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by toweringpine
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Smoking banned on open air patios starting Jan 1 2015
Replies: 77
Views: 11160

Re: Wheezing a Sigh of Relief

The ban will affect businesses if fewer people go out to their favorite pint & smoke place. Restaurant owners swore they would lose all their business when smoking was banned inside but instead their numbers grew. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few years as people get ...
by toweringpine
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4764
Views: 1034672

Parallel 49 Snap Crackle Pop Imperial Rice IPA showed up at my local this week. Case was dated Exx14, (can't remember what the xx's were, but they were in the 10-20 range), indicating that they were bottled back in May. Avoiding like the plague. Good call, it was a bitter mess when I had it about a...
by toweringpine
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Which LCBO Beers Do You Miss The Most?
Replies: 89
Views: 21282

Bellhaven Twisted Thistle.

It was available years ago as singles and made a reappearance in the mixed pack from last Christmas' release. The ones last year were not nearly as good as when it was available as singles.
by toweringpine
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Debate: is Ontario's beer scene really bland?
Replies: 63
Views: 7647

what styles are we supposedly lacking from our local brewers in Ontario? Porter Belgian Strong Dark Belgian Strong Golden Belgian Dubbel, Triple, Quad Barley Wine American Strong Ales (Imperial Browns, Imperial Porter, Imperial Reds) Biere De Garde Doppelbock Old Ale Scotch Ale This is fine list of...
by toweringpine
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Crossroads (Weston & 401) clearance section
Replies: 100
Views: 29890

Kaaad Spring Ale, RiverWalker, Age of Raisin and Renaissance Tribute are all in a big basket In the Clearance section. No prices on any of them. Not the usual sort of stuff you find on clearance there as they were all on the regular shelf last week. I suspect the Renaissance brews are holding up Ok ...
by toweringpine
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3053
Views: 745618

I hear you about revisiting something from the past. I lived in Alberta for a long time and frank a lot of Big Rock, mostly Traditional and McNallys. I saw Trad in the LCBO the other day and almost picked it up. I saw the price tag was over $14 and decided the nostalgia factor did not justify that p...
by toweringpine
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Heading North...Stack Brewing or Highlander Beer Co?
Replies: 11
Views: 2657

I find myself travelling past South River every once in a while. One time I decided to check out Highlander and stopped in. I was there long before the posted closing time but the place was locked up and I left empty handed ( with a rather annoyed wife who was dragged along for a fruitless beer adve...
by toweringpine
Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Advice for a Gueuze newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

It is such an entirely different sensation than any other style of beer that is hard to put them in the same grouping. It is not exactly refreshing or tirst quenching. It leaves my palette completely wiped clean. This would be fantastic as a palate cleanser between courses. Crisp and invigorating an...
by toweringpine
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Advice for a Gueuze newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Well I took it out of the fridge a half hour ago and it has been staring me down from the table ever since. I too prefer my beers slightly chilled at the most. I am the sort of person that when the pool is chilly I cannot use the stairs but must jump right in to the deep end. Perhaps this is the way...
by toweringpine
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Advice for a Gueuze newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Advice for a Gueuze newbie?

A few years back I went to a beer dinner at the Beer Bistro. The tasting guide for the evening told me that hops would move aside and sours were going to be the next trend in beers. At the time I wasn't sure I believed him but it would seem he was spot on with his prediction. I tasted a sour that ni...
by toweringpine
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Beer Trading
Topic: FT: HF Arthur/Nordic Saison/Lemoncello ISO: Other HF
Replies: 52
Views: 8979

I've learned by reading this thread but the lessons have nothing to do with trading beer.
by toweringpine
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Crossroads (Weston & 401) clearance section
Replies: 100
Views: 29890

The moment of helplessness and baffled faces when encountering a bottle they cannot scan, is alone worth buying this beer for. The confused faces can be entertaining but the accusations of breaking open a case or other subterfuge and dirty looks by the rest of the people in line while you take ten ...
by toweringpine
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Would you line up for Ontario beer?
Replies: 70
Views: 8521

In response to Cass' original question... no I would not line up for beer. Maybe if there were a couple people in front of me at the cash register but that is about it. After reading these last few posts about lining up at HF, I all of a sudden have zero desire to go get any of their wares. I sure h...
by toweringpine
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Crossroads (Weston & 401) clearance section
Replies: 100
Views: 29890

Agreed, the Malheur is tasting alright. Mine cost $2.35 and required a picture from my phone to prove I didn't open a six pack and a visit to the manager's office before I could buy it.
by toweringpine
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Crossroads (Weston & 401) clearance section
Replies: 100
Views: 29890

Why would the lcbo have malheur? Private order? Weston gets the private orders that go unclaimed. They just didn't have anything good that came their way for a long time. But whenever they get something, the prices are usually outstanding. The prices are usually good but the beer is almost always o...

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