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by seangm
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: beer (alcohol) and health
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: beer (alcohol) and health

I got a bad bout of covid back in November, then got sick two more times in as many months since. I ended up not drinking for pretty big stretches, and since (finally) getting better overall, have found myself wanting to drink less; almost like a reset. It also perfectly coincides with the decision ...
by seangm
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5138
Views: 1471217

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

OMG, another double post. What the heck. I'm at work right now....and I am NOT drinking. :D Sureeee... haha That one you linked looks like the bottle I occasionally get from TBS after returning empties and I do recall it still says 'brewed in Canada' on the bottle. Based on the LCBO listings, looks...
by seangm
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5138
Views: 1471217

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Noticed a new listing for Guinness Extra Stout, says it's brewed in Ireland: https://www.lcbo.com/en/guinness-extra-stout-30575 TBS has long carried Guinness Extra, but it's the Canadian brewed version that never tasted as good to me. Curious to see if this is just a packaging redesign, or if we're ...
by seangm
Wed Jan 04, 2023 11:30 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Something in the Water
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Something in the Water

See, I'd love to try that oatmeal stout or ESB, but instead they send things like their lime lager or (yet another) hazy IPA to the LCBO- thus I've yet to try anything from them. Good to hear the beer is good though, I usually grab food and a beer in LV before I go to shows at the Amphitheatre, but...
by seangm
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:47 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Something in the Water
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Something in the Water

See, I'd love to try that oatmeal stout or ESB, but instead they send things like their lime lager or (yet another) hazy IPA to the LCBO- thus I've yet to try anything from them. Good to hear the beer is good though, I usually grab food and a beer in LV before I go to shows at the Amphitheatre, but ...
by seangm
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5138
Views: 1471217

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

LCBO website is showing the closest location with LTM Baltique is in Ottawa- anyone know if this one just sold through quickly, or just slow to distribute? Hopefully the latter since I was meaning to go look for some.
by seangm
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Top 5 B.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Top 5 B.S.

Great Lakes Lager. A case of 24 for $50 is hard to beat, it’s good cold, and fits the lawnmower beer requirement. For non-Ontario, it’s Jever for me - delicious Pilsner that’s relatively cheap. Absolutely Great Lakes Lager for me, exactly what you said - hard to beat that price - it's cheaper per l...
by seangm
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 12461

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

We got there around 3:30 and the music was at a reasonable volume, although I did notice that it seemed to get turned up around 6 as we were leaving. So I guess my advice is go early... I'm getting older anyway, so quite happy to start and end my days out earlier lol
by seangm
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 12461

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

Considering Bar Volo 1.0 was my favourite beer bar in the city, it took me far too long to visit 2.0 What a fantastic place. A nice menu of snacks and smaller meal items, and of course one of the city's finest beer menus. As it was a celebratory occasion, we went for a bottle of Cantillon Gueuze bec...
by seangm
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Black Oak Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Black Oak Sold

I'm hoping this pans out as Black Oak has some core beers I really enjoy, but can't always find due to uneven distribution. I'd love to see their Nox Aeterna available in the LCBO, or even Nut Brown more widespread. Styles come and go, but Black Oak has always been an ol' reliable, making pretty muc...
by seangm
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 222
Views: 70546

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I've felt the same thing, re. Kentucky going downhill. Last one I had was 2020 and even back then I thought there was a significant drop in overall quality. It was thin, lacked nuance and balance. I haven't tried it since as I have little appetite for spending that much money on a beer, unless I kno...
by seangm
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

Better late than never lol. Showed up at Vic Park/Ellesmere last week, looking forward to trying it.
by seangm
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Do you ask for a ‘pint’ anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Do you ask for a ‘pint’ anymore?

I ask for a pint, taking it to mean a large glass whatever size that might be - force of habit. Same here, basically. It feels old-fashioned, like paying for the TTC with a "token." I paid a cash fare this past weekend, I wasn't sure if they still accepted it at first lol As far as asking...
by seangm
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Old Flame Brewing's new location in Toronto Distillery District
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Old Flame Brewing's new location in Toronto Distillery District

I was surprised when I heard the news as Old Flame has seemed to fly under the radar all these years, yet here they are with a splashy Distillery District space. Their kellerbier and dunkel are staples in my fridge, and when I make it up to Port Perry, their Raven black lager is probably my favourit...
by seangm
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Betty's on King St is Closing
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Betty's on King St is Closing

modern developers really fail to recreate the sort of lively street level experience that older buildings tend to This really saddens me about what Toronto is becoming. Everything is becoming condos, and almost none of them provide the "bustling food and drink experiences" that the sales ...