Collective Arts

Discuss anything and everything about craft brewers from Ontario here.

Moderators: GregClow, Cass

S. St. Jeb
Bar Fly
Posts: 700
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:44 pm
Location: Burlington, ON

Re: Collective Arts

Postby S. St. Jeb » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:21 pm

Does anybody else have problems with the Collective Arts website? I have sometimes managed to get on it and successfully navigate around, but most often I get caught in an endless loop with it asking me if I'm legal drinking age. I can't figure it out at all. Even following posted links to their winter release has both worked and not worked.
Ukie
Bar Fly
Posts: 725
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Hamilton

Re: Collective Arts

Postby Ukie » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:40 pm

S. St. Jeb wrote:Does anybody else have problems with the Collective Arts website? I have sometimes managed to get on it and successfully navigate around, but most often I get caught in an endless loop with it asking me if I'm legal drinking age. I can't figure it out at all. Even following posted links to their winter release has both worked and not worked.



Yes.

Wasn't able to enter the website until I switched browsers
S. St. Jeb
Bar Fly
Posts: 700
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:44 pm
Location: Burlington, ON

Re: Collective Arts

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:29 am

sofakingdrunk wrote:
S. St. Jeb wrote:
BeerIsGood wrote:I am really growing to love this brewery.

They make a lot of great stuff! I had their new Lunch Money Ale at a restaurant last weekend....initial impression was not good, but heh, nobody's perfect. I like these guys. Nice place too if you get a chance to stop in.


Is Lunch money just a re-branding of Stash?? I remember seeing on the Stash can it saying "straight up ale". And Lunch money says the same thing. If this is the case, then yeah, I agree with you. Not a very good beer as far as I'm concerned. Really the only dud in the CA lineup. I'm not a fan of saint of circumstance, but it's not bad.

Doesn't appear to be. Both are shown on their website.

Stash: "STASH is brewed with Cascade hops, Canadian malts and California ale yeast."

Lunch Money: "Lunch Money is a straight-up, easy drinking, ale brewed exclusively with German Magnum and Centennial hops to fuel your creativity."
User avatar
Bobsy
Beer Superstar
Posts: 2213
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:06 pm
Location: Maple
Contact:

Re: Collective Arts

Postby Bobsy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:45 pm

I've never had them side by side, but I'd be shocked if they were the same beer. STASH didn't impress me all that much, but I find Lunch Money to be a pretty decent sessional quaff.
User avatar
darmokandjalad
Posts: 261
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:04 pm
Location: Ridgetown, ON

Re: Collective Arts

Postby darmokandjalad » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:21 pm

From the horse's mouth, they are not the same beer:

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/934577437958029312

That being said, having tasted them both within the last week (there is still Stash stock lingering in these parts), the difference isn't exactly huge
BeerIsGood
Posts: 174
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:04 pm

Re: Collective Arts

Postby BeerIsGood » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:54 pm

Just had the IPA No 5, which is excellent.
Quotashun
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:38 am
Location: Toronto

Re: Collective Arts

Postby Quotashun » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:16 pm

BeerIsGood wrote:Just had the IPA No 5, which is excellent.


Yup, love it. Dangerously easy to drink for 8.2%ABV.
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9687
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Re: Collective Arts

Postby Belgian » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:36 am

I just tried the CA #5 IPA (double IPA) which I think has an excellent big tropical fruit aroma. Expansive hop character. The foggy 'New England' glass presentation and citrusy hop flavors are great, also gentle spicy-resiny aspects like spruce forest. The particular malting and substantial ABV gives this ale a definite roundness which you may love or hate. This is good and I feel at least obligated to 'catch up' on the many Collective Arts brews I have not yet tried, there are so many available in cans right now at the Danforth Greektown store, & the cold storage room makes a compelling argument to buy hoppy ales there and not at my local Beaches Queen Coxwell.

* Edit * well now Queen-Coxwell has them in the COLD display, so I guess I'm not complaining! And this February batch (or canning) is utterly glorious. This IIPA pretty much nails it for a style I enjoy right now, with just the right amount of lemon-candy-dust and subtle hop cone resins. I almost don't know how to describe it.
In Beerum Veritas
User avatar
cratez
Beer Superstar
Posts: 2194
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:29 pm
Location: Toronto
Contact:

Re: Collective Arts

Postby cratez » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:38 am

Belgian wrote:* Edit * well now Queen-Coxwell has them in the COLD display, so I guess I'm not complaining! And this February batch (or canning) is utterly glorious. This IIPA pretty much nails it for a style I enjoy right now, with just the right amount of lemon-candy-dust and subtle hop cone resins. I almost don't know how to describe it.

I agree wholeheartedly. It's the best IPA available at the 'BO right now and I grab at least a can or two every time I'm there. Kudos to CA for absolutely nailing the style.
"Bar people do not live as long as vegan joggers. However, they have more fun." - Bruce Elliott
sofakingdrunk
Bar Fly
Posts: 689
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:55 am
Location: Guelph

Re: Collective Arts

Postby sofakingdrunk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:53 am

Belgian wrote:I just tried the CA #5 IPA (double IPA) which I think has an excellent big tropical fruit aroma. Expansive hop character. The foggy 'New England' glass presentation and citrusy hop flavors are great, also gentle spicy-resiny aspects like spruce forest. The particular malting and substantial ABV gives this ale a definite roundness which you may love or hate. This is good and I feel at least obligated to 'catch up' on the many Collective Arts brews I have not yet tried, there are so many available in cans right now at the Danforth Greektown store, & the cold storage room makes a compelling argument to buy hoppy ales there and not at my local Beaches Queen Coxwell.

* Edit * well now Queen-Coxwell has them in the COLD display, so I guess I'm not complaining! And this February batch (or canning) is utterly glorious. This IIPA pretty much nails it for a style I enjoy right now, with just the right amount of lemon-candy-dust and subtle hop cone resins. I almost don't know how to describe it.



Agreed, and thx for the heads up on the new shipment. I was able to re-stock :)
S. St. Jeb
Bar Fly
Posts: 700
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:44 pm
Location: Burlington, ON

Re: Collective Arts

Postby S. St. Jeb » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:27 pm

Belgian wrote:I almost don't know how to describe it.

LOL. In my reading of this board, you've never been in a position where you didn't know how to describe something. Well, I guess you did say "almost". :D
GtownRandy
Posts: 272
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:17 am

Re: Collective Arts

Postby GtownRandy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:54 pm

The wife and I split a couple of ipa 5 from the feb 14 batch, it’s definitely not as hazy as the Jan. batch
User avatar
JaseWescott
Posts: 139
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:08 pm
Location: Hamilton

Re: Collective Arts

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:30 am

anybody else find IPA No. 6 disappointing? a couple beer reviewers on Youtube didn't like it either. this is a rare swing and miss from Collective Arts.
User avatar
northyorksammy
Seasoned Drinker
Posts: 1163
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:17 am
Location: Eglinton and Yonge
Contact:

Re: Collective Arts

Postby northyorksammy » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:34 am

JaseWescott wrote:anybody else find IPA No. 6 disappointing? a couple beer reviewers on Youtube didn't like it either. this is a rare swing and miss from Collective Arts.
i find the ir batting average has fallen below the Mendoza line in 2018
Reliable Beer Critic
User avatar
JaseWescott
Posts: 139
Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:08 pm
Location: Hamilton

Re: Collective Arts

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:47 pm

it's a really strange beer. the peach puree, hops and malt are balanced in a way that nothing stands out. somebody said it taste like mouthwash but I think it's more like after you brush your teeth and drink something hehe :D

I hope IPA No. 7 is more interesting like a Sour or Brut IPA.

Return to “Ontario Brewers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests