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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby seangm » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:45 am

PeenSteen wrote:Founders KBS - Being sold as a single, Over 9000 bottles ordered so more than enough to go around
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I wonder if KBS will be in 750 ml bottles, their website lists two sizes which seems to be new for 2017. Makes more sense to me if it's being sold in singles.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:53 am

PeenSteen wrote:Founders KBS - Being sold as a single, Over 9000 bottles ordered so more than enough to go around
Duchesse De Bourgone


Very nice additions, look forward to these two.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:38 pm

Since peen mentioned 'being sold as a single' I assume this is 12oz size. Plus I cant see 9000 750ml bottles of kbs coming to the lcbo
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PeenSteen wrote:Founders KBS - Being sold as a single, Over 9000 bottles ordered so more than enough to go around
Duchesse De Bourgone


I wonder if KBS will be in 750 ml bottles, their website lists two sizes which seems to be new for 2017. Makes more sense to me if it's being sold in singles.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby DeMarco » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:44 pm

spinrsx wrote:Since peen mentioned 'being sold as a single' I assume this is 12oz size. Plus I cant see 9000 750ml bottles of kbs coming to the lcbo
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PeenSteen wrote:Founders KBS - Being sold as a single, Over 9000 bottles ordered so more than enough to go around
Duchesse De Bourgone


I wonder if KBS will be in 750 ml bottles, their website lists two sizes which seems to be new for 2017. Makes more sense to me if it's being sold in singles.



I definitely can. As a pure non statistical but very astute observation, LCBO loves 750ml. I'm betting on the large version hitting our shelves.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby rejtable » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:01 pm

9000 big bottles just seems to be massive to me, no? I know KBS gets decent release in the US, but 9000 big bottles in one jurisdiction? Doesn't that seem huge?

How man bottles of things like Boulevard Quad, or Kentucky Bastard did the LCBO put out for sale?
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby PeenSteen » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:14 pm

12oz bottles of KBS

When it's big bottles it's usually around 3500 bottles and thats on the high end
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby DeMarco » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:19 pm

I've been proven wrong and I'm happy it's 12 oz.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:37 pm

Kbs release is first week of April in the states, hopefully at the lcbo around the same time.

Im happy it's in small bottles too
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby seangm » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:07 pm

Agreed, happy to be wrong as well. 12 fl oz is perfect for double/imperial strength beers.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby portwood » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:50 pm

seangm wrote:Agreed, happy to be wrong as well. 12 fl oz is perfect for double/imperial strength beers.

Another "agree", and the more imports we see in this size while local brewers insist on >=473ml, the more imports I'll buy while leaving the locals on the shelf!!!
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby rejtable » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:22 pm

PeenSteen wrote:12oz bottles of KBS

When it's big bottles it's usually around 3500 bottles and thats on the high end


Awesome, thanks.

In terms of quantities though, what does 9000 bottles look like for a release? How does it compare to say, the Great Lakes Tank 10s, or something else? That seems huge to me, but I have no real grasp of scale.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:48 am

Founders KBS goes for 21.99 USD+tax for a 4-pack on the totalwine webpage, so we will be looking at about $8-$9 for a single here in ontario?

Peen: trying to put 9000 bottles into perspective - do you know how many cans of Ten Fidy came to Ontario?
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby PeenSteen » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:44 am

spinrsx wrote: Peen: trying to put 9000 bottles into perspective - do you know how many cans of Ten Fidy came to Ontario?


Somewhere around the same amount if I remember correctly. Somewhere between 8500 and 10,000. A good judge would be he Stone Xocoveza when it comes out, there are 8630 bottles of that ordered and 9216 of KBS. Unless you are out of the province for the first 2-3 weeks after this comes out I don't think anyone here is going to get shut out. This is a pretty substantial number of bottles coming and I suspect pricing will be around the $7-8 mark so not exactly cheap enough for everyone buy by the case.

Its also safe to assume that Summerhill will get 1000+ bottles of this that will sit there for a while in typical Summerhill fashion since they aren't keen on transferring beer out and it's not a 'beer-centric' area of the city, no matter how much the LCBO thinks otherwise. IMO the only reason it is a boutique beer location is based solely on the size of the building itself and not an accurate reflection of the craft beer market in Toronto/Ontario, Summerhill has the largest collection of 3-6 month old locally brewed IPA/APA's I have ever seen anywhere.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby DeMarco » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:05 am

So let's say $32 a 4-pack vs 22 US (not bothering with tax) at todays rate (1.36x22)=29.92 Canadian plus whatever crap you have to deal with getting to the USA and importing it back, the price is excellent. This is case worthy at that price.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby nickw » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:17 am

PeenSteen wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Its also safe to assume that Summerhill will get 1000+ bottles of this that will sit there for a while in typical Summerhill fashion since they aren't keen on transferring beer out and it's not a 'beer-centric' area of the city, no matter how much the LCBO thinks otherwise. IMO the only reason it is a boutique beer location is based solely on the size of the building itself and not an accurate reflection of the craft beer market in Toronto/Ontario, Summerhill has the largest collection of 3-6 month old locally brewed IPA/APA's I have ever seen anywhere.


I'd agree with you on this for sure. But, as someone who works nearby, it's great as I never feel I need to rush somewhere to get bottles of a relatively limited release.

Do you have any insight into which LCBO locations are most 'beer-centric' or have the best traffic/sales/interest in craft beer? I mean, we can all likely think of a few, but I'm curious if it's something the LCBO might know as well?

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