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I was about to write something about the crappy beer I had in Victoria this
weekend, but is anyone going to listen?




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Blake S wrote:

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One doesn't listen to the written word.

One reads it.

HTH.

What crappy beer would this be, and does this refer to Victoria, BC?

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On Jun 25, 1:11pm, yedyegiss <dee/gee/ess/0ne/3hree/zer0/zer0_@_gee/
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My newsreader stopped all of the posts to this group as of March 26.
Don't know why, must be Earthlink dropped it.

Yes, I'm talking about Victoria BC.  Went to Swans, Spinnakers, Canoe,
and Irish Times.  Couldn't get into Hugo's because of a private event.

Really dissapointed with Swans, they seen to have gone downhill
lately.  The IPA was harsh, lager, pale, arctic were weak and watery.
Scotch was good for the style (but I don't care for this style).  The
best was the berry ale, tasted like fresh fruit and light but well-
balanced.

Spinnakers had a couple of decent brews, but some were terrible, like
the stout.  The stout was like a sour mash mixed with water.  Very
little flavor, almost no carbonation, they should be ashamed to serve
this.  And this is what they called "Stout"?  They're going to confuse
a lot of locals.  Like Swans, there was a lot of very light non-
distinguished watered-down beer here.

Canoe did a better job of keeping their 4 beers clean.  But the pale,
wheat, and lager tasted similar to each other.  Any one of those will
quench your thirst on a hot day, but they are what other brewers would
call "transition" beers.  They have a brown which was good (and a
little light), and that was the darkest thing they had to offer.  No
IPA, Stout, Barleywine, Porter etc.

Irish Times is not a brewery, but they had 25-30 taps of slight
variations of English Bitters, light Pales, and macros.

I know that BC can make some great beers with character, Steamworks,
Yaletown, and one funky brewery in a warehouse with some crazy guy
brewing crazy stuff that doesn't always work but sometimes it does
(can't remember the name of this place, something like storm brewing
maybe?).  Those are the kind of breweries that will keep me coming
back for more.  It seems that Victoria's breweries are just too
conservative to try anything but a slightly more flavored version of a
macro.  I went to the Spinnakers store (which, by the way, is a
beauful store), and asked the clerk there for something interesting
with a lot of flavor.  There was a few cases of Rogue Mocha Porter
sitting there and I told him that I wanted something with similar
character from a local brewery.  He looked at me and basically said
that the Rogue porter was over-the-top, as if there couldn't possibly
be anything with as much flavor as that (note:  I drink Rogue fairly
often and think it's great, but I want to try something new).


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No one here but crickets.

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Are we sure it isn't from Time Warner and Verizon Online dumping this
newsfroup and we had to move to alternate methods?
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Well, that's more or less what happened to me.  I guess $60/month isn't
enough for those greedy bastards.

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   I'd trather listen to you write something about *good* beer,
but if crappy beer is all you had, let 'er rip.
--

Joel Plutchak                "Beer doesn't stain, if it's a light pilsner."
$LASTNAME at VERYWARMmail.com      - Sheldon Miller

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