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Re: Amsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe Amber

Postby Derek » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:46 pm

kinguy wrote:
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GregClow wrote:I should note that the "Big Wheel" in the name doesn't refer to the kid's toy, but to the penny-farthing bicycle being used for the logo.


The kid's toy could be an interesting label/ad campaign:
http://www.zazzle.com/this_is_how_i_rol ... 4854492117

I know I have a strange sentimental attachment to my old big wheel. :D


Nah, the LLBO would never allow it...drinking and driving, you know.


It could lure children into the bottle as well... :roll:

Seriously though... they're calling it an almost pale ale and obviously directing it to the mainstream consumer. Heck, even if it had 28 IBU's a lot of people here would think it was pedestrian. But every brewery needs a go-to beer (especially in these times).

And if this provides cash flow for them to do more interesting one-offs... even better! (I know Jamie would like to).


On edit, I'm not sure what I was thinking/drinking, 'cause its obviously UK hops in this one...
"and if this becomes a gateway beer that gives people a taste for Amarillo hops, that'd be great!"
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Postby JerCraigs » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:27 am

So is this available out and about anywhere yet, at the brewery?
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Postby Lager Bore » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:32 pm

JerCraigs wrote:So is this available out and about anywhere yet, at the brewery?


I'm just back from meeting a friend at the Fill Station, a typical sports bar cum "eatery" in the east end of the Beaches. After a quick glance at the taps from a distance I knew there'd only be perhaps Steam Whistle or Creemore, so I asked for both, in that order. They didn't serve these so the server offered up Amsterdam Big Wheel Amber, and I replied "Dutch Lager?" as I hadn't heard of this. She said no, Big Wheel, and it's like Creemore. She mentioned that later a second time. This tells me kind of where the reps are telling the clients to position this. Anyhoo, with no other choice, and buoyed by an anecdotal perception that Amsterdam accounts have been improving in quality as of late, I ordered one.

And I can't disagree with anything anyone's written so far. It's a nice contrast to the seventeen screens showing the same hockey game. It's a pleasant alternative to what the other taps have to offer, namely Molsoncoors' and Invbev's finest. I don't think it's meant to be anything else. It's very well done; clean, crisp, no faults. And it's great to have another choice out there when one finds oneself in a place like this. At five oh eight a pint, I'd definitely order this again.

Several blocks down at the Gabby's on Queen, a few months back I'd returned a pint of Amsterdam's Blonde. It's nice to see things changing for the better.
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Postby DAN-D-MAN » Thu May 14, 2009 6:35 am

It's on tap at the Corner Restaurant at the North East side of Jarvis and Front Street. You get a nice view of the St. Lawrence Market from their patio. This place has other craft brews on tap as well; nothing spectacular though.

It's also on tap two doors down at a place called The Jason George (100 Front Street East). This place also has a patio and a bunch of micros on tap.
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Postby velovampire » Thu May 14, 2009 10:55 am

Also on tap at Freshwood Grill on Roncesvalles. Not sure about the Kensington Market location. I thought it was decent, not great, but something I would order again. Thanks for the tip, Dan, re: the Corner - might be a nice place to grab a patio seat to watch the Criterium on the 29th (seeing as C'est What doesn't have a patio). And it's sort of fitting to drink a bicycle-branded beer while watching a cycle race...
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Postby lister » Thu May 14, 2009 10:58 am

Granted I haven't been to the Kensington location since last summer, but back then there were no taps period. Only bottles available.
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Postby velovampire » Thu May 14, 2009 11:00 am

lister wrote:Granted I haven't been to the Kensington location since last summer, but back then there were no taps period. Only bottles available.
Ahh yes, you're right - same here, haven't been there since shortly after they opened and it was bottles only. I'm not sure they even have room for taps in that location :P
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Canning Production

Postby trub_man » Sun May 24, 2009 5:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YCl6fTBAc

Should start seeing it in LCBO's soon....well as long as they don't go on strike.
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Re: Canning Production

Postby velovampire » Sun May 24, 2009 5:35 pm

trub_man wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YCl6fTBAc

Should start seeing it in LCBO's soon....well as long as they don't go on strike.
Cool vid! I'll be buying my fair share over the summer... 8)
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Re: Canning Production

Postby Bobsy » Sun May 24, 2009 8:31 pm

trub_man wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YCl6fTBAc

Should start seeing it in LCBO's soon....well as long as they don't go on strike.


Nice. I tried this on Friday and thought it was a good sessionable beer. Will it be available at the brewery store soon too?

Hey - did you check out the good feedback on the spring bock? I think it may be in the running for the best of fest at c'est what. Any plans to have it return next year.
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Re: Canning Production

Postby velovampire » Tue May 26, 2009 11:15 pm

Bobsy wrote:Nice. I tried this on Friday and thought it was a good sessionable beer. Will it be available at the brewery store soon too?

Seems like it's there now:
http://greatcanadianpubs.blogspot.com/2 ... -beer.html
I'm going to pick some up tomorrow.
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Postby trub_man » Wed May 27, 2009 5:58 pm

Finished canning -112 cases ready forsale.
Cheers.
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Postby Derek » Wed May 27, 2009 7:15 pm

trub_man wrote:Finished canning -112 cases ready forsale.
Cheers.


That should clear some space for... say... a schwarzbier?

Are you still planning to do one?

With the abysmal offerings of LCBO summer seasonal, it'd be a great alternative. Probably pair nicely with some BBQ too!
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Postby Belgian » Thu May 28, 2009 9:43 pm

Derek wrote:That should clear some space for... say... a schwarzbier?

I'm honestly curious - when's the last time anyone reading this bought Köstritzer. It's a great summertime beer for a rye-and-smoky cold-cuts type picnic lunch out in the sun. May lead to fun with GF! (Just to warn those on heart meds...)
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu May 28, 2009 10:16 pm

Belgian wrote:
Derek wrote:That should clear some space for... say... a schwarzbier?

I'm honestly curious - when's the last time anyone reading this bought Köstritzer. It's a great summertime beer for a rye-and-smoky cold-cuts type picnic lunch out in the sun. May lead to fun with GF! (Just to warn those on heart meds...)



Just bought 4 tonight actually. I usually have a few a week. Its absolutely delicious by the way.
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