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by portwood
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1152
Views: 269747

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Throwing this one out there to some of you folks who are probably more knowledgeable than me about tequila/mezcal. I’m looking for a decent bottle to gift to someone who has just recently started drinking tequila. I’m looking for something that will be good value, and not break the bank. Any insigh...
by portwood
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?
Replies: 52
Views: 1835

Re: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?

as a relative newcomer (~6yrs) I'd hate to see this go to the wasteland of hate that is Facebook!

as far as I'm concerned, nothing wrong with the site - other than perhaps low level of activity (which isn't always a bad thing).

I prefer quality over quantity of posts
by portwood
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5034
Views: 1336219

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Craig wrote:Probably referring more to the racial discrimination issues the brewery faced than the beer itself.
Correct
good tasting beer
TERRIBLE owners ... I'll NEVER buy another of their offerings for that reason
by portwood
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5034
Views: 1336219

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

:roll:
good riddance
hope this one sits on shelves for years
by portwood
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Willibald
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

Re: Willibald

Nice touch to have guest beers! Many Ontario breweries now have "guest" beers in their tap rooms that they sell to walk in (or curbside pick-up) sales but none that I know of are shipping. Could be because they don't have the bag of chips to include as the "food" to comply with ...
by portwood
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: The Beer Store in the news for losing money
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: The Beer Store in the news for losing money

How do you lose money .... instead of improving their business model. The business model was set up to distribute beer for the brewer/owners (currently 2 primary owners: AB Inbev & Molson Coors, and to a smaller extent Sapporo). As Jordan has written many times elsewhere, its meant to be a &quo...
by portwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5034
Views: 1336219

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

So I heard through the grapevine that Orval has shown up in the LCBO warehouse, but it's not listed yet. I haven't seen any news regarding the LCBO bringing it back, so curious if anyone else has heard anything about this? There's apparently 20k bottles, which seems like a lot for a private order. ...
by portwood
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 5280

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

... but perhaps that's how they justify charging $23... I suspect it's either a marketing strategy to create hype around the GI brand or perhaps corporate half-assery. Both of these are true, however, the fact the beer is 14.6% ABV does not help. If I remember correctly, in ON beer over 12% is cons...
by portwood
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 5280

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

... but perhaps that's how they justify charging $23... I suspect it's either a marketing strategy to create hype around the GI brand or perhaps corporate half-assery. Both of these are true, however, the fact the beer is 14.6% ABV does not help. If I remember correctly, in ON beer over 12% is cons...
by portwood
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Von Bugle Brewing
Replies: 11
Views: 4499

Re: Von Bugle Brewing

S. St. Jeb wrote:Steamwhistle is shutting this down.
Harder than they thought to do more than one thing well :lol:
by portwood
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 13
Views: 5515

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

...Don't know what the overall sales are but it might well be healthy? I suspect that they must be to have attracted the investment. A business being able to attract investment, and being an attractive investment aren't necessarily the same thing. see Constellation Brands buying Ballast Point for $...
by portwood
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16879
Views: 2510464

Re: Impy, not evn a wrd.

Belgian wrote:Also the excellent Cigar City Marshal Zhukov BARIS is just $15 at Spadina and Front store.
I guess they've given up selling this beast for $20-30?
the peeps are saving up for the goose that laid the $23 golden egg :lol:
by portwood
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 173
Views: 68269

Re: Collective Arts

Origin of Darkness 2020 Series released: https://www.canadianbeernews.com/2020/10/07/collective-arts-brewing-releases-origin-of-darkness-series-beers-for-2020/ Four beers, each one in collaboration with a different brewery, including a Cognac barrel-aged Baltic Porter with Põhjala(!) ... AND at onl...
by portwood
Sun May 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: red tape in New Brunswick
Replies: 21
Views: 5514

Re: red tape in New Brunswick

matt7215 wrote: anyone with a tied house licence can sell packaged beer from their restaurant
correct, but notice that the breweries doing this have to include some food (same for bars/restaurants)*
i.e. a bag of chips with the beer from another brewery and you're good to go
by portwood
Tue May 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Modern trends
Replies: 52
Views: 8735

Re: Modern trends

duckdown wrote:Which lagers are worth seeking out right now Sean. I also ordered a 4 of Ice Cold Beer to try
"...pretty much anything that Godspeed is doing..."