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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:41 am

St. Ambroise Pale Ale (bottle) – a perennial favourite of mine, this old school, defiantly clear pale hasn't lost an ounce of charm, and still drinks exactly like it did ten years ago. A true Canadian classic IMO.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:10 pm

Beau’s Wag the Wolf. I remember this one being good, but drinking this current LCBO batch and it’s pretty bland. Very little wheat character. Ditto for the hops.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:06 pm

Empties
Four Fathers The Starter
Bayside Brewing Honey Cream Ale
Collingwood Downhill Pale Ale
Sleeman Pier Point IPA
Sleeman Dog Days Summer Ale
Tempest Sour Peach Pale Ale - Fantastic!
Cigar City Florida Cracker
Innis & Gunn Don's Choice - I wish this was fresher :(
Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour - so much Strawberry :lol:
Einstok Olgero Icelandic Toasted Porter - nice :)
Brasserie de la Senne Bruxellensis
Brasserie de L'Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles
Brasserie Dubisson Peche Mel Scaldis - kinda sweet and not very pulpy or authentic tasting
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste OMER Traditional Blonde
Elora Brewing Company Lodestar Sour Ale with Pink Guava - I like the variation with Passionfruit more
Duntroon Cyder House Raindance - Great Fruited Cider :oops:
Ritterguts Original Ritterguts Gose - Fantastic!
Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda - interesting DIPA brewed with Pandan Leaves which impart a rich candied vanilla, you can even smell a yellow cake note :oops:
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:52 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:Beau’s Wag the Wolf. I remember this one being good, but drinking this current LCBO batch and it’s pretty bland. Very little wheat character. Ditto for the hops.


I also remeber this being one of the few Beaus beers that I really enjoyed years ago. I had a can in my hand today, but didn’t pull the trigger. Glad, after reading your thoughts.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:53 pm

JaseWescott wrote:Empties
Four Fathers The Starter
Bayside Brewing Honey Cream Ale
Collingwood Downhill Pale Ale
Sleeman Pier Point IPA
Sleeman Dog Days Summer Ale
Tempest Sour Peach Pale Ale - Fantastic!
Cigar City Florida Cracker
Innis & Gunn Don's Choice - I wish this was fresher :(
Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour - so much Strawberry :lol:
Einstok Olgero Icelandic Toasted Porter - nice :)
Brasserie de la Senne Bruxellensis
Brasserie de L'Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles
Brasserie Dubisson Peche Mel Scaldis - kinda sweet and not very pulpy or authentic tasting
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste OMER Traditional Blonde
Elora Brewing Company Lodestar Sour Ale with Pink Guava - I like the variation with Passionfruit more
Duntroon Cyder House Raindance - Great Fruited Cider :oops:
Ritterguts Original Ritterguts Gose - Fantastic!
Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda - interesting DIPA brewed with Pandan Leaves which impart a rich candied vanilla, you can even smell a yellow cake note :oops:




Tempest peach......is this from the Scottish brewery??
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:03 pm

sofakingdrunk wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:Empties
Four Fathers The Starter
Bayside Brewing Honey Cream Ale
Collingwood Downhill Pale Ale
Sleeman Pier Point IPA
Sleeman Dog Days Summer Ale
Tempest Sour Peach Pale Ale - Fantastic!
Cigar City Florida Cracker
Innis & Gunn Don's Choice - I wish this was fresher :(
Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour - so much Strawberry :lol:
Einstok Olgero Icelandic Toasted Porter - nice :)
Brasserie de la Senne Bruxellensis
Brasserie de L'Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles
Brasserie Dubisson Peche Mel Scaldis - kinda sweet and not very pulpy or authentic tasting
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste OMER Traditional Blonde
Elora Brewing Company Lodestar Sour Ale with Pink Guava - I like the variation with Passionfruit more
Duntroon Cyder House Raindance - Great Fruited Cider :oops:
Ritterguts Original Ritterguts Gose - Fantastic!
Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda - interesting DIPA brewed with Pandan Leaves which impart a rich candied vanilla, you can even smell a yellow cake note :oops:




Tempest peach......is this from the Scottish brewery??


yes, it's a New Zealand Pale Ale with Black Tea and Peach Juice.

https://untappd.com/b/tempest-brewing-c ... le/2259162
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:34 pm

JaseWescott wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:Empties
Four Fathers The Starter
Bayside Brewing Honey Cream Ale
Collingwood Downhill Pale Ale
Sleeman Pier Point IPA
Sleeman Dog Days Summer Ale
Tempest Sour Peach Pale Ale - Fantastic!
Cigar City Florida Cracker
Innis & Gunn Don's Choice - I wish this was fresher :(
Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour - so much Strawberry :lol:
Einstok Olgero Icelandic Toasted Porter - nice :)
Brasserie de la Senne Bruxellensis
Brasserie de L'Abbaye des Rocs Blanche des Honnelles
Brasserie Dubisson Peche Mel Scaldis - kinda sweet and not very pulpy or authentic tasting
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste OMER Traditional Blonde
Elora Brewing Company Lodestar Sour Ale with Pink Guava - I like the variation with Passionfruit more
Duntroon Cyder House Raindance - Great Fruited Cider :oops:
Ritterguts Original Ritterguts Gose - Fantastic!
Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda - interesting DIPA brewed with Pandan Leaves which impart a rich candied vanilla, you can even smell a yellow cake note :oops:




