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by JerCraigs
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

Mudtown Station btw I highly recommend making the trip up to Owen Sound to check this place out. Beautiful/cool location and the food was excellent. Beers were pretty good too. Still Fields in Meaford isn't far from there either. Hoping to do so soon! Several cideries I haven't been to between Meaf...
by JerCraigs
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

I'm still interested in Whiskeyjack if you can grab some! Cheers! I have managed to get it down to 10 Breweries remaining. Hoping to get to some of the closer ones at some point but those northern ones are tough! I got as far as planning a trip to Thunder Bay and realized I likely need more days tha...
by JerCraigs
Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Amsterdam Brewery
Replies: 47
Views: 18549

Re: Amsterdam Brewery

Not super surprising, Steamwhistle and Amsterdam were always the most obvious potential acquisition targets just by virtue of size. It will be interesting to see how that rolls out in terms of ratio of Amsterdam products vs. Unibrew products produced down the road. Hopefully this is a good thing for...
by JerCraigs
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

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

It's definitely a challenge to compare changes to a beer / recipe drift vs. changes to our tastes and palates. Tankhouse, I suspect, is a case of both. I think it's got less hoppy bite but the frame of reference (e.g. other beers that are available, personal tastes) have changed even more over the s...
by JerCraigs
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Stone goes to Sapporo

Cass wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:27 am I can’t say I’m surprised at any acquisition anymore, this one included.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/stone-br ... o-holdings
I actually think it makes a lot of sense if you ignore Stone and Koch's history and bravado. I guess we will see how it works out.
by JerCraigs
Tue May 24, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Toronto Craft Beer Festival

Is this the same festival at the CNE a couple years ago you got a fancy wristband and paid for everything with that? If it's the same one that I remember seeing the sheer chaos of the Friday night on social media and decided to sell my Saturday night tickets rather than go!
by JerCraigs
Fri May 06, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

I'll most likely be stopping in to Whiskeyjack as I'm staying in that town for an evening, but that isn't till late August and even then the beer would be in Elmira(Waterloo) that you'd have to pick up. Cheers! Ottawa is about as far North as I currently plan on getting this summer so I doubt I wil...
by JerCraigs
Mon May 02, 2022 1:53 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: 1561

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

Flux is pretty underrated IMO, everything Ive has from them has been super solid and they seemingly get very little love on the internet. Although that doesnt seem to matter since every time ive been there the place has been packed I assume they don't get much distribution outside their local area?
by JerCraigs
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:25 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: 1561

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 JerCraigs
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:17 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: 1561

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

It took everything I could muster to be polite during my tasting at their bottle shop, I think I left with a couple pity cans afterwards. Oh the "pity cans" - It's always such an awkward moment of deciding if you actually want to buy anything after an underwhelming tasting at a brewery. I...
by JerCraigs
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

I have checked off a ton of breweries but it seems like I have added almost as many new ones to the list! Down to 35. I have plans to visit a lot of the outstanding ones. The far north ones are going to be a challenge.
by JerCraigs
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:28 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: 1561

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

Cass wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:58 pm Who’s up for naming names within the tiers? That would probably get some good action in the forum!
You sir, are a troublemaker :)
by JerCraigs
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:06 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: 1561

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

Tapsucker wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:24 am
Edit: This is my 3000th post on Bartowel! Wow!
Sorry dude, you are being moved over to the macro board now. Regulations, content rules, etc. etc....
heh. well played. :)
by JerCraigs
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:07 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: 1561

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

the only thing ill add is that with the vast majority of breweries now shipping beer province wide the amount of beer a brewery in your second tier can sell is drastically affected it used to be that is you were the best or near best in your region youd have decent local traction, but with shipping...
by JerCraigs
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:06 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: 1561

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

Has anybody checked local business registrations recently? I'm wondering which we have more of. Pot dispensaries or breweries. New ones? Dispensaries for sure (or at least that's my impression). Jordan St. John posted somewhere about the lack of new breweries being registered on Twiter or maybe on ...