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by seangm
Tue May 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Toronto Craft Beer Festival

I'm sorry, what? Tickets don't guarantee entry? You'd have to be insane to throw away $35 on an event you might not get into lol. I guess as the old saying goes, there's a sucker born every minute.
by seangm
Tue May 24, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: The Second Wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: The Second Wedge

I've come across their beer largely in Durham Region LCBOs and Superstore, but some in Scarborough as well. The damage is unbelievable, really unfortunate and hopefully they'll be able to rebuild quickly. Apparently they don't have access to a lot of their stock and are working through everything wi...
by seangm
Fri May 20, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577601

Re: What're you drinking right now?

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right? lol
by seangm
Thu May 19, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577601

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Totally! Dab at 2.40 a tallboy is a cottage staple for me. For sure, I'll often grab Dab Dark. Haven't had the original for a while, might need to revisit. I generally go with bulk Great Lakes purchases, since they have case discounts, if I want a serviceable, cheaper option. The Great Lakes Lager,...
by seangm
Wed May 18, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577601

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Inflation's a bitch so I've been searching for palatable, cheap options as my "utility" beer. I generally find the German imports to be high quality for the dollar, but honestly I've been drinking a fair bit of Cool Beer and it's definitely serviceable for $39/case. I know, I'm probably go...
by seangm
Tue May 03, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: 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 subs...
by seangm
Tue May 03, 2022 10:09 am
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: 1054

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

Oh the "pity cans" - It's always such an awkward moment of deciding if you actually want to buy anything after an underwhelming tasting at a brewery. I feel like wineries are more used to people just coming for a tasting and not buying stuff to take home. ... I am mostly getting beer to g...
by seangm
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Henderson Brewing Co
Replies: 21
Views: 8520

Re: Henderson Brewing Co

I've generally liked Henderson, looking through my reviews most of their stuff lands around a 3.75/5 for me. Some are duds sure, but some are truly excellent like the aforementioned Export Stout. They've done some interesting things too, like their collaboration with Jacobson or the reimagining of a...
by seangm
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:33 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: 1054

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...
by seangm
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:28 am
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: 1054

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

Nice to see some coverage from the Globe, thanks for sharing. People have been warning that the reckoning is coming for the craft scene for a long time now, so I guess I'm not surprised it's finally happening. If anything, it's going a lot slower than I would have thought. It'll be interesting to s...
by seangm
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1387320

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

dale cannon wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:05 pm All kinds of Orval out there now.
Wow, my hero. Thank you for this, I also had no clue. And here I've been rationing my bottles that I bought last year thinking it won't come back for a long time.
by seangm
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: East Lansing, MI
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: East Lansing, MI

One thing that still strikes me about the US craft beer scene, is how many breweries even the smaller to midsize cities tend to support. And not just the volume, but the density and fact that they're often within the more traditional urban boundaries of the city. Here it seems that outside of Toront...
by seangm
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with all these growlers?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: What to do with all these growlers?

I'm shocked if they still aren't accepting returns considering pretty much all restrictions have been lifted. Are they branded? If not maybe another brewery/brewpub would want them. Also, I sure hope they weren't charging a deposit if they won't take them back. most breweries have done away with de...
by seangm
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with all these growlers?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: What to do with all these growlers?

I'm shocked if they still aren't accepting returns considering pretty much all restrictions have been lifted. Are they branded? If not maybe another brewery/brewpub would want them. Also, I sure hope they weren't charging a deposit if they won't take them back.
by seangm
Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Fuller's ESB
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Fuller's ESB

Come to think of it I haven't seen it at the LCBO recently either, or London Porter for that matter. LCBO only has London Pride listed right now. I would've actually expected the opposite seeing as they were acquired by Asahi a couple years back, typically those big purchases result in a heavier mar...