What Ontario brews are you going to enjoy this long weekend?

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Postby cratez » Sat May 22, 2010 9:04 pm

The_Jester wrote: Church Key Black IPA


Tried this for the first time at West 50 last Thursday. What a kick ass beer! Tons of roast, a little chocolate, loaded with West Coast hops, strong bitterness to finish. I loved it!
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Postby Belgian » Sat May 22, 2010 9:47 pm

JerCraigs wrote:My Saturday will involve a selection of Ontario wines.


Get of Jer's tits - Ontario makes killer Riesling and awesome vidal icewine. And Malivoire Red is an extremely showy wine for 12 bucks, with loads of Gamay character like a GOOD Cru de Beaujolais, plus a little bir of added Bourgueil-like structure from the Cabernet Franc this wine also has.

But I know you are just saying wine ain't beer, LOL and I stil have a growler of MS Pumpkin Ale to crack open... might be good with some grilled ribs since i'm off work next week.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Sat May 22, 2010 10:44 pm

Belgian wrote:
JerCraigs wrote:My Saturday will involve a selection of Ontario wines.


Get of Jer's tits - Ontario makes killer Riesling and awesome vidal icewine. And Malivoire Red is an extremely showy wine for 12 bucks, with loads of Gamay character like a GOOD Cru de Beaujolais, plus a little bir of added Bourgueil-like structure from the Cabernet Franc this wine also has.

But I know you are just saying wine ain't beer, LOL and I stil have a growler of MS Pumpkin Ale to crack open... might be good with some grilled ribs since i'm off work next week.



Yes, I was partially being facetious. But only partially. If I could pick any region that sells wines that are extremely over priced and lack the matching quality, sadly, it would always be Ontario. Perhaps a few whites are world class and also icewine. But in terms of reds, we are so far behind the 8-ball it isn't funny. Probably because our vintners are growing grapes they have no business growing.
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Postby cratez » Sun May 23, 2010 10:58 am

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cratez wrote:Creemore Springs Kellerbier, and whatever Chancey's has on tap. Good to be back in Canada!


Hope you aren't going tonight Mikey. I was just there, and there is a huge wedding party taking up all tables at the bar plus the entire dining room.


Nope. But I'll be there tonight around 9ish. If you and Adil are coming, I'll bring some treats as well. Let me know!
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Postby Bytowner » Sun May 23, 2010 3:12 pm

I just enjoyed a Creemore Keller after wandering around a very humid downtown Ottawa for a few hours... man this is a quenching beer. A week in the fridge didn't seem to touch the flavour. Wonderfully refreshing, this might be my summer go-to.
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Postby phat matt » Sun May 23, 2010 8:52 pm

Had some hoptical, Denisons Weiss, and Waterloo wheat today. Also had some home brew apa and everyone at the bbq was drinking it and loving it. Denisons was my fav of the night/weekend. I think i will be drinking alot of this seeing as the lcbo near me seems to stock it alot.
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Postby carguy » Mon May 24, 2010 5:41 pm

Two growlers of Grand River's Plowmans Ale helped me get through the weekend!
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Postby biegaman » Mon May 24, 2010 6:43 pm

Cameron's Lager - it's been a very long while since I've had this. For what it is, it's a terrifically agreeable lager. I'd be so much happier if every bottle of MGD were instead this.
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Postby boney » Mon May 24, 2010 8:20 pm

A piece of Ontario in Alberta.......Grand River Curmudgeon while smoking some ribs.
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Postby toweringpine » Tue May 25, 2010 11:27 am

I was up in the Ottawa Valley for the long weekend. My parent's have started stocking some craft brew for me when I visit. They had sixers of Sgt Major, Heritage Lager and Dark. I had two Sgt Major and a lager and all three were gushers. Although the Sgt Major were extra foamy they were drinkable if a little on the sour side. The lager was a drain pour. I was hoping for better things when I was within a 100km of the brewery. To be honest I didn't see the boxes and don't know what dates were on them but it was still another three duds from SI/Heritage.

My daughter fell asleep in the car a little before South River and when she sleeps I tend not to stop, so it was another trip past Highlander without trying their wares. I'll be going back for the August long weekend I hope and will try again to pick some up then.

All in all it was a poor weekend for beer but a great time in every other regard.
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Postby wilco » Tue May 25, 2010 1:48 pm

Spent Monday on the Islands with some Muskoka Pilsner Light and Hefe. Nice combo for a hot day with the skyline in the background.

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