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by Craig
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Canny Man
Replies: 16
Views: 4338

I've found that as a general rule Scotch barrels are a less forgiving medium to work with than others. It seems like a lot of stuff that goes in them gets overwhelmed by the flavours of the Scotch, whereas Bourbon barrels, for example, seem to have a lot more wiggle room.
by Craig
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Canny Man
Replies: 16
Views: 4338

It's hard to tell with a beer like this if the problem lies in inconsistencies from bottle to bottle, or if it's just different tastes loving and hating the abundance of smoke and peat. The only way to know for sure would be to find someone who has drank a bunch of it, which I haven't to date.
by Craig
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: This might slow down my american craft beer hauls
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Although I think charging this proposed fee to Canadians is ridiculous, they haven't yet decided on the amount. For all we know it could be a low amount of $5 or less. If that is the case, it likely won't deter my beer runs but if it gets high enough, it might... Not only have they not decided on a...
by Craig
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Alexander Keith's Cascade & Hallertau
Replies: 45
Views: 11421

Oh right, my bad. Then I can't think of anything Mill St. have done that I like.
by Craig
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Bush Pilot Stormy Monday
Replies: 18
Views: 5440

It's because they have such a limited supply. The guy I talked to said he was holding it back because he knew if it went on shelves it would sell out in a day and he wanted to save it for people who actually asked for it and thus would be more likely to appreciate it.
by Craig
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 177507

The Summerhill LCBO has a sampling bar, but I believe each sample costs some amount of money. And only certain products are available for sampling. I overheard someone sampling a wine at Queens Quay last week. It cost her 50 cents. --- When I was getting my Elysian they hadn't set up the computers ...
by Craig
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Have I been living under a rock?
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

I've had these in the states and thought they were much better. The ones I got from the LCBO were just plain stale.
by Craig
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Alexander Keith's Cascade & Hallertau
Replies: 45
Views: 11421

It seems to me that pretty much ever since Duggan left, Mill Street have been chasing the very light beer segment. I've heard it described as they stopped trying to make beer for me and started trying to make beer for my girlfriend. While obviously an unfair generalization, it does ring true a littl...
by Craig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Have I been living under a rock?
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

It's only just starting to hit shelves now, so you haven't missed much.
by Craig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 243
Views: 55503

The Roman Candle I have has a second sticker on the back with the date, but that's also the only identifying label on it. The one on the front is just a generic Bellwoods logo, no mention of the particular brew or anything. It's possible they might be going with that system for the stuff that isn't ...
by Craig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: new IPAs at LCBO
Replies: 195
Views: 29423

The 6 Immortals I picked up last night had a bunch of sediment that looked like it had sat for quite a while. It had formed into flakes/sheets, rather than being granular, if that makes any sense at all. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm not hopeful for it's freshness.
by Craig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Bush Pilot Stormy Monday
Replies: 18
Views: 5440

They had these at Queens Quay yesterday, but you had to ask someone to go get one for you.
by Craig
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Tuesday Lunch option
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

Bryden's on Bloor has a decent selection and they open at 12. It's pretty far west. Another option would be The Rhino. If you need to be in Mississauga though, why not just eat there? West 50 has 100+ taps to pick from: http://www.hiprestaurants.com/west50.html but I don't think they do much in the ...
by Craig
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Bush Pilot Stormy Monday
Replies: 18
Views: 5440

Is this a good candidate for cellaring?
by Craig
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Montréal Mondiale 2013 - May 29 to Jun 2
Replies: 27
Views: 5095

Only one Belgian brewer on the list this year? That's disappointing. A surprising number of Brazilian breweries though, I don't know what to think of that.

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