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by S. St. Jeb
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5106
Views: 1446769

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Willibald now has a listing in the LCBO.

https://www.lcbo.com/en/willibald-export-lager-30289

I haven't had anything from them before. This is an interesting one as it is a lager, but clocks in at 6.5%
by S. St. Jeb
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Breweries Selling outside beers
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Breweries Selling outside beers

Maybe as long as a food item is included? I think this is it. A $1.00 bag of chips will do. As I understand it, the law changed during COVID to help restaurants by allowing them to add alcohol to take-out orders. This is an exploitation of that law. I find it really stupid. If you are going to allo...
by S. St. Jeb
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Lake of the Woods
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Lake of the Woods

Saw this story on CBN about Lake of the Woods aging a beer by actually putting in the lake "for six months under 20 feet of ice in water with temperatures ranging between 4° and 10° Celsius".

I hope they don't have the same problem this cheese maker did many years ago (link). :D
by S. St. Jeb
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 17480

Re: Vancouver Updates

Perhaps the unintended side effect of so much choice and quality is that we're not blown away as much anymore; an excellent beer is the default, if that makes sense. Hard to complain about that though... You've hit the nail on the head. There have been many times in recent years that I've tried a b...
by S. St. Jeb
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 42
Views: 17480

Re: Vancouver Updates

seangm wrote: Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:57 am Central City Red Racer was a favourite of mine too
Oh man, you just brought back a memory for me of being in Calgary in 2011 and having this. I thought it was out of this world.
by S. St. Jeb
Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards

Tapsucker wrote: Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:24 pmNice to see a spruce tip entry. I haven't seen that as an adjunct in quite some time. Done well, it's really nice. I think Garrison is the last I have seen and that's been a while.
Yes indeed!!
by S. St. Jeb
Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards

Tapsucker wrote: Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:24 pm I'm surprised there isn't a dust up over the name Gladstone Brewing. Perhaps it's seen as fitting with the allegations of labour practices in the industry.
Sorry, not sure what you are referring to.
by S. St. Jeb
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: 2022 B.C. Beer Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 209

2022 B.C. Beer Awards

There's always a question about how meaningful these awards are - see comments below that are posted in " Ontario Brewing Awards 2021 " But I found a couple of things interesting in this story " Here are the winners of the 2022 B.C. Beer Awards ". 1) I think the number of entries...
by S. St. Jeb
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16923
Views: 2658291

Re: What're you drinking right now?

According to Wellington Brewery, today is International Stout Day. Who knew? (I didn't).

But I'll participate. I will be having a Henderson Export Stout this evening.
by S. St. Jeb
Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Muskoka Brewery
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Muskoka Brewery

Lots of activity in the industry recently. Here's more.

Muskoka Brewery Acquires Rally Beer Company
by S. St. Jeb
Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Spearhead Brewing Company
Replies: 15
Views: 4901

Re: Spearhead Brewing Company

Despite all the negative comments above, these guys are still going strong. I've made two on-line orders from them this year, and while I'll skip the details, I wanted to give a shout out to Stephanie Whittaker for great customer service. I want to give another shout out to Spearhead's customer ser...
by S. St. Jeb
Tue Oct 18, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Developments in yeast
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Developments in yeast

There is an article on new developments in yeast that may interest some of you.

https://www.canadianbeernews.com/2022/1 ... e-out-now/

http://poured.ca/issues/2022/fall/#p=27