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by Peter Collins
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The beer you drank the most of in 2009 was..
Replies: 60
Views: 14163

Definitely Grand River Brewing Galt Knife Old Style. So much so that I just got a tap set up for my fridge and will be switching from growlers to 20L kegs. Ack!
by Peter Collins
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Brewing schools - a wise investment?
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

Certainly Tapsucker's advice is good. Definitely get to breweries and make contacts, find out what the prospects are, etc. I am actually taking the course that you mentioned right now. I'm doing the online version and finding it very useful. I'm also currently working as brewer assistant in training...
by Peter Collins
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Is Unibroue gaining ground?
Replies: 28
Views: 7878

I've always wanted to try the Raftman. My local Beer Store has a placard on "The Wall" for Raftman, and every time I return my empties, I ask for some. After five to seven mintues of searching, I'm told "we're out of it today". Funny thing is, they've been "out of it today&...
by Peter Collins
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Grand River Tastings
Replies: 13
Views: 3601

There were some bottles left when I was there Tuesday. Yes, there are some bottles left. I bought three today before I left. javascript:emoticon(':D') There are still several cases out back so if you don't see any in the cooler up front just ask and ye shall receive. I'm also anticipating the stout...
by Peter Collins
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Grand River Curmudgeon IPA
Replies: 119
Views: 28919

Re: Just tapped

I just tapped the cask and I have to say it's truly superb. 2 of our loyal real-ale fans happened to be at the bar and they tried it too and were raving about it when I left to post this message. I can see this moving fast..... :) Well done Rob, Bob and all the crowd at GR. I'll see if I can get th...
by Peter Collins
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Grand River Curmudgeon IPA
Replies: 119
Views: 28919

Re: Curmudgeon IPA on cask

Bob tells me that this is the first cask of what I'm told, and reading, is a truly great IPA. It's just gone on stillage and I expect that I'll be tapping it towards the end of the week (maybe Thursday 26th Feb?) or possibly a little earlier if the cask of Welly County moves quickly. So this is kin...

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