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by Tapsucker
Mon May 23, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: The Second Wedge
Replies: 0
Views: 30

The Second Wedge

I just heard The Second Wedge in Uxbridge sustained some major damage in Saturday's storm. I've never tried their beers or seen them available in my usual shopping spots. Now would be a good time to give them some support. Anybody see their stuff at the LCBO or in indy bottle shops? I hope they reco...
by Tapsucker
Fri May 20, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577192

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I recently overheard someone say "wine o'clock is my favourite time of day. The sunrise is so beautiful".
by Tapsucker
Thu May 19, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577192

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I just wanted to share my fondness for What're you drinking right now? posts that are timestamped 7:42 AM.

Kudos!
by Tapsucker
Fri May 13, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

To be clear. I am not advocating acting or getting away with being outside the law. The law needs to be fixed. Law enforcement should not be the judiciary and should not be in the position to make discretionary decisions. Big slippery slope. But if you do choose to enjoy public space in Toronto in a...
by Tapsucker
Fri May 13, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

how much do they enforce the current rules? there is a tasting group in toronto that regularly posts pics of their tasting happening in a park I regularly enjoy beverages in parks and nice public places with various groups of friends. I have often encountered and talked with officers while holding ...
by Tapsucker
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I rode one of these in Amsterdam. Not only did they serve beer, but there was a woman shucking fresh oysters on board too. Unfortunately the beer was shit. It was also pretty messy, lots of spillage. Even on smooth level roads.
by Tapsucker
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Oh the "pity cans" - It's always such an awkward moment of deciding if you actually want to buy anything after an underwhelming tasting at a brewery. I feel like wineries are more used to people just coming for a tasting and not buying stuff to take home. Funny thing. a few years back I w...
by Tapsucker
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Henderson Brewing Co
Replies: 21
Views: 8520

Re: Henderson Brewing Co

This is encouraging. I will revisit their beers with an open mind.
by Tapsucker
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Edit: This is my 3000th post on Bartowel! Wow!
Sorry dude, you are being moved over to the macro board now. Regulations, content rules, etc. etc....
by Tapsucker
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

I agree with this assessment too. Since Beaus was referenced, I'd say they are a good example of somewhere between 2nd and 3rd tier. That's probably what consolidations and acquisitions are targeting. Sometimes I wonder if there are breweries that are just built to be sold. Hendersons comes to mind....
by Tapsucker
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1044

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

If I recall, the Vankleek brewery was built as a showcase of brewing with renewable energy and they had fundraised from their customers and community to get it done. I wonder how those people feel about that now. That feels like more of a betrayal than selling out.
by Tapsucker
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 857
Views: 250760

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I was pleasantly surprised to find Ghost Orchid at the 'BO. I don't think I've ever seen it there before. A happy surprise and I've managed to enjoy a few cans over the last week. Must restock!
by Tapsucker
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 175
Views: 71995

Re: Collective Arts

This is probably a bit of a too late post as I think it's nearing the end of it's release, but IPA#20 is a real standout. I highly recommend you get your hands on some before it's gone (just don't shop at the same LCBO I do!). Yes it's big, but it's a solid balanced beer, very much back in form with...
by Tapsucker
Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Palate chat?
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Palate chat?

Get ready to drink from a firehose, because here is my post. ;-) I was just inspired to think about this as a proposed forum thread. (I’ll get to the inspiration in a bit). As a homebrewer, I try new ingredients, as most do. But even beer lovers who don’t brew themselves get exposed to new things. D...
by Tapsucker
Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: You think we have it bad
Replies: 14
Views: 957

You think we have it bad

Interesting article about the beer scene in Thailand.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... onian-laws

I've heard a lot about how their oligarchs control the economy, but I wasn't aware that it applied to beer as well.