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by jrenihan
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Beard of Zeus!
Replies: 17
Views: 5354

I had a bottle over the holidays and meant to post. I agree that it is much improved. The harshness is greatly mellowed. I enjoyed this bottle much more than when it was first released.
Ren
by jrenihan
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Stone beers in Ontario
Replies: 123
Views: 22012

Really great news. I hope that Ruination and Sublimely Self-Righteous are not far behind. If they start squeezing in the RIS and Enjoy By I will be extremely happy, but I'm very happy to settle for this as a start!
Ren
by jrenihan
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Your best brews of 2014?
Replies: 31
Views: 7432

New to me in 2014 (alphabetical): Alchemist Focal Banger Ale Apothecary Sahalie Bell's Black Note Cascade Noyaux Firestone Walker Sucaba Founders KBS GI Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Hill Farmstead Abner Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude 5 Russian River Consecration Russian River Supplication ...
by jrenihan
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 2014 Mill Street Barley Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

I haven't tried this in a couple of years, but if this year is "not up to standard", I shudder to think how it tastes.
Ren
by jrenihan
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Dragons Milk
Replies: 14
Views: 3473

admviolin wrote:Has anyone brewed an imperial milk stout before?


Charlevoix's La Vache Folle is an imperial milk stout.
I believe one of the Flying Monkeys chocolate beers was a milk stout as well.
Ren
by jrenihan
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Smoking banned on open air patios starting Jan 1 2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12336

Calling my thinking a "false dichotomy built on a staw-man argument" is incorrect. There is no third or fourth choice here. Either we have a society build on the protection of individual rights or we do not. Your "sliding scale" of the balance between the individual and society ...
by jrenihan
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Smoking banned on open air patios starting Jan 1 2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12336

Everything you've just mentioned is an erosion of property rights. Just because a law is in place doesn't mean it is just. If turning your house into a convenience store does not violate the rights of others, or if adding 5 stories doesn't violate the rights of others, then there's no reason why th...
by jrenihan
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Smoking banned on open air patios starting Jan 1 2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12336

Let's look at it another way: Joe Blow, the owner of the bar we've been talking about, hates the new smoking ban. He tells his customers "Go ahead and smoke, it's my property and I say it's ok". His customers go smoke on the patio and Joe Blow gets a fine for allowing it. Are we ok with t...
by jrenihan
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases
Replies: 591
Views: 112976

Drinking one of the new BOYDs now. It has been awhile since I had last years, so take this with a grain of salt, but I would say this batch is better than the original. A very, very nice beer. Pricey but well worth the money.
Ren
by jrenihan
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16741
Views: 2283791

I do think Bellwoods' hoppy beers vary from batch to batch. I haven't had a really good Witchshark in awhile (adored it in the beginning). Roman Candle goes up and down- sometimes it is outstanding, sometimes just good. Stay Classy is consistent and really enjoyable. Amazing that much flavour is in ...
by jrenihan
Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Louis Cifer Brew Works - 417 Danforth
Replies: 30
Views: 12631

This is very close to me. I went by tonight to check it out. Tried the Liason and IPA. According to the bartender, the Liason is a saison/lager hybrid (?). Brewed with a lager yeast, tastes to me like it is a significant amount of wheat with some spices added. Surprisingly sweet (problematically so)...
by jrenihan
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: A Night With Great Lakes & Amsterdam @Bar Hop - Sept 19
Replies: 23
Views: 6056

The draught list "so far".
Yikes.
Ren
by jrenihan
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Toronto Beer Week 2014 - September 12th - 20th
Replies: 57
Views: 9888

those numbers are pretty unfair. the ticket price is $35, not "$35-45". of that, $15 is recouped in the glass + tokens. the final $20 covers shuttles, beer info booklets, and cost of the venue. sounds pretty damn reasonable to me... if you want to spend an extra $10 on early access, that'...
by jrenihan
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: NYC - places to eat? Good beer also helps
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

How "nice" are you talking? Grammercy Tavern is a very good restaurant with a good beer list, but is not cheap. They do have two rooms, and the Tavern is more reasonably priced than the dining room.
Ren
by jrenihan
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Dieu du Ciel Summer Solstice take-over day - Bar Volo Aug 23
Replies: 29
Views: 7234

I agree with JerCraigs. To me, it is well worth an admission fee for a comfortable environment where you can easily get a seat and beer lineups are short. It was a great lineup of DDC beers. Terrific stuff. Very excitd for Zwanze next month.
Ren

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