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LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby Ukie » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 am

Anyone have a list of what's happening?

Was in my local store yesterday and saw a bunch of gift sets already on display, didn't see anything different but I was told more are coming.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby JaseWescott » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:34 pm

Ukie wrote:Anyone have a list of what's happening?

Was in my local store yesterday and saw a bunch of gift sets already on display, didn't see anything different but I was told more are coming.


Thanks for letting us know. The LCBO won't post any lists or put anything online until Nov 11 and the Christmas Packs don't get replenished (correct me if i'm wrong) so if you see something on the shelf right now that you want, grab it and put it away.

if you guys want to keep this thread useful post what you see on shelf. The next quarterly list will likely be Winter season.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:00 am

LCBO is now saying they will post the Christmas Gift Pack list "soon" :-?

I still don't understand what honouring our veterans has to do with Christmas Gift packs? prior to 2017 the LCBO didn't seem to have a problem posting the Christmas Gift Pack list in October.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:34 pm

I saw the Muskoka winter beard. Unibroue La Resolution. And I picked up a few of the Fullers Vintage, as they always go fast. There were a couple gift packs as well but can’t rmember what, except the Belhaven one from last year.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby Bobsy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:58 am

Saw a Boneshaker gifts with a skull glass as well as the 6 exclusive Belgian Ales pack that is a mainstay.

I can understand some sensitivity to not posting the list too early, but most people's interaction with the LCBO is at store level, so if you don't want the list posted you should ensure that Christmas stock is held off the floors too. Also, the posting of the list doesn't mean everything is going to turn up the next day (Fall release - I'm looking at you).
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:28 pm

aye, it's usually the same things year after year..

5L Kegs from Heineken, Warsteiner, Czechvar, Bitburger, etc.
big bottles of Stella and Grolsch
Shepherds Neame Christmas Ale
Wychwood Bah Humbug Christmas Cheer Ale
Gouden Carolus Gift Pack
Beers of Scotland Pack
Belhaven pack
St. Bernardus Pack
Flying Monkey's Chocolate Manifesto
Muskoka Winterbeard
St. Peter's Winter Ale
Fullers Vintage Ale
probably Railway City pack
probably Innis & Gun pack
probably Molson Canadian pack
probably Sleeman pack

sofakingdrunk wrote:I saw the Muskoka winter beard. Unibroue La Resolution. And I picked up a few of the Fullers Vintage, as they always go fast. There were a couple gift packs as well but can’t rmember what, except the Belhaven one from last year.


Unibroue La Resolution sounds new, Thanks.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby Ukie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:14 am

I saw the usual as well and

Sapporo Gift Pack
Festivale Pudding Ale
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby spinrsx » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:21 am

There's an Erdinger mix pack with a glass too
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby JaseWescott » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:26 am

spinrsx wrote:There's an Erdinger mix pack with a glass too


kinda new? Erdinger sent us this variety pack in 2017 I think the packs prior were smaller (Dunkel + Hefeweizen + Glass). cheers.

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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby Belgian » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:38 pm

JaseWescott wrote:... I still don't understand what honouring our veterans has to do with Christmas Gift packs? prior to 2017 the LCBO didn't seem to have a problem posting the Christmas Gift Pack list in October.


PC. I believed they also once clamped down to get rid of packaging-intensive gift packs years ago, so they seem to cycle through a few kinds of virtue-signalling. It wouldn't surprise me if this type of waffling nonsense takes the place of actual useful work that might serve Ontario consumers, considering the sheer wealth, power and dominance the LC possesses VS the often tepid, very static retail experience.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby JaseWescott » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:54 am

Cowbell Brewing has a 6 pack of cans (4 core beers + 2x cans of Oatmeal Black Lager).

My 2019 Fullers Vintage Ale didn't come with a little booklet but it says on the back

"For Vintage Ale 2019 we travelled 20,000 miles for inspiration, as West London meets South Island New Zealand. Wai-iti hops bring mandarin, lemon and lime to the fore, whilst Crystal Malt - grown on New Zealand Canterbury Plains - adds notes of toasted bread and honey. Looking a little closer to home. our Famous Fullers yeast gives the beer it's familiar orange marmalade backbone."

I was told more Gift Packs are on the way.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby Ukie » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:57 pm

If you go to the LCBO.com site and enter "Gift Pack" in the search bar you get a result of some of the beer, wine and liquor sets that will be available.

There is about 218 results , not perfect but will do for now.
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Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:12 pm

Ukie wrote:If you go to the LCBO.com site and enter "Gift Pack" in the search bar you get a result of some of the beer, wine and liquor sets that will be available.

There is about 218 results , not perfect but will do for now.


nice find. Thanks! 8)

the beer in the 2019 Amsterdam Winter Flight pack

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