LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

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And in explosive news… Mead Braggot is the bomb!

Postby Belgian » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:49 pm

cratez wrote:As a rule the LCBO takes the most anticipated beers from a release and uses additional lab testing and "warehouse warm aging" to ensure that the product is barely drinkable by the time it hits shelves. Extra attention is given to hoppy beers and anything imported from the States. But on the plus side, Trafalgar's Mead Braggot cleared testing without a hitch and is all yours for $5.50 per 13oz bottle.

I am beginning to detect a note of cynicism in some of your posts… can't quite put my finger on it LOL.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Ukie » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:57 am

cratez wrote:
mahcinesquad wrote:
Ukie wrote:Tank 7 was received couple weeks ago and is undergoing testing.

The 3 Stone beers have yet to arrive.


ARGH! The wait is unbearable.

As a rule the LCBO takes the most anticipated beers from a release and uses additional lab testing and "warehouse warm aging" to ensure that the product is barely drinkable by the time it hits shelves. Extra attention is given to hoppy beers and anything imported from the States. But on the plus side, Trafalgar's Mead Braggot cleared testing without a hitch and is all yours for $5.50 per 13oz bottle.



The Tank 7 has passed testing and who knows may be arriving in stores as we speak.....

Cratez you nailed it, the most anticipated beers........I have varied tastes but it always seems the ones I most want.....Have to try reverse psychology next release, pick the least desirable product and rant and post how much I want it.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Ukie » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:16 am

Tank 7 could be in stores any day now as they are in the warehouses.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Inkling » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:33 pm

It's in the system now at least and showing up on their web site, just not showing in any stores yet.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby kevinlater » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:21 am

tank 7 showing stock now!
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby mahcinesquad » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:10 pm

With Tank 7 rolling out, has anyone tried it from this batch? Did the warehouse aging ruin it?
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Ukie » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:04 pm

mahcinesquad wrote:With Tank 7 rolling out, has anyone tried it from this batch? Did the warehouse aging ruin it?


Hamilton members, just came home from Dundurn with some.

Will let you know in several hours with a verdict, bottled Jan 21, 2015

Best by 22/04/2016.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Ukie » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:49 pm

First impressions are the flavours are still there but not over the top like some farmhouse ales, no real strong bite. Still has lots of floral and citrusy smells and tastes though.

Very smooth drinking, hard to believe Abv of 8.5%
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:27 pm

Ukie wrote:bottled Jan 21, 2015

Best by 22/04/2016.


Where did you see that bottling date?

The bottles I picked up have the same BB date (22/04/2016) with the following code written above it on the neck: L042215. I translated that to mean it was bottled 04.22.15 (one year prior to the BB date), and thus only three months old.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Ukie » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:51 pm

deepeary wrote:
Ukie wrote:bottled Jan 21, 2015

Best by 22/04/2016.


Where did you see that bottling date?

The bottles I picked up have the same BB date (22/04/2016) with the following code written above it on the neck: L042215. I translated that to mean it was bottled 04.22.15 (one year prior to the BB date), and thus only three months old.


I was going by the code on the bottom of the bottle 50214E2120259, which is the old julien calendar dating, 5 for 2015 and 021 for the 21st day of 2015.

I like your answer better.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Inkling » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:19 pm

Picked some up in Ottawa today. I wasn't sure what to expect from it (not really experienced with so-called Farmhouse Ales) but it reminds me of The Princess Wears Girl Pants. Quite nice though. Judging from the bottle that we're shipped, it has a wide international distribution.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Ceecee » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:05 pm

According to my conversation with LCBO on the Twitter, the Cuvee Soeur'ise cleared the lab this week and will possibly be in stores by next Friday. We shall see...
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby Craig » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:29 pm

I wonder what's up with the Soeur'ise? It isn't even listed yet.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby spinrsx » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:24 pm

The Brooklyn Ace never returned either
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2015

Postby spinrsx » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:08 am

finally listed..


De Leite Cuvee Sour Oak Aged Tripel Kriek Ale
LCBO#: 415737 | 330 mL bottle
$4.35

anyone know if this would be a good cellar candidate?

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