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by MatttthewGeorge
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

dale cannon wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:12 pm Found cans of regular, peanut butter and Mexican chocolate yeti at a bottle shop (in Fergus) recently, so ‘regular’ is available in Ontario if you would like to seek it out.
Where in Fergus?
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 18
Views: 5201

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

GLB has managed to annoy me. A fellow beer lover and I today decided to check this place out. We travelled a considerable distance to check it out. Before setting out, I checked the website to see if it was open. It stated it was. When we got there, it was closed for a private event. No, not an eme...
by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5075
Views: 1424872

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Thanks for the heads up, I've like their beers in the past. Will check out at least half of these.
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 10237

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

JerCraigs wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:35 pm Mudtown Station
btw I highly recommend making the trip up to Owen Sound to check this place out. Beautiful/cool location and the food was excellent. Beers were pretty good too.

Still Fields in Meaford isn't far from there either.
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 10237

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

JerCraigs wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:35 pm Lakehead Brewing Company
One Time Brew Co
Slate Islands Brewing Company
If I see these in an agency store or off-sales, you interested?

JerCraigs wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:35 pm Schooner Street Brewing
The brewer/one of the owners, is a friend of mine. I can hook you up with this when you pick up the Whiskeyjack.
by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks
Replies: 19
Views: 10237

Re: ISO: Ontario Brewery Ticks

Heading far north on Saturday. Plan to hit Whiskeyjack and Full Bread. Could also hit Compass but seems unlikely as I'm probably in Timmins on Tuesday and they aren't open that day. Most likely also hitting up Rheault Distillery in Hearst. Offer open to anyone that wants anything from these places. ...
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: 14
Views: 1248

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: 5075
Views: 1424872

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: 631

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: 1776

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: 19
Views: 10237

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: 1816

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: 1816

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: 1776

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: 976

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 ...