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by darmokandjalad
Mon May 04, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I picked up a dozen Goose IPA from TBS last week and they all drank fine. Citrusy and piney, with a sturdy malt backbone to counter the hops. Nothing special, but fine, and definitely did not taste stale. Code on the box was D04 (Apr 4?), with an M in there somewhere so yes, this is likely from the ...
by darmokandjalad
Sun May 03, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 114931

Re: Random Reviews

Marston's Oyster Stout: Not sure what contribution oyster makes but it doesn't matter - classy English beer which lives up to the reputation of the venerable Marston. In the case of Marston's Oyster Stout, I am pretty sure that the 'oyster' is a food pairing suggestion rather than an ingredient. Th...
by darmokandjalad
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

spinrsx wrote:new at TBS

Bavaria Extreme
Alcohol Content (ABV): 10.5%

:o


Look out, Crest Super! More competition for the coveted homeless person demographic.
by darmokandjalad
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Trafalgar ESB, Chocolate Orange Porter, Mighty Oak
Replies: 39
Views: 10348

I don't want it to seem like I was shitting all over beers that I have never tried, because that is not something I make a habit of doing, regardless of who makes them. I've had the ESB a few times over the years, though they seem to relabel it every 2 or 3 so I assume the recipe has been tweaked ov...
by darmokandjalad
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Blue Jays Home Opener?
Replies: 28
Views: 6575

Hockley Dark What? How did Hockley get in but Steamwhistle not? Looking over the beer list, the vast majority of products seem to be under the InBev umbrella. If the company has any influence over the beer selection at the stadium, they would obviously want to veto Steam Whistle's availability. In ...
by darmokandjalad
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Trafalgar ESB, Chocolate Orange Porter, Mighty Oak
Replies: 39
Views: 10348

An amusing write-up, even if the conclusion was as predictable as a sunrise. I understand why Trafalgar used to be such a ubiquitous presence in this province, back in the middle of last decade. The competition wasn't as strong; not nearly as many craft beers listed at the LCBO. They were one of the...
by darmokandjalad
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Double Trouble French Press Vanilla Stout
Replies: 4
Views: 2890

Just checked the Double Trouble Brewing website. Hop & Robbers, Prison Break Pilsner, and a rye pale ale are profiled but there is no mention at all of FPVS. So maybe Double Trouble stopped making it. I am pretty sure they just haven't updated their website in months. Here's something more rece...
by darmokandjalad
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Crazy Beard Wild Apple Ale...
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: Crazy Beard Wild Apple Ale...

It is manufactured in Oakville by Sage Mixology who have the same street address as the black hole of Ontario beer, Trafalgar Brewery/Meadery/Distillery. I suppose this is a natural evolution as Trafalgar evolves into a distillery. With so much extra unaged spirits lying around, they can be bathed ...
by darmokandjalad
Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

I'll take incoherent over smug, condescending, back-patting neckbeardery any day.
by darmokandjalad
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

Saw this the other day at my TBS along with the Witte http://www.thebeerstore.ca/beers/mons-abbey-blonde Anyone tried it? It won't blow your mind, but for the price it's an ok Belgian-style blonde. Not as good as Unibroue's offerings of that tilt, but I liked it more than Affligem/Leffe-type stuff,...
by darmokandjalad
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Advisory Panel Recommends Changes to Ontario’s Liquor Retail
Replies: 24
Views: 3891

Moreover the stores barely look full enough to prevent adding new beer types or eliminate existing types. The space utilization might look questionable in some stores, if 'no physical room for more SKU's' is an excuse for enforcing SKU limits. This is a huge annoyance for me. A brand-new, very larg...
by darmokandjalad
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

There was two whole flats of last year's Mill Street barleywine batch sitting on the shelves of my local LCBO for at least 6-8 months. Pretty much untouched. They vanished overnight sometime in the early summer; maybe someone spontaneously decided to buy 24 bottles of the stuff, but I have a feeling...
by darmokandjalad
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Mikkeller Brewery Feature
Replies: 139
Views: 46040

There are some stores that are showing stock on the Mikkeller that must have received it in error. They must have saw Simcoe and figured it was a Toronto store on Simcoe Street and not Simcoe Ontario. There is about two cases of each Mikkeller beer (except for the Black) in Sarnia for some reason r...
by darmokandjalad
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

Craig wrote:They moved Malevolent and Immodest into cans this year.


I don't think either of those have ever made it to Sarnia in the first place (which is not their fault), but it's good to know they're at least trying.
by darmokandjalad
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1047730

I've never tried the Cuvee so I'll probably get a fresh bottle if I happen to see it. I didn't mind Kentucky Bastard last year but there is no way I'd pay that much for it again. Yes I understand that barrels are expensive to acquire and there is lots of time and effort involved in the process. I st...

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