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by El Pinguino
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Gout, filtered vs unfiltered beer, and the guy trying to cheat the system
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Gout, filtered vs unfiltered beer, and the guy trying to cheat the system

Had gout once a handful of years ago. No fun!
I had pretty much been living off of chicken wings, beer and burgers at the time.
No problems since...don't eat much steak or burgers any more.
by El Pinguino
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Galapagos Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Galapagos Islands

I don't know how I missed this old post, but ya...there are some decent beers in the Galapagos. Santa Cruz positions themselves as the first craft brewery in the islands, but there is some controversy there. They existed first, but originally brewed in Guayaquil, Ecuador - not in the islands. When E...
by El Pinguino
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Goose Island Black Friday & Bourbon County Stout
Replies: 64
Views: 5311

Re: Goose Island Black Friday 2021

In the past, I seem to recall there being a $50 limit when ordeirng to be shipping to store. So I pre-stashed a couple of other bottles in my cart to get over that limit. Went to check out and was told that the availability of one of my items had changed. I was sure I missed out, but turns out it w...
by El Pinguino
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Goose Island Black Friday & Bourbon County Stout
Replies: 64
Views: 5311

Re: Goose Island Black Friday & Bourbon County Stout

It's not sold out....I was getting the same issue.
Just went back and there are 600+ bottles left now. What a mess.
The beer I wanted to add to get to the $50 threshold is sold out now though, lol.
by El Pinguino
Tue May 10, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5138
Views: 1471187

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Happy to have snagged some Orval recently.
Sad that the Triple Karmeliet and Achel Extra that appeared on the LCBO app last year never materialized.
by El Pinguino
Tue May 10, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16927
Views: 2688128

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Muskoka Detour, feeling simple these days.
by El Pinguino
Tue May 10, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

Rode one of these in Milwaukee. They didn't serve us beer, although they had space for supplies. Instead we stocked up ahead of time and drank what we picked up at each stop along the way. So no "serving" but plenty of "consuming". Truly the fun part is drinking while pedaling wi...
by El Pinguino
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?
Replies: 19
Views: 4982

Re: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?

Great to hear how everyone is "coping" 8) That was a good point by Craig...not buying as many "expensive" bottles. I think that fits my pattern too. I did splurge on a few big money online orders, but overall it's been the $3-4 beers. I've been off sours for quite some time, so t...
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?
Replies: 19
Views: 4982

Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?

Curious how people feel their drinking habits have changed in recent months? Were you desperate to get out to a restaurant for a pint and food during Stage 3? Were you ordering beers to go from your favourite bars? I've ordered beers online from many breweries I might not have otherwise (Bell City, ...
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Blood Brothers Brewing
Replies: 36
Views: 19378

Re: Blood Brothers Brewing

Been enjoying the "Everything Goes Away" series from these guys (big triple ipa bombs).
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 149
Views: 82776

Re: Godspeed Brewery

Had the Godspeed "Nana" recently, brewed with Japanese shichimi spices and was really impressed.
Didn't know what to expect, and it turned out to be one of my favourite beers of this summer.
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Third Moon Brewing
Replies: 16
Views: 4661

Re: Third Moon Brewing

Kind of surprised there's not more chatter about this brewery on here. I've mainly had their IPAs, but they've been uniformly excellent. Kind of bringing back the more classic style IPA, but with a modern presentation. I jumped in on the first delivery package they offered. No car these days, and r...
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 283
Views: 123231

Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

I did finally give in this summer to convenience and have grabbed brews from my closest grocery store multiple times.
can see myself maybe getting more used to it when weather gets nasty and it's the closest option.
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3108
Views: 987723

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Ah cool...good to know.
I suppose a bike ride out to GLB will have to happen soon one weekend soon to see what they have.
Ya, I guess walk-up biz isn't their main deal seeing as how they close at 6 during every day.
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2020 Holiday Gift Packs at the LCBO
Replies: 21
Views: 8062

Re: 2020 Holiday Gift Packs at the LCBO

Wooop, love the Belgian gift packs.
:D
I'm guessing none of them have glassware though...I pretty much just buy the giftpacks for myself though :lol: