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by Cass
Mon Aug 20, 2001 8:33 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Buffalo Beerfest Tickets and Parking
Replies: 5
Views: 4970

Lyle, who is one of the organizers, has mentioned to me that it won't sell out. Picking up tickets at the door shouldn't be a problem. As for parking, this should be easy as well. There's lots of parking in downtown Buffalo, and its mostly unused on weekends (as far as I know). Last year, although t...
by Cass
Sun Aug 19, 2001 3:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Premier Gourmet Beer Listing!
Replies: 9
Views: 6143

I didn't include the prices primarily because I don't want potential visitors to Premier to fixate on the prices. For all of Ontario's faults when it comes to beer, we receive very good pricing, especially for imported beer. For instance, Rochefort 8 sold for $2.80 when it came out at Vintages. At P...
by Cass
Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: CHIMAY RED CAP
Replies: 2
Views: 2211

Thanks Peter.

For the complete portfolio, check it out here:

http://www.bartowel.com/consignment.phtml
by Cass
Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Premier Gourmet Beer Listing!
Replies: 9
Views: 6143

I'm happy to announce that Premier Gourmet's beer listing is now available on the site. Many thanks go out to Lyle Ostrow, who generously provided the list. It is not 100% complete, as Premier is getting new beers all the time, and often in small quantities. But by looking at the list, it's obvious ...
by Cass
Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:41 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Imperial Stouts - which ones and where?
Replies: 13
Views: 8062

I remember a tasty imperial stout (Stout Impérial, 7.5%) from L'Amere a Boire in Montreal in April. A definite standout from a whirlwind brewpub tour (4 out of the 5 in one night). Obviously of little help to us here, but good to keep in mind if you find your way out to PQ. <font size=-1>[ This Mess...
by Cass
Fri Aug 17, 2001 3:36 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Foul Beer
Replies: 7
Views: 5764

This is definitely an interesting question. Who is ultimately responsible - the seller or producer? I think responsibility falls to the brewer, because he/she suffers from "bad-will" more than the LCBO would from a bottle of bad beer. If someone bought a beer from the LCBO and it turned out to be ba...
by Cass
Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:57 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Buffalo transport
Replies: 11
Views: 7147

Thanks for the recos Lyle. I forgot about the Pizza Plant - I have fond memories of that place. A long time ago when I was first starting out in beer a friend & I went down to the Pizza Plant (the one near the highway in the plaza, I think its Main St.) We were completely disoriented, as the place w...
by Cass
Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:19 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Buffalo transport
Replies: 11
Views: 7147

Thanks for the tips Lyle. Does anyone have any suggestions for good pubs to check out in Buffalo during the fest weekend? I've been to Pearl St. many times in the past, and I'll definitely be heading back there at some point. I've heard Alternative Brews is also a great place to check out. <font siz...
by Cass
Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:33 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Hopback Summer Lightning & Marston India Pale
Replies: 20
Views: 12983

Lyle, you nailed exactly what I did to satisfy my hoppy cravings. A few months ago when the HopDevil ran dry, a few friends and I decided to homebrew a superhop ale. I had homebrewed a number of times before, but never this kind of brew. We threw in at least three kinds of hops, including some of th...
by Cass
Tue Aug 14, 2001 10:09 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Hopback Summer Lightning & Marston India Pale
Replies: 20
Views: 12983

I tried the Hopback last night. Although I did find it to be a pleasant brew, it unfortunately did not live up to the hype. However, as Josh mentioned it was great to see it released, and I will enjoy the bottles I have remaining.
by Cass
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:38 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Toronto Beer Fest review
Replies: 5
Views: 5910

Well Josh, we'll definitely be able to meet at Buffalo :smile: But you're right, the TO fest is now marketing-oriented. There is no longer any motivation for the organizer (Cottage Creek) to put on a festival for the hardcore fans. As of right now, Cottage Creek can do the same kind of fest every ye...
by Cass
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:17 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Wellington Imperial Stout - Toronto BeerFest
Replies: 3
Views: 4468

I'll soon be posting a profile of Wellington County on the site...I'll find out its availability from them for the profile.
by Cass
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:16 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Hopback Summer Lightning & Marston India Pale
Replies: 20
Views: 12983

Anyone tried this yet? I picked up some today at Manulife, and I'm looking forward to a sample tonight.
by Cass
Sun Aug 12, 2001 10:40 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Toronto Beer Fest review
Replies: 5
Views: 5910

Hi Greg, thanks for the review! As for me, Josh, I was there :smile:. From about 4-8pm on Saturday. But like you, I was suprised that I didn't see the people I knew were there at the same time. Strange. Yeah, the festival was as expected. Few new beers, but lots of crowds. Not much opportunity to ch...
by Cass
Fri Aug 10, 2001 8:54 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Buffalo transport
Replies: 11
Views: 7147

I'm afraid I can't offer any rides to the fest, as we have a full car and are staying for the weekend in Buffalo. Last year's experience of driving home after the fest wasn't pleasant.

Anyway, I'd be happy to meet up with you guys at the fest for some drinks.

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