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Re: Bar Volo

Postby drinkerongloucester » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:52 pm

hearing rumblings that birreria volo/new volo will be soft launching tonight on college. Can anyone confirm or add to these rumours?
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Re: Bar Volo

Postby atomeyes » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:02 pm

drinkerongloucester wrote:hearing rumblings that birreria volo/new volo will be soft launching tonight on college. Can anyone confirm or add to these rumours?

i drove by yesterday and it looked like there was still a decent amount of work that needed to be done to their front door.

they're supposed to have an Oxbow Brewery event this week, but seeing it's wednesday eve and no announcement...

totally random guess, but i'd think they're opening next week.
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Re: Bar Volo

Postby drinkerongloucester » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:36 am

atomeyes wrote:
drinkerongloucester wrote:hearing rumblings that birreria volo/new volo will be soft launching tonight on college. Can anyone confirm or add to these rumours?

i drove by yesterday and it looked like there was still a decent amount of work that needed to be done to their front door.

they're supposed to have an Oxbow Brewery event this week, but seeing it's wednesday eve and no announcement...

totally random guess, but i'd think they're opening next week.


Thanks for the intel! Funny enough, I just noticed the oxbow guys instagraming about being the "featured brewery" today for the "opening night".
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Re: Bar Volo

Postby Cass » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:13 am

Looks like it will be open...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKGQWI6BcZ8

Tonight we are honoured to have Tim & Greg from Oxbow Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) at Birreria Volo (612 College St.) from 7pm-12am. Come by and get a sneak peek of our new spot and try some awesome Maine brews:

BOTTLES
Oxbow Crossfade, Blend Of Hoppy Saisons w. Brett.
Oxbow Saison De Kuaska, 16 Month Barrel-Aged Saison
Oxbow BAFPA 10, Farmhouse Pale Ale Aged In French & American Oak
Oxbow Liquid Swords '15, Blended Barrel-Aged Biere De Garde
Oxbow Blended Oxtoberfest, 3 Years Blend Of Barrel-Aged Smoked Biere De Garde
Oxbow Sasuga, Brett Fermented Rice Saison
Oxbow Momoko, Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale Blended w. Peaches
Oxbow Funkhaus, Farmhouse IPA
Oxbow X Del Ducato Saison DEell’Aragosta, Mixed Fermented Saison w. Live Maine Lobster And Sea Salt
Oxbow Goods From The Woods, Blended Barrel Aged Beer Aged On Cedar
Oxbow X Stillwater Stillbow, Blueberry Wine Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale
Oxbow La Griseta, Mixed-Fermentation spelt based table grisette

KEGS
Oxbow Bowie, Subtly Smoked Blonde Farmhouse Ale
Oxbow Crossfade, Blend Of Hoppy Saisons w. Brett
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale, Saison Brewed w. American Hops
Oxbow Freestyle 38, Italian Style Pils
Oxbow Grizacca, Dry Hopped American Grisette
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Re: Bar Volo

Postby atomeyes » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:49 am

drinkerongloucester wrote:
atomeyes wrote:
drinkerongloucester wrote:hearing rumblings that birreria volo/new volo will be soft launching tonight on college. Can anyone confirm or add to these rumours?

i drove by yesterday and it looked like there was still a decent amount of work that needed to be done to their front door.

they're supposed to have an Oxbow Brewery event this week, but seeing it's wednesday eve and no announcement...

totally random guess, but i'd think they're opening next week.


Thanks for the intel! Funny enough, I just noticed the oxbow guys instagraming about being the "featured brewery" today for the "opening night".

yeah. colour me surprised. it was a drive-by glance, but it looked like it needed some serious work.
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Re: Bar Volo

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:07 pm

That's cool....had some of those Oxbox beers at the brewery in Portland earlier in the summer. Overall pretty good stuff!
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Birreria Volo

Postby atomeyes » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:50 pm

2 different bars, so 2 different threads, i'd think.
Tonight's the opening
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby Provost Drunk » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:27 pm

Agreed - and it follows the precedent set by the two different Bar Hop threads. Is tonight's soft launch at Birreria one night only?
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby atomeyes » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:28 pm

Provost Drunk wrote:Agreed - and it follows the precedent set by the two different Bar Hop threads. Is tonight's soft launch at Birreria one night only?


think they were sort of opened to some last night.
tonight's a special event.
tuesday's the opening.

no food tonight except for (excellent) fried chicken from next door.

the space: honestly, and no hyperbole, the Moranas knocked this one out of the fucking park. it has all of the touches that you'd want. i want to go and wander through and find all the little things that are in there that make it a gorgeous space.
the best part? the hall in front of the bathrooms. just so cool and beautiful.

nice back patio with communal seating and a mural.
lots of taps (including Mamouche tonight). A to Z.
looks like they've gone back to table service.

if C'est What's your thing, then Birreria Volo likely isn't. it oozes coolness and looks like no other Toronto bar. it's captured a darkness and fun that you'd see in a european wine bar.
the negative? if it becomes a hot neighbourhood bar (and, to be honest, i can't see non-beer crowds flooding it), the winter seating is pretty limited. so it may be an exclusive space.
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby Belgian » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:56 pm

^ neato.
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby Cass » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:46 am

Thanks for the update. I so wanted to go last night to take a look, but was exhausted from work. Gotta go next week!
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby atomeyes » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:38 am

the Oxbow beer were pretty nice. they weren't cheap (understandably so) and having around 5 on tap, in backwards Ontario, was pretty great.
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby Provost Drunk » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:04 pm

I also stopped by last night. Although the Oxbow beers weren't cheap, I really liked that the option of ordering 3 or 6 oz. pours of the bottled beers. It can e tough to commit to a whole 500 or 750 mL bottle when aren't able to share it among a group. It also makes it easier to try a number of different brews. I know that Birrerria is supposed to be more focused on exclusive bottles. I hope the option of ordering smaller pours from their bottled offerings remains, though obviously there are concerns with spoilage and waste with this approach.
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby Cass » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:06 pm

Moved the Birreria posts from the other thread into this one.
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Re: Birreria Volo

Postby atomeyes » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:19 pm

a blog post on the bar, including some pics.
https://medium.com/@evelyn/birreria-vol ... .dsmmgyirm

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