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by portwood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4925
Views: 1180517

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. I haven't seen any news regarding the LCBO bringing it back, so curious if anyone else has heard anything about this? There's apparently 20k bottles, which seems like a lot for a private order. ...
by portwood
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

... but perhaps that's how they justify charging $23... I suspect it's either a marketing strategy to create hype around the GI brand or perhaps corporate half-assery. Both of these are true, however, the fact the beer is 14.6% ABV does not help. If I remember correctly, in ON beer over 12% is cons...
by portwood
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO

... but perhaps that's how they justify charging $23... I suspect it's either a marketing strategy to create hype around the GI brand or perhaps corporate half-assery. Both of these are true, however, the fact the beer is 14.6% ABV does not help. If I remember correctly, in ON beer over 12% is cons...
by portwood
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Von Bugle Brewing
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: Von Bugle Brewing

S. St. Jeb wrote:Steamwhistle is shutting this down.

Harder than they thought to do more than one thing well :lol:
by portwood
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 13
Views: 4140

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

...Don't know what the overall sales are but it might well be healthy? I suspect that they must be to have attracted the investment. A business being able to attract investment, and being an attractive investment aren't necessarily the same thing. see Constellation Brands buying Ballast Point for $...
by portwood
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16819
Views: 2329713

Re: Impy, not evn a wrd.

Belgian wrote:Also the excellent Cigar City Marshal Zhukov BARIS is just $15 at Spadina and Front store.
I guess they've given up selling this beast for $20-30?

the peeps are saving up for the goose that laid the $23 golden egg :lol:
by portwood
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 173
Views: 57138

Re: Collective Arts

Origin of Darkness 2020 Series released: https://www.canadianbeernews.com/2020/10/07/collective-arts-brewing-releases-origin-of-darkness-series-beers-for-2020/ Four beers, each one in collaboration with a different brewery, including a Cognac barrel-aged Baltic Porter with Põhjala(!) ... AND at onl...
by portwood
Sun May 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: red tape in New Brunswick
Replies: 21
Views: 4230

Re: red tape in New Brunswick

matt7215 wrote:anyone with a tied house licence can sell packaged beer from their restaurant

correct, but notice that the breweries doing this have to include some food (same for bars/restaurants)*
i.e. a bag of chips with the beer from another brewery and you're good to go
by portwood
Tue May 19, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Modern trends
Replies: 52
Views: 3807

Re: Modern trends

duckdown wrote:Which lagers are worth seeking out right now Sean. I also ordered a 4 of Ice Cold Beer to try

"...pretty much anything that Godspeed is doing..."
by portwood
Sun May 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20
Replies: 43
Views: 9441

Re: Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Nice beer. Not worth the $$ imo.

+1 (not worth $20, even for 650Ml)
by portwood
Sat May 16, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Modern trends
Replies: 52
Views: 3807

Re: Modern trends

At the risk of pissing everyone off (remember: old man yells at clouds), here are my pet trendy peeves. -The aforementioned abuse of lactose additions -Spoiled beer, sorry I mean "sour" beer. -Vanilla, bacon, coconut, herrings, marzipan, cheese, etc Shit that should not be ruining beer. I...
by portwood
Thu May 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 46
Views: 5631

Re: Coronavirus

The LCBO do deliver though, they just do it through Canada Post. They rolled out Foodora for their stuff too, but i think got caught off guard when Foodora left Canada. good point BUT as I mentioned, Canada Post is not actually delivering alcohol, they are taking the box directly to post office (in...
by portwood
Thu May 14, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 46
Views: 5631

Re: Coronavirus

This is an organization first / customers last mindset. Their main concern is protecting staff, not society. I agree with your first point but protecting staff is not a concern for their safety as much as a concern not to piss off the union. The union is doing their job, and this situation is a per...
by portwood
Sat May 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 46
Views: 5631

Re: Coronavirus

I hate to be Mr. Contradiction-Face, but the LCBO is not the largest buyer and retailer of beverage alcohol in the world . They are one of the largest, though...they even addressed this in their FAQ back in the day. (Some of the larger European supermarket chains, like Tesco, take that crown.) LCBO...
by portwood
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Is trading beers via mail OK
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Is trading beers via mail OK

duckdown wrote:...I asked on r*ddit and they basically said.. yeah. even though its illegal, You can most likely do it no problem, unless you get caught, but yeah, go ahead because most don't get caught and when you do the penalty is basically nothing except your beer poured down the drain.

fixed it for ya

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