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by gordonpeterwiebe
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2373856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

GLB Apocalypse Later Imperial Black IPA Probably the most unique of any black IPA I've had. Stronger on the "black" side than others I've had. Nice hop aroma and flavour. yeah, I'm really enjoying the batch this year... thick, delicious and a bit hard to place what style it is exactly. it...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4954
Views: 1222831

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

A strong hop presence would have made this beer so much more complex. Maybe so, but regular Molson drinkers* would probably be disgusted by the bitterness that would result from that complexity. My guess is most line extensions are aimed at regular drinkers of a brand's main offerings, looking for ...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4954
Views: 1222831

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I have had two bottles of the Aug 28th batch of Aphrodite, and it is quite thin and oxidized. It is still an interesting stout, but it lacks the body and vanilla/cocoa of fresher batches. Still, it's not like there are any stouts of equal quality at the LCBO... *By the way, does anybody else notice...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases
Replies: 591
Views: 118058

Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

the fat tug was quite nice. somewhat Stone-y in character... but, better.
and, yeah, the metallic/pearlescent custom die cut label makes you feel like you're getting a real deal for your $6!
by gordonpeterwiebe
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2373856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I'd say ransack and headstock are quite comparable with slight differences... and, both brilliant!
by gordonpeterwiebe
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 275
Views: 68235

Re: Great Lakes

I had three life sentences at the monarch the other night... wow, it's a good one! The friend I was with has a bit of a hop allergy (we think, possibly something else in ales/ipas) so he sticks to lighter filtered lagers etc... anyhow, just the smell from my life sentence wafting down the bar got hi...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4954
Views: 1222831

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

wow! ransack at the beer store... yup, it will be my first time buying something there in over 5 years.
by gordonpeterwiebe
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4954
Views: 1222831

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Lake Effect cans now listed under #445577, no stock showing... FYI I picked up a few cans yesterday at the Gammage St. store here in London... apparently they received them over a week ago but were unable to get them out onto the floor until a product listing was created which was apparently done y...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4954
Views: 1222831

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

had a couple finest kind last night: it was ok, nothing to get crazy about... different flavour profile than anything brewed locally which is always interesting. I'm wondering if it's starting to age a bit though? the bottles I had tasted a bit "grapey" though not quite "raisiny"...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2373856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

had an evening at barhop (classic) on the weekend: Thrust - delicious, great batch. 11.05 saison - less than half interesting/more than half terrible, almost like a pint of sangria. Maniacal Hopshop - super, maybe getting a little old though? I find GLB IPA's have an extremely short shelf life and l...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 855
Views: 217699

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I was going to hold my tongue on this one but it (my tongue) was insulted by the double polaris! I thought it was a disaster. It tasted like a IIPA I'd expect from an "ok" homebrewer or one of the smaller/newer breweries that are popping up in every little town in Ontario (no good). I wish...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 208
Views: 50676

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Not sure if I missed this, but does anyone have the pricing on the 11/05? I'm not sure about the pricing... but, last year only sawdust had the legal rights to sell the 11.05 collaboration out of their shop... because, Ontario. Also, I'm currently drinking/enjoying/rejoicing the first good headstoc...
by gordonpeterwiebe
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 855
Views: 217699

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 gordonpeterwiebe
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 855
Views: 217699

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

GLB, sawdust and nickelbrook (unfortunately, not recently for nickelbrook though) are all far better imo.
I just don't get the fanboyism for bellwoods. I love that they put out a tonne of different beers... but, it all tastes a little amateur to me.
by gordonpeterwiebe
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 855
Views: 217699

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I had a bottle of the 3 minutes to midnight last night. Good, but surprisingly light and uncomplicated for a 10% imperial. So, ultimately, tasty for sure... but, it's definitely not a $12 bottle of beer. I'd much rather have a GLB cherry hoarder for half the price. I'm done taking a chance on their ...

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