HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #641  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 8:17 PM
TorontoDrew's Avatar
TorontoDrew TorontoDrew is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Riverside/Sunshine Coast
Posts: 3,259
Mad and Noisey = Instant Headache for me. Way too hoppy for my liking.
__________________
I'm insidious! LOL
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #642  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 8:18 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
Then I've probably made a horrible mistake.

But I bought blind this time. Usually I snap a pic of the selection and get Marty or Ayreonaut to pick for me lol
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #643  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 8:22 PM
TorontoDrew's Avatar
TorontoDrew TorontoDrew is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Riverside/Sunshine Coast
Posts: 3,259
Well I find hoppy ales give me a headache. Mad and Noisey is a pretty popular beer in Toronto now on tap.
__________________
I'm insidious! LOL
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #644  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 8:56 PM
niwell's Avatar
niwell niwell is offline
you go on ahead
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Parkdale, Toronto
Posts: 7,146
I personally don't care for mad and noisey - it's an odd tasting hoppy lager. Also technically not a craft beer as it is brewed by Creemore.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #645  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 9:56 PM
Marty_Mcfly's Avatar
Marty_Mcfly Marty_Mcfly is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 2,946
I also don't care for the Hops & Bolts. I find it pretty bland.

Just picked up the Yellowbelly St. Paddy's Day Pale Ale, like Sig has. Gonna try it soon. Looks like they've settled on single-hopped American pale ales as their St. Patrick's day seasonal. This year, they've gone with Sorachi Ace hops. Could be good. Will update shortly
__________________
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."
-Christopher Hitchens
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #646  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 10:54 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
I like it a lot. I've never experienced this taste before. The aftertaste is the best part. It is a bit grassy, or was at first. But I've enjoyed it.
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #647  
Old Posted Mar 10, 2017, 11:54 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
Dirty Old Town is fun. It doesn't have as many layers as that Yellowbelly, but it's still good - at least as far removed from local macros like India and Blackhorse as, say, Smoke's is from homefries and tin gravy.

I kinda don't want to like Halifax beer as much as I do. But, there it is.
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #648  
Old Posted Mar 11, 2017, 12:05 AM
Marty_Mcfly's Avatar
Marty_Mcfly Marty_Mcfly is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 2,946
Quote:
Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker View Post
I like it a lot. I've never experienced this taste before. The aftertaste is the best part. It is a bit grassy, or was at first. But I've enjoyed it.
I'm struggling with whether or not I like it. It has a great malt backbone, and it screams Yellowbelly in flavor. But the lemon-y hops aren't really going so well with the dominant biscuit-y malt flavor. One sip it tastes pretty good, and the next sip I want to dump it down the sink. Really can't decide how I feel.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker View Post
Dirty Old Town is fun. It doesn't have as many layers as that Yellowbelly, but it's still good - at least as far removed from local macros like India and Blackhorse as, say, Smoke's is from homefries and tin gravy.

I kinda don't want to like Halifax beer as much as I do. But, there it is.
Dirty 'ol Town is pretty good, I have two more left in the fridge. Halifax is the beer capital of Atlantic Canada, for sure. Garrison is good, but I hear it doesn't even compare to some other microbreweries in the city like Good Robot. I haven't been to Halifax since the craft beer craze hit, last time I was there Keith's was pretty much the only local beer you could get.
__________________
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."
-Christopher Hitchens
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #649  
Old Posted Mar 11, 2017, 2:34 AM
niwell's Avatar
niwell niwell is offline
you go on ahead
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Parkdale, Toronto
Posts: 7,146
I sorta want to come to Nfld to drink with you guys - kind of not joking. I'd bring some nice Ontario craft beers too!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #650  
Old Posted Mar 11, 2017, 3:12 PM
Marty_Mcfly's Avatar
Marty_Mcfly Marty_Mcfly is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 2,946
Quote:
Originally Posted by niwell View Post
I sorta want to come to Nfld to drink with you guys - kind of not joking. I'd bring some nice Ontario craft beers too!
If you're ever in St. John's just let us know, we'll take you out for beer (and more beer)
__________________
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."
-Christopher Hitchens
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #651  
Old Posted Mar 11, 2017, 4:23 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
Yeah, absolutely!
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #652  
Old Posted Mar 11, 2017, 6:06 PM
someone123's Avatar
someone123 someone123 is offline
hähnchenbrüstfiletstüc
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 17,965
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly View Post
Dirty 'ol Town is pretty good, I have two more left in the fridge. Halifax is the beer capital of Atlantic Canada, for sure. Garrison is good, but I hear it doesn't even compare to some other microbreweries in the city like Good Robot. I haven't been to Halifax since the craft beer craze hit, last time I was there Keith's was pretty much the only local beer you could get.
There has been a handful of smaller breweries in the the city for as long as I can remember but the variety has definitely increased over the past 5 years. There is also more of a focus in local restaurants and pubs on serving craft beer from the city and around the region. Stillwell is a prime example of this.

