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Sept. 29, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
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Post pix of your commuter bike.

Feb. 16, 2015, 12:17 p.m.
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Beer

Molson Coors profit misses estimates as beer sales fall
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/molson-coors-results-idINL4N0VK59320150210

People are still buying beer, just not the beer M/C makes.

Why don't they try making the beer people want to drink? :beer:

Haha, yeah it's comical to watch these macros react to the falling sales. They truly believe that it all comes down to marketing, not the product itself. What a bizarre way to view the world.

Feb. 11, 2015, 11:59 a.m.
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RIP - Natural High

Paving over a couple acres isn't a big deal to local residents, but a trail that redirects some water flow and lightly damages tree roots is an abomination.

Dec. 16, 2014, 4:01 p.m.
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Beer

Also, there are some killer saisons out of Quebec. That claim just can't hold water I'm afraid.

Dec. 11, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
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If it hasn't been mentioned, Moon brewery (Vic) has a Saison that may very well be the best Saison brewed in Canada

Not in bottles though; look for it on tap.

I would be very surprised if it beats out Four Winds saison brett or sovereign saison! But if you're talking standard, non-BA and non-soured saison, then the competition reduces

Dec. 11, 2014, 12:13 p.m.
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Beer

Picked up a few of the Persephone Barleywine that hit shelves this week, looking forward to cracking one open to see how it is fresh. Being that they are consistently among the best beers BC produces, I have high hopes. Really hoping it's a UK recipe.

Brassneck DIXmas IPA is good but not as good as last year. Worth a growler, though.

Drank some nice beers last night - 2013 Bourbon County Barleywine, 2013 Java Eclipse, 2014 Hill Farmstead Sue, 2014 Hill Farmstead Peleg, and others. Was a very good time. Like all BCB variants, the BCBBW was crazy sweet but crazy boozy, and it just worked like a charm.

Dec. 2, 2014, 12:16 p.m.
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Beer

There are hundreds of amazing sour beers out there. There are hundreds of pretty bad ones too, though. Definitely an important sector of good beer.

Last year's Advent calender sucked so there was no way I was buying another. A Nogne beer to start is a vast improvement over last year already.

Nov. 26, 2014, 1:17 p.m.
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Beer

Four Winds Saison Brett (Batch 2) and Sovereign Super Saison are quite likely the best saisons that Canada has produced to date. They are easily in the top tier of saisons internationally too, they aren't even put to shame against a Hill Farmstead.

Speaking of best in Canada, LTM barrel aged Porter Baltique hitting stores this week.

Nov. 19, 2014, 12:20 p.m.
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Beer

Driftwood's Entangled is very tasty. A great white IPA.

I have been pretty disappointed with all the north van breweries… Black Kettle stuff is borderline gross, Deep Cove is totally meh, Green Leaf is not very good, and Bridge is decent but not noteworthy.

But between Brassneck, Four Winds, and Yellow Dog I couldn't ask for more great local beer anyway.

Nov. 19, 2014, 12:17 p.m.
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Municipal Elections 2015

I have had my daily life impacted quite significantly by the changes made in Vancouver under Gregor's hand (and most of them good things) so I definitely consider voting to be extremely important to me. If you really don't want to have any say in matters then I guess that's fine, but to not vote because you don't like the system is just dumb. Using no system is not better than using a flawed system. I feel like municipal government has much more effect on my life than provincial and federal governments (good thing too, since the ones in power are the ones I'd never vote for)

Oct. 24, 2014, 12:12 p.m.
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PUMPKIN BEERS

I'm not necessarily for or against pumpkin as an adjunct in beer but it's not a winning ingredient. It's the spice mix that does more good (or harm) anyway.

I find most pumpkin beers are just boring bases with a bit of pumpkin spice added, so naturally the result is meh. Give me a well-made and gently spiced pumpkin barleywine winter warmer, and I bet I'd dig it. However, the vast majority of pumpkin beers are made as marketing devices towards those without decent palates.

I have such a thing in the fridge-Almanac Heirloom Barleywine. Supposedly it's very good, looking forward to cracking.

Oct. 21, 2014, 12:14 p.m.
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Yellow Dog continues to blow minds with their smoked porter. Knocking every brew they do out of the park, it seems. Not to be a city snob, but it's especially surprising coming from a dog-themed brewery out of PoMo. :D

I have been out of the game for a bit due to a cold but picked up 4W's latest, Sovereign Saison, and a couple of the To Ol bottles that landed recently that sound amazing-sherry and cognac barrel-aged porter and white wine barrel-aged saison brett. Winning on paper, for sure.

Oct. 15, 2014, 11:25 a.m.
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Got some stiff competition with Yellow Dog in the hood… man, they have been consistently awesome, especially that IPA. Greater Vancouver's best IPA's are all made in the 'burbs.

Sept. 30, 2014, 12:13 p.m.
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Beer

I don't think you can compare Sartori to Hildegard. They are trying to do totally different things.
Having said that, i LOVE Hilde.

Sartori was at first unimpressive to me, but after a few tries i kinda love the subtlety of it. Pretty rare in our hop-heavy days!

They aren't the same thing, but Hilde was hitting the spot a lot more.

That said, what RATCHET was saying is totally accurate last year and again this year, too. I had another Sartori last night and it's noticeably improved since a week ago. I have two more and will be waiting 1 and 2 more weeks respectively. I got a lot more citrus and body yesterday than I had on the first bottle, which was a little vegetal.

Sept. 30, 2014, noon
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NBR Decide My Life: Hardwood vs. Laminate

Whoa, forgot about this thread for a while there. Thanks for all the feedback, it is helpful though the crowd is split.

UPDATE: This is the brand, though I am not finding much in the way of hard facts on the website, just marketing. http://www.torlys.com/hardwood/summit/summit-designer

Anyone have experience with Torlys stuff? I am expecting the laminate option would also be from them.

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