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by Belgian
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Thirsty & Miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 2504

Re: Thirsty & Miserable

Loved that place, semi-legendary TO hangout to remember. Good beer and no BS or attitude. Actually the bartenders kept a careful eye that patrons kept things reasonably classy and respectful. The vibe was be nice, be there to drink beer, or get out. Plus Katie makes awesome playlists. This was to me...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: You think we have it bad
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: You think we have it bad

Interesting story. But as for your thread title, I don't in the least think we have it bad. It's 'not bad' for an oligarchy and better than even less than a decade ago. Was still pretty Soviet-esque around 15 years ago when we had to scramble for every decent IPA and BSA and RIS that briefly became...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 12, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: You think we have it bad
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: You think we have it bad

Interesting story. But as for your thread title, I don't in the least think we have it bad. It's 'not' bad for an oligarchy and better than even a decade ago. Was still pretty Soviet-esque around 15 years ago when we had to scramble for every decent IPA and BSA and RIS that briefly became available...
by Belgian
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Happy Holidays!

That looks like Zum Flaucher. Such a beautiful setting, I'd love to have something like that here. For sure that would be great here - the simple genius of trees to shade the beer, along with perfect snacks. It's really not far from where my Aunt and Uncle now live, on Grünwalder Straße 3-4 km away...
by Belgian
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone's holidays were fun.
And... to the promise of a much better year 2022!! Cheers...

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by Belgian
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Are you travelling for beer again?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Are you travelling for beer again?

JerCraigs wrote:…beer to go, and a handful of patios that felt safe /were pretty much empty. Froze our butts off at one brewery in October - It had been snowing not too long before! :) Not sure what the New Year will bring.
I think goose down outerwear etc. is going to become extremely popular… :D
by Belgian
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Are you travelling for beer again?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Are you travelling for beer again?

I would plan driving trips to Buffalo and Montreal, as much to just chill as anything.

I don’t think things are going to be totally safe for many years, if in fact ever. I do need to fly in the next year or so to see relatives… I do feel the need to be extremely cautious.
by Belgian
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?
Replies: 55
Views: 3417

Re: What to do with the Beer Brothel?

So many thoughts on this. And yes Cass thanks to all that you and the others do and have done for BT. Over 17 years it looks to me like you have all helped change the face of the Ontario beer scene to the point where its unrecognizable… For example now people can develop a pretty high literacy in be...
by Belgian
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577209

German N/A Weissbier 2-3 bucks / 330ml

I've just taken notice of the Weissbier NA sold at Loblaws - these are: - Erdinger Weiss NA $10.29+tx / 6 pack 330ml - Weihenstephaner Weissbier NA $13.99+tx / 6 pack 330ml - Krombacher Weizen NA $10.99+tx / 6 pack 330ml The Krombacher is highest-ranked of the three and has the best body to it, perh...
by Belgian
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577209

Grüvi photo from Untappd

Also from Rowe Farms I have found the Partake Stout to be pretty acceptable. The Red is light and simple yet surprisingly tasty. The Blond is bland but OK. I'll be putting more Red in the fridge... and some of the Partake Stout (Rowe Farms) and the Big Drop Stout as well (from LCBO.) Have you tried...
by Belgian
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577209

Re: What're you lightly drinking?

Had a few low-ABV brews... the Godspeed Draught-lager style "Baby Svetly" (1.5%) is pretty acceptable for a crushable quaff, and the Omnipollo KONX (0.3%) tastes almost like a good light sour pale but something in the taste goes very wrong, like it's spoiled or infected. I'm not expecting...
by Belgian
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1154
Views: 280672

Re: Ormes de Pez / 2012 Le Conseiller

Yes still very young, was expecting even more tough tannins but got very bold fruit. Could have decanted for a very long time. It's cool when an affordable ($20-30-ish) red is not only reliably amazing but only gets better... then can stash away several to open for years to come. I've got a number o...
by Belgian
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1154
Views: 280672

2016 Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe

2016 Château 2016 Chateau Ormes de Pez, St-Estèphe (Bordeaux) A big full Bordeaux red with weight, right now showing a lot of dark berry and blackberry, a little spicy oak and sandalwood. The tart and dense cherry comes out with some oxygen, and this wine can take some more air (or more cellaring) ...
by Belgian
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1385942

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Liefmans goudenband........ Not really a new arrival, but a new price? $32.00 a bottle $384.00 a case 14% ABV. I'm confused is this the Flemish sour brown ale we have had before or a higher octane version or a LCBO mistake? https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/belgian/liefmans-gou...
by Belgian
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1385942

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Liefmans goudenband Not really a new arrival, but a new price? $32.00 a bottle $384.00 a case 14% ABV. I'm confused is this the Flemish sour brown ale we have had before or a higher octane version or a LCBO mistake? https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/belgian/liefmans-goudenband-...