Belle-Vue Kriek on Tap Downtown?

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Belle-Vue Kriek on Tap Downtown?

Postby JWalter » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:49 am

Hi Folks, question - Who can tell me some places that currently have Belle-Vue Kriek on tap in Downtown Toronto? Thanks in Advance!
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Postby viggo » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:14 am

None?
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Postby esprit » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:42 am

Esplanade Biermarkt has always had it but I haven't been there ina few weeks now. BTW, Labatt's withdrew the bottled version from the LCBO earlier this year so there is no bottled Kriek available in Ontario at the moment. Good news is the LCBO has selected Mort Subite Kriek to replace it and we've just finalized the labelling and packaging and hope to see it on the market soon. We hope before Xmas but, since the LCBO does not accept deliveries from suppliers in December, more likely in January or early February.
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Postby viggo » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:48 am

Hmm I've never seen it at Biermarkt, maybe I should check that place out again. When are we going to get a real kriek here?
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Postby Pub Style » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:19 pm

It is available at Castro's Lounge on Queen street East.
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Re: Belle-Vue Kriek on Tap Downtown?

Postby tobyguy » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:28 pm

[quote="JWalter"]Hi Folks, question - Who can tell me some places that currently have Belle-Vue Kriek on tap in Downtown Toronto? Thanks in Advance![/quote]

The Movenpick at first BCE place has this.

First place I ever tride it!

Know of any place where you can actually purchase bottles around town?? I was in Alaska and went into a specialty shop I got some a few weeks ago. Interestingly enough, it tasted much, much better than the stuff the LCBO sold (until they stopped). Even though it was from Kriek as well, the one I tried in the US was much sweater.

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Re: Belle-Vue Kriek on Tap Downtown?

Postby GregClow » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:42 am

tobyguy wrote:Know of any place where you can actually purchase bottles around town??


As noted by esprit's post earlier in the thread, Labatt/InBev are no longer selling Belle-Vue Kriek in bottles in Ontario. It was pulled from the LCBO earlier this year.
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Re: Belle-Vue Kriek on Tap Downtown?

Postby Jonah Hex » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:43 pm

JWalter wrote:Who can tell me some places that currently have Belle-Vue Kriek on tap in Downtown Toronto?

Well, I know this is a little late, but then I'm new here. :)

Belle Vue Kriek Cherry Lambic Ale is on tap at the West 50 Pourhouse, along with a few others :)
http://www.hiprestaurants.com/west50/me ... erMenu.pdf

I've had it a couple times now. Very nice.
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Postby the.brewer » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:55 am

Can someone please let the West 50 know that beer straight from the kettle would 1) not be how the brewmaster intended it to be sold, 2) not have any alcohol in it and 3) not show much variety in styles. It would also be hot. I'd rather not make a nuisance of myself directly in this case because I'd like to get my beer on tap there someday. We can't go around burning bridges, can we?
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Postby Durendal » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:16 pm

It's been almost a year since I've been there, but I had about four glasses of it at the Village Idiot (at the northwest corner of Dundas and McCaul - great little pub) last time. Maybe they still have it on tap.
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Postby the.brewer » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:19 pm

Jonah Hex wrote:

Belle Vue Kriek Cherry Lambic Ale is on tap at the West 50 Pourhouse, along with a few others
http://www.hiprestaurants.com/west50/me ... erMenu.pdf
End quote.

My post above may be a bit confusing. I refer to the text in West 50's pdf beer list and don't know how to do quotes properly!
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Postby Jonah Hex » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:33 pm

the.brewer wrote:Jonah Hex wrote:

Belle Vue Kriek Cherry Lambic Ale is on tap at the West 50 Pourhouse, along with a few others
http://www.hiprestaurants.com/west50/me ... erMenu.pdf
End quote.

My post above may be a bit confusing. I refer to the text in West 50's pdf beer list and don't know how to do quotes properly!

That would be this text at the top of their beer list?
WEST 50 - CANADA’S LARGEST SELECTION OF DRAUGHT BEER

At West 50 we believe in passing on the quality, craftsmanship and care that these brewers have created in their products.

With over 100 draught beers to choose from, you are about to taste beer that is as close to being straight from the kettle, beer in its freshest state.

We have installed the finest system of draught beer delivery. Our lines are meticulously cleaned after each keg and our state of the art temperature control ensures the perfect product every time!

Not being a brewer, I'll conceed that may be a a mistake. But they mean well. :oops:

It's all the text (beers) below that get my attention, though. 8)
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Postby the.brewer » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:59 pm

No need at all for the red smiley, Jonah Hex. My criticism is directed purely at the menu writer and is meant to be good natured and constructive. It's just that I really cannot say anything about it myself directly or it may be seen to be associated with the fact that I don't have my beer on tap there, and I can assure you there is no connection (other than the fact that I am a picky SOB!). I've been to the place as a customer several times and enjoyed some great beers in good condition. For the record, now that I have freed up some capacity by making Dunkel a seasonal, I would be very glad to supply the West 50 with Weissbier because I think it would not hang around too long........but this is taking the thread off topic.
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Postby Belgian » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:25 pm

... beer straight from the kettle would 1) not be how the brewmaster intended it to be sold, 2) not have any alcohol in it and 3) not show much variety in styles. It would also be hot.


But would it be very FRESH with a crisp, clean aftertaste? That's all I want - refreshing beer, clean clear aftertaste, reasonably priced.
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