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by BartOwl
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Northern Maverick Destroyer IIPA - notes of orange peel, white pepper, and a dash of pine. Perhaps it is a little too sweet for the style (almost like a barley wine). Still a very good example of the style.
by BartOwl
Mon May 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6073

Re: Montreal

Yes the draught selection is good and so is the bar scene here in Montreal. As for hotel, I am staying at hotel chrome. It is downtown, but it is one of the cheaper ones. Although long weekend prices are much higher than usual. You can also find places in hotels.com.
by BartOwl
Sun May 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6073

Re: Montreal

I am in Montreal right now. Thanks everyone for the tips. With only two days here and a sore foot, I wasn't able to try everything suggested. I was a ble to make it to DDC. There I sampled some nice brews, including my first Kveik beer. It was refreshing and subtle, but I am glad to have tried it. N...
by BartOwl
Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At Death and Taxes: Collingwood White Bay IPA (cask) - good execution Collective Arts Tropical Milkshake IPA - very good, but perhaps not as good as the milkshake IPAs from Bellwoods. At Big Rock: A DIPA that tasted like a creamsicle. The hop flavour was very unique, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Pe...
by BartOwl
Mon May 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6073

Re: Montreal

This weekend I am heading to Montreal. I will be staying downtown without access to a car. I plan on visiting Dieu du Ciel. Any other recommendations for breweries or bars in the downtown would be appreciated. I like sours, trappings styles, IPAs as and IIPAs. Also, if you have recommendations for i...
by BartOwl
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Maverick Brewing
Replies: 38
Views: 5680

Re: Maverick Brewing

I have returned to Northern Maverick, and I wanted to report on the beers I tried there. The Carraway Rye Saison (can't remember the actual name off the top of my head) was okay, but a bit unbalanced. It's sweet and sour, but probably too sweet for a saison, and little too astringent. Next, I tried ...
by BartOwl
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At Craft in Liberty Village:
Danforth Brewery Snowbird - This is a very good coconut porter. I found the coconut subtle yet present, and the malt and yeast complexity is quite good.
by BartOwl
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

A small but nice list. I am looking forward to the two krieks.
by BartOwl
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain. I really liked it, but then Clifford Porter came along and now it's my go-to porter. At the time there were pretty much no regularly av...
by BartOwl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain.
by BartOwl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

MacLean's IPA - a good English hopped IPA. If you like this style, make sure to try it, if you haven't already.
by BartOwl
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I too am drinking a Cascade Apricot Ale. When I bought this beer, I was a little reluctant to part with over $20 for 750ml of beer. Well, let me tell you it was worth it. This beer is right up there with brews from my favourite brewery, Cantillon. The apricot has all the funky complexity of a good ...
by BartOwl
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I too am drinking a Cascade Apricot Ale. When I bought this beer, I was a little reluctant to part with over $20 for 750ml of beer. Well, let me tell you it was worth it. This beer is right up there with brews from my favourite brewery, Cantillon. The apricot has all the funky complexity of a good l...
by BartOwl
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

While I am on the subject of quads. A few months ago, I bought one of my favourites: St. Bernardus Abt. Usually, it is one of the best examples of the style. However, this bottle was off. The flavours were muted, and it could have been slightly infected. I am wondering about the quality control now....
by BartOwl
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16107
Views: 1638546

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At the moment I'm having the Grand Cru Val-Dieu. Moving on to a Straffe Hendrik Quad next. Curious about your thoughts on both of these. I have a Strafe Hedrik cooling its heels for later in the week, and plan on picking up the Val Dieu shortly. I quite enjoyed the Abbaye des Rocs, but felt that it...

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