comes to ...
by darmokandjalad
Thu May 31, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Doug Ford
Replies: 18
Views: 1315

Re: Doug Ford

That said, buck-a-beer disappeared a decade ago, and even with this supposed removal of a minimum selling price, who's to say the swill could even be sold for $24/case nowadays? The price of everything has gone up in that decade, and even back then it was a low margin model that brewers probably do...

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