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by Rob Creighton
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: A Quartet of Stouts
Replies: 40
Views: 6195

markaberrant wrote:I find it disgusting, it does indeed taste like they took one of their generic base beers (ie; 50) and added the "guinness essence" to it.


That is exactly how it was done in my time there in the late '70's
by Rob Creighton
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: A Quartet of Stouts
Replies: 40
Views: 6195

od...I love the internet
by Rob Creighton
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: A Quartet of Stouts
Replies: 40
Views: 6195

El Pinguino wrote:I never actually drank Guinness until about 2 years ago. When faced wit ha crappy beer selection, I'd choose some simple lager...so I chose Guinness (thankfully not too often!)
:wink:
by Rob Creighton
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: A Quartet of Stouts
Replies: 40
Views: 6195

Guinness - the Coors Light of black beers Our IRA (Irish Red Ale for those who are sensitive & Irish Rebellion Ale for those who aren't) is an inspiration from Bob who hates how Guinness seems to own March for no good reason. The "rebellion" aspect is the fact that it has body, flavour...
by Rob Creighton
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big bottles equals Wines...?????
Replies: 34
Views: 6863

- it's still kind of hollow to sell a very regular-value beer for an inflated price, solely because it's in a large bottle . I think the USA brewers at this time still have a firmer grasp on reality about when a beer is remarkable enough to charge more for VS when only the serving size is bigger. W...
by Rob Creighton
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big bottles equals Wines...?????
Replies: 34
Views: 6863

I often start beer & wine dinners where I am speaking with a discussion on the simplicity of beer as an alcoholic beverage. Barley malt, water, yeast & hops provides us with the greatest beverage on earth. I follow up with, "It is simplicity itself. The only simpler and less sophisticat...
by Rob Creighton
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Making a nut brown ale w/nuts: allergen alert?
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Beer gets a number of exemptions from allergen labelling. The conspiracy theorist in me says this is lobbying by the big guys so they don't have to put an ingredient list for mass produced beers. There are ingredients listed on all GRB beers now and I think the big guys are within a year or two of ...
by Rob Creighton
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: The Bent Elbow (was: A Kitchener Christmas Present)
Replies: 43
Views: 18215

I don't think so
by Rob Creighton
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New Beer Store Initiative
Replies: 20
Views: 4765

With silica as the number two element and aluminum as the number three, the foundational elements of the earths crust are a good reason to look at what we drink out of. I really don't have a bias in that I drink from both and understand the pro's and con's. Seeing passionate condemnation of any of t...
by Rob Creighton
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New Beer Store Initiative
Replies: 20
Views: 4765

midlife crisis wrote:Desperate attempt by TBS to remain relevant?


More than that. Guaranteeing their integration into the Ontario government. TBS becomes a functional/sanctioned arm of the government. Next come the awards for their efforts. Its all sooooo predictable!
by Rob Creighton
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Amsterdam Growlers?
Replies: 25
Views: 4655

The "growler" from the point of view of the evolution of packaging is clearly shown in a trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19pXT0RD3ek which portrays the history of beer in Buffalo, NY. The galvanized pail (with the lid that allowed the growling sound) is a great part of that evolu...
by Rob Creighton
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: The Beer Store Experiment
Replies: 24
Views: 6589

Re: The Beer Store Experiment

ErkLR wrote: Before Labatt bought them, Lakeport Pilsner and Honey were in the Top 10 IIRC. The Pilsner is still there.


Now you know why they are now owned by Labatt
by Rob Creighton
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: The Beer Store Experiment
Replies: 24
Views: 6589

Re: The Beer Store Experiment

atomeyes wrote:Would that brand (for example, La Fin du Mond) make it to the Big Ten list? or is that list an advertising lie?


Completely acceptable. The brand belongs to Sleeman - one of the partners.
by Rob Creighton
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Budweiser Draft
Replies: 26
Views: 4571

Another factor is U.S. draft beer (with some exceptions, e.g. Anchor Steam oddly enough) is not pasteurized I would be shocked if a brewery over 50000 BBL doesn't flash pasteurize their beer. Certainly every ABInbev/SABMillerMolsonCoors brewery does worldwide. It just makes sense. The beer is total...
by Rob Creighton
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Budweiser Draft
Replies: 26
Views: 4571

London was the original Canadian plant doing Bud (I was involved) in the late '70's. Remember that it is brewed to "Canadian taste standards" (whatever the hell that means - Gary standards) with corn. As is immediately obvious when you try an American Bud draft, they are two completely dif...

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