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by tupalev
Tue Jan 23, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11225

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

Jordan had a good write up about the event: https://www.goodfoodrevolution.com/expe ... only-cafe/
by tupalev
Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:44 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

Greg did admirable work with CBN - it stood out because it was professional and well written, while being presented without an agenda or angle. I hope Greg enjoys the well deserved break!
by tupalev
Thu Dec 14, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 43
Views: 14808

Re: Talk or Action?

My initial reaction to the announcement is all fairly positive. Now all the small brewers have to do is get to 2026 :)
by tupalev
Thu Dec 14, 2023 12:55 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 43
Views: 14808

Re: Talk or Action?

Having more places to sell beer is vitally important to the craft brewers in this province - they have long argued that shelf space is one of their top issues. So this could be a very important announcement for those that have a plan in place to be able to distribute to these "new" sales ...
by tupalev
Thu Dec 14, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 43
Views: 14808

Re: Talk or Action?

While LCBO locations will maintain consistent pricing, private retailers will be able to set their own prices "consistent with relevant regulations," according to the province. Right now, all retail outlets have to adhere to pricing set by the LCBO. There will still be a minimum price for...
by tupalev
Thu Dec 14, 2023 10:31 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 43
Views: 14808

Re: Talk or Action?

Having more places to sell beer is vitally important to the craft brewers in this province - they have long argued that shelf space is one of their top issues. So this could be a very important announcement for those that have a plan in place to be able to distribute to these "new" sales l...
by tupalev
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:56 am
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

Running a business is hard, and to succeed you have to be good at it. I think many people were like "let's start a brewery!" and rode the wave of customers appearing at their door simply due to existing where there wasn't anything prior. I have long rambled on at CBA conferences to whomev...
by tupalev
Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Kingston Brewing Company
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: Kingston Brewing Company

I've been going to KBC for a solid 20+ years now. While I avoid the house beers, the extensive guest tap lineup is really good these days- one of the better ones you will find in Eastern Ontario I would argue. I absolutely love the pub atmosphere there and the food has always been solid pub fare and...
by tupalev
Tue May 23, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Recruiting back to the Bar Towel
Replies: 54
Views: 15501

Re: Recruiting back to the Bar Towel

Hey Cass and crew - thanks for the email, it was a good incentive to log back in and check things out. Congrats to you and everyone here for keeping this going over the years! I've checked in from time to time but it is certainly so nice to see so many familair names here on this current thread. Cas...
by tupalev
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: Muskoka Pilsner Light
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

Muskoka is an interesting brewery. On the one hand it represents everything that is "wrong" with Ontario's beer scene, in terms of brewing safe, inoffensive styles with indistinguishable names (Dark, Cream, Lager, etc). In this regard it undeniably contributes to and upholds the province'...
by tupalev
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: Muskoka Pilsner Light
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

*phew*

Len, I wasn't sure! You London folks..well, you know... :)
by tupalev
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: Muskoka Pilsner Light
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

Hey guys, I have not posted in a while, I hope everyone is doing well. This is not a bad little beer at all - there is no need for the "light" name on the can, but it is there to help them sell and maybe stand out in terms of craft beer (or fit in in terms of mass market beer?) and hey, if...
by tupalev
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: Trafalgar Left Coast Pale Ale
Replies: 23
Views: 9491

The bottle I had was stunningly decent. It was also very fresh, before it was even showing up in the LCBO system. As always with Trafalgar, it all depends on how lucky you are with getting a fresh bottle. I can say fresh it was more than drinkable - kind of like a kicked up Flying Monkey's Hoptical....
by tupalev
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: New Local Brews at Chancey Smiths
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Yeah, it is usually on at the kiwi in Cambridge and the blend is a great beer on its own.
by tupalev
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Cole's Italian Craft Beer Tasting - Nov 6th-7th
Replies: 6
Views: 4544

Thanks for posting the list Mike.