General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

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Re: value / ABV

Postby Belgian » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:52 pm

Bobsy wrote:However, I do sometimes see ABV as a value add. In general, the stronger beers last longer for me, so the value is that I might only be consuming one beer in an evening, when otherwise I may have gone for two. Of course, the value here is purely monetary and might affect whether I think something is worth the expense or not. Sours also fall into this category for me - they tend to be stupid expensive, but that's moderated by the fact that I can't knock them back at the pace of a pils or IPA.

I get it, there are lots of subjective 'value adds', in the sense some of us like sour or hoppy or super-high-ABV beers and some don't. I'm not sure that more sour or more hoppy is a universal positive bias on value - but maybe it is, as reflected in very good RateBeer ratings for Cantillon and top-notch DIPAs? It's a buyer's personal in-store decision as to whether a beer being extra-this-or-that is 'value' or not.

More sippable / intense beers tend to be highly-rated.
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Re: value / ABV

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:01 am

Bobsy wrote:However, I do sometimes see ABV as a value add. In general, the stronger beers last longer for me, so the value is that I might only be consuming one beer in an evening, when otherwise I may have gone for two. Of course, the value here is purely monetary and might affect whether I think something is worth the expense or not. Sours also fall into this category for me - they tend to be stupid expensive, but that's moderated by the fact that I can't knock them back at the pace of a pils or IPA.

This is a bit of a different way to look at it, and I tend to agree. Reminds me a little of my argument that I get better value out of green fees than most because I take more strokes. :lol:
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:08 pm

Clutch canned on March 29th showed up at the Pickering LCBO and they are hazy as fuck. I've been championing Clutch for a year now. Best pale ale at the LCBO for that entire time.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:48 pm

I had a clutch a few weeks ago that was like a week canned when I got it. I've always loved it, but that perticular batch was off the charts good
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:22 pm

sofakingdrunk wrote:I had a clutch a few weeks ago that was like a week canned when I got it. I've always loved it, but that perticular batch was off the charts good


I've only known of one sub-excellent batch, and it was an early December batch that wasn't nearly as hazy or juicy.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby alsiem » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:37 pm

Another vote for Clutch. It is excellent and in far too few LCBOs. It seems to be only in stores that get brewery features etc. in my area. (east)
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:54 pm

I've professed my love of Clutch a few times, and since I ran out yesterday and have to resort to drinking free Naughty Neighbour (woe is me, lol) I'll be on the prowl for some late-March cans. My fav. regular release at the LCBO, no question.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby GtownRandy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:04 pm

Clutch is my wife's favorite also, and i love it too. It looks like a glass of grapefruit juice, it's so hazy! She fell in love with Double Clutch at the Gtown Beer Festival last year, hopefully they will have that available again soon, especially with their 5x production which is upcoming
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby DeMarco » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:16 pm

GtownRandy wrote:Clutch is my wife's favorite also, and i love it too. It looks like a glass of grapefruit juice, it's so hazy! She fell in love with Double Clutch at the Gtown Beer Festival last year, hopefully they will have that available again soon, especially with their 5x production which is upcoming


double clutch was released again last friday!
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:02 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:I've professed my love of Clutch a few times, and since I ran out yesterday and have to resort to drinking free Naughty Neighbour (woe is me, lol) I'll be on the prowl for some late-March cans. My fav. regular release at the LCBO, no question.


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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Jerk_Store » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:14 am

Really bummed out that we don't get it in Ottawa. A friend was kind enough to bring back a few of their beers and wow...
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Masterplan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:56 pm

I'm more miffed that more beers like clutch aren't available to order online yet.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby munrets » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:53 pm

So based on these comments I picked up a Clutch today and I'm impressed, especially for that ABV.

However, the Immodest I also picked up is the belle of the ball.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby portwood » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:20 pm

Masterplan wrote:I'm more miffed that more beers like clutch aren't available to order online yet.

I would have thought the e-commerce system (as the KGBO likes to call it) would have been perfect for breweries with small production & limited distribution. Apparently not! Seems like the system is only being used for imports (incl Quebec) and stuff that is available in many of the stores anyway ... :roll:
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby bradb » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:08 pm

portwood wrote:
Masterplan wrote:I'm more miffed that more beers like clutch aren't available to order online yet.

I would have thought the e-commerce system (as the KGBO likes to call it) would have been perfect for breweries with small production & limited distribution. Apparently not! Seems like the system is only being used for imports (incl Quebec) and stuff that is available in many of the stores anyway ... :roll:


I was able to get some Aromatherapy when it was briefly available online, which was nice since I'm in KW. I check back every so often to see if it's restocked and I haven't seen it since.

Would love to be able to get more stuff from "out east".

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