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Postby matt7215 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:14 pm

tupalev wrote:Hey KW folks - I am having some people from out of town tomorrow up for a visit - if they were interested in samplers at the Huether, is it best to drink upstairs or downstairs? I like the downstairs a lot more, but I've never really seen anyone but staff a the bar before. Upstairs is fine but sort of sports bar'ish. Just curious, thanks for any tips.


the downstairs does samplers and has a way better atmosphere + you could call ahead and organize a tour of the old lagering cellars. the upstairs is fine if you go when its slow, or you could book the room at the back
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Postby tupalev » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:01 pm

Thanks Matt
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Postby JerCraigs » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:22 pm

Reviving this old thread.
Where are the places to go in Waterloo these days? Will be there Sunday afternoon/evening. Innocente may be closed by the time we get there. Was considering Kick Off or Beertown, with a slight edge towards Kick Off since we will be close to UW campus. Are both decent options to eat?
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Postby ercousin » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:40 pm

JerCraigs wrote:Reviving this old thread.
Where are the places to go in Waterloo these days? Will be there Sunday afternoon/evening. Innocente may be closed by the time we get there. Was considering Kick Off or Beertown, with a slight edge towards Kick Off since we will be close to UW campus. Are both decent options to eat?


Kickoffs is closed Aug 15 to Sept 2 since students will be gone after exams.

https://www.facebook.com/kickoff.waterl ... 1427965635

They don't have much in terms of food but the waffle fries and nachos are good, at least they were when I was a drunk student 3 years ago.
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Postby icemachine » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:49 am

There's Imbibe as well, with 6 taps

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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:55 am

Lancaster Smokehouse. 16 craft taps and BBQ!
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Postby lister » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:59 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Lancaster Smokehouse. 16 craft taps and BBQ!


I understand that place is fairly popular. What's the tap selection and BBQ like?

We may have a trip out that way to visit some friends. I've been thinking about trying it but have gotten tired of pathetic BBQ.
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Postby ercousin » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:41 pm

lister wrote:
MatttthewGeorge wrote:Lancaster Smokehouse. 16 craft taps and BBQ!


I understand that place is fairly popular. What's the tap selection and BBQ like?

We may have a trip out that way to visit some friends. I've been thinking about trying it but have gotten tired of pathetic BBQ.


I went once about 2 years ago and the food was very good. The beer selection was okay at the time (could have gotten better since). Mostly flagships from OCB breweries.
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Postby Kish84 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:57 pm

lister wrote:I understand that place is fairly popular. What's the tap selection and BBQ like?

We may have a trip out that way to visit some friends. I've been thinking about trying it but have gotten tired of pathetic BBQ.
I like the BBQ, it's no Slow's or Dinosaur BBQ, but it holds its own.

This is what's on their website right now.

Hogsback Premium Lager
Beau's Lugtread Lagered Ale
Steamwhistle Pilsner
Muskoka Dark Ale
Muskoka Cream Ale
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA
Flying Monkey Antigravity Light
Creemore Springs Lager
Mill St. Organic
Mill St. Tankhouse Ale
Mill St. Stock Ale

I believe they have 4-8 rotating taps as well. Unless that has changed within the last 2-3 months.
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:44 pm

I'll be there this week and will report the tap list, because the above/website is out of date.

Food is great. Recently featured on You Gotta Eat Here.
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Postby Kish84 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:06 pm

Another new brewery/brewpub opening up soon in Waterloo. Abe Erb.

Not much info available on these guys, but as far as I've heard, more marketers getting into craft beer. I'll reserve judgement until they actually put something out.

On another note, Together We're Bitter may be close to getting a location. I've tried two beers from the brewer and liked both of them, so I'm looking forward to their other offerings.

The Bent Elbow is up to 34 beers on tap now. They started with 20ish, with only 3 rotating taps, and now only have 3-4 that don't rotate.
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Postby midlife crisis » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:50 pm

Was up in Waterloo today. Passed by Kick Off but it was closed. I dunno. Bent Elbow, Imbibe, Lancaster, Borealis, Beertown, maybe even Gastropub 29 all looked like better bets for K-W, no? Can't say for sure, because while I've been to those I've never been to Kick Off.
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Postby Kish84 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:15 pm

midlife crisis wrote:Was up in Waterloo today. Passed by Kick Off but it was closed. I dunno. Bent Elbow, Imbibe, Lancaster, Borealis, Beertown, maybe even Gastropub 29 all looked like better bets for K-W, no? Can't say for sure, because while I've been to those I've never been to Kick Off.

Kick Off has weird hours, I haven't been in quite some time, but they were pretty big supporters of Craftoberfest over the last 3 weeks. Multiple posts on Facebook about kegs changing daily.

That being said, a lot of the same stuff was/is available at the Bent Elbow, which is only a 5 minute drive/10-15 minute walk for me. Unfortunately, they aren't open on Sundays.

The Elbow also has a case each of the 4 Mad Hatter beers that were available at the Bier Market dinner. Oak Aged Hatter, Black Hatter, Imperial Hatter, and Rye Hatter.
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