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by Cass
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Stone goes to Sapporo

I can’t say I’m surprised at any acquisition anymore, this one included.

https://www.brewbound.com/news/stone-br ... o-holdings
by Cass
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Portland, ME
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

Re: Portland, ME

Thinking of taking the I-90 and I-95 on our way to Portland, but I'd be open to the 401/Montreal route if people have found that faster. Awesome, that trip will be a lot of fun - envious! This is certainly not faster, but I would table for consideration the Cornwall -> Plattsburgh Ferry across Lake...
by Cass
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Portland, ME
Replies: 11
Views: 5105

Re: Portland, ME

Amazing! That will be a lot of fun. I've only been to Portland once for an afternoon - I spent a week in Kennebunkport and couldn't get away for a bigger explore. However, I did go to Allagash which is 1000% a must-visit. One of the best tour experiences I've had. Granted, I had the "industry&q...
by Cass
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

Well, back to the original topic of this thread - today the council approved pedal pubs, with no alcohol. Holyday voted against it. He really does seem to be against anything remotely fun.
by Cass
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 57
Views: 28001

Re: Montreal

I'm finally going to shed my baby/chicken legs and do some intercity travel. I plan to be in Montreal next week and my schedule should allow for at least one late afternoon into evening of beer exploration. I have many favourites, but the world has changed so much in the last two years. Any suggest...
by Cass
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

Canadian cities are legalizing alcohol in parks. Some are celebrating, others worry it's a slippery slope After hearing Holyday at the council debate about this, I believe he's simply a contrary opinion to fulfill a "both sides" requirement for this article. He doesn't want it and it isn'...
by Cass
Fri May 27, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1155
Views: 283285

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

I was able to snag a Blantons. So I have a full set, the Gold, the green and regular. Bourbon party!
by Cass
Tue May 24, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: The Second Wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: The Second Wedge

That's terrible. Hopefully they can recover quickly. All the best to them.
by Cass
Tue May 24, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Toronto Craft Beer Festival

I'm not sure if I have heard of this event before, it says since 2016 but I don't recall seeing much about them. So much of this is what I can't stand about festivals...high ticket prices (it costs more to guarantee entry, the basic ticket is subject to capacity!), only token sampling, no kids allow...
by Cass
Thu May 12, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I watched a maddening Toronto council debate and Josh's drinking in parks failed. It was replaced by a motion from Tory to talk about it again in 2023. There were some truly wild points made by councillors, such as Denzil MW saying that the folks that will truly suffer are the ones living next to pa...
by Cass
Tue May 10, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

An article today in the Star about Toronto's ongoing obsession with not doing anything when it comes to alcohol outdoors.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contrib ... r-fun.html
by Cass
Sun May 01, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I suppose somewhat related to this is Josh Matlow bringing back the idea to allow drinks in parks. I'm happy he tries but can't help but think it will die again...

by Cass
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

Turns out these will not be able to serve alcohol. So they're pretty pointless. Not sure why they are even doing this.

by Cass
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I’ve never rode on one, and probably never will, but sure. Always funny that everything in Toronto is a pilot and it can’t just be made allowed. https://twitter.com/joshmatlow/status/1520048113657991169 EDIT: this tweet was from Josh Matlow, who was making a big deal about pedal pubs, but then subse...
by Cass
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:58 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: 1224

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

Breweries roughly fall into these (over simplified) categories for me: Top Tier - Are making good to great beer and are capable of competing on the basis of their product regardless of other factors. Second Tier - Okay to good beer, brewery has established a market and reputation for themselves. Th...