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by chris_schryer
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Honkers Ale - Bier Markt
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

It's on now. A friend of mine just texted from Bier Markt and was drinking one.
by chris_schryer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Thrust, an IPA — Great Lakes Brewery
Replies: 24
Views: 6700

I'm going on memory, but appearance-wise there in the same camp. Thrust is more fruity/tropical. Lake Effect I found to be more west-coast/citrus. If that makes sense.
by chris_schryer
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Thrust, an IPA — Great Lakes Brewery
Replies: 24
Views: 6700

Thrust, an IPA — Great Lakes Brewery

I've just done a review on my blog, but this is an amazing IPA. Big juicy fruity hops, some dank and earthy notes. Just lovely.

Full review here: http://www.torontobeerblog.com/beer-rev ... s-brewery/
by chris_schryer
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Spirituality through Doppelbocks
Replies: 12
Views: 2930

Thanks Derek. I'm actually really curious to see how much weight I actually lose, as I'm still taking in at least 2000 cal/day just in beer, plus juice and sugar in my tea/coffee. This doppel we made is crazy though. The mouthfeel is a bit unusual at first, because it's so viscous; not as thick, but...
by chris_schryer
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Amsterdam Springbock...
Replies: 30
Views: 7444

It's back again this year, and tasting better than ever. Get it at both breweries, bars, and the LCBO.

http://www.torontobeerblog.com/beer-rev ... rewing-co/
by chris_schryer
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Amsterdam Rip and Run Smoked Porter with Syrah Wine Skins
Replies: 5
Views: 2221

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the BrewHouse one-offs are generally only sold in bottles (if there are any) at the BrewHouse. Because some of this was kegged for Volo and some for Amsterdam, there will be limited bottles, if any.
by chris_schryer
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: What're you brewing right now?
Replies: 1136
Views: 209261

Hey all. Hmmm, I feel like I'm going mad, I just checked at the info at white labs seems to say WPL051 likes things in the 18-21 range, but I swear the label (which I've since peeled and tossed) said 19-23 At any rate, the temp has actually been bouncing from about 19.5-22 (mind you I hadn't factore...
by chris_schryer
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: What're you brewing right now?
Replies: 1136
Views: 209261

Just did my first homebrew yesterday. Many things went wrong, but it's plugging away right behind me now (our bedroom is the only room in the house that sits at a steady 22C), just waiting to see how it turns out. Had a problem with brewprint, and accidentally way over-hopped it. I'm just hoping for...
by chris_schryer
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

Mark, I totally agree with you about brewers getting base styles down before amping them up. I can almost hear the conversation: Brewer A "Hey we should try making a black IPA" Brewer B "Totally! except, let's use a Belgian yeast" A "Oh yeah, that would be awesome! And let's...
by chris_schryer
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

Been away all day and this thread keeps growing. And I agree, good healthy discussion covering a few different aspects of the current scene. Mark, regarding using aggregate sites as a purchasing guide, I've already said twice, that I think that's just fine. But I have a serious problem with you call...
by chris_schryer
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

PeenSteen, It was me who said that, though I think what I said was "if you think there aren't any good BA beers in Ontario, maybe you need to drink more." One of the problems with bartowel, is that with screen names, I rarely know who I'm talking too (not being a frequent user of the site)...
by chris_schryer
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

Mark, Thanks for proving my point. You admit to knowing nothing about a brewery, I'm guessing based on geography you've never had their product, and yet, you're willing to publicly trash them as being gimmicky, based on reading reviews? Well done. This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about, in terms of ...
by chris_schryer
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

Mark, While I will also defend Bush Pilot and Spearhead, if you're bound to hating on contract brewing, there's not much to be said. But Radical Road is a contract brewery, in that it's Simon and John, brewing on the same brewhouse they use EVERY DAY at Black Oak, but producing a product where they ...
by chris_schryer
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

Well put, thanks. I've had some really good barrels (in my books) from a few others, but hey, as we've already nailed down pretty well here, one person's world class is another's meh ;)

Edit: Cratez, well put too.
by chris_schryer
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 23007

Regarding barrel-aging right now in Ontario: Indie 90-100 barrels full of beer Amsterdam ~75 though Cody is literally on the road right now with a fresh shipment from Niagara. Should be at 150 in the next few weeks Nickelbrook ~100 No word from Lackey yet but he's probably in the same range, and Saw...

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