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by GtownRandy
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out
Replies: 82
Views: 14433

Re: Breweries closing and/or restructuring and/or bought out

Rumours have it that the Furnace Room Brewery in Georgetown has been sold to the Keenan’s Irish Pub chain. They have never had in-house food service at the brewery so I would think that this will lead to Keenan’s serving food there, and brewing beer to be served in the pubs. In recent months Furnace...
by GtownRandy
Thu Dec 07, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 195
Views: 115592

Re: Collective Arts

Ransack used to be my go-to IPA. Now I rarely buy it except to re-try it to see if it’s as good as it used to be. It never is.

I even had a saying “you can’t go wrong with a Ransack”
by GtownRandy
Fri Sep 15, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Collective Arts hit with $500K tax bill!
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Collective Arts hit with $500K tax bill!

As far as beer quality Ransack used to be my go-to. I used to say ‘can’t go wrong with a ransack’. Now I rarely drink it because it’s not the same.
by GtownRandy
Fri May 12, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

All 4 cans were April 18 to 20th
what is the canning date?
by GtownRandy
Mon May 08, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

GLB has a variety four-pack of karmas sabro, citra, cryo, and geddon. I picked up a couple at the LCBO, I thought it may have been a brewery exclusive, so that was a nice surprise. And was glad to see it wasn’t citra, Simcoe and two others, it was citra and three others, including the Citrageddon 8...
by GtownRandy
Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Surprisingly good beer from TBS
Replies: 10
Views: 8528

Re: Surprisingly good beer from TBS

Definitely need to check IPA dates. The Sweetwater doesn’t have a canned date, but a best before of Aug 26/23. Hopefully they have a good definition of best before 😀
by GtownRandy
Fri Mar 24, 2023 8:30 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Surprisingly good beer from TBS
Replies: 10
Views: 8528

Surprisingly good beer from TBS

In an effort to cut down my beer costs, with a lot of Ontario beers at the LCBO approaching $4 a can, I looked at the Beer Store website and found a few good bargains. For $85 I got 30 tallcans ($2.83 per can) consisting of 6 Boneshaker, 6 Paulaner Salvator, 6 Sweetwater IPA, all rated near 90 on Ra...
by GtownRandy
Fri Mar 24, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Badlands Brewing Caledon
Replies: 32
Views: 15014

Re: Badlands Brewing Caledon

Wow I can’t believe i started this thread over 5 years ago! I was lucky. A coworkers farm backs onto theirs so I heard about them at the beginning. I still make it up to their farm in Cheltenham 3 or 4 times a year 😀
by GtownRandy
Sat Mar 18, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

My local in Georgetown just got stock so I will check it out. Cheers!
by GtownRandy
Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

It looks like Destihl are grateful dead fans based on their beer names!
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by GtownRandy
Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Those are great to see Cass. It really underlines how little quality US craft beer the LCBO imports up here. I will definitely get some of both of those. 🍺
by GtownRandy
Wed Mar 01, 2023 12:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Founders Porter coming soon. $3.30 for 355ml bottle. Rated 100 on RateBeer.com

https://www.lcbo.com/en/founders-porter-21058
by GtownRandy
Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2022 Autumn Beer Release
Replies: 16
Views: 10016

Re: 2022 Autumn Beer Release

The Zeven Zonden Invidia is now in stock. A Belgian 10% stout. $4.40/330mL bottle

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/zeven-zon ... medium=app
by GtownRandy
Sun Dec 18, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850679

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

The St Andre is only $2.00 for a tall boy???!!!
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