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by sstackho
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Steamwhistle
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Steamwhistle

Here is the article: Report on Business Pilsner and pot: Steam Whistle eyed for takeover The Globe and Mail By ANDREW WILLIS, CHRISTINA PELLEGRINI 28 July 2018, ©2018 The Globe and Mail Inc. All Rights Reserved. As lunch hour approaches on a stupidly hot morning in downtown Toronto, the bar at Steam...
by sstackho
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 21744

Re: Cask Days 2017

I'm curious, are there any concerns regarding the serving temperature of the casks, given the weather this weekend? Wonder if/how the large UK festivals handle the temperature of their casks.
by sstackho
Sat May 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Rorschach Brewing
Replies: 8
Views: 3574

Rorschach Brewing

https://www.rorschachbrewing.com/ They have been open for about a month on Eastern Ave. near Coxwell, I think in the old Le Papillon space. Nice space. The beer list is saison-heavy with some sub-6% IPAs and a stout. I only tried a couple of beers on our brief visit. I enjoyed the Enthralment IPA an...
by sstackho
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Bar Volo
Replies: 76
Views: 27677

Re: Bar Volo

Landlord/rent issues. The Church location is not happening, at least as per Ralph a few weeks ago.
by sstackho
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 253
Views: 50033

Re: Great Lakes

Lake Effect is drinking just as nicely as the Karma Citra, i.e. very nicely. Love having these in the cans.

Anyone know what are the main hops in the Lake Effect?
by sstackho
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Batch (Creemore brewpub)
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

Re: Batch (Creemore brewpub)

Went here last night before a show at Massey Hall. It's close by and they have buck-a-shuck oysters (Wednesday evenings only). The tap list was limited as they were out of the Milk Stout and Wit. The Mild Ale and IPA were decent, the Pale Ale was not. But the best beer on tap was Creemore Urbock. O...
by sstackho
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: King Taps - First Canadian Place
Replies: 28
Views: 9374

King Taps - First Canadian Place

Yet another one. https://nowtoronto.com/food-and-drink/food/first-canadian-place-is-getting-a-beer-bar/ King Taps, set to open in First Canadian Place, promises 50 beers on tap. There's no doubt that craft beer has gone mega-mainstream, but you know a trend has hit a whole new level when a giant bee...
by sstackho
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Eastbound Brewing Co. - Queen & Broadview
Replies: 9
Views: 3217

Eastbound Brewing Co. - Queen & Broadview

In my neck of the woods. http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2016/10/toronto_to_get_a_new_80_seat_brewpub/ Toronto is about to boast a sprawling new brewpub, complete with a full kitchen and retail shop. Eastbound Brewing Co. will open smack dab in the heart of resurgent Riverside in a 3,500 square foot...
by sstackho
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Leslieville Beer Fest - Aug 27, 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2333

Leslieville Beer Fest - Aug 27, 2016

Another beerfest. Apparently you can buy "Leslieville vs Everybody" T-shirts.

http://www.leslievillebeerfest.com/#lbf1
by sstackho
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: CRAFT Beer Market - Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 16426

CRAFT Beer Market - Toronto

Coming to Toronto as per http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2016/08/toronto_is_getting_a_massive_new_craft_beer_restaurant/ http://craftbeermarket.ca/toronto Can anyone comment on the other locations? Question 2 on their website beer picker was "what colour beer do you normally drink?" which ...
by sstackho
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Trafalgar being bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Trafalgar being bought

That being said, I do have fond memories of Trafalgar of years and years ago. Their "Abbey Belgian" ale at C'est What was one of the first strong, dark beers I think I ever had on tap. At the time I certainly liked it. I remember the Trafalgar Abbey at C'est What quite well - it was one o...
by sstackho
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: The Brewery Market
Replies: 350
Views: 106852

Re: The Brewery Market

It was a really enjoyable day at Brick Works today. The Brewery Market was just one of many events going on there today; I wonder how sales were compared to usual? It didn't really feel like drinking in Ontario, as the licensed area wasn't segregated away from the fun family area. There was a live N...
by sstackho
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: The Brewery Market
Replies: 350
Views: 106852

Hey Cass. Any more details regarding the "increased family programming" for this event? Beer sampling for the kiddies, perhaps?
by sstackho
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Great Lakes Citraddiction
Replies: 21
Views: 5493

Wife had a pint at Louis Cifer last night. I thought it was really good for a sub-5% beer. Great hop flavour.
by sstackho
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Louis Cifer Brew Works - 417 Danforth
Replies: 30
Views: 11333

It's open! We visited tonight. The place looks great. A decent selection of Ontario craft brewers and around 4 of their own. Around 20 in total, I think. We tried their IPA and Liaison, which was described as a cross between a saison and IPA. I found these to be less hop-forward than I prefer, but t...

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