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by Cass
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:04 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program

The parks not included are commonly because of NIMBY councillors and residents. The city does have a generic sign it uses that is less zazzy and more easy to miss. Yeah, a few grandstanding councillors acting like they know better than everyone. Kudos to the council as a whole, they voted down the ...
by Cass
Thu Apr 18, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program

I think this was approved to be permanent today, but only certain parks.
by Cass
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:36 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens
Replies: 14
Views: 8958

Re: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens

Very random – I was out for dinner tonight at Pai downtown which is a very hopping Thai resto. It's a Sleeman account (kind of a rarity nowadays), and they had the "HIPL de Rivière-Trouble" (hazy India pale lager) on tap. On special too, no less. It was ok but certainly better than a major...
by Cass
Mon Apr 15, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Any new beers at Rogers Centre this year?
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Any new beers at Rogers Centre this year?

I can't answer your question but I would like to go and check out that "outfield district" at some point this season. Ironically my first game this year will be the Guardians in a couple of weeks when I'm there for A Quick Beer recording. They also have an outfield district (40 beers on ta...
by Cass
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens
Replies: 14
Views: 8958

Re: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens

Definitely curious to see what they'll bring in. The mix packs are always a treat. They have some newer brews I haven't had like P'tite Maudite. For $5 I used to get 20oz pours of Trois Pistoles at a hostel in Tadoussac...plenty of fun, but fuzzy, memories from those trips. ***Can't share too much ...
by Cass
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens
Replies: 14
Views: 8958

Re: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens

Yeah, Unibroue was one of my early beer obsessions and one of the reasons I started beer writing. I still buy the mix pack from TBS from time to time. Want a crazy internet beer trip? Check these out: https://bartowel.com/ub.phtml https://bartowel.com/ubhist.phtml https://bartowel.com/qc.phtml https...
by Cass
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:11 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC

And here's the ep from Revelstoke. A fun town & a nice trip to the mountains this year!

by Cass
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens
Replies: 14
Views: 8958

Re: Godspeed - Je Me Souviens

This event is back at the end of the month, with a feature on Unibroue. They were one of my early faves back in the day and nice to still see them getting some love. Curious to see what beers they’ll have.

by Cass
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Greg Clow to close Canadian Beer News
Replies: 12
Views: 1907

Re: Greg Clow to close Canadian Beer News

Always odd to make announcements on Apr 1, but it was acquired by the CBA folks so I wouldn't be surprised they try to get things back up and running, in some form.
by Cass
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Zwanze
Replies: 27
Views: 21800

Re: Zwanze

Thanks for the update. Nice to see Volo keeping things chill with the no ticket thing.

Banger of a Cantillon tap lineup!
by Cass
Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Is lining up for beer releases a thing of the past?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

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 beer...
by Cass
Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Barrel Heart Brewing and Blending
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Barrel Heart Brewing and Blending

Thanks for the update! I stopped in at their old location on the way back from a road trip last year (although Google Maps didn't know where it was). I had a nice chat and beer with Mark then. Glad they've moved to a spot closer to town. Will definitely head for a visit soon.
by Cass
Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 25
Views: 24323

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

I give a lot of credit to Volo for breaking the mold on tickets for the releases. I think they came to the conclusion (which is something I've felt about local drinkers) that there isn't a huge market for advance ticket sales for this kind of thing. They probably do better and it's overall less of a...
by Cass
Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Booze in Toronto Parks - 2023 Pilot Program

Of what should be a surprise to no one, the booze in the parks was not a problem.

https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/202 ... 244246.pdf
by Cass
Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 25
Views: 24323

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

anthony9 wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:26 pm Hopefully the Zwanze information comes out soon.
They're on the list. I highly expect it will be like previous years which is a no-ticket drop in.