LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

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Postby Kish84 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:06 am

darmokandjalad wrote:I bet if they had allocated more stock to areas such as Toronto proper (not the suburbs) or the KWC-Guelph area - neither of which seem to have much in the way of lingering stock - there wouldn't be so much of it lying around. There are only so many people per city/region willing to fork over the cash for ultra-premium beers such as Oro, and judging from the inventory count Ottawa is totally over-saturated.

There was a time where I could wait a bit before picking stuff up. Now I'm constantly missing out on stuff. Thankfully I rather just get some Barncat, or have beer at Arabella Park or The Bent Elbow.
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby JaseWescott » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:09 am

Flying Monkeys Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale was just listed on the LCBO website at $4.95 a can not $7.95 like originally listed.

FLYING MONKEYS CRAFT BREWERY | Flying Monkeys Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Al | 7.95 | 473 | 10


http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/flying ... cQOLsiGOUk
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:10 pm

JaseWescott wrote:Flying Monkeys Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale was just listed on the LCBO website at $4.95 a can not $7.95 like originally listed.

FLYING MONKEYS CRAFT BREWERY | Flying Monkeys Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Al | 7.95 | 473 | 10


http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/flying ... cQOLsiGOUk


So then I'm saving myself $4.95 instead of $7.95 then :lol:

(Note: comment reflects opinion of all pumpkin beers, not FM in particular.)
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby darmokandjalad » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:22 pm

I think Paranormal will be a decent substitute for Pumking, now that Southern Tier has kinda quietly excused itself from Ontario. The flavours aren't a one-to-one match but they're in the same general spirit of pie crust, smashed squash, pumpkin spice and alcohol, if that's the sort of thing that floats your pumpkin boat (assuming you maintain a seaworthy pumpkin boat at all).

I love this format change, because now there is a strong chance I will actually buy it again this year. It's good for a pumpkin beer, but 10-12 bucks for another 750 mL bottle was never going to happen (I don't think I've had it since 2014, and I doubt I would have picked up even one can at $8/pop either). $5 is a fair price, and well within the vicinity of what 'imperial' tallboys seem to go for these days.

I used to love pumpkin beer season, but I don't think I've bought more than a half-dozen servings over the course of any single autumn/winter for quite a while. Pumpkin beers in particular really need to be priced competitively, unless the goal is for them to still be sitting around in February. I mean, even the people that really like them are usually sick of them by Christmas.
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby sofakingdrunk » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:45 am

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:Flying Monkeys Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale was just listed on the LCBO website at $4.95 a can not $7.95 like originally listed.

FLYING MONKEYS CRAFT BREWERY | Flying Monkeys Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Al | 7.95 | 473 | 10


http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/flying ... cQOLsiGOUk


So then I'm saving myself $4.95 instead of $7.95 then :lol:

(Note: comment reflects opinion of all pumpkin beers, not FM in particular.)


I feel much the same way, although I'll usually pick up one pumpkin beer during the season. I have enjoyed saison duPump in the past tho
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:13 am

I too am no fan of pumpkin beer.
Saison DuPump is pretty light on the pumpkin and I do like that one.
And I've found St. Ambroise Pumpkin Ale to be amongst the least offensive.
I'll probably get a can of Paranormal for $5 to share since I've heard people rave about it. But I probably won't like it.
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby cratez » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:07 am

darmokandjalad wrote:I think Paranormal will be a decent substitute for Pumking, now that Southern Tier has kinda quietly excused itself from Ontario. The flavours aren't a one-to-one match but they're in the same general spirit of pie crust, smashed squash, pumpkin spice and alcohol, if that's the sort of thing that floats your pumpkin boat (assuming you maintain a seaworthy pumpkin boat at all).

Amazingly I still haven't tried Paranormal, even though I love pumpkin beers. The ratings seem to be good, and your comments have me intrigued, so I'll be seeking this one out. Cheers!
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby Belgian » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 pm

I hope the Great Lakes one is notable this year if anyone has comments. It can be a bit light in flavor, that's subjective of course!
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Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 am

I'm loving the Rye King. Foreign Extra Stout is one category I've definitely neglected.
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Postby cratez » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:08 am

beerstodiscover wrote:I'm loving the Rye King. Foreign Extra Stout is one category I've definitely neglected.

Agreed. One of the best stouts to hit the 'BO in quite a while, if you ask me. Well worth picking up.
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby Belgian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:14 pm

cratez wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote:I'm loving the Rye King. Foreign Extra Stout is one category I've definitely neglected.

Agreed. One of the best stouts to hit the 'BO in quite a while, if you ask me. Well worth picking up.

Holy cow outstanding!. An amazingly densely-inky-colored and flavorful beer, by far surpasses my expectations.
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby GtownRandy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:08 pm

Rye King sounds good from here and ratebeer. It's the 3rd highest foreign stout at 3.9/5, 100 style, 99 overall.

On ratebeer it's listed as amager/goose island
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby Provost Drunk » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:44 pm

Now that the fall release has finally started to trickle onto the shelves, does anyone have any visibility on the status of van de Keizer Rood? I'm anxious to try this one and the recent news about the return of the Blauw this winter has me thinking about this one again.
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby Ceecee » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:42 am

Roundhouse Kick is listed now.

I'm really looking forward to the Black Ball. Is this the first To Ol to hit the LCBO?
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Re: LCBO Autumn Import / Halloween / Ontario Release 2017

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am

Provost Drunk wrote:Now that the fall release has finally started to trickle onto the shelves, does anyone have any visibility on the status of van de Keizer Rood? I'm anxious to try this one and the recent news about the return of the Blauw this winter has me thinking about this one again.


+1. And also Vitus. Any sightings? They don't even show up on drinkvine, so I guess I know what the answer is ....

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