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by hopdevil
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Great Lakes Devils Pale - different hops
Replies: 42
Views: 10036

Just had a can from batch J. Different hop presence again. More hops in the aroma and the taste :D

Fans of 'My Bitter Wife' will like this one.

This is getting to be one really good IPA
by hopdevil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Food and Drink Festival Hamilton Copps Coliseum
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Food and Drink Festival Hamilton Copps Coliseum

I went to this last night. Besides the food and wine, there was a great turnout from our Ontario craft brewers. Grand River; Pilsner, Lager, Stout Flying Monkeys; everything including Netherworld Railway City; Dead Elephant, Blonde, Copper Mill St; Tankhouse, Stock, and others Nickelbrook; Green App...
by hopdevil
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 10th Anniversary Beer to be released in November
Replies: 51
Views: 11574

I think this thread should be under Beer Reviews. I've had this 3 times now and here are my observations about the beer and the price point. C'est What: Regular pint, $5.90 + taxes A very well made beer. Very hoppy and bitter. The 8% ABV shows, but just barely. Well Done Black Oak! Volo: Cask $6.95 ...
by hopdevil
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Rogue Yellow Snow
Replies: 49
Views: 8588

What a great beer :D
I like the Brutal Bitter, but this one is quite a bit better.
Wonderful aroma; grapefruit comes to mind. The taste is citrus, with pine on the back end. No sign of alcohol taste.
In my opinion, the hoppiest beer ever to hit the LCBO shelves.
by hopdevil
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: K-W
Replies: 27
Views: 9376

K-W

Don't forget the Gold Crown Brewery, downtown Waterloo on King St.

Also, a short drive west, just off Hwy 7/8: Country pubs
In Petersburg: The Blue Moon--lots of Ontario micros and great food
In Baden: The Baden Hotel--more Ontario micros and great food
by hopdevil
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Washington DC / Northern Virginia suburbs
Replies: 36
Views: 15435

Washington DC

There are some great beer bars just off the Metro Red Line. At Gallery Place/Chinatown: RFD ( Regional Food & Drink ) just outside the 7th St and H St exit At Dupont Circle: The Big Hunt: on Connecticut, right across the street from the exit ( My fav ) At Dupont Circle: The Brickskellar: on 22nd...
by hopdevil
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: GTA Beer Tour in a day
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Here's a 5 or 6 stop tour, easily done with a TTC Day Pass.
Start at C'est What, walk up to Beer Bistro.
TTC to Rebel House, Victory, & Volo.
Possible finish at the 3 Brewers ( since it is very new )
by hopdevil
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Pittsburgh PA
Replies: 18
Views: 11630

Pittsburgh PA

I spent a week in Pittsburgh; saw Crosby, Malkin & the Penguins 3 times. Now, have just returned from seeing the Leafs beat the Penguins and Steelers beat the Ravens. If you like Buffalo, you'll love Pittsburgh. In the Southside Flats: Fat Heads: 40 taps and amazing food. Smokin' Joe's: 60 taps ...
by hopdevil
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Castle on King Closing
Replies: 39
Views: 13261

KW Beer drinkers

You don't have to go far for Ontario micros on tap.
Both the Baden Hotel and the Blue Moon ( Petersburg) have a great selection of Ontario micros ( from that part of the province ), as well as great food and a country pub atmosphere.
by hopdevil
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Dogfish Head 60
Replies: 135
Views: 44781

I prefer the ST over the DH, but they are both fine beers. Seems to be lots of DH available in Mississauga. Meadowvale has it cold for you. Does the DH remind anyone of the Tankhouse Ale when it first came out? This summer, I have had the good fortune of tasting Garrison IPA in Halifax , Corne du Di...
by hopdevil
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Beer in Halifax?
Replies: 14
Views: 6582

Garrison IPA / John Shippey's IPA

According to bartender at The Split Crow, the John Shippey's Left Coast IPA is brewed by Garrison, with a small tweak in the recipe.
Only the John Shippey's was on tap at the Split Crow.
Great brew!
by hopdevil
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Beer in Halifax?
Replies: 14
Views: 6582

recent visit

Just back from my first visit to Halifax. My favourite pubs were Maxwell's Plum and The Split Crow. Great variety at Maxwells's including all Garrison, Propeller, and Pump House brews. Beer cheap during the day only and some good food specials. Split Crow has house brews John Shippey's, brewed by Ga...
by hopdevil
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Deuchars IPA
Replies: 13
Views: 6069

Deuchars IPA

Available at the LCBO as part of the Autumn Ales release.
500 ml can, 4.4 %, Caledonian Brewery
I've had this beer before and enjoyed it as one of the better British Pale Ales.
Seems it has changed this time around, for the better
It can certainly rival some of our locals.

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