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by matt7215
Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Gout, filtered vs unfiltered beer, and the guy trying to cheat the system
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Gout, filtered vs unfiltered beer, and the guy trying to cheat the system

MatttthewGeorge wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:47 pm
@matt7215 since your the only brewer I know on here and a swell guy that doesn't seem to mind sharing what Barncat does, your lagers in particular are almost always crystal clear. Do you filter some of your beers?
we have never filtered a beer
by matt7215
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Something in the Water
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Something in the Water

See, I'd love to try that oatmeal stout or ESB, but instead they send things like their lime lager or (yet another) hazy IPA to the LCBO- thus I've yet to try anything from them. Good to hear the beer is good though, I usually grab food and a beer in LV before I go to shows at the Amphitheatre, but...
by matt7215
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Breweries Selling outside beers
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Breweries Selling outside beers

A trend that has started, and I wholeheartedly approve of, is breweries starting to sell stuff from other breweries. A few times this year I've bought from Willibald and got them to send me stuff from Matron and other PEC breweries. It's nice for me because I get the free shipping from Willi, which...
by matt7215
Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is cask beer still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Is cask beer still a thing?

I've been saying for years that I wish Cask Days would drop the Cask. If it's all about experimental stuff, just put it in kegs so we can try it the way it's meant to be. Most of the beers served there don't benefit from the cask treatment at all. The Wooly has 4 engines?! I can't recall seeing mor...
by matt7215
Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 28
Views: 6983

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

the only 2 things that need to be on a breweries website should be the hours when they are open and the product they have available I like when some get really creative and also list their address on their website. Sure it's kind of pretentious, but still a nice touch. :wink: having the address of ...
by matt7215
Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 28
Views: 6983

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

All bars, breweries & restaurants should post basic details such as hours and location prominently on their home page, and keep it up to date. It's maddening how this info is buried on sites, if present at all. the only 2 things that need to be on a breweries website should be the hours when th...
by matt7215
Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is cask beer still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Is cask beer still a thing?

I've been saying for years that I wish Cask Days would drop the Cask. If it's all about experimental stuff, just put it in kegs so we can try it the way it's meant to be. Most of the beers served there don't benefit from the cask treatment at all. The Wooly has 4 engines?! I can't recall seeing mor...
by matt7215
Wed Oct 05, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is cask beer still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Is cask beer still a thing?

I'm guessing that with the short shelf life, it may have been to economically dodgy to commit too much to casks for the last few years. I hope to see a comeback. That said, I have no interest in the trends that had infiltrated the cask scene. I stopped going to cask days because it stopped being go...
by matt7215
Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 28
Views: 6983

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

All bars, breweries & restaurants should post basic details such as hours and location prominently on their home page, and keep it up to date. It's maddening how this info is buried on sites, if present at all. the only 2 things that need to be on a breweries website should be the hours when th...
by matt7215
Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is cask beer still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Is cask beer still a thing?

seangm wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:13 am North Americans seem to like their hazies, pastry stouts, exploding fruited sours, and other overwrought brewing experiments.
this is both 100% accurate and 100% sad
the general craft beer consumer just doesnt want beer that tastes like beer
by matt7215
Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is cask beer still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Is cask beer still a thing?

as a brewery owner I can tell you Ive been asked for cask beer zero times in 6+ years
not once in our taproom by a customer
not once by a licencee looking to bring in cask beer

we usually fill one or two casks a year for cask days but that is it
by matt7215
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1819

Re: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?

Wood Brothers can be added to what everyone else has already said
by matt7215
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 2104

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

There are plenty of examples of beers that have been largely unchanged for decades that are still excellent. Heck, many of my favourite beers fall in that category. Rochefort 10 is and always will be outstanding. So anything made back then that stacked up against those things I think you have to co...
by matt7215
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16927
Views: 2688130

Re: What're you drinking right now?

seangm wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:33 am Perhaps we're finally hitting a haze fatigue.
its definitely happening but not super quickly, still by far the most popular style of craft beer in terms of sales, and no other style seems poised to dethrone it
by matt7215
Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16927
Views: 2688130

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I know what you mean, you often hear about hop burn in the style and it can be described as an astringent, sort of vegetative flavour. I've definitely experienced it, especially in some of the more hyped local breweries whose hazy IPAs are often overkill to my palate. In a seemingly counterintuitiv...