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by MattS
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Brewery District
Replies: 27
Views: 6298

Re: Toronto Brewery District

This news report is the first time I've seen the pamphlet: http://www.citynews.ca/2016/01/26/video-is-the-junction-poised-to-become-torontos-brewery-district/ Completely off-topic, but am I the only one completely baffled by a news reporter filming herself as if it was a selfie whilst carrying a re...
by MattS
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto Brewery District
Replies: 27
Views: 6298

Re: Toronto Brewery District

Tell me if I missed something and/or got something wrong, but from what I can figure out: Henderson Brewing has proposed a "Brewery District" in which, of course, they would be located within. A couple of Toronto breweries outside of this "district" are upset because (a) they ar...
by MattS
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16680
Views: 2221523

Re: I'm with you on that.

No way would people pay $26.85 for a six-pack of Stone Porter. This is what they or the LCBO are essentially asking. Something is just wrong. The monopolists running the beer game in Ontario have no sense of the product or where the prices should be, it's an absolute mess. But that's exactly why br...
by MattS
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4780
Views: 1093211

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Blasphomet wrote:Is the Ransack only available in 6 packs at TBS? I only see 473ml cans on drinkvine right now, and only in one location.


My understanding is 330ml bottles at TBS, bottles and 473ml cans at LCBO.
by MattS
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4780
Views: 1093211

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

spinrsx wrote:
also this is in 6 pack format at the lcbo now

Collective Arts Ransack The Universe 6x355ml
449504
13.95


I thought I'd read that this was going to be cans at LCBO. Shame if it isn't.
by MattS
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16680
Views: 2221523

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Outlaw '2 Lane' Pale Ale Maclean's Luck and Charm Oatmeal Stout No idea if the Outlaw beer was named correctly - wasn't on Untappd and they don't appear to post a list anywhere, but it was an acceptable pale. Maclean's was delicious - best of theirs that I've had. Mainly just really pleased to have ...
by MattS
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Former Dieu du Ciel brewmaster opening east Toronto brew pub
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Former Dieu du Ciel brewmaster opening east Toronto brew pub

There is also neighbourhood parking but unfortunately Ivy St is torn up at the moment. If you're just running in to grab and go most customers just park out front for the less than 5 minutes it takes. That part is likely frustrating for neighbours and I therefore don't encourage it. Thought that so...
by MattS
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Four Fathers Brewing Co.
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

Re: Four Fathers Brewing Co.

Interesting business plan. Hope the concept of providing only 750ml bottles works for them. It seems to be working for Refined Fool in Sarnia, though they have virtually no competition in the area. When you have no competition in your local area, you have the luxury to experiment. Four Fathers has ...
by MattS
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: How can craft bars differentiate themselves
Replies: 24
Views: 4076

Re: beerbistro

Curious, does it have the be the brewery making the delivery? Could the bar make the pick up? What funny laws we have.... I've heard you can't just walk into an LCBO and buy alcohol to stock a bar. Sure they do. I've seen bar owners and bartenders do that all the time. I've been stuck behind some o...
by MattS
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Collingwood Fireside ESB
Replies: 15
Views: 5275

Re: Collingwood Fireside ESB

I should rephrase I think - it's definitely been in LCBOs here, but I haven't been into one for a couple of weeks, so they could just be out of stock/brewing a new batch.
by MattS
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Collingwood Fireside ESB
Replies: 15
Views: 5275

Re: Collingwood Fireside ESB

alsiem wrote:This product has been listed on the LCBO for awhile with no stock (nearly 2 months). Is that normal?


Might be no stock near where you are, but if you're doing a wider search, then probably wrong. Definitely available in cans at LCBO's around the Collingwood area.
by MattS
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Amsterdam Brewery
Replies: 36
Views: 9610

Re: Amsterdam Brewery

Might well have got my numbers wrong, but definitely remember talk of distillers licences a few years ago.
by MattS
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Amsterdam Brewery
Replies: 36
Views: 9610

Re: Amsterdam Brewery

When I left around 4ish, they had about 20 cases left at the QQ location. They're expecting to run out tomorrow. According to one of the guys in the retail store, the reason why there are literally triple the amount of bottles this year was that they felt bad that they were forced to drop the ABV f...
by MattS
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Spain?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Re: Spain?

A random bump to this old thread in case anyone is heading to Spain anytime soon. In Barcelona, Biercab has an amazing selection (as well as a bottle shop full of Cantillion). BrewDog has a branch there now, which is as you'd expected. Found one nice little brewpub right on the harbour, called Black...
by MattS
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Blood Brothers Brewing
Replies: 34
Views: 11588

Re: Blood Brothers Brewing

Me too. Being a grumpy old man, I also dislike when a brewery starts with something bizarre like a chocolate gose. Show me you can brew a good standard gose/saison first before throwing in a bunch of adjuncts.

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