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by seangm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2906
Views: 612348

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

This was (is) one of the best deals at the LCBO imo. $11.95 for these makes them all $3 each, an awesome price for Tempest, which is excellent. Starke is great and Bomeshaker and Space Invader were fresh, and since I still like West Coast bitter IPAs, these were quite enjoyable... nice to revisit. ...
by seangm
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16304
Views: 1781114

Re: What're you drinking right now

Avec Les Bons Voeux Brasserie Dupont 2016 - 375ml - guys, this is developing fantastically. If you squirrelled away extra bottles you will be handsomely rewarded for your diligent cellaring habits. I have a 1.5 l magnum bottle from 2015 of Voeux that I'm confident will be great for holiday sharing ...
by seangm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario brewed Tripels...
Replies: 41
Views: 6346

Re: Ontario brewed Tripels...

There are a lot of beers I've had, where I wonder what the base beer would taste like...what a fun beer tasting that could be too. Try a bunch of base beers, then try their amped up versions. Considering how difficult it seems for anyone to do a good base tripel in Ontario, I guess this is a safer ...
by seangm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario brewed Tripels...
Replies: 41
Views: 6346

Re: Ontario brewed Tripels...

So MERIT has added to the list of ON brewed experimental tripels with By and By. It's brewed with wine skins and lees. What is the obsession with these types of adjuncts with this style? Would be great to see more tripels that stand on their own. Haven't you heard, you need a minimum two adjuncts t...
by seangm
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Black Lab Brewery opening in East Toronto this fall
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

Re: Black Lab Brewery opening in East Toronto this fall

I agree with Gedge's review above based on my Sunday visit, rather than the person who suddenly appeared after him and has just posted the 1 time with a lot of love for this place. I would give it a year and see if I would visit again. Beerinthesix turned up on RateBeer as well and left glowing, 5 ...
by seangm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 2018/19
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 2018/19

Sadly for how far they've come I still feel like beer is treated like second class by the LCBO. 1st class -> wine 2nd class -> spirits 3rd class -> beer check the number of SKUs listed in any given bi-weekly "vintages" release Good point, I lumped wine/spirits together as first; wine is d...
by seangm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 2018/19
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 2018/19

My wife’s cousin works at the LCBO. I know from him that there were many of the German calendars leftover after Christmas last year. I got one on Feb 1 for about 40% original price if I remember correctly. His store couldn’t wait to get rid of them. Not surprised they aren’t back. Yet from my recol...
by seangm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 2018/19
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 2018/19

My wife’s cousin works at the LCBO. I know from him that there were many of the German calendars leftover after Christmas last year. I got one on Feb 1 for about 40% original price if I remember correctly. His store couldn’t wait to get rid of them. Not surprised they aren’t back. Yet from my recol...
by seangm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 97
Views: 14891

Re: Collective Arts

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Had a sample of this on tap recently and wasn’t impressed. Boozy and muddled imo. Hope the can is better.


That's almost exactly how I felt about IPA No. 5 to be honest, although I seemed to be alone in not loving it.
by seangm
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Worst Ontario Craft Breweries
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Worst Ontario Craft Breweries

If I’m honest, I’d say that if I never had another glass of beer from 80% of Ontario breweries I wouldn’t complain. Over the last couple of years, I’ve tended to stick to 6-8 local breweries for 95% of the local stuff I drink. This I definitely agree with. A large number of local breweries aren't n...
by seangm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Worst Ontario Craft Breweries
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: Worst Ontario Craft Breweries

Definitely file Trafalgar and Old Credit under the "how do they still exist?" category. Overall though I feel there's just so much middling, unremarkable beer in Ontario. Whether it's the trend chasers looking to capitalize on something popular, or the run-of-the-mill small town breweries ...
by seangm
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2906
Views: 612348

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

-Liam- wrote:
seangm wrote:According to a post on GLB's Instagram, THRUST! an IPA is returning and will be coming to the LCBO in short cans. Definitely a nice surprise!


I'll try the fuck outta those! :D


I've definitely been enjoying these surprise 355 ml LCBO releases from GLB.
by seangm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2906
Views: 612348

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

According to a post on GLB's Instagram, THRUST! an IPA is returning and will be coming to the LCBO in short cans. Definitely a nice surprise!
by seangm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2906
Views: 612348

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

There is a sub market for sweet stuff. AT Merit which does a bunch of sweets, even the IPA is tasting sweet I don't mind sweet beers, and particularly like milk stouts, but it's the over-the-top flavourings that are off-putting for me. Creme de menthe and chocolate cheesecake sound especially gross...
by seangm
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 2906
Views: 612348

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Honestly those flavours sound disgusting. This trend of overly flavoured beer and "pastry stouts" just isn't for me.

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