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by Tapsucker
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: beer packaging
Replies: 15
Views: 5687

I noticed the Heritage dark showing up in stubbies. As a person who drinks beer out of a glass, stubbies are just fine with me. I also prefer the pry-off for the reasons mentioned. However, the stubbies are non-refundable at the moment, so that's a downside. I can appreciate a good package design, b...
by Tapsucker
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Does anybody know what Trafalgar has put in the bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

I swear I looked the labels over carefully.

I guess my eyesight isn't what it used to be. I think I heard hopps are good for the eyes somewhere, or is that just beer goggles... :P

I like the Paddy's Irish too, but I find it so often past it's prime I don't bother buying it anymore.
by Tapsucker
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Does anybody know what Trafalgar has put in the bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Does anybody know what Trafalgar has put in the bottles?

I noticed Trafalgar has some specially labeled "Pirate Festival' beers on the shelves. There is no explanation about the beer itself. What is it? A quick look at the website did not help. I love the way Trafalgar uses it's small scale agility to make special occasion runs, but a few extra clues on t...
by Tapsucker
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: LCBO considering returnable bottles
Replies: 25
Views: 9496

What amazes me most is how the LCBO cannot come up with the logistics to take the returns. No doubt the Beer Store has a mature process for managing returns, but they can't even use a simple tool like a bar code to ring in an order. The LCBO has experience not only with this modern inventory tool bu...
by Tapsucker
Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: A quick thanks
Replies: 7
Views: 7112

Jon, your columns have always been a pleasure. If I have one complaint, it's that there were too few. I know it's a lot of work, but regular work of the quality you put forth is important to loyal readership. Maybe you could train a suitable replacement, that way you could expense the supplies for a...
by Tapsucker
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: LCBO considering returnable bottles
Replies: 25
Views: 9496

It's about frikin time! The LCBO is a well oiled distribution machine, collecting empties is just distribution in reverse. This should not be so hard. I guess they like the trucks returning to the warehouse empy (or full of cash). As for the TetraCraps; just another example of over-engineering a sim...
by Tapsucker
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Northern Brewing Woes
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

Well you have restored my faith in the people of the Lakehead.
Here I was glad to have a stay of only a few days because I couldn't find a good beer. I guess I should have stayed longer! :-?
by Tapsucker
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Vegetarian Beer?
Replies: 53
Views: 21426

So much hoopla. If you are really so worried about the lifeforms in a beer, it's only a matter of time before Molbats synthesises a beer like beverage from petroleum products. 8)
by Tapsucker
Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Northern Brewing Woes
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

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: 8505

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: 7818

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: 22169

"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: 21426

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: 20801

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: 20801

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!

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