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Steam Whistle no longer available at Rogers Centre

Postby atomeyes » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:38 am

didn't see this posted. also didn't look too hard.

you all know the story, i assume.
today's article is interesting. the reason for the split? SW's twitter feed.

http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/03 ... mpany+page
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Postby liamt07 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:45 pm

They're just making way for Left Field.

Right?
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Postby lister » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:55 pm

liamt07 wrote:They're just making way for Left Field.

Right?


More like "Yeah right!"
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Cooincidence?

Postby Chris » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:18 pm

Toronto has horrible sports teams and horrible craft beer selection at sports venues....coincidence? I think not!

Better Beer makes better teams!

... or at least happier more satisfied fans even when their team is losing! :D
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Postby atomeyes » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:34 pm

it's more like:
local craft beer tends to result in more sales and direct profitability.
macrobreweries tend to result in lower sales and greater indirect revenue.
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Postby saints_gambit » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 pm

liamt07 wrote:They're just making way for Left Field.

Right?


Give 'em, like... a half decade to ramp up the quantity you'd need for a year's worth of games and maybe that's a possibility.
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Postby icemachine » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:03 pm

saints_gambit wrote:
liamt07 wrote:They're just making way for Left Field.

Right?


Give 'em, like... a half decade to ramp up the quantity you'd need for a year's worth of games and maybe that's a possibility.


If it's a one small kiosk deal like Steamwhistle ended up with I doubt they'd need more than a few hundred pints/game
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Postby Craig » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:20 am

So Steamwhistle got kicked out for giving people directions to their booth over twitter? Really? Man that's lame.
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Postby Malcolm » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:17 pm

squeaky wrote:So Steamwhistle got kicked out for giving people directions to their booth over twitter? Really? Man that's lame.


Behold the power of Aramark.
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Postby El Pinguino » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:31 pm

I heard this but didn't know the reason why....sounds like a crappy excuse just to get them out of there for whatever reason.

Too bad. I tend to stick to Hoegaarden when I go to the games, but it's only available at the 100 level, so a bit of a pain.

They really should turn that CF area they "opened up" last year into a craft beer garden. Even if the OCB approached them to have "Craft Beer Thursdays" or something....a few times a year, would be cool.
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Postby icemachine » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:55 pm

El Pinguino wrote:I heard this but didn't know the reason why....sounds like a crappy excuse just to get them out of there for whatever reason.

Too bad. I tend to stick to Hoegaarden when I go to the games, but it's only available at the 100 level, so a bit of a pain.

They really should turn that CF area they "opened up" last year into a craft beer garden. Even if the OCB approached them to have "Craft Beer Thursdays" or something....a few times a year, would be cool.


That would be awesome. I'd totally make the effort to get down for those
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Postby rejtable » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:39 am

El Pinguino wrote:They really should turn that CF area they "opened up" last year into a craft beer garden. Even if the OCB approached them to have "Craft Beer Thursdays" or something....a few times a year, would be cool.
Nationals stadium has that kind of thing in centre field. It's awesome.
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Postby Rob Creighton » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:58 am

El Pinguino wrote:Even if the OCB approached them to have "Craft Beer Thursdays" or something....a few times a year, would be cool.


Rogers Center is like most of Ontario. It is a corporate, sanitary outhouse. It is a good reason why the Bills games had no chance here. Ridiculously overpriced corporate rape.

I can't help but wonder how long it will take for the Rogers/Blue Jay sleeze machine to eliminate the craft beer corner at Pilot Field & jack the prices now that they control it.
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Postby liamt07 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:35 pm

Likely a futile effort, but check this one out folks:

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/ ... he-skydome
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Postby rejtable » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:57 pm

It's not the SkyDome anymore.

Is there craft beer at the ACC?

Canadian Tire centre only has Molson stuff, so we get Hops and Bolts and some Creemore, but no Beau's or anything like that.

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