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by Craig
Sat May 25, 2024 11:30 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest

When I was first getting into craft beer I absolutely loved the festivals. I didn't mind paying more to get access to a bunch of breweries and to try a bunch of stuff all in one fun evening. Over time they've become less and less appealing to me, but I think that's saying more about me and where I a...
by Craig
Wed May 08, 2024 11:44 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries in Prince Edward County
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

Re: Breweries in Prince Edward County

I rented a nice cottage and mostly stuck around there. The ostrich farm was kinda neat, I guess. Some terrific parks in Belleville for the kids.
by Craig
Wed May 08, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries in Prince Edward County
Replies: 9
Views: 4721

Re: Breweries in Prince Edward County

I was in PEC for a bit recently, and the beer scene there has become quite crowded. Beyond what I considered the "new" breweries in the area like Matron, Slake and All My Friends, none of which I ended up visiting, there were a few other spots I'd never heard of I did go to: Strange Brew: ...
by Craig
Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program
Replies: 16
Views: 4587

Re: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program

I bet drunk squirrels are hilarious.
by Craig
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:57 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Any new beers at Rogers Centre this year?
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: Any new beers at Rogers Centre this year?

Funny how the pricing there is so divorced from the real world pricing of those beers. Henderson golden Ale (assuming that's the Rush beer) is $3.40, Jelly King is $6.50. They clearly just price everything at what they think the highest amount they can get away with is. I'd totally get a Jelly King ...
by Craig
Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:24 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 303
Views: 144602

Re: Great Lakes

I'd be happy to have it delivered to my place in Guelph and hold it for you.
by Craig
Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:25 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 24671

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

Old Galt was a neat place, but man every time I went there it felt really, really expensive. I'm not sure that business model is viable in Ontario. Which is a shame, because other than the prices on the beers that place was really cool.
by Craig
Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Down to my last bottle of Boon Gueuze
Replies: 20
Views: 8719

Re: Down to my last bottle of Boon Gueuze

The oldest bottle in my cellar is 13 years old. I guess I should keep saving it, lol.
by Craig
Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 24671

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

I'm surprised you guys haven't heard of Cassel. They were one of the first in the wave of craft breweries in the Ottawa area after Beau's. I don't think they had huge distribution outside of that area, but they have been in the LCBO a few times, been in festivals, done some collabs with other brewer...
by Craig
Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16952
Views: 3203058

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I've been drinking a bunch of Fairweather High Grade IPA, which I'm very glad is in my local 'BO.
by Craig
Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:37 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 4859

Re: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC

Jasper Brewing has been there for quite a while now, sister brewery to Banff Brewing. Looking at their website, it seems they have locations in Edmonton and Calgary too. It's been aaaaaaaages since I was there (Banff, not Jasper), but I came away thinking of them as kinda like a 3Brasseurs sort of p...
by Craig
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:26 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Lot 41 - Delta Marriott Pearson Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Re: Lot 41 - Delta Marriott Pearson Airport

It just changed hands, the place might be in for a bit of a makeover.
by Craig
Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Lot 41 - Delta Marriott Pearson Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Re: Lot 41 - Delta Marriott Pearson Airport

The place closest to my work, The Shakespeare Arms, was one of those places pretty much forever. They just recently got a single rotating tap of craft, which seems like it's ending up just alternating Great Lakes IPAs. Such a nice change.
by Craig
Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Spring Release ???
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

Re: Spring Release ???

We haven't seen To Ol in a while, have we? I hope this is a sign they're going to bring back their bigger beers.
by Craig
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Royal City
Replies: 7
Views: 4857

Re: Royal City

Yeah, that sounds like a fun time, I'm hoping to go.