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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:42 pm

Nickel Brook Cuvee 2012. Where's the barrel?
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Postby Belgian » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:54 pm

matt7215 wrote:growler = traditionally a 2 litre jug filled from a keg...

Hi Matt. For point of hair-split accuracy. The growlers at Mill Street are 1.89 liter since the 'traditional' growler is 1 US gallon.

Though I'm just as happy with 2 liters! For once metric wins!! (See 'size of a pint' threads.) There are 1 and 2 liter ones.

And 750s over bombers, yessir. Though 750's can magically cost five dollars more than bombers for 15% more beer. I'm sure the reasons are highly scientific.
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Postby JeffPorter » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:18 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:Nickel Brook Cuvee 2012. Where's the barrel?


A little overwhelmed by the spices, perhaps - I know they blended fresh with barrel aged, but not sure what the ratio was. I wonder when the spices die down, if the barrel will come through more.


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Postby Hawks28 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:00 pm

had a nutcracker porter and Propeller Revolution last night. Night before was Bellwoods Monogamy(Bravo), Camerons RPA and DFH Burton Baton. Currently drinking an Audrey Hopburn.
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Postby munrets » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:08 pm

BCBS: from a ridiculously expensive growler fill from Premier Gourmet last week, thinking that it would be the only place that I would find it available. Then found bottles for sale at the Consumer's Beverages on Sheridan. This is indeed a pretty impressive stout - pretty hot but incredibly rich with a great mouthfeel (something that really detracted from this year's FBS, IMO).

The last two nights: Knocked off a growler of Lagunitas Sucks and some Brown Shugga. The Lagunitas Sucks is easily up there in my top beers - simply beautiful. I think Lagunitas' house character is my favourite thus far...

And picked up a number of firsts for myself as well on this Buffalo jaunt, including GI Big John, my first crack at AleSmith (Speedway, Old Numbskull, YuleSmith), Stone Vertical Epic 12/12/12 and Bolt Cutter, amongst other favourites (including Lukcy Basartd and Double Bastard, FW Double Jack and Wookey Jack). Took my son with me and visited the Niagara Falls aquarium - maybe the saddest place on earth...
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Postby notdan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:59 pm

Brasseurs RJ - Death Valley

Really tasty Belgian IPA. With this and the Belle Gueule Hefeweizen (which uses Weihenstephan yeast) coming out in the past year, I really have to give these guys some credit.
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Postby phirleh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:34 am

Last night at the Grand River winter warmers tasting along with Streets, Cale and Mel and assorted HOZERs.
-Box Steam - Dark and Handsome
-Great Lakes - Winter Warmer
-Grand River - Jubilation 2012
-Cameron's - Deviator Doppelbock
-BDT - Messe De Minuit
-Grand River - Ginger Beer on tap

-Jubilation, Camerons and the Ginger beer were my faves, having a cold, I never got the strong licorice taste from BDT's brew that others were talking about. Star anise is a tricky bugger. Looking forward to the ginger release!
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Postby cratez » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:02 am

Last night at home:
Muskoka Craft Lager
Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Rogue Yellow Snow IPA
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Postby Torontoblue » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:43 am

Last night at Underground, started the night off with

Russell Brewing Blood Alley ESB

and then, for the first time in Canada (?), we had a keg of:

Three Floyds Mikkeller Hvedegoop

4 x 12oz glasses later it was time for home :wink:
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Postby phat matt » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:31 pm

drinking a homebrewed tripple bottle conditioned with brett from a bottle of goose island matilda. Some carbonation, but still has a ways to go.
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Postby iguenard » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:07 pm

Skullsplitter (boy does my memory fail me sometimes!)
7-year old Nogne O Imperial Stout aged in a fridge all that time... amazingly well preserved.
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Postby S. St. Jeb » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:39 am

Belikin Draft in a can. It's from Belize.
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Postby JeffPorter » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:54 am

iguenard wrote:Skullsplitter (boy does my memory fail me sometimes!)



Never had this until a few nights ago - couldn't get past the third sip. Roughest beer I've had in a long time. I'm guessing it wasn't always like this?
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Postby schomberger » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:59 am

I haven't tried the skullspliter yet (and Jeff's post above isn't exactly putting me in any hurry either) partly because I'm confused on what style it is; the LCBO calls it a barleywine (which interests me) yet its labelled a scotch ale on ratebeer (which doesn't interest me so much); can anyone shed some light on this ?
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Postby matt7215 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:17 am

schomberger wrote:I haven't tried the skullspliter yet (and Jeff's post above isn't exactly putting me in any hurry either) partly because I'm confused on what style it is; the LCBO calls it a barleywine (which interests me) yet its labelled a scotch ale on ratebeer (which doesn't interest me so much); can anyone shed some light on this ?


its an english strong ale
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