Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

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Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby atomeyes » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:54 pm

No one's said anything about Bench. it's currently being contracted, but they're building a brewery in Niagara on the bench.
apparently, we're looking at there being a huge barrel program and, apparently, a coolship.
there's a Californian brewer/barrel dude they brought up to work.
One of the Nickelbrook guys is also behind it.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby kevinlater » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:28 pm

i can confirm the barrel program as i spoke to one of the guys (ex-nickelbrook head brewer) at the brux house a few months ago. gonna be a brewery to look out for
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby zane9 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:58 am

Just had Bench Brewery's Ball's Falls (session IPA) at The Ship in Hamilton. Delicious.

Bench is building their 50hL brewery in Beamsville, in an old public school. I drove past that building many times when it was up for sale.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby matt7215 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:12 pm

I had their Citra Grove Dry Hopped Sour at Brux and it was very impressive
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby mahcinesquad » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:05 pm

Their 20 Mile Farmhouse was on at Baker St in Guelph last night (may still be) - it was great.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby sofakingdrunk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:55 pm

I had the balls falls at baker st a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby DeMarco » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:53 am

had the citra sour, great stuff.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby distr0 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:38 pm

Had the Citra Grove at Baker street in Guelph a few weeks ago, it was fantastic
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby mgmoney » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:23 pm

This is very promising for a new brewery! The Citra Grove was exceptional and The Balls Falls was a nice ISA too. Can't wait to see what their barrel program might produce
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby atomeyes » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:06 am

distr0 wrote:Had the Citra Grove at Baker street in Guelph a few weeks ago, it was fantastic

i found it to be quite watery. good flavour, no body.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby sofakingdrunk » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:32 am

Add me to the list about loving the citra grove. Excellent stuff. Two for two from Bench. It appears that they're going to have a full time tap at Baker Street station
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby DeMarco » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:41 pm

atomeyes wrote:
distr0 wrote:Had the Citra Grove at Baker street in Guelph a few weeks ago, it was fantastic

i found it to be quite watery. good flavour, no body.


I experienced the same, I had it again after having mamouche and it make the grapefruit pop a lot more than I had every experienced. I don't know because it was a fresh keg, but it was awesome.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby lister » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:50 pm

atomeyes wrote:
distr0 wrote:Had the Citra Grove at Baker street in Guelph a few weeks ago, it was fantastic

i found it to be quite watery. good flavour, no body.


I've had the Citra Grove four or five times now. I like it but consider it the poor man's Jelly King.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby Cass » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:24 pm

Citra Grove was on at Birreria and it was tasty. Balls Falls is on at Bru in Oakville (not sure if I've seen it in TO yet) and it's good too.
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Re: Bench Brewery (Beamsville)

Postby atomeyes » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:34 am

had the Clean Slate brett saison.
people liked it, but i wasn't overly impressed. just like their sour, it was very thin. didn't love the dimension the brett gave it.
would give it a 7.25/10.
blah blah not brewing at their own brewery blah blah. but i haven't been blown away, which is what i was kind of hoping/expecting

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