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Old 05-02-2014, 07:09 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Looks cool. Never seen that one.

I'm having one of these that i got down south.

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^ It's alright I was expecting better..
Chocolate peanut butter stout! that sounds very good
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That kentucky bastard really kicked my ass yesterday. It was delicious, especially as it warmed up a bit, and i certainly drank it slow enough to allow it to warm up. But at 10% it just hit hard anyways.

I love the amazing brews you see in big bottles. But i really wish so much of the craft brewing marketplace wasn't moving in that direction. Those bottles cost a lot, with the prices going up, and i don't usually like to drink that much in one go. So it ends up feeling like i'm paying more for more than i want to drink, unless i have someone over. Small bottles would be great.

The trend looks to be in fuller effect in the US. I saw a ton of big bottles that were priced at 15-20 bucks US. That's crazy shit. So many were really hard to resist, but man it really adds up, even at 8-10 dollars a go.
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That kentucky bastard really kicked my ass yesterday. It was delicious, especially as it warmed up a bit, and i certainly drank it slow enough to allow it to warm up. But at 10% it just hit hard anyways.

I love the amazing brews you see in big bottles. But i really wish so much of the craft brewing marketplace wasn't moving in that direction. Those bottles cost a lot, with the prices going up, and i don't usually like to drink that much in one go. So it ends up feeling like i'm paying more for more than i want to drink, unless i have someone over. Small bottles would be great.

The trend looks to be in fuller effect in the US. I saw a ton of big bottles that were priced at 15-20 bucks US. That's crazy shit. So many were really hard to resist, but man it really adds up, even at 8-10 dollars a go.
Yup definitely sometimes I just go for couple of different smaller bottles than one big that cost 10 and up. Paying that much money for beer that you might not even like once you try is silly. They should either get smaller bottles or at least sample them in the stores (they don't really sample craft beers)
On the side note I was on vacation in Lithuania couple of years ago, and visited bunch of small local breweries. It really was an amazing experience.
Some of the warm beers, and Baltic porters were some of the best brews I've ever tried. Planing to take couple days of work and have a trip around Ontario to some local breweries this summer, any suggestions?
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Yup definitely sometimes I just go for couple of different smaller bottles than one big that cost 10 and up. Paying that much money for beer that you might not even like once you try is silly. They should either get smaller bottles or at least sample them in the stores (they don't really sample craft beers)
On the side note I was on vacation in Lithuania couple of years ago, and visited bunch of small local breweries. It really was an amazing experience.
Some of the warm beers, and Baltic porters were some of the best brews I've ever tried. Planing to take couple days of work and have a trip around Ontario to some local breweries this summer, any suggestions?
It's a great idea. Can't really offer suggestions. I'm sure any would be fun. I did a tour of Upper Canada breweries more than 20 years ago. It was great. I don't even know if the same brewery even exists anymore.
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this stuff's grub, ya'll are missing out

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Imagine if Guinness tasted really, really good. That's was Terminator Stout is.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:33 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Wanted to go to a good beer bar last night, I heard a lot of great things about ''C'est what'', so went there with my friends for the first time. And thought it was meh.. not all that happy with the waitress who served us, she seemed hesitant to tell us her name when we asked (kinda gave us that look ''ugh wtf do you want'') and had no intention to make it seem like we are worth any of her time, I get it it's busy, but you should put some effort to get better than basic tip..
The beer selection was pretty good, but nothing special either. Don't think I will go back, Loose Moose is much better overall imo. Rhino for beer selection, and if you are looking for great service Joey beside Eaton center is the place to go.

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I just discovered the beeradvocate website. It lead me to trying some tasty local beers I probably wouldn't have tried otherwise. I'm not sure how much credence I'm going to put into the "top 250" reviews on this site because I think there's probably a large population density bias to the reviews. But it has been a good tool to learn about the different styles of beers and the Victoria brewery reviews are probably pretty accurate.

Numbskull | Lighthouse Brewing Company | Victoria, BC, Canada | BeerAdvocate

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Thanks Beans, I will take a look
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An interesting read about the sad realities of being a craft brewer in ontario.

LCBO bureaucracy forces craft brewers into Beer Store
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Craft Beer Passport offers discounted pints in Toronto
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Now that I live close to Peterborough, this is my beer of choice.

The Publican House

Welcome to The Publican House Brewery

So happy to have a quality brewer close to me. My fav is the Square Nail. Hoppy and bitter. House Ale is also very easy to drink.

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got a six pack of this, soooo good. Love Belgian beer!
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A great summer beer.

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Old 07-05-2014, 02:29 PM   #100 (permalink)
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A good read on the stupidity of the beer store retail system in ontario. It's pathetic that nothing can get done politically. Money over democracy once again.

Why Ontario craft brewers want a Beer Store alternative | canada.com

Amazed to see the growth of craft beer in the BC market. And 50% of the market share in Portland is taken up by craft beer - whoa.
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