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by midlife crisis
Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5203
Views: 1487250

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I believe I still have a TK or two at the very back of the cellar. They have long since gone "off" though, unfortunately.
by midlife crisis
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: The Granite
Replies: 8
Views: 2305

Re: The Granite

I see they have a couple of specialty stouts coming out tomorrow for St. Paddy's too. They remain an under-appreciated treasure, IMO. Had a great birthday party there recently for about a dozen of us. Excellent service; excellent beer.
by midlife crisis
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5203
Views: 1487250

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

dealing with this market is a nightmare, thats why you dont see many widely distributed brands here In addition to missing Rouge, I miss Southern Tier too. That was a fun time. I miss doing the private orders. My favourite was ordering cases of Great Divide Titan and Hercules. Those beers blew me a...
by midlife crisis
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5203
Views: 1487250

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Anyone 'member when they brought in some Dogfish Head 60? It was the greatest summer our lives... I think that may have been the first ‘beer frenzy’ in Ontario. Everyone running around searching for it and posting up on BT the locations they found…good times! This led to the frenzy of Westy 12, and...
by midlife crisis
Sat Mar 04, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: For Fun: ChatGPT Throwdown!
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: For Fun: ChatGPT Throwdown!

Hmmm... got a different answer, when using the same website, when I asked the same question again. It was similar though. My buddy, who is a Prof of this stuff, says if you ask the same question twice, the second time it will seek to improve on the first answer. That is to say, don't expect answers...
by midlife crisis
Sun Feb 12, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: beer (alcohol) and health
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: beer (alcohol) and health

Beau's Lug Tread 2.5 was sort of OK so long as you keep it nice and cold. Last tried in 2021.
by midlife crisis
Fri Feb 10, 2023 8:33 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: beer (alcohol) and health
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: beer (alcohol) and health

I, again, mostly agree with tapsucker. But just to clarify, when I said I don't see the point of NA beer, mocktails or decaf coffee, I was speaking only for myself personally. No judgment here if others want to "indulge". Heck, I even have an NA beer or two and some decaf on hand for visit...
by midlife crisis
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:06 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Nova Scotia
Replies: 55
Views: 27104

Re: Nova Scotia

I agree with the general sentiment but I'm not sure it really applies to Halifax. A vibrant and expanding beer scene that was largely untouched by COVID, certainly compared to Toronto and most of the rest of the country. Lots happening in that Agricola - Gottingen area of the city just to the north ...
by midlife crisis
Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:50 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Nova Scotia
Replies: 55
Views: 27104

Re: Nova Scotia

Hey, Screw2000, great to hear you will be reporting from Halifax and environs. I was last out in April 2022. Stayed at the Atlantica Hotel, which has remodelled their bar and revamped their draught list, not for the better unfortunately. I went to Stillwell Public House for the undeniably good cask ...
by midlife crisis
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: beer (alcohol) and health
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: beer (alcohol) and health

Mocktails. Time to kill this shit with fire. Remember when low fat became an obsession only to eventually find out the substitute to fat was a disgusting amount of sugar? Cocktail culture has been pumping insane amounts of sugar into people (especially the young). Removing the alcohol is IMHO not w...
by midlife crisis
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:44 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Merchant Ale House
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Merchant Ale House

Thanks for reviving the old thread about Merchant! One of those places I've never been, but glad to hear they're still going. One of those rare places that has cask -- or did as recently as 2019 (haven't been since) -- which is what makes it really special for me. I know the presumed "death of...
by midlife crisis
Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Merchant Ale House
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

Re: Merchant Ale House

Did a search and found a very old thread for this place. I've been there a few times over the last few years; it's a really nice little place. Last time I was there was last spring and I bought a Merchant Ale House Skullkrusher Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale I had it tonight which prompted me to fin...
by midlife crisis
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Gout, filtered vs unfiltered beer, and the guy trying to cheat the system
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Gout, filtered vs unfiltered beer, and the guy trying to cheat the system

This November/December I experienced my first bout of gout, and it was without a doubt the worst experience of my life. To make it even more special, 3 different doctors said that it was the worst case they'd ever seen... yay me! Jeez! Sorry to hear that. Only thing that has worked for me when Mr. ...
by midlife crisis
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Goose Island Black Friday & Bourbon County Stout
Replies: 64
Views: 6944

Re: Goose Island Black Friday 2021

OK thanks. The old "lining up" days were almost fun (almost) with coffee and donuts in the line, some swag one year, etc. Maybe I've been confined to the house too long if I'm looking back nostalgically at an hour-long queue!