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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:02 pm
by jp_jkl
Blasphomet wrote:
Quotashun wrote:
distr0 wrote:Has bellwoods sold any cans recently? Was that a one time thing?


Nope, only at Witchstock last year and a couple times shortly afterward. Think it was just Witchshark, Jutsu and Cutting Bells...?


They did a run of Roman Candle cans too. All the cans were great and wish they'd do all their core pale ales in cans. Or just everything in cans. I much prefer cans. Lighter, easier to store beer fridge-wise, etc.

I asked the people working at Hafis last year around when they released the Roman Candle cans if there were plans to continue on with it, and they said it was basically an experiment with no set plans. We're approaching a year since, now.


They invested in a bottling machine a couple years ago. I can't see canning becoming a regular thing but I totally agree with you on preferring cans.
http://www.bellwoodsbrewery.com/blog/a- ... d-on-hafis

If they start canning again, my guess is they'd be using a mobile canning company, which would likely bump up the cost of beer per ml.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:23 am
by Quotashun
Oh yeah, totally forgot about the Roman Candles cans too.

I agree with you guys; definitely prefer that style canned.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:11 pm
by jeremyg
was talking with a couple of the fine folk there a couple weeks ago about cans and from what i heard i wouldn't hold my breath on seeing them again. i'll leave it at that.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:36 pm
by Cadbury102
Had the Scotch Bonnets Skeleton Key today and was very impressed. I've had a number of stouts with pepper in them, and I think that this is in my top 2 or 3. The pepper is so nicely integrated that it just warms the palate enough to let you know its there, without being the major focus. The sweetness from the lactose and dulce de leche is a wonderful balance to the pepper. All these ingredients are an excellent pair with the hit of rum, and solid roasted malt backbone.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:21 pm
by beerstodiscover
Cadbury102 wrote:Had the Scotch Bonnets Skeleton Key today and was very impressed.


I had a taster of the scotch bonnet version and was almost floored. This is a remarkable beer. The flavours are so intense, yet so balanced. It gave me scotch bonnet burps.

The coffee and vanilla version of Skeleton Key is also fantastic.

If there was ever a $17 beer, this is it.

This year's base Skeleton Key is not as spicy as previous iterations, which is a good thing IMO.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:57 pm
by TheSevenDuffs
jeremyg wrote:was talking with a couple of the fine folk there a couple weeks ago about cans and from what i heard i wouldn't hold my breath on seeing them again. i'll leave it at that.

It's odd how different the average Ontario craft beer consumer is compared to their counterparts south of the border.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:08 pm
by jjots
beerstodiscover wrote:
Cadbury102 wrote:Had the Scotch Bonnets Skeleton Key today and was very impressed.


I had a taster of the scotch bonnet version and was almost floored. This is a remarkable beer. The flavours are so intense, yet so balanced. It gave me scotch bonnet burps.

The coffee and vanilla version of Skeleton Key is also fantastic.

If there was ever a $17 beer, this is it.

This year's base Skeleton Key is not as spicy as previous iterations, which is a good thing IMO.


funny how different plates can be. I found it undrinkable. the heat from the scotch bonnet is all I could taste. if I were blindfolded I could not have even guessed it was a stout.

Experimentations can be fun, but I hope this is a one-off.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:24 pm
by Provost Drunk
Does anyone have any intel on the timing of a BOYD release this year? It was mid-November last year; earlier than previous years.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:01 pm
by Cadbury102
Provost Drunk wrote:Does anyone have any intel on the timing of a BOYD release this year? It was mid-November last year; earlier than previous years.


Per the October newsletter: "Bring Out Your Dead 2018 is a thing of beauty and will be released just before Halloween. I'm not sure a beer can be spooky, but this would come close. "

I would imagine this weekend if they stay true to the original plan.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:38 pm
by Provost Drunk
Cadbury102 wrote:
Provost Drunk wrote:Does anyone have any intel on the timing of a BOYD release this year? It was mid-November last year; earlier than previous years.


Per the October newsletter: "Bring Out Your Dead 2018 is a thing of beauty and will be released just before Halloween. I'm not sure a beer can be spooky, but this would come close. "

I would imagine this weekend if they stay true to the original plan.


Thanks - as soon as I asked, they posted on their Instagram as well. It comes out Saturday. $15 per bottle; no limits.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:47 pm
by beerstodiscover
After a stout-starved summer, the wallet-destroying onslaught of incredible dark beers continues at Bellwoods.

I never really loved Bounty Hunter but this year's batch is great, bursting with coconut but the stout flavours stand up at the same time.
Ditto for the flavour in A Stout We Made (Coffee). Loads of fresh ground coffee and smooth, soft mouthfeel.
I think the non-coffee A Stout We Made is a nice stout, but nothing to seek.

I also love that they are now doing bottle pours at Hafis, in addition to the 4 taps.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 am
by sofakingdrunk
I’ve had bounty hunter a couple of times and been underwhelmed each time. I never get the adjuncts from it and just get the base beer(which is nice tbh). From my experience, probably my least fav Bellwoods beer, apart from some of the OG beers in the first year or two

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:18 am
by beerstodiscover
sofakingdrunk wrote:I’ve had bounty hunter a couple of times and been underwhelmed each time. I never get the adjuncts from it and just get the base beer(which is nice tbh). From my experience, probably my least fav Bellwoods beer, apart from some of the OG beers in the first year or two


That was exactly how I felt about Bounty Hunter but I think this year's is way better, if you like coconut. I wasn't planning to buy any but after I had a pour I ended up getting 3 bottles.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:14 am
by JaseWescott
Bellwoods opening online bottle shop Dec 5th :D

http://www.bellwoodsbrewery.com/blog?fb ... QQwteqEe-s

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:03 pm
by Provost Drunk
After a tough stretch at work, I cracked one of my BOYD 2018 bottles today. It was notably off and tasted infected. Hoping it was a one-off, I cracked a second bottle that turned out to be just as bad. Checked in with a buddy of mine and he had a bad experience with a bottle last weekend. I'm getting a bit concerned. I've still got 12 or so cellared and it would be a shame (and an expensive one at that) if it's all spoiled. Anyone else having these issues? I last drank a bottle of BOYD on December 23 and it was as good as ever; not sure what's transpired since then. I also cracked a 2015 bottle back in November and it had aged beautifully. I stocked up this year in hopes of ageing a bunch.