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by JerCraigs
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is lining up for beer releases a thing of the past?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Is lining up for beer releases a thing of the past?

I think part of it is that there is SOOO much beer out there now that there is not really as much scarcity as there used to be, but also as I get older, the bar for what i'd be willing to line up for has gotten a lot higher and frankly there aren't many beers I'm willing to line up for anymore!
by JerCraigs
Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:01 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 234
Views: 96626

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Nickel Brook has re-branded their No Bad Daze Easy Going Lager to simply Easy Going Lager. Hmmmm. Can't think of why. Turns out it isn't re-branding, but a replacement. "Please note that this new brew will be replacing our "No Bad Daze - Easy-Goin' Lager". You can still purchase No B...
by JerCraigs
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:34 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC

It's been several years since we were there but Bear's Paw Bakery was great when we went in 2017. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Jasper Brewing despite the beer not being super impressive. I was going to recommend the old school movie theatre but it appears to have permanently closed. Driving between t...
by JerCraigs
Sat Jan 27, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Sparrow brewing
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Sparrow brewing

I tried them shortly after they first opened and enjoyed it but haven't had the chance for a return visit yet.
by JerCraigs
Wed Dec 27, 2023 10:39 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: 2023 In Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1905

Re: 2023 In Review

624 new to me ratings from 173 Breweries Favourite Ontario Brewer: Volo (18 new beers, Average 3.68/5), Still Fields (7 new beers average 3.7) I think Volo was the only bar in Ontario I visited multiple times in 2023. Favourite Ontario Beer: Volo Beer Lino (based on being my top rated, and I had sev...
by JerCraigs
Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:24 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: High Park / Lost Craft Brewery & Taproom
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: High Park / Lost Craft Brewery & Taproom

I have meaning to check it out but never seem to make my way to that end of town recently. Hopefully sometime in the new year.
by JerCraigs
Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Greg Clow to close Canadian Beer News
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: Greg Clow to close Canadian Beer News

I think chase is the operative word in many ways. It used to be such a rarity to find new and interesting beers that a "Bar X has Beer Y!" post on Bartowel would send us running. Now it's pretty much impossible to keep up with all the beer just from Ontario. I love CBN and appreciate it - ...
by JerCraigs
Tue Nov 14, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 43
Views: 14808

Re: Talk or Action?

FYI Toronto Pubic Library users can access Star articles via their website https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/downloads-ebooks/digital-newspapers.jsp (Library site is still a mess right now so not 100% sure this link works - try https://www.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=14369&...
by JerCraigs
Sun Nov 12, 2023 1:37 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Goldenfield Brewery
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Goldenfield Brewery

Welcome! Cheers!
by JerCraigs
Sun Nov 12, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14052

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

Skeleton Park acquires both Signal and Spearhead: https://thewhig.com/news/time-was-right-for-big-beer-business-moves This is another one where it surprises me a bit to see which brewery is doing the purchasing vs being purchased - I would have thought Spearhead was the bigger player. Will be inter...
by JerCraigs
Thu Oct 19, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Revel Cider
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Revel Cider

Well if BlogTO has the same effect on Revel as they have on cheap but good restaurants, and day hikes "near Toronto" then Revel is about to make big bucks!!! :)

Seriously though, I hope this publicity and attention does help them out.
by JerCraigs
Thu Sep 28, 2023 9:41 am
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 24
Views: 25865

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

I was mostly kidding. It would kind of depend on how you define good; Some breweries are objectively good but their beers aren't necessarily to my own taste. Other breweries make some beer that is great and some that is not. (Some breweries have a reputation based on hazy IPAs, or adjunct beers that...
by JerCraigs
Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 24
Views: 25865

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

Craig wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:24 pm Okay, now rank them. :P
Based on what criteria? :D
by JerCraigs
Mon Sep 25, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 24
Views: 25865

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

I did it!!!! I have tried every brewery in Ontario that was open prior to 2022! On my list I have 374 currently opened, confirmed breweries (not including subsidiary and second locations). I have tried 364 of those, and there are 10 that opened since 2022 that I have not tried (with some question m...
by JerCraigs
Sun Sep 17, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Shrinkflation
Replies: 28
Views: 3423

Re: Shrinkflation

Anyway, saw a 'new' listing for Carlesberg in the LCBO which seemed strange. Sure enough, they are moving from a 500 mL can to a 473 mL can. $3.00 for the 500, $2.95 for the 473. Aside from the marginal increase in cents/mL, I suppose they like the $2.95 vs $3.00 for psychological reasons. I wonder...