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by Bytowner
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16470
Views: 1973160

Re: What're you drinking right now?

A few from the Across the Nation east coast 6 pack. Sometimes i forget the target market for this thing is the molbatts drinker who wants to take some baby steps wading out of the shallow end. So far its coming off like Beer Camp with Kamp Krustyesque councillors. Quidi Vidi Hefe collab: seemed wat...
by Bytowner
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Smithworks Brewing Company
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Re: Smithworks Brewing Company

Coming out of lurk-mode to say these guys have really impressed lately. Love the dedication to German styles while everyone else runs off in all directions. Always been a bit of a keller-nut, but their mix pack was in heavy rotation in my fridge this summer. Nice bit of maturity in the operation, Cr...
by Bytowner
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Ottawa and area help
Replies: 165
Views: 43736

Re: Ottawa and area help

Too late on this, but, for the record, the Welly doubles as pub, so don't feel intimidated about just going for a bar seat. It's a very casual place.
by Bytowner
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Ottawa and area help
Replies: 165
Views: 43736

Re: Ottawa and area help

I find Brothers'list is often out of date (even the menu a at the restaurant). Can't speak to Hintonburg.
by Bytowner
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Ottawa and area help
Replies: 165
Views: 43736

Re: Ottawa and area help

I will be in Ottawa the weekend after next for a work function and am looking to make the most of things and check out the craft beer scene as I’ve never been. I should have a couple of hours on Friday evening and a good chunk of time Saturday afternoon for personal (i.e., drinking) time. I won’t h...
by Bytowner
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 8776

Re: Vancouver Updates

Heading over in two weeks for the last Spirit of the West concert. Anything new and exciting in Vancouver?
by Bytowner
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Where to go in Ottawa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: Where to go in Ottawa?

Go to Hintonburg, hit up BtP and Tooth and nail. Go to Hintonburg Public House for good local taps and snacks. You can find everything else in the guide thread.
by Bytowner
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 8776

Re: Vancouver Updates

Just back from a week in a very hot, dry, and smoky Vancouver. There for a wedding, so not a beer-focussed trip. Nonetheless, hit up a few breweries: Brassneck - I walked all the way from Library Square to Main & 6th on a disgustingly hot Tuesday. Great tasting room, looks nice and a range of sa...
by Bytowner
Thu May 07, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Miller Coors being sued because Blue Moon is marketed as a craft beer
Replies: 13
Views: 2010

Re: Miller Coors being sued because Blue Moon is marketed as a craft beer

The beer certainly tastes no different if they're owned by one of the big guys. But I would still go more often for a truly independent craft beer because I don't like AB Inbev et. al.'s anti-competitive practices (e.g. TBS and LCBO interference). On top of this, the only reason they're trying anyt...
by Bytowner
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Ottawa: Big Rig, Broadhead
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Yeah, Kekumba and Kel cover it. Big Rig makes some nice and different beers. Gold is neither of those things. And Broadhead is great for the Ontario beer scene of 2005.
by Bytowner
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Beer Store Deal
Replies: 104
Views: 17242

by Bytowner
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer Store Lobbying Exposed
Replies: 18
Views: 5187

Beer Store Lobbying Exposed

While the last Cohn article wasn't particularly shocking to anyone here, every paragraph in this one is incredible to me
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014 ... noRedirect
by Bytowner
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Secret agreement between LCBO & Beer Store - Star exclus
Replies: 52
Views: 10750

Re: Secret agreement between LCBO & Beer Store - Star ex

instantkamera wrote:TL;DR:


As a general rule, this should never be followed up by anything else in a comment.
by Bytowner
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Broken Stick Brewing
Replies: 0
Views: 1241

Broken Stick Brewing

Ottawa's boom continues:
http://www.ottawabeerevents.ca/2014/11/ ... wing-.html

Exciting to see brewing hubs develop in Hintonburg and East Ottawa.
by Bytowner
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2987
Views: 690408

Just read that 'big rig - black ipa' tall cans will be at the lcbo soon. What an odd choice for their second (?) LCBO release. Would have liked the hopfenweisse. To each his own; I'd prefer a black IPA. Not questioning that, but just curious why you refer to it as an "odd" choice? Fair en...

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