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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby sprague11 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:06 pm

Price-wise it's better than some places I've seen it at in the US.

Now if they could get some BA Narwhal in i'd be all over that.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Belgian » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:17 pm

Orval_Al wrote:Yeah I have no interest in paying fifteen bucks or over for a bottle of beer. Would rather buy a bottle of wine.


To each theys own. Wine can have an amazing quality-price ratio; affordable Bordeaux is a great example.

However the quality range for beer often competes with or exceeds wines of comparable price. I'm still amazed how great the Cascade release was. Maybe I'm wrong and those are just as inexpensively 'mass-produced' as many wines in the $22-28 range? Yet with all that fiddly custom barreling and re-blending I doubt Cascade sours are all straightforward, low-cost beers to make.

We have some decent choice here now, and I will generally try at least one of anything to support initiatives.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Ukie » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:00 am

Philip1 wrote:
dale cannon wrote:
Philip1 wrote:Since Founders is being mentioned...anyone know if PC Pils will be back this summer? It just says product discontinued at the website. When it came along near the end of last summer, maybe early September, it became my only regular pilsner until the local LCBO ran out around November.


Tons of PC Pils around.

http://www.thebeerstore.ca/beers/pc-pilsener


Got my hopes up there...only to be crushed. :(



Hahahahahaha!

I thought I was in Bizarro World there for a moment!
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:51 am

Beau's Fall 2018 Mix Pack = Lug Tread, Maple Rush (Porter), CDN Pale Ale, Dortmunder

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/beau-s ... 2nPp_ZFyUk

and Beau's 49' 54' https://beaus.ca/beer/49-54/

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/beau-s ... 2n4q_ZFyUk
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Belgian » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:30 pm

portwood wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods barrel aged Maple Scotch Ale

750ml 9.8%abv $19.45

Nineteen bucks, though :o
... think I'll pass on this one


Oh it's worth every cent.

If it were in 3 x 250 ml bottles would each be worth $6-7, definitely. The aromas and the substantial body of this beer make it worthwhile the second the cork comes out. It's not far short of Alesmith territory, and I know it's only #17 or Ratebeer's global Style ranking.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby portwood » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:14 pm

Belgian wrote:
portwood wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods barrel aged Maple Scotch Ale

750ml 9.8%abv $19.45

Nineteen bucks, though :o
... think I'll pass on this one


Oh it's worth every cent.

If it were in 3 x 250 ml bottles would each be worth $6-7, definitely. The aromas and the substantial body of this beer make it worthwhile the second the cork comes out. It's not far short of Alesmith territory, and I know it's only #17 or Ratebeer's global Style ranking.

I would prefer to pay $19.50 for 3 250 ml bottles than a single 750ml
I know some beers can be re-sealed and consumed over a couple of days. Problem is, I have yet to find one that tastes as good a day or 2 after opening. With smaller bottles I can consume one and save the others for another day and, within a reasonable period of time (hoppy beers excepted), will taste as good as the first one opened.

given what's happened to me with 600-750ml bottles in the past, I won't buy any more unless the price is such that if I have to dump 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle I won't feel ripped off.

Having said all that, I've come to realize that for the majority of beer drinkers: the larger the container, the better ... regardless of ABV
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Belgian » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:53 pm

portwood wrote:I would prefer to pay $19.50 for 3 250 ml bottles than a single 750ml
I know some beers can be re-sealed and consumed over a couple of days. Problem is, I have yet to find one that tastes as good a day or 2 after opening. With smaller bottles I can consume one and save the others for another day and, within a reasonable period of time (hoppy beers excepted), will taste as good as the first one opened.

LOL I hear you. Peak geekdom this thread.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:58 am

Founders CBS hitting stores Nov 2nd. US/CA/UK

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 381206002/
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby gjkerr » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:39 am

JaseWescott wrote:Founders CBS hitting stores Nov 2nd. US/CA/UK

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 381206002/


Not seeing anything on a Canadian release there, but more info here (again no indication of a Canada release): https://tenemu.com/news/founders-adding ... -2/09/2018

Interesting new label ...
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:53 am

gjkerr wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:Founders CBS hitting stores Nov 2nd. US/CA/UK

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 381206002/


Not seeing anything on a Canadian release there, but more info here (again no indication of a Canada release): https://tenemu.com/news/founders-adding ... -2/09/2018

Interesting new label ...


Thanks. I sent Founders a message on FB to double check.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby Esquandolas » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:00 pm

I've still got a bunch of bottles of CBS from last year's release. How long of a shelf life do those babies have anyways?
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby distr0 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:30 pm

I've always found it best to drink soon after purchase. Founders typically releases stuff right at it's peak - if it's a beer that would benefit from aging, they've already aged it before releasing it.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby darmokandjalad » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:34 pm

Esquandolas wrote:I've still got a bunch of bottles of CBS from last year's release. How long of a shelf life do those babies have anyways?


I don't think long cellar stints are recommended for CBS (or KBS for that matter). For example, the best before date on the KBS that was on shelves here in Ontario earlier this year is Feb 2019. To me, that is an indication that Founders does not believe it to be a strong cellar candidate.

Your bottles will likely drink fine into the near-ish future, but they aren't getting any better. Coffee flavour in particular is prone to fading.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby BakaGaijin » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:38 pm

CBS comin to LCBO in December in 355ml bottles priced around $9 - as per LCBO.
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Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm

BakaGaijin wrote:CBS comin to LCBO in December in 355ml bottles priced around $9 - as per LCBO.


Founders read my messages but did not reply. Thank you!

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