Some other small breweries that have been around for a while in Halifax are Propeller and Granite. Granite Brewery started in the 80's and Propeller started in the 90's. Rogue's Roost was around for a long time as a brewpub but closed down a couple years ago. These days there are about a dozen craft brewers in the city (Keith's not included).

NS Craft Brewers' association: http://nscraftbeer.ca/members/

I visited Good Robot a couple months ago and thought it was great.
__________________
flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #653  
Old Posted Mar 11, 2017, 10:08 PM
Proof Sheet Proof Sheet is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 964
Quote:
Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker View Post
A Shane McGowan/Dubliners/Ewan MacColl inspired beer
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #654  
Old Posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:31 PM
urbandreamer's Avatar
urbandreamer urbandreamer is online now
recession proof
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: @renderpornstar - twitter
Posts: 1,295
Feeling inspired by all this snow, I'm currently enjoying a http://www.gib.ca/beer/lions-winter-ale/ and dreaming of driving that awesome road between Port Renfrew and Cowichan Lake again....
__________________
I'd rather be homeless than live in a condo...but I do like watching attractive ones get built...like Woodwards, 42 in Waterloo, and anything by Daoust/Saucier+Perotte/Nomade/aA/Teeple
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #655  
Old Posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:52 PM
Drybrain Drybrain is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by someone123 View Post
There has been a handful of smaller breweries in the the city for as long as I can remember but the variety has definitely increased over the past 5 years. There is also more of a focus in local restaurants and pubs on serving craft beer from the city and around the region. Stillwell is a prime example of this.

Some other small breweries that have been around for a while in Halifax are Propeller and Granite. Granite Brewery started in the 80's and Propeller started in the 90's. Rogue's Roost was around for a long time as a brewpub but closed down a couple years ago. These days there are about a dozen craft brewers in the city (Keith's not included).

NS Craft Brewers' association: http://nscraftbeer.ca/members/

I visited Good Robot a couple months ago and thought it was great.
Unfiltered is really, really good, if you haven't tried them yet. Their North Street pub, Charm School is a bit austere, but the beer is genuinely on par with the best American micros.

The new Two Crews brewery is good too.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #656  
Old Posted Mar 17, 2017, 6:36 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
So excited.

__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #657  
Old Posted Mar 17, 2017, 7:16 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
Wow, it's strong. I was legitimately buzzed and on to the Newfoundland folk songs on Youtube before even finishing my first.

I'm torn. I heard it was the best so I was expecting a completely new experience as we've never had anything like this available here before.

But it's not THAT different. It is VERY good, but I'd put it in the same category as the Vache, or even a really good summer evening Guinness. The flavour of the Port Rexton one, even, was somehow... more layered.

But at the same time, it's easily one of the most delicious beers I ever had. I guess I'm imagining the range between average and best is broader than it actually is.

Or I'm just a peasant and can't appreciate the range. Oh well, I'm serenading the neighbours either way. lol

Video Link
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #658  
Old Posted Mar 17, 2017, 9:31 PM
niwell's Avatar
niwell niwell is offline
you go on ahead
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Parkdale, Toronto
Posts: 7,146
Those are both excellent choice! And quite strong, to say the least.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #659  
Old Posted Mar 17, 2017, 9:36 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 23,657
Hi.
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #660  
Old Posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:06 AM
Ayreonaut's Avatar
Ayreonaut Ayreonaut is offline
EVDS MPlan Student
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Turner Valley, AB
Posts: 11,983
Man, I never check in to this thread anymore because I can brag to the St. John's boys on FB and I can see niwell's drinks on untappd. It's just easier to take a phone pic and send it on those apps than to host & post.

Anyway, St. Paddy's weekend was also a friend's bachelorette-but-not-really weekend and 10 of us got an Airbnb in Banff and went hard until 4am two nights in a row. Many beers were drank; many beers were forgotten. I believe I remember Driftwood's Black Stone Porter being my favourite of the weekend. Also, my girlfriend has gotten into barley wine lately. So proud!
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:13 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.