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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:11 pm
by Belgian
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!

Good deal, about $6.15 USD.
No harm in buying them for $9.95 either, that's only $7.70 USD & the more they sell at full price, the better the inclination of the LCBO to order more and the less the brewery is penalized for trying to sell exotic and amazing beer here.

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm
by spinrsx
Having the Calling beer now.. reminds me a bit of the Mill Street West Coast ipa..

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:13 am
by Ceecee
I got a response from LCBO on Twitter. Chimay Gold is 3 weeks out and the Saison Du Japon will be longer as label modifications are needed. I got this tweet yesterday, btw.

Great Deal Alert

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:09 pm
by Belgian
Bam Biere - Jolly Pumpkin - showing $1.95 off at Danforth and Broadview!
(Seems like a localized clearance.)

^ now $8.00, not good for the brewery's margins (and I hope JP are doing attractive enough sales figures to keep them in the LCBO) but great for your wallet and cellar. I got some extra ones while I was in there buying a few Consignment Xinomavro wines.

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:12 pm
by jeremyg
Dang why can't Bam be on sale at any lcbo's close to me

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:20 pm
by spinrsx
Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:39 pm
by sofakingdrunk
spinrsx wrote:Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa



I saw it in store once. Foolishly only bought 3 bottles

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:47 am
by nickw
spinrsx wrote:Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa


I believe it may have been the first of the summer release to hit shelves, way back in early-mid May. There were a lot of them at the Toronto stores I popped in at, but for a relatively short period of time as I recall as they seem to have gone fast.

Bam Biere bummer.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:01 pm
by Belgian
jeremyg wrote:Dang why can't Bam be on sale at any lcbos close to me

Bam is expensive-ish, so yeah.
And why can't they just post online where it's on sale?
Competition not allowed?
Because the cheaper store offers ARE competing with the other stores, so not telling us about it is denying what they are really doing. It even prevents the sale from being as effective as intended.
There's no rhyme or reason to it either. Two stores that are 4km apart can make completely independent decisions, irrespective of stock levels and despite your eagerness to alleviate both stores of cheaper stock.

Anyway, there's always BarTowel... 8)

Re: Bam Biere bummer.

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:43 am
by jeremyg
Belgian wrote:
jeremyg wrote:Dang why can't Bam be on sale at any lcbos close to me

Bam is expensive-ish, so yeah.
And why can't they just post online where it's on sale?
Competition not allowed?
Because the cheaper store offers ARE competing with the other stores, so not telling us about it is denying what they are really doing. It even prevents the sale from being as effective as intended.
There's no rhyme or reason to it either. Two stores that are 4km apart can make completely independent decisions, irrespective of stock levels and despite your eagerness to alleviate both stores of cheaper stock.

Anyway, there's always BarTowel... 8)


was at premier on saturday, not complaining about $9 Bam ever again!

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:16 am
by Ceecee
spinrsx wrote:Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa


It was released and discontinued before the date the seasonal release was supposed to roll out. I think Rideau and Orleans got some. Didn't last long.

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:53 am
by DeMarco
Hey! JAPON is showing stock.

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:05 pm
by Ukie
DeMarco wrote:Hey! JAPON is showing stock.



As is the Chimay Gold!

Re: Bam Biere bummer.

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:01 pm
by Belgian
jeremyg wrote:...was at premier on saturday, not complaining about $9 Bam ever again!

Right you are. Even though PG is not a cheap store, and the USD CAD $ exchange sucks, we can still luck out with the LCBO's buying and selling policies once in a while.

Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:36 pm
by sofakingdrunk
DeMarco wrote:Hey! JAPON is showing stock.



picked up a few bottles on friday.....deeeelicious. Loved the subtle hit of yuzu in it.