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Von Bugle Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:39 pm

According to this...

http://ontariobev.net/steam-whistles-se ... e-brewing/

...Steam Whistle is building a new brewery which will be operated as Von Bugle Brewing.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby GtownRandy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:30 pm

Are they going to make more than one kind of beer?
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby Craig » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:44 pm

From the sounds of it no. They launched a separate brewery that is also going to brew a different single beer.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:24 pm

Craig wrote:From the sounds of it no. They launched a separate brewery that is also going to brew a different single beer.

That was my impression too.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby GtownRandy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:40 pm

All right, they’re making a Lager with European hops!

This one is darker, and also won’t have any corn syrup or foam enhancers

http://www.canadianbeernews.com/2018/04 ... etobicoke/
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby seangm » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:23 am

GtownRandy wrote:All right, they’re making a Lager with European hops!

This one is darker, and also won’t have any corn syrup or foam enhancers

http://www.canadianbeernews.com/2018/04 ... etobicoke/


My guess is it'll be something along the lines of a dunkel/tmavý, in which case I'd actually be quite happy to have a quality, locally made dark lager available year-round. There are a couple other decent dark lagers available lately, Napanee Blacklist and Four Fathers Shevchenko come to mind, but I feel it's still a very underrepresented category.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby sofakingdrunk » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:00 pm

seangm wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:All right, they’re making a Lager with European hops!

This one is darker, and also won’t have any corn syrup or foam enhancers

http://www.canadianbeernews.com/2018/04 ... etobicoke/


My guess is it'll be something along the lines of a dunkel/tmavý, in which case I'd actually be quite happy to have a quality, locally made dark lager available year-round. There are a couple other decent dark lagers available lately, Napanee Blacklist and Four Fathers Shevchenko come to mind, but I feel it's still a very underrepresented category.


I'd like to see more good dark lagers as well. I'm not a fan of the Shevchenko tbh, I do love that Blacklist though, and the Junction black lager is good too. Generally my go-to dark lager though is Side Launch.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby seangm » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:06 am

sofakingdrunk wrote:
seangm wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:All right, they’re making a Lager with European hops!

This one is darker, and also won’t have any corn syrup or foam enhancers

http://www.canadianbeernews.com/2018/04 ... etobicoke/


My guess is it'll be something along the lines of a dunkel/tmavý, in which case I'd actually be quite happy to have a quality, locally made dark lager available year-round. There are a couple other decent dark lagers available lately, Napanee Blacklist and Four Fathers Shevchenko come to mind, but I feel it's still a very underrepresented category.


I'd like to see more good dark lagers as well. I'm not a fan of the Shevchenko tbh, I do love that Blacklist though, and the Junction black lager is good too. Generally my go-to dark lager though is Side Launch.


Ah yea Junction, I almost forgot about that one, it's up there with Blacklist for me. Agreed on Side Launch as well. Shevchenko is a bit on the sweet side I found, but it has grown on me.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:47 pm

Steamwhistle is shutting this down.


Steam Whistle Brewing Drops Von Bugle Munich Lager Brand and Taproom

Perhaps it no longer made sense with them brewing New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale.
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby portwood » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:02 pm

S. St. Jeb wrote:Steamwhistle is shutting this down.

Harder than they thought to do more than one thing well :lol:
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby Tapsucker » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:44 pm

These guys confound me.

Finally someone sticks their neck out to make a locally brewed Vienna Lager, understandably a bit of a boring category, but then they find a way to make it even more *meh*. Yet they spend all the effort and money to buildi a separate brand for said *meh*. Was this like some high shcool economics project for one of the kids? Why not make a good beer and use that as the thesis?

As for the Fat Tire. Oh boy. Fat Tire is like the US version of Rickards. You wander into some bar and the taps are all like Miller or something and you see Fat Tire and decide to settle for that. However, having settled for that many times, I can tell you this contract version is not even as good. How can they screw up another *meh*?

In all fairness, I had the Steamwhistle version on tap soon after it arrived in the market. Maybe they have dialed it in a bit, but my first two takeaways were, this is not Fat Tire and how are they getting away with charging so much? Was over pricing supposed to make this seam more appealing? Seriously, I'd rather be in a dive bar drinking one of those *house* ambers from Cool or GLB.

Good riddance to this
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Re: Von Bugle Brewing

Postby Tapsucker » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:46 pm

portwood wrote:
S. St. Jeb wrote:Steamwhistle is shutting this down.

Harder than they thought to do more than one thing well :lol:


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