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Cameron's Rye Pale Ale

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:56 am
by liamt07
Anyone else had this? Grabbed a couple pints last night at the Rhino, an excellent Rye IPA. Loads of juicy citrus and tropical notes, a bit of rye spiciness. Excellent mouthfeel. Has the potential to be one of the best in the province if the quality of this brew remains consistent IMO.

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:08 pm
by kmallett
Picked up a sixer from the brewery a few days ago. I really enjoyed it.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:33 pm
by Brewbert
I was thinking of swinging by the brewery to pick some up, my dad is a hophead and he said this stuff is great, best of the bunch in Ontario - which from him is high praise.

How much is a 6 pack at their brewery?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:28 pm
by fricfrac
A 6pk will run you $16.50.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:35 pm
by cratez
fricfrac wrote: A 6pk will run you $16.50.


Oakville, Ontario: 139 squared kilometres of yuppiness surrounded by reality.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:30 pm
by JeffPorter
cratez wrote:
fricfrac wrote: A 6pk will run you $16.50.


Oakville, Ontario: 139 squared kilometres of yuppiness surrounded by reality.


And how!!! Not to derail, but two stories -

This past fall, I worked the farmer's market selling for the McVean Farm up here...Let's just say that the following were two very typical conversations I had with customers:

#1

Customer: "Do you have any Eggplants?"

Me: "No, sorry egglplant has been done for quite time."

Customer: "I need eggplant"

Me: "Sorry, it's pretty late in the season..."

Customer: "But...I NEED eggplant..."


#2

Customer: "What are these little pumpkins for?"

Me: "Sugar Pumpkins! Good for baking pies!"

Customer: "How much are they?"

Me: "3 dollars."

Customer: "Can I have it for a dollar?"

Me: "Um...no..."

Customer: "How come?"

Me: "The farmer would lose money."

Customer: "And?..."

There were a lot of conversations like this. I thought perhaps this was just confined to the market, and then went to Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago.

So, the gelato counter is right beside the bakery counter. And like many gelato counters, they can give you little tiny samples.

This one woman walks up to the bakery counter (after budding in front of me) and asks the woman for a small sample of each of the brownies.

The woman behind the counter thinks that she wants four small portions of each of the brownies so that they would equal one brownie. A nice accommodation, I thought, and she put a brownie price tag on it.

The woman actually said - "Oh, I didn't want to pay for them..."

The woman behind the counter rolled her eyes, took the little box back, took the sticker off, and gave it back to this woman, saying, "You might as well have them, they're no good to me..." The customer actually then got ANGRY at the woman behind the counter!!!

Sorry for the long winded-ness, but Oakville, you have a beautiful city, but some pretty entitled people there!

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:39 pm
by duncan
JeffPorter wrote:
So, the gelato


I witnessed a woman throw a shit fit at customer service at the same Whole Foods because she couldn't locate the Pumpkin gelato.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:07 pm
by Brewbert
16.50... for a six pack of 6.6% ale?...That isn't even imported?


Are you pulling my leg?


I hope it's worth it..

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:42 pm
by Derek
Yuppie tangent...

Personally I wouldn't want to live there either, but I do have close friends in Oakville, and it does seem like a decent place for a family (half the crime rate of the city and space is a lot more affordable).

Now I'm really confused by the Yuppie designation of these suburbanites. Isn't a Yuppie a young urban professional seeking social status? That's nothing like the soccer mom's that run rampant in these communities.

If you're an urban dweller making (what could be seen as) frivolous alcohol purchases, isn't that bit like calling the kettle black?

If you want to degrade the upper-middle class which has now moved out of the city, you need another term! Maybe Young Upper Middle-class Suburbanites... or Yummies for short.

Why should the Yummy only apply to the Mummy?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yummy_mummy

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:47 pm
by Brewbert
Against my brains judgement I bought a 6 pack at the brewery today.. brought my mother along with me because she was curious about breweries and such. I had to get her out of the house for the surprise 30th anniversary party anyway.

