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by cboden
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 855
Views: 213312

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I''m not a brewer but the price is understandable. These DOUBLE barrel releases have spent like 18-26 months sitting in barrels adding costs related to storage and transfer while compounding the risk of spoilage. All while losing liquid volume to evaporation. Yup it's expensive but justified IMO. T...
by cboden
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: brewed.today
Replies: 15
Views: 4346

Re: brewed.today

Some updates on the site over the past year: I put together some statistics on beer releases over 2020, you can check it out here: http://brewed.today/articles/2020 There's a Twitter account that just tweets new beers and re-releases that haven't been seen in months: http://twitter.com/BrewedToday C...
by cboden
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 855
Views: 213312

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

I''m not a brewer but the price is understandable. These DOUBLE barrel releases have spent like 18-26 months sitting in barrels adding costs related to storage and transfer while compounding the risk of spoilage. All while losing liquid volume to evaporation. Yup it's expensive but justified IMO. T...
by cboden
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 623
Views: 195041

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Gleemer Imports wrote:It has been 2 months in the making, but we've finally had the order approved.
Ontario will be getting three significant online orders of 3 Fonteinen.
all 375 mL size.

Oude Geuze
Oude Kriek
Framboos

ETA would be late May


Amazing! Great job!
by cboden
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 145
Views: 57236

Re: Godspeed Brewery

I was recently surprised to see Godspeed in the LCBO, the Yuzu Saison. Excellent beer. I’m hoping a couple of the lagers make their way there as well. I did a summer order from Godspeed and the that Yuzu was a surprising highlight! All their stuff was quality, as expected, but that Yuzu took me by ...
by cboden
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 235925

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

A few recent stories related to alcohol laws here and abroad: Conservative MP pitches plan to allow alcohol sales across Canada by mail: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dan-albas-alcohol-sales-canada-post-1.5832748 This one is huge if it passes. I won't hold my breath, but I'm cautiously optimistic.
by cboden
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 208
Views: 48693

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I've had A through C now, A and B were decent but C was very underwhelming. Really all I'm left with from this exercise is, what's the point? None of these break any new ground for NB who already have a lineup of 3 year-round IPAs, and in the case of each one are hardly that different from Headstoc...
by cboden
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Storm Stayed
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Storm Stayed

The description for the box says "With eight unique styles curated by our brewers". I'm curious about the language "curated" here. Does this mean Storm Stayed didn't brew it themselves? Am I reading too much into this?
by cboden
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 2236

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

Yea I'm not sure why it's so limited here as there's clearly demand, but perhaps that's how they justify charging $23. I've seen it as low as $9.99 in the US so the rarity and price for us is definitely artificial. Perhaps they could still limit the bottles per person but offer more variants? Guess...
by cboden
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 235925

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

The LCBO is by far the worst place I've been in for people ignoring the directions on the aisles. No clue why. I went once at a busy time and it made me uncomfortable, so now I just go when I think it will be slow and it works fine. I've been in the LCBO twice since the pandemic started, both confu...
by cboden
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 2236

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

Devastating to have missed GI's Bourbon County Stout this year. Sold out already :( You're a week late. I think it sold out online in about 25 minutes. Less than that. I missed out on it and Muddy York's Inkwell this year. MY sold out of the Port cask in about 5 minutes and Sherry in 12. Both brewe...
by cboden
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Wellington
Replies: 17
Views: 1003

Re: Wellington

They have retail sales a the Burlington location. How do they get around that rule whereby you could only sell the beer at the location where it was brewed? that isnt a real rule Really!? Not doubting you, but there must be something about this. When the two Ryan's (Nickelbrook, Sawdust) did their ...
by cboden
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 145
Views: 57236

Re: Abbaye de Godspeed

Had the Godspeed "Nana" recently, brewed with Japanese shichimi spices and was really impressed. Didn't know what to expect, and it turned out to be one of my favourite beers of this summer. It's pretty intense, all these woody spices. A second can awaits me. The chili peppers are certain...
by cboden
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Barley Days Brewery
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Re: Barley Days Brewery

I had a fun experience with one of Barley Days beers recently. I did an online order from these guys last summer. All around solid beer. I order at least two of each; I'll try anything. One of these beers was called "Beach N' Wheat Reloaded". It was their wheat beer with cucumbers. I'm not...
by cboden
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 145
Views: 57236

Re: Godspeed Brewery

Fingers crossed that it tastes like Péché Mortel - Bourbon. Am I setting my expectations too high? :lol: I think so, this ain’t a cheater beer loaded with coffee. However it is delicious, quite smokey and complex with oak, vanilla, cola, fruity flavours all over. Godspeed made a lager version of Pe...

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