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by Tapsucker
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:48 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 66
Views: 15315

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

A month or so back I revisited Ransack the Universe and was pleasantly surprised that they have returned to form. It's not the most extreme example out there, but I'm liking it. I'm glad they seem to have overcome their QC issues. My wife loves Life in the Clouds (as do I) and she reports the same w...
by Tapsucker
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Because Beer Hamilton July 11-12
Replies: 9
Views: 3825

Re: Because Beer Hamilton July 11-12

We should have a special GIF when an ancient thread comes back to life! I like the gif thing, but it's got to be the minimum number of pixels possible. I propose a closeup of a gusher/foam over from a 'cellared' (AKA LCBO new old stock) Trafalgar bottle with some sort of oracle rising from the mess...
by Tapsucker
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 863
Views: 358156

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Good news! I think I have developed auto-brewery syndrome. Woo Hoo! Maybe Donald Ford will book me for a speaking tour around the province.
by Tapsucker
Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do if you think you have a really bad batch (tainted)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: What to do if you think you have a really bad batch (tainted)?

Unfortunately, I suspect that rather than providing useful feedback to the production and packaging teams, you are just causing the legal and PR teams to salivate over the invoices they will be submitting to corporate. I'd just rather shop elsewhere instead of rewarding that cynical pile.
by Tapsucker
Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:47 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Left Field Brewery
Replies: 53
Views: 38123

Re: Left Field Brewery

El Pinguino wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 3:22 pm I can't imagine anywhere having a chill vibe like Godspeed after a TFC game? :wink:
Hammocks. They really need some hammocks in there. A splash pad might be nice too.
by Tapsucker
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: beer (alcohol) and health
Replies: 21
Views: 8946

Re: beer (alcohol) and health

Maybe it's more of a feature than a bug?
by Tapsucker
Fri May 31, 2024 1:13 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Turncoat
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

Re: Turncoat

As someone who has lost a business partner, it does not surprise me plans can be delayed and derailed. Friendship and supporting family means a whole lot more than a piddly little enterprise. Don't even get me started on the paperwork and sorting of the articles of corporation. They can obviously be...
by Tapsucker
Fri May 31, 2024 1:08 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is lining up for beer releases a thing of the past?
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Is lining up for beer releases a thing of the past?

I think so, at least in Ontario. The frenzies of DFH 60 and peaking with Westy seem like ancient history. Americans still seem to clamour for hot releases (are there still lines at Hill Farmstead?), but I just don't think folks here would do it. And as the overall quality and accessibly of good bee...
by Tapsucker
Tue May 28, 2024 4:22 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Cool your heels on lower prices. It ain't going to happen with minimum pricing in the regime. Look at the propaganda. It never mentions pricing. Just convenience. Costco will get in the game only if they think their members would like to pick up beer without making an additional stop somewhere. Also...
by Tapsucker
Fri May 24, 2024 4:37 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest

I have to say I'm tired of spending money to get into an event to shop/consume. I get that these things take money to stage, but still. Like car/boat/whatever shows. Show me some real value. Perhaps if they didn't upcharge for the seminars the entrance fee to buy more would be more palatable.
by Tapsucker
Mon May 20, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16963
Views: 3408368

Re: What're you drinking right now?

GLB Mayflowers. I'm really digging this. Nicely balanced and clean. Pretty dry, which I prefer. Sadly, I'm going to guess this was a one off, since I don't see it on their site anymore. It could have even been a happy accident as the character reminds me a bit of something that might have been cause...
by Tapsucker
Sat May 11, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Third Moon Brewing
Replies: 20
Views: 8852

Re: Third Moon Brewing

distr0 wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 4:37 pm I got stuck with like 3 rounds of 'are you human?' questions and missed out.
That's such a tough test. I'm constantly failing it too. :lol:
by Tapsucker
Sat May 11, 2024 1:25 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: GSU Pub - University of Toronto
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: GSU Pub - University of Toronto

Funny that this never came up in the thread for happy hour deals. I should have remembered. :o I was never a U of T student (OCA instead), but an alumni friend introduced me to this place years ago and I still visit regularly. Nobody has ever asked me for my credentials. I will say, that based on my...
by Tapsucker
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program
Replies: 16
Views: 5975

Re: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program

I bet drunk squirrels are hilarious. Don't get me wrong. I'm all for squirrels enjoying a nice IPA or chardonnay while hunting for nuts. What I worry about is how those stupid signs will disorient them and they won't be able to find their nests. Also, more drinkers will probably mean less tokers, w...