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From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Kegging
Date: 1989-11-10 18:18:34 GMT

> I have just started kegging my beer using 5 gallon syrup canisters. Does
> anyone know of an inexpensive source of new and/or used kegs? I recently
> received a catalog from Braukunst which seems to have pretty decent prices as
> well as a wide variety of kegging related merchandise, but I was wondering if
> anyone has had any luck getting kegs from a local soft drink
> bottler/supplier.

A few years ago, I approached the owner of the snack bar in a building that I
used to work in. He agreed to sell me a couple of cornelius' for his deposit:
$25 at the time. I could use one more, so one of these days I'll check to see
if he's still agreeable to the idea.

You might try the same thing in your area.

--Doug

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Los Alamos National Laboratory |I can resist anything
Box 1663, MS F-602 | except temptation.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 | ...
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Date: Fri, 10 Nov 89 11:24:25 MST
From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Is homebrew a bargain?

I also brew because I enjoy making great beers. But some how the fact that my
$1.68/six-pack brew tasts better than the $7.00 store-bought variety makes it
even more fun!

--Doug

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Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |I can resist anything
Box 1663, MS F-602 | except temptation.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 | ...
(505)667-4569 |Oscar Wilde
dzzr@lanl.gov |
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Date: Fri, 10 Nov 89 14:22:42 EST
From: Ken Darcovich <050235%UOTTAWA.bitnet@ugw.utcs.utoronto.ca>
Subject: How to enjoy Toronto.

Yo! So someone with a refined palate for beer would like to exercise this
virtue in Toronto. I have lived in Toronto in the past and visit there about
once a month. As far as brewpubs go, I'm not sure that there are too many.
The popularity of microbrewing seems to have come from the west to the east,
and then hesitantly to Canada. Anyhow, there are two I know of, the Amsterdam
and the Rotterdam, both owned by the same people, so visiting just one of them
will suffice. On the other hand, there are several very good craft brewers in
Southern Ontario. Try:

Upper Canada Brewery - Toronto
Brick - Peterborough
Wellington County - Guelph? Waterloo?
Halton - Milton
Unicorn - Mississauga? Oakville?
Sleeman's - Guelph
Connor's - Mississauga
Ottawa Valley - Ottawa

The people at Upper Canada are very accommodating and knowledgeable, and
likely if you look them up and call them, someone there should be able to give
you more up to date information about the local microbrewing scene, including
brewpubs. There are more than the two I mentioned, but I can't name them
offhand.

Being prudish Ontario, don't expect beer at a Leafs game. Toronto is a safe,
clean and friendly place as long as you don't make fun of the Blue Jays.

Ken.

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