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by The Mick
Sun May 04, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer 2014 Craft Beer Release
Replies: 167
Views: 43126

That Lindeman's price is on par with USA from what I remember, it is only 2.5% ABV Why do we equate the value of a beer to be directly proportional to it's abv? In Ontario this seems to be more prevalent than other places. Maybe it's that we don't get any high quality, low abv beers in the province...
by The Mick
Sun May 04, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Pete Coors: Grappling with the ever-changing world of beer
Replies: 12
Views: 2363

The standard craft beers, like the mad tom's, mill St, spearheads, beaus, etc, are the same price as the big boys, at least within a $1 or two, excluding the major value brands like Pabst or something. Charging even a dollar more per pint, using a 58 L format keg, works out to an extra $100/keg. So ...
by The Mick
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Green Flash no longer at the lcbo
Replies: 18
Views: 5210

Get it before it's gone.
by The Mick
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Saaz Republic Pilz
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Had this shortly before Christmas time and thought that it was really tasty. It was on tap at the Loon. Agree with what Gary said in the OP. Just a really nice beer.
by The Mick
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Beau's Brewery Feature
Replies: 118
Views: 29902

The Beau's crew are the nicest people I've met in the beer industry. Not kidding. It's half the reason I still bother with them. They love their brand and product they've put a lot of effort into. So, I'm surprised they'd send anyone a testy email regarding their product, but one person is one pers...
by The Mick
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Ottawa WinterBrewed Festival Feb 14-16
Replies: 30
Views: 5744

Last time I was talking to Sim, he was looking to focus on pretty much just Ottawa breweries at the Rochester. I get the novelty of that idea, but I think that leaves the line up fairly weak for the most part. A lot of the local guys just aren't there yet. BTP is always reasonably strong, and ABC is...
by The Mick
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Beau's Brewery Feature
Replies: 118
Views: 29902

Being in Ottawa, this feature excites me exactly none. I will likely get to try all of these as they will be on tap around town, but I won't be shelling out any money at the BO for them. I don't have an issue with Beau's, but all of these beers will be easily accessible to me and likely most of Onta...
by The Mick
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Ottawa WinterBrewed Festival Feb 14-16
Replies: 30
Views: 5744

I really like the Loon. It has character. They may lack the knowledge and finer service of Brothers, but I'm not looking for that there. It's a grungy pub where you can drink some great beers. I don't need my server to know all the hops and malts in the brew, the O.G., or anything else to enjoy my p...
by The Mick
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Session Toronto 2014 - Jun 13/14
Replies: 36
Views: 9129

I think as far as the bathrooms go, they are just saying that both sides of the fest will have bathrooms, but obviously only VIPs can use the ones on the VIP side . Also the higher ticket sounds like it includes a catered buffet, not to mention 25 more tasting tokens, which are a buck a piece. It so...
by The Mick
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2374332

Tonight over some board games:
Breakfast Stout
Bellwood Donkey Venom
Bellwood Blitzen
Backwoods Bastard
by The Mick
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO 2014 Spring release?
Replies: 22
Views: 6606

Super excited about the Eisbock. Was just talking about it with a friend the other day and now it looks like we'll get a chance to try it fairly soon!(hopefully)

I think the Nebuchadnezzar from Omnipollo will be in this release as well
by The Mick
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beau's Exporting to NY
Replies: 77
Views: 12901

I think it's worth taking into consideration that we are comparing, for the most part, one province against a whole country. If you were to make the best hockey team from NY to play against team Canada, they would lose. Take the best players from across the US and the playing field certainly evens o...
by The Mick
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Private Ordering
Topic: Le Trou Du Diable barVolo 25th Anniversary Sour Blend
Replies: 39
Views: 14052

Just got my invoice for two cases for the Ottawa Area. Works out to be about $20 a bottle. I'm going to need help unloading some of these. Ottawa people speak up. I do have the usual suspects on the list. I'll let you know when I get my hands on the cases. Hey fella, If you're still trying to unloa...
by The Mick
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Belgian Quad Blind Tasting Results
Replies: 45
Views: 10731

Totally agree that they are the two best in the world. For me R10 edges out St. Bernies ever so slightly, but as you mentioned, very close.
by The Mick
Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: The Cheshire Cat is on Fire.
Replies: 15
Views: 8803

Awesome! Definitely going to need to make a trip out there over the holidays! Glad they are back, great people and a great place.

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