This beer is....... godly. The greatest thing from Ontario without a doubt... Must try Black Oak's imperial IPA before I leave.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:28 pm
by cratez
Derek wrote:Yuppie tangent...

Personally I wouldn't want to live there either, but I do have close friends in Oakville, and it does seem like a decent place for a family (half the crime rate of the city and space is a lot more affordable).

Now I'm really confused by the Yuppie designation of these suburbanites. Isn't a Yuppie a young urban professional seeking social status? That's nothing like the soccer mom's that run rampant in these communities.

If you're an urban dweller making (what could be seen as) frivolous alcohol purchases, isn't that bit like calling the kettle black?

If you want to degrade the upper-middle class which has now moved out of the city, you need another term! Maybe Young Upper Middle-class Suburbanites... or Yummies for short.

Why should the Yummy only apply to the Mummy?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yummy_mummy


LOL. Derek - you're taking my one-liner WAY too seriously. I was making the facetious point (tongue firmly planted in cheek) that only rich Oakville suburbanites can afford $17 sixers of a mid-strength, locally brewed ale. It was more a criticism of the confusing price point than a serious commentary on social status. But you're right - yummy is the better term!

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:33 pm
by TheSevenDuffs
I meant to pick up a sixer this weekend but the ridiculous price point prevented me from doing so. For a brewery that has only recently started to brew interesting beer, the price point of this really has me scratching my head.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:33 pm
by Derek
cratez wrote:
Derek wrote:Yuppie tangent...

Personally I wouldn't want to live there either, but I do have close friends in Oakville, and it does seem like a decent place for a family (half the crime rate of the city and space is a lot more affordable).

Now I'm really confused by the Yuppie designation of these suburbanites. Isn't a Yuppie a young urban professional seeking social status? That's nothing like the soccer mom's that run rampant in these communities.

If you're an urban dweller making (what could be seen as) frivolous alcohol purchases, isn't that bit like calling the kettle black?

If you want to degrade the upper-middle class which has now moved out of the city, you need another term! Maybe Young Upper Middle-class Suburbanites... or Yummies for short.

Why should the Yummy only apply to the Mummy?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yummy_mummy


LOL. Derek - you're taking my one-liner WAY too seriously. I was making the facetious point (tongue firmly planted in cheek) that only rich Oakville suburbanites can afford $17 sixers of a mid-strength, locally brewed ale. It was more a criticism of the confusing price point than a serious commentary on social status. But you're right - yummy is the better term!


Yeah, I was jesting as well.

The suburbanites often take a lot flack, even though they've chosen an affordable lifestyle. Besides, $17 is cheaper than 6 drinks at a restaurant/pub... heck, some places charge more than that for bottled water!

Prices are dictated by the market. If it sells, is it priced too high?

Beer drinkers have had it relatively easy (compared to wine lovers etc), but unfortunately as craft gains in popularity, there's going to be more people willing to pay a premium.

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:15 pm
by JeffPorter
Just had this at the Rhino (great line up at the Rhino this weekend, btw, including Golden Pride cask, Bengal Lancer, and Raftman)

Yeah, it's definitely one of the best IPAs in the province...It actually reminds me of a less boozy 10BY....

$17 is steep, and at those prices, I'll have a pint at the Rhino for six bucks, thanks - but I wonder if this is the future of hoppy beers...

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:32 am
by Derek
$6 / pint = 30 cents an ounce (assuming it's a 20 oz pint). PLUS TIP!

$17 / 72 oz = 23.6 cents an ounce (assuming they're 12 oz bottles).

Sure the brewery is still making more from the on-site sale, but I wouldn't say it's poor value for the consumer.

I don't understand why there's no hesitation to support the publican (which they certainly deserve, considering cost of rent etc), yet people scoff at supporting the people that actually brew the beer?

SUPPORT YOUR BREWERS!