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by seangm
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

Re: Orval the hills and far away...

Hey, anybody had a few of the recent Orval? Mine is 25/09 2020... same BD as me, and this is the mellowest batch or Orval I can remember in 17 years, it's kind of spicy and fruity and caramelly. There's still some signature funkiness and hop dryness. Orval prides themselves on never making exactly ...
by seangm
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16824
Views: 2351196

Re: What're you drinking right now?

What am I drinking right now? Orval, of course. It's so nice to have this back, what a wonderful beer. Bottled Sept. 25, 2020 so it's relatively fresh; or at least fresher than I've ever drank it. Right now the hops are very present at the fore with herbal, grassy, and citrusy notes up front. Of cou...
by seangm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

Re: Orval 2021 up from $3.55 to $4.95

Orval now listed. No stock available but hopefully this means it'll be hitting stores any day now... Happy to see Orval back, albeit with a completely fair price update from a few years ago. I had my last Dupont Vielle Provision Saison the other night and decided this brew (or any Saison) + the Orv...
by seangm
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Orval now listed. No stock available but hopefully this means it'll be hitting stores any day now.

https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/ ... tId=589001
by seangm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Hey guys, so I am a long time lurker on these forums and an LCBO employee who manages the beer program at a high volume LCBO in Toronto. Orval is indeed coming. Orval has been designated as a "NEW ITEM" for close to a year, in fact. This is typically the case for items coming from out of ...
by seangm
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020 Holiday Gift Packs at the LCBO
Replies: 21
Views: 3675

Re: 2020 Holiday Gift Packs at the LCBO

Finally, O'Hara's makes a return. While I wish it was just the stout individually, I'll take what I can get; probably my all-time favourite Irish dry stout. Some other good looking packs in there as well- time to start saving. So the O'Hara's pack was in both of the KGBOs that I've been in recently...
by seangm
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

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 seangm
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

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. I...
by seangm
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 208
Views: 48743

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I've had A through C now, A and B were decent but C was very underwhelming. Really all I'm left with from this exercise is, what's the point? None of these break any new ground for NB who already have a lineup of 3 year-round IPAs, and in the case of each one are hardly that different from Headstoc...
by seangm
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 208
Views: 48743

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I've had A through C now, A and B were decent but C was very underwhelming. Really all I'm left with from this exercise is, what's the point? None of these break any new ground for NB who already have a lineup of 3 year-round IPAs, and in the case of each one are hardly that different from Headstock...
by seangm
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Storm Stayed
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Storm Stayed

The description for the box says "With eight unique styles curated by our brewers". I'm curious about the language "curated" here. Does this mean Storm Stayed didn't brew it themselves? Am I reading too much into this? I think they just mean the brewers curated the selection of ...
by seangm
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 208
Views: 48743

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I thought Lost in Orbit, Duplicitous, and Cheeky Bastard were all from that first mystery pack. Could be wrong though. Bingo. I recall someone asking about it on one of their social media channels and NB claimed they were different, but I'm not buying it. The mystery pack contained a session IPA (O...
by seangm
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4947
Views: 1203066

Re: Belgian Beer Discovery Box

I picked up the Belgian Discovery Box as well, what a great selection of beers - I'm looking forward to trying them all. I enjoyed trying the Saison Dupont Cuvée and Oude Geuze Boon for the first time. Both very good beers. The Gouden Carolus selections have been here many times before but I never ...
by seangm
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Nickel Brook Brewing
Replies: 208
Views: 48743

Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

I wonder if NB will just end up releasing all of them anyway, like they did with the first mystery pack lol
by seangm
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020-2021 Winter Season at the LCBO
Replies: 28
Views: 2276

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...

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