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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: 1882

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: 1882

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: 57
Views: 6960

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: 47
Views: 34488

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: 47
Views: 34488

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: 16950
Views: 3117318

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: 57
Views: 6960

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: 57
Views: 6960

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: 2918

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: 1345

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: 12923

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: 12923

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...
by BartOwl
Thu Aug 10, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: London, England pubs
Replies: 33
Views: 12923

Re: London, England pubs

I am reviving an old thread, as I am currently in London, England. Since I am staying in SOHO downtown, there are plenty of pubs with an excellent selection of beer, including cask ales often. I won't ask for recommendations as there are lots of decent pubs. It is first time here, and the beer cultu...
by BartOwl
Wed Mar 15, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: 2023 LCBO Summer Release
Replies: 33
Views: 14424

Re: 2023 LCBO Summer Release

Originally, Kriek Boon was a great unsweetened lambic. Last time I tried a plain Kriek Boon, a few years ago at a bar, I found it was sweetened an much less complex. It seems their Marriage Parfait brand are their authentic lambics now. I hope the Kriek Boon the LCBO brings in is like the original, ...
by BartOwl
Thu Mar 02, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5283
Views: 1850780

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Not seeing this on the LCBO website but an interesting Saison available now for $7.05 for a corked 375 ml bottle. Collaboration between Blaugies and Hill Farmstead. Haven't tried it yet but looks promising. https://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=201329 I found this at the LCB...