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by DerekD
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5713

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

They are definitely selling imported beer. The La Trappe products (except the canned collab) are labelled Authentic Trappist Products, a certification which stipulates: "All products must be made within the immediate surroundings of the abbey." Confirmed. Brewed in the Netherlands at Bier...
by DerekD
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5713

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

I still have three bottles of the Oak Aged Quad, but they're at the in-laws house. I'm curious to see what they say. If I visit them this weekend I'll take a look at the bottle and report back.
by DerekD
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5713

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

IIRC they told me that they had a brewer visit from Weihenstephaner for a collab brew, same as La Trappe. Have they found a new way to import and sell into Ontario?

Edit: Looks like their Senior Brewing Advisor studied at Weihenstephan
https://www.brunswickbierworks.com/partner-brewing
by DerekD
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 5713

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

I bought some of the La Trappe Oak Aged Quad when I was there, and I thought the same thing. I asked one of the employees and he told me that "most" of the beers in the fridge were brewed there, but the middle fridge (at the time) wasn't. The middle fridge had La Trappe Quad, La Trappe Oak...
by DerekD
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO.com
Replies: 48
Views: 18438

Re: LCBO.com

This thread was started close to five years ago when the 'new' lcbo.com site was launched. It wasn't very good at first, as the complaints in this thread show. One of the big issues, especially for me, was the lack of a "search all stores" option. Because of that, I used to use foodanddri...
by DerekD
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

You're welcome! Should be up now. Looks like the online inventory was down for a few days and I didn't notice. Please don't hesitate to let me know when this happens again. I just noticed that 3F Oude Geuze was listed recently. Bad timing for the scraper to go down. I hope some of you guys got some....
by DerekD
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Yep, it looks like the update changed a few things. The good news is that it should be faster (and easier) to scrape the online inventory now. The old site used ajax requests, now it's right on the product page. I'll see if I can update it tonight after the Leafs game, otherwise I'll fix it tomorrow...
by DerekD
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Minor update: Searching for stores by postal code now seems to be working. Much easier than the long list...
by DerekD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Ah, very considerate. I appreciate the offer!

Derek
by DerekD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

How's it implemented? Is it dockerized? Could we just toss it on AWS? Hi Craig, thanks for the idea. CaskHunter is a VPS with a LAMP server with an open source shopping cart frontend. The scraper is a combination of PHP, bash scripts, and ImageMagick. I didn't use docker because I feel that would b...
by DerekD
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Derek -- this is great news. Thanks for all the work you've put into it so far. One thing I liked about Drinkvine was that, even though I used it primarily for beer, one could also add the odd whisky or bottle of wine (after an irresistible Belgian review). Any plans to expand beyond beer at any po...
by DerekD
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com
Replies: 46
Views: 13248

Re: lcboapi.com and drinkvine.com

Ralphus - Thank you very much for your had work and dedication on drinkvine. I used your website nearly every day- you provided a very valuable resource that many have come to depend on. Like so many others I'm very sad to see it go. As soon as drinkvine stopped updating I decided to start working o...

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