Toronto’s MB Bottle Brew simplifies brewing craft beer

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Toronto’s MB Bottle Brew simplifies brewing craft beer

Postby Mr.X » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:39 pm

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This just sounds gross. Ready to drink in 10 days and carbonated? They must really enjoy the taste of Acetaldehyde.

Also not sure how this qualifies as "craft" They should have used the word "Premium".
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Postby Swampale » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:29 pm

Good for them for being successful. Being an all-grain brewer for 15 years I don't have a lot of positives to say about this. I like the whole process of making beer from scratch from start to finish. If I see this kit I will certainly buy it and only then say anything positive or negative about it.
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Postby northyorksammy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:44 pm

I've used the pilsner as a popular transition beer. Serve at 8-9 days. Watch for five months' expiry date. Places are selling it past due.
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Postby markaberrant » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:23 pm

This kind of shortcut homebrewing is only popular in canada. Total garbage, about the equivalent of microwave mac n cheese as compared to scratch made and baked in the oven.
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Postby northyorksammy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:41 am

people drank it and liked it, it tasted better than a number of beers out there some of them with a "craft" label

not everyone's wife or roommate like people using more sophisticated brewkits
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Postby ErkLR » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:45 pm

They say they are going to be moving to all-malt soon, why they couldn't do that from the start of their new facility, I don't know. I've tried all of their styles, they used to also offer a red, a brown (which are supposedly coming back too) and a light lime. They ranged from awful (light lime) to "well that's not bad for the price" (brown).

I found the lighter beers to have more of an off-flavour (sorry I don't know what it was), perhaps the darker ones just covered it better. It's certainly not craft brew, but when it was $4/bottle (I think it's gotten more expensive) it was something to try for the hell of it. If you brew your own, I can certainly see why you wouldn't enjoy this, unless you're just curious to see what's out there.

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