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by Provost Drunk
Fri May 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 9349

Re: Cask Days 2017

I think the tokens have been the same for at least past three years. I've used leftovers from the previous year in the past without incident.
by Provost Drunk
Wed May 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6503

Re: Montreal

I'll add Le Saint-Bock to the list. Not sure why this place doesn't garner more notoriety; I've never been disappointed by their offerings.
by Provost Drunk
Tue May 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16176
Views: 1675033

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Tried Straffe Hendrik (Brugs) Quad the other night and absolutely loved it. It might be an unpopular opinion but I would place it above St Bernardus and Rochefort 10 (some bottles I've found to be better than others). This is outstanding, I'm placing SH Brugs Quad right between Rochefort 10 and Wes...
by Provost Drunk
Tue May 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16176
Views: 1675033

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Too many to count from a recent brief (but fulfilling) trip to Chicago, so I'll just list the highlights:

Allagash Curieux
Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter
Firestone Mocha Merlin
Surly Darkness (2012)
Revolution Coup d'Etat
Revolution Straight Jacket
Revolution Deth's Tar
Goose Island Islay
by Provost Drunk
Tue May 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 70
Views: 23340

Re: Chicago

I was in Chicago during the last weekend in April for a work function. I was stationed right downtown, with limited free time to do some exploring so I thought it was worth reporting back on a couple of venues that are closer to the core and worth a look if anyone finds themselves in a similar posit...
by Provost Drunk
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Release 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 12178

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Did I miss something or are we still waiting on a few beers to get released? Mackroken, Komes Baltic Porter, Cuvee du Chateau - any sign of these? I'm not overly moved by the spring or summer releases so some staggering on what was (IMO) a very strong winter release isn't a bad thing, as long as the...
by Provost Drunk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release
Replies: 16
Views: 2966

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Not a particularly exciting release. Saison Dupont is always a great value, but still have a few stashed away from last summer. Hennepin is great but the larger format is a drag. Will likely revisit Tank 7, though a single 4-pack is probably more than enough. I went a bit overboard with the Fall, Ho...
by Provost Drunk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16176
Views: 1675033

Re: What're you drinking right now?

KBS 2018 - on tap at Volo last night.

This year's edition seems to have more boozey heat than last year's.
by Provost Drunk
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16176
Views: 1675033

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I picked up 6 Abbaye des Rocs today, they had a sticker over the label stating 10.3% abv! As I said in a previous post, this 100 rated beer, imported from Belgium, for $6.20/750mL must be one of the best values ever. Also got a Straffe quad, but declined the $20 Deus Brut. I also passed on the Deus...
by Provost Drunk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Release 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 12178

Re: Who needs Pinot Noir to make a stew

... And at that price a bottle I can still justify opening one any time, if it is not finished all at once I can easily stopper the bottle & enjoy over the next day or two. This strategy is something I have heard you mention frequently, but I have never had the guts to try (aside from uncarbona...
by Provost Drunk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16176
Views: 1675033

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Birrificio Birranova - Roccia Scura (Russian Imperial Stout aged in Laphroaig Quarter Cask Barrels) I spent a couple of glorious weeks last summer in Sicily (stay tuned for my review in the "Local Beer Guides"; one day I'll get around to that...) and sitting on the shelves of the Water &am...
by Provost Drunk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Release 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 12178

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Abbaye de Rocs is listed now. At $6.15 for a 750ml bottle of 9% imported Belgian beer, rated 100 on ratebeer, has to be one of the best lcbo values of all time Is this the Grand Cru? Frankly, even the Brune is great (Rocherfort 8-esque). But the Grand Cru is my favourite from Abbaye des Rocs - it's...
by Provost Drunk
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

lister wrote:It would be nice if their current list of taps was posted on their web site. It's in a bad location for going just on a blind whim.


+1
by Provost Drunk
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16176
Views: 1675033

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Yesterday at an imperial stout tasting that I organized with some friends: Bolshevik Bastard Wellington Imperial Russian Stout Grande Noirceur Crew Republic Roundhouse Kick Birrificio Menaresta Dannata Fuller's Imperial Stout MERIT Nowhere Les Brasseurs RJ Apocalypse Rat Queen Old Rasputin Yeti Hell...
by Provost Drunk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 782
Views: 93088

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Has anyone else tried the new Black Roses imperial stout? I'm still hoping for a Hellwoods release, but visited the Ossington brewpub last night to give Black Roses a shot in the meantime. Overall, I think it was well executed and a successful experiment. The dates definitely impart some sweetness u...

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