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by toweringpine
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Nat. Post: No beer in Ontario corner stores any time soon
Replies: 59
Views: 11103

What was the selection of Canadian brew like? I remember being able to buy so many brands out there that were not available in the east... Obviously the entire line of Big Rock Alley Kat Yukon Granville Island Tin Whistle Maybe not a larger selection than Ontario but certainly a different bunch of b...
by toweringpine
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: latest brew-it-yourself commodity
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

My wife picked one up for me to try. It certainly wasn't great but it wasn't terrible either. I didn't quite know how to serve it without disturbing the sediment too much. I decanted the entire bottle and ended up with a few glasses of flat beer. The first two were OK but the rest weren't very good....
by toweringpine
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Southern Tier IPA / Dog Fish Head - where art thou?
Replies: 263
Views: 59751

I don't think there is a perfect system out there but I know I sure liked the liquor and beer stores in Calgary when I lived there. Although the closest store does not always have the best selection there is probably something nearby that has what you want. Any of the better stores are willing to br...
by toweringpine
Fri May 16, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Brewers turning to distilling
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

Brewers turning to distilling

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=115606&st=0&#entry1567461 An interesting discussion I came across on Egullet. Although I prefer beer to spirits any day of the week, I would be interested to try gin made by Rogue. Craft brewing has elevated the quality of beer on the market. I a...
by toweringpine
Fri May 09, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: No or low fizz beer
Replies: 16
Views: 4052

Thanks for the suggestions. I was amazed by how long a bottle of beer will keep its fizz after opening. I left an open bottle in the fridge for three days and it still had a fair amount of sparkle. Some styles definitely taste better flat than others. I have enjoyed a couple of Headstrong pale ales ...
by toweringpine
Thu May 08, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: No or low fizz beer
Replies: 16
Views: 4052

No or low fizz beer

Due to recent gastric surgery I must avoid carbonated beverages. I can easily stay away from soda but I really miss beer. I have had a few cans of 'widget' beer, they go quite flat after a few minutes. I am wondering what other beers are out there that have little or no carbonation. Or beer that sti...
by toweringpine
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: True North IPA
Replies: 15
Views: 5894

If you head up to the brewery ( 271 Chrislea Rd, Vaughan ) you can mix and match a six pack of whichever styles you want.

I often go for training sessions at my company's head office which is very close, stopping at the brewery makes the day worthwhile!!
by toweringpine
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Crap Beer In Restaurants
Replies: 58
Views: 20070

I am a big fan of the Pepperwood Pale Ale. It was quite disturbing as they were out for a few weeks but the taps are flowing again. The food there is pretty good indeed. I am not sure if you noticed the rather small sign stating that Pepperwood pints are on for $3.50 from 4-6 Sun - Fri and all appet...
by toweringpine
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Crooked Cue in Mississauga
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

The party was a great success but the beer did not live up to my expectations. The house brew wasn't available, whether they were just out or are not doing it anymore I was not able to determine. Several of the selections from the website both on tap and in bottles were not available either. It's no...
by toweringpine
Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Crooked Cue in Mississauga
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Crooked Cue in Mississauga

Our company Christmas party is tonight at the Crooked Cue. I have never been there before but am pretty excited to check it out. Although it is a long ways from home, I have decided to cab it after looking at the website. Quite a selection of brew for a pool hall. Most of the usual line up with a fe...
by toweringpine
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Crap Beer In Restaurants
Replies: 58
Views: 20070

It doesn't quite seem right that most restaurants have lousy beer selections but that makes it all the more satisfying when you come across a place with a few good brews. I rarely go to particularly fancy places. I never really enjoy my meal with a bottle of some generic beer. I can't justify the ex...

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