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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby napoleon » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:02 pm

Craig wrote:Rainhard Brewing Co. ‏@RainhardBrewing 2h2 hours ago
Today, we release KAPOW!* IPA. A West coast style India Pale Ale. Brewery opens at 4pm. 4 bottle limit. https://instagram.com/p/6XiF0cuejy/

This IPA is a solid beer...quite enjoyable. I was amazed at how packed it was when I popped in yesterday to pick some up. And people at the bar are always friendly there. Great addition.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby El Pinguino » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:15 pm

Nothing but good things begin said about Rainhard....had a busy weekend so wasn't able to get up there this time, but plan to soon!
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:41 am

El Pinguino wrote:Nothing but good things begin said about Rainhard.

I have heard fairly mixed reviews of Rainhard...
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby DeMarco » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:50 am

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:Nothing but good things begin said about Rainhard.

I have heard fairly mixed reviews of Rainhard...


Yeah a lot of meh beers, but they are tweaking.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby jp_jkl » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:34 am

DeMarco wrote:Yeah a lot of meh beers, but they are tweaking.


I completely agree. The Kapow! IPA is their first beer to really impress me. Everything else I've tried has been just okay.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby Craig » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:16 pm

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Our collab with @amsterdambeer & @greatlakesbeer a hop forward lager that uses 100% whole-cone Cascade and Amarillo hops. Debuting on the #indieboathop http://www.universe.com/indieboathop @indiealehouse
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby DeMarco » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:23 pm

jp_jkl wrote:
DeMarco wrote:Yeah a lot of meh beers, but they are tweaking.


I completely agree. The Kapow! IPA is their first beer to really impress me. Everything else I've tried has been just okay.


I have a bottle in my fridge, excited to hear that.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby El Pinguino » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:17 pm

jp_jkl wrote:
DeMarco wrote:Yeah a lot of meh beers, but they are tweaking.


I completely agree. The Kapow! IPA is their first beer to really impress me. Everything else I've tried has been just okay.


Interesting, but hey...everyone is different. I've had 3 of their beer so far, and all have definitely been above average for their styles. Maybe I just got lucky and tried the right ones...but these comments are the first I've heard of people saying they weren't impressed.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby Craig » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:27 am

Rainhard Brewing Co. ‏@RainhardBrewing 13m13 minutes ago
For those that missed the release of Kapow!* IPA at the brewery, we have just bottled up an additional 100 bottles! Available this Friday!
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby jp_jkl » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:35 am

El Pinguino wrote:Interesting, but hey...everyone is different. I've had 3 of their beer so far, and all have definitely been above average for their styles. Maybe I just got lucky and tried the right ones...but these comments are the first I've heard of people saying they weren't impressed.


I didn't love the Asystole as I found it too boozy. I know it's a double IPA, but there's so many good ones out there that are well balanced. I loved GLB's Karma Citra, Left Field's Prospect Citra and Bellwood's Monogamy Citra, but Rainhard's Armed and Citra didn't do it for me. Hearts Collide and Lazy Bones were both good, but not something I'd rush out to buy again. Kapow! was excellent and if I can swing by Friday, I'll definitely get some more.

It's been discussed here before, but I think some breweries gets rave reviews simply because they're craft breweries. I really wanted to love Refined Fool in Sarnia as that's my hometown and seeing an independent business succeed there makes me really happy. That being said, I've tried 7 of their beers over the course of a year and they've all tasted like bad homebrew. My brother-in-law is an occasional homebrewer and everything he's made has been far better than anything I've tried from Refined Fool. Yet you look at reviews on Trip Advisor or Facebook and it's all 5 star reviews for them. I guess it's just not my thing.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby jeremyg » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:25 am

only had a few Rainhard beers and they were all good, but nothing really stuck out to me aside from the imperial stout, whatever it's called.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby napoleon » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:02 pm

jp_jkl wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:I didn't love the Asystole as I found it too boozy. I know it's a double IPA, but there's so many good ones out there that are well balanced. I loved GLB's Karma Citra, Left Field's Prospect Citra and Bellwood's Monogamy Citra, but Rainhard's Armed and Citra didn't do it for me. Hearts Collide and Lazy Bones were both good, but not something I'd rush out to buy again. Kapow! was excellent and if I can swing by Friday, I'll definitely get some more.

Very true...I had a few beers that underwhelmed me. However, Kapow and their other IPA were both quite good and stood out. I really love the vibe at the brewery. And they're still so new, I'll happily give them a chance to improve the ones that a bit of a miss.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby MetalHead » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:54 pm

jp_jkl wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:Interesting, but hey...everyone is different. I've had 3 of their beer so far, and all have definitely been above average for their styles. Maybe I just got lucky and tried the right ones...but these comments are the first I've heard of people saying they weren't impressed.


I didn't love the Asystole as I found it too boozy. I know it's a double IPA, but there's so many good ones out there that are well balanced. I loved GLB's Karma Citra, Left Field's Prospect Citra and Bellwood's Monogamy Citra, but Rainhard's Armed and Citra didn't do it for me. Hearts Collide and Lazy Bones were both good, but not something I'd rush out to buy again. Kapow! was excellent and if I can swing by Friday, I'll definitely get some more.

It's been discussed here before, but I think some breweries gets rave reviews simply because they're craft breweries. I really wanted to love Refined Fool in Sarnia as that's my hometown and seeing an independent business succeed there makes me really happy. That being said, I've tried 7 of their beers over the course of a year and they've all tasted like bad homebrew. My brother-in-law is an occasional homebrewer and everything he's made has been far better than anything I've tried from Refined Fool. Yet you look at reviews on Trip Advisor or Facebook and it's all 5 star reviews for them. I guess it's just not my thing.


I think it may also have to do with the lack of knowledge and exeperience drinking craft beer of a lot of the population. When you're stuck with molbatts etc.. anything crafty is an improvment.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby gordonpeterwiebe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:09 pm

yeah, I fully support Rainhard and will try anything they put out... but, the only thing by them that I've found impressive is their Imperial Stout (coffee if I remember?). It was quite tasty and hid the alcohol well.
I'm looking forward to this Kapow! and them tweaking and learning more to get everything they make up to standard. I think they're on the right track to be a really good brewery (more so than a lot of the other newer local startups).
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:02 am

gordonpeterwiebe wrote:I'm looking forward to this Kapow! and them tweaking and learning more to get everything they make up to standard. I think they're on the right track to be a really good brewery (more so than a lot of the other newer local startups).

I agree 100% with this statement. They have been way more impressive out of the gate than most Ontario breweries (except maybe Bellwoods)

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