Beer in Grocery Stores

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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Belgian » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:54 pm

darmokandjalad wrote:
BlackRedGold wrote: How the hell can a small town store that's been carrying beer for less than a month have a way better craft beer selection than any TBS I've ever been in?

Ooh, ooh, I know this one. The small town store isn't owned by three multinational brewing conglomerates who are much more concerned with moving their own products vs. those of independent brewers.

No way #$%k off! You're shattering my illusions that Ontario is a free market...
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby portwood » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:16 pm

Belgian wrote:
darmokandjalad wrote:
BlackRedGold wrote: How the hell can a small town store that's been carrying beer for less than a month have a way better craft beer selection than any TBS I've ever been in?

Ooh, ooh, I know this one. The small town store isn't owned by three multinational brewing conglomerates who are much more concerned with moving their own products vs. those of independent brewers.

No way #$%k off! You're shattering my illusions that Ontario is a free market...

... but, but, but, the 'bo just upgraded their mobile app. No gov monopoly does that, right? :P
http://www.lcbo.com/content/lcbo/en/cor ... 7-18a.html
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby portwood » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:23 pm

woo hoo
beer has finally landed in Markham grocery - Loblaws on Bullock Dr

sad display ... (took over two sections previously selling snacks) ... no fridge (yet), BUT - its better than nothing.

picked up:
Beyond the Pale, pink fuzz
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby JaseWescott » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:14 pm

portwood wrote:woo hoo
beer has finally landed in Markham grocery - Loblaws on Bullock Dr

sad display ... (took over two sections previously selling snacks) ... no fridge (yet), BUT - its better than nothing.

picked up:
Beyond the Pale, pink fuzz
Pengo Pally
Abe Erb 1857


some supermarkets are better than others. Fortinos sucks but Starsky Fine Foods in Stoney Creek had bottles of Chimay Premiere and a couple things not in the LCBO system like County Cider Peach.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Craig » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:08 pm

County cider stuff can normally be found in Wine Rack stores, for some reason.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:18 pm

Zehrs by my house finally got beer/wine in. Actually a really good set up, two aisles. All the beer/cider is refrigerated. Equal if not more craft vs macro beer and a real decent selection. They actually have BTP pink fuzz, which no lcbos in this area have ever carried. I love that beer so it's a huge plus for me. Picked up a couple last night and it tasted nice and fresh(can't see any dates on it)
Wine selection is shit

*edit: after being in a few more times and checking dates, things seem pretty damn good so far. Each IPA I checked were only a couple weeks old, some only a week. To be honest, I'd rather buy beer here that at certain lcbos(I'm looking at you Clair Rd store) which have cans of naufhty neighbor(for example)sitting in the fridge from February, while cans only a month old are sitting on unrefrisgerated shelves and turning over. Product rotation at its finest
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby lister » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:38 pm

Zehrs in Barrie on Big Bay has got a beer and wine section now, most of it refrigerated. My first Ontario grocery store beer purchase! It had a pretty decent selection.

TBS on Bayfield at the north end actually has an employee (not sure if he was a manager or not) that's been working on bringing more interesting stuff in which he has been doing slowly. He was pretty enthusiastic about it.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Blasphomet » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:22 pm

portwood wrote:woo hoo
beer has finally landed in Markham grocery - Loblaws on Bullock Dr

sad display ... (took over two sections previously selling snacks) ... no fridge (yet), BUT - its better than nothing.

picked up:
Beyond the Pale, pink fuzz
Pengo Pally
Abe Erb 1857



I'll have to keep the Pink Fuzz in mind next time I head to Rouge River.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby DeMarco » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:28 pm

Blasphomet wrote:
portwood wrote:woo hoo
beer has finally landed in Markham grocery - Loblaws on Bullock Dr

sad display ... (took over two sections previously selling snacks) ... no fridge (yet), BUT - its better than nothing.

picked up:
Beyond the Pale, pink fuzz
Pengo Pally
Abe Erb 1857



I'll have to keep the Pink Fuzz in mind next time I head to Rouge River.


There's a few beyond the pales around toronto in LCBO and grocery. I've found the pale ale project at the millwood loblaws before.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Blasphomet » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:07 pm

DeMarco wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:
portwood wrote:woo hoo
beer has finally landed in Markham grocery - Loblaws on Bullock Dr

sad display ... (took over two sections previously selling snacks) ... no fridge (yet), BUT - its better than nothing.

picked up:
Beyond the Pale, pink fuzz
Pengo Pally
Abe Erb 1857



I'll have to keep the Pink Fuzz in mind next time I head to Rouge River.


There's a few beyond the pales around toronto in LCBO and grocery. I've found the pale ale project at the millwood loblaws before.


I searched the LCBO site and they all appear to be in the Ottawa region. Def not in Durham where I'm at. And I don't know if you can search grocery stores online for what beer they have or not. If you can, let me know.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Napalm Frog » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:46 pm

Can't search groceries, but a whole bunch of BtP stuff has hit downtown TO (eg Summerhill) on and off. Mostly Pink Fuzz, and maybe one or two other brews. Yonge & Eg is another location that seems to consistently get their releases.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Blasphomet » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:50 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:Can't search groceries, but a whole bunch of BtP stuff has hit downtown TO (eg Summerhill) on and off. Mostly Pink Fuzz, and maybe one or two other brews. Yonge & Eg is another location that seems to consistently get their releases.


Hit up Rouge River today some beer so went to the Loblaws or Superstore or whatever it is there at McCowan and Bullock and yeah, was able to grab some BtP Pink Fuzz and Pale Ale Project. They also had the Refine Fool Nut Brown and The Exchange Saison (which was really surprising... I've never tried any The Exchange beer), but I'd spend enough. I'll go back for The Exchange next time I hit RR.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby midlife crisis » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:52 pm

Beer now in at Loblaws in Hogg's Hollow (Yonge + Lawrence) for anyone in the area. Pretty good selection too. Bought a CA Stash that was less than a month old. Will have to keep an eye on their turnover. But a happy day. woo hoo!
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby dale cannon » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:30 am

lister wrote:Zehrs in Barrie on Big Bay has got a beer and wine section now, most of it refrigerated. My first Ontario grocery store beer purchase! It had a pretty decent selection.

TBS on Bayfield at the north end actually has an employee (not sure if he was a manager or not) that's been working on bringing more interesting stuff in which he has been doing slowly. He was pretty enthusiastic about it.


Did they have Aromatherapy at Zehrs on big bay pt? The loblaws on bayfield also has a beer area now.
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Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

Postby Blasphomet » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:31 pm

It'd be great if people could share where they've picked up Aromatherapy in the GTA, as I'd love to grab some.

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