LCBO Winter Warmers 2010

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Postby Belgian » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:12 pm

SteelbackGoy wrote:Another Londoner on the forums, excellent.........we are the true beer lovers, and will assimilate the T dot soon..


"Geographically challenged" is another way of saying it. Bwahahahahaaaahhhhh...
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LCBO # 135194 Creme Brulee Stout

Postby Roland + Russell » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:54 pm

Hello to all,

For those interested in ST Creme Brulee Stout, there are apparently 30 cases in the Ottawa warehouse. Please inquire with your local store managers about bringing it in to your closest LCBO. If you have any difficulty getting them to order some please let us know.

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Postby MasterChiefP » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:46 am

SteelbackGuy wrote:Another Londoner on the forums, excellent.........we are the true beer lovers, and will assimilate the T dot soon.

No word on the St B, but rest assured if you want some contact me, and I will poach it from GTA stores at their expense.


Poaching from the GTA at their expense sounds awesome and yes us Londoners are true beer lovers. I did already place an order for this at the LCBO near me so I think I'm good for this release, even though they almost messed up my Koningshoven order. Let me see what happens when the beer actually starts showing up.

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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:40 pm

MasterChiefP wrote:
SteelbackGuy wrote:Another Londoner on the forums, excellent.........we are the true beer lovers, and will assimilate the T dot soon.

No word on the St B, but rest assured if you want some contact me, and I will poach it from GTA stores at their expense.


Poaching from the GTA at their expense sounds awesome and yes us Londoners are true beer lovers. I did already place an order for this at the LCBO near me so I think I'm good for this release, even though they almost messed up my Koningshoven order. Let me see what happens when the beer actually starts showing up.

Thanks,
Paul



I can order whatever you want for a personal order. Just did it for some friends and the result was great for them, as they got a good haul of stuff that was somewhat hard to get. The beauty of having me at a store looking out for you is that if I know a few people that are looking for a particular beer, I just make sure it doesn't get out to the floor. I put my name on it it is instantly on hold till I figure out who wants what. Do it all the time to hook my friends up.

Call me at Argyle Mall LCBO anytime to arrange an order.

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Postby Bob_McBob » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:26 pm

Just wasted 40 minutes going to the only Waterloo LCBO with "stock" of the Traquair Jacobite Ale. 24 bottles listed online, not a trace of it in the store. Not even a spot on the shelf. Staff didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

I guess I will try the Kitchener location next. I wonder if they can one-up Waterloo and lose 54 bottles.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:32 pm

Bob_McBob wrote:Just wasted 40 minutes going to the only Waterloo LCBO with "stock" of the Traquair Jacobite Ale. 24 bottles listed online, not a trace of it in the store. Not even a spot on the shelf. Staff didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

I guess I will try the Kitchener location next. I wonder if they can one-up Waterloo and lose 54 bottles.



Did you call them before ahead of time? to ensure the bottles were there and or available?
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Postby Kish84 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:03 am

Bob_McBob wrote:Just wasted 40 minutes going to the only Waterloo LCBO with "stock" of the Traquair Jacobite Ale. 24 bottles listed online, not a trace of it in the store. Not even a spot on the shelf. Staff didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

I guess I will try the Kitchener location next. I wonder if they can one-up Waterloo and lose 54 bottles.


I had a similar experience at King & Northfield in Waterloo with the Box Steam. Didn't see it on the shelf, so asked someone. Was told "I've never heard of it, we don't carry it." I told the guy it was a seasonal release and it shows that its in stock online, he said, ohhh, we call those one offs, once they're gone, they're gone. We asked him if he could check the system or the back, and he said if its not out on the shelves they don't have it. I was asked to check stock so I pulled up the lcbo site on my phone and showed him it said there was 12 and he finally went to check, a minute later he came out with a box of 12 with no apologies, not that I cared for one, proving him wrong was fun enough.

I generally don't have issues at the lcbo, most of the time associates have been quite helpful. Even after that douche I had someone help me with wine who was great, but there was a lot that went wrong there today.

If only there was a Len in every lcbo.
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Postby cratez » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:14 am

Kish84 wrote: We asked him if he could check the system or the back, and he said if its not out on the shelves they don't have it...I pulled up the lcbo site on my phone and showed him it said there was 12 and he finally went to check, a minute later he came out with a box of 12 with no apologies.


Typical occurrence at the LCBO. These are the benefits of a Prohibition-era, unionized government monopoly over retail alcohol sales. And from my experience, Len is a complete anomaly among Control Board employees. But you've been to multiple independent liquor stores in the U.S., so I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know. :D
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Postby lister » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:19 am

Kish84 wrote:If only there was a Len in every lcbo.


If I was paid close to what I'm making now and essentially be a product expert plus do any other tasks except for cashier, I'd love to work at the LCBO across the street from me. I'm sick of IT and want to do something completely different.

I've been really tempted to ask a particular helpful knowledgeable woman working at that LCBO about her job.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:47 am

Kish84 wrote:
Bob_McBob wrote:
If only there was a Len in every lcbo.



Thanks Kishan/John. Much appreciated.

I do think I make a difference, albeit a very small one, every single day. As do all of our brewers and beer lovers country wide. Vote with your dollars, knowledge, and passion.

Lister, you should apply. Keep your job, and do the LCBO part time a couple times a week. See if you like it, make some extra cash and go from there. GTA is probably always hiring.

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Postby iguenard » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:16 pm

We all agree that the site should list real time inventory?

Get it done already! :)
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:50 pm

In the meantime, it takes all but a minute to call a store to double check.
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Postby Hawks28 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:58 pm

just picked up a couple Box Steam D & H. just curious, anyone know if this stuff is bottle conditioned or not?
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Postby lister » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:28 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:Lister, you should apply. Keep your job, and do the LCBO part time a couple times a week. See if you like it, make some extra cash and go from there. GTA is probably always hiring.


Yeah except most part time jobs don't work so well when you're in IT where you're basically available 24/7 for issues. I don't think "Hey, I gotta go deal with a server problem!" will fly too well with the LCBO manager.
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Postby Belgian » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:14 pm

684852 / Trafalgar Bock / TRAFALGAR ALES AND MEADS LTD. / 6.5 / 650 / $4.50 / CANADA


Well THAT was a purely academic exercise. I suggest if you have no intentions to rate this stuff and then go back to refund a fouled bottle, buy something else. I'm not paying the cost of two cans Czechvar for one bomber of this acidic, infected and weird-tasting beer.

That's just MHO, make your own call on this and good luck.
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