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Hogtown Brewers Soft Launch

Postby andrewrg » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:55 pm

From Twitter: Hogtown Brewers (new brewery on Adelaide W., forget the exact address) is having a soft launch at the Duke of Devon next week, which I think is on Wellington.

Unclear on what exactly is happening at this soft launch, but my guess is that their beer(s?) will be available.
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Postby kwjd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:49 pm

I'm with Hogtown (The brewery address on Adelaide is the head office. We are contract brewing out of Cool)

Basically it is a "soft launch" in that there isn't a specific event, but it is our first time on tap at a bar for regular sale. The brewery has only one beer right now, simply called Hogtown Ale. It is a Kolsh style at 5% abv.

The Duke of Devon is 66 Wellington West in the TD Tower.
http://devon.thedukepubs.ca/yourlocal.php
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Postby andrewrg » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:59 pm

Ah, sorry for the misinformation. The website was slightly vague.

Anywho, looking forward to trying out your beer sometime soon.
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Postby JerCraigs » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:48 pm

Any connection to the Hogtown Brewing from about ten years ago?
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Postby kwjd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:33 pm

No connection
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Postby saints_gambit » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:02 pm

I tried a couple of Hogtown's beers a while back, since I'm a fancy newspaper man.

They were trial batches, but the IPA was quite tasty. I would not have called the other beer that I had a Kolsch. Maybe a Blonde Ale.

Their brewer, Jay, I think it is, is a good guy. Brewery shows a lot of promise.
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Postby kwjd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:13 pm

saints_gambit wrote:They were trial batches, but the IPA was quite tasty. I would not have called the other beer that I had a Kolsch. Maybe a Blonde Ale.


You're correct, that test batch was a blonde ale. We decided to switch it up after that.
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Postby kwjd » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:02 pm

As an update, the beer is on tap at the Duke of Devon right now
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Postby Cale » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:09 pm

kwjd wrote:they aren't open Sat/Sun


Odd choice of a bar to launch a product..
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Postby kwjd » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:13 pm

Cale wrote:
kwjd wrote:they aren't open Sat/Sun


Odd choice of a bar to launch a product..


No, I was wrong. I guess they are open today, but not all weekends.
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Postby zane9 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:17 pm

Cale wrote:Odd choice of a bar to launch a product..


I agree. I walk past it often, in the PATH system. This is a bar packed at the end of a workday with TD and other tower folk depressurizing. It's very loud! I'd say it's a "gimme a beer" crowd.
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Postby saints_gambit » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:35 am

zane9 wrote:
Cale wrote:Odd choice of a bar to launch a product..


I agree. I walk past it often, in the PATH system. This is a bar packed at the end of a workday with TD and other tower folk depressurizing. It's very loud! I'd say it's a "gimme a beer" crowd.


I suspect that many of the people involved with Hogtown have real jobs, so it probably makes sense from their perspective.
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Postby midlife crisis » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:30 am

I don't find it odd at all. You'd be surprised how busy that pub can get. If they are going for the more "mainstream" end of the craft market, that seems like a very good place to start. Lots of potential customers with money in their pockets.

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