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by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Toronto: "Craft Beer Capital of the World"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: Toronto: "Craft Beer Capital of the World"?

It's not possible. We would need to have started caring about it about a decade and a half ago if we wanted a shot at it. When they announced the initiative, I sent both councillors Perks and Layton an email saying that Craft Beer Capital of the world was probably out of reach and something of a non...
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1131196

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Probably not. Long Dark Voyage to Uranus was priced at the same amount and it went very quickly. Also, I don't think that Girl Pants is as mediocre as you think it is. Should be interesting. I actually didn't say Girl Pants is mediocre. I've tried two distinctly different versions of it in this las...
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 120456

Re: Random Reviews

Then I think you're really going to get a kick out of this one.

http://saintjohnswort.ca/revisit-trafalgar-ales-meads/
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 120456

Re: Random Reviews

Anyone be offended if I throw links from by blog in here when I review stuff?
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1131196

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Agreed on all points except that 6-packs of outstanding beers (like most of the Sierra Nevada lineup) can still be had for $10 or less in the States, a key difference that can't be overlooked. But yes, weak and overpriced offerings can be found anywhere and are not unique to Ontario. You're right. ...
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 219690

Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Anyone else calling complete bullshit on the LCBO's tale that the Sierra Nevada was actually bottled in March, and not Best Before March despite that the bottle clearly says best before March? :D No, because I saw them bottling the second order when I visited in late April. It was bottled in March.
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Summerhill Growler/Craft Beer Destination Store
Replies: 67
Views: 17660

Re: Summerhill Growler/Craft Beer Destination Store

Hasn't it already been announced they're only going to be able to list what TBS or LCBO have? I can't remember that specifically, but they did say the prices had to be the same in the grocery stores as everywhere else, which is only really possible with that limitation. Hopefully the grocery chains...
by saints_gambit
Wed May 27, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Build Bigger LCBO Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 4059

Re: Build Bigger LCBO Stores

I think that part of the selection process could be managed by changing the selection of inventory from being under the purview of the local store manager to a centralized planning office that would be able to better manage inventory across the entire chain. In fact, that is more or less the way it...
by saints_gambit
Mon May 18, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 31270

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Media Tasting was yesterday. Tank 7 is just as good as it's meant to be, but the four pack sizing is sort of curious. I don't think it'll bother beer nerds, but it might put off the amateurs. More for us, says I. Wild Ninkasi is ... I don't know whether I like it or hate it. You know that odd potti...
by saints_gambit
Thu May 14, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015
Replies: 106
Views: 31270

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Media Tasting was yesterday. Tank 7 is just as good as it's meant to be, but the four pack sizing is sort of curious. I don't think it'll bother beer nerds, but it might put off the amateurs. More for us, says I. Wild Ninkasi is ... I don't know whether I like it or hate it. You know that odd pottin...
by saints_gambit
Thu May 14, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: An idea whose time has(n't) come?
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: An idea whose time has(n't) come?

Belgian wrote:I have problems drinking my Au Bon Veux magnums in the sun before they get warm, and my pet monkey gets tired of holding the bottle.


Pray for Mojo.
by saints_gambit
Mon May 04, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Build Bigger LCBO Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 4059

Re: Build Bigger LCBO Stores

I think that part of the selection process could be managed by changing the selection of inventory from being under the purview of the local store manager to a centralized planning office that would be able to better manage inventory across the entire chain. There are doubtless rural managers who do...
by saints_gambit
Mon May 04, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4858
Views: 1131196

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Cass wrote:It's mentioned in another thread but the Goose IPA (assuming it's the same one from the Beer Store) is brewed in London. So it's fresh.


I had actually heard Montreal from their reps, but that's only really three hours further afield.
by saints_gambit
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 278
Views: 89003

Seems like more or less the same idea to me. The price advantage is basically the same, the grocery store cuts out the middle man by importing stuff themselves. The exclusivity advantage is pretty much locked in too, no? The thing that would stop them is going to either be some stupid LCBO rule abo...

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