LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby spinrsx » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:42 am

is it just me, or is the LCBO worse than ever at getting these seasonal beers released in a timely fashion (or even at all)

you'd think after all this time the process would be streamlined to some extent
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby Craig » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:49 am

I think it's about the same as it's always been, which is to say very bad.
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby Coronaeus » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:59 pm

spinrsx wrote:is it just me, or is the LCBO worse than ever at getting these seasonal beers released in a timely fashion (or even at all)

you'd think after all this time the process would be streamlined to some extent


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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby Gleemer Imports » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:44 am

spinrsx wrote:is it just me, or is the LCBO worse than ever at getting these seasonal beers released in a timely fashion (or even at all)

you'd think after all this time the process would be streamlined to some extent

The issue with the delays is an interesting one.
It's a dance between the brewery not having thousands of bottles of beer sitting around and waiting to be shipped to the LCBO, and the LCBO pushing the purchase order across the finish line (things tend to drag for various reasons on their end) to trigger the shipment.

In Oerbier's case, by the time it was pushed across the finish line, we had to wait for a more recent batch of Oerbier to complete bottle refermentation. That added 1 month.

The order was then held up at the LCBO because they decided the labeling was not compliant for the Ontario market ("Extra Strong Beer" was on the label but it was not in French as well, and ingredients said "contains" and you cannot say "contains" in accordance with the LCBO's labeling rules).
What was supposed to be a late November release easily turns into a February release
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby S. St. Jeb » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:16 pm

Gleemer Imports wrote:
spinrsx wrote:is it just me, or is the LCBO worse than ever at getting these seasonal beers released in a timely fashion (or even at all)

you'd think after all this time the process would be streamlined to some extent

The issue with the delays is an interesting one.
It's a dance between the brewery not having thousands of bottles of beer sitting around and waiting to be shipped to the LCBO, and the LCBO pushing the purchase order across the finish line (things tend to drag for various reasons on their end) to trigger the shipment.

In Oerbier's case, by the time it was pushed across the finish line, we had to wait for a more recent batch of Oerbier to complete bottle refermentation. That added 1 month.

The order was then held up at the LCBO because they decided the labeling was not compliant for the Ontario market ("Extra Strong Beer" was on the label but it was not in French as well, and ingredients said "contains" and you cannot say "contains" in accordance with the LCBO's labeling rules).
What was supposed to be a late November release easily turns into a February release

I work in the auto industry and see equally strange stuff - like an OEM wanting something by a certain date, but not issuing a PO soon enough to allow the supply chain to deliver.

Funny world we live in.
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby spinrsx » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:42 am

saw the Yeti stout on the shelf in Ottawa last night, I don't see it on the lcbo webpage though - unless I'm missing something
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby beerstodiscover » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:09 am

13444 Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine 2018 - 500mL — Just saw this one. Good price at ~$6.50, haven't tried it yet. And it's not viewable on LCBO.com.
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby roland » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:23 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:13444 Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine 2018 - 500mL — Just saw this one. Good price at ~$6.50, haven't tried it yet. And it's not viewable on LCBO.com.


Hi, do you remember which LCBO store?
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby Provost Drunk » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:51 pm

roland wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote:13444 Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine 2018 - 500mL — Just saw this one. Good price at ~$6.50, haven't tried it yet. And it's not viewable on LCBO.com.


Hi, do you remember which LCBO store?


I saw some bottles at the Queen's Quay LCBO about a month ago when I last stocked up.
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby ry_kinney » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:56 pm

Provost Drunk wrote:
roland wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote:13444 Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine 2018 - 500mL — Just saw this one. Good price at ~$6.50, haven't tried it yet. And it's not viewable on LCBO.com.


Hi, do you remember which LCBO store?


I saw some bottles at the Queen's Quay LCBO about a month ago when I last stocked up.


Got this at VP and Ellesmere. Its OK, doesnt have the full body and flavour that I want in a barleywine. Worth buying a bottle but I probably wont get anymore. Man I miss Where The Buffalo Roam. Now that is good stuff.

Anyways it is much better than Garrison Ol Fog Burner, a drain pour that came to the LCBO in the winter release.
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby beerstodiscover » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:21 pm

roland wrote:Hi, do you remember which LCBO store?


Wilson/Dufferin

ry_kinney wrote:Anyways it is much better than Garrison Ol Fog Burner, a drain pour that came to the LCBO in the winter release.


Sorry to hear that I had high hopes for the one in my cellar.
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Re: LCBO Winter Seasonal Craft Beer Release 19/20

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:42 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:
roland wrote:Hi, do you remember which LCBO store?


Wilson/Dufferin

ry_kinney wrote:Anyways it is much better than Garrison Ol Fog Burner, a drain pour that came to the LCBO in the winter release.


Sorry to hear that I had high hopes for the one in my cellar.



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Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout

Postby Belgian » Sat May 16, 2020 9:07 pm

Ukie wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:
spinrsx wrote:No official list yet.. but I hear we are getting Cigar City Marshal Zhukov bombers


HelloLCBO told me this year's Winter list hasn't been finalized yet but that was 2+ weeks ago. you might want to rename this thread 19/20 so people don't get confused with last years Winter list.


In the local store and one of the staff told me he thought everything was pretty much in.

Well that ^^^ was November and I just got a Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout at Summerhill.

Merry Christmas... in May, and I assume this shipment must be perfectly matured for drinking now unless it's a new batch?

Also GD Yeti is clearance priced at Summerhill LCBO so grab a deal if you want it.
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Re: Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 am

Belgian wrote:
Ukie wrote:
spinrsx wrote:No official list yet.. but I hear we are getting Cigar City Marshal Zhukov bombers


In the local store and one of the staff told me he thought everything was pretty much in.

Well that ^^^ was November and I just got a Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout at Summerhill.

Merry Christmas... in May, and I assume this shipment must be perfectly matured for drinking now unless it's a new batch?

Also GD Yeti is clearance priced at Summerhill LCBO so grab a deal if you want it.


I ordered Marshal Zhukov & Yeti off the LCBO site on Feb 26.
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Re: Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout

Postby Provost Drunk » Sun May 17, 2020 2:56 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
Belgian wrote:
Ukie wrote:
In the local store and one of the staff told me he thought everything was pretty much in.

Well that ^^^ was November and I just got a Cigar City Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout at Summerhill.

Merry Christmas... in May, and I assume this shipment must be perfectly matured for drinking now unless it's a new batch?

Also GD Yeti is clearance priced at Summerhill LCBO so grab a deal if you want it.


I ordered Marshal Zhukov & Yeti off the LCBO site on Feb 26.


Marshal Zhukov is available online again. I jumped on it after missing out earlier. I'd assume that the lone bottle that Belgian found at Summerhill was a return, but this was sold out a month or so ago and now in stock again so maybe a new shipment did arrive?

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