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by beerstodiscover
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16818
Views: 2324856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12yr old Whisky Aged — Very well balanced stout with nicely integrated wood and whisky character. Relatively dry and easy drinking. Having the 18yr now. Very similar to the 12 (as expected). It would have been worthwhile to do a side-by-side. Great balance, subtle caramel/choco...
by beerstodiscover
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4915
Views: 1175802

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I picked up Orval, bottled late Sept 2020. Pretty fresh!

Also FYI LCBO has stopped taking any returns during lockdown. I had planned to return some rather stale beer xmas gifts but was told by the clerk to to hold on to them until lockdown ends... could be a while.
by beerstodiscover
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4915
Views: 1175802

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Orval is in stock at one LCBO in Ottawa. It's happening! Can anyone confirm bottling date?
by beerstodiscover
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16818
Views: 2324856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Collective Arts Rhyme & Reason - It's been a while since I had one of these but I'm pleasantly surprised that this two-month old can is quite tasty. The nose takes me right back to the West Coast Era, when this was one of the best things hoppy in Ontario. I'll be on the lookout for some fresher ...
by beerstodiscover
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Local Brett Brews
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Local Brett Brews

After downing a fantastic Brettal Head this weekend I got to wondering about where I can score some similarly bretty ales. Any advice? I recall Burdock used to do some really good stuff with Brett, anyone else?
by beerstodiscover
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Stout Night 2020 - Virtual
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Stout Night 2020 - Virtual

Much thanks to the organizers for putting this on. It was great to hear some top local stout makers talk stouts and take on some eternal debates such as stout vs. porter and the merits of cellaring. I'm especially glad Cass asked my question about the lack of banana stouts.. hopefully we see some so...
by beerstodiscover
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4915
Views: 1175802

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

So I heard through the grapevine that Orval has shown up in the LCBO warehouse, but it's not listed yet. Don't let me down grapevine! I have a few bottles cellared, bottled around 2013-2016. Though I suspect they are past their prime, It would be interesting to compare them to a new batch. I recall...
by beerstodiscover
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 231719

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

A few recent stories related to alcohol laws here and abroad The Morana's (Bar Volo) were making a lot of noise in the media and social media about the Skip the Dishes announcement and reversal. Now they're pushing for licensees buy from the LCBO at wholesale prices. Take-out beer from restos is an...
by beerstodiscover
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 1727

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

ABInBev's distributors who push the most volume year round are "rewarded" with high allocations of BCBS when it's released. This sounds about right for ABInBev, where BCBS is likely a tiny drop in their massive bucket. But I guess these allocations don't cross the border where we drink a ...
by beerstodiscover
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 1727

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

Yea I'm not sure why it's so limited here as there's clearly demand, but perhaps that's how they justify charging $23. I've seen it as low as $9.99 in the US so the rarity and price for us is definitely artificial. Perhaps they could still limit the bottles per person but offer more variants? Guess...
by beerstodiscover
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 231719

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

I've been visiting my local fairly regularly, usually mid-week evenings when it's not busy. Following the arrows doesn't really matter when most aisles are empty. No LC-lunacy either. Grabbed my BCBS yesterday without issue. I've driven by a couple times on weekends when there were lines and I opted...
by beerstodiscover
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16818
Views: 2324856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Fullers Imperial IPA — Really nice beast of an ale. Firm Euro hops and massive malt. Fruity, bready, herbal, sweet and bitter. After one year in the cellar this is still quite an impressive brew. Hops have definitely faded (nothing I would call firm) but now drinking like magnificently malty barley...
by beerstodiscover
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020 Autumn Ontario Craft Beers, Imports & Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO
Replies: 25
Views: 3397

Re: 2020 Autumn Ontario Craft Beers, Imports & Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO

16688 Best of Belgium - 6 - Pack is now posted as Belgian Beer Discovery Box A fantastic selection of beers from award-winning Belgian breweries Het Anker, Boon and Brasserie Dupont. This pack contains one each of Gouden Carolus Tripel and Classic, Boon Oude Geuze and Framboise, Dupont Moinette Brun...
by beerstodiscover
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16818
Views: 2324856

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12yr old Whisky Aged — Very well balanced stout with nicely integrated wood and whisky character. Relatively dry and easy drinking.
by beerstodiscover
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4915
Views: 1175802

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Harviestoun Old Engine Oil drinking very nicely . Dry and bitter like St. Ambroise, with a softer mouthfeel and bit more heft. I do wish the cans were bigger.

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