3rd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge - May 14/15

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3rd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge - May 14/15

Postby Cass » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:21 am

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http://blog.barvolo.com/post/4365572806 ... -challenge

3rd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge
On Monday April 11, 2011 we will be officially launching our press release for the 3rd Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge being held on May 14/15 this year. Confirmed breweries so far; Magnotta, Church Key, Black Oak, Niagara Brewing College, House Ales, Beau’s All Natural, Amsterdam, Cheshire Valley, Great Lakes, Scotch Irish, TAPS, . Stay tuned for more updates!!
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:56 pm

Anyone know of an affordable hotel near Volo?
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Postby PeenSteen » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:14 am

DragonOfBlood wrote:Anyone know of an affordable hotel near Volo?


Try the Days Inn just east of yonge and carlton, its walking distance to Volo
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Postby JerCraigs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:56 am

Delta Chelsea and Marriot Courtyard are niceish places that can be reasonable.
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Postby icemachine » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:18 am

Hotwire or Hotels.com can often come up with some pretty good prices, especially on short notice.
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Postby IPA_Lover » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:15 am

Funny how the 1st Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge winner was Duggan’s #9 yet everyone in the forums trash the hell out of that beer now along with most of the other Duggan's stuff.
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Postby JerCraigs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:33 am

IPA_Lover wrote:Funny how the 1st Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge winner was Duggan’s #9 yet everyone in the forums trash the hell out of that beer now along with most of the other Duggan's stuff.


I was thinking that too. To be fair, the beer has become less hoppy to my palate, and there have been a lot more good hoppy beers to have come out since. Great Lakes alone has done a half dozen solid efforts, Smashbomb obviously and others. The fact that we have enough legitimate contenders for such an event now would have been unthinkable a few years ago!
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Postby Bobsy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:26 pm

IPA_Lover wrote:Funny how the 1st Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge winner was Duggan’s #9 yet everyone in the forums trash the hell out of that beer now along with most of the other Duggan's stuff.


I think it gets some unjustified rough treatment, and that overall Duggans beers range from okay to excellent. However, I think the 9 has changed considerably. Remember the cask challenge winner was pre-bottling, and I'm pretty sure the recipe was changed somewhere along the road and became malt heavier.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:06 pm

Thanks for the hotel tips, I will take a look.
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Postby Rob Creighton » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:44 am

I just got a room at the Marriot for $120 from Hotels.com a day before I needed it for an event tonight. A couple blocks south of Volo. Good option.
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Postby bartle » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:33 am

DragonOfBlood wrote:Anyone know of an affordable hotel near Volo?


The Madison has some cheap rooms and it's not all that far from Volo if you can put up with the idiots that stumble in and out of the bar next door.
It's cheaper than the Marriott if that concerns you.
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Postby Torontoblue » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:07 am

IPA_Lover wrote:Funny how the 1st Annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge winner was Duggan’s #9 yet everyone in the forums trash the hell out of that beer now along with most of the other Duggan's stuff.


And it wasn't even a cask ale!!! It was an ale in a cask.
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Postby Cass » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:55 pm

Full List of confirmed participating IPA Challenge Brewers;

1. Magnotta
2. Church Key
3. Black Oak
4. Niagara Brewing College*
5. Saint Andre
6. House Ales*
7. Beau’s All Natural
8. Amsterdam
9. Cheshire Valley
10. Saint Andre*
11. Clock Tower*
12. Great Lakes
13. Scotch Irish
14. TAPS*
15. Flying Monkeys
16. Lake of Bays*
17. Durham
18. Granite Brewery
19. Muskoka Cottage Brewing*
20. Duggan’s
21. Grand River Brewing
22. F&M
23. Niagara’s Best*
24. Cameron’s*

* = New participants this year
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Postby lagerale » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:21 pm

#5 and 10 are the same....perhaps another saint will join in?
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Postby Cass » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:51 pm

Ha! It was a cut and paste from an email, didn't even notice that.

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