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by BartOwl
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

[So, to circle back, would there be an award winning stock ale? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: deep breath :lol: :lol: :lol: But maybe the hipster trends of drinking 50 or Black Label might reawaken the conversation. Personally, I would nominate Northern Ale as a good candidate. Wo...
by BartOwl
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

I remember going to a home brew conference with Stephen Beaumont and Michael Jackson were guest speakers there. (I got to meet both of them later on.) As I recall, Stephen mentioned at the time (in the 90s), Canada had a twice bigger per capita craft beer market than the states. This has of course c...
by BartOwl
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?
Replies: 23
Views: 1414

Re: Would beers from the past be highly regarded today?

I agree with much that has been said here. Regarding Canadian beer, we had some good ones in days gone by (Dragon's Breath Pale Ale, Gritstone, Conners Best Bitter, ....). However, I remember that the now dead famous beer author Michael Jackson (not the singer) never gave Canada a five star beer. At...
by BartOwl
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Kensington Brewery
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Kensington Brewery

I stopped in at this brewery over the weekend. I got to try their barley wine, ESB and dark IPA. All were good, and made well to style, but nothing amazing. Worth the visit, and I am glad I went there.

Cheers.
by BartOwl
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16916
Views: 2627817

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Joe Blo Bohemian Pilsner for the Joseph Bloor Brewery. Excellent. Lots of flavour bursting out of this one, including a lager-like bready maltiness and an assertive Saaz presence. It is well balanced and on style.
by BartOwl
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5075
Views: 1424850

Re: Orval the hills and far away...

Yes. I did notice the Orval was not as strong as I remembered it. Still a great beer, but being inconsistent isn't necessarily a bad thing. Not as strong in what way? Taste, alcohol, funk? For me, it didn't have as much of the barnyard funk as I remembered. It was still a good beer, though I would ...
by BartOwl
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5075
Views: 1424850

Re: Orval the hills and far away...

Yes. I did notice the Orval was not as strong as I remembered it. Still a great beer, but being inconsistent isn't necessarily a bad thing.
by BartOwl
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5075
Views: 1424850

Re: De Dolle Stille Nacht

Stille Nacht should start to appear on shelves by next week. First bottle of this. wonderful. The kind of BSA I do not tire of, probably favor this over Chimay Bleu, Rochefort 8 and the like (which are of course great in themselves.) Thank you Gleemer for your assiduous curatorship of these exempla...
by BartOwl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16916
Views: 2627817

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Collective Arts Toronto small batch brew: Luminous Sound an NE IPA collab with Town brewery. Nice hop flavour. They also have three other IPAs brewed in Toronto, two of which I picked up. I have not tried those two yet.
by BartOwl
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Persian Empire
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Persian Empire

$2.25 for 473 ml cans is pretty inexpensive, including the imperial ipa. I wonder if you get your money's worth.
by BartOwl
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16916
Views: 2627817

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Recently: Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopped (Amazing!) Boon Framboise (Unfortunately, not a traditional lambic. This has been sweetened.) Aventinus Eisbock (Also amazing) Hop City Boxcar Bock (Not bad) Muskoka's Munich to my Ears (Very good) I think the Munich is done for the season. I haven't seen it...
by BartOwl
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16916
Views: 2627817

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Recently:
Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopped (Amazing!)
Boon Framboise (Unfortunately, not a traditional lambic. This has been sweetened.)
Aventinus Eisbock (Also amazing)
Hop City Boxcar Bock (Not bad)
Muskoka's Munich to my Ears (Very good)
by BartOwl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16916
Views: 2627817

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I was just at Liberty Commons Big Rock Brewery. First off, I had their table saison. Honestly, it was king of bland, and only had a little bit of the saison taste. Next was their hazy IPA (I think it was called 'ask me later'). This had plenty of hop flavour, with tropical fruit tastes. It's right u...
by BartOwl
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 38
Views: 13313

Re: Grand River Brewing

I remember drinking Gritstone fondly, as well as Conner's Best Bitter, Wellington Best Bitter, and who can forget Dragon's Breath Pale Ale. DBPA was a very hoppy beer for the time. How times have changed.
by BartOwl
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3108
Views: 966673

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Aventinus is excellent. Recently, I had Northern Maverick Hefeweizen, and it packed a flavourful punch of well made German wheat beer taste. I will have to try the Godspeed one sometime.