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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Orval_Al » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:31 pm

And it doesn't surprise me that it sits on the shelf. The layman isn't going to drop $7.50 on a 350ml stout. I bet it would move way better at $4.95.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby seangm » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:27 pm

Orval_Al wrote:I was one of those lucky bastards who bought a couple KBS four packs for the price of one. Ever since then I haven't been able to pay the price for just one.


Same, and somehow I managed it again with the CBS. I felt a bit guilty, but I've spent massive amounts of money at the LCBO so that guilt quickly vanished.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby JaseWescott » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:53 am

No Tax hike coming Nov (as per usual) 8)

https://globalnews.ca/video/4544331/ont ... s-beer-tax
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby JaseWescott » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:22 pm

I don't know if it's coming to Canada but it's real. Labatt USA product from Rochester, NY in 12 and 16 oz cans :D

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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby ry_kinney » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:37 pm

Feb 6th Life In The Clouds cans are tasting as good as ever. Maybe a tweaked recipe as the description is now "Double Dry Hopped IPA."

Tastes a little less sweet and little more hoppy. Visually opaque and pure haze.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:25 pm

launching Feb 2020 with regular KBS, hopefully it makes it's way to Canada :)

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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby seangm » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:04 am

JaseWescott wrote:launching Feb 2020 with regular KBS, hopefully it makes it's way to Canada :)


Somewhat related, apparently after one final production run Founders is discontinuing CBS. Perhaps it relates to the logistics of procuring the bourbon aged maple syrup bourbon barrels for production? Hopefully some of this last run will make its way north of the border for the LCBO winter release.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Belgian » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:40 pm

ry_kinney wrote:Feb 6th Life In The Clouds cans are tasting as good as ever. Maybe a tweaked recipe as the description is now "Double Dry Hopped IPA."

Tastes a little less sweet and little more hoppy. Visually opaque and pure haze.


So many of these VE-style hop-dusty cloudy IPAs/Pales with tropical overnotes are becoming pretty good, that I now wonder if not only is it becoming more competitive for this style, they are in their perfection also becoming harder to tell much apart? When you've had Sunsplit and Greenwood and a few others, it's hard to find better.

Just to say Collective Arts is wise to stay on its game as one of the best Ontario brewers of Vermont-style IPAs.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Orval_Al » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:06 pm

Belgian wrote:
ry_kinney wrote:Feb 6th Life In The Clouds cans are tasting as good as ever. Maybe a tweaked recipe as the description is now "Double Dry Hopped IPA."

Tastes a little less sweet and little more hoppy. Visually opaque and pure haze.


So many of these VE-style hop-dusty cloudy IPAs/Pales with tropical overnotes are becoming pretty good, that I now wonder if not only is it becoming more competitive for this style, they are in their perfection also becoming harder to tell much apart? When you've had Sunsplit and Greenwood and a few others, it's hard to find better.

Just to say Collective Arts is wise to stay on its game as one of the best Ontario brewers of Vermont-style IPAs.


Agreed, breweries are pulling up their socks on this style and the results have been fantastic. I've personally been drinking NEIPA's almost exclusively throughout these past warm summer months, and I can definitely tell the difference between them. Sunsplit, for instance, is nice but I find it a tad on the sweet side and really lacking in bitterness. Greenwood is fantastic and rivals anything from CA. My personal favourites these days are coming from Fairweather, CA, Great Lakes and Muddy York. Just a great time for Canadian hazy IPA fans.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby northyorksammy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:32 pm

seangm wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:launching Feb 2020 with regular KBS, hopefully it makes it's way to Canada :)


Somewhat related, apparently after one final production run Founders is discontinuing CBS. Perhaps it relates to the logistics of procuring the bourbon aged maple syrup bourbon barrels for production? Hopefully some of this last run will make its way north of the border for the LCBO winter release.


it seems most US releases make it here if they have surplus sitting on shelves.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby Belgian » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:57 pm

Belgian wrote:... Just to say Collective Arts is wise to stay on its game as one of the best Ontario brewers of Vermont-style IPAs.


.. and Beyond The Pale Yummy! NEPA is back in LCBO stores! As if there wasn't already great stuff. Fantastic.
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby S. St. Jeb » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:13 pm

Belgian wrote:...the new LC on Spadina and Front.

This expansive new store in a slightly less useful location ...

Has this replaced the store at King/Spadina?
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Re: General LCBO Debate & Discussion Thread

Postby lister » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:02 am

S. St. Jeb wrote:
Belgian wrote:...the new LC on Spadina and Front.

This expansive new store in a slightly less useful location ...

Has this replaced the store at King/Spadina?


Yes. The K&S building is coming down for a condo.

The S&F location isn't so bad. The space is nice. Lots of good beer. The whisky, particularly bourbon, selection is not good at all.
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