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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby groulxsome » Fri May 13, 2016 11:08 am

Full details (and backstory) about the beer release today: http://www.follybrewing.com/invented-tradition-1

Today at 4. 200 bottles. 4/person. $8 a pop (that's like almost the price of a grande caramel macchiato and chocolate chunk cookie across the road at Starbucks! Though I cannot speak for the comparable quality.) One keg tapped at the pub at the same time.

We also have Saudade (mixed fermentation American farmhouse ale with Hull Melon hops), Shadow Puppets (Belgian-inspired table beer using rye, oats, and 100% Ontario wild yeast), and Lost Words (Belgian-inspired mixed fermentation brown ale) in bottles.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby Belgian » Sat May 14, 2016 12:44 am

groulxsome wrote:8 a pop (that's like almost the price of a grande caramel macchiato and chocolate chunk cookie across the road at Starbucks!.

I just fell off my char & went into a diabetic coma reading that.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby Craig » Sun May 15, 2016 2:03 pm

The invented tradition is nice. Hard to describe, other than to say it's complex and still has an aggressively Bretty flavor. I imagine it will be even better if it mellows with some aging.

Saudade is nice too. Juicy, complex and refreshing. I think those hops add some interesting flavor. My only criticism is the mouthfeel is a little lacking in body. I think that basic recipe in a couple of iterations will be killer.

Great stuff going on down at Folly.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby jeremyg » Mon May 16, 2016 10:24 am

FINALLY got a chance to check out Folly last night. was really impressed with the place. had a flight (praxis, rhizome, lost words, sojourn) and enjoyed it quite a bit. grabbed a couple bottles to go and a glass, of course. will definitely be back!

keep up the good work, guys.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby groulxsome » Mon May 16, 2016 4:54 pm

Craig wrote:The invented tradition is nice. Hard to describe, other than to say it's complex and still has an aggressively Bretty flavor. I imagine it will be even better if it mellows with some aging.

Saudade is nice too. Juicy, complex and refreshing. I think those hops add some interesting flavor. My only criticism is the mouthfeel is a little lacking in body. I think that basic recipe in a couple of iterations will be killer.

Great stuff going on down at Folly.


Thanks! I agree with both points. The invented will do some nice things with aging. We wanted to pull it from the barrel before it got too oaky. Hopefully future editions will be bottle conditioned even. And I do wish the body/carbonation was a little more on point on Saudade.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby sprague11 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:20 pm

Drinking Invented #1 right now. Very nice, lighter funk notes really add something to this beer without blowing away the palate or being astringent. This would be on my shortlist as in intro to saisons/funk. Very nice!
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby groulxsome » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:07 pm

sprague11 wrote:Drinking Invented #1 right now. Very nice, lighter funk notes really add something to this beer without blowing away the palate or being astringent. This would be on my shortlist as in intro to saisons/funk. Very nice!


Thanks! We're aging version two on some fresh apricots right now (not a lot but enough for a subtile little vibe. Big fan of subtile flavors in beer. We'll bottle some but definitely sending kegs to the Funk Fest Sawdust is putting off on the Canada Day Weekend and the one the Wren is having mid-june.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby Provost Drunk » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:16 pm

Finally had the chance to visit Folly (my first time since the re-brand). Kallipolis was a standout for me - it instantly became one of my favourite, if not my definite favourite, Ontario brewed tripels. Definitely hit all of the spicy/yeasty notes I crave in a good tripel. Any plans to bottle this one any time soon? I could see it becoming a fixture in my fridge if so, especially given the dearth of good regularly available tripels at the L.
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Folly your heart...

Postby Belgian » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:52 pm

^ Provost Drunk that is (in different terms) exactly how I felt about the nicely-aged, if somewhat volcanic bottle of Lambda Quad from Bellwoods.

Gonna check that Folly Tripel out, expecting a different style of course but it is individuality and character that shines in a sea of near-misses.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby groulxsome » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:18 am

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you folks know that our first anniversary party is coming up tomorrow night, Wednesday the 12th of October. Should be a bit of fun. We've got free snacks from four to seven or so plus we're getting twelve taps up and running for the night. Here's the taplist:

Flemish Cap, Old World Saison
Praxis, New World Dry Hopped Saison
Imposter Syndrome, Farmhouse IPA
Inkhorn, Farmhouse Bruin
Rhizome: Centennial/Cascade, American Farmhouse
Second Smile, Tart Summer Saison
ULLA!, Dark Ale with Raspberries
Cornucopian Vision (x @halobrewery), Fruit Beer with Sauvinion Blanc Must, Currents, Blackberrys, Boisenberries
Inamorata, Barrel Aged Golden Sour
Invented Tradition, Barrel Fermented Farmhouse Ale
Third Smile, Barrel Fermented Buckwheat Farmhouse
Loquacious, Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Quadruple-inspired Ale with Brettanomyces Lambicus

Pretty typical Ontario stuff. We'll have bottles of Flemish Cap, Praxis, Imposter Syndrome, Rhizome: Centennial/Cascade, and Loquacious in the shop tomorrow evening too.

Working on a new golden strong beer right now (in the middle of brewing) for those that liked our last ones. This one is a little hoppier (Citra/Columbus). Next Rhizome will be out in a few weeks using Equinox/Mosaic and a new version of Escarpment Labs' "Fruit Bomb" Saison blend. We've got an rustic ale coming out called "Country North" that uses 100% Ontario malt (Barn Owl's Lager and Munich malts), Hops (Clear Valley Hallertau), and Yeast (Escarpment Labs Wild Thing wild Ontario Sacc). And we've got a large batch of an Ontario Peach Super Saison that's currently finishing up its longer term peach fermentation stage. Hoping to have some green 750 mL (Dupont style) out of one/more of our beers in the next month or so (just waiting on some label design work). Probably other stuff in the works too... barrels and stuff? Hard to remember it all.

Thanks to those of you have visited and enjoyed in our first year. Hope to see some of you tomorrow or in the next while.

Cheers,
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby rfrf » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:12 am

Loquacious is great.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:08 pm

Folly has been falling under the BT radar. I popped in there last night and they have a nice selection right now. And I applaud the reasonable prices (everything $6 or $7 for 500ml). Lots of experimentation going on with funky yeast. Right now I'm enjoying Unconquered Sun - Barrel Aged Spelt Saison. Complex funkiness, barnyard, tropical fruit, lemon-tartness, vinous notes and even some wood from the spending 8 months in a wine barrel.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby El Pinguino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 pm

Definitely creative. A buddy of mine hated going there, because "everything was a saison" for some time...it is nice to see a bit more variety coming from them.
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Re: Folly Brewpub

Postby beerstodiscover » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:47 pm

It's definitely a limited range. While they offer many styles, they are usually funked up interpretations. Even the coffee porter currently available has Brett. However, there is always space for more funky ales in my fridge.

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