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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: 3559

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: 3559

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: 17474

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: 74405

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: 3401

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: 113262

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: 925526

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: 6003

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:
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: LCBO Lucky Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 24603

Re: LCBO Lucky Finds

Those Cascades were hype for a short time weren't they?
Good stuff, just pricey.
by El Pinguino
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3108
Views: 925526

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Great Lakes BURST! A New England Pale Ale coming to the LCBO. https://www.canadianbeernews.com/2020/08/05/great-lakes-brewery-burst-a-new-england-pale-ale-coming-to-lcbo/ For such a large brewery in Ontario, GLB makes it stupidly difficult to buy their beers direct, if you don't want a case of stuf...
by El Pinguino
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 4386

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Anyone taken advantage of this yet?
I just can't pull the trigger and pay the high prices of volo / bar hop / wvrst / etc to drink at home.
Perhaps as a special treat now and then...like if we're still locked down when my birthday rolls around in the summer.
by El Pinguino
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: GLB Tetrahedron Belgian Quad (Rum Barrel Aged)
Replies: 5
Views: 14226

Re: GLB Tetrahedron Belgian Quad (Rum Barrel Aged)

Agreed...hard to get great quads locally. I do a "Merry Quadsmas" event over the holidays and it is a struggle to find decent options that aren't the go-to ones from Belgium.

I do have the 3x versions of Tetrahedron in my fridge right now...holding out hope they'll be ok.
by El Pinguino
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16889
Views: 2511990

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Took a month off recently...back at it now...
Some recent highlights:
Barrel Aged Rat Queen...whatever year was the first year they did it
Blood Brotherhood - Badlands collab...looked ugly, tasted great!
by El Pinguino
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Beer Delivery Index
Replies: 32
Views: 5632

Re: Ontario Beer Delivery Index

While I'm happily depleting my built up stock...I will take advantage of this before too long.
Great work!
by El Pinguino
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Beer Trading & Private Ordering
Topic: FT: sours & funk / ISO: other stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 4370

Re: FT: sours & funk / ISO: other stuff

Hey Matthew...sending you a message.
Cheers!