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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: 10
Views: 103

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: 10
Views: 103

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: 121

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: 1099

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: 14
Views: 4196

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: 1099

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: 1099

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: 471

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...
by seangm
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Stone goes to Sapporo
Replies: 9
Views: 471

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: 9
Views: 471

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: 16916
Views: 2609735

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: 16916
Views: 2609735

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: 447

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: 262

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: 16916
Views: 2609735

Re: What're you drinking right now?

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right? lol