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by seangm
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release
Replies: 27
Views: 4917

Re: Duponnabes need not apply

I found some & thought the Saison Dupont might be an old batch because it looked so clear in the bottle. Ha. Probably from sleeping in the warehouse. I swirled the bottles and put them in the fridge. Just having a small pour, it's delicious in a particular way most imitators are not - an earthy...
by seangm
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 153381

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

I was one of those lucky bastards who bought a couple KBS four packs for the price of one. Ever since then I haven't been able to pay the price for just one. Same, and somehow I managed it again with the CBS. I felt a bit guilty, but I've spent massive amounts of money at the LCBO so that guilt qui...
by seangm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16241
Views: 1722504

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I was planning on emailing Muskoka regarding my disappointment in the formula change, so I figured I'd at least have a can fresh in my mind when I sent the message. Maybe not necessary, but one can is certainly a lot less money that they'll get compared to previous years when I bought over a dozen....
by seangm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 59
Views: 9096

Re: Collective Arts

sigh :oops: https://ontariobev.net/collective-arts-brewing-showcases-five-fall-beer-releases/ IPA 7 (6.7%) – “Next up in our IPA series is a bright, New World hop characteristics of fresh crushed gooseberry and white grape. An IPA that showcases the unique qualities of New Zealand hops.” Available:...
by seangm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release
Replies: 59
Views: 6549

Re: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release

... Nearly all Pumpkin ales taste OK to me, but some are dull. You really only taste the spice whether or not they add the squashes at all. I think it ferments out. I dunno, personally I've had some pumpkin ales that give off that vegetal cooked squash note. Sometimes if it's balanced I don't mind,...
by seangm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16241
Views: 1722504

Re: What're you drinking right now?

With all due respect, why would you buy one if you know it's going to be shit? I too am not feeling the recipe change (couldn't even finish last year's can), so I won't be giving Muskoka my money if it's the exact same beer. Doesn't make sense to reward a brewery for taking a formerly great beer an...
by seangm
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 544
Views: 81486

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

This price is bizarre. Sam Adams states the MSRP is US$200 (C$260) and LCBO sells it for C$110. Perhaps LCBO gets a better price by buying 588 bottles, but I suspect anyone selling it for the US$200 is making a very healthy margin if the LCBO can profit at less than half price. For all my gripes ab...
by seangm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16241
Views: 1722504

Re: What're you drinking right now?

lagerale wrote:Had the Harvest Ale last night....tasted the same as last year unfortunately.


That's too bad, but thanks for confirming. I'll probably still buy one just because, but it sucks when a beer you've enjoyed goes through such a drastic formula change.
by seangm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release
Replies: 59
Views: 6549

Re: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release

... I don’t hate the others, I just find getting through a serving a bit of a chore. Likewise chilli pepper beers. OK, now I sympathize with people who hate Pumpkin Ales. Why ruin an otherwise good ale with hot peppers? Or any food with formerly detectable flavor? Nearly all Pumpkin ales taste OK t...
by seangm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16241
Views: 1722504

Re: What're you drinking right now?

So has anyone tried this year's Muskoka Harvest Ale? I'm really curious as I was disappointed in what I felt was a major flavour profile change last year. It went from being a deeper amber with a good bitterness and grassy, herbal hops to something lighter, fruitier and too sweet with an almost bubb...
by seangm
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn, Halloween and Ontario Craft Beers 2018 Release
Replies: 59
Views: 6549

Re: LCBO Autumn 2018 Release

I read elsewhere that Deschutes Black Butte Porter and Uerige Alt will be included as part of the release. It's still not up on helloLCBO, so can't confirm. Besides those two beers, the Rosetta, and Ayinger Oktoberfest, I'm not particularly excited by this release. I feel like the LCBO is regressin...
by seangm
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 2654

Re: Grand River Brewing

S. St. Jeb wrote:
seangm wrote:Grand Rapids

Grand River :D


Haha, whoops! I'm planning a trip to Grand Rapids soon, it must've been fresh on my mind.
by seangm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 2654

Re: Grand River Brewing

I do love a well executed example of simpler styles, but I imagine it's a harder sell in today's beer market. It's gotta be even harder in the age of social media where everyone's looking for special or gimmicky beers with Instagrammable appeal. Perhaps based on my experience with their wine I never...
by seangm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 2654

Re: Grand River Brewing

A quick scan of their portfolio shows a lineup consisting of an English IPA and two lagers. Yup, cutting edge. I'm not calling them cutting edge (I found that humorous too), but I think you are selling them short. They have five listings in TBS. True North Copper Alt Bier True North Cream Ale True ...
by seangm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 2654

Re: Grand River Brewing

A quick scan of their portfolio shows a lineup consisting of an English IPA and two lagers. Yup, cutting edge.

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