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by Bobbyok
Sat May 01, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16598
Views: 2139882

Flying Monk 60 min Dead Jumbo 10 Bitter Ones Garrison IIPA NB: the Garrison wasn't nearly as bitter as I previously remembered. Perhaps my taste buds were fried at the end of this sess. The Garrison has tamed down a lot since filtering and re-branding it. I have pictures of one I had back on Octobe...
by Bobbyok
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2010 Release (Full list)
Replies: 190
Views: 39316

On a separate note, that Skjálfti is from Iceland!??! That's got to be a new 'tick' for most people out there. I am excited for this one. Last year in Iceland my buddy and I went looking for this brewery and got lost. We were driving on some dirt road in the middle of nowhere and pulled over to ask...
by Bobbyok
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: 2nd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 9574

Just realized I'm going to be in Toronto for the Double IPA challenge. Excellent! Though I do wish Greg Nash's Double Dimentia from his Pump House days or his upcoming Hop Mess Monster could be included. I'd love to see how they'd stack up with that line-up.
by Bobbyok
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 2010 Ontario Brewing Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 4429

I don't think they were using BJCP categories. Honey/Maple, for example, wouldn't fit anywhere with BJCP. I suspect that was an honest "lagers of a particular colour" category rather than pegging Barking Squirrel as a Vienna. Just my opinion but the BJCP are really the only universally ac...
by Bobbyok
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 2010 Ontario Brewing Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 4429

wow, while I'm sure there are a "few" great beers on that list, how many more "awards" can be created for typical ontario lagers? Does something like a hop city beer really get to claim both a silver and a bronze for the same category? lucky for them they have the Moosehead cash...
by Bobbyok
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Starting a brewery
Replies: 22
Views: 8007

Calagione, however, was able to start his brewpub with (I think) a 15 gallon system similar to what some homebrewers use. Try doing that here! Would this not be possible in Ontario? If one only needed to brew small amount for their restaurant/pub, would this not be a viable alternative to buying ex...
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 2010 Ontario Brewing Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 4429

I'm just curious about the Hop City amber being classed as a Vienna/marzen :-? Where do you see that? The category it was in was just called Amber Lager. I presume that Denison's was not entered again this year? Those are the only styles listed under "amber lager" in BJCP guidelines....an...
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 2010 Ontario Brewing Awards
Replies: 27
Views: 4429

pootz wrote:I'm just curious about the Hop City amber being classed as a Vienna/marzen :-?

Where do you see that? The category it was in was just called Amber Lager.

I presume that Denison's was not entered again this year?
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16598
Views: 2139882

With bobsy last night: Growler of Beau's Beaver River IPA Beau's Sleepy Time Stout Manchester Brewing's Naughty Nancy Nut Brown Pretty Things Jack D'Or A totally flat Drie Fonteinen Doesjel (which was sad) Jack D'Or is dope. The Doesjel is supposed to be flat, its an unblended young lambic. It was ...
by Bobbyok
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16598
Views: 2139882

viggo wrote:I'll have to pick something good after officially giving my resignation at work today. Feel good to be a gangsta

Ooh, does that mean you're "brewing" up a new job for yourself? Even if not, congrats! A little music for the occasion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH0gduW1j5Q
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Canadian Beer Talk
Topic: Tactical Nuclear Penguin rejected by NSLC
Replies: 12
Views: 5699

Tactical Nuclear Penguin rejected by NSLC

From a friend in the know:

Nuclear Penguin rejected by NSLC because beer not supposed to be
that high in alcohol, and it would encourage abuse.


Just so you know it's not only the LCBO who can be incredibly stupid in their regulatory decisions.
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Minhas Creek Brewery looking at old Lakeport site
Replies: 17
Views: 4845

"Minhas Creek began brewing in the West in November 2007" Actually, their brewery is located in Wisconsin. It looks like there's an American brewery with the same name. Minhas Craft Minhas Creek One and the same. Note the Beer Advocate listing for the US brewery shows the Minhas Creek bee...
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Garrison Sugar Moon Maple
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Garrison Sugar Moon Maple

If you have any of this sitting around from any recent bottlings, please drink this as soon as possible. Bottles from as early as only months ago are drinking very poorly. Cheers If you got them a couple months ago it was last year's batch. This year's just came out in mid-March, and they only brew...
by Bobbyok
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Garrison Sugar Moon Maple
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Garrison Sugar Moon Maple

If you have any of this sitting around from any recent bottlings, please drink this as soon as possible. Bottles from as early as only months ago are drinking very poorly. Cheers If you got them a couple months ago it was last year's batch. This year's just came out in mid-March, and they only brew...
by Bobbyok
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16598
Views: 2139882

Found some Stella Artois over the weekend, the can with a new design, about 6 weeks from packaging if the best-by date is computed as one year from packaging date. The beer had an obvious all-malt taste, rounded and with good barley tones (reminiscent of some German pils I've had). The hops are non...

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