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by Spab
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 276
Views: 72844

Small brewers across Ontario will also be allowed to sell beer on-site at all their locations, no matter how small, which was previously restricted Sell beer, or sell *their own beer*? If the former - big win. I would bet 100:1 against it being the former. It's the latter - see final recommendation...
by Spab
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer boutique
Replies: 53
Views: 12026

That said - how come Quebec gets away with allowing convenience stores to carry Quebec products? Did that pre-date NAFTA? Quebec is grandfathered in relation to wine in "grocery stores" by the Canada-US FTA (the provision right after private wine stores in Ontario and BC) - paragraph 3 of...
by Spab
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Buying beer in the U.S. (Questions about duty/taxes, etc.)
Replies: 24
Views: 5199

The LCBO website would seem to suggest it's theoretically quite pricey when you add up the duty ($0.3122/litre), border levy ($0.676/litre) and HST (13%). See the first table ("Accompanied Importations") here: http://www.lcbo.com/contactus/importing.shtml Or is this some creative math to m...
by Spab
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Online Ordering
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Is it legal to purchase alcohol online and have it shipped to Ontario. Not if you're the LCBO. Otherwise, yes. The (federal) Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act says, Notwithstanding any other Act or law, no person shall import, send, take or transport, or cause to be imported, sent, taken or t...
by Spab
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Atlantic Canada beer guide
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

The Port Gastro Pub sounds good... anyone been? http://www.theportpub.com/ I'd definitely agree that it's a must visit if you're in the Annapolis Valley, but is not enough of a destination from a purely beer perspective to make the drive from say Halifax when you could go to the Hart & Thistle....
by Spab
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Could Ontario Craft Brewers open their own store?
Replies: 30
Views: 6711

I'm not expert in this area but I think the issues have everything to do with liquor laws and nothing to do with a lack of innovative thinking. Under the Liquor Control Act , who has the power to authorize the establishment of stores? Why the Liquor Control Board of Ontario: The purposes of the Boar...
by Spab
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: My Cape Breton Beer Haul
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

I'm just on my last day of a family trip out in Nova Scotia and was struck especially when reading this post by how much I'm going to miss the beer availability out here. To me the NSLC is basically the LCBO on a smaller level (although having a good selection of Propeller and Garrison beers goes a ...
by Spab
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Heading up to Grand River Brewing Co.
Replies: 16
Views: 4356

Have you tried the Galt Knife Old Style Lager? I have and I enjoy it like every Grand River beer I've ever had. But I'd tried it on some of my macro-oriented friends and hadn't gotten the same positive responses I got with the Town Hall. I was curious since I wouldn't have pegged it to get retired....
by Spab
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Heading up to Grand River Brewing Co.
Replies: 16
Views: 4356

Got up last weekend and picked up some of the Plowman's Anniversary Ale. Delicious! One question I didn't have a chance to ask at the brewery but someone here will undoubtedly know - what happened to the Town Hall Lager? I always thought it was the perfect beer to keep on hand for those friends who ...
by Spab
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Lord Stanley's Mug
Replies: 6
Views: 2625

I haven't noticed Creemore anywhere in the ACC. There's a Creemore stand (serving only Creemore) about 50 metres west of Lord Stanley's Mug right by the Tim Horton's stand (sort of the southwest corner of the main concourse I think). In my experience that stand is often closed. The best bet for Cre...
by Spab
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Lord Stanley's Mug
Replies: 6
Views: 2625

Being a sports fan and a beer fan I remember being pretty excited when I heard that the ACC was going to have an on-site brewery. It was always Molson affiliated but the 1st year they brewed Toronto's Own there. I recollect that it wasn't anything out of this world, but it was a huge upgrade over th...
by Spab
Tue May 11, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Queen’s Park puts Ontario craft beers on tap
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

shintriad wrote:2) How can I get into this Legislative Assembly dining room to hang out for a drink?


The dining room is called 'In Camera' and I think it's theoretically open to the public (though only for weekday lunch), but you might want to contact them.
by Spab
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Private Ordering
Topic: Garrison Order #2
Replies: 66
Views: 19055

What time does the place where you pick it up from close? According to the notice: Your order can be picked up and paid at the LCBO Private Ordering Service Centre located at 33 Freeland Street in Toronto. Out operating hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidays. Not exactly ...
by Spab
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Private Ordering
Topic: Garrison Order #2
Replies: 66
Views: 19055

Just received a letter in the mail today from the LCBO saying the order is available to be picked up! Yes!
by Spab
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Black Oak Ten Bitter Years
Replies: 15
Views: 4442

matt7215 wrote:any chance of finding this in the GTA this weekend?


Probably too late but, it was on tap at Volo last night. As good as I remembered it. I'm dying to hear if it's available in bottles yet.

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