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Postby Torontoblue » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:49 am

TheSevenDuffs wrote:Finally got around to drinking Grub's homebrew Old Ale that he gave me many months ago (maybe a year ago?).

Very good. Lots of toffee, dark caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet with a nice warming alcohol presence to cut through the sweetness. Well done!


I had the 2008 version this past weekend, and got pretty much the same flavours coming through. Was very interesting towards the bottom of the bottle when all the 'sludge' was later added; delicious.

Still got an '06 to crack open one day, unless Viggo really insists he wants it back!!

But tonight it was:

Muskoka Mad Tom - finally made it to Alberta. A real nice, citric, hoppy, balanced IPA.

Muskoka Summer Weisse - A real nice, fresh tasting weisse.

Phillips Amnesiac - nice subtle change in recipe, doesn't appear to come across as sweet as previous.
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Postby ritzkiss » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:58 am

Crawling our way East on the Danforth:

Black Oak summer Saison hopped with Crystal hops
Black Oak Brown with figs
Black Oak Stitchback (all on cask)
Wellington Boot Chuck IPA
Magnotta True North Alt
Mill Street Cobblestone

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Postby iguenard » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:44 am

Yesterday

Hertog Jan Pils (surprise draft at the Darcy McGee's un Ottawa)
Mad Tom IPA (draught)
RJ Sainte Paix Pamplemousse (bottle, weird ass beer that tastes like a flat five alive)
Charlevoix Triple (classic)
Tree Captivator Doppelbock (meh, but drinkable)
Chatoe Rogue Single Malt (surprisingly good)
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Postby jprime » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:25 am

Belgian wrote:
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Belgian wrote:Phillips Ginger Beer - wow what a great base for a marinade, I could add roasted chilies, crushed garlic, some limes...

Has a pleasant floral quality as a beer to drink as well. Ginger is VERY good for your stomach, so this is worth trying at least one of. Good brewery!
Decided to open my bottle tonight hoping for a refreshing beer after a softball game in 30 degree heat. Didn't like it at all. way too much ginger.

I happen to like ginger. It goes raw in my carrot juice. I drink that powerful Maine Ginger Root Brew, and those naturally-made Reids Ginger Beers - so this beer was up my alley.

Perhaps people should have it with Jamaican food like Stew Beef, Jerk Chicken, fried plantain and so on. That would be about perfect.



If you love the Ginger, next time your in Michigan try to get your hands on some blenhams ginger ale. It comes in regular and extra spicy. I always get a couple of 6ers when visiting Plum in Ann Arbour
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Postby icemachine » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:55 am

Last night with sprague11

Arrogant Bastard
Tyranena Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:27 am

icemachine wrote:Tyranena Dirty Old Man Imperial Rye Porter
How was it? I just got a bottle in a trade last week...
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Postby Streets » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:51 am

Some homebrew ginger beer, then stopped into the Judge for a free 2/3 pint of RPA, and Lake of Bays IPA on cask. Then it was home to Boneshaker and Mad Tom while I grilled some Lake Ontario salmon that my buddies folks caught that morning!
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Postby phirleh » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:04 pm

Streets wrote:Some homebrew ginger beer, then stopped into the Judge for a free 2/3 pint of RPA, and Lake of Bays IPA on cask. Then it was home to Boneshaker and Mad Tom while I grilled some Lake Ontario salmon that my buddies folks caught that morning!
Jason's? Good stuff. I'm brewing a ginger wit this afternoon, and had a Fantome and a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA with Matt7215, he dropped by.
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Postby Soods » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:21 pm

Lost River IPA
Lost River Baltic Porter

Both at Bellwood's Brewery. I was almost floored to see Westvletern 12 on the menu for $20. This beer is becoming way too common!! :D
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Postby Streets » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:33 pm

phirleh wrote:Jason's? Good stuff. I'm brewing a ginger wit this afternoon.


Yes sir! He's been offering it up to anyone who gets within ten yards of his house :). We both agreed that it could have used more ginger in order to give it a better bite, but at under 4% it's a nice thirst quenching quaff! I hope I get a chance to sample the ginger wit, your blood orange heffe was outstanding. And make sure you hit Jay up for some fish!

Weihenstephaner so far today, in my new branded glass while out on the deck. Can't think of a better way to beat the heat!
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Postby JeffPorter » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:43 pm

One of my two bottles of pan-ontario OCB barrel aged beers.

I can appreciate it a lot more now that I'm not sampling a hundred other beers at the same time.

Smoky Vanilla, Good bite from three IPAs that were used. I was at one point considering holding on to a bottle for a bit, but I now realize that would be foolish as the IPAs blend in so nicely with the other beers.

So I can't imagine the other bottle will survive the week!
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:48 pm

Crazy Canuck and Tempest earlier. Now a Chimay Grande Resrve about to crack a boneshaker or two before heading over to a birthday at a molson bar. Not sure if im going to drink rye, fosters, or guinness over there.. Hopefully I get a decent buzz before having to drink either of them.
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Postby phat matt » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:04 pm

harpoon rye ipa
firestone walker wookey jack
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:29 pm

Drinking my first ever Surly Darkness. Incredible.
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Postby Torontoblue » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:13 pm

Muskoka Summer Weisse
De Ranke Saison
Phillips Amnesiac

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