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by toweringpine
Wed May 06, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Beer Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Toronto Beer Tours

I've done the Steamwhistle tour twice. The first time the guide had lots of info on the building and its significance in Toronto's history as well as about the company and beer but the second time was only about the brewing process which is interesting but left so much of the Roundhouse story out. E...
by toweringpine
Wed May 06, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Beer Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Toronto Beer Tours

Thanks for the feedback. I think we are looking for a walking tour rather than a brewery tour so the Beer Makes History Better tour sounds pretty good. I looked at a bunch of reviews and most say the guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic which really make the difference in this sort of thing. It ...
by toweringpine
Sun May 03, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Beer Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Toronto Beer Tours

Has anyone got some experience with any of the beer tours offered in the Toronto area? My brother in law has a milestone birthday coming up and we were thinking of bringing a gang in to the city for a beer tour. There are quite a few different tours available with a quick search so I thought asking ...
by toweringpine
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario bars want to sell takeout beer
Replies: 14
Views: 3511

I lived in Alberta when I was younger. At the time I worked at a big hotel in Banff and everyone had erratic shifts. We would often close out the bar and grab a case to take back to someone's place to keep the party going. Sure it cost a bit more than buying a case at the store but it was alot cheap...
by toweringpine
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Best Bargains
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

Jever $2.25 for a tall can.
by toweringpine
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 276
Views: 67586

So the convenience stores have been lobbying for this for decades but when it finally happens they are excluded in favour of the big grocery chains. the Weston family's worth $9 billion. someone should dig up how much they've donated to the Ontario Liberals or, in the very least, how many chairs th...
by toweringpine
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4719
Views: 986684

Anyone know if the petrus aged pale ale has a best before on it? Could this beer be cellared for a while? Mine is November 12, 2016, I think. Mine has the same date on it. I have no idea how time will affect this. I had one last night. I may have just become a fan of sours. I like to try new stuff ...
by toweringpine
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 110562

Trou de Diable Punkrauch. Clearance at Crossroads. An interesting beer. I don't have much experience with smoked beers so wasn't really sure what to expect. The only other I have tried tasted like what I imagine an ashtray would. The smoke is present in this but not overwhelming. Lots of dried fruit...
by toweringpine
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 184737

I used the live chat function on the LCBO website a couple weeks back to ask about this. I was contacted back by no less than three different people and finally yesterday by the store manager. Apparently they made a mistake and confused this with another product. The original sign has been replaced ...
by toweringpine
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Elora Brewing Company
Replies: 27
Views: 6196

I guess it is all a matter of opinion. A 74% local made brew that I can get fresh off the shelf for a couple of bucks is at least as valuable to me as a 90% rarity that I must make a big effort to procure and pay double for. False dichotomy. What about the 90's made in Ontario that can be sourced w...
by toweringpine
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Elora Brewing Company
Replies: 27
Views: 6196

I guess it is all a matter of opinion. A 74% local made brew that I can get fresh off the shelf for a couple of bucks is at least as valuable to me as a 90% rarity that I must make a big effort to procure and pay double for. For some it is all about the experience and the rarity and trying more thin...
by toweringpine
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Beer Store Deal
Replies: 104
Views: 17767

I can see it coming. All the Wynne government is going to do is introduce a fee/tax/monopoly service charge to extract more money from the Beer Store. Nothing else is going to change. The big brewer's monopoly is going to be legitimized (hey, we are paying for it!). Face it. Except for a few of us ...
by toweringpine
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases
Replies: 591
Views: 100701

I've always been curious to try this one... Troy Burtch ‏@troyBurtch 36m36 minutes ago This just went into the #GLBretail fridge! Sweet Zombie Jesus! (Peanut Butter Milk Stout) $9.95 only 60 bottles! I'm sure it's gone by now...but hopefully pops up on tap. I had the DuClaw "Sweet Baby J...
by toweringpine
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4719
Views: 986684

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel Raspberry Chocolate LCBO#: 403147 | 750 mL bottle $10.95 First off, light years better than the Maple Bacon Doughnut. No contest, hands down. Second, is it worth paying $11? No. But if you want to have it for the novelty factor then split the cost with someone. The ras...
by toweringpine
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario's beer scene in 2015: discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 5907

I am not interested in buying Uptopia and I made no effort to get the WestyXII so yeah. you're not those 2 breweries' target audiences. :) companies like Stone spend $$ figuring out profitability, pricing, etc. I think they'll do well in bottles. on draught long-term? who knows. initially? yes. As ...

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