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by JerCraigs
Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 66
Views: 15398

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Fairweather has a new WC IPA called Lefty - Delicious Not sure I'd call it a traditional WC IPA so much as just not hazy but I did quite like it back in April. I feel like this style has a lot of potential - less malt forward than a traditional WC IPA, less caramel and resin, but also less of the g...
by JerCraigs
Sat Jun 29, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Denver/Boulder
Replies: 2
Views: 4443

Re: Denver/Boulder

My usual research these days is to start with the places maps at Ratebeer (mostly to identify spots. There aren't enough people actively rating places anymore to be enough on their own), do a venue search on Untappd, then when i get to destination check to see what people are checking in where. The ...
by JerCraigs
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: St. John's, Newfoundland
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: St. John's, Newfoundland

Sent you an email with notes from my 2019 trip. Let me know if you didn't get it. Landwash was great. We drank a decent amount of Quidi Vidi Day Boil while we were in Newfoundland. Craft beer prices at the liquor store in NFLD (and the maritimes in general) skewed higher in my experience. Decent sel...
by JerCraigs
Thu May 30, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Turncoat
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Turncoat

I was under the impression that Turncoat was a contract brew at Dragan and never really got going on a brick and mortar location. (I had crossed them off the list on my 'Try every brewery' quest on that basis.) Tough to say from their website / Facebook.
by JerCraigs
Tue May 28, 2024 5:32 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Having said that, good chance a lot of us will be dead by the time changes occur that would excite a craft beer enthusiast. I am a bit more optimistic than that - I think there is potential for a convenience or grocery store to decide they want to have a great beer selection as one example. We kind...
by JerCraigs
Tue May 28, 2024 10:09 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Unless it's allowed to be cheaper we won't see beer at Costco. I wonder if that's true. I would have assumed they would want to get the extra sales but without that differentiation point it may or may not be worth the space / the other stuff that comes with dealing with it? I guess we will see. I t...
by JerCraigs
Sun May 26, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Steel Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Steel Wheel

I went back in 2018 and it was decent based on the four beers I tried. Seemed like a nice enough spot that was just getting started. No idea what it's like now.
by JerCraigs
Sun May 26, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest

Great Lakes is hosting a Brewed For You Craft Beer Festival in August; depending upon session, ticket prices for an event with 20-ish breweries/cideries is either $30 or $45. I was excited for that when first announced but then I found the lack of additional details provided so far a bit frustratin...
by JerCraigs
Sat May 25, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest
Replies: 12
Views: 2422

Re: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest

Yeah, I haven't been to any big events recently so I can't say how it compares but I definitely saw the $35 admission and immediately balked. Given that most of the breweries are in Toronto I can just go spend that at one of the breweries.

Maybe that's just what stuff costs these days? But ouch.
by JerCraigs
Sat May 11, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Third Moon Brewing
Replies: 20
Views: 8891

Re: Third Moon Brewing

El Pinguino wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 4:08 pm Does anyone else have a weird completionist mentality like me,
I used to, but it's next to impossible now with so many beers being released. I have also had too many times where I do "one of everything!" at a brewery then half of them are not great when I get home! :D
by JerCraigs
Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Zwanze
Replies: 31
Views: 26555

Re: Zwanze

The $19 was only for two specific ones IIRC. Most of the bottle pours were more like $10-12 per 5oz, which works out to around $52 per 750ml/26oz which is a lot but not crazy given that the bottles started at around $35 per bottle retail. Some of the rarer ones were significantly more. Lots of peopl...
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: 8
Views: 1656

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: 114006

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: 6040

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: 2302

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.