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by Provost Drunk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 630
Views: 200975

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

I'm referring to restaurants getting the right to sell alcohol to go during COVID. For instance, Keep6 is still importing exclusive beer/wine/spirits, but selling it through their bars other non-LCBO bottle shops. Previously Keep6 would sell many of these imports as LCBO Online Exclusives. Oh. I th...
by Provost Drunk
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: The Beer Store in the news for losing money
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: The Beer Store in the news for losing money

The business model was set up to distribute beer for the brewer/owners (currently 2 primary owners: AB Inbev & Molson Coors, and to a smaller extent Sapporo). As Jordan has written many times elsewhere, its meant to be a "cost-recovery" model, not a retail for-profit model. In other w...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 13
Views: 4582

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

I mean, I see a lot more Mikkeler, Omnipollo, etc. at the LiCBO (and at Loblaws in the case of the latter) now that they are made at Brunswick. Don't know what the overall sales are but it might well be healthy? I suspect that they must be to have attracted the investment. It's never been clear to ...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 13
Views: 4582

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

PE fund Clairvest made an equity investment in Brunswick today: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/30/2136866/0/en/Clairvest-Partners-with-Management-Team-of-Brunswick-Bierworks.html Brunswick wouldn't have been at the top of my list if I had to name a GTA micro that was going to get...
by Provost Drunk
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer Cellars
Replies: 85
Views: 20756

Re: Amby RIS.

Having a 2009 St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe , also in remarkably fine shape at 7.5 years of age. Also has bold and rich flavors of winey dark fruit, chocolate ganache torte and a dry hint of coffee liqueur. Solid creamy palate is supported by a remainder of bittering hop, ALL the rough edges ar...
by Provost Drunk
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16837
Views: 2375381

Re: Un-cellaring right now?

I also have a number of those Avec Bon Voueux Dupont Christmas beers they put out, probably stellar cellar candidates as well. I pulled one of these out of the cellar about a month ago and it is still drinking great. A little bit sweeter/maltier, but still showcasing that spicy phenol character. I'...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?
Replies: 19
Views: 2005

Re: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?

Drinking more but probably spending a little bit less on balance. I would say it's more of a re-allocation of my alcohol funds away from bars/restaurants to the LCBO and breweries with some net reductions overall by paying fewer bar premiums. My home bar has also expanded greatly as I have been work...
by Provost Drunk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1134
Views: 245628

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Passi Reali Appassimento Montepulciano Organic VDT Montepulciano 750 mL bottle | LCBO#: 523100 $12.90 $14.90 Save $2.00 Limited Time Offer Until September 13, 2020 If you haven't ever tried a red done in the Appassimento style this one is worth trying especially since it is on sale. Warm, smooth, d...
by Provost Drunk
Mon May 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20
Replies: 43
Views: 10765

Re: Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout

Nice beer. Not worth the $$ imo. +1 (not worth $20, even for 650Ml) I was wondering at the high price, but I like it. Heavily built. The flavors are dense and carry on for a loooong time... it's a good hybrid of UK traditional and USA style RIS, with some nice leathery tones setting off the ample r...
by Provost Drunk
Sun May 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20
Replies: 43
Views: 10765

Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

I hear we are getting Cigar City Marshal Zhukov.. Edited the list below thanks to JaseWescott, a lot of repeats from previous years as always: ONTARIO CRAFT BEERS ... TBD - King Kung Imperial Stout - 473mL ... I don't think that I ever saw this on shelves and it's never been listed online to my kno...
by Provost Drunk
Sun May 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20
Replies: 43
Views: 10765

Re: Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout

In the local store and one of the staff told me he thought everything was pretty much in. Well that ^^^ was November and I just got a Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout at Summerhill. Merry Christmas... in May, and I assume this shipment must be perfectly matured for drinking now unle...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20
Replies: 43
Views: 10765

Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

roland wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote:13444 Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine 2018 - 500mL — Just saw this one. Good price at ~$6.50, haven't tried it yet. And it's not viewable on LCBO.com.


Hi, do you remember which LCBO store?


I saw some bottles at the Queen's Quay LCBO about a month ago when I last stocked up.
by Provost Drunk
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 91
Views: 24764

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

Is the Black Isle Brewery Systems Theory Imperial Stout officially a lost cause? The Spring 2020 release doesn't really inspire me, so Systems Theory would be a very welcome late addition (particularly if one of the scotch barrel-aged variants).
by Provost Drunk
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1134
Views: 245628

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

My boss is trying to organize a scotch tasting for clients. Looking to pick up around 8 bottles in the $70-100 price range (although it would be fine to have an outlier or two of more expensive and/or some cheaper value options to keep things interesting). It will be a blind tasting, which should be...
by Provost Drunk
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 91
Views: 24764

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

JaseWescott wrote:

10502 Black Isle Brewery Systems Theory Imperial Stout - 440mL - United Kingdom



Did this one ever make it on the shelves? I can't recall seeing it and don't see it listed online.

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