Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

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Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby El Pinguino » Wed May 11, 2016 12:36 pm

I miss the days when I could go grab a big corked/caged bottle of Maudite at the LCBO.

But it seems that the days of buying any Maudite in Ontario have disappeared, and perhaps my beloved Trois Pistoles is on the way out too...

I was about to dust off my Beer Store giftcard and go buy a 6-pack of Maudite and a 6-pack of Trois Pistoles. The only reason I visit the Beer Store.

Well, apparently, even TBS stopped carrying 6-packs of Trois Pistoles and Maudite. For Maudite, you're screwed unless you want a keg.

SOB, so now there is nowhere in Ontario to buy bottles of Maudite?
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby distr0 » Wed May 11, 2016 4:03 pm

damn, that's pretty much the only use for TBS gift cards!
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed May 11, 2016 7:38 pm

distr0 wrote:damn, that's pretty much the only use for TBS gift cards!

Send them my way.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby Belgian » Thu May 12, 2016 3:09 pm

These were always the best deal / only deal at the commie union redneck attitude Beer Store.

In fact when Unibroue sold sixes they were a steal, then they went to four-packs in their stronger beers.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby portwood » Thu May 12, 2016 6:14 pm

Belgian wrote:... then they went to four-packs in their stronger beers.

That's because when you drink a couple of "strong" beers you're an alcoholic but its ok to sell a 30 pack of Bud "light"
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby Belgian » Fri May 13, 2016 9:48 am

Don't really know, maybe UB went to some four-packs to keep an attractive shelf price while making a profit.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby jeremyg » Fri May 13, 2016 11:52 am

always find it amazing when talking with various beer folk the amount of people that have never had unibroue in any shape or form

one of canadas most underrated breweries imho
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby rejtable » Fri May 13, 2016 1:44 pm

Ou est ma maudite Unibroue?

Take out a comma and the problem gets even bigger!
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby Belgian » Sat May 14, 2016 12:56 am

jeremyg wrote:always find it amazing when talking with various beer folk the amount of people that have never had unibroue in any shape or form.

You should rightly find this amazing. Unibroue was such an early high achiever - and their good stuff still stands up well. Opening 750mls of Blanche De Chambly and FIn Du Monde was a staggering experience in the later 1990s. Major beer moment.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby jeremyg » Mon May 16, 2016 9:50 am

Belgian wrote:
jeremyg wrote:always find it amazing when talking with various beer folk the amount of people that have never had unibroue in any shape or form.

You should rightly find this amazing. Unibroue was such an early high achiever - and their good stuff still stands up well. Opening 750mls of Blanche De Chambly and FIn Du Monde was a staggering experience in the later 1990s. Major beer moment.


i still remember the first time i had a Quelque Chose at the biermrkt many moons ago

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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby atomeyes » Fri May 27, 2016 10:50 am

better question:
why did they ever stop making Qu'elle Que Chose?
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby Belgian » Fri May 27, 2016 2:36 pm

atomeyes wrote:better question:
why did they ever stop making Qu'elle Que Chose?

If I had to guess, because cherries.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby GtownRandy » Sat May 28, 2016 10:20 am

just got back from the maple ave, milton beer store with a 4 pack of Maudite and Trois Pistoles. despite the TBS website only displaying Maudite keg info and saying the location had zero 3P. that store is the kind with the counter that you order at, so i asked if they had either beer, he looked them up and said yes. came back with a 4 pack of each, which for $10 has to be one of the best beer values in ontario.

i asked if there was lots left in the back, he said "yeah, no one ever buys that" LOL

so there's still some out there, more likely at the counter stores than the ones where you can walk into the cooler
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Postby Belgian » Sun May 29, 2016 1:06 am

Crappiest product management for their best items. My TBS experience too. They are like a retarded Beer Mafia.
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Postby portwood » Sun May 29, 2016 7:06 am

Belgian wrote:Crappiest product management for their best items. My TBS experience too. They are like a retarded Beer Mafia.

Speaking of crap product management and Unibroue. I went into a KGBO store on Thursday that showed the new variety 6-packs in stock. They searched high and low but could not find them. Manager goes into the office and finds the shipment manifest. Sure enough, the qty was circled as not received on the truck but no one bothered to fix the computer inventory to remove them. Three days later, the store still shows they have them!

Similar situation has happened to me in the past (worked in retail 20 yrs ago when computer systems weren't what they are today). Running a private retail shop I did my best to keep the customer from getting completely pissed off - I offered to find the product and call them as soon as it came into the store. Today, I would have gone a step further and offered to ship the product to them when it came in - no extra charge. LCBO being a monopoly doesn't give a shit how far I drove to buy ghost inventory. They just shrugged their shoulders, said "sorry about that" and continued doing their "business". :roll:

(if they don't fix the problem, the store will get hit with the shrink next time they do inventory, idiots!)
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