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private order #2?

Postby inertiaboy » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:03 pm

Now that the LCBO has taken our deposits on the Great Divide order, anyone want to get the ball rolling on a second private order? I think we need two things to get this started:

1) the next brewery to order from. we'll probably need to get a ranking here and try them one-by-one until we get one to agree to deal with the LCBO. I imagine personal contact with the brewery would help here.

2) a volunteer to organize everything. it's actually not a lot of work and I can pass on what little experience I gained from the last one.

Let the suggestions fly!
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Postby Wheatsheaf » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:19 pm

Hair of the Dog might be a possibility. The minimum order would have to be 40 cases, but hopefully they would be open to another mixed order like the one Volo received. One benefit to us would be that all the products have already gone through the LCBO lab. I'll look into contacting the brewery if anyone else likes the idea.
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Postby A » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:22 pm

You know one that I was thinking about the other day would be De Dolle from Belgium. I expect that theres enough being shipped from Belgium to make the shipping reasonable.
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Postby Belgian » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:35 pm

I'm on board for supporting these fun 'mass purchases', especially belgians and other character products.

I bet Achel Extra products would be freaking awesome, because the regular Achel line is so good.
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Postby A » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:52 pm

Hair of the Dog would be good too, except its pretty hard to drink a case of that stuff in one lifetime :)
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Postby JerCraigs » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:03 pm

I think Achel is represented by Esprit aren't they?

We should get some Midnight Sun Brewing stuff!
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Postby GregClow » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:57 am

Based on the difficulty that agents have had in the past trying to get Bar Towellers to order full cases of Belgian products, I doubt that there would be enough interest to put together a private order.

(I'm not saying that no Bar Towellers were interested, just that there were a lot fewer than those who joined in on the Great Divide order.)

I think sticking with North American brewers, at least for the next couple of cycles, would be a good idea.
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Postby Cass » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:30 am

I would like to go for Southern Tier. It's been to Toronto before in small quantities at Volo (just like Great Divide), and it's pretty close geographically, if that means anything to the LCBO.
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Postby JerCraigs » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:04 am

Cass wrote:I would like to go for Southern Tier. It's been to Toronto before in small quantities at Volo (just like Great Divide), and it's pretty close geographically, if that means anything to the LCBO.


But by the same token we could just as easily set up a bus trip to New York and all go buy some... That said it is a good choice.

How about Bells? Close and very good!
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Postby joey_capps » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:13 am

JerCraigs wrote:
Cass wrote:I would like to go for Southern Tier. It's been to Toronto before in small quantities at Volo (just like Great Divide), and it's pretty close geographically, if that means anything to the LCBO.


But by the same token we could just as easily set up a bus trip to New York and all go buy some... That said it is a good choice.

How about Bells? Close and very good!


Bar Towel weekend--Bell's, Three Floyds, Great Lake, Southern Tier, Premier . . . oops sorry for the hijack.

Back to the topic. Southern Tier is great, but they are very colse geographically, and there are easier ways to procure a case than involving the LCBO. Bell's would be great, but I'd be more inclined to look to California, Oregon, or Washington.
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Postby Jan Primus » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:42 am

JerCraigs wrote:
Cass wrote:I would like to go for Southern Tier. It's been to Toronto before in small quantities at Volo (just like Great Divide), and it's pretty close geographically, if that means anything to the LCBO.


But by the same token we could just as easily set up a bus trip to New York and all go buy some... That said it is a good choice.

How about Bells? Close and very good!


Bells is a good suggestion, imho.
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Postby Blankboy » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:44 am

How about Founders? I recently put in a request for the Breakfast Stout and after the LCBO contacted Founders they were told that it was a seasonal but they would keep my request on file if I want to try again at a later date. So it definitely wasn't a "no". Plus they have so many other excellent beers.
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Postby Gunny » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:02 pm

Blankboy wrote:How about Founders? I recently put in a request for the Breakfast Stout and after the LCBO contacted Founders they were told that it was a seasonal but they would keep my request on file if I want to try again at a later date. So it definitely wasn't a "no". Plus they have so many other excellent beers.

I would bet that Breakfast Stout would meet with raised eyebrows what with the word "Breakfast" in its name and the toe headed child on the label digging into his oatmeal :wink:
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Postby Al of Kingston » Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:27 pm

I am in. Hair of the Dog, Bear Republic, Anderson Valley in preference to Southern Tier which is very good but a short drive away. New Belgium would be good but they won't sell here even on a special order or so they told me.
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Postby Manul » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:07 pm

I'd go for Stone Brewing but either of Hair of the Dog, Bear Republic, Anderson Valley sounds good too.

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