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by Cass
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: A Night with Hill Farmstead & Radical Road
Replies: 25
Views: 1874

Re: A Night with Hill Farmstead & Radical Road

Have it from a good source that the event is on the up and up. HF might be 'ok' with RR serving their beer, but in order for it to be truly legit the beer would have to go through the LCBO. All beer entering the province and made available at a licensed establishment does. No one can bring back alc...
by Cass
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Amsterdam Double Tempest Day - Nov 25
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Amsterdam Double Tempest Day - Nov 25

We'd like to invite you to join us for Double Tempest Day 2017. Now in it's 5th year, our award winning Barrel Aged Imperial Stout has returned and is being bottled as we speak at our Leaside Brewery. Most recently our 2017 Batch won Gold at the Ontario Brewing Awards and Bronze at the 2016 World B...
by Cass
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: BCBS Black Friday in TO - Nov 24
Replies: 9
Views: 960

BCBS Black Friday in TO - Nov 24

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-friday-2017-bourbon-county-stout-release-toronto-tickets-39526347369 Join us on November 24th for a limited release of Goose Island Beer Company's 2017 Bourbon County Stout! This ticket will GUARANTEE one (1) 10oz pour from 5pm - 6pm only. Due to demand, please not...
by Cass
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Amsterdam Barrel House
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Re: Amsterdam Barrel House

Yes, maybe I should have been more specific. For those who have been, what did you think? Worth the trip to Leaside?
by Cass
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Labatt Archive @ Western
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Labatt Archive @ Western

Some fun old school stuff in here. https://labattheritage.lib.uwo.ca ‘Time in a bottle’: Labatt virtual exhibit at Western offers a public taste of Canadiana One of the world’s most significant corporate archival collections has now become among the most accessible and dynamic, with digitization tha...
by Cass
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Amsterdam Barrel House
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

Amsterdam Barrel House

Anyone been?
by Cass
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 5204

Re: Cask Days 2017

I had a thought that the Sunday "Family Friendly" change was (at least in part) due to the success of the Brewer's Backyard at the Brick Works. Maybe I'm perhaps thinking too much of myself though :) It's too bad to hear that it wasn't actually very family *friendly*, just all-ages. Anyway...
by Cass
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Big Pint
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Big Pint

Bier Markt Esplanade was a travesty in value, service and quality. Truly awful and a rip off. Has it changed since they re-opened with the Goose Island brew pub? The Goose Island side has a distinct design and atmosphere, and even though the two are connected the Goose side is (thankfully) nothing ...
by Cass
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Release 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7173

LCBO Winter Release 2017

Triple Karmeliet Strong Belgian Ale $3.65 330 8.4 LA MACKROKEN SCOTCH HONEY ALE $5.95 500 10.8 St Feuillien Cuvee de Noel Xtra Strong Belgia $3.95 330 9.0 Samichlaus $5.25 330 14.0 Komes Baltic Porter $3.20 500 9.0 Abbaye Des Rocs $6.15 750 9.0 Yeti Imperial Stout $10.95 650 9.5 Straffe Hendrik Quad...
by Cass
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 5204

Re: Cask Days 2017

FOBAB in Chicago doesn't release their beer list until you walk in the front door. Last year they had 400 beers. I kind of like the surprise of walking in and exploring, but I understand that people want to target certain beers to try.
by Cass
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: are you drinking a lie?
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: are you drinking a lie?

Bump to this thread as it was on my mind and I wanted to post this exact link. Are people bothered by private equity owning brewers the way that they are with large brewery ownership? I'd argue that private equity has a singular focus on making money (and not good beer), which makes them in some way...
by Cass
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: 555 Brewing Co. - Picton
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: 555 Brewing Co. - Picton

Thanks for the update. Footprint won the Best of the Fest at the GTAs on Wednesday and I have to admit I had never heard of them up to that point.
by Cass
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Zwanze
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: Zwanze

Hard to say if it was legendary. On tap when I was there was also Gueuze, Saint Lamvinus & Vigneronne IIRC. There were also a number of bottles that people were clamouring for (I remember Lou Pepe, as that ran out while I was standing at the bar). Personally I don't think Zwanze needs to be coup...
by Cass
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Maverick Brewing
Replies: 37
Views: 4123

Re: Saturation? Maverick Brewing

Also, their brewer is Andrew Crowder, ex of Muskoka Brewery. Not sure if that was mentioned here yet.
by Cass
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Maverick Brewing
Replies: 37
Views: 4123

Re: Saturation? Maverick Brewing

Stopped in this week to record a podcast. Had a sampler flight and all the beer was perfectly fine, but I was a bit distracted interviewing at the same time so will want to give it another go. An impressive space - large interior space, patio fronting on Bathurst, brewery in there and a separated be...

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