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by Josh Oakes
Sat Jul 28, 2001 8:09 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: IPAs in Ontario
Replies: 45
Views: 23926

Pike, Elysian, Bridgeport, Tree - I remember those. You can't imagine how good Bhagwans tasted when I got a pint at Big Time this past spring in Seattle. I was also impressed at how many BC brewers seemed to have stepped it up a notch since I left. The smoked porter from Mount Begbie, the range at F...
by Josh Oakes
Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:45 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: IPAs in Ontario
Replies: 45
Views: 23926

Chinook? Man was that a let down. I should have expected little, since it was from Big Rock, but the problem was that I love chinook hops, and was hoping for a big mouthful of them. nope, that's not what the name is about. Everybody should try all the different beers they can and make up their own m...
by Josh Oakes
Fri Jul 20, 2001 1:04 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: IPAs in Ontario
Replies: 45
Views: 23926

I think they're all pretty much on the light side, aren't they? I don't mind Taylor & Bate's, but that's not super hoppy either. Your best bet might be Liberty Ale. Until, and I stress that this is just an unconfirmed rumour at this point, word is Robinson is going to re-release Dragon's Breath at 6...
by Josh Oakes
Tue Jul 10, 2001 11:34 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Looking for review: La Palette
Replies: 20
Views: 17210

No, it's a bistro. They have a small bar with about four stools and that's about it. Not suitable for more than one drink by yourself, and better suited to food and beer than just beer alone.
by Josh Oakes
Sat Jul 07, 2001 7:00 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Looking for review: La Palette
Replies: 20
Views: 17210

Ok, I checked out La Palette, and it is good stuff. They have pretty much every Belgian, French and Quebecois beer you can get in this province. I had a Sans Nom, which worked quite well with the crepe frite. Those on a budget will be happy to note that there are some items on both the food and beer...
by Josh Oakes
Fri Jul 06, 2001 9:23 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Looking for review: La Palette
Replies: 20
Views: 17210

I'll second that thumbs up for La Choulette. Damn fine Biere de Garde, that is. If you're stateside, try to track down La Bavaisanne, as that is even better.

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