Looking for the original Bar Towel blog? You can find it at www.thebartowel.com

Introducing Light Mode! If you would like a Bar Towel social experience that isn't the traditional blue, you can now select Light Mode. Go to the User Control Panel and then Board Preferences, and select "Day Drinking" (Light Mode) from the My Board Style drop-down menu. You can always switch back to "Night Drinking" (Dark Mode). Enjoy!

Search found 2042 matches

by lister
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

JerCraigs wrote:Something I would love to see is the ability to pre-order some of the one offs / new releases etc for pick up at this location vs trekking out to Etobicoke on transit.
Yeah that would be cool too.
by lister
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

I recall being told, perhaps incorrectly, that they had an octopus at the brewery. I always imagined it sneaking out at night for samples. :D I wouldn't put it past them to do that. I figure at some point the octopuses, dolphins and crows will get together at some point to devise a plan to get rid ...
by lister
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Philly Sour and Rhubarb
Replies: 1
Views: 1410

Re: Philly Sour and Rhubarb

I've used the Philly Sour once so far. I brew 2.5 gallon batches and went with the recommendation on the packet scaling back as per my usual to half a packet. I later read significantly later after pitching that many people double up instead to achieve better results. So I added in the other half pa...
by lister
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

I hope this is better executed than the Amsterdam brewpub. Yeah have some of the flagship beers on, hopefully brought in from the main facility, while the on-premises equipment should be used for experimentation (and be well stocked!) and anything that proves popular scale up for broader distributio...
by lister
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 4407

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

I'm hoping it sticks around too. Though the food requirement is silly. Much like before some of the liquor law changes from a few years ago when bars had to make available food for purchase. T&M made available frozen dinners for $20 which of course no one bought. I recall Black Dice doing someth...
by lister
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 15
Views: 4407

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

Bar Hop is on DoorDash. Currently 25-30% off says their Instagram. I do hope the industry manages to convince the powers that be to keep this going after the COVID-19 stuff is (mostly) done. Bars should be allowed bottles, cans and growlers of draft for sale to go. Of course all these progressive ch...
by lister
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 11373

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

This is a pet peeve of mine. When I ask what the rotating tap selection is I want to know the brewery and either the beer name or the style. Don't ask me what style I like. Don't mumble a couple of brewery names and that's it or "Oh a saison, a sour, ..." The most recent time this happened...
by lister
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Cask Days 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 7456

Re: Cask Days 2019

Overall a good time during session one on Friday with early access. I wish there were a few more whacky beers. Was social for once and chatted with some nice people at our table. Much like bars with bar service, at events like this PEOPLE NEED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AFTER GETTING THEIR BEER!!! Like v...
by lister
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 856
Views: 258896

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

...the new LC on Spadina and Front. This expansive new store in a slightly less useful location ... Has this replaced the store at King/Spadina? Yes. The K&S building is coming down for a condo. The S&F location isn't so bad. The space is nice. Lots of good beer. The whisky, particularly bo...
by lister
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 11373

Bar Volo 2.0

The girlfriend and I stopped in for a pint during our Nuit Blanche romp on Saturday. The space looks really nice. It's divided into two. The main area with the bar and seating and towards the back on the left additional seating and standing areas plus the washrooms. Similar A-Z taps as before and up...
by lister
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Lervig House Party @ Dine Alone Records
Replies: 1
Views: 3162

Re: Lervig House Party @ Dine Alone Records

Sigh. As usual with most events the beer list isn't posted. :evil:

Am I just supposed to have blind faith there there'll be beers there that I'll want to have?
by lister
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Cantillon Gueuze Lambic
Replies: 5
Views: 4161

Re: Cantillon Gueuze Lambic

Ah well. I was lukewarm on the bourbon I added to the order to get over the $50 hump. Guess I'll just ignore the pick up email and get the refund.
by lister
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Cantillon Gueuze Lambic
Replies: 5
Views: 4161

Cantillon Gueuze Lambic

Did anyone get any Cantillon Gueuze Lambic that was available on lcbo.com? I put in an order back when it was announced, bought two bottles and now I got an email from the LCBO that I'm not getting any bottles of it.
by lister
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 15
Views: 8499

Re: Talk or Action?

Next up, loosen up the idiocy around how alcohol is imported into the province. Whether the LCBO makes it easier or if individual store owners can bypass the whole LCBO process. on the federal level, the new legislation to allow all alcohol between provinces should help? Sure, that too. But I'm tal...
by lister
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 15
Views: 8499

Re: Talk or Action?

Next up, loosen up the idiocy around how alcohol is imported into the province.

Whether the LCBO makes it easier or if individual store owners can bypass the whole LCBO process.