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Impeachment soon to the LCBO

Postby Belgian » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:32 am

spinrsx wrote:3 new beers from 1 brewer at the lcbo is a good start, let's not push our luck :lol:

-Liam- wrote:Do the LCBO have plans to get in any of the other Stone beers? I was pretty underwhelmed by their IPA and Arrogant Bastard. I did however have their Ruination 2.0 recently and it is killer!

Give them a chance to sell really well, then when the Lazy BO decide there are "too many SKU's…"

I have a feeling we're doomed anyway. Ontario is over. Finito. Might as well drive a Trabant, bring back the Wooly Mammoth…
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Blasphomet » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:08 pm

When are these Stone beers expected in the LCBO anyways.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby DeMarco » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:39 pm

Ukie wrote:
jeremyg wrote:Was talking with my dude at my local lcbo (cornwall, oakville) and he was saying stone should be arriving storewide at the end of the month



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Postby spinrsx » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:19 pm

Wonder what happened to the brewdog tall cans..

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Postby Masterplan » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:12 pm

spinrsx wrote:Wonder what happened to the brewdog tall cans..


The LCBO is probably just warehouse aging them for us...
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby jp_jkl » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:34 am

I'm not sure if this was posted already, but GLB's Limp Puppet Session IPA is coming to the LCBO.

http://greatlakesbeer.com/index.php/bee ... ssion-ipa/

In the last year we've had Detour, Brakeman's Session Ale, Cruiser, State of Mind Session IPA, Saint of Circumstance "Anytime" Blonde Ale, Genius of Suburbia ISA, Sam Roberts Session Ale and Red Racer ISA hit LCBO shelves.

Have we reached peaked session ale?
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby midlife crisis » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:58 am

I'd say yes, especially for these thin gruel, C-hop dominated varieties of "session IPA" that appear to be in vogue. None of them comes anywhere close to being as satisfying as a well made English-style bitter in the same ABV range, at least for my money. Trying to think of an Ontario example. Neustadt Mill Gap Bitter perhaps? That long-lamented Scotch-Irish beer fit the bill perfectly, for a couple of years.

EDIT: others I have liked better than any of the ISA's, at 4% or less ABV (though admittedly not pale ales, just saying these tend to be more satisfying even at low ABV): GLB Simple Porter, Neustadt Ever Ard Mild, Barley Days Shucker Paddy Oyster Stout.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby northyorksammy » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:10 am

jp_jkl wrote:I'm not sure if this was posted already, but GLB's Limp Puppet Session IPA is coming to the LCBO.

Have we reached peaked session ale?

not if other stores I have been to across the continent are indicative
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:21 am

Hopefully this comes to the lcbo in cans instead of a $6 bomber.

jp_jkl wrote:I'm not sure if this was posted already, but GLB's Limp Puppet Session IPA is coming to the LCBO.

http://greatlakesbeer.com/index.php/bee ... ssion-ipa/

In the last year we've had Detour, Brakeman's Session Ale, Cruiser, State of Mind Session IPA, Saint of Circumstance "Anytime" Blonde Ale, Sam Roberts Session Ale and Red Racer ISA hit LCBO shelves.

Have we reached peaked session ale?
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby jp_jkl » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:29 am

spinrsx wrote:Hopefully this comes to the lcbo in cans instead of a $6 bomber.


You're in luck.

https://twitter.com/GreatLakesBeer/stat ... 9029445633
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Craig » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:01 pm

midlife crisis wrote:I'd say yes, especially for these thin gruel, C-hop dominated varieties of "session IPA" that appear to be in vogue. None of them comes anywhere close to being as satisfying as a well made English-style bitter in the same ABV range, at least for my money. Trying to think of an Ontario example. Neustadt Mill Gap Bitter perhaps? That long-lamented Scotch-Irish beer fit the bill perfectly, for a couple of years.

EDIT: others I have liked better than any of the ISA's, at 4% or less ABV (though admittedly not pale ales, just saying these tend to be more satisfying even at low ABV): GLB Simple Porter, Neustadt Ever Ard Mild, Barley Days Shucker Paddy Oyster Stout.


I agree completely. Even the best ISA I've ever had has just tasted like a watery IPA. They're fine and all, but I've never had one and not thought how much I'd rather just have a real IPA.

A nice bitter, or even a mild, is more my style if I want something low-ABV.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby boney » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Craig wrote:
midlife crisis wrote:I'd say yes, especially for these thin gruel, C-hop dominated varieties of "session IPA" that appear to be in vogue. None of them comes anywhere close to being as satisfying as a well made English-style bitter in the same ABV range, at least for my money. Trying to think of an Ontario example. Neustadt Mill Gap Bitter perhaps? That long-lamented Scotch-Irish beer fit the bill perfectly, for a couple of years.

EDIT: others I have liked better than any of the ISA's, at 4% or less ABV (though admittedly not pale ales, just saying these tend to be more satisfying even at low ABV): GLB Simple Porter, Neustadt Ever Ard Mild, Barley Days Shucker Paddy Oyster Stout.


I agree completely. Even the best ISA I've ever had has just tasted like a watery IPA. They're fine and all, but I've never had one and not thought how much I'd rather just have a real IPA.

A nice bitter, or even a mild, is more my style if I want something low-ABV.


Couln't agree more with both of you. I like hops as much as the next guy and I prefer my hopy beers to have a dry crackery malt base, but I almost feel that for hops to shine they need a minimum amount of subtle sweetness backing them up that, for whatever reason, doesn't exist in low ABV hoppy beers. IMO, despite smelling great, ISA's come off as less than the sum of their parts, having less hop flavor than I'd expect given the hopping regimen and especially lacking that "juicy" mouthfeel that I crave in a hopy beer. Although Malt is more of a key ingredient in beer than salt is in cooking, I equate the non-existant malt profiles in most ISA's to underseasoning food.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby -Liam- » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:05 pm

Craig wrote:...Even the best ISA I've ever had has just tasted like a watery IPA. They're fine and all, but I've never had one and not thought how much I'd rather just have a real IPA.


This is exactly how I feel. The 'problem' is that you get used to drinking a 6.5% or 7% IPA, then anything less than that just seems to lack the body and feel that you're accustomed to. It almost happens to standard IPAs as well, when you drink Imperial IPAs for a while. You drink NB's Immodest for any period of time and then their Headstock starts to taste like a session IPA!
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby AugustusRex » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:09 pm

midlife crisis wrote:I'd say yes, especially for these thin gruel, C-hop dominated varieties of "session IPA" that appear to be in vogue. None of them comes anywhere close to being as satisfying as a well made English-style bitter in the same ABV range, at least for my money. Trying to think of an Ontario example. Neustadt Mill Gap Bitter perhaps? That long-lamented Scotch-Irish beer fit the bill perfectly, for a couple of years.

EDIT: others I have liked better than any of the ISA's, at 4% or less ABV (though admittedly not pale ales, just saying these tend to be more satisfying even at low ABV): GLB Simple Porter, Neustadt Ever Ard Mild, Barley Days Shucker Paddy Oyster Stout.


Matt's Marathon Mild is great at Barvolo.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby ErkLR » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:47 pm

I'll 4th (or 5th or whatever) wanting to have some bitter/mild options. Someone from Grand River said on here a few months ago that they've submitted their Mill Race Mild to the LCBO several times and keep getting rejected. ISAs are cool now, milds and bitters aren't, so it seems the LCBO isn't interested. Pompous Ass is a great beer and usually ends up being my stand-in when I would rather have a mild. Maybe I'm just nit-picking since it's only 4.2%.

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