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by seangm
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1644

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

2019 Muskoka Harvest Ale now available at the LCBO https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PhysicalStoreInventoryView?langId=-1&storeId=10203&catalogId=10051&productId=62412 Here’s to hoping they’re going back to the old version of this, as opposed to last years swill I have give...
by seangm
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Munich, Bamberg, Brugge, and Brussels.
Replies: 12
Views: 4602

Re: Munich, Bamberg, Brugge, and Brussels.

Across the street from the iconic Hofbrauhaus in Munich is the Ayinger am Platz Wirsthaus, service was a bit uneven but the fresh Ayinger beer makes it all worth it. Food was good too, expect to pay tourist prices though. Hofbrau is of course a must visit, if only for the history and atmosphere alon...
by seangm
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1644

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

It's probably the best beer at Loblaws. That is an interesting question, actually -- what is the best beer commonly on the shelf at Loblaws? Other contenders: CA Life in the Clouds, Omnipollo Zodiak, BtP Aromatherapy. (I would have included Side Launch Mountain Lager, but it is extinct of course). ...
by seangm
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16516
Views: 2048843

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Another trip to cottage country yielded a new brewery visit- Calabogie Brewing. Never had their beers, let alone been to the area before but I came away impressed. Calabogie Brown Cow Nitro Milk Stout - I love nitro, I love milk stouts. This was excellent with lots of rich chocolate, roasted malt an...
by seangm
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16516
Views: 2048843

Re: What're you drinking right now?

St. Ambroise Pale Ale (bottle) – a perennial favourite of mine, this old school, defiantly clear pale hasn't lost an ounce of charm, and still drinks exactly like it did ten years ago. A true Canadian classic IMO. Returned some empties to TBS this weekend and grabbed the St. Ambroise mix-pack. Look...
by seangm
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1644

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Uerige Alt, you've made my day; I'm getting an entire case this time around. Pohjala, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues... the import list is definitely pretty solid this year. Ontario list I agree, not as exciting but there are some decent ones in there. Elora Borealis is great, so I'm looking...
by seangm
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 1644

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Uerige Alt, you've made my day; I'm getting an entire case this time around. Pohjala, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues... the import list is definitely pretty solid this year. Ontario list I agree, not as exciting but there are some decent ones in there. Elora Borealis is great, so I'm looking ...
by seangm
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16516
Views: 2048843

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Lokal Dusseldorf Altbier. Don't do it, it was just plain bad. Too sweet, thin, metallic and it had a very off-putting sour/barnyard aroma going on. A little digging suggests it's a separately branded Old Tomorrow offshoot. It's too bad, took a chance since I love altbier and no one has one regularl...
by seangm
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16516
Views: 2048843

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Lokal Dusseldorf Altbier. Don't do it, it was just plain bad. Too sweet, thin, metallic and it had a very off-putting sour/barnyard aroma going on. A little digging suggests it's a separately branded Old Tomorrow offshoot. It's too bad, took a chance since I love altbier and no one has one regularly...
by seangm
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4730
Views: 1000446

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Beau's Summer Mix Pack 2019 now in cans https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/taster-pack-16118296124-1/beaus-summer-mix-2019-142026?fbclid=IwAR3W6616tirnKKt0XMdwN4IlCLHNL-o5BdysayPh8U9oxeSbE4_cP8Xsvek#.XJuJD_ZFyUl Holy shit.....surely that’s a mistake. Reasonable pricing from Beau...
by seangm
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4730
Views: 1000446

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

For sure. I did cave to get Tempest in that Amsterdam pack though, sometimes I can't resist. I bought 5 of those Amsterdam mix packs. there were so many left over from the Holiday season. it was cheaper to buy the pack then the beers inside it separately. That was a fairly easy one to 'cave' on; se...
by seangm
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4730
Views: 1000446

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

But the Rhubarb Saison and Raked Over IPA are new to LCBO distribution. I'm sure it saves them a lot of cost to include two core brands, but trying 4 unique beers was the whole reason I bought the previous packs. Yes. Others have done this too. It makes one pause to evaluate whether trying the new ...
by seangm
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4730
Views: 1000446

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Wellington Mix Pack Volume 6 is now in cans. unfortunately none of the beers in the pack are new. But the Rhubarb Saison and Raked Over IPA are new to LCBO distribution. Rhubarb Saison was in one of their past Welly Rebooted mix packs though, so it's really only one new beer for the LCBO. It's too ...
by seangm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16516
Views: 2048843

Re: What're you drinking right now?

midlife crisis wrote:Pretty sure it's because they are brewed there. Same as Omnipollo.


I picked up some Weihenstephaner Dunkel a while back and they told me it's not brewed there, but is from the brewery in Germany. I'm not sure what arrangement they have but they're definitely selling imported bottles.
by seangm
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 836
Views: 157754

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

20-20 hindsight not to cellar most beers I agree most beers are better of fresh, but I find there are a lot of apologists for infected beers. I see it all over, "keep the beer in the fridge" and "open it extremely carefully" so it doesn't gush all over your kitchen, etc. What ab...

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