Tempest peach......is this from the Scottish brewery??


yes, it's a New Zealand Pale Ale with Black Tea and Peach Juice.

https://untappd.com/b/tempest-brewing-c ... le/2259162



Nice, didn’t know the lcbo had more of their stuff in. I’ll need to make another order soon. It’s my hometown brewery
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am

At Milos' Craft Beer Emporium – Rounds 1 & 2:
Sandwich White Bronco NE IPA (draft)
The Exchange Hefeweizen (draft)
Granite Peculiar Ale (draft)
Godspeed Světlý Ležák 12 (draft)
Indie Alehouse Couchsurfer Session IPA (draft)

Over the week at home:
Beau's Wag The Wolf
Black Oak Break Of Dawn American Pale Ale
St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Skeleton Crew Evil Genius Session IPA
Old Milwaukee Beer
Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda
Stone House Czech Pilsner
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Muskoka Dry Saison w/ Sauvignon Blanc Wine Must
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:01 pm

cratez wrote:Over the week at home:
Beau's Wag The Wolf
Black Oak Break Of Dawn American Pale Ale
St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
Skeleton Crew Evil Genius Session IPA
Old Milwaukee Beer
Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda
Stone House Czech Pilsner
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4
Muskoka Dry Saison w/ Sauvignon Blanc Wine Must


One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things just doesn't belong.
:D

(I'm not judging, just having fun)
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am

S. St. Jeb wrote: One of these things is not like the others.
:D

(I'm not judging, just having fun)

Lol. You are definitely right about that. But to my surprise, it was drinking decent after a 17-year hiatus. Almost tastes like an all-malt pale lager now (not sure that's actually the case, since it's always been an adjunct lager, but you could've fooled me). Seems like the switch to Sleeman is boding well for this beer.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby beerstodiscover » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:23 pm

sofakingdrunk wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote:Beau’s Wag the Wolf. I remember this one being good, but drinking this current LCBO batch and it’s pretty bland. Very little wheat character. Ditto for the hops.


I also remeber this being one of the few Beaus beers that I really enjoyed years ago. I had a can in my hand today, but didn’t pull the trigger. Glad, after reading your thoughts.


Update: my second can is tasting much better
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby seangm » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:21 pm

cratez wrote:St. Ambroise Pale Ale (bottle) – a perennial favourite of mine, this old school, defiantly clear pale hasn't lost an ounce of charm, and still drinks exactly like it did ten years ago. A true Canadian classic IMO.


Returned some empties to TBS this weekend and grabbed the St. Ambroise mix-pack. Looking forward to re-tasting the Pale Ale, it's been a while but I remember enjoying it for the same reasons. It's nice when some things don't change.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby seangm » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm

Another trip to cottage country yielded a new brewery visit- Calabogie Brewing. Never had their beers, let alone been to the area before but I came away impressed.

Calabogie Brown Cow Nitro Milk Stout - I love nitro, I love milk stouts. This was excellent with lots of rich chocolate, roasted malt and even a hint of smokiness. One of the better nitro stouts I've had in a while.

Calabogie Front Porch Kolsch - Quite good, well made kolsch. Pale malts, some fruitiness and a good hop bite on the finish.

Had a couple of their IPAs alongside their pizza. Good food, beers were at least par for the course or better. Worth the stop if you find yourself in the area.

Other beers lately:

Mikkeller (Brunswick) Peter, Pale and Mary - Nice to have this one again since I had a less than fresh can last time. Just a well-made pale ale, good hop and malt balance and very quaffable.

Driftwood Fat Tug - Always enjoy the switch to cans for hoppy styles. This really is a yardstick Canadian IPA- resinous, piney, juicy hops with a nice malty backbone. Not quite east coast, not quite west coast, just delicious.

Collective Arts Hazy State - Finally found a can of the tweaked formula and I've gotta say it's an improvement. It's got a remarkably full body for a session IPA, a style I usually don't enjoy all that much.

Rogue Dead Guy Ale - This was one of the earlier craft beers I ever tried, and possibly my first maibock. I remember it being quite something, unlike most of the "beers" I was used to. It stills holds up, it is an excellent beer. Big and malty with a good hop bite, a great take on the style. Nice to see it back around these parts.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 am

At Milos' Craft Beer Emporium:
Granite Goldilocks Golden Ale (cask)
Muddy York Major Small Best Bitter (draft)
Left Field Cannonball Helles Lager (draft)
Blood Brothers Cactus Head DDH IPA (draft)

At The King Edward Restaurant & Pub:
Neustadt Springs Double Fuggled (cask)
Fuller's ESB (draft)
Anderson Craft Ales IPA (draft)
Tennent's Export Lager (draft)

Over the week at home:
Beau's Night Märzen
River Road Zesty Farmer Pale Ale
Black Oak Oaktoberfest Marzen Lager
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby beerstodiscover » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:52 pm

Flying Monkeys Killer Cupcake Panda — The pandan leaves definitely bring a vanilla flavour, but that't not really what I want in an IPA. The LCBO clerk mentioned it's her favourite beer ever. Top marks for originality.

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