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by Tapsucker
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

I'm glad to see that, after a brief disappearance, Maclean's seems to be back in production: their Pale Ale is on tap once again at my local (the Done Right Inn). It's a good beer and I hope it sticks around. I'm glad Done Right Inn is still open. I haven't been by there in a long while. I don't ge...
by Tapsucker
Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:45 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: :roll: Red Herring
Replies: 4
Views: 390

:roll: Red Herring

While I get the sincerity of what is being said, I really think the conversation should be more about putting stupid stuff in beer. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/peanut-allergy-beer-1.7161997 And if it's about respect for people with allergies, then it's also time to pile onto brewers using lactose....
by Tapsucker
Tue Mar 19, 2024 4:19 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: The Gem on Davenport Closed
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: The Gem on Dupont Closed

Minor correction: Davenport. I grew up in the area and although The Gem came after my time there, it was often a place of reunions with old friends from the area. I heard about the fire and feared this would be the outcome. They were an archetype of the perfect neighbourhood gathering spot. Sad to l...
by Tapsucker
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

I never managed to try any Cassel beers. it does feel a bit weird having Ontario breweries open and close without having ever sampled their goods. I'm not sure I've even heard of Cassel. It makes me wonder if their outcome might have a bit to do with having been invisible to followers of the Ontari...
by Tapsucker
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 57
Views: 6840

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

Peak to Peak is very good. Nice selection of hops. I am pleasantly impressed with Peak to Peak. It's a return to form for Collective that seems to have had some execution issues of late. I hope it's a sign of things to come from them. Except maybe on pricing. It feels a bit steep, but this must be ...
by Tapsucker
Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Alcohol regulation changes
Replies: 24
Views: 4596

Re: Alcohol regulation changes

I seem to recall having to submit to a proctology exam at a Beer Store once, but that was just to return some empties.
by Tapsucker
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

South River Brewing: https://southriverbrewing.ca/ IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT! It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of South River Brewing Co. As I reach my 20th birthday (Feb 29) I feel that it is time to take a break and after consultation with partners we have decided to close the ope...
by Tapsucker
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16950
Views: 3106832

Re: What're you drinking right now?

beerstodiscover wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 7:45 pm Driftwood Fat Tug IPA — Can BB May 06 2024 tasting very good and making me wistful for the west coast IPA era.
Is that back in Ontario? Where did you find it?
by Tapsucker
Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:09 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Columbia
Replies: 0
Views: 823

Columbia

Well this is interesting and inspiring!

https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... e-of-peace
by Tapsucker
Fri Jan 12, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11427

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

I know it's just one case, but I have a friend who decided to give up drinking over a year ago. His normal potions were macro lagers. He is regularly trying different NA beers and reports that they all basically suck. He's a serious foodie, so if he can't find something that meets the taste baseline...
by Tapsucker
Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16950
Views: 3106832

Re: What're you drinking right now?

GLB Karmageddon.

*tries to channel Borat voice* - Is niaace!

Well balanced for a big beer. Oddly, the aroma has a hint of grilled meet. Not off putting, just weird.
by Tapsucker
Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Non-Alcoholic Beer
Replies: 75
Views: 11427

Re: Non-Alcoholic Beer

So I had this dream the other night where I was in a bar and all the beer was really really expensive. When I asked why, I was told because it was all non-alcoholic. Crazy those two themes converged. Must be some latent anxieties... Which begs the question, why are NA beers stocked at the LCBO? They...
by Tapsucker
Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/lethbridge-brewery-seeks-shareholders-1.7079261 A different approach from a brewery in Alberta. Didn't someone else try something like this a while back in Ontario? It sounds familiar, but I can't quite recall. Beaus did something similar. I recall it was to r...
by Tapsucker
Mon Jan 08, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Recruiting back to the Bar Towel
Replies: 54
Views: 15647

Re: Recruiting back to the Bar Towel

FWIW, I migrated the forum to a new server in the last couple of days so hopefully it's faster for everyone. Google's PageSpeed insights gave the site a 99/100 on desktop performance! (I should have checked before, but let's just say it was lower! :P ) But I can only read so fast! This is getting t...
by Tapsucker
Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Alcohol regulation changes
Replies: 24
Views: 4596

Re: Alcohol regulation changes

There's probably a catch. Something along the lines of you would have to live in the greenbelt or every individual serving would have to be retail priced at $1.