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Stock Ale

Postby jaymack » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:01 am

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Postby grub » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:50 am

i saw the subject and couldn't believe there would actually be a post on BT about molson stock ale, so i figured it had to be something else...

i still love the ol' stock ale. half the fun is seeing the puzzled looks on the faces of the beerstore staff when you ask for it. usually the person in the back comes out for confirmation and has to be told what dark corner they have it hiding in. the case always seems to come out with an inch of dust on top too...
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Postby Tapsucker » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:52 am

I'm glad he touched on Molson Porter and Labatts IPA. Those were staples in our house when I was growing up

Ironically, they ended up being my gateways not to Molson and Labatts products but to the Porters and IPAs they don't bother brewing!
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Postby boney » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:19 pm

The beauty of Molson stock is that when you go to boring bars that only have Guiness, Kieths and Stella on tap, you can still get a bottle of stock ale to make the night almost salvagable (at least in the Hammer). Of course, your friends who think they know a lot about good beer raz you for dinking "crap beer" while they blissfully chug a "premium" beer.

I too loved the mention of old defunct brands. After I had my father-in-law try a Special Double Cream Stout from Bell's he said to me "it's good, but it's no Labatt Velvet Cream Stout". Haha.
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Postby Rob Creighton » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:36 pm

Now, of course, nobody actually believes they have brewed a wort called 'Stock Ale' at Molson's in decades. Right?
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Re: Stock Ale

Postby skaghevn » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:13 pm

jaymack wrote:Good article... is the beer?


It's not too shabby, actually. Mr. Clow turned me on to it when he described it as "the only [MolBatt product] I would personally recommend as being half-decent is Molson Stock Ale. It has an interesting spicey/malt flavour and more body than most Molson & Labatt products. Still not as good as most of our local mciros, but it's palatable at least."
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Re: Stock Ale

Postby Bobsy » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:27 pm

skaghevn wrote:Mr. Clow turned me on


:o
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Re: Stock Ale

Postby icemachine » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:17 pm

Bobsy wrote:
skaghevn wrote:Mr. Clow turned me on


:o


I believe thats what we call Beer Goggles
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Re: Stock Ale

Postby GregClow » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:58 pm

Bobsy wrote:
skaghevn wrote:Mr. Clow turned me on


:o


Uhhhh... I'm... flattered? :-?
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Postby Gedge » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:27 pm

I have an unopened stubby of the Velvet Cream Porter around somewhere. Well aged, open to offers. :wink:
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Postby JesseM » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:17 pm

I think I've mentioned this before, but the antique market in St. Jacob's has an unopened bottle of Labatt Velvet Stout available, should be well aged........stilll looks edible too, as in, nothing too disgusting can be seen floating around in it :P.
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Postby GregClow » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:56 pm

If anyone is seriously interested in trying Labatt Porter, it's still available in Quebec.

Or, you could just drink some Pepsi, since it looks and tastes about the same...
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Postby crawler » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:56 am

Does the style of the current Mill Street "Stock Ale" compare to the old Molson Stock Ale product?
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Postby Tapsucker » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:48 pm

crawler wrote:Does the style of the current Mill Street "Stock Ale" compare to the old Molson Stock Ale product?


They are pretty different. For one, the Mill St. Stock Ale is their weakest product while the Molson Stock Ale is probably their strongest. :wink:
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Postby DrJay » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:10 pm

GregClow wrote:If anyone is seriously interested in trying Labatt Porter, it's still available in Quebec.

Or, you could just drink some Pepsi, since it looks and tastes about the same...


That's exactly what I thought when I tried it a couple of years ago!

I still have a soft spot for Molson Stock Ale. I find that it's tastier than many of the "premium" brands and has the advantage of nostalgia - it was our staple beer during band practices for a while back in the day. And grub's right on the money about dusty cases, especially in Windsor.

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