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by MattS
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1676

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Seems silly to me that people can smoke marijuana in parks... Are you sure? I didn't think legalization of marjuana meant that you could consume it anywhere in public, let alone smoke it. Certainly doesn't make sense that you would be allowed to smoke marijuana in places where you can't smoke tobac...
by MattS
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Beer Delivery Index
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: Ontario Beer Delivery Index

Also, several breweries have shifted to Canpar. So far these have shipped blazing fast, and no issues upon delivery. Quick Google search shows Spearhead, Grain & Grit and Cowbell are using Canpar. Anyone else? I wish Dominion and Sawdust would switch over to Canpar. Just had a Sawdust delivery ...
by MattS
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Beer Delivery Index
Replies: 20
Views: 1706

Re: Ontario Beer Delivery Index

Maybe it's just my local post office, but my order was just left by the front door today - no signature or ID required.
by MattS
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1140288

Re: Founders Canadian Breakfast

Friend of mine picked some up in Kitchener today. My guess is that head office didn't tell any store they were meant to hold it back, and so it got delivered and went on the shelves.
by MattS
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario brewed Tripels...
Replies: 41
Views: 13726

Re: Ontario brewed Tripels...

11.05 - a 11% ABV beer brewed yearly by Ryan at Nickel Brook and Sam at Sawdust, released on Nov 5, as they share that birthday. 2013 - Barleywine, brewed at Nickel Brook 2014 - Triple IPA, brewed at Sawdust 2015 - Saison, brewed at Nickel Brook 2016 - Tripel, brewed at Sawdust 2017 - ???, brewed a...
by MattS
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3095
Views: 818395

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

I have no information on which to suggest anything, but you have to agree that it is a little curious that a new beer comes out from a small Ontario brewery and all the ratings are from Europe, don't you? If FM regularly exports to Greece in particular or Europe in general then that would explain i...
by MattS
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 620
Views: 180094

Re: LCBO Online Ordering Launches

I had a quick look this morning and am actually pretty pleased with the option. Whilst I'm not likely to get a case of the "online-only" stuff, I'm really happy to see that you can order individual cans/bottles of everything else. For those of us outside the cities, that's a hell of a lot ...
by MattS
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1140288

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

spinrsx wrote:times have changed.. I remember being excited to find this on tap a few years ago

[DISCONTINUED] Spearhead Hawaiian Style Pale Ale (6 x 355 mL bottle) was discontinued


As did I. I suspect it might come back in a can - if it does, I'll try one again.
by MattS
Fri May 20, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016
Replies: 93
Views: 27679

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Keep6 already has online shopping, for those of you in rural areas. It's not the full LCBO portfolio, but if you want decent beer they probably have a better selection than your local Beer Store/LCBO/old truck body hybrid behind the local gas station. They do, and that's great. But, for me at least...
by MattS
Thu May 12, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: GLB Sunnyside Session IPA Launch / LCBO Growler Tap Takeover
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: GLB Sunnyside Session IPA Launch / LCBO Growler Tap Takeover

How does this compare to Limp Puppet? Is it a replacement for it?
by MattS
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 198
Views: 44976

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that immodest was going to be 5$ for a tAllboy at lcbo. Seems high to me, but just throwing it out to those who have had it( I havnt). Would it be worth $5? Absolutely. Comparing that to their Winey Bastard at $14.95 for 750ml, $5 for 473ml of (in my opinion) a far ...
by MattS
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1140288

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Both products are now showing stock in Toronto-area Beer Stores. No description of what the Mixer Pack includes on the TBS website, which is unfortunate given that GI sells many different mix packs. I'm also wondering whether the Endless IPA is now a Canada-only release, as there's no mention of it...
by MattS
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: worst Ontario beer of 2015?
Replies: 46
Views: 12039

Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

i know he posts here, but honest feedback's better than lying oh god oh god... phew. Anyway! For me it was a little beer called "The Wall" by Block 3. I've had some good beers from Block 3 (King Street Saison, for example) but The Wall should not have been released. "If Cheetos made ...
by MattS
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1140288

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Yah, it's interesting how the format can affect the total amount purchased. With big bottles, I almost always just purchase one, but with cans, I purchase more. It only takes two cans to be more volume than one large bottle. I wonder what all comes into play with the breweries decisions. Two things...
by MattS
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Shawn and Ed Brewing
Replies: 26
Views: 5460

Re: Shawn and Ed Brewing

as an aside, i re-visited the Steam Whistle unfiltered lager at the Only this past weekend. starts nice, finishes with corn. blech. Has anyone brewed a Jack's Abbey IPL in Ontario? Or even a good hoppy pilsner (like Firestone's Pivo or Victory Prima)? .[/quote] The Innocente Pils-sinner is pretty g...

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