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by chris_schryer
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: August Beer Tasting at Castro's - Sun Aug 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

This figures: first time in a while I actually get my act together and get a posting on Bartowel, and I get pneumonia. In the middle of the summer too. Anyways, sorry to say, we'll be cancelling this one, as I'm zero fun to be around right now, unless you like really sweaty grumpy people who cough v...
by chris_schryer
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: August Beer Tasting at Castro's - Sun Aug 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

August Beer Tasting at Castro's - Sun Aug 15

Hey everybody, This Sunday, the 15th, we're doing our monthly beer tasting at Castro's Lounge, 2116e Queen St East, in the Beach. This one is a bit of a departure, we're tasting beer cocktails, to use the trendy term. Obviously, this event isn't going to appeal to hardline geeks, but if you fancy co...
by chris_schryer
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Beer and Cheese at Castro's Lounge - Sun Jun 13
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

@wittaker Glad you liked that. Forgot to mention, but we'll have the Australia v Germany game on the tvs (with sound on to boot!), and will likley hold the tasting till the game is over, so it'll actually be closer to 3:30. If you aren't planning on watching it anywhere else, come on down for 1:15 (...
by chris_schryer
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Beer and Cheese at Castro's Lounge - Sun Jun 13
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Beer and Cheese at Castro's Lounge - Sun Jun 13

It's the World Cup!!! And nothing makes me think of International Football more then drinking beer and eating cheese. Okay, that's a stretch, but seriously, have you ever done a beer and cheese tasting? I don't know if there is anything better (in the workd of beer and cheese, mind you). So we're go...
by chris_schryer
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Fake handpump at Twisted Kilt
Replies: 48
Views: 13647

Here's a good reason why a publican might accept a Fuller's fake hand-pump: They have x number of taps. Fuller's comes in and says "Hey, we want you to sell our beer, but we know you've got good relationships with all the other companies who supply your draught, so we're not asking you to give ...
by chris_schryer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: 125 Places to Drink Before You Die
Replies: 26
Views: 7445

Ouch, only 7, and most don't count: 8. The Gravity Bar, Guinness St. James Gate Brewery, Dublin, Ireland 18. Horizon’s Café, CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario 26. French Quarter during Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA 63. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI 113. beerbistro, Toronto, Canada 116. Anchor Bar, Buffalo...
by chris_schryer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Fake handpump at Twisted Kilt
Replies: 48
Views: 13647

Haha. I wish all beer drinkers had the passion displayed here on the bartowel. I can fully appreciate your concern, and quite respect it. I know you don't buy my (perhaps idealistic) belief in the goodness of publicans everywhere. Perhaps I just don't drink in sketchy enough locales. But be that as ...
by chris_schryer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: The Ceili Cottage
Replies: 61
Views: 31624

I went first for the CASK! Social, and have been back numerous times for numerous reasons, most of which sound like "I fancy a beer". I have yet to go in and not be charmed by the servers, quenched by the beer, pleased by the food, entertained by the customers, and perfumed by the air. It ...
by chris_schryer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Fake handpump at Twisted Kilt
Replies: 48
Views: 13647

This is a pretty tough call, in my opinion. Doubtless, if a publican sells beer out of one of these as "cask" or any other label aside from "draught", they are being deceptive and deserve to be shunned. However, simply using one as a presentation peice is not really a big problem...
by chris_schryer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Beau's Lug Tread
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Hmmmm, I've had numerous of the ceramic bottles, and found them to be excellent. We're now running it on our rotating tap at Castro's Lounge in the Beach; our first 30 was done in 4 days. We'll have it for the rest of February, if anybody is around and interested in having it on tap.

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