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#81 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

^ Ya, that's better, Dukes never used the windows as doors. On a side note, Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear was the best ever casting move by Hollywood. Someone should get an Academy Award for that.

Yeah, well, you should keep that thing in a terrarium. Huggy Bear: Man, what the hell is a terrarium? Leon: What the f. is a terrarium? Lamell: A terrarium's an artificial ecosystem. It's designed to simulate Corky's natural habitat.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

Here is my Draft list so far, as you know nothing is in stone till its pouring!

Stanley park brew
Stanley park pilsner
Stanley park amber
Stanley park wit
Stanley park cider


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#83 OSJ

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

S/O and I are excited about this!

I have the pilsner, amber and Wit on tap already in the pub now.
just waiting on the cider.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

^ Ya, that's better, Dukes never used the windows as doors. On a side note, Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear was the best ever casting move by Hollywood. Someone should get an Academy Award for that.

Yeah, well, you should keep that thing in a terrarium. Huggy Bear: Man, what the hell is a terrarium? Leon: What the f. is a terrarium? Lamell: A terrarium's an artificial ecosystem. It's designed to simulate Corky's natural habitat.


I was thinking about a "hood slide" rather than a scramble.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

wood floors are being installed now. painting is underway, the bar top is finished and covered till we open, tv's and lighting will go up soon.
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#86 OSJ

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

heres a quick shot of the floors installed, they will get finished closer to the opening date. you can also see that the ceiling is almost done with paint and the wall paint has been started.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

Excellent will be imbibing there tonight!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

Any update, OSJ? I poked my head in when I was down there today, thought I might have seen you doing some trim at the back brick wall.
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#89 OSJ

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

Any update, OSJ? I poked my head in when I was down there today, thought I might have seen you doing some trim at the back brick wall.

i was actually hanging a projector screen back there, and hung the tv wall mounts yesterday.
the floors are being sanded and finished today and tomorrow, so we arent in there for a couple days. i will take some pics and update you guys tomorrow afternoon.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:39 AM

so here is a shot of the floors with some stain on them done today. They will still get a satin clear coat on them tomorrow.
My builders are working on my back bar this week while the floor guys are in there.
front section is tiled with a black slate and turned out great as well.
As for a opening date, I'm still waiting to hear back from the Liquor board. LOL


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

You have some nice beers on your list somewhere below but have you given any thought to bringing in some American craft beers? Even if you rotated two taps with US craft brews? That is something that is largely missing in Victoria and would be a great addition to an already great pub. Phillips, Driftwood and VIB are available everywhere in town and while they each have a couple of nice beers maybe 1-2 choices of each would be enough? Just my two cents.
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#92 Mike K.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:01 AM

Great idea, dba!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

You have some nice beers on your list somewhere below but have you given any thought to bringing in some American craft beers? Even if you rotated two taps with US craft brews? That is something that is largely missing in Victoria and would be a great addition to an already great pub. Phillips, Driftwood and VIB are available everywhere in town and while they each have a couple of nice beers maybe 1-2 choices of each would be enough? Just my two cents.
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Any suggestions? LDB would have to carry them, or it would be a bloody nightmare, methinks.

#94 OSJ

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:37 AM

had thought about it, there is a rep in town who brings in american stuff. it is so expensive to get over the border. that you guys would not want to pay the prices. as well as there is no support from the breweries for stuff like glassware, giveaways, etc...
we used to have a rotating Rogue line.
Plus, when possible i would rather keep our money here in Canada.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

^Yeah Cook St Village liquor has a nice selection of US craft beers, but I rarely buy them because they are so pricey. Buy two local beers for the price of one US instead.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

I'm having a Rogue right now, at the Craft Beer Market in Calgary, It's decent, but it was over nine bucks. Ouch.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

How about some US craft beer in bottles. I love the Acme IPA out of Fort Bragg CA. The Flying Beaver in Richmond carries it.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Hi all.

I didn't have any particular beers I'd like to see, just different stuff to the norm we get here. To be honest I don't really care for a large majority of the Phillips beer and to see 6 of their beers plus the stuff from Stanley Park (which again is ok at best) just doesn't make me excited. I love the idea of promoting local beers and I understand that the US stuff is pretty pricey but it also separates your pub from the others in town. There are only a few places I'm aware of to get something different, Clives, Spinnakers and Veneto and none of them has the really great pub vibe that GH does.

OSJ I also get the promos and glassware and other stuff you get with local...I was just throwing out my 2cents.

Anyhow happy to be able to join in the conversation.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:18 AM

How about some US craft beer in bottles. I love the Acme IPA out of Fort Bragg CA. The Flying Beaver in Richmond carries it.

i may carry some us craft beer in the btls at some point or off and on, but by doing my reno and installing a 44 beer draught system i am not really focusing on btl beer sales. I understand haviny something for everyone, but if you cant find a beer you like out of my selection thats unfortunate.
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