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by seangm
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 44
Views: 21170

Re: Las Vegas

Fine dining is one of the last holdouts for craft beer appreciation. Interesting comment, because if you could go back to the 'beginning' of craft beer, you might have predicted this is where it would take off first. Certainly seems logical with regards to it being a premium product, seems wine has...
by seangm
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 44
Views: 21170

Re: Las Vegas

Well, just got back from Vegas and things really have changed since my last visit (2017). There's an entire brewery row/area in the Arts District now, whereas last time I recall options were limited. Managed to hit up Able Baker and HUDL. I'd say both were solid; not necessarily impressive compared ...
by seangm
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

Found cans of regular, peanut butter and Mexican chocolate yeti at a bottle shop (in Fergus) recently, so ‘regular’ is available in Ontario if you would like to seek it out. Ah, yea I've seen those floating around on the 'gram. Looks like Craft Brand Co. is representing them these days, they have a...
by seangm
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

Glad to see the Gonzo back again. I’d far prefer the OG Yeti to return than the chocolate one. More Chimay is always a good thing The Windswept beers are usually pretty solid stuff at a very reasonable price, so looking forward to that. Same re Yeti. Regular is one of my favourite American imperial...
by seangm
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5075
Views: 1424874

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Same, solid brewery, especially their stouts and porters- luckily this release seems to be mostly that.
by seangm
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

It's nice to see a seasonal list again and I'm always happy to see anything from Ayinger. Seems pretty solid, I look forward to trying most if not all of those brews.
by seangm
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?

Fair enough, they are definitely a little less intense for lack of a better word. I think Rouge are closer to 3M and Badlands in their approach. I see you mentioned big stouts as well; 3M probably does it best but you might like 5 Paddles. I find them to be hit or miss overall, but they typically m...
by seangm
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?

Town makes some of the best IPAs in the province, in my opinion. I would say they're perhaps not quite as dense/sweet as some Badlands and 3M, but that's why I like them so much, I find them more balanced for my palate. Rouge River make some excellent hazy IPAs as well. I like Town ok, nut as much ...
by seangm
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1248

Re: Are there any kick-ass breweries I'm missing?

Town makes some of the best IPAs in the province, in my opinion. I would say they're perhaps not quite as dense/sweet as some Badlands and 3M, but that's why I like them so much, I find them more balanced for my palate. Rouge River make some excellent hazy IPAs as well.
by seangm
Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Galapagos Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Galapagos Islands

Well I certainly wouldn't have expected craft beer on the Galapagos either. Sounds like an amazing trip, definitely on my bucket list along with Ecuador proper. Thanks for sharing!
by seangm
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

Last time I had Bell's Two Hearted was 2018, and even by then I thought it had less bite, though I still loved it. Every time I revisit a west coast IPA they seem to have less bite than I remember, so I suspect breweries are tweaking the hop schedule to tone down the bitterness. Admittedly the styl...
by seangm
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)
Replies: 18
Views: 5201

Re: Great Lakes Brewpub (Queen's Quay / Jarvis)

I've really got to get down there, if not just for Pompous Ass on nitro, but that menu looks delicious; nice balance of staples with just enough of a twist. Also that rhubarb crumble really catches my eye, takes me back to homemade pies with rhubarb grown in our garden.
by seangm
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

I just happen to have had a Two Hearted in the last month or so, and it's still great. I do wonder if it's been tweaked a little bit though, it didn't quite have the hop bite I remember from many moons ago. That could just be me and my memory, of course. I wonder how it's rep is holding up in the U...
by seangm
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

There are plenty of examples of beers that have been largely unchanged for decades that are still excellent. Heck, many of my favourite beers fall in that category. Rochefort 10 is and always will be outstanding. So anything made back then that stacked up against those things I think you have to co...
by seangm
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Stone goes to Sapporo

I think what I meant to say is probably more related to recipe cost cutting, Mill Street comes to mind; the quality is generally good but there's no way these recipes weren't cheapened, especially Tank House. No arguments there - Tank House definitely doesn't have the bite it once did. Luckily ther...