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by Rob Creighton
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

I knew there was a reason I don't like the taste of dry-hopped, unfiltered beers :wink:
by Rob Creighton
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

And...according to: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-not-simpler/2013/06/05/i-hate-to-break-it-to-you-but-you-already-eat-bugs/ The FDA’s limit on the hops that go into the kettle is 2,500 aphids per 10 grams of hops. Yup, up to 5% of the total weight of the hops can be bug. But it all comes ...
by Rob Creighton
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

After thinking about it a bit, I suppose it would depend on how hardcore a vegan you are. The primary filter aid in breweries for decades, if not centuries, has been diatomaceous earth. It is an inert, naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock crushed to a powder. But....diatomaceous ear...
by Rob Creighton
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

Cask ale should be the only version that would have a problem in the vegan world. Isinglass finings and gelaton finings which home brewers often use are animal based products. Many in commercial brewing have switched to liquid silicon dioxide (colloidal silica) which is widely used in both the brewi...
by Rob Creighton
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

Ceeps is a brewpub. We haven't even started that conversation
by Rob Creighton
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

Glatt Brothers was a classic Frank'n'brew system and the chili beer really worked for them. Most of the equipment in it looked like it belonged in any business but brewing. Shame the way it worked out. I think John is an investigator for fraud with revenue Canada now so some of you may meet him. Tha...
by Rob Creighton
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pioneer Ontario Breweries
Replies: 36
Views: 8638

Brick, Upper Canada, Sleeman & Algonquin all had a business model to get to a million HL as quickly as possible. Only Sleeman made it all because of one tagline and bottle...The choice is clear. Even though upwards of 90% of their production over the years was brewing and bottling US discount la...
by Rob Creighton
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: "major initiative" to boost ontario craft beer....
Replies: 51
Views: 10523

The OCB head (John Hay) has already provided a dismissal of this effort which I assume means he is speaking for us though it is certainly not GRB. I'm not sure what great fear this sparks in the heart of the average Ontarian but it strikes me as pathetic and cowardly. (Not something Canadians are re...
by Rob Creighton
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Loblaws pitchman Dave Nichol dead at 73
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Derang-o was produced at Molson Barrie along with Dave's so it was undoubtably just a label change.
by Rob Creighton
Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Ontario Craft Beer Press Release
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

What was that? I'm not sure what value that "release" has. Is there something I'm missing? I was kind of hoping that the opening of the corner store for beer and wine store announcement was going to be today :roll:
by Rob Creighton
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Boycott of Labatt
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

“Concessions included a 20 per cent cut in medical and dental benefits, no medical benefits for all retirees going forward, and a removal of the no contracting out clause, to name a few.” And this is why you will see more and more local, small business'. If you are not going to get benefits anyway,...
by Rob Creighton
Wed May 15, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: The Beer Store Cartel
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

One of the best written articles on the topic I have seen yet
by Rob Creighton
Wed May 15, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO strike vote
Replies: 76
Views: 18763

Wow, Belgian!?! What are you smoking? We need a pot smoking, glazed look, rose coloured glasses emiticon. The government is leading the way in a trend that I see in virtually every major industry and employer in South Western Ontario. Let unionized full-time staff with big benefit packages retire an...
by Rob Creighton
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: SlyFox introduces a beer can with a completely removable top
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Although the sharp edge of the lid is a potential issue, it's probably something that can be engineered around Nope, I drank a couple of Sly Fox IPA's in DC and have one in front of me. No problems at all with the lip. I'm sure some moron suffering from a horrible social disorder will rub his tongu...
by Rob Creighton
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big bottles equals Wines...?????
Replies: 34
Views: 7129

It doesn't have to be decarbonated beer. Rogue is in the Keykeg which is carbonated and being dispensed widely across Ontario. The filling tube in the Keykeg is a rippled piece of plastic to prevent the bag from collapsing. Ingenious but way over engineered and way too much waste. The PETkeg is far ...

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