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Postby electroluminescent » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:53 am

Finally getting mine tonight, apparently it's been sitting on the bottom of a pile at my store for weeks, my invoice was on the bottom of the box so the store didn't see it.
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Postby hops are your friend » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:19 pm

hops are your friend wrote:A competent employee came by and actually knew to look in the back but he didn't find my beer. :( Too late to call the SS in Toronto today to see if they have any idea where it is.

Bottom line, I'd just like them to ship my case (with or without paperwork) sometime...

How many LCBO employees does it take to find a case of Hopyard that is sitting on their customer order shelf in the back room? The answer is 5. I take back what I said about a competent employee looking the first time I checked.

I found out that my case was actually sent up Jan 17 and just sat at my LCBO because no one at the store bothered to take the paperwork off the top of the box. I think I'll get my BrewDog order sent to a different LCBO store.
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Postby The_Jester » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:00 pm

Well, this is interesting. The LCBO has lost my order. I paid for it January 13th. Since then, shipping insists that it has been shipped, and my local insists that they don't have it. Oh well. I'm told I'll get my money back. I was looking forward to it, though, despite the fact that Volo stole one of my Baltic Porters.
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Postby Sanchex » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:33 pm

volo stole your baltic porters? do you mean case or bottles from the mixpack?
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Postby The_Jester » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:57 pm

Sanchex wrote:volo stole your baltic porters? do you mean case or bottles from the mixpack?


One from the case. I saw a picture of it on the Bartowel homepage. I'm sure that one was mine. Or would have been, had I ever gotten my case. Do you think that if I go there and explain this nicely to them, that they'll let me have it?
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Postby hopaddict » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:43 pm

Another reason why volo is on my shit list. whether they know or it not, they alienate a lot of people. i have a feeling if things continue their only patrons will be die hard beer geeks who will withstand terribly condescending service for the chance to add another beer to their list.
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Postby Weebay » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:52 pm

Sorry, what?
You think that Volo stole your baltic porter or you know that they took your blatic porter?
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Postby The_Jester » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:03 pm

Yes. They came to my house, beat up my grandmother, kicked my cat, and took my beer. And left some Leafs tickets.

Do people now need emoticons with every comment to tell them how to take it?

The Garrison Brewmaster cases apparently arrived with only one Baltic Porter instead of the advertised two, due to an apparent shortage. They were replaced with a third barleywine. Volo is having a Garrison promotion that includes the Baltic Porter. There was even a photo of a Baltic Porter label on the Bartowel home page. So I suggested that the bottles missing out of everyones' cases are the ones on sale at Volo. I don't really believe this. I'm assuming that their order was cut in half as well, 'cause that would only be fair. It was an overly-subtle attempt at humour. Or perhaps irony.

I don't know. I'm just pissed since I didn't get my beer anyhow. 'Cause the LCBO, with the covert assistance of Dalton McGuinty, lost my case.
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Postby Jon Walker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:12 pm

hopaddict wrote:Another reason why volo is on my shit list. whether they know or it not, they alienate a lot of people. i have a feeling if things continue their only patrons will be die hard beer geeks who will withstand terribly condescending service for the chance to add another beer to their list.



Whaaaaattttt? I've personally watched some of the staff there VERY considerately walk a total MolBat drinker through the beer list and helped them find something not too challenging for their palette. Ralph started as a guy who didn't know or understand craft beer, his evolution has been staggering and I know he's passed that respect and knowledge on to his staff. So I'm not sure what your personal issue is with him and/or the bar but I'd be surprised if there's many more angry voices than yours when it comes to service at Volo.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:47 pm

The_Jester wrote:..... And left some Leafs tickets.....




Likely the crime of the century. Sorry you had to go through it too. No one should ever have to experience that.
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Postby Weebay » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:54 am

The_Jester wrote:Yes. They came to my house, beat up my grandmother, kicked my cat, and took my beer. And left some Leafs tickets.

Do people now need emoticons with every comment to tell them how to take it?

The Garrison Brewmaster cases apparently arrived with only one Baltic Porter instead of the advertised two, due to an apparent shortage. They were replaced with a third barleywine. Volo is having a Garrison promotion that includes the Baltic Porter. There was even a photo of a Baltic Porter label on the Bartowel home page. So I suggested that the bottles missing out of everyones' cases are the ones on sale at Volo. I don't really believe this. I'm assuming that their order was cut in half as well, 'cause that would only be fair. It was an overly-subtle attempt at humour. Or perhaps irony.

I don't know. I'm just pissed since I didn't get my beer anyhow. 'Cause the LCBO, with the covert assistance of Dalton McGuinty, lost my case.


Yes, I was able to pierce your masterful prose enough to understand that you weren't saying that they physically assaulted you and took your beer, however, you did make it sound as if they had tampered with your order and taken your beer. I was looking for further clarification.

So Volo in fact did nothing wrong to your order, you simply made a poor joke, which the poster below you also failed to get, and used as platform to complain about Volo.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:59 am

I like this thread. I also like pickles.
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Postby irishkyle21 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:57 am

I love a good Gherkin pickle!
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Postby GregClow » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:40 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:I like this thread. I also like pickles.


I do not mind pickles. But a pint is too much.
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Postby electroluminescent » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:17 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:I like this thread. I also like pickles.


Not actually a pickle fan but I'm fascinated with single serving pickles..

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Oh and I got the joke about Volo stealing the Porter, that was the first thought the same thing crossed my mind when I saw the label on the main page.

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