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by portwood
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Muddy York Brewing
Replies: 48
Views: 33848

Re: Muddy York Brewing

The original Stouffville site would have been awesome. Right in the community, historic (old) building, easy to walk, right on the Main st "drag", near other retail, restaurants, etc. This new site is bland, industrial, relatively far from where people live ... but I guess the rent (or own...
by portwood
Sun Dec 24, 2023 8:49 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: 2023 In Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1906

Re: 2023 In Review

General Favourite Ontario Brewer: Rouge River (others, Wood Brothers, Badlands, and Godspeed for non-hazies. I would drink more from these 3 if I didn't have to pay $15-20 for delivery Favourite Canadian Brewer outside Ontario: Brasserie du Bas-Canada by a mile Favourite US brewer: Tempted to say Tr...
by portwood
Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Talk or Action?
Replies: 43
Views: 14837

Re: Talk or Action?

Announcement coming on Thursday: Three sources in the industry say the key changes include: - Allowing all corner stores and any gas stations that sell food to sell beer, wine, cider and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, such as seltzers or premixed cocktails (collectively known as RTDs). - Allow...
by portwood
Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Winter Release ???
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Winter Release ???

Noticed that LCBO Beer Watch has announced DdC!'s Péché Mortel is returning (#30661, $5.05/473ml). Great, I remember really enjoying this one the last time it was available around here. It is already listed on the LCBO website, but no stock yet. Pretty decent value for how good the beer is. I found...
by portwood
Sat Nov 25, 2023 8:26 pm
Forum: Local and Imported Beer Reviews
Topic: Rouge River - Never Say Never Series
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Re: Rouge River - Never Say Never Series

All of them have been great - one of the reasons I don't care Goose Island BCBS is as rare as hen's teeth, and costs as much as a bottle of whiskey in Ontario. Unfortunately, it seems Rouge River will not have a 2023 release - in previous years they were released as October anniversary beers. Good n...
by portwood
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Winter Release ???
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: Winter Release ???

Also I got two of the St. Ambroise imperial barrel aged porter, opened the first one a couple weeks ago. It had a super high carbonation, to the point that it was quite unpleasant to drink. Hopefully it was just off bottle and the second one will be better. I didn't find my bottle to be overly carb...
by portwood
Wed Nov 22, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Henderson Brewing @ YYZ
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Re: Henderson Brewing @ YYZ

It's actually in a perfect spot for those arriving and wanting to take a quick moment to decompress before figuring out their transit downtown. Very fair point - I can think of times when I've arrived home after a million hours of travel and just want to have a beer. It really is one of the first t...
by portwood
Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Collective Arts hit with $500K tax bill!
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Collective Arts hit with $500K tax bill!

At risk of going out of business. F#ckin govt. or perhaps, another way of looking at it .... F#ckin idiots for not considering the consequences of playing with the big boys and the relevant tax rules ... "the straw that broke the camel's back" comment suggests, government tax rules aren't...
by portwood
Fri Jul 21, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1838676

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

northyorksammy wrote: Thu Jul 20, 2023 10:02 pm anyone know when equilibrium astrophysics batch was canned. It came out in NY State in January 23.
No dates to be found anywhere on the can, but 6 months old sounds about right (based on tasting it)
by portwood
Thu Jul 20, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2023 LCBO Summer Release
Replies: 33
Views: 14039

Re: 2023 LCBO Summer Release

The Equilibrium is pretty terrible. Syrupy sweet, tasting like cotton candy,bubblegum and dextrose all at the same time. My cans(bought two at the same Waterloo location) may have been compromised though. They both were overly frothy when pouring them, to the point that I could only get half the ca...
by portwood
Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1838676

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

What great news to start the week, Peche is still one of my all time favourite Canadian beers. I can't even remember the last time it showed up in the LCBO, it's got to have been years. LCBO listing says 473ml can for Peche - that's a big one! I missed that! Five bucks is a pretty solid deal for a ...
by portwood
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1159
Views: 372266

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: 55
Views: 9302

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: 5283
Views: 1838676

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: 5283
Views: 1838676

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

:roll:
good riddance
hope this one sits on shelves for years