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diablo

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For light to moderate hangovers, it can make the difference between doing anything at all that morning or having to sleep until the PM.
 

diablo

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OV now comes in tallcans for a very reasonable $2.00 ($7.75 for 4).

I hope to see this fine beverage make its way into some Toronto music venues.

A wonderful day for lawnmower lager afficionados in Ontario. :D
 

derek

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when i was in my early 20s my buddies dad would only drink OV. he was trying to win a bass boat in some competition they were running.

 

diablo

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This one is also decent (and lemon), but not quite as good as the Lowenbrau:



This one's only at the LCBO, whereas the Lowenbrau one is Beer Store only.
 

diablo

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The Beer Store is revamping their stores, and one of the updates is getting rid of the wall with all of the beers/sizes at that location listed, and instead having a few (usually just two, actually) tablets linked to The Beer Store's website.

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

It's not so bad at the larger stores that have the walk-in refrigerated section open to the public, but at smaller stores, not only can you have just two people browsing at a time, but there's no way to simply view all of the beers at that location at once (and this is assuming that both tablets are in working order).

Good job, Toronto Star letter-writers! Pissing and moaning about "outdated" stores etc, and look what you got - a nice, modern orange wall instead of something that was actually useful.
 

[- FuNKtiOn -]

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Yeah, the Beer Store on Parliament had the tablets and its the stupidest thing. It takes so long to browse with all the swiping and such and you can't even search by beer type (like sort: IPAs vs Lagers etc). Then also think about who's grubby hands have touched that screen last. Not a great experience.

I admit, while have for the most part held strong with boycotting Beer Stores, the ones like Dufferin Mall where you can actually walk around in the chilled areas and browse is the best set up. Although LCBO seems to be stepping up their game on the chilled beer side of things, as the Royal York location just renovated to having a huge enclosed refrigerated beer section. Very impressive setup.
 

catilyst

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Good job, Toronto Star letter-writers! Pissing and moaning about "outdated" stores etc, and look what you got - a nice, modern orange wall instead of something that was actually useful.
You're laying the blame on the customers that asked for better options and not the retailer that chose a bone headed symbol of change?
 

[- FuNKtiOn -]

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One of my favourite new discoveries of the summer.
Grand River Pugnacious Pale Ale is a tasty APA, perfect for patios and day time session drinking with a nice sweetness yet still slightly bitter punch to it, coming in at a tame 4.5% ABV.

Their Curmudgeon IPA on the other hand was easily forgettable.
 

[- FuNKtiOn -]

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holy shit I never even realized that and I've drank a good 6-7 bottles of it.
I also now notice the bottle says 5.6%. Grand Rivers website says 4.5, but also shows an old (really ugly) label on the bottle.
 

diablo

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This beer is great:



Sawdust City is probably the best new Ontario brewery, IMO. A wide variety of beers, and consistently high quality.

Three standouts:
- Little Norway Pale Lager
- Gateway Kolsch
- Skinny Dipping Stout

The brewery is in my cottage town, so I'm able to get the freshest stuff consistently. :cool:
 

diablo

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I can't decide which magical elixir to take to the cottage this weekend.

Probably going to start with a cheap and cheerful base (Alpine and/or OV and/or Miller Lite), supplement with some Euro stuff (Karlovačko and/or Becks), add some cider for variety (Spirit Tree and/or Pommies) and perhaps visit Sawdust City while in Muskoka.
 
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