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by Tapsucker
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: So, an idiot walks into LCBO...
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

So, an idiot walks into LCBO...

Gee look, that's what I came here for. A cure all! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/stalwart-dr-feelgood-ipa-not-on-lcbo-shelves-1.4483078 Lookie here, Stonehammer, that should help with my little DIY project!. Oh, and what's this Amsterdam 3-Speed? Looks like a great solution to my commuting pr...
by Tapsucker
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer Cellars
Replies: 83
Views: 14502

Re: Beer Cellars

So, my wife and I played 'forgotten beer roulette' last night. As a home brewer, when I experiment with something big or different, I like to put a bottle aside for 'future me'. Well I have a bunch, mostly 5-7 years old that were not only forgotten in a corner, but my crude labels fell off. What cou...
by Tapsucker
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: "Peak" Craft Beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: "Peak" Craft Beer?

I hope all the new breweries succeed, but history and logic says they won't. Yeah, I feel bad for those guys who sold everything to open that new brewery if the gist is correct and they're going to open in a saturated market. It would also go poorly for this company who's slated to open here in Lon...
by Tapsucker
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: "Peak" Craft Beer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: "Peak" Craft Beer?

The top comments on the article read almost like a parody of sullen, knee-jerk conservatives. Reminiscent of the editorial cartoonist "Kelly" from The Onion: https://www.theonion.com/c/editorial-cartoon I feel as if people don't even know what they're referring to anymore when they call p...
by Tapsucker
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Wvrst to open on King West in TO
Replies: 58
Views: 20178

Re: Wvrst to open on King West in TO

And now WVRST is also opening one in Union Station! I think this is great news, not only as I frequent Union Station from time to time and there is a dearth of places for a drink. (I know CW etc. is close by) A positive step for a public hub like Union where the new hospitality options won't be the...
by Tapsucker
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16567
Views: 2113931

Re: What're you drinking right now?

For me, time of day seems to have an effect on my enjoyment of a beer. On occasions when I get home from work around 17:30 - 18:00 and have a beer, it almost doesn't matter what it is - it always seems to taste great. With that "disclaimer"....I just finished a Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier. ...
by Tapsucker
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Lansdowne Brewery
Replies: 17
Views: 4941

Re: Lansdowne Brewery

Does anybody know what is happening with them? They appear dead to the internet. I almost never get to this corner of town, so have only visited maybe a half dozen times when they were just ramping up. A friend who lives by mentioned they are closed and lamented the loss to the area. They were real ...
by Tapsucker
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Trump and Trudeau get Ukrainian craft beer named after them
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Trump and Trudeau get Ukrainian craft beer named after them

BeerIsGood wrote:Beer from the Ukraine is not renowned for its quality. Presented without further comment. :D


The Chernobyl wild berry lager got glowing reviews.
by Tapsucker
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big Pint
Replies: 9
Views: 2659

Re: Big Pint

The ten dollar per pint barrier is looming in downtown Toronto. Several places, I have found, are twisting themselves into contortions to avoid it (shrinking glassware, anyone?) But I think it is coming soon. You're right, the bastards cant hide it. 8) Do the math and some bars charge the per-pint ...
by Tapsucker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Amsterdam Barrel House
Replies: 10
Views: 3645

Re: Amsterdam Barrel House

I've had some co-workers go at lunch and said it was some of the worst food they've had in a while. The pulled pork was super dry and beer is quite expensive for having their own taps. Bummed as I had high hopes for this place. I sure hope they didn't repeat the mistake they made at harbourfront an...
by Tapsucker
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Changing tastes...
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Re: Changing tastes...

Great topic! I've thought about this a bit in the last while too. Here are some random inputs. I still love my IPA's and hoppy beers, but have largely gravitated to brighter and dryer styles. I definitely prefer a great aroma (late hop) over a bitter, which I used to prefer and before that preferred...
by Tapsucker
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 107
Views: 32967

Re: Godspeed Brewery

What if they aged it more? Kellerbier is meant to be well-aged, I wonder how the cans would hold up if I kept a few for half a year. I brew my own Kellerbier in Feb/March and lager it in kegs until summer. I add some oak chips, as this style was historically kept in oak casks. I lager at basement t...
by Tapsucker
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Octoberfest/Marzan
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Octoberfest/Marzan

I am surprised not so see any Octoberfest beers from local brewers on offer at my local LCBO. I would expect at least a few to be out by now. I fear the LCBO will go straight from summer releases to it's shelves being polluted with pumpkin spice. Has anybody seen any local offerings? Could it be tha...
by Tapsucker
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 107
Views: 32967

Re: Godspeed Brewery

I had their Kellerbier at Bar Hop last night. I was a little disappointed. I found it too hoppy and heavy bodied for the style. Or perhaps just the wrong hops. I hope they continue to tune this one up. It's a beer I would like to enjoy and it follows their stated goal of making nice modest styles of...
by Tapsucker
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer cocktail recipes
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Beer cocktail recipes

I have seen this discussed here before, I might have even participated, but a search didn't seem to work. Personally, I'm not a big fan of adulterated beer, but I do know there are beer based cocktail recipes out there, and they can't all be bad... Many years back I was served a Duval and gin concoc...

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