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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:43 am
by JeffPorter
TheSevenDuffs wrote: I hate to keep picking on this guy but why did he insist on drinking this out of the bottle? And why did the guys at Cameron's let him do that? Makes the whole thing look like a joke.


It was a little weird - even for the brew-master to do it. Bill Coleman seemed to be the only one interested on "showcasing" the beer - even during the pickle bit at the end, he poured an auburn so you could see the colour. (guess that's why he's the president.)

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:15 am
by JeffPorter
fyi - according to Cameron's newsletter, they've already started another batch of RPA, so it does look like it's here to stay - they're being pretty tight-lipped about it's potential distribution, though, but sounds promising...

On Tap at Jack Astor's

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:41 pm
by hopdevil
This is is on tap at Jack Astor's - Dundas St, near Hwy 403, in Mississauga.
Tasted fantastic - $7.65 for 23 oz.

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:30 pm
by andrewrg
23 oz? o.O

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:31 pm
by JeffPorter
Sorry - RPA is on tap at Jack Astor's??? I thought it would just be stuff like cream ale and the lager!

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:59 pm
by SteelbackGuy
My faith in Jack Astor`s is restored.

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:37 pm
by Guybrush
Why doesn't everyone just drink Cameron's Rye Pale Ale all the time? It's pretty much the best beer ever, and it comes in a huge bottle.

Your welcome, "World Peace".

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:45 pm
by JeffPorter
Guybrush wrote:Why doesn't everyone just drink Cameron's Rye Pale Ale all the time?


I'm trying as hard as I can :wink:

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:50 am
by Belgian
JeffPorter wrote:Sorry - RPA is on tap at Jack Astor's???


I think this is the spill-over effect of so many brewers producing more & better beers, to the point where restaurant chains get used to them & tolerate them, especially with those beers coming from breweries they are long comfortable with.

You can see this a lot in the States where even a so-so chain restaurant (or a tiny airport bar) still tends to have one or two very decent beer options available. Is Camerons potentially the next Sam Adams here? Surely they tighten up their game going forward. Like the sales rep Justin from Nickel Brook said to me yesterday 'It's not becoming any less competitive out there.'

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:57 am
by zane9
Belgian wrote:...Like the sales rep Justin from Nickel Brook said to me yesterday 'It's not becoming any less competitive out there.'


Exactly. The old expression "a rising tide floats all boats" applies to the scene right now: more beers, better beers, an expanding market.

The too-relaxed "boat captains" finally got the message and stepped up their game. The complacent ones will see their boat flounder on the rocks. The strong ones are steaming full speed ahead.

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:25 pm
by Derek
Belgian wrote:Is Camerons potentially the next Sam Adams here? Surely they tighten up their game going forward. Like the sales rep Justin from Nickel Brook said to me yesterday 'It's not becoming any less competitive out there.'


I'd say Creemore is sort of our Sam Adams, though they're no longer independent.

I'd love to have a few places like Applebees on this side of the boarder. Decent food at a good prices, kid friendly, always some local craft on-tap... at least there is in the Pacific Northwest. Original Joe's is getting there, but it's a bit more of a sports bar than a restaurant (lots of tall seating & televisions).

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:32 pm
by midlife crisis
Yes. And you know what else is just shockingly good in the US southeast? Mellow Mushroom. Very relaxed kid-friendly vibe, pizzas and other low stress food on the menu, and always at least 10 taps I would gladly order.

Craft friendly restaurant tangent...

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:32 pm
by Derek
Thanks, I hadn't heard of Mellow Mushroom, and there's one in Portland too!

There's a couple similar places around Buffalo:
http://www.pizzaplant.com/

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:08 pm
by midlife crisis
Yes, thanks, I've been to Pizza Plant and liked it. Mellow seems to be more of a chain though (looks like there are about 20 of them in greater Atlanta alone). Great to hear they are as far afield as Portland.

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:59 pm
by S. St. Jeb
midlife crisis wrote:Yes. And you know what else is just shockingly good in the US southeast? Mellow Mushroom. Very relaxed kid-friendly vibe, pizzas and other low stress food on the menu, and always at least 10 taps I would gladly order.


I went to a Mellow Mushroom in Gatlinburg TN on vacation last year. Great place!