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by Cass
Wed May 29, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest

Or even just Brewer's Backyard. Those are the events I miss the most. February 2018 Brewer's Backyard at Brickworks was the first official date with the better half. We also did the 2019 one too as a first anniversary. Then the world stopped for a while. Anyways, we're getting married in a couple o...
by Cass
Tue May 28, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Seems this will likely only benefit consumers in terms of convenience. Not in terms of price or variety. At least initially. It's interesting about variety. It's been what, 8-9 years since beer has come to grocery - has variety improved? Certainly not from anything outside of Ontario. There's more ...
by Cass
Tue May 28, 2024 4:37 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 526

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. Tha...
by Cass
Tue May 28, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

I wonder if that's true. I would have assumed they would want to get the extra sales but without that differentiation point it may or may not be worth the space / the other stuff that comes with dealing with it? I guess we will see. Costco is a special case which is why I'm always interested in it....
by Cass
Tue May 28, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Barrel Heart Brewing and Blending
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: Barrel Heart Brewing and Blending

A note of clarification from the original post - they still have their original facility which is where they brew & blend. The new spot is just a taproom. But I don't think the original spot is open for visits anymore.
by Cass
Tue May 28, 2024 7:33 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Added: I thought about how the Libs could attack Ford for the big fee, but it hits less hard because it was the Libs that made this poor contract. Politics aside, remember the "poor contract" was a part of what brought beer to grocery stores in the first place. Everyone pretty much loves ...
by Cass
Tue May 28, 2024 7:31 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

Beaumont and St. John speak with Rubin about the subject in today's Star. https://www.thestar.com/business/is-the-beer-store-finished-experts-say-retail-operations-will-likely-close-as-corner-stores/article_a6f2ac48-1c37-11ef-bb10-c3ec718f14d9.html My primary skepticism remains around if breweries w...
by Cass
Mon May 27, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Evergreen 2024 Craft Beer Fest

I reckon it's gotta be hard to run festivals nowadays - rising costs across the board and changing consumer tastes as evidenced in this thread. I think most of us are on the same page with how we feel about festivals, but we haven't been replaced by the younger generation. I wonder who the audience ...
by Cass
Mon May 27, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Steel Wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Steel Wheel

It's funny you should mention them. I was driving back from Michigan and was looking on Google Maps to see if there was anything along the way I hadn't been to before. This popped up, but I ended up going to the new Barrel Heart in Dundas instead. So I guess I'm not being terribly helpful :) But 4.9...
by Cass
Mon May 27, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Barrel Heart Brewing and Blending
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

Re: Barrel Heart Brewing and Blending

I was driving through the area and stopped at the new Barrel Heart taproom in Dundas. Great spot right on the main strip, a block away from Shawn & Ed. About a 30 seat taproom in a pretty historic building, with a patio with a number of tables out front. I don't believe the patio is fenced in wh...
by Cass
Fri May 17, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Goose Island Black Friday & Bourbon County Stout
Replies: 94
Views: 35956

Re: Goose Island Black Friday & Bourbon County Stout

Well, Goose Island Toronto may not have done Black Friday, but it doesn't stop them from having BCBS throughout the year. Stopped in today and they had '22 on tap.
by Cass
Tue May 14, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Bickford Brewing Co.
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

Re: Bickford Brewing Co.

Announced via IG and written about on BlogTO, Bickford is opening up a space on Harbord:

by Cass
Sat May 11, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: GSU Pub - University of Toronto
Replies: 1
Views: 417

GSU Pub - University of Toronto

I thought I'd show some love for the GSU (Graduate Students Union) Pub on Bancroft Ave. on the University of Toronto campus downtown. I stopped in yesterday and was very happy to see it still going strong - I used to go there regularly as a student at UofT in the 90s. It hasn't changed much over tim...
by Cass
Thu May 09, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: The Poacher - Burlington
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: The Poacher - Burlington

Thanks for starting this up @hopdevil!

I have never heard of the Poacher but it sounds/looks like a cool spot. Just a couple of stops down the GO line so will definitely go and check it out soon!
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: 4634

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 ...