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by toweringpine
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario's beer scene in 2015: discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 6168

I can't speak for everyone but I can assure you that you are wrong in at least some cases. well, of course i am wrong in SOME cases. I really don't drink that much. you're already an exception and not the rule. :) I don't spend my small beer budget on crappy beers just so I can get more of them but...
by toweringpine
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario's beer scene in 2015: discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 6168

It's interesting to learn what the pricing will be like. 8 bucks for a bomber of Stone IPA or 6 for a bomber of Lake Effect. That's a decent sized price gap. it's approximately... two dollars. it won't stop anyone from buying Stone. if you're shopping for a bottle of wine and bottle A is $13 but bo...
by toweringpine
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario's beer scene in 2015: discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 6168

I suspect "craft" beer may end up going through a name change. As of now it encompasses Stone and their $136M in revenue as well as a start up with two brews and three draft accounts. Blonde lager, stout and IIPAs are all thrown together as craft as long as they were not made by Molbatts. ...
by toweringpine
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario's beer scene in 2015: discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 6168

I'm not convinced that the name appeal of guys like Stone or SN is as strong as you might think up here. For people into craft beer, sure, absolutely. But selling beer in Ontario is still a mass-market gig and I think the appeal of local is still quite a bit stronger than the appeal of the big craf...
by toweringpine
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 194844

The display is still there and priced just as I described. I took a picture but have no idea how to post it here. If anyone really wants to see it I could maybe figure out how to tweet it. [/img]
by toweringpine
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 194844

No way that beer was $9+ originally I could have been mistaken but I really don't think so. I will not likely have a chance to go back until Friday night but if the display is still there I will snap a picture. Every other retail business does this all the time but it just doesn't feel right that t...
by toweringpine
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: ?? Food & beer prices should include tax / tip?
Replies: 44
Views: 6257

i don't get the argument that one should tip on top of tax. makes zero sense. i do 15-20% pre-tax. alcohol at bars: usually $1/drink regardless of the drink's price, unless you're getting a cocktail that actually had skill going into it's production I am with you on this. The bartender / server gra...
by toweringpine
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 194844

shows online at regular price http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintages/product/searchResults.do?ITEM_NAME=Midtfyns+Imperial+Stout+&ITEM_NUMBER=&language=EN&style=Vintages shouldn't everyone in Ontario get the same discount? Midtfyns Imperial Stout There were cases of these on Friday at...
by toweringpine
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 194844

shows online at regular price http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-ear/vintages/product/searchResults.do?ITEM_NAME=Midtfyns+Imperial+Stout+&ITEM_NUMBER=&language=EN&style=Vintages shouldn't everyone in Ontario get the same discount? Midtfyns Imperial Stout There were cases of these on Friday at...
by toweringpine
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 194844

Midtfyns Imperial Stout

There were cases of these on Friday at Crossroads. Big sale sign saying they were $3 off. I tried one. Nice flavour up front but a weird metallic bite to the end of the sip. I don't regret putting a couple other bottles back to get this instead but I won't get another.
by toweringpine
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Have BA and RB jumped the shark?
Replies: 59
Views: 6711

Craft beer has jumped the shark for me in general though. Not nearly as passionate as I used to be about it and I'm disheartened with how trendy it's become. It's all good though. I've found another hobby that fills the craft beer void. I am still a big fan of craft beer and am not likely to pick u...
by toweringpine
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Mikkeller Brewery Feature
Replies: 139
Views: 45702

This overrated garbage is still on shelves at multiple LCBOs. Underwhelming and overhyped brewery IMHO. Feel free to defend ... The beer is not that much better than other brews that are on the shelves for a buck or two less. This release is just priced too high for the quality / size of the produc...
by toweringpine
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16566
Views: 2108736

Chimay Bleu
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Sawdust City Red Rocket

I absolutely love the Red Rocket. Whoever dreamt up making spicy beer gets a big thumbs up from me!
by toweringpine
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Smoking banned on open air patios starting Jan 1 2015
Replies: 77
Views: 11124

I think we are doing it the right way. Smoking rates have gone from around 50% at one time gradually down to the 17% they are at now. Eventually smoking will be banned outright. We cannot do that now as there would be too much outcry but in the not too distant future smokers will be no more than a f...
by toweringpine
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Advisory Panel Recommends Changes to Ontario’s Liquor Retail
Replies: 24
Views: 3804

I don't have any experience with SAP but I have lots of experience with inventory control. I am responsible for the rolling stock and warehouse stock for a large service company. Everytime I have to add a SKU I must find somewhere on the shelf to put it. Everytime I run low on a SKU I must reorder i...

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