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by BartOwl
Sat Jul 06, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16963
Views: 3408396

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I'll say this. Stouts should be hoppy. I know not all of them are, but the ones I seem to like are usually hoppy. For example, yeti, ten fiddy and even Fuller's has some hop presence. I can taste the hops in Guinness too. Having said that I am not as picky for freshness as others, even for hoppy bee...
by BartOwl
Fri May 24, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Beer in Convenience Stores coming early
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Beer in Convenience Stores coming early

It seems by August 1st, we will have beer in convenience stores in Ontario. With a big payment to Molbatts, the Ontario government is speeding things up.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.7213546
by BartOwl
Sat May 04, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Arbru brewery
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Arbru brewery

Although a bit long winded, I found this YouTube video on Arbru brewery from Eastern Ontario. They are a solar powered brewery, and they are completely off grid. I find that very inspiring. I hope their beer is good. :)
by BartOwl
Thu Feb 15, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 6008

Re: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC

I tried the Banff IPA, and I thought the Jasper one was better. More hop flavour and character. I did not try any other beers from Jasper, though.
by BartOwl
Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 8
Views: 6008

Re: Jasper, AB and Revelstoke, BC

I was in Jasper not last summer, but the summer before. There is a microbrewery there. I believe it is Jasper Brewering Company. At a restaurant in town, I had a glass of their west coast IPA (sorry I forget the name), and I found it well made. IIRC, it was a shade darker than most IPAs, which added...
by BartOwl
Fri Dec 22, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 66
Views: 15318

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Speaking of west coast IPAs that are no longer available in Ontario, my overall favourite was Green Flash, when we briefly had it imported here. I hope it makes a comeback. The hop flavour and complexity is intense for this one.
by BartOwl
Fri Dec 22, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Left Field Brewery
Replies: 53
Views: 38128

Re: Left Field Brewery

I finally made it to the Liberty Village location today. Glad to see another brewery destination in LV. I tried the DiMaggio, which is a pale ale with fuggles and centennial. It is a colab with Volo, and it was so good I ordered a second. Fuggles is one of my favourite hops, and it is well showcase...
by BartOwl
Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Left Field Brewery
Replies: 53
Views: 38128

Re: Left Field Brewery

I finally made it to the Liberty Village location today. Glad to see another brewery destination in LV. I tried the DiMaggio, which is a pale ale with fuggles and centennial. It is a colab with Volo, and it was so good I ordered a second. Fuggles is one of my favourite hops, and it is well showcased...
by BartOwl
Mon Dec 18, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16963
Views: 3408396

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I just did a brewery crawl in the east end of Toronto. I started at Eastbound brewery, and I had a glass of their Hefeweizen. Sorry I can't remember the actual name of the beer,. However it was very tasty and well made to style. Highly recommended. Next we went to Saulter Street Brewery, where I had...
by BartOwl
Fri Dec 15, 2023 12:39 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 66
Views: 15318

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Thanks so much to Muskokan for sending me some free beer. I just received shipment this morning, so I had Lower West Side with my lunch. It is a shade darker than most west coast ipas, which I can appreciate some malt complexity. It definitely has the hop flavour to balance. It's taste starts off a ...
by BartOwl
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?
Replies: 66
Views: 15318

Re: What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

Let's not forget Nickelbrook Headstock. I also like Twice as Mad Tom (do they still make it?) and Karma Citra.
by BartOwl
Thu Sep 14, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Best Ontario pilsners
Replies: 14
Views: 4265

Re: Best Ontario pilsners

I like both Pilsner Urquell and Godspeed's offerings, but Pilsner Urquell is cheaper and easier to find. I did a side by side of PU and Godspeed's pilsner a while ago, and while different, I couldn't choose a favourite. They are both good.
by BartOwl
Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: UK update
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: UK update

Fuller's is another one I don't see around anymore. We used to get their double IPA, vintage ale, ESB, stout, and London Pride. I think as a replacement to London Pride, I have seen the Greene King Abbot Ale. Unfortunately, that one has little hop flavour, but the English yeast strain is nicely pres...
by BartOwl
Sun Aug 13, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: London, England pubs
Replies: 33
Views: 13827

Re: London, England pubs

They have a Wheatsheaf here too, which also dates to the 1800s. I stopped in for a pint.
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by BartOwl
Sun Aug 13, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: London, England pubs
Replies: 33
Views: 13827

Re: London, England pubs

Yes Landlord was good. I think I enjoyed hogs back traditional English ale even better, as it had a stronger hop taste. I also had a nice porter, which I cannot remember the name now. Fuller's ESB is also highly regarded. I also got to visit Castle Rock brewery in Nottingham. They had a nice pale al...