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by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Apr 11, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 303
Views: 137707

Re: Great Lakes

Heard about their expanded delivery in the latest podcast. It's *teasingly* close to reaching me now hah Me too, but on the north side. I complained and was told to move to Guelph. (keep in mind I complained to my friend who is their sales rep in the area, and I used to live in Guelph so he was jus...
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: :roll: Red Herring
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: :roll: Red Herring

Lactose is an intolerance, not an allergy. Allergies can be deadly, intolerances just mean you're in for an unpleasant time. NOW THAT SAID... 1) I wholeheartedly agree the backlash on this beer is bullshit, and people just need to put their big boy/girl/gender neutral pants on and stop sucking so mu...
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Cask-in-a-Box
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Cask-in-a-Box

I've ordered the 4L cask boxes from Granite many times, usually in the summer. The Best Bitter and Hopping Mad are both great in these. Pretty sure only Volo and Granite have them. (Neither have any in stock right now.) Am I overlooking anyone else who might have cask beers that they'd be filling i...
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11599

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

The two best NA brews I've had recently were both Red Ales. One from Toolshed in Alberta, one from Brasseur de Montreal. Just another one of those styles that seems to work better than others in NA form. (To me at least) Yes, absolutely. The one from Brasseur de Montreal is indeed good, as are most...
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 57
Views: 6960

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

I like the sounds of this one from Sawdust City...anyone tried it yet? Wayback Playback - West Coast IPA - Citrusy and floral. This West Coast IPA has a bold hop aroma that packs a bitter punch. It finishes dry and crisp. My review from August 2022: "Big WCIPA fan but this misses the mark some...
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 57
Views: 6960

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Finished my last can of Peak to Peak last night. Good, but I stand by my initial assessment.

Also had Quayle's Brewery Big Chute IPA... definitely in the WC style; worth trying, even if it wasn't quite right for me.
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 57
Views: 6960

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Gotta admit that I didn't enjoy Peak to Peak as much as other have on here. It was good, but others I've had recently I enjoyed more (Exchange Two Way, Sawdust 2 Pad Stack, Lower West Side...)

I have 3 more cans, so maybe I just wasn't digging it that night.
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11599

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

Yeah I'd 100% agree with this. Peroni being a great example. Most "blonde" beers have tasted as advertised and therefore I've enjoyed, even though I'd never order one with alcohol.
by MatttthewGeorge
Tue Mar 12, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 234
Views: 98236

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Had a Headstock recently, was pretty good.

Also had a WCIPA with a goose on the label around Xmas that I liked.
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14432

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

Yeah I'm surprised as well, as they've been around for 12 years, as the press release says, and have a couple of listings at the LCBO.

I had a few of their beers, nothing noteworthy. The Caboose IPA was ok for a WC I guess.
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 57
Views: 6960

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Recently had Exchange Brewery Two Way West Coast IPA and very enjoyed it. Definitely on the more bitter end of the scale, which suits me fine.

I also enjoyed the 2 Pad Stack from Sawdust.
by MatttthewGeorge
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Red Tape Brewery
Replies: 5
Views: 1658

Re: Red Tape Brewery

cboden wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:06 am
El Pinguino wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 3:34 pm Has anyone used Red Tape to brew a custom beer? Anyone have an idea on pricing? Just curious.
$1,200 for 100 cans.

https://shop.redtapebrewery.com/collect ... ift-card-1

At $12/335ml I'm making sure they brew me a bourbon-barrel aged barelywine, lol
by MatttthewGeorge
Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC

I had a fantastic meal and some good beers at Craft Bierhaus in Revelstoke. My family and I still talk about this place. Didn't get to the two breweries in town though.

I'm jealous, I love Revelstoke.
by MatttthewGeorge
Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11599

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

I'd have to agree Jazz Hands is still one of the best I've tried and has the most complex hop profile, as well as being the most convincing. I tried Collective Arts NA IPA the other night and that one was lemony. Woo boy, like lemon drops. I did like it overall, but as I drank it I started to get a...
by MatttthewGeorge
Wed Feb 07, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11599

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

On the NOLO fest, I thought Jazz Dance was mediocre. It was tasty, but had that lemony taste that a LOT of non-alcoholic IPAs have and starts to feel generic over time. I've tried probably about 300 NA beers, and have another 50 or so here to go through in the coming months, and that is one thing I...