LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:39 am

calling and Friegeist both on shelves now
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby DeMarco » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:46 pm

spinrsx wrote:calling and Friegeist both on shelves now


Friend just picked up the calling, saying it has a best before date of Feb 2017, bottled in Feb 2016... Anyone else see this too?
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Napalm Frog » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:28 pm

DeMarco wrote:
spinrsx wrote:calling and Friegeist both on shelves now


Friend just picked up the calling, saying it has a best before date of Feb 2017, bottled in Feb 2016... Anyone else see this too?


Yup, Feb 22 in Summerhill.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Lukie » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:15 pm

DeMarco wrote:
spinrsx wrote:calling and Friegeist both on shelves now


Friend just picked up the calling, saying it has a best before date of Feb 2017, bottled in Feb 2016... Anyone else see this too?



Ask him how it drinks.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby beerstodiscover » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:05 am

DeMarco wrote:Rogue 7 Hop IPA ... Bottled May 3. Just so frustrating.


I didn't enjoy this batch nearly as much as the last time it came to the LCBO.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Inkling » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:24 pm

DeMarco wrote:
spinrsx wrote:calling and Friegeist both on shelves now


Friend just picked up the calling, saying it has a best before date of Feb 2017, bottled in Feb 2016... Anyone else see this too?


Same in Ottawa. Tasting good though.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby DeMarco » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:05 am

Inkling wrote:
DeMarco wrote:
spinrsx wrote:calling and Friegeist both on shelves now


Friend just picked up the calling, saying it has a best before date of Feb 2017, bottled in Feb 2016... Anyone else see this too?


Same in Ottawa. Tasting good though.


I've heard it's tasting like an old IPA. I guess YMMV.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby cratez » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:24 pm

Had a 7 Hop last night, only slightly chilled / just above room temperature, and it is drinking well IMHO. At 11 weeks old the malt profile is probably a bit sweeter and more pronounced than would otherwise be the case, but there's still layers and layers of juicy hop flavours coming through, with lemon, pine, orange zest, and cut grass on the nose and palate. Medium mouthfeel is oily with a long, resinous finish. This'll probably be good for another couple of weeks before the hops start to fade and the "sweet malt" profile intensifies.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby DeMarco » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:11 pm

I haven't seen any updates on this, but I picked up a bottle of the Wild Beer Co - Sleeping Lemons Export at Laird last night. There were only 4 bottles on the shelf.


Original Name: Sleeping Lemons
Brewery: The Wild Beer Co.
Country: United Kingdom, Region Not Specified
Price: $11.65 per 750 mL bottle
Number: 462317
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016?

Postby GtownRandy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:19 pm

Cass wrote: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


just picked up 4 of these today, rogue, freigeist, bam biere and the calling, cant wait.

jacobins has already come and gone, the rest are still around, but still no chimay gold or saison du japon yet
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:05 am

so how is the calling ipa tasting?
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby cratez » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:12 am

spinrsx wrote:so how is the calling ipa tasting?

Just okay IMO; I didn't take any notes but you can definitely tell the bottles are 5 months old. Also, with a one-year shelf life I'm guessing they pasteurize their beers, similar to Anchor. And that kind of comes through in the taste i.e. it still has a "bold" hop character because it's a heavily hopped beer, but due to the age of the bottle and the pasteurization the flavours and aromas aren't nearly as bright and pungent as a fresh, well-made, local DIPA.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby GtownRandy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:13 am

spinrsx wrote:so how is the calling ipa tasting?


never had it before but it was still good and hoppy. my wife and i both enjoyed it.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Ukie » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:19 pm

Just returned from Upper James LC in Hamilton and the Jolly Pumpkin was reduced/on sale for $8 a bottle.

I only bought a couple last week, phew!
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:02 pm

Wow, one of the toronto lcbos has 700 bottles of this stuff in stock!

Ukie wrote:Just returned from Upper James LC in Hamilton and the Jolly Pumpkin was reduced/on sale for $8 a bottle.

I only bought a couple last week, phew!

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