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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby jeremyg » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:04 pm

yeah i'm with midlife crisis on this, godspeed rules. the spot itself is wonderful, welcoming and relaxed. the beer are all extremely well made and dialed in. if they don't have a bunch of IPA's and kettle sours... so be it. go literally anywhere else.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Belgian » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:56 pm

The new IBUSHI Smoked Pilsner is nice, it's in the store although stock may be too new to be on the web page.

The gentle smoke works nicely and it doesn't stand in the way of the brightness and the freshness of the style. This underlines the crispness. Worth grabbing at least a few. I love that they have this one, the Otsukaresama Dortmunder and the beautifully understated NONBE Oktoberfest all on right now, excellent. German craft beer trend with Japanese style accents!
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Godspeed Oct 2019

Postby Belgian » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:19 pm

Godspeed has two fruited ales freshly on offer. Kekkon Wedding Anniversary Ale is new!.

Kekkon 結婚, reminds me a bit of really good Raspberry Wheat ale, plus hints of lactic sourness, sea salt and smoke. I like the acidity.

Kazoku Tart Saison with Plum is as good as last year, possibly better. Lots of that golden plum flavor, nice minty-dry bit of hop finish.

Also I must have overlooked the Kiri Belgian Witbier yesterday, or it was just put out now?
Speaking of wheat beer I have been religiously observing Oktoberfest with plenty of the Shirinami "White Wave" Hefeweizen.

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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Belgian » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:11 pm

The brew store just released brand new, a stronger, maltier Czech Lager. From Facebook:

New addition to our Czech Lagers family.

Silný Ležák 17º (Czech Premium Strong Pale Lager, 7.4% abv) is a continuation of our ongoing efforts to brew beers in the Czech tradition. This particular lager was inspired by our brewmaster's visit to Budvar Brewery in the Czech city of České Budějovice. Within its maze of lagering vessels, he tried a bolder and maltier version of the pale lagers he'd grown accustomed to and decided to craft one of his own for proper winter drinking. In accordance with Czech brewing philosophy, Godspeed's version was decocted and cold conditioned for 8 weeks. Czech floor malted pils and Saaz hops form an array of rich caramelized, bready malt notes and herbal, spice hop character. We hope it inspires you the way the style's progenitor inspired us.

Also, our Tmavý Ležák 12° (Czech Premium Dark Lager, 4.7% abv) is back at the retail store.

Cheers & Happy holidays!
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Godspeed MINE apa

Postby Belgian » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:51 pm

Finally some GS Pale Ale again! Enjoying this new MINE American-style Pale Ale - very fresh and refined, with some juicy citrus nuances that are surprisingly delicate and almost mandarin-like. A good one, also on tap at The Only Cafe.

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Godspeed Shizumu West Coast IPA

Postby Belgian » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:41 pm

Went by Godspeed at 5pm, holy cow they were just labelling up some Dortmunder and were OUT of some things (or most things - home delivery is quite a success) so I got some fresh Shizumu West Coast IPA.

This is extremely nice especially when it warms in the glass. Good resiny citrusy hop bite along with a firm dry middle supported by comforting bready-fruity malt. It's not what I came there to get but I'm not disappointed.

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Re: Godspeed Shizumu West Coast IPA

Postby beerstodiscover » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:05 pm

Belgian wrote:Shizumu West Coast IPA.


Lovely beer, makes me wish for a west coast IPA renaissance.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri May 29, 2020 4:22 pm

Godspeed just released its first barrel aged beer. I've got high hopes and a shipment on its way.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby cboden » Sat May 30, 2020 11:19 am

beerstodiscover wrote:Godspeed just released its first barrel aged beer. I've got high hopes and a shipment on its way.


Same here. Fingers crossed that it tastes like Péché Mortel - Bourbon. Am I setting my expectations too high? :lol:
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby beerstodiscover » Sun May 31, 2020 6:36 pm

cboden wrote:Fingers crossed that it tastes like Péché Mortel - Bourbon. Am I setting my expectations too high? :lol:


I think so, this ain’t a cheater beer loaded with coffee. However it is delicious, quite smokey and complex with oak, vanilla, cola, fruity flavours all over.

Godspeed made a lager version of Peche last year which was every bit as good as the original, if not better.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby cboden » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:25 am

beerstodiscover wrote:
cboden wrote:Fingers crossed that it tastes like Péché Mortel - Bourbon. Am I setting my expectations too high? :lol:


I think so, this ain’t a cheater beer loaded with coffee. However it is delicious, quite smokey and complex with oak, vanilla, cola, fruity flavours all over.

Godspeed made a lager version of Peche last year which was every bit as good as the original, if not better.


oooooh, this sounds even better! I'm very excited given who the brewmaster is for this beer. I love BBA's and have been rather disappointed by most Ontarian offerings lately.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby duckdown » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:52 pm

Picked up a big variety of their stuff this week

Looking forward to trying it

Also got their glass, very nice glassware
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby Belgian » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:18 pm

The newer Baby Shizumu completely rocks, good full taste for a session IPA.

Oberkassel Altbier is also perfectly dry full and tasty for this warmer season.

(Edit - I drank these only cellar-cool, which added to the impression of fulness.)
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:12 am

I disliked Baby Shizumu. I just don't think West Coast versions of session IPAs work... and I'm a WC IPA fan.

Světlý Ležák 12º blew me away though! Possibly the best lager in Ontario. And Taru Ichi was beautiful.
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Re: Godspeed Brewery

Postby northyorksammy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:41 am

[quote][/quote]Thank g-dness for G-dspeed for we have access to interesting drinkable beers like this
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