LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2015

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LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Cass » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:56 am

LCBO Number Product Name Estd Retail Price Selling Unit Size ml ABV

397927 St. Louis Premium Gueuze $4.70 375 4.5
287490 Triple Karmeliet. Strong Belguim Ale $3.95 330 8.4
306860 St Feuillien Grand Cru Extra Strong Belgian A $3.95 330 9.5
106237 Doppel Hirsch Doppelbock $3.95 500 7.2
406421 Green Devil IPA $6.95 500 6
397943 Goat Boy Imperial Weizenbock $9.75 650 7.5
406439 Gregorius Trappist Beer $4.55 330 9.7
406447 Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen Dark $3.85 500 5.2
398875 Heelch O'Hops Double IPA $8.95 650 8.6
409458 Ayinger Weizen-Bock $4.95 500 7.1
398891 Phillips - Cabin Fever Black IPA $6.50 650 8.5
406454 Dieu Du Ciel! Moralite IPA $12.95 1,364 6.9
398180 Howe Sound Hop Raiser IPA $11.95 1,000 6.5
333468 Les Trois Mousquetaires Hopfensweisse $7.45 750 6
400895 Midtfyns Bryghus, Double IPA E-Strong Danish $6.95 500 9.2

Release starting w/o March 1st.
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Postby atomeyes » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:08 pm

Q: will Rodenbach be out before or after these beer are released?


this list is pretty bleh. Moralite's the only beer i'd buy. maybe. and we've had it on tap for the past year.
would also consider the LTM beer. it's a good beer. just...not interested.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:09 pm

Cass wrote:LCBO Number Product Name Estd Retail Price Selling Unit Size ml ABV

397927 St. Louis Premium Gueuze $4.70 375 4.5
287490 Triple Karmeliet. Strong Belguim Ale $3.95 330 8.4
306860 St Feuillien Grand Cru Extra Strong Belgian A $3.95 330 9.5
106237 Doppel Hirsch Doppelbock $3.95 500 7.2
406421 Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA $6.95 500 6
397943 Southern Tier Goat Boy Imperial Weizenbock $9.75 650 7.5
406439 Gregorius Trappist Beer $4.55 330 9.7
406447 Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen Dark $3.85 500 5.2
398875 Anderson Valley Heelch O'Hops Double IPA $8.95 650 8.6
409458 Ayinger Weizen-Bock $4.95 500 7.1
398891 Phillips - Cabin Fever Black IPA $6.50 650 8.5
406454 Dieu Du Ciel! Moralite IPA $12.95 1,364 6.9
398180 Howe Sound Hop Raiser IPA $11.95 1,000 6.5
333468 Les Trois Mousquetaires Hopfensweisse $7.45 750 6
400895 Midtfyns Bryghus, Double IPA E-Strong Danish $6.95 500 9.2

Release starting w/o March 1st.
A few of these seemed to be missing the brewery name, so I have added them here (see above in bold)
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby GregClow » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:14 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:A few of these seemed to be missing the brewery name, so I have added them here (see above in bold)


There are a few other typos/errors as well.

When I have some time a bit later, I'll try and do as a I did with last month's list and add a full & correct name for each beer, while also leaving the LCBO version for ease of searching once they're released.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:16 pm

ya this is pretty boring, especially for those of us who can get Moralite 5 minutes away (and fresh unlike it will be by the time the lcbo is done with it)
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Postby Cass » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:17 pm

Re: errors - sorry, just copied and pasted from the LCBO file. Gotta keep up the speed to market! :)
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Postby sprague11 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:23 pm

Look at the bright side - More money to spend across the border!
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:29 pm

1 usd == 1.17882 cad

:(

sprague11 wrote:Look at the bright side - More money to spend across the border!
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Postby Craig » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:41 pm

It's encouraging that St. Louis moved well enough they bothered to bring it back so soon. That might encourage them to try other beers of the style in the future.

Gregorius should get some love. That's not a super easy beer to come by and it's got the trappist designation, which is neat.

If Green Devil or Moralite come fresh, they're both excellent IPAs. I kinda doubt they pull it off with Green Devil, but they ought to be able to do it with Moralite. DDC have done the LCBO thing before, so they ought to know how to work it.

The rest seems like high quality IPAs and Weizens of various styles that all sound decent enough if you like the styles. Nothing to line up for, but nothing to complain about either.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:22 pm

spinrsx wrote:1 usd == 1.17882 cad

:(

sprague11 wrote:Look at the bright side - More money to spend across the border!
That F/X rate is killing me lately...
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:23 pm

on the bright side - cheap gas!

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spinrsx wrote:1 usd == 1.17882 cad

:(

sprague11 wrote:Look at the bright side - More money to spend across the border!
That F/X rate is killing me lately...
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby groulxsome » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:25 pm

Cass wrote:400895 Midtfyns Bryghus, Double IPA E-Strong Danish $6.95 500 9.2.


Nothing personally against this brewery, but generally reviews from people I know around Toronto (and on there) seem find their beers to be not that great. Why does the LCBO keep letting DIMA IMPORTS bring this brewery in when there are others that people want to see more?
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby biegaman » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:40 pm

groulxsome wrote:Nothing personally against this brewery, but generally reviews from people I know around Toronto (and on there) seem find their beers to be not that great. Why does the LCBO keep letting DIMA IMPORTS bring this brewery in when there are others that people want to see more?


Because you know as well as I do, it's not about what people like - it's about what the LCBO category manager likes. It frustrates me to no end that the decisions about which beers come into the province are made by one person (or small group of people) whose knowledge of beer is rudimentary. And those making the call don't check Untapped or RB or BA or consult with media/bar owners/brewers.

That said, in fairness to them, they are accountable to the consumer in general (not just us hardcore beer geeks) and, ultimately, to the bottom line. They keep bringing back the same shitty gift packs year after year because they sell (I would argue they sell in spite of themselves, owing to the monopoly and lack of competition, but of course that's another story...)

Agents also play a role in this. The LCBO puts out calls for products and it's up to the industry side to submit and be able to commit and comply with orders. But, again, to repeat what I said above, the system drives me nuts too. The root of the problem, I believe, is this silly notion that you can only have a finite number of beers listed. It's ridiculous.
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Postby instantkamera » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:57 pm

atomeyes wrote:this list is pretty bleh. Moralite's the only beer i'd buy.


Yeah, and it's likely not going to be the pinnacle of freshness, compared to getting it in QC.

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It's encouraging that St. Louis moved well enough they bothered to bring it back so soon. That might encourage them to try other beers of the style in the future.



This doesn't appear to be the same beer as Fond Tradition.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/st-louis-gueuze/6101/

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/st-louis-g ... tion/6098/

and the comparative ratings aren't very encouraging. :(
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Postby Craig » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:24 pm

instantkamera wrote:
atomeyes wrote:this list is pretty bleh. Moralite's the only beer i'd buy.


Yeah, and it's likely not going to be the pinnacle of freshness, compared to getting it in QC.

Craig wrote:
It's encouraging that St. Louis moved well enough they bothered to bring it back so soon. That might encourage them to try other beers of the style in the future.



This doesn't appear to be the same beer as Fond Tradition.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/st-louis-gueuze/6101/

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/st-louis-g ... tion/6098/

and the comparative ratings aren't very encouraging. :(


Yeesh. That's the 4th lowest-rated Gueuze on all of Ratebeer.

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