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Postby Tapsucker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:34 pm

I found a can of something called Georgian Bay Dipper from Midland Breworks. It looks like Hockley Valley is contract brewing it.

It tastes real cold; according to much of the labelling, that appears to be the intent.

Just thought I'd warn you guys. :)
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Postby JesseM » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:55 pm

Have you been living under a rock?!?!?!?!? Georgian Bay Dipper is the biggest thing to hit the Ontario beer scene all summer!

Okay not really, at all, but there has been decent mention of it in other threads :P. I wish we could at least get like, a case, or something in KW, but seemingly there is no interest.
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Postby Tapsucker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:08 pm

My bad. I figured you guys would have something better to do than comment on something like that. Since my rock roofed abode was slow today I took up the cause.

Next time, I swear, I will always search the archives before I impulse buy at the LCBO. :oops:

BTW, even my local didn't have a whole case, but that might just because it's selling out so quick. I guess the Steelback shortage has people looking for alternatives.
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Postby JesseM » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:24 pm

Haha. I was just kidding around, sorry if I came off as condescending.

This beer certainly does seem to have been produced almost exclusively for small towns. Checking out the LCBO product listing, it seems to be in a few larger towns like Kingston and London, but generally names like, 'Arthur', 'Iroguois', 'Arnprior', 'Embrun', and 'Toronto' (where the f*** is that??!?), give one the impression of the market they were aiming at with this product.
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Postby Tapsucker » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:28 pm

JesseM wrote:'Toronto' (where the f*** is that??!?)


You probably know it as Mississauga-Toronto or MT - kind of like KW but with better mayor fights.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:46 pm

JesseM wrote:Haha. I was just kidding around, sorry if I came off as condescending.

This beer certainly does seem to have been produced almost exclusively for small towns. Checking out the LCBO product listing, it seems to be in a few larger towns like Kingston and London, but generally names like, 'Arthur', 'Iroguois', 'Arnprior', 'Embrun', and 'Toronto' (where the f*** is that??!?), give one the impression of the market they were aiming at with this product.


Jessee,


A lot of those towns are north of you, near ottawa, and west of otawa towards smiths falls, getting closer to georgian bay, barrie etc.
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Postby JesseM » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:03 pm

Yeah I know, but London sure is south of me. I'm not all that upset about not getting the stuff here, it's more just the principle of the matter that concerns me. There's 3 stores in all of KW-Cambridge that actually seem to have someone in charge of beer that actually cares about seasonal releases or special imports. The other ones VERY slowly bring things in once it's painfully clear it might actually sell. I think it's representative of the attitude towards beer in KW, home of Laker Lager :evil: . I know this isn't the only region in the province with this problem, so please don't anyone take offense to my complaining :P.

I also don't feel like ordering an entire case of something like the Dipper which is most likely mediocre at best.
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Postby Bytowner » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:21 am

Not that strange really. We get this and Beau's, you guys have a couple southern brands that we don't get. Just a matter of breweries deciding not to overextend themselves.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:43 am

Bytowner wrote:Not that strange really. We get this and Beau's, you guys have a couple southern brands that we don't get. Just a matter of breweries deciding not to overextend themselves.


That's right!! :)

And I was more than happy to pick up some Beau's, Heritage Maple, Stuart's Organic while I was in Ottawa last week. We don't really get any of those in London, and like Bytowner said, there are a few brands that they don't get there.
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Postby JesseM » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:31 am

Bytowner wrote:Not that strange really. We get this and Beau's, you guys have a couple southern brands that we don't get. Just a matter of breweries deciding not to overextend themselves.


Oh, that's right, I've got plenty of Brick Red Baron if you want to trade :evil: . I'm pretty sure that stuff is now actually cheaper than tap water :-? .
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Postby Bytowner » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:54 am

Or, y'know, Neustadt.
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Postby JesseM » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:20 pm

You want some Neustadt? I'll send you some Neustadt. It gets stored on warm shelves and goes bad extremely fast around here, but I'll send you some anyways.

Actually, if you genuinely can't get any Neustadt, would you be interested in a trade? Like maybe some Beau's for the whole Neustadt collection? It is possible to get Neustadt fresh around here, I just have to look hard for it.
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Postby Bytowner » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:13 pm

Might be an idea. PM me a let me know if there's anything else available in your parts. Maybe I could make a trp across the bridge for you as well.
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Postby boney » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:23 am

I know you shouldn't judge a beer by it's labeling or can. However, is it just me or it the Georgian Bay Dipper the most ugly can in existance? How much effort actually went into designing that monstrosity? If a craft brewer is proud of his/her product, shouldn't it show in all its facets? Just a thought.
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Postby Bytowner » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:10 am

boney wrote:I know you shouldn't judge a beer by it's labeling or can. However, is it just me or it the Georgian Bay Dipper the most ugly can in existance? How much effort actually went into designing that monstrosity? If a craft brewer is proud of his/her product, shouldn't it show in all its facets? Just a thought.


Second that.

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