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Rouge River

Postby Blasphomet » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:23 pm

Couldn't find a thread for this brewery which is surprising (perhaps just missed it, but did a search too) but I had something to say... seeing people discuss the price of the beer at the new place Godspeed...

Speaking of expensive.... Rouge River. I grabbed six bottles a few weeks ago and it was like $37 or something. And the Dankster's Paradise looks and smells good, but I found it super boozy.
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Re: Rouge River

Postby portwood » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:35 pm

The beer is good, but yeah, its not cheap.
$5.50 to $6.50 for 500ml bottles
Pale ales, IPA's, sours
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Re: Rouge River

Postby Blasphomet » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:00 pm

Good. Still waiting on great. I think they have potential. Their winter IPA and winter Pale ales were really good. I think better than the spring ones.
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Re: Rouge River

Postby portwood » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:37 am

Apparently, the plan is not to repeat any beer. So, their next Winter IPA and Winter pale ale will be different (by using different hops?) than the last Winter IPA & pale ale.

I'm not sure I would make that business decision. However, with the understanding many beer geeks rarely buy the same beer twice (untappd tickers), they may be on to something.

Being new to beer I'm in no position to judge a beer as being good/great/epic. Being a Markham resident and wanting them to succeed I'm biased. Having said that, other than their first batches back in October, I think their stuff is well above average (I'm stingy when it comes to calling something "great").
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Re: Rouge River

Postby Blasphomet » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:13 pm

I still haven't gotten into untapped. And I started getting into the craft beer in like 2010.
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Re: Rouge River

Postby portwood » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:14 am

Blasphomet wrote:I still haven't gotten into untapped. And I started getting into the craft beer in like 2010.

how about:
beer advocate?
rate beer?
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Re: Rouge River

Postby Blasphomet » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:06 am

portwood wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:I still haven't gotten into untapped. And I started getting into the craft beer in like 2010.

how about:
beer advocate?
rate beer?


I use them as reference but not to log anything if that's possible.
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Re: Rouge River

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:45 pm

portwood wrote:Apparently, the plan is not to repeat any beer. So, their next Winter IPA and Winter pale ale will be different (by using different hops?) than the last Winter IPA & pale ale.

I'm not sure I would make that business decision. However, with the understanding many beer geeks rarely buy the same beer twice (untappd tickers), they may be on to something.

Being new to beer I'm in no position to judge a beer as being good/great/epic. Being a Markham resident and wanting them to succeed I'm biased. Having said that, other than their first batches back in October, I think their stuff is well above average (I'm stingy when it comes to calling something "great").


Interesting about the non-repeating beers. I mean they could just minimal tweak something and give it a seasonal / month label. Like "Winter IPA February 2018" as they seemed to be doing some fairly generic naming to some beers already.

I've mostly only had a variety of pale ales and IPAs from them....but look forward to more of the sour / Belgian inspired beers.
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Re: Rouge River

Postby Masterplan » Wed May 16, 2018 2:05 pm

Is this place worth stopping at on a trip heading north (going right by there on the 407), or should I just wait to stop at Redline like I normally do?
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Re: Rouge River

Postby Napalm Frog » Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm

These guys are one of my fav breweries in the GTA and would highly recommend. They do both hoppy brews and sours amazingly well, but even other styles are really good, too.
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Re: Rouge River

Postby portwood » Wed May 16, 2018 7:52 pm

Masterplan wrote:Is this place worth stopping at on a trip heading north (going right by there on the 407), or should I just wait to stop at Redline like I normally do?

If you enjoy hoppy pale ales, IPAs, and fruity sours (not a fan myself but others rave about them), they are worth a stop.
Just today they released Coconut IPA... another well made beer!!!
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Re: Rouge River

Postby JerCraigs » Wed May 16, 2018 8:47 pm

I have enjoyed almost everything I have tried from them.

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