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Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale on tap?

katinky Sep 28, 2011 03:52 PM

Has anyone seen Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale on tap this year? The bottles have been on sale at the Summerhill LCBO for about two weeks now but I haven't had any success locating the much tastier draught.

I hear the McAuslan Pumpkin Ale is available on tap at Bar Volo and C'est What; a reasonable substitute but not my preference.

C'est What
67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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    SusanB RE: katinky Sep 28, 2011 05:01 PM

    What's it taste like? I find the idea kind of weird.

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      katinky RE: SusanB Sep 29, 2011 10:48 AM

      It's somewhat spicy (in the bottle you can taste cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg) but the spice doesn't overpower (and is a nice complement to) the pumpkin flavor. It's somewhat hoppy and slightly sweet. Hard to imagine all of flavours would taste so fantastic together, but it works.

    2. dannyboy RE: katinky Sep 29, 2011 08:48 AM

      The Local on Roncy has it

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        abigllama RE: dannyboy Sep 29, 2011 01:57 PM

        Had it for the first time at The Local last week and it's delish.

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        maple99 RE: katinky Sep 29, 2011 08:49 AM

        try Stout on Carlton St. E.
        It was there last week and probably still is, but call first if you want to be sure.

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          katinky RE: maple99 Sep 29, 2011 10:52 AM

          Great! Thanks. I'll be visiting both Stout and The Local Soon, i.e. Friday and Saturday :)

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            Truenorthdman RE: katinky Sep 29, 2011 11:52 AM

            I'm pretty sure that Squirly's on Queen street has it on but call first to check.

            807 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G1, CA

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              Truenorthdman RE: katinky Oct 21, 2011 07:33 PM

              Not sure if you have had any luck as of yet but Tequila Bookworm on Queen Street at Portland has it on tap. They have one of best selections of Ontario brewed micros on tap to boot!!!

              Tequila Bookworm
              512 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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            jmeggs RE: katinky Sep 29, 2011 11:52 AM

            Black Dice Cafe on Dundas has it, apparently.

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              fryerlover RE: katinky Oct 6, 2011 03:58 PM

              I'm not in Toronto and these places don't look farmilliar to me, but maybe you can give them a call to confirm if they have it.


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                jojobean RE: katinky Oct 28, 2011 06:29 PM

                Barque on Roncesvalles has it on tap

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                  gregclow RE: jojobean Oct 30, 2011 04:50 AM

                  Unless something changed recently, Barque carries only McAuslan beers on tap. So what you saw there was probably the St. Ambroise Pumpkin Ale, not the Great Lakes.

                2. aser RE: katinky Oct 28, 2011 07:33 PM

                  try southern tier pumking, available as a halloween seasonal in LCBO.

                  1. PoppiYYZ RE: katinky Oct 30, 2011 07:10 AM

                    Saw it at The Local last week (great pub). Never liked or understood these flavoured beers though. Long live the Reinheitsgebot. ;-)

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