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by portwood
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3105
Views: 826776

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Seems that each year they'll grant one new word out of the vulgar dictionary and allow it to enter the sanctity of the liquor store. Im glad they've given bastard immunity. Bolshevik bastard, kentucky bastard, arrogant bastard, fat bastard wines, so on.. LCBO being primarily a wine merchant, they m...
by portwood
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3105
Views: 826776

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

BakaGaijin wrote: The LCBO needs to change the way they acquire new product.

... and they way(s) they sell it
by portwood
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3105
Views: 826776

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

midlife crisis wrote:Because, deep down, the LCBO doesn't give a crap about beer.

... or anything else except wine (and bottom shelf mass movers)
by portwood
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4861
Views: 1151523

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

The hops will drop out of anything you cellar, regardless of the ABV. If there's a lot of body there, you might find that develops and changes over time, but after a while you won't have an IPA any more. Noted, thanks I'll drink the 2 I bought yesterday, and if I like it, hope the lcbo keeps the li...
by portwood
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Bourbon Trading
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: Bourbon Trading

Are you looking to trade for beer or other Bourbon?
by portwood
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4861
Views: 1151523

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

cratez wrote:
jeremyg wrote:finally got to try the fat tug. it's absolutely delicious, don't pass it up.

^ What he said. ^

Being an IPA and "only" 7% is it something that can be cellared? if so, what would be the "best before date"?
by portwood
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1073
Views: 223598

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Belgian wrote:
Beer'n'gin wrote:Bowmore 12 yr Good starter into peat. ($55)

Thank you! A good pick for my father's 70th next week, obviously I don't want to spend any more on the cheap old bastard.

$5 off ends Jan 3rd.
Price back up to $60 on Monday
by portwood
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1073
Views: 223598

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

But I could recommend a few if the card is really burning a whole in your pocket. Bourbon - Bulleit 10 YO ($50) well priced against US Blanton's Gold Edition Single Barrel ($100) release date should be soon Scotch - Aberlour A'bunadh ($95) sherry bomb cask strength stuff / Glenfarclas 105 ($106) al...
by portwood
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Random Reviews
Replies: 465
Views: 121643

Re: Random Reviews

Stone Bastard Box So far I've had the Arrogant Bastard and Oaked version ... meh ! The oaked tones down the bitterness and adds a bit more complexity but I practically had to stick my nose in both beers to get any aromas out of them. All the bluster/arrogance on the labels and (unless this stuff is ...
by portwood
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO price tags
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: LCBO price tags

My bottle of Ayinger Oktober Fest Marzen also has a sticker
I tried buying one of these a couple of weeks ago and the bar code was scanning as 6 bottles. (KGBO employees couldn't figure it out so I left the bottle behind at the time)
by portwood
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 262
Views: 59655

Re: Great Lakes

I can handle 473 cans, hate when all special releases are 750ml as usually high in abv and unfortunately I have no one to share with I understand the economics behind >500ml bottles/cans but wish all high abv beer came in under 400ml sizes! IMO, the European 33cl size is perfect, especially for str...
by portwood
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO and returns or exchanges
Replies: 6
Views: 10879

Re: LCBO and returns or exchanges

As long as a product bar code scans into the system (and the item is in salable condition) they will take it back for exchange for something else of equal or greater value. This means they will take anything back they have sold at any point in time and credit the last price in the system. While this...
by portwood
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO price tags
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: LCBO price tags

I noticed the same on Stone Bastard Box
It could be a solution to bar codes that do not scan properly. I recall someone posting in another thread the SBB were scanning at 3x the price.
by portwood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 82
Views: 15354

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

While it's unfortunate that the initial selection is identical to any decent LCBO in Anywhere, Ontario, it's encouraging that Loblaws has decided to devote 50% of its beer shelf space to craft brands, and I suspect the selection will improve over time. Seems like a good start IMO, especially for a ...
by portwood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Announces First Winning Bidders for Sale of Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 82
Views: 15354

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

As with all first steps after deregulating anything previously government controlled, the beer list is ho hum - nothing new. The exciting part is for the future. Once other retailers get a taste of the sales/profit potential, the floodgates will open. The retail lobby will pressure the gov to expand...

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