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by cratez
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 52
Views: 24792

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: 542

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: 5034
Views: 1338063

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: 52
Views: 1999

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: 16889
Views: 2512563

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: 17297

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: 16889
Views: 2512563

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: 16889
Views: 2512563

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: 730

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: 5034
Views: 1338063

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: 5034
Views: 1338063

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

BakaGaijin wrote:Also noticed Prairie Bible Belt and Oh, Fudge on the shelf.
:o Which store was this?
by cratez
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16889
Views: 2512563

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Holiday drinking: Bellwoods Brettal Head - Foeder Aged Pale Ale Bellwoods White Picket Fence - Nectarine Rainhard Classic - Munich Style Lager Rainhard Satanic Panic Imperial Stout Rainhard Pure. West. WC IPA Rainhard Hop Cone Syndrome - West Coast Double IPA Also took a stab at the Northern Buck co...
by cratez
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Rainhard Brewing
Replies: 43
Views: 17997

Re: Rainhard Brewing

Hop Cone Syndrome has made its return - first time since 2017, I think? - and it is drinking beautifully. Still available online and in the bottle shop. Well worth grabbing IMO.
by cratez
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16889
Views: 2512563

Re: Nickel Brook Soda

JaseWescott wrote: have you tried Nickel Brook's Ginger Beer? very spicy.
Sounds like a good option for the Northern Buck, and I believe Milos sells this and the Root Beer at his pub, so I will give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up.