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by seangm
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: beerbistro
Replies: 43
Views: 21215

Re: beerbistro

I too have many fond memories of that place, it was definitely my favourite spot in the city for a while. Those prices sure do remind me why I don't go out much anymore though, nearly 10 bucks for a 400 ml draft on most of those beers; yikes. Obviously there are still less expensive places, but my r...
by seangm
Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5104
Views: 1446614

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Has anyone seen Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance lately? Neither my local TBS, LCBOs, or supermarkets have had it for what seems like half a year now. Even on the Collective Arts website it is one of the beers that doesn't have a "Shop Now" link for ordering suggesting it is no longe...
by seangm
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5104
Views: 1446614

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Definitely disappointing news, especially since I never grabbed any of their stuff before they closed. Always meant to but kept passing it over.
by seangm
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5104
Views: 1446614

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

So it appears the regular Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout showed up in addition to the peanut butter variant. Was a pleasant surprise as I love this beer and wasn't all that interested in the peanut butter one.

https://www.lcbo.com/en/left-hand-brewi ... tout-28796
by seangm
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 17452

Re: Vancouver Updates

Thanks for this. I must revisit. It's interesting what the fog of memory/nostalgia can deliver. At one time Central City had a shine to it compared to Ontario, and maybe they are still good, but it seems the lustre is gone. I still feel Howe Sound is on the mark, but I don't know if they have had t...
by seangm
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: FoBaB
Replies: 5
Views: 3307

Re: FoBaB

Very interesting, I think that's the first I've seen a sports stadium/arena used for a beer fest. Certainly helps with seating which is usually hard to come by at festivals.
by seangm
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 17452

Re: Vancouver Updates

nothing I had particularly blew me away, at least in the sense that our second tier stuff would be top tier over there. Certainly lots of great spots, but we really are spoiled in Ontario, which I'd say rivals almost anywhere in North America for quality of beer. This was my impression a few years ...
by seangm
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 17452

Re: Vancouver Updates

Alright, so Vancouver. First off, I don't think one can visit without commenting on how beautiful it is. Not just the mountains and ocean, but the city itself is so vibrant, urban and walkable. It's very conducive to brewery touring as there are often lots of stops close by to each other. It's certa...
by seangm
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards

Just so happens I got back from Vancouver yesterday. Nice to see that Wildeye Czech Pilsner took top honours in the Int'l Pale Lager category, that was actually one of my favourite beers I tried. Ended up being my "go-to" for the weekend. I'll be updating the Vancouver thread with my thoug...
by seangm
Wed Nov 02, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Muskoka Brewery
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: Muskoka Brewery

Lots of activity in the industry recently. Here's more. Muskoka Brewery Acquires Rally Beer Company I kind of laugh at Rally Beer (which I am not sure I have ever seen or interacted with), as they are a beer with electrolytes. Years ago Sleeman made a beer with coconut water targeted at active folk...
by seangm
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Cask Days 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: Cask Days 2022

Of all the weekends to get obliterated by covid, between this and Godspeed's events. Sorry to have missed it, sounds like it was a great time.
by seangm
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Side Launch - Mountain Lager discontinued - WTF?
Replies: 20
Views: 6298

Re: Side Launch - Mountain Lager discontinued - WTF?

What I really wish is that Hancock takes his core recipes and resurrects the Denison's brand and brewpub. I wonder if any enterprising brewery in Ontario has approached him to bring the brand back as a part of a broader portfolio. I'm sure he doesn't want to do all the heavy lifting at this stage o...
by seangm
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Side Launch - Mountain Lager discontinued - WTF?
Replies: 20
Views: 6298

Re: Side Launch - Mountain Lager discontinued - WTF?

As touched on in Ben's article, Side Launch was just all over the map lately. Sounds like there's desire to keep and expand the existing facility but Side Launch definitely needs to revisit its branding, build something cohesive. Something tells me there are gonna be Side Launch seltzers in no time ...
by seangm
Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Pittsburgh PA
Replies: 30
Views: 15045

Re: Pittsburgh PA

It's funny, your closing comment pretty much sums up how I've felt- Pittsburgh is on the list but never quite at the top. The last few years definitely didn't help either, now there's catching up to do. Thanks! To be honest, that comment was inspired in part by what you wrote a couple of posts up, ...
by seangm
Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

I enjoyed the Allsops, I think it's the first beer where I've really experienced the "Burton snatch"; quite the term lol. It's very unique compared to other traditional English IPAs I've tried.