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by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?

I'm more of an old school west coast IPA fan myself but think both sofakingdrunk and seagm are bang on in pretty much everything they've stated: - Barncat and Town are better than Badlands and 3M for my palate as well, as both are more balanced/less sweet - Willibald and Counterpart are very good, a...
by MatttthewGeorge
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5069
Views: 1411128

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

It’s a very interesting ‘beer’. One where I couldn’t decide whether I loved or hated it from sip to sip. Agreed, had one on the weekend. Hated the first sip, enjoyed the second and then went back and forth till I finally dumped the last little bit left in my glass. :lol: I really enjoyed the first ...
by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 9
Views: 471

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: 1170

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: 9575

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: 1550

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: 1550

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: 1170

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: 860

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: 89010

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: 89010

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: 5069
Views: 1411128

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: 5069
Views: 1411128

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: 12992

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: 5069
Views: 1411128

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...