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by Bobbyok
Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: the giant BEER BOARD at the Beer Store
Replies: 15
Views: 5857

The beer board reminds me of archaic retail systems where it doesn't matter that the consumer sees anything. Some examples that come to mind (long since dead): - The LCBO. I believe people had to ask at the front for booze and some guy got it from the back, very similar to the Beer Store today. I c...
by Bobbyok
Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Bottle-Conditioned in Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

PRMason wrote:I also wonder if the ISB is sturdy enough to handle the internal pressure, and if the "twist-off" threads would adequately seal it.

Unibroue uses the ISB for its 341 ml bottles, doesn't it?
by Bobbyok
Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Weekly Volo Report - June 6th
Replies: 15
Views: 6654

northyorksammy wrote:So they still have Lagunitas, I may be tempted to stop in
Great Divine is what?

I think from earlier posts that it's supposed to be Great Divide, from Colorado.
by Bobbyok
Mon May 30, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Schoune Maple Ale
Replies: 14
Views: 3985

Re: Schoune Maple Ale

The only qualm I would have is that they have appearently had some infection problems with their beers in the past. I was lucky that none of the beers I bought when I was there seemed to suffer this fate, but several ratings of their beers on RateBeer from 2003/04 mention this issue. A bit of an as...
by Bobbyok
Fri May 27, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Buy at the brewery
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

I was going to ask about this. I've always assumed that was the case, and have had people suggest it, but never knew for sure. I'm lucky enough here that I also get the option of supporting private retail stores vs. the NSLC, as the locals are available at both. I do have a follow-up question, thoug...
by Bobbyok
Sun May 22, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Lion Stout
Replies: 20
Views: 7463

old faithful wrote:ii) Various draft beers (the basic bitter in particular) at a great Regina brewpub whose name escapes me for a moment, in a former warehouse-type area

Wasn't Bushwakker, was it?
by Bobbyok
Wed May 18, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB) Website Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 4547

Alright, stupid question time. Leaving money aside, what's stopping these brewers from openning up their own chain beer store ala The Beer Store? Legislation? Yes. And money I'd imagine. Molbatts has deep pockets. One store might not be so tough to open, but a chain? That would take some serious ca...
by Bobbyok
Sun May 15, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Replies: 19
Views: 7294

They do not pasteurize their beer and therefore insist upon refreigated warehouse and retail storage That's interesting. I was in Florida at Christmas and definitely bought some Sierra Nevada off a shelf in the middle of a store, i.e. not refrigerated in any way. Likely due to different distributio...
by Bobbyok
Mon May 02, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Consignment Beer Orders
Replies: 13
Views: 4766

I'd be happy to know where this may be showing up as well....I have a weakness for the Rogue Chocolat stout and have recently been enjoying the chocolate cherry stout from Black Oak......wonder how this compares? Floris Chocolat Gardenbeer (Belgium) 330 ml 3.9% alc./vol. Depends...How much do you l...
by Bobbyok
Sun May 01, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Fischer from France
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

If it's Fischer Tradition you're referring to, my experience wasn't quite the same. Ratebeer call the Tradition a Pale Lager though, so perhaps it's a different beer. The Tradition just arrived here in Halifax at the NSLC, 6% abv, 650 ml swingtop with a yellow label. I didn't find it to be anything ...
by Bobbyok
Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Is Mountain Crest importing to Ontario?
Replies: 22
Views: 7233

It's not listed on the Beer Store website yet, but the website is up at http://www.damngoodbeer.com Interesting, they've even customized their website for where you live. If you input an Ontario Postal Code you get the Lakeshore Creek brand. If you input a Nova Scotia (and Alberta I would assume) p...
by Bobbyok
Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 30675

I wouldn't have a problem if a Creemore line extension developed starting with an IPA provided it was a good IPA. My comment was more a shot at Keith's IPA, long rumoured to be brewed with lager yeast, and my belief that Molson will try to use the Creemore brand much like Labatt uses Keith's. I dou...
by Bobbyok
Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 30675

GregClow wrote:So how long do y'all think it will take for Molson to launch Creemore Honey Brown? :lol:

Or change the name of the lager to Creemore Springs India Pale Ale.
by Bobbyok
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Creemore Bought By Molson
Replies: 49
Views: 30675

The Creemore brand image and brewing craft will remain unchanged and, as such, present Molson with a strong potential to enhance product sales, given its broad customer-based network. Molson will also evaluate expansion opportunities to other parts of Canada, as well as increasing Creemore's awaren...
by Bobbyok
Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Return of the drivethru
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

We've had those here for a while. One quote in the article caught my eye, though: They will drive to a window to pay for the beer and then pull up to a door, where Beer Store staff will place the beer in the trunk. There was a case a few months ago where a guy in a pickup truck was stopped and had a...

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