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by zane9
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Four Fathers Brewing Co.
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Four Fathers Brewing Co.

More news http://www.momandhops.ca/four-fathers-brewing-gears-up-to-launch-with-ex-wellington-brewer/ “We will be starting very small and manufacturing/brewing just outside of Rockwood. This location will not be open to the public,” says co-founder Mike Hruden" Interesting business plan. Hope ...
by zane9
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brothers Brewing
Replies: 33
Views: 8101

Re: Brothers Brewing

Clearly some kickstarter/crowdfunding campaigns are more about marketing, customer engagement, and building loyalty than an actual need for hard cash to establish the business. Look at the campaign launched by the start-up SHED Brewing in Dundas (Hamilton). The objective is to restore the original b...
by zane9
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Four Fathers Brewing Co.
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Four Fathers Brewing Co.

Kevin Freer has announced that he's leaving Wellington Brewery to become the brewmaster at Four Fathers Brewing Co. This is a start-up, and Kevin says there will be a couple of brands being contract-brewed while the new brewery is built out. A location has not been finalized, but I think it will be ...
by zane9
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050230

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

spinrsx wrote:look what's finally at TBS:

Smuttynose Finestkind IPA
Quantity: 6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $15.00


None showing in Hamilton. I thought it was shipping to self-serve stores. North American Craft FB post, October 8: "if you have a self serve beer store in Hamilton it will be there." :(
by zane9
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050230

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Beer'n'gin wrote:Tucked in the back for days? It's weeks around these parts. Bungling releases like Smuttynose IPA is becoming the norm.


Shelving the 12-packs of Molson Canadian is the priority.
by zane9
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050230

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

NAC says: "It is a beer store brand and is shipping out one depot at a time. It has an Lcbo number as it is also an Lcbo combination/ Beer store brand. This brand shouldn't be available in conventional Lcbo's" The contradictory spin coming from NAC makes me skeptical about anything they h...
by zane9
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050230

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Grey wrote:I picked up a Smuttynose Finest Kind at the King & Spadina LCBO today. $15 for the 6, LCBO #436725, doesn't seem to exist on the web site.


Think I'll post on NAC's FB page, asking WTF. TBS only, we were told.
by zane9
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: GTA Coffee
Replies: 60
Views: 11103

Re: GTA Coffee

I've heard or read that the problem of blade grinders is complete randomness of the size of bean particle, and therefore uneven extraction. So a very good grinder should give a fairly even-sized 'grain.' I've also heard from roasters at my local café that adequate rest time (few days) to blow off b...
by zane9
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: GTA Coffee
Replies: 60
Views: 11103

Re: GTA Coffee

Will be on the sieve idea asap! I do more or less the same as you, when starting the roast. But no bean shaking or stirring for me. I go 2 minutes at high-fan-low-temp, to get the beans to an even colour. I let the roast take its time to get to FC. Depending on the bean, and roast profile I want, th...
by zane9
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pico - The Keurig of Craft Beer
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: Pico - The Keurig of Craft Beer

Per their post on Facebook yesterday, Hops and Robbers |Double Trouble Brewing is developing a PicoPak. Still deciding what to release.
by zane9
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: GTA Coffee
Replies: 60
Views: 11103

Re: GTA Coffee

... Possible Topics: ... 3. Brewing methods/techniques (technically its steeping...) 4. Home roasting tips ... **For those of you with cheap grinders (like me) buying a sieve works wonders or improving cup quality by removing fines and making a more even extraction. Its like day and night. Great th...
by zane9
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 24737

Re: Cask Days 2015

We did Cask Day 1, evening session. We opted for Ralph's Reality tour in the early admission. Poor Ralph had laryngitis, so he walked with us while Luc led the tastings. He's a brewer from Quebec who is opening his brewery in Toronto soon. He brews with BarVolo and likely many of you know him. His p...
by zane9
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2015
Replies: 132
Views: 24737

Re: Cask Days 2015

Anyone know which brewery won the IPA Challenge?
by zane9
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050230

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Blasphomet wrote:ANY SMUTTYNOSE YET????????

Still not showing in TBS inventory :(
by zane9
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050230

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Upper James and Fennel is self serve defintely , maybe Waterdown or Westcliffe Mall, not sure. Actually just search for Smuttynose in Hamilton and if stores come up you can check stock and see if they have any. And then race there before me .......good luck with that! Lol! Thanks Ukie. You're confi...

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