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by cratez
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Portland, ME
Replies: 11
Views: 5185

Re: Portland, ME

Thinking of taking the I-90 and I-95 on our way to Portland, but I'd be open to the 401/Montreal route if people have found that faster. Awesome, that trip will be a lot of fun - envious! This is certainly not faster, but I would table for consideration the Cornwall -> Plattsburgh Ferry across Lake...
by cratez
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Portland, ME
Replies: 11
Views: 5185

Re: Portland, ME

I did go to Allagash which is 1000% a must-visit. One of the best tour experiences I've had. Granted, I had the "industry" tour so got to see a bit more than the regular tour. But I'm sure it's awesome either way. Nice tasting area to hang and enjoy some beers. Be sure to pick up some of ...
by cratez
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Portland, ME
Replies: 11
Views: 5185

Re: Portland, ME

Driving from Toronto to Portland with my wife next week. First time visiting for both of us. I put the guide below together using combined BA and RB place ratings. Wanting to know if there are any glaring omissions, or overrated places we should skip. Also up for any suggestions on worthwhile touris...
by cratez
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 57
Views: 28018

Re: Montreal

I was last there in 2018, so my recommendations may be a bit dated, but I enjoyed the following spots on a brief work trip:

Pub BreWskey
Benelux Rue Sherbrooke
Pub Pit Caribou
Dieu du Ciel! Brouepub
Isle de Garde Brasserie
Vices et Versa
by cratez
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Are you travelling for beer again?
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: Are you travelling for beer again?

Now that the PCR test for short trips has been lifted (takes effect November 30), my annual Christmas beer haul from Port Huron is back on. Wolverine Market has growlers of Zombie Dust, Alpha Klaus, Permanent Funeral, etc. from Three Floyds, so looking forward to grabbing a few of those. Unfortunate...
by cratez
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1397364

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Couldn't agree more RE: the Jubelale. It had been 7 years since I last tried the packaged product and this current iteration is tasting glorious. Also enjoying the Timothy Taylor Landlord; despite the July 22 bottling date it is holding up extremely well. Another nice LCBO find was Cascade Brunch Li...
by cratez
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?
Replies: 55
Views: 3707

Re: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?

Echoing much of what has been said already, I still find this forum useful for obtaining information on new beer releases and where to buy them, brewery and venue openings, industry announcements, and the like. BT is the reason I discovered LCBO Watch after Drinkvine ceased to exist, and it has alwa...
by cratez
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16915
Views: 2592369

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Post-COVID staycation in my hometown of London, Ontario: At Storm Stayed Brewing: Storm Stayed Sunburst - New England Pale Ale (draft) At Wolfe Pack Company Bar: Town Brewery Big Money - Helles Lager (draft) Fairweather Silky - Oat Porter (draft) At Curley Brewing: Curley Pseudo Bohemian - Kveik Pil...
by cratez
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Left Field Brewery
Replies: 35
Views: 18180

Re: Left Field Brewery

I heard word today that Left Field is increasing their staff pay to $22/hr. Kudos! I won't even complain if there needs to be a price increase to support this. Agreed. Our craft beer industry constantly churns out deliciousness for us to enjoy and I feel like we rarely ask ourselves how the staff a...
by cratez
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16915
Views: 2592369

Re: Ommegad! Clearout priced bottles

Ommegang Game of Thrones: For the Throne Ommegang Game of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended I've kind of ignored this series as many of Ommegang's beers, while good seem a bit same-y. Watch Has Ended definitely had a very typical 'house' character, a bit mineral and umami like veal stock. For The Throne ...
by cratez
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16915
Views: 2592369

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Highlights from a recent splurge on Volo beer boxes: Sonnen Hill Zigler Pils Burdock Cherry B - Saison w/ Cherries Sonnen Hill Mosaic - Hoppy Pale Ale Willibald Southern Pine Godspeed Sklepnik - Old Pilsen Style Lager Stillwell Dry - Dry Hopped Baby Saison Rouge River Two Finger Snap - Double IPA w/...
by cratez
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Driftwood Fat Tug
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: Driftwood Fat Tug

Fresh on tap and out of the can (if you can find good dates) it is indeed a great beer, and likely one of the best West Coast IPAs made in Canada. If you think about it, Driftwood overall is a really well-rounded, consistent, and versatile brewery that excels in many styles. And I don't think I've e...
by cratez
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1397364

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Cornwall in Oakville. You should be able to check inventory on LCBO website. Managed to grab both beers and some Orval at the Bloor Kingsway and Weston stores. Thanks for the heads up, though! There were only a few Bible Belts and less than a dozen Oh Fudges left when I went, and I grabbed the last...
by cratez
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1397364

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

BakaGaijin wrote:Also noticed Prairie Bible Belt and Oh, Fudge on the shelf.
:o Which store was this?