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LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:03 pm
by spinrsx
Here is the list

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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:15 pm
by Craig
I know that the first three pages of posts after the details are announced are going to be people complaining how underwhelming it is. :P

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:06 pm
by matt7215
Orval
Christoffel Blonde
Les Trois Mousquetaires S.S. Maibock
Samuel Adams Noble Pils
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor

^ this ^ list of former spring release beers would be ok with me

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:16 pm
by darmokandjalad
Craig wrote:I know that the first three pages of posts after the details are announced are going to be people complaining how underwhelming it is. :P


"I sure do love me some LCBO warehouse-cellared IPAs from California"
"Oh great, that Belgian import that I look forward to every year costs 2x as much now because of the terrible exchange rate"
"Oh boy, yet another 12 dollar Lake of Bays/Beau's bomber that I can look forward to not buying"

etc.
Just getting it out of my system ahead of time.

Also: you know that one import on the list that everyone is excited about? It won't be here until late August.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:17 pm
by spinrsx
I would assume it includes at least some of these previously announced beers:

Lagunitas Maximus 6-Pk
De Leite Cuvee Mamzelle
Cheval Blanc Double Blanche
Central City Red Racer Imperial IPA
Brasserie Les 2 Frères-Hickson IPA

and I'll bet the Fat Tug IPA that is at the lcbo now is part of it too

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:42 pm
by Craig
darmokandjalad wrote:
Craig wrote:I know that the first three pages of posts after the details are announced are going to be people complaining how underwhelming it is. :P


"I sure do love me some LCBO warehouse-cellared IPAs from California"
"Oh great, that Belgian import that I look forward to every year costs 2x as much now because of the terrible exchange rate"
"Oh boy, yet another 12 dollar Lake of Bays/Beau's bomber that I can look forward to not buying"

etc.
Just getting it out of my system ahead of time.

Also: you know that one import on the list that everyone is excited about? It won't be here until late August.


That reminds me, where the heck is the Lindemans Cuvee Rene?

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:20 pm
by spinrsx
I dont think the cuvee rene was ever coming back. It reappeared in the lcbo database because someone returned 2 bottles a few months ago.

But I could be wrong.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:56 pm
by sprague11
darmokandjalad wrote:"Oh boy, yet another 12 dollar Lake of Bays/Beau's bomber that I can look forward to not buying"


Somebody had to! :)

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:28 pm
by Provost Drunk
I recall reading a while ago in the "Coming Soon to the LCBO" thread that St. Feuillien Tripel was supposed to be coming. Any idea on whether or not it will be included in the spring release? As recently as a couple years ago, there was a pretty good rotation of Belgian tripels making its way through the L (Affligem, Karmeliet, Gouden Carolus etc.) but not so much any more.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:42 am
by Russell v R
I believe St Feuillien Tripel came and went? There are a few good ones the shelves currently: Chimay White, Westmalle, La Trappe....

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:22 am
by CoolB
Russell v R wrote:I believe St Feuillien Tripel came and went? There are a few good ones the shelves currently: Chimay White, Westmalle, La Trappe....


I've seen a few different offerings from St Feuillien at the LCBO but the tripel hasn't been one. I've seen the Saison and I believe a blond maybe. I acquired a bottle of tripel from the US a few years and nothing from St Feuillien at the LCBO has looked similar, that is unless the Canadian shipments are in different bottle shapes or designs.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:42 pm
by Provost Drunk
Russell v R wrote:I believe St Feuillien Tripel came and went? There are a few good ones the shelves currently: Chimay White, Westmalle, La Trappe....


You may be thinking of the St. Feuillien Grand Cru, which is tripel-esque in style and was at the L last year as part of one of the seasonal releases - I am glad I grabbed a few of those when I did. The Westmalle stock is waning, though I did pick up a few of those as well. La Trappe was a regular listing for a while and was discontinued. Chimay Wit is probably the only tripel with a regular listing (at least for now...)

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:31 pm
by spinrsx
La Trappe is still a regular listing. they changed bottle designs so they listed it under a new product number.

Provost Drunk wrote:
Russell v R wrote:I believe St Feuillien Tripel came and went? There are a few good ones the shelves currently: Chimay White, Westmalle, La Trappe....


You may be thinking of the St. Feuillien Grand Cru, which is tripel-esque in style and was at the L last year as part of one of the seasonal releases - I am glad I grabbed a few of those when I did. The Westmalle stock is waning, though I did pick up a few of those as well. La Trappe was a regular listing for a while and was discontinued. Chimay Wit is probably the only tripel with a regular listing (at least for now...)

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:46 pm
by Belgian
sprague11 wrote:
darmokandjalad wrote:"Oh boy, yet another 12 dollar Lake of Bays/Beau's bomber that I can look forward to not buying"

Somebody had to! :)

But the Nickel Brook Kentucky Bastard 750mls are just about worth it. Because that's one (100ml) more, isn't it! Goes up to eleven… and just a very nice beer, all Goosy-ness aside.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:04 pm
by Provost Drunk
spinrsx wrote:La Trappe is still a regular listing. they changed bottle designs so they listed it under a new product number.


Thanks! The 750 mL is an unfortunate format size, but this is still a beer I'll pick up from time to time, especially given my mini-rant about diminishing access to tripels.