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by cannondale
Tue May 28, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Seems this will likely only benefit consumers in terms of convenience. Not in terms of price or variety. At least initially. But this is likely an important first step to fostering change long term. More retailers means more squeaky wheels asking to be greased. Retailers often seek differentiation, ...
by cannondale
Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

For any folk in Durham or passing through, Town has an non-alcoholic lager right now and it's really good. It's simple, pretty much drinks like an American light lager, but it's convincing and doesn't have any strange flavours. Hoping NA releases become a regular occurrence from them if they can pu...
by cannondale
Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

It was a weak attempt at deadpan humour on my part. All good brother. In the article about The Only NOLO event St. John also had positive feedback on Jazz Hands. I’ll have to get my jazz hands on some. Recently tried the Sierra Nevada Trail Pass IPA. I was looking forward to this one based on initi...
by cannondale
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Winter Release ???
Replies: 24
Views: 5867

Re: Winter Release ???

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/moersleut ... ne/921974/

Would this be the 3rd Moersleutel product at the LCBO? I recall Dolle Dries 2 and Rusty from previous releases.
by cannondale
Wed Nov 01, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

For those abstaining, they scratch the itch. For those reducing, I think this is where the real value lies. After 1-2 leaded beers, you can switch to NA and with these high quality replicas feel like the session has not come to an abrupt end. And as a bonus the next morning isn't ruined, either. Ex...
by cannondale
Wed Nov 01, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

A few more NA reviews: Sam Adams Just the Haze - I'd heard quite a few glowing reviews of this one, some suggesting it is the most authentic NA representation of a hazy, juicy IPA. Of those I've tried so far, I would agree. The interesting thing about this one, is that it seems more like a juicy IPA...
by cannondale
Wed Oct 25, 2023 3:01 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

Black Butte is a beauty for sure. Looking forward to testing the NA version. You know what, I tried both Dark & Gourdy and Stump Jump from Athletic last night. The D&G was a light-bodied porter style, mildly spiced, nice flavour but a little thin for the style and my likings. The Stump Jump ...
by cannondale
Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:11 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Boston
Replies: 22
Views: 22447

Re: Boston

Some good contributions in this thread.

I'll be in the area shortly, staying in the NW portion of the Boston Metro area. Any recommendations for beer or BBQ locations specifically? I see that there is a Tree House in Tewksbury (on a golf course that they own!).
by cannondale
Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:05 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

Adnams - hard to tell the difference between alcohol and non-alcohol versions. Hard to find. Anybody try any US brewery non-alcohol versions. Saw some last time in the States but the prices weren't great! Anyone know if there has there been a re-order of the Adnams ghost ship NA, or is it just remn...
by cannondale
Mon Oct 23, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

The Clausthaler Dry Hop was not fresh, did not have so much of the sweet/raw wort flavour. A slight hop bite. Boring.

Alternating between leaded and unleaded beers is the way to go with these things (if you aren't going completely NA).
by cannondale
Mon Oct 23, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5286
Views: 2008615

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

There must be a 'Repeat Last Order' button that someone there shrugs and then clicks annually for international beer gift packs.
by cannondale
Mon Oct 16, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

I tried another Athletic Run Wild as well as their Oktoberfest yesterday. The Run Wild had decent aroma, head was short-lived, and unfortunately there was the NA giveaway of a sweet, unfermented wort flavour. The Athletic Oktoberfest was very enjoyable. High marks for replication of the overall expe...
by cannondale
Fri Oct 13, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 79
Views: 18735

Non-Alcoholic Beer

I've recently become aware that there are now a good number of NA options available, and some in fact provide a similar experience (minus the buzz) to non-non-alcoholic beer. Curious about others experiences or recommendations with these, particularly with those available locally. I've tried Athleti...
by cannondale
Thu Jun 08, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge
Replies: 290
Views: 171484

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Sad news. Sorry to hear it Matt, I've never had a Barncat product I didn't enjoy. You guys did a great job.

Will have to pop in for a few more before end of July.
by cannondale
Wed May 24, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5286
Views: 2008615

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

sofakingdrunk wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 7:45 pm If my eyes didn’t deceive me, I think I just saw the Vim&Vigor is coming to the LCBO. Happy days.
Your eyes didn't deceive you. I enjoyed one on the weekend. A classy Ontario made pilsner.