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by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Stone goes to Sapporo

If this means we see Stone being brewed in Guelph to the same standard as what I've experienced from Stone's products, at a lower price point than Stone imported, I said "giddy-up!"
by MatttthewGeorge
Mon May 16, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show

Gators Tail, best beer bar in Cambridge, is having a fest in June Great lineup of breweries and great value for an all inclusive event (beer and food) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gators-craft-beer-show-tickets-319145531877 Matt, any idea if there are discounted tickets and/or free entry for designa...
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu May 05, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 14
Views: 8967

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

I'll most likely be stopping in to Whiskeyjack as I'm staying in that town for an evening, but that isn't till late August and even then the beer would be in Elmira(Waterloo) that you'd have to pick up.
by MatttthewGeorge
Mon May 02, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Oh the "pity cans" - It's always such an awkward moment of deciding if you actually want to buy anything after an underwhelming tasting at a brewery. I feel like wineries are more used to people just coming for a tasting and not buying stuff to take home. ... I am mostly getting beer to g...
by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1234

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Breweries roughly fall into these (over simplified) categories for me: Top Tier - Are making good to great beer and are capable of competing on the basis of their product regardless of other factors. Second Tier - Okay to good beer, brewery has established a market and reputation for themselves. Th...
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Gator Tail Craft Beer Show

Ticket purchased. Thanks for the heads up Matt!
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with all these growlers?
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: What to do with all these growlers?

Hi everyone I looked for a similar topic but could not find one so if this has been addressed already please just direct me to the relevant discussion. One of the few benefits of the pandemic shutdown was that my local brewpub began selling growlers. But they would not take the empties back. I now ...
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 297
Views: 87468

Re: Great Lakes

Had a Karma Simcoe last night and it was excellent. Agreed the Lake Effect was tasting really good this year as well. I didn't enjoy Robohop this year however. Nothing wrong with it, I just prefer it being a WC double instead of a NE double. Agreed re: Robohop. It was nice, though, that they releas...
by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 297
Views: 87468

Re: Great Lakes

Had a Karma Simcoe last night and it was excellent. Agreed the Lake Effect was tasting really good this year as well.

I didn't enjoy Robohop this year however. Nothing wrong with it, I just prefer it being a WC double instead of a NE double.
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1397381

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Picked up this year's Amsterdam Flight Pack as it contains Tempest. However it also contains their Kerstmis Bier doppelbock with retro graphics, from what I can find this is a resurrection of a discontinued beer from the early 2000s. Amsterdam is funny in that I can't find any mention of it on thei...
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1397381

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Back in and showing stock. Definitely buying more this time. I'm almost sure it was more than $3.80 a bottle last time? Didn't it come in a 6 pack? https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/flying-dog-gonzo-imperial-porter-16693#.YTe1r530nIV It was $5 o...
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu May 27, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 12575

Re: Coronavirus

This is mostly based off release data as sales data is hard to come by; here is an infographic on beer releases for breweries doing online ordering across Ontario: https://brewed.today/articles/2020 This discussion piqued my interest though, when I get time I might go back and compare the number of...
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1397381

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Cigar City Florida Man Double IPA -Canned Dec 12 2020... begrudgingly purchased Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss Double IPA - Canned Oct 2020.. pass :cry: This makes me think Oskar Blues is partially to blame for the embarrassingly stale product we get here. Begrudgingly purchased a 6 week old double ipa fr...
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 857
Views: 252643

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Anyone else think Bellwoods is out to lunch with their pricing these days? The latest releases for BOYD and Skeleton Key are $20/btl! That's still a 500ml bottle btw. I used to buy Bellwoods all the time but they've lost me with these crazy high prices for their barrel aged releases. Out to lunch f...
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Barncat Bourbon Barleywine
Replies: 0
Views: 3960

ISO: Barncat Bourbon Barleywine

I missed out last week. Anyone in the K/W or Guelph area pick up more bottles then they need?

I have things to trade and whatnot.

Wouldn't mind a Brandy Rat Queen too, but not the priority.