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Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3048
Views: 744224

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

I seem to view Beau's a bit differently than others. Historically I've found that they excel at German (helles, altbier, marzen, kolsch, dunkel, etc.) and session styles (Wag the Wolf, ESB, Irish Stout, Good TIme), and are mediocre at almost everything else, particularly mid-strength IPAs, most Ame...
by midlife crisis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4764
Views: 1033252

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

This is true. In the last couple of years I have turned into a religious date-code checker. The breweries who put a clear, easy to read date stamp on their cans are to be commended and deserve support IMO. As a recent example (out of many) I wanted to try Sons of Kent 8 Track XPA, which was recommen...
by midlife crisis
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4764
Views: 1033252

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

sofakingdrunk wrote:
On deck is the omnipollo Nebuchadezner. Haven’t had this since the last time it was in lcbo about 5-6 years ago and I loved it.


This one brewed in East York, mind you. It's quite good.
by midlife crisis
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Yes, I was speaking of off-licence sales only. Certainly pubs and brewpubs can sell beer from multiple brewers.
by midlife crisis
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

So I suppose the imported beers Brunswick sells fall under this rule. I didn't think it would apply since they're imports and not even Brunswick's own beers, but I guess they've found a loophole. Either way it's pretty nice since the LCBO seems to have stopped carrying Weihenstephaner Dunkel (my fa...
by midlife crisis
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

I don't think so -- it has to be brewed on-site for them to sell it directly out of their facility. If a distributor could simply open up a retail storefront (which is what you are suggesting they are doing), then surely Keep 6, R&R and all of our other excellent distributors would be doing so ...
by midlife crisis
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

I don't think so -- it has to be brewed on-site for them to sell it directly out of their facility. If a distributor could simply open up a retail storefront (which is what you are suggesting they are doing), then surely Keep 6, R&R and all of our other excellent distributors would be doing so t...
by midlife crisis
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Gleemer Imports wrote:La Trappe Quad, i believe, is brewed at Brunswick in Ontario.
and it's Netherlands, not Belgian.


Yes, correct, saw it in the fridge on my last visit to Brunswick.
by midlife crisis
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

2019 Muskoka Harvest Ale now available at the LCBO Hops: VQH Farms (Eden) & Pleasant Valley Hops - Ontario Grown (Hillier) Specialty Malts: Barn Owl Malt (Belleville) Base Malt: Canada Malting (Thunder Bay) Yeast: Escarpment Laboratories (Guelph) https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/P...
by midlife crisis
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Definitely Life in the Clouds. Yeah, it's probably my #1 Loblaws beer as well, at least in terms of total purchases. Much as I think Clifford Porter is an almost perfect expression of a quaffable plain Porter, the fact is that I don't really feel like Porter all that often compared to a nice, cloud...
by midlife crisis
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Omnipollo beers
Replies: 16
Views: 9210

Re: Omnipollo beers

It is true that the Hazy Mariner was borderline -- brewed in late July IIRC -- but I still enjoyed it quite a bit! Recommend it, especially if they put out a fresh batch.
by midlife crisis
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

It's probably the best beer at Loblaws. That is an interesting question, actually -- what is the best beer commonly on the shelf at Loblaws? Other contenders: CA Life in the Clouds, Omnipollo Zodiak, BtP Aromatherapy. (I would have included Side Launch Mountain Lager, but it is extinct of course). A...
by midlife crisis
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Omnipollo beers
Replies: 16
Views: 9210

Re: Omnipollo beers

Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar from Brunswick Bierworks is tasting mighty fine. Thanks for the tip! Picked some up today for the start of the NFL season. It is, indeed, tasting great. While you were there, did you also happen to try, or purchase, any "Hazy Mariner" NEIPA? It is similarly tasty,...
by midlife crisis
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Omnipollo beers
Replies: 16
Views: 9210

Re: Omnipollo beers

Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar from Brunswick Bierworks is tasting mighty fine. Thanks for the tip! Picked some up today for the start of the NFL season. It is, indeed, tasting great. While you were there, did you also happen to try, or purchase, any "Hazy Mariner" NEIPA? It is similarly tasty,...
by midlife crisis
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5472

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Uerige Alt, you've made my day; I'm getting an entire case this time around. Pohjala, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues... the import list is definitely pretty solid this year. Ontario list I agree, not as exciting but there are some decent ones in there. Elora Borealis is great, so I'm looking...

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