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by georgemilbrandt
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pint glasses for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Pint glasses for sale

C'est What has started using branded glassware for their draught beer and therefore has 33 dozen used Nonic 20 ounce pint glasses available for sale. They generally retail for about $30 per dozen, but since they are now "vintage" we are asking for $10 per dozen or $300 for the entire lot. ...
by georgemilbrandt
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Well, here's a different take
Replies: 73
Views: 10183

Beer In corner stores?

I mentioned this last year, after I made this deputation to the government but it seems topical again: Liquor Laws The changes that are truly needed The Ontario government recently announced some changes to the regulations that will make life a little easier for outdoor festival promoters, resort ma...
by georgemilbrandt
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Bi-Centennial Brewing Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 8539

Bi-Centennial home-brewers

For home-brewers, my goal here is to drum up enough interest for 1812 style entries in the annual Toronto Beer Week homebrew contest (and help with the logistics of running the competition as well). The winner will be brewed by a commercial craft brewer or failing that by C'est What as our fall seas...
by georgemilbrandt
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Bi-Centennial Brewing Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 8539

Thanks

Thanks for your research Derek. Very helpful.
by georgemilbrandt
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Bi-Centennial Brewing Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 8539

Bi-Centennial Brewing Challenge

C'est What is challenging local professional brewers to make early 19th century style beer for our Summer Beer Festival during Ontario Craft Beer Week http://www.cestwhat.com/beer.asp#bicentennial . I am soliciting help from the local home brewing community to run a similar challenge for amateurs, p...
by georgemilbrandt
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: 2011 Toronto Beer Week - Sept 16th-24th
Replies: 60
Views: 15584

If you think you have what it takes to be Toronto's Biggest Beer Geek please submit your bona fides by way of a picture and/or up to 200 words to George. It could be a story showing your beer sincerity, a poem, a song, a talent, or a bucket list of barley-based accomplishments: Whatever will impres...
by georgemilbrandt
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Summer Festival of Craft Breweries @ C'est What - Jun 21-25
Replies: 10
Views: 4990

THE DAILY LINEUP (Give or take...)

Tuesday June 21 CASKS: Al's Cask Ale, Durham XXX, Great Lakes Lackey's Caskey, Duggan's #9 IPA, Granite Hopping Mad, Cameron's Hop Burn, MacLean's IPA, Muskoka Mad Tom IPA DRAUGHT: Amsterdam Stout, Durham Hop Addict, King Pilsner, St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Kensington August...
by georgemilbrandt
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What Spring Festival Of Craft Breweries - May 28
Replies: 23
Views: 5609

Results and Big Dog Porter

The Festival results are now posted at http://www.cestwhat.com/tasteresult/springfest2010.asp. To answer the question about Big Dog Porter Extra: The extra is wine. Sorry to confuse you all but we used a tap clip that we made up for the brew last year. Our local brewers may be gifted at beer but not...
by georgemilbrandt
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What Fall Festival Of Craft Breweries - Fri Oct 2nd
Replies: 42
Views: 7903

Altered States

It is amazing how our perceptions change with time. At the turn of the century most beer geeks would have thought that they had died and gone to beer heaven if they walked into an event with forty-six different beers from thirty-three breweries including eleven cask brews. Have we arrived in an era,...
by georgemilbrandt
Wed May 13, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: 5th Annual Spring Festival of Craft Breweries
Replies: 48
Views: 10436

Update to Festival line-up

Some changes have been made. Here is the latest list of brews here only for the Festival: Amsterdam Big Wheel Amber and Spring Bock, Barley Days Summer Light Ale, Big Rock Pale Ale, Black Oak Oak-Aged Chocolate Cherry Stout (cask), Brick Waterloo Wheat, Church-Key Stout, Durham Hop Addict (cask), F&...
by georgemilbrandt
Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: CASK Challenge at C'Est What
Replies: 15
Views: 5612

Gas and beer

Gas is used in two very different ways in draught beer. In conventional, modern, draught systems gas is used to pressurize the keg and force the beer out of the tap. Three gases are commonly used: compressed air, carbon dioxide, and a nitrogen-carbon dioxide blend. While inexpensive, air is the wors...
by georgemilbrandt
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What? Festival of Small Breweries - Oct 3
Replies: 44
Views: 13517

Re: Line-up update

Granite - Hopping Mad - Intriguing! A new beer or a variation of an existing one? Neustadt - Elderbrah (cask) - Intriguing! A new beer or a variation of an existing one? Nickelbrook - Oak-aged Kriek, Sahti Juniper Beer - Is this the Uniek Kriek? Was that oak aged? Unibroue - Chambly Noire, Don De D...
by georgemilbrandt
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What? Festival of Small Breweries - Oct 3
Replies: 44
Views: 13517

Line-up update

Alas, Hopfenstark underestimated the bureaucracy that is the LCBO. But there are still plenty of interesting brews: Amsterdam - Oktoberfest, Pommegranate Wheat Big Rock - Black Amber Black Oak - Wasabi Brown Ale (cask) C'est What / Durham - Caraway Rye Beer, Chocolate Ale, Coffee Porter, Sierra's Ex...
by georgemilbrandt
Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Hogtown Hoedown - St Lawrence Market - July 18-19
Replies: 6
Views: 3325

Food vendors

Serving food at the Hoedown will be Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, Cherry Hill Farms, Crepe It Up, Hot House Cafe, and Kozlicks Mustard.

Magnotta will be bringing their Wunder Weiss and True North IPA.
by georgemilbrandt
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Hogtown Hoedown - St Lawrence Market - July 18-19
Replies: 6
Views: 3325

Hogtown beer line-up

In keeping with the local theme we have limited ourselves to GTA brewers. Confirmed beers to date are: Amsterdam Natural Blonde, KLB Raspberry Wheat; Black Oak Pale Ale and Nut Brown Ale; C'est What Sierra's Excellent (Summer) Ale, Homegrown Hemp Ale, and Caraway Rye; Denison's Weissbier; Durham Hop...

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