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by BigBob
Wed May 11, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

Rode one of these in Milwaukee. They didn't serve us beer, although they had space for supplies. Instead we stocked up ahead of time and drank what we picked up at each stop along the way. So no "serving" but plenty of "consuming". Truly the fun part is drinking while pedaling w...
by BigBob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Stone City Ales in Kingston
Replies: 105
Views: 50805

Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Juggernaut is definitely not sour, usually it's a bourbon bomb. Either infected or possibly mislabeled. But I have been noticing things have not been up to snuff since Justin left. I did swing by and grabbed their IPA No. 3 they released today though. I had the same experience as you, only at C'est...
by BigBob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2576803

Re: What're you drinking right now?

St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout. Has this one been reformulated? It was a lot more wine-like with a lot less oak and particularly vanilla than I was anticipating. I thought I had been served the wrong RIS at first. Or maybe it suffered during the journey to Toronto. I hope to find this elsewhere...
by BigBob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 153
Views: 65228

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

People descended from Eastern Europe have commented on seeing Stalin's likeness on Bolshevik Bastard labels (also by NB...) and news from the West Coast would lead us to believe that the image of Sir John A. MacDonald causes offense to some. What of his likeness on Old Tomorrow labels? It is a bit o...
by BigBob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Doug Ford
Replies: 57
Views: 30524

Re: Doug Ford

These are all fair points. The world is a more expensive place than when we last had buck-a-beer. With all this attention, and some of it does come off as condescending, I wonder if someone is liable to recall the tax breaks that craft beer brewers benefit from and start asking questions. For my par...
by BigBob
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 153
Views: 65228

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

Isn’t this the Smashbomb controversy all over again? Someone doesn’t like a label, cries out, “Think of the children!!” and concludes no one else should see it either. I just want to drink my beer in peace.
by BigBob
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Doug Ford
Replies: 57
Views: 30524

Re: Doug Ford

I didn’t drink buck-a-beer back then and I’m unlikely to start now but I don’t feel the need to express my feelings about an election result by denying buck-a-beer to someone else. We are the exceptions here. Yes, it is a stereotype but beer largely remains the working man’s drink. Let him save a fe...
by BigBob
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Big Pint
Replies: 9
Views: 4127

Re: Big Pint

I love it when chain restaurants branch out into craft beer. Why? I'm currently sitting in my local Jack Astors in Brampton (props to Barry!) drinking a La Fin Du Monde. When they asked if I'd like a "large" size, they poured it into a big 22oz glass..love it! The last time I ordered a be...
by BigBob
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 644
Views: 245346

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Okay those that have the advent box: What are you going to do once all the beers are gone? 1) return the whole thing to TBS 2) return the empties by themselves and recycle the box 3) return the empties and keep the box and make up your own for next year 4) ditto #3 and regift the box next year Last...
by BigBob
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1385338

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

new - Beyond The Pale Aromatherapy IPA - 473 mL can - $4.50 I'll pass at that price But it's more pretentious at that price! All seriousness aside this sounds like my kind of IPA, if it's in prime shape. It all depends - I don't by my art by the yard, after all. If it's good I'll bite the bullet, s...
by BigBob
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 20633

Re: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015

Success! My glass arrived yesterday, very carefully packaged.
by BigBob
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 20633

Re: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015

It has been nearly a month - has anyone received their glass yet?
by BigBob
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 20633

Re: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015

Yeah in-store were given a glass, but I suspect the online/phone orders will be exactly like the last time(s) and you will have to email Moosehead (SA's Canadian distributor) to get a glass (unlike the US, the bottle wont come with a voucher). Email is shannon.mulligan@moosehead.ca Email kicked bac...
by BigBob
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 20633

Re: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015

Yeah in-store were given a glass, but I suspect the online/phone orders will be exactly like the last time(s) and you will have to email Moosehead (SA's Canadian distributor) to get a glass (unlike the US, the bottle wont come with a voucher). Email is shannon.mulligan@moosehead.ca Email kicked bac...
by BigBob
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 20633

Re: Samuel Adams Utopia 2015

In past years there has been an offer for a glass to accompany Utopias. Is this in effect with this year's Utopias and if so could someone please remind us of the e-mail address the request should go to?