LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

This forum is for discussing current and upcoming LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Store releases and policies.

Moderators: GregClow, Cass

tyler90
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:31 pm
Location: Yes

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby tyler90 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:05 pm

follwell9 wrote:Does anyone know when the Saison Dupont will hit the shelves? I have been travelling for a while and hope that I have not already missed it.


Don't know when it will be on the shelf, but you haven't missed it yet.
midlife crisis
Seasoned Drinker
Posts: 1936
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby midlife crisis » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Esquandolas wrote:Is anyone seeing that Saison Dupont on the shelves yet? I had a bottle of Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux a few weeks ago for the first time and it nearly blew my mind!


Yeah, Avec les Bons Vouex over the Christmas / holiday season (for which it is brewed) is a real treat that I look forward to if I can get my hands on some. Try to save one for then (if you can resist drinking your stash).
Esquandolas
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby Esquandolas » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:50 pm

tyler90 wrote:
follwell9 wrote:Does anyone know when the Saison Dupont will hit the shelves? I have been travelling for a while and hope that I have not already missed it.


Don't know when it will be on the shelf, but you haven't missed it yet.


Still waiting.... Did I miss it?
portwood
Posts: 282
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:56 pm
Location: Markham
Contact:

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby portwood » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:19 pm

Esquandolas wrote:
tyler90 wrote:
follwell9 wrote:Does anyone know when the Saison Dupont will hit the shelves? I have been travelling for a while and hope that I have not already missed it.


Don't know when it will be on the shelf, but you haven't missed it yet.


Still waiting.... Did I miss it?

Maybe it will show up in September ... just in time for the Fall 2018 release ... and the ones on the fall list will show up in Feb 2019 just in time for the "Winter release" etc, etc, etc...
@markhamwhisky
User avatar
darmokandjalad
Posts: 261
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:04 pm
Location: Ridgetown, ON

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby darmokandjalad » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:36 pm

This may not mean anything, but they just added Saison Dupont back to the database: here's a link. In my experience, that usually means it's about to roll out to stores sooner rather than later.

Amusingly, they didn't bother deleting (or re-using) last year's database entry, so there's two Saison Duponts listed now (link to the old entry).

Only a 20 cent increase over last year. Still a great price.
sofakingdrunk
Bar Fly
Posts: 682
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:55 am
Location: Guelph

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Esquandolas wrote:
tyler90 wrote:
follwell9 wrote:Does anyone know when the Saison Dupont will hit the shelves? I have been travelling for a while and hope that I have not already missed it.


Don't know when it will be on the shelf, but you haven't missed it yet.


Still waiting.... Did I miss it?



In store now. Just grabbed 6
Esquandolas
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby Esquandolas » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:50 am

RE: Saison Dupont

Thanks, yes I saw that too, and grabbed a bunch last night. It is delicious and a steal at less than $3 per bottle! Not as good as Aves Les Bon Voeix (sp), but still good.
User avatar
El Pinguino
Seasoned Drinker
Posts: 1391
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:02 pm
Location: Downtown TO / Galapagos Islands
Contact:

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby El Pinguino » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:38 am

Oh nice...time to stock up on Saison Dupont!
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9648
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Duponnabes need not apply

Postby Belgian » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:15 pm

I found some & thought the Saison Dupont might be an old batch because it looked so clear in the bottle. Ha. Probably from sleeping in the warehouse. I swirled the bottles and put them in the fridge.

Just having a small pour, it's delicious in a particular way most imitators are not - an earthy & phenolic spicy profile, sufficiently dry, and the right kind of sweet pale fruit / malt that is never heavy on the palate. It looks so great in the glass. This beer benefits from a hard pour to release some of the ample C02. A bottle-conditioned ale that keeps a very long time.

* Edit * the Bons Voeux 375ml - still very fine also. Taking on a lees-aged complexity, so it's earthy, fruit-sour, dry rich and austerely spicy with a fuller palate, the fruit lending kind of a vinous quality. Might be the last we see of these 'Holiday Tripel' - I like it.
Last edited by Belgian on Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
In Beerum Veritas
seangm
Posts: 211
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:44 pm

Re: Duponnabes need not apply

Postby seangm » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:31 pm

Belgian wrote:I found some & thought the Saison Dupont might be an old batch because it looked so clear in the bottle. Ha. Probably from sleeping in the warehouse. I swirled the bottles and put them in the fridge.

Just having a small pour, it's delicious in a particular way most imitators are not - an earthy & phenolic spicy profile, sufficiently dry, and the right kind of sweet pale fruit / malt that is never heavy on the palate. It looks so great in the glass. This beer benefits from a hard pour to release some of the ample C02. A bottle-conditioned ale that keeps a very long time.


It really is the bar for the style IMO. The bottles I picked up had a fair bit of sediment that settled to the bottom, but as you said a quick swirl and things were looking good again.
User avatar
Wheatsheaf
Posts: 408
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:00 pm
Location: Midtown
Contact:

Re: Duponnabes need not apply

Postby Wheatsheaf » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:52 pm

Belgian wrote:A bottle-conditioned ale that keeps a very long time.


FWIW, a week or two ago I opened a 750ml bottle of Saison Dupont from 2004. Still hugely enjoyable, fresh and lively, even at 14 years old. Orval starts getting tired after 8-10 years, but I think Saison Dupont could go 20+. It will be interesting to see if the smaller 330ml bottles hold up as well.
Here's to the slow path.
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9648
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Re: Duponnabes need not apply

Postby Belgian » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:40 pm

Wheatsheaf wrote:
Belgian wrote:A bottle-conditioned ale that keeps a very long time.


FWIW, a week or two ago I opened a 750ml bottle of Saison Dupont from 2004. Still hugely enjoyable, fresh and lively, even at 14 years old. Orval starts getting tired after 8-10 years, but I think Saison Dupont could go 20+. It will be interesting to see if the smaller 330ml bottles hold up as well.

LOL the original name was Brasserie Dupont Vieille Provision. Liquid bread in a time capsule.
In Beerum Veritas
nickelass
Bar Fly
Posts: 572
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:58 pm
Location: Toronto
Contact:

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby nickelass » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:48 pm

Did the Boon Kriek ever hit the shelves?
"You wanna talk some jive? I'll talk some jive. I'll talk some jive like you've never heard!"
User avatar
Russell v R
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:32 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby Russell v R » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 am

nickelass wrote:Did the Boon Kriek ever hit the shelves?



Spoke with Keep 6 this weekend, I don't think theyre the agents for this release. Anyone know who is? Will we ever get the damn thing?
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9648
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Re: LCBO Summer 2018 Craft Beer Release

Postby Belgian » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:30 pm

nickelass wrote:Did the Boon Kriek ever hit the shelves?


Just grabbed a few Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek at the DanBroad LC. Anyone else excited to try this? *

Also today got multiples of Fullers Imperial Stout (yum), a Spencer Reserve Quad, Ommegang Rosetta (some cherry thing, 'brewed exclusively for Brewery Ommegang by Liefmans') and Shepherd Neame Xmas and Boulevard Whiskey Stout & of course some more Saison Dupont.

* Merry Summer Xmas from the LCBO!
Image
In Beerum Veritas

Return to “LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests