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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Craig » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:44 pm

Belgian wrote:
Craig wrote:Make the hike up to the Danforth and go to the Wren. Lake Inez is their sister restaurant I believe, but I've never been.

Always wondered how the food is at Wren, really great looking place and nice servers and customers (making it virtually an emblem of the new east Dan thing) but never ate there.


Great pubby food. Burgers, fried chicken, some Tex-Mex sort of stuff iirc (chimichangas maybe?) Nothing terribly daring or innovative, but tasty and filling.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Craig » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:54 pm

atomeyes wrote:Call it like you see it.
Beer is average at best.
Ignore his history or cache and go based on the current offerings.
His IPA was shitty and a smoked Saison sounds pretty ungood.
This is just a weird project and even worse than that, no one is calling a spade a spade. So many Toronto beer "writers" all up in his cookie dough, sucking the beer god dick.
So amateur, so gross.


I can't help but feel there was a more polite way to get that point across.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:44 pm

Craig wrote:I can't help but feel there was a more polite way to get that point across.

Ya think?

But as long as one is honest, who really cares about politeness, thoughtfulness, consideration and the like. :roll:
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby lister » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:49 pm

Craig wrote:
Belgian wrote:
Craig wrote:Make the hike up to the Danforth and go to the Wren. Lake Inez is their sister restaurant I believe, but I've never been.

Always wondered how the food is at Wren, really great looking place and nice servers and customers (making it virtually an emblem of the new east Dan thing) but never ate there.


Great pubby food. Burgers, fried chicken, some Tex-Mex sort of stuff iirc (chimichangas maybe?) Nothing terribly daring or innovative, but tasty and filling.


I've been to The Wren twice. I quite like it and the food has been good. If I lived in the area I'd be there all the time.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby seangm » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:04 am

atomeyes wrote:Call it like you see it.
Beer is average at best.
Ignore his history or cache and go based on the current offerings.
His IPA was shitty and a smoked Saison sounds pretty ungood.
This is just a weird project and even worse than that, no one is calling a spade a spade. So many Toronto beer "writers" all up in his cookie dough, sucking the beer god dick.
So amateur, so gross.


Didn't you make a big deal out of pretty much the exact same thing not too long ago when Bakagaijin said something similar, going as far as making the offending quote your signature to remind us of the apparently homophobic transgression? Be consistent.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:32 am

Yeah and wasn't it atomeyes who was supremely offended by the Naughty Neighbour and Immodest cans? Lolol.

Or was that someone else?
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby atomeyes » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:29 am

Craig wrote:
I can't help but feel there was a more polite way to get that point across.


You're not wrong.
That was too far and a silly, unnecessary pissing match. Apologies for going too far and in a wrong direction and with really dumb innuendo.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby IPA_Lover » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:20 am

For the price, mediocre beers at best but I've only tried the initial 3 offerings (Stout, Dortmunder, IPA). Tasted like homebrew, not much complexity. Was really hoping this place was going to be the Bellwoods of the east end based on who's running the show. Guess they've got a little ways to go but here's hoping they ramp up the quality quickly! I'll be back.
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You Black Emperor

Postby Belgian » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:54 pm

A can of this Dortmunder from the brewery, so nice. Has apple and biscuit and honey, and some really refined bread and hay. Softly textured and also gently bitter. This is absolutely a star session drinker or everyday comfort beer.

A can of Smoked Saison from GS Brew Store, hazy gold and small head. Another everyday pleasure, smokiness reminds me of Raftman - effective yet not overpowering - but the base beer has hints of sour and earthy and dry, pale fruit and spice. I wonder if early Saison farmhouse ales were made using beechwood fire kilned malts. The body is right on point for substance and sessioning.

My views may not concur with all but I can see what Bim was going for. Just a beer for real beer drinkers (or brewers) to drink, not a conquest of the wildest hoppings or the most exotic or rare treatments. I see a lot of maturity and taste and skill. Nuance and layering triumphs over excess. And there's a niche for this here not really covered yet, so well-played & welcome to Toronto Godspeed; all success to you.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby sprague11 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:06 pm

I'm a fan of the Dort. what can I say. :wink:

Reading Belgian's final few lines above got me thinking - I know that quite a few brewers in Montreal like to go to Le Cheval Blanc for that very reason (easy stuff that the brewers want to drink).
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Blasphomet » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:07 pm

Does Godspeed have glassware available at the retail shop? And if so, what kind? Anyone able to fill me in?
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Re: You Black Emperor

Postby sofakingdrunk » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:30 am

Belgian wrote:Just a beer for real beer drinkers (or brewers) to drink, not a conquest of the wildest hoppings or the most exotic or rare treatments. I see a lot of maturity and taste and skill. Nuance and layering triumphs over excess. And there's a niche for this here not really covered yet, so well-played & welcome to Toronto Godspeed; all success to you.



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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:02 am

3.50 for a 335ml of Dort is ridiculous. I don't care if it's good, I can buy a 500ml of Dab for $2.05. And while not as fresh, it's gotta be a better price to quality Dort than what Godspeed's making.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Ceecee » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:02 am

sprague11 wrote:Reading Belgian's final few lines above got me thinking - I know that quite a few brewers in Montreal like to go to Le Cheval Blanc for that very reason (easy stuff that the brewers want to drink).


I could drink the Double Blanche all day. Great beer, great price.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Blasphomet » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:26 pm

Glassware? Anyone? :)

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