Canada Black Creek or How to kill a brewery in 3 easy steps.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by rudge75, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. rudge75

    rudge75 Initiate (43) Mar 12, 2003 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Any of you Toronto fellows been out to Black Creek lately?

    The lot attendant told us last week that it's come from on high that they no longer let folks park and go to the brewery or restaurant (which I hear is pretty good) without:
    Paying for parking - $7
    Paying for entrance to the park - $23

    So for a single person, it'll be $30 just to return a growler and maybe get another one to go. We had three in the car ($76 including the parking).

    Does this make sense to anyone?
     
  2. liamt07

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,286) Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Absolutely not. And when you're in the 'brewery,' the service is terrible, the beers are mediocre at their absolute best and the growlers to go have been flat as water (from my experience).
     
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  3. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Uh, buh bye.
     
  4. yasky

    yasky Disciple (340) Dec 21, 2008 Ontario (Canada)
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    I'd speak to somebody at the brewery about that as it is probably (hopefully) a misinformed lot attendant.

    Having said that I don't really see a reason to visit in the first place unless you have family stuck in York's administration building and need to kill what's going to be a 3 hour wait.
     
  5. pieman25

    pieman25 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2010 Ontario (Canada)

    That sounds pretty bad, I had no idea that it ran like that, I've had some of their bottled stuff and really liked it though - their pumpkin ale, and I believe they had a porter and a dark ale and I liked both of them, this was a WHILE ago though
     
  6. TheHammer

    TheHammer Champion (853) Feb 15, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    I've not been impressed with Black Creek at all. Now to be fair, their Rye ale was one of my firsts, and I later decided that style wasn't my cup of tea, but their Dray Horse Ale wasn't anything special. I got their pumpkin ale in the fridge, we'll see how it goes.
     
  7. TheHammer

    TheHammer Champion (853) Feb 15, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    Almost forgot about this one.

    The Pumpkin Ale got drain poured because the beer was completely flat, and I mean flat. After I had emptied out 1/4 of the bottle and got no head, I straight down poured and got no head or any signs of carbonation in the body.
     
  8. TerryW

    TerryW Poo-Bah (1,595) Jul 28, 2003 Ontario (Canada)

    I'm still stunned that Black Creek doesn't display any of that nasty Trafalgar funk.
     
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