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by darmokandjalad
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Labatt buys Millstreet
Replies: 37
Views: 6767

Re: Labatt buys Millstreet

I came into this thread to pick some low-hanging fruit, but I'm sad to say it looks like everyone else has already plucked the bottom branches bare. Ah well.
by darmokandjalad
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO 2015 Xmas Release
Replies: 27
Views: 7919

Re: LCBO 2015 Xmas Release

Looks like a copy and paste of the list from last Xmas, with Petrus #9 and an Aventinus variant thrown in. could be worse I guess. Will be nice to have the bernardus mixed pack back again. Definitely the main bright spot. The lack of St. Ambroise RIS and Vintage Ale is a huge bummer, though. Correc...
by darmokandjalad
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO 2015 Xmas Release
Replies: 27
Views: 7919

Re: LCBO 2015 Xmas Release

Looks like a copy and paste of the list from last Xmas, with Petrus #9 and an Aventinus variant thrown in.

spinrsx wrote:could be worse I guess. Will be nice to have the bernardus mixed pack back again.


Definitely the main bright spot. The lack of St. Ambroise RIS and Vintage Ale is a huge bummer, though.
by darmokandjalad
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Best non-Toronto, non-LCBO breweries?
Replies: 20
Views: 4943

Re: Best non-Toronto, non-LCBO breweries?

Black Swan's porter is excellent, and their Wild Child is also quite nice, and could potentially help fill a huge gap in the market (not a lot of sours coming out of SW Ontario). I would love to see both of these become more widely distributed in the near future - perhaps as part of this newfangled ...
by darmokandjalad
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 276
Views: 76286

Re: Beer Coming to Grocery Stores?

ercousin wrote:Hopefully this means the LCBO can expand SKU count though.


Hopefully, but I seem to recall reading on these very forums that this is actually the exact opposite of what they intend to do.
by darmokandjalad
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050448

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

1) not the only growler at the LCBO 2) other growler at LCBO is the same price 3) beer plus growler is $15+ at any brewery These are valid points, but I don't find them nearly as compelling as these two: An equivalent of less than a 6 pack for $16? Yeesh. And the bonus is that you basically have to...
by darmokandjalad
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050448

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

new at the lcbo: LAKE OF BAYS CFL ALUMNI PILSENER GROWLER LCBO 400135 | 1890 mL bottle SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES Price $ 15.95 An equivalent of less than a 6 pack for $16? Yeesh. It's Lake of Bays. Their pricing formula is basically "take what would normally be considered the upper reasonabl...
by darmokandjalad
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: No more Dupont
Replies: 26
Views: 7998

Re: No more Dupont

Don't they frequently "discontinue" seasonal offerings near the end of the season? I haven't seen any information that says Dupont is gone for good, but to be fair I am not looking very hard. The LCBOWatch twitter account mentions it being discontinued, but I was under the impression that ...
by darmokandjalad
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050448

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Having now tried all three of the Stone beers that were brought in, they all seemed reasonably fresh to me. Although of course I'm sure they would have been better if they'd skipped the mandatory two-month warehouse ageing process entirely. Loved the Arrogant Bastard, and already bought a second bom...
by darmokandjalad
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050448

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

But personally, I would also love to see a lot more of the Quebec beers down here (fresh, of course!). Why don't we get more of the yummy DDC and Trou Du Diable offerings? Agreed. As a bonus, getting fresh beer from Quebec should prove less challenging than fresh beer that needs to be moved across ...
by darmokandjalad
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Molson Coors bringing its ‘craft’ beer Blue Moon to Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 3678

Re: Molson Coors bringing its ‘craft’ beer Blue Moon to Canada

Personally, I can't wait until they start bringing in the special seasonals. You know - Raspberry Blue Moon, Lady Blue Moon, Tartar Control Blue Moon...
by darmokandjalad
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050448

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

spinrsx wrote:blue moon in Ontario now..?


Rickard's White sales must be falling or something.
by darmokandjalad
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Duggans and their beer
Replies: 15
Views: 3580

Re: Duggans and their beer

never understood the fascination with Duggans. everything i've had from them has been sub-standard. i don't mean for that to come across as harsh as it does but it is what it is. I generally agree with this, but as atomeyes explained, they are kind of a legacy brewery. I didn't have the opportunity...
by darmokandjalad
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1050448

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

have you read the signage in the beer store lately? Kind of a tangent, but here's something that mildly amused me from their website . They list four 'types' of beer, the last of which is just called 'Malts'. The description they give - "Generally dark and sweeter in flavour, malts contain hin...
by darmokandjalad
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 276
Views: 76286

Re: Beer Coming to Grocery Stores?

But no explanation from the government as to why we have to wait another five months for this to happen. It shouldn't need to be explained. You are dealing with a big, fat, bloated bureaucracy - one that has been receiving money for decades from outside interests who are perfectly happy with the st...

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