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by Tapsucker
Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Northern Brewing Woes
Replies: 10
Views: 4712

I was recently in Thunder Bay. I visited a local Beer Store, and asked the clerk if there were any local or regional beers I should try. He laughed and said they were planning on changing the sign on the Beer Store to the Coors Light Store so out of towners would stop asking stupid questions. :oops:...
by Tapsucker
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Happy + Angry
Replies: 21
Views: 8470

I think we are all forgeting that we are shareholders in the LCBO. Rather than trashing the businees we own a part of, we need a shareholder's revolt and throw out the management! Yes a private company might pay more attention to niche customers (just like the privately held Molbats companies care a...
by Tapsucker
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Algonquin
Replies: 12
Views: 7783

I always wondered what happened here. Once a Brewers Retail employee just said to me " it's a conspiracy but I can't talk here" and hid under the counter and started wispering. It was the funniest thing I ever seen in a beer store. Can anybody fill me in on what happened with the Connors brand? It s...
by Tapsucker
Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New Brewery in the Smoke
Replies: 32
Views: 22112

"I read somewhere last year that Gordon Biersch were setting up shop at the corner of Dundas & Yonge, in the new complex being built there" They failed failed misserably in their normal surban locations in the GTA Another American tradition I don't get, put bars in places people need to drive t...
by Tapsucker
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Vegetarian Beer?
Replies: 53
Views: 21316

I'm very sensitive to living things...

Treat them well and they will taste good. :wink:
by Tapsucker
Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Sleeman up for grabs
Replies: 36
Views: 20770

One thing I haven't seen considered here is the impact of Unibroue (or even the shadow of UC) on the Japanese market. We tend to think of all trade facing outward, so we assume Sapporo is just looking to expand it's foothold in North America. More exciting is the powerhouse marketing Sapporo can bri...
by Tapsucker
Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Sleeman up for grabs
Replies: 36
Views: 20770

I hate to say this to a crowd of beer lovers, but those cool Sapporo cans would probably get me drinking Sleeman if they switched to them.

I could care less for the clear bottles, they were marketing and styling. The cans, now that's great design and the beer doesn't have to go bad!
by Tapsucker
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New Brewery in the Smoke
Replies: 32
Views: 22112

I have been to their Old Montreal location a couple of times. I didn't realize they were a chain, but it always felt like they were. The product seemed like a Gordon Biersch knock off (not the best place to start), but compared to all the Stella outlets in the neighbourhood, it was acceptable. I did...
by Tapsucker
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 5996

Re: Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale

[quote="GregClow] Well, I tried it yesterday as well, and I gotta say that I wasn't quite as impressed as the person who started this thread. It's certainly better than the rest of the Great Lakes line-up, and it's flavourful and well-balanced, but it seemed a little subdued to me, especially for a ...
by Tapsucker
Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale
Replies: 17
Views: 5996

Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale

Just got back from the Toronto Beer Festival. I forgot what it was like to go to a frat-boy tailgate party... :roll:

Anyway, I tried the Great Lakes 666 (a few times in fact). Great beer. I vote for it to go into regular production, PLEASE!
by Tapsucker
Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: F&M Brewery
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Rob, I'm pretty new here so I never know if I'm stirring the pot of a brewmaster or proprietor. Nice to see you pay attention. Could you comment on the Special Draft? What were you guys trying to create with that one? I'm not trying to pick it apart, but I'm curious about the nose. Also, I'm in mid ...
by Tapsucker
Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: F&M Brewery
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

F&M Brewery

I'm sure many of you are fans of F&M so this may be old news to you. I have always liked thier StoneHammer Plsner and have really warmed up to MacLeans Pale Ale when I find it around town on tap (cask of course!) I had heard it was worth a visit to their store to see what else they have. Today I...
by Tapsucker
Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pronunciation of St. Ambroise?
Replies: 18
Views: 7960

Too bad you hear so much Molesone called out in their hometown. :roll:
by Tapsucker
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pronunciation of St. Ambroise?
Replies: 18
Views: 7960

DragonOfBlood wrote:What's this about chicken?


no no no (non non non?), McCauslan not McNuggets!
by Tapsucker
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: NY Times article on Wheat Beers
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

hmmm. I hope I haven't picked a fight with a Belgian over beer. :lol: Actually, I totally agree with you. I typically find the NYT reviews sprinkled with one or two deep thoughts, but mostly written to inspire their readers to try something new in a risk free way. Not hardcore, but still a useful mi...

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