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by Bobsy
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4572
Views: 800428

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I spotted the new Red Racer Reign of Hops 12-pack at the Liberty Village TBS. The Pale and ISA were brewed in February and the IPA was brewed in early March. Needless to say, I passed. I picked it up but wasn't thinking clearly enough to check the date (though to be fair it only ended in front of m...
by Bobsy
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Louis Cifer Brew Works - 417 Danforth
Replies: 30
Views: 9376

When I popped by last week they had around 5-6 of their house brews available to go. These come in regular growler sizes, and half sizes (I believe they called them howlers). The growlers were around $20 and the little guys were $12ish. There's a $5 refundable deposit on top of that too.
by Bobsy
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4572
Views: 800428

Although it's pretty pedestrian. I love seeing Whitewater getting into the LCBO. Local brewery from my hometown. Hopefully they get a nice lift out of this. I'll definitely buy some for guests at my house. Agreed. I get up to Renfrew Co. in the summer and have really enjoyed the Whitewater beers th...
by Bobsy
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 23324

The brewer is wild beer co., and the ninkasi is the beer name "Ninkasi" - isn't that a brewery not a beer? (Meant to be a criticism of the LCBO press release, not anyone here). Does anyone know which Ninkasi? Sounds interesting: Bubbles + Apples + Wild Yeast. Named after the ancient Greek...
by Bobsy
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 262
Views: 44073

Oh... and two years to get this in place in just 150 of 450 stores smacks of bureaucracy.
by Bobsy
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 262
Views: 44073

An extra point of access sounds like a great idea to me, though I expect it will be a watered down version of what it should be. Already the mention of a separately enclosed area infuriates me. It smacks of puritanism and treating citizens as children. Still, if I can pick up a decent sixer to drink...
by Bobsy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Westy 12 update - when to drink?
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: Westy 12 update - when to drink?

velovampire wrote:
atomeyes wrote:I'm friends with a Belgian beergeek who knows the monks at St Sixtus.


Workshopping some material for a future Portlandia episode?


Good stuff! :D
by Bobsy
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16220
Views: 1704589

https://books.google.ca/books?id=4vDQRP7vqksC&pg=PA160&dq=saintsbury+Bismarck+Notes&hl=en&sa=X&ei=89wAVcnWKfPHsQSOyYKQDg&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=saintsbury%20Bismarck%20Notes&f=false This is Saintsbury on the Black Velvet, called in his time "Bismarck"....
by Bobsy
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Guinness gone fancy: Irish brand introduces a $35 beer
Replies: 15
Views: 2556

Well said Gary! They're the original macro... I haven't had the FES for a while, but it use to be really good. Otherwise, there a far better options. I use to order a draught every year or so, whenever there were few options, but don't even remember the last time I resorted to that. I'll third the ...
by Bobsy
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Beer Trading
Topic: 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Hey Stephen,

I've done a similar thing in the past to get beer for myself and a friend (both 1982). Bay UK set me up nicely with some Thomas Hardy's and a Courage RIS. Not expensive by any measure.

Rob
by Bobsy
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Local 1794, 1794 Danforth
Replies: 18
Views: 10149

i mean, if a bar's opening up in 2014, you think they'd kind of get it beer-wise and not (likely) have lines payola'd in. Why? Just because there's a couple of hundred of us who think it would be great to have some Bellwoods and GLB seasonals on the Danforth? I hate to tell you, but Mill St. Organi...
by Bobsy
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Dupont bon veoux
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Cracked one a week ago. Totally worth it. The bottle's a showstopper, and the beer's top notch. There are better beers at the lobo right now, but in the absence of other special event beers like Deus, I think this is a great choice for a xmas dinner.
by Bobsy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer Geek comments
Replies: 14
Views: 1623

northyorksammy wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:Glad to see you're on the ball, Sammy :wink: That vids over a year old and was posted when it was released.

Still a good watch though.

you want the new stuff, go to the New Yorker


For the older material go to the North Yorker.

:wink:
by Bobsy
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Louis Cifer Brew Works - 417 Danforth
Replies: 30
Views: 9376

Went today just after lunch and I liked it. Sampled the IPA (nice until the diacteyl kicked in) and the lager, which was enjoyable as a pint. Service was good, and I like what they've done to the place. Didn't try the food, but the smell made me hungry. A few other beers I remember seeing on tap: go...
by Bobsy
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Louis Cifer Brew Works - 417 Danforth
Replies: 30
Views: 9376

Any one know if their growler sales are up and running yet? Looking to get a growler to share with a friend tomorrow, and until Left Field and Muddy York open, the options east of the DVP are pretty limited.

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