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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby jp_jkl » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:43 am

Count me in as another person really excited for KBS, especially considering the 12oz bottle.

nickw wrote: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?


I would guess Dundas and Dovercourt LCBO would be one of the main beer-centric locations. It's nearby all the west end breweries and they carry every special/seasonal release. I regularly find super fresh IPAs there as the turnover seems to be high since the store isn't huge.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:02 pm

so around $200 for a case of KBS. Has anyone had a 2013, 2014 etc KBS lately? How is it drinking?

It seems a little thin to cellar for more than a couple of years, but some feedback would be appreciated.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Jerk_Store » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:59 pm

spinrsx wrote:so around $200 for a case of KBS. Has anyone had a 2013, 2014 etc KBS lately? How is it drinking?

It seems a little thin to cellar for more than a couple of years, but some feedback would be appreciated.


My guess is it depends on how KBS is drinking when fresh. The 2015 was considerably thinner than the 2016. The general feeling out there is that KBS isn't a beer that ages particularly well. For myself, I probably won't buy more than 10 bottles and drink them over a couple of years, no more.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:43 pm

Also, how is it we go from no founders in ontario to scoring one of their most prized beers?

Will we be seeing more founders products after kbs? Wasnt there mention of the all day ipa coming?
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby El Pinguino » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:41 pm

spinrsx wrote:Also, how is it we go from no founders in ontario to scoring one of their most prized beers?

Will we be seeing more founders products after kbs? Wasnt there mention of the all day ipa coming?


It does seem kind of sporadic how Founders comes in. has it been 2 or 3 years now since we had a bunch of their beers....Porter, Backwoods Bastard, etc.

Would be great if that Backwoods returned again....tasty beer that one!
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Those Founders Bastards

Postby Belgian » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:02 pm

El Pinguino wrote:[Would be great if that Backwoods returned again....tasty beer that one!

Agree, the one I had at the Wren they charged me for a 'regular' Dirty Bastard but it was a phenomenally smooth BA treatment.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:43 pm

This spring at the lcbo: "RoboHop Imperial IPA. The 8.5% Imperial IPA will, for the first time, be released to LCBO stores in a 473ml can and will retail for $5.00"

Official Rotating IPA Schedule for LCBO Release 2017

Lake Effect IPA: December to late February

RoboHop Imperial IPA: March to April

Octopus Wants to Fight IPA: March to May

Sunnyside Session IPA: Mid May to September

Karma Citra IPA: September to November
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby darmokandjalad » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:46 pm

spinrsx wrote:This spring at the lcbo: "RoboHop Imperial IPA. The 8.5% Imperial IPA will, for the first time, be released to LCBO stores in a 473ml can and will retail for $5.00"

Lake Effect IPA: December to late February
RoboHop Imperial IPA: March to April
Octopus Wants to Fight IPA: March to May
Sunnyside Session IPA: Mid May to September
Karma Citra IPA: September to November


It's great to finally have a schedule for these releases. Looks like things will be about the same as last year, based on those release windows.

Wonder if this means they aren't going to bother with My Bitter Wife anymore (at least, as far as LCBO releases go)? Not that it's a big deal, since MBW's hop profile was probably my least-favourite of all the GLB T10 IPAs.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Blasphomet » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:52 pm

darmokandjalad wrote:
spinrsx wrote:This spring at the lcbo: "RoboHop Imperial IPA. The 8.5% Imperial IPA will, for the first time, be released to LCBO stores in a 473ml can and will retail for $5.00"

Lake Effect IPA: December to late February
RoboHop Imperial IPA: March to April
Octopus Wants to Fight IPA: March to May
Sunnyside Session IPA: Mid May to September
Karma Citra IPA: September to November


It's great to finally have a schedule for these releases. Looks like things will be about the same as last year, based on those release windows.

Wonder if this means they aren't going to bother with My Bitter Wife anymore (at least, as far as LCBO releases go)? Not that it's a big deal, since MBW's hop profile was probably my least-favourite of all the GLB T10 IPAs.


On their instagram post someone brought that up, as well and Audrey Hopburn, Limp Puppet, among others which obviously includes Thrust! They are going to continue to make them all, just brewery only. Glad Robo is in a can now too.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:34 pm

Any word on the founders ipa? Rest of the beers mentioned here have come and gone

PeenSteen wrote:Amsterdam 18 Hands Rustic Pale Ale
Wellington Kentucky Cow
Mill St. Lune De Sang
Stone Vertical Epic
Founders All Day IPA
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby A » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:38 pm

spinrsx wrote:Any word on the founders ipa? Rest of the beers mentioned here have come and gone

PeenSteen wrote:Amsterdam 18 Hands Rustic Pale Ale
Wellington Kentucky Cow
Mill St. Lune De Sang
Stone Vertical Epic
Founders All Day IPA
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If there's any beer that's best drank in the winter after substantial aging under poor circumstances it's Founders all day IPA :(
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Masterplan » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:45 pm

Napanee's Blacklist will be coming to the LCBO in the spring. Solid beer if you haven't tried it.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby spinrsx » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:16 pm

the next game of thrones beer has been announced, I would assume the lcbo will be getting this like all of the previous ones

http://www.gq.com/story/ommegang-game-o ... d-the-knee
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Provost Drunk » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:13 pm

Speaking of the GoT series, any idea when we might see the Valar Dohaeris (tripel) at the L? I think it was released last fall.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby xocoatl » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:07 pm

Provost Drunk wrote:Speaking of the GoT series, any idea when we might see the Valar Dohaeris (tripel) at the L? I think it was released last fall.


Last one was about a 6 month lag between release by brewery and release by LCBO, so I would expect to see the tripel in next couple months, and the new one releasing in May to be sometime next fall....

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