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by boney
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Zwanze Day 2015
Replies: 78
Views: 16572

Re: Zwanze Day 2015

Uggg. The GO bus from Hamilton took twice as long as normal and now the subway has issues slowing the entire system down. Anticipating having to stand in the rain a long time.
by boney
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Zwanze Day 2015
Replies: 78
Views: 16572

Re: Zwanze Day 2015

Unexpectedly going to Volo Zwanze instead of Blue Monk Zwanze tomorrow. If anyone is down in Buffalo tomorrow, doesn't have a tasting ticket and wants a pair of Zwanze tix, I'm selling at cost. PM me if interested. Cheers.
by boney
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 125759

Re: Random Reviews

Yeah, low level diacetyl may be acceptible for the style, but isn't neccessary. I'm super aware of diacetyl and personally consider it a defect in any style, so definitely not the sweetness I'm talking about. Carbohyrates are carbohydrates. All malt has a certain amount of sweetness, it's just not s...
by boney
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Hamilton people, help??
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

Re: Hamilton people, help??

I think they might still do a cask every Tuesday as well.

The Phoenix is indeed one of the only choices in that area of town and they do have some surprising stuff, now and then.
by boney
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 125759

Re: Random Reviews

Interesting topic. Not a home brewer or a judge, so I may have a less rounded opinion than some, but I find Urquell and most Czech Pils to have a light but noticable bready or doughy sweetness. I spent 10 days in the Czech Republic this summer and drank a ton of regular, tank and unfiltered Urquell ...
by boney
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Zwanze Day 2015
Replies: 78
Views: 16572

Re: Zwanze Day 2015

for the toronto event: anyone can go. limited tickets for the zwanze sample and commemorative glass will go on sale in advance. $25, i believe, is admission. gets you a 4 oz zwanze pour and a glass. that ticket gets you a drink up until 10 PM. anyone can wait in line for zwanze day. if you have a t...
by boney
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Zwanze Day 2015
Replies: 78
Views: 16572

Re: Zwanze Day 2015

Blue Monk selling tickets roght now. 140 spots originally, but only about 20 left. $25 US gets you a Zwanze taste, anothe Cantillon sample and a glass. Get crackin' sour pusses.
by boney
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 28259

Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

As someone who drinks all styles of beer year round, I hate the way the myopic way the LCBO organizes seasonal releases based on styles. Nevermind some fairly bland offerings, but 7/10 beers are stouts and porters. Now I love stouts and porters, but aside from spiced Christmas Ales and Halloween Pum...
by boney
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2375381

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Continuing the IPA kick: Yellow Dog Play Dead IPA (Excellent) Bellwoods Double Nelson IIPA (too bad it is likely a one-off as this is the best IIPA I think I've had from Bellwoods). Definitely like Double Nelson more than either Boogie or Witchshark. So freaking dank. Didn't think you could get tha...
by boney
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2375381

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I found that their APA (Citra) was better than their IPAs. I do agree with you though, that they are too malty. Have you had their Farmhouse Ale yet? I'd be interested to try that. I haven't yet. Is the True Grit Farmhouse Ale a rebranding of their Motueka Saison....kind of seems that way when I go...
by boney
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2375381

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I liked Rainhard's Impy Stout as well. Their hoppy offerings have been hit or miss from me. Hit's were Lazy Bones IPA and Hopped Up Summer Ale. Misses being Asytole and Armed N Citra. With the exception of the Summer Ale, all their hoppy beers are too malty for my tastes. I don't know if it's the ma...
by boney
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3108
Views: 866365

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

I'd say yes, especially for these thin gruel, C-hop dominated varieties of "session IPA" that appear to be in vogue. None of them comes anywhere close to being as satisfying as a well made English-style bitter in the same ABV range, at least for my money. Trying to think of an Ontario exa...
by boney
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: US Beer Releases (premier, consumer, vbm)
Replies: 100
Views: 18280

Re: US Beer Releases (premier, consumer, vbm)

I have the week off, so I went down today. Very quiet on the shelves right now. On the counter at Premiere were Evil Twin-Beavertown XXX Mild, Evil Twin Mission Gose and Stillwater The Devil Is People smoked sour wheat. Most places had lots of Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break back in stock. Aside f...
by boney
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: 3 minutes to midnight
Replies: 47
Views: 9485

Re: 3 minutes to midnight

As long as a brewery mixes up their releases between weekends, weekdays and weeknights after 5, so everyone gets access to at least something I'm cool with it. Most breweries are not bad at staggaring release dates and times. Obviously in Hamilton and just leaving work now, no chance for No Rest for...
by boney
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Worst Beers!
Replies: 89
Views: 21052

Re: Worst Beers!

Ha. Maybe I'm a sucker for punishment, but I liked Mikkeller Black and opening a Mill St. Barley Wine with between 5 and 7 years on it is one of the beers I enjoy most around Christmas.

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