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Postby flip » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:22 am

I'm willing to help.
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Postby inertiaboy » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:03 pm

Things are a little less hectic now so I'm going to contact Sylvia at the LCBO and ask for some quotes. Based on the responses in the thread so far, it looks like the most interest was for the following six breweries:

- Three Floyds
- Bear Republic
- Bells
- Alesmith
- Hair of the Dog
- Anderson Valley

I've tried to get a quote from Bell's before but they said they weren't interested and someone else mentioned that Alesmith declined, so I'm going to ask for the other four. Based on what we hear back, we can pick the next two orders and separate them by 6 or 8 weeks.

I'll ask for quotes on the following products:

Three Floyds
- Alpha King
- Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
- Dreadnaught Imperial IPA
- which others? the list on ratebeer is long...

Bear Republic
- Racer 5
- Red Rocket Ale
- Special XP Pale Ale
- Hop Rod Rye
- Big Bear Stout
- Pete Brown's Tribute Ale

Hair of the Dog
- Adam
- Fred
- Rose
- Ruth
- Doggie Claws
- 351ml, 1.5 litre, and 3 litre sizes as available

Anderson Valley
- Hop Ottin IPA
- Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
- Boont ESB
- Deependers Dark Porter
- High Rollers Wheat Beer
- Winter Solstice
- Brother Davids Double
- Brother Davids Triple
- 12 and 22 oz sizes as available

Let me know if there are any other beers to be added to these lists. I'd like to send the request off on Wednesday or Thursday.
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Postby northyorksammy » Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:58 pm

3 floyds behomoth barleywine
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Postby Bobbyok » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:27 am

inertiaboy wrote:I'll ask for quotes on the following products:

Three Floyds
- Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
-- which others? the list on ratebeer is long...


Probably not much point in asking about Dark Lord. They only sell it in bottles once a year and it sells out in a matter of hours, even with a half case maximum this year.

Others sold in bottles that I'm aware of:
Robert the Bruce Scottish Ale
Pride and Joy Mild Ale
Behemoth Barley Wine (also might be a limited availability release)
Rabbid Rabbit Saison
Black Sun Stout
Brian Boru Irish Red
Alpha Kong (Belgian Strong)
Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter
Gumballhead American Wheat
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Postby A » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:57 am

In general, most 3Floyds "big beers" are small batch seasonals. You may get lucky and they receive the order the same time they are brewing it, but probably not.

I believe the only regular beers are Alpha King, Robert the Bruce, Pride and Joy, and Xtra Pale.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:11 pm

A wrote:In general, most 3Floyds "big beers" are small batch seasonals. You may get lucky and they receive the order the same time they are brewing it, but probably not.

I believe the only regular beers are Alpha King, Robert the Bruce, Pride and Joy, and Xtra Pale.


According to beeradvocate, Dreadnaught is brewed year round as well.
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Postby inertiaboy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:27 pm

I got a response from the LCBO today about Bear Republic: "the Supplier informed us that they are not interested in filling private orders."

Still waiting on the other quotes.
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Postby John Aitken » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:38 am

That's too bad, I wonder if they feel it would be a small order so they don't want to bother.
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Postby Manul » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:18 am

I say if we can't get any of the ones we are after we could try another run of Great Divide... ALthough I wish I got myself some Hop Ottin - it's been a while.
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Postby shintriad » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:25 am

There's a ton of microbrewers out there, and I'm sure we can find a good one that will satisfy everyone.

Let's keep up the good fight...especially now that the LCBO, in their infinite idiocy, made the unconscionable decision not to list the 60 Minute full-time. Bastards.
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Postby Belgian » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:34 am

Manul wrote:I say if we can't get any of the ones we are after we could try another run of Great Divide...


I am VERY encouraged by the quality of the first order to try a few others, perhaps the Porter and the ESB, regular Yeti, Hercules... hey we should e-mail them props!

(ok here goes):

Dear friends,

I took part in the decent-sized LCBO aggregate order (as part of the BarTowel online community.)

Extremely pleased to have some Titan IPA and Oaked Yeti, exceptional beers we've practically never seen here in Toronto, Ontario.

Would love to do this again & try more of your excellent Great Divide beers. Thanks for handling this private order (and the somewhat finicky LCBO) to the benefit of we beer afficionados in Toronto!

Cheers & keep up the fine craft... JK


Wonder how many of these American small brewers know the GD order went fairly well. Maybe we could privately e-mail brewers encouraging a no-hassle 70-100 case order, which could be Great Divide again or possible them if they're into it on these favorable terms. What do you think?
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:11 pm

Manul wrote:I say if we can't get any of the ones we are after we could try another run of Great Divide... ALthough I wish I got myself some Hop Ottin - it's been a while.


I might be in if it came back to Great Divide again.

Hercules Double IPA blew me away.
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Postby lister » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:33 pm

I'd jump in this time for GD. I'd like to try the ESB, maybe the Amber and probably split the Porter with a friend.
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Postby inertiaboy » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:23 pm

When it rains, it pours... Just got a note from Sylvia about pricing from Anderson Valley, Three Floyds, and Hair of the Dog:

"In response to your inquiry for the above-mentioned products, unfortunately the suppliers are not sending the pricing information we requested."


Back to square one (and I don't mean Mississauga...). Maybe our approach should be to contact our target brewery directly and see if they are interested in shipping an order to Ontario. Once we have that contact established, then we get the LCBO involved. Anyone want to take the lead on this?
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Postby Belgian » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:33 pm

lister wrote:I'd jump in this time for GD. I'd like to try the ESB, maybe the Amber and probably split the Porter with a friend.


Don't forget the Hercules IIPA, you Hop Fiend...

(Now available in convenient snack size.)
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