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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: 14
Views: 1350

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: 1489

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: 16916
Views: 2633963

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: 16916
Views: 2633963

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...
by matt7215
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16916
Views: 2633963

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Having a Granite Brand New Day. I've grown a little tired of NEIPAs, mostly due to their astringency, but this one worked well last year and in back in fine form. The aroma is the ticket to ride. I'm glad it looks like it it wasn't just a one off, but might be a seasonal rotation. NEIPAs should not...
by matt7215
Tue May 17, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show

Gators Tail, best beer bar in Cambridge, is having a fest in June Great lineup of breweries and great value for an all inclusive event (beer and food) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gators-craft-beer-show-tickets-319145531877 Matt, any idea if there are discounted tickets and/or free entry for designa...
by matt7215
Fri May 13, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

how much do they enforce the current rules? there is a tasting group in toronto that regularly posts pics of their tasting happening in a park I regularly enjoy beverages in parks and nice public places with various groups of friends. I have often encountered and talked with officers while holding ...
by matt7215
Fri May 13, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 1348

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I watched a maddening Toronto council debate and Josh's drinking in parks failed. It was replaced by a motion from Tory to talk about it again in 2023. There were some truly wild points made by councillors, such as Denzil MW saying that the folks that will truly suffer are the ones living next to p...
by matt7215
Mon May 02, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Funny thing. a few years back I was in Calgary and one of the local breweries had a pop up stand in a downtown mall as part of a mini market of sorts. I think the brewery was Tool Shed, if I remember correctly. They had four beers on offer. I decided I would buy a can of two of them to try. I bough...
by matt7215
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

So far the majority of the breweries that have closed or merged or been bought up in whatever way, have not been ones that I think of as leaders in the craft space. It seems that places that are known for less adventurous stuff are the ones most at risk so far. Closures obviously suck for the peopl...
by matt7215
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Thanks for sharing, interesting read. I agree with Craig, it feels like we’ve been awaiting this big upheaval in Ontario beer, whether it be mergers or closures, and it really hasn’t happened in a big way, and/or what’s happened has been pretty slow as Craig mentioned. Perhaps this wasn’t known in ...
by matt7215
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

sstackho wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:43 pm https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... ed-market/

Very good in-depth article on financial struggles and consolidation in the Canadian craft beer industry.
thank you for posting this
by matt7215
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Thirsty & Miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 3445

Re: Thirsty & Miserable

Awesome info about Hamilton, that would be great if that came together. Max Morin wrote about T&M and beer bars in general in the Growler: https://on.thegrowler.ca/2022/01/18/pouring-one-out-for-thirsty-and-miserable-bars-bottle-shops-and-the-struggle-for-relevance/ when this article was posted...
by matt7215
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Haze Fest
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Haze Fest

Haze Fest at the Wheeled Brewed Bottle Shop in Barrie this weekend

Beerlab!
Fine Balance
Counterpart
Third Moon
Barncat
Wood Brothers
Bellwoods
Rouge River
Badlands

https://www.craftbottleshop.ca/haze-fest
by matt7215
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Gator Tail Craft Beer Show

Gators Tail, best beer bar in Cambridge, is having a fest in June

Great lineup of breweries and great value for an all inclusive event (beer and food)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gators-craf ... 9145531877