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by Josh Oakes
Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Wellington headstrong APA now in bottles
Replies: 37
Views: 11424

Style Police

While we're getting all style police, don't forget the yeast. This is crucial - APAs are characterized amongst the other qualities being debated here by the cleanliness of the yeast. Headstrong uses a British yeast and that is very up-front. Those toasty, earthy notes aren't just from the hops. As f...
by Josh Oakes
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 30444

The Capliano Brewing Company in B.C. ( I think that's just a shell name , not a real brewery) will brew Creemore out West. Capilano Brewing is the fake microbrewery that Molson created years ago to market Rickard's as a "craft" beer. Basically, this means that they'll be brewing Creemore in Molson'...
by Josh Oakes
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Molson Kick
Replies: 29
Views: 9871

I want to add that Corona Extra is an all-malt beer and a good example of a quality mass market product. It has a clean, definable taste with a characteristic hop flavor. Given the chance to drink Corona over almost any "Euro lager" I'll usually take the Corona, it is generally a better beer. I don...
by Josh Oakes
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Summer 05
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Re: Toronto Summer 05

hey , A group of us will be travelling to TO summer 05 and have trying to find some info on beer / drink prices in TO ? What is the average price of : Pint Draught Miller ? Pint Draught House Beer ? Bottle of Miller / Bud Also , I've struggled to find any sites of what we call " Off Licences" i.e ....
by Josh Oakes
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What is the LCBO's agenda? Our own InfoLine
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

Paul, I don't think Josh was implying that the LCBO was selling products at a loss. Any reasonable interpretation of 'profitable' includes admin costs, warehousing, salaries, etc. - i.e.: net profit . The point is that the 'profits' the LCBO reports to the government (and the public) include the sa...
by Josh Oakes
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What is the LCBO's agenda? Our own InfoLine
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

Re: What is the LCBO's agenda? Our own InfoLine

By this I mean, what (if anything) do we know of their stated or actual mission? As a crown corporation, do they have an abiding interest in the culture of what they sell, and do they also have a strong commitment to what we as Ontarians want? What have we the right to expect of it? In short, what ...
by Josh Oakes
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: C'est What? Spring Festival of Small Breweries - Fri, Apr 15
Replies: 30
Views: 10918

lister wrote: Cool's site doesn't list any locations.


That's because a true, honest list of locations where Cool Beer is on tap would be very interesting indeed. I think a lot of people would like to see that list.
by Josh Oakes
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Bye Bye Robinson's
Replies: 7
Views: 4405

and my next question

So where does that leave C'est What?
by Josh Oakes
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Cold Canadian
Replies: 16
Views: 5745

Hey, since when did Molson Canadian become a "premium lager"? I didn't get the memo... Don't get me started on this. The term was always a product positioning term but it had come to mean an all-malt beer with some malt and hop character. To use it for a beer like Canadian is a joke. Molson blows g...
by Josh Oakes
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Tecate Beer
Replies: 24
Views: 7900

How about, instead of mocking people's tastes, we suggest similar beers that we feel they might like and expand their beer knowledge? Or should there be a warning on the start page saying "don't even post on the Forum unless you are highly knowledgeable and your taste in beer falls in line with our...
by Josh Oakes
Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Tecate Beer
Replies: 24
Views: 7900

If you bought it in Buffalo then that would be the place to get it. The LCBO tries hard to carry every nondescript ghetto lager from around the world, but there's always a few they miss. Now as for the physical impossibility of a flavour called "smooth" and the absuridity of a beer with throat-rippi...
by Josh Oakes
Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: stupid stupid stupid stupid
Replies: 24
Views: 9201

Well, since we're on the one bit about strong beers. To me, it's simple. There is a huge difference between Crest Super and say, Fin du Monde. The prices points are different, the marketing is different and the product itself is different. What do the two have in common - that they are beer? Given t...
by Josh Oakes
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: stupid stupid stupid stupid
Replies: 24
Views: 9201

stupid stupid stupid stupid

[rant type=foaming at the mouth] Understanding that macrobrewers don't care at all about beer lovers, as a beer lover I think this concept is ridiculous. First off, guarana is a natural source of caffeine...there's no other stimulant to it. They just use it because it sounds all herbal and sexy, whe...
by Josh Oakes
Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Robert Simpson's COnfederation Ale
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Yes it's very tasty. A very promising start for one of Ontario's newest micro-breweries. I See RB has it mis classified as a "golden ale".....not likely. Pootz, you must have missed this part of the brewer's description of the beer: "We take our time gently crafting Conferation Ale in our waterfron...
by Josh Oakes
Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New Brewery in Virgil
Replies: 15
Views: 5394

You're welcome, Joe. What's the beer like?

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