velovampire wrote:squeaky wrote:What about filtering makes it non-vegan?
Not 100% positive, but I'd guess it would be the use of isinglass (made from fish swim bladders).
Tapsucker wrote:midlife crisis wrote:S. St. Jeb wrote:"One of the first craft breweries in Ontario established in 1996"
Not sure how far up the list you have to be to be considered "one of the first", but I think this is an exaggeration.
Obviously the true pioneers were Wellington, upperCanada, Conners and Hart (I may be forgetting one or two others). But I would say they were important for a while in the early second wave?
I fondly remember Conners Best Bitter, especially from the Don Valley days of the brewery.
I think we can add the early iterations of Amsterdam, plus Niagara and Algonquin, and maybe, just maybe, let Brick and Northern squeak onto the list.
Oh, and of course, The Granite.
EDIT: and Denisons
S. St. Jeb wrote:By Northern, are you referring to the company that had breweries in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Timmins?? That company had a long, long history, but were not part of the coming of micro-breweries in Ontario. Maybe you mean something else...but I can't think of any other "Northern".
Coronaeus wrote:Northern was founded in 1907. I think they would be more akin to Moosehead as a regional macro producer were they still around in their original incarnation today. Were Sleeman’s independent, I’d suggest them for that category too. Certainly nothing ‘micro’ or ‘craft’ about the former in the sense those terms are usually applied.
I was in Quebec during the early days so only remember this period in Ontario from brief visits grabbing whatever I might find. Where does Scotch-Irish (sic) fit in? Was that part of the first wave? I remember hearing good things about them. I just can’t remember when they existed.
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