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by portwood
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1007
Views: 180585

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye named Whiskey of the Year by Jim Murray with a record tying score?!? :o Looking forward to Portwood's thoughts :D I said enough on twitter, which can be summarized as: Henceforth, the appropriate term for "jumped the shark" will be "Crown Royaled"
by portwood
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brothers Brewing
Replies: 33
Views: 7907

Re: Brothers Brewing

Why isn't crowdfunding the same thing as finding investors? Being an investor means you own a piece of the company (i.e. the investor gives money, the company gives a share which entitles the investor to receive a portion of future profits and a portion of the proceeds if the company is sold. of co...
by portwood
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brothers Brewing
Replies: 33
Views: 7907

Re: Brothers Brewing

fuck. saw your reply and i had to watch the video. first off, can someone please find this cliche book that gofundme's use and burn it? -video of guys sitting down? check -slow-ish country song in the background? check -"we're just short of our funds" plea? check. -brewery video showing m...
by portwood
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1007
Views: 180585

Re: Blanton's

Hey, I've noticed Blanton's mentioned on a few posts. Seems the Original is discontinued however the Single Barrel is not. What are they both like? I'm pretty new to bourbon (scotch drinker) and am fond of Weller 12 & Eagle Rare. I have a bottle of Knob Creek that doesn't do much for me. Guess ...
by portwood
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 836
Views: 165491

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I just cannot see how they justify their prices though, as they don't even go through a middle man. Can you imagine the cost of their beers if they were in the LCBO?! The way alcohol pricing works in Ontario, iirc, price at the brewery must be the SAME as if it sold at LCBO. The term "middle m...
by portwood
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 836
Views: 165491

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I challenge any whisky nerd (esp Scotch) to come up with a bottle of equal quality to the Bellwoods beer, for less than $72! Scotch - Aberlour 12YO @ 59.95 Irish - Redbreast @ 69.95 American - Blanton's Original @ 64.90 Canadian - Alberta Premium Dark Horse @ 27.95 [until Nov. 8th] That was easy. ;...
by portwood
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 836
Views: 165491

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I don't understand why Lambda sits around either... Because St. Bernardus Abt 12 is $9.10 for a 750ml bottle. Why would you not go for that option? I kind of feel bad for not supporting Bellwoods as much as I would like to, but their beers are inconsistent and largely underwhelming considering thei...
by portwood
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter craft beer release 2015
Replies: 64
Views: 16709

Re: LCBO Winter craft beer release 2015

I also thought that part of the reason the beer shelf space shrunk was because they combined ciders/coolers/beer into one category. Ciders, coolers and beer (both craft and otherwise) have always been grouped together in the same category. Crazy if you ask me. Yes. Or this - I can picture some LCBO...
by portwood
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4764
Views: 1031300

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Wellington Imperial Russian Stout 4 x 341 mL LCBO 296269 I hope it is going to remain available in single tallboys. I like their IRS, but at no point have I ever needed/wanted four of them at once, and my refrigerator real estate is limited. When the LCBO switches from singles to four-packs, I tend...
by portwood
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3042
Views: 742383

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

ocd & short attention span AND ... looking at the current trend in whisky prices, I gave up on WWW forum at the right time long-timers here may disagree but beer is offering much better value than whisky at the moment (and no, cheap rot-gut Canadian Whisky doesn't count). when Glenfarclas, one ...
by portwood
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3042
Views: 742383

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

The good news for the eco-minded is that after the Americans use the barrels to age whiskey for 4-12 years, the thrifty Canadians and Scots re-use them for upwards of 100 years! Oh snap! The infamous Portwood found Bartowel. :) Welcome aboard. Play nice..lol. If WWW is any indication...He's here fo...
by portwood
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3042
Views: 742383

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

There are also rumours of barrel shortages coming for distillers.....the price of new barrels has risen substantially. I'm not sure that a brewery would be able to just keep increases supply of something like BCBS to meet demand. It just might not be possible. There are just a few preferred species...

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