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by BlackRedGold
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3002
Views: 722371

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Ceecee wrote:I like Stalwart's Bad Moon Rye Stout.


I've tried all their canned beers and the only ones I didn't really like were Zigzagger and The Bachelor. Dr Feelgood is really good.
by BlackRedGold
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 276
Views: 71018

Re: Beer Coming to Grocery Stores?

so we have websites we can use to find lcbo products and TBS products.. any way to see which beers each grocery store has in stock? Even if it were possible, I don't think I'd be worth the effort at least for now. Has anyone actually spotted an excellent beer yet at any of these stores? I see mostl...
by BlackRedGold
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Canadian Beer Talk
Topic: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect
Replies: 29
Views: 10401

Re: Fruit, flowers, and spice beers are underrated and deserve more respect

Another option for an Ontario brewed fruit beer available at the LCBO is Beyond the Pale's Pink Fuzz Grapefruit Wheat.
by BlackRedGold
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 82
Views: 13010

Re: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores

The Highland Hills Superstore has the best infrastructure to handle this in Kitchener, but there's a fucking beer store in the same parking lot. Any other stores that are in the same plaza/parking lot as an LCBO/TBS? Off the top of my head, the College Square Loblaws in Ottawa is in the same plaza ...
by BlackRedGold
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 82
Views: 13010

Re: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores

can someone remind me, will this grocery store stuff result in any type of NEW beers that we won't/don't have at the lcbo/beerstore? No. Everything they sell has to come from the 'BO or TBS. There's a chance that a grocery chain could go get an import license and start bringing in exclusive offerin...
by BlackRedGold
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 82
Views: 13010

Re: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores

nickw wrote:I've actually got no real conception of what 10,000 square feet looks like in grocery store form. Does anyone have a better idea, using stores in the downtown Toronto area as comparables?


A standard freestanding LCBO store is around 8,000-10,000 square feet.
by BlackRedGold
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 82
Views: 13010

Re: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores

cratez wrote:Farm Boy and Longo's might hold some promise, but the rest will likely stock as much macro beer as they can get away with.


Sobey's might be decent as well. Some, but not all, of their IGA stores in Quebec have a really solid craft beer selection.
by BlackRedGold
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Convenience store owners are evil
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

By The Beer Store's logic we should no longer sell tobacco at corner stores and it should only be sold at government or tobacco cartel owned stores. Nor should we allow privately owned restaurants and bars to sell beer either. Might be a middle aged guy behind the bar willing to sell without botheri...
by BlackRedGold
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: La Morsure
Replies: 12
Views: 2900

Quebec should just stay as far away as possible from IPAs. I've never had an even half-decent IPA from that province. Stick to the Belgian styles, boys. Largely true, but I think both Moralite and Yakima are very nice IPAs. Ren I'd also suggest Catapulte, Leo's, Disco Soleil, Double Dose and Jukebo...
by BlackRedGold
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 111811

Bytowner wrote:Broadhead Polaris IPA: After the above, not great. This hop just isn't meant for the style. Alternated between "meh" and "ugh".


Are you sure that wasn't Kichissippi?
by BlackRedGold
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Ottawa and area help
Replies: 165
Views: 47902

Ceecee wrote:I was there last week and it looked like they were burning off stock. Twitter and FB silence for a few weeks too. This doesn't look good...


Did you at least get some good deals if they were burning off stock?
by BlackRedGold
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4730
Views: 1003692

Bytowner wrote:
Jonah Hex wrote:BLONDE DE CHAMBLY
LCBO 356170 | 750 mL bottle
Price $ 6.95 Just starting to show stock now.

A Saison by Unibroue? Don't need to know more, I'm in! ;)


I wouldn't rush out for it. It's pretty darn dull.


I prefer it to the Blanche. Probably because it doesn't have the strong coriander note.
by BlackRedGold
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Windsor restauranteur launches Beer Store boycott
Replies: 6
Views: 2537

I like these comments put together... Members of Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs expressed surprise on learning last month of the price differential between what licencees pay at The Beer Store for premium brands and what the public is charged. The Canadian Restaurants a...
by BlackRedGold
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 19620

That sounds about right. I'd be thrilled if I lived in a town with 1 good German brewer, 1 good Belgian brewer, 1 good British brewer, and 1 good North American brewer. Instead I get Beau's. BtP is also too scatter shot. They've made some good beers, but you just never know. I don't think I've had ...
by BlackRedGold
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Mediocre Beer
Replies: 163
Views: 19620

squeaky wrote: Seems like Quebec, as a rule, can't make a decent IPA..


I'm going to guess you haven't been to Quebec in the past year. Moralite, Yakima, Leo's, Catapulte, Jukebox, Sabotage, Disco Soleil, End of the Road. All better than decent.

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