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by seangm
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Stone goes to Sapporo

I'd love to have Arrogant Bastard available again, still nothing quite like it locally. Unibroue and Anchor product quality hasn't seem to slide under Sapporo ownership, I imagine the same will be true for Stone. Granted it's a fair point that it didn't seem to help with Ontario distribution in Anc...
by seangm
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Stone goes to Sapporo

I'd love to have Arrogant Bastard available again, still nothing quite like it locally. Unibroue and Anchor product quality hasn't seem to slide under Sapporo ownership, I imagine the same will be true for Stone. Granted it's a fair point that it didn't seem to help with Ontario distribution in Anch...
by seangm
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16915
Views: 2592369

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I know what you mean, you often hear about hop burn in the style and it can be described as an astringent, sort of vegetative flavour. I've definitely experienced it, especially in some of the more hyped local breweries whose hazy IPAs are often overkill to my palate. In a seemingly counterintuitiv...
by seangm
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16915
Views: 2592369

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I know what you mean, you often hear about hop burn in the style and it can be described as an astringent, sort of vegetative flavour. I've definitely experienced it, especially in some of the more hyped local breweries whose hazy IPAs are often overkill to my palate. In a seemingly counterintuitive...
by seangm
Tue May 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 355

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: 191

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: 16915
Views: 2592369

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: 16915
Views: 2592369

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: 16915
Views: 2592369

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: 18
Views: 851

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: 1231

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: 8659

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 1397364

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.