LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

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LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:13 pm

Last year the details about the summer release came out on april 9th.. so we should hear any day?
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016?

Postby Lukie » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:54 pm

Going by the latest seasonal releases and news out of KGBO, it really won't be too hard to beat people's already low expectations.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016?

Postby Cass » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:50 am

Here it is:

405860 Rogue 7 Hop IPA $7.25 650 7.4
318758 Cuvee des Jacobins Belgian Lambic Ale $3.95 330 5.5
447995 St. Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic $5.60 375 4
365726 Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale $5.95 550 5.1
442517 Freigeist Abraxxxas Pear Lichtenhainer $5.95 500 6
406447 Aecht Schlenkeria Rauchbier Weizen Dark $3.85 500 5.2
455964 Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere $9.95 750 4.5
441964 Saison du Japon $4.25 330 5
441972 Chimay Gold $3.65 330 4.8
441980 The Calling IPA $14.95 1420 8.5
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:21 am

couple of repeats and a couple of decent beers.. the jolly pumpkin is a nice surprise
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby jeremyg » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:35 pm

happy to get more jolly even if it's one of the ones i like the least
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby CoolB » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:44 pm

My southern friends are saying to try The Calling IPA. Apparently its very good.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby biegaman » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:12 pm

CoolB wrote:My southern friends are saying to try The Calling IPA. Apparently its very good.

Rated 98 overall on Rate Beer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard- ... pa/315817/
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:27 pm

98 is too good to be true.. especially once it sits in the lcbo warehouse for a while.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby CoolB » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:30 pm

spinrsx wrote:98 is too good to be true.. especially once it sits in the lcbo warehouse for a while.


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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Lukie » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:09 pm

Why does one of the biggest booze monopolies in the world need to keep these lists so short? Why can't you give us at least 20 seasonal choice.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:00 pm

Don't get greedy!

Lukie wrote:Why does one of the biggest booze monopolies in the world need to keep these lists so short? Why can't you give us at least 20 seasonal choice.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby darmokandjalad » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:37 pm

I would like to see them focus on improving their warehouse-to-shelf turnover rate before they start bringing in huge numbers of new SKUs. 20 new labels every season would be great... but not if they're showing up 3 months late, and all of the hop-forward ones are stale and not worth paying for.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Lukie » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:49 pm

spinrsx wrote:Don't get greedy!

Lukie wrote:Why does one of the biggest booze monopolies in the world need to keep these lists so short? Why can't you give us at least 20 seasonal choice.



Just want to restore what we had 1-2 years ago. Seems standards are going down, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Lukie » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:53 pm

darmokandjalad wrote:I would like to see them focus on improving their warehouse-to-shelf turnover rate before they start bringing in huge numbers of new SKUs. 20 new labels every season would be great... but not if they're showing up 3 months late, and all of the hop-forward ones are stale and not worth paying for.



Yes, that is important. If logistics are a problem, they should consider flagging certain beer styles for faster shelf delivery so that they can be enjoyed sooner, leaving the maltier beers on the list that can wait longer, for later delivery in that season.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Masterplan » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:00 am

Lukie wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Don't get greedy!

Lukie wrote:Why does one of the biggest booze monopolies in the world need to keep these lists so short? Why can't you give us at least 20 seasonal choice.



Just want to restore what we had 1-2 years ago. Seems standards are going down, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

We've gone over this. The LCBO gave up brewery features and stated they were reducing their seasonal offering right after they negotiated selling 12 packs and getting beer in grocery stores.

There was no implicit statement saying this was at the request of the macro owned beer store, but you could see this being part of the negotiations, along the lines of "we'll give you twelve packs and allow grocery outlets, if you stop bringing in the good stuff only available at the LCBO, so that we level the playing field and can compete with our swill..."

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