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by Torontoblue
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Name one beer have you been saving for a special occasion
Replies: 84
Views: 18763

@tapsucker, I have a 1999 of the A Le Coq. Had one about 6 years ago, and it was drinking fine then. Still looking for that special occasion to drink my last bottle. I've given up saving bottles of beers for special occasions, as they never come around! I do have a bottle of a Gran Reserva Brandy fr...
by Torontoblue
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Big Rock Brewpub opening in Liberty Village in 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

Cass/Greg, can this be merged with the other thread in Random? Please.
by Torontoblue
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big Rock's a coming...
Replies: 25
Views: 4993

I just can't see how they are going to work in Vancouver, given the quality of locally produced ales available. They just not in the same ballpark!!! Still, I guess they have to try juts to see how far behind the rest of the community they are. Interesting that there's no expansion for their home of...
by Torontoblue
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big Rock's a coming...
Replies: 25
Views: 4993

If they retain the house yeast, then nothing will change.

The brewer in Calgary even admitted that they need to change their yeast up a little, as it doesn't work with the one off styles their making.
by Torontoblue
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big Rock's a coming...
Replies: 25
Views: 4993

But the past 18 months have seen the brewers released from the usual constraints, with Big Rock trying to catch up & take a part of the craft beer boom, but they have sadly failed. They've brewed some 'out there' stuff, but it's just not good. Just check their ratings on the usual sites, and gen...
by Torontoblue
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big Rock's a coming...
Replies: 25
Views: 4993

Re: Big Rock's a coming...

Interesting. Now we should be able to get their one off beers. http://www.thestar.com/business/economy/2014/08/13/alberta_craft_beer_pioneer_eyes_ontario.html You're not missing anything. At all! They may well have brewed close to 50 different beers last year, but their tasting panel need a smack a...
by Torontoblue
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Big Rock Brewpub opening in Liberty Village in 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

If their recent one off brews that have been released are anything to go by, then you're all in for a treat :wink:
by Torontoblue
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16762
Views: 2308309

Calabaza Blanca by Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam Bière by Jolly Pumpkin Ginormous by Gigantic Brewing Jever Pilsener - finally we have fresh stuff on the shelves, BB 24 July 2015. Previous stock BB date was February 2014!! I was pleasantly surprised by this Pilsener. Super fresh, clean with a nice bite. ...
by Torontoblue
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Looking for July, 2014 V.35 No. 3, All About Beer Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

I ended up having to subscribe as the one store in Edmonton was very sporadic with getting the magazine in, then would only bring one or two copies in, and then they eventually closed.

Even being a subscriber doesn't guarantee I get the issue; think my postie likes free beer mags!
by Torontoblue
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Looking for July, 2014 V.35 No. 3, All About Beer Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Have you contacted the publisher? They'll probably send you a back copy?

Or, if you don't mind reading it on your computer, all the articles are up on the website, http://allaboutbeer.com/issue/july-2014/
by Torontoblue
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Sexiest Beer Labels in Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 3664

I really thought the beer geek scene stopped being such a boy's club, especially when I see so many girls at beer events and in beer bars nowadays. I guess they don't waste their time looking at labels. :wink: So are these labels the craft version of the beach bimbo ads the majors run to sell suds?...
by Torontoblue
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16762
Views: 2308309

Revisiting some blasts from the 'past'...

Old Yale Sasquatch Stout
Lagunitas Cappucino Stout
Howe Sound Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout
by Torontoblue
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16762
Views: 2308309

Last night:

Alley Kat Old Jake's Farmhouse Ale
Maine Beer King Titus
Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher Imp Stout
Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam Barleywine
by Torontoblue
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16762
Views: 2308309

Sauerteig by Lighthouse Brewing - A great, easy drinking Rye Saison. Bam Bière by Jolly Pumpkin - Year old bottle from the liquor store, and a wonderfully bone dry, brett bomb. Too Much Coffee Man by Gigantic Brewing - Weird, just plain weird. A coffee black saison. But damn good! Mean Old Tom by Ma...
by Torontoblue
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Private Ordering
Topic: Ordering Cantillon through SAQ?
Replies: 86
Views: 47793

Yeah, Bois has been here a while now, and the price is really slowing distribution. A bunch of Oud Beersel has arrived and is just as costly as the Loons. Alberta is no longer the home of vast amounts of low priced Cantillon.

Sorry for the off topic.

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