OCB Discovery Pack #11

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OCB Discovery Pack #11

Postby Iceman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:54 am

This will start hitting LCBO shelves starting the week of April 9th. Here is what's in the pack:
    Cameron’s Dark 266
    F&M Stonehammer Pilsner
    Nickel Brook Premium Organic Lager
    Black Creek Pale Ale
    Railway City Dead Elephant Ale
    Trafalgar Paddy’s Irish Red

Discovery Pack #11 - http://ontariocraftbrewers.com/DiscoveryPack11.php
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:15 pm

Not a single beer in there that looks great to me. Definitely for "beginners"
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Postby matt7215 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:45 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:Not a single beer in there that looks great to me. Definitely for "beginners"


agreed, huge yawn fest
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Postby NRman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:24 pm

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Postby Brewbert » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:25 pm

Only decent thing in there is dead elephant and that's a stretch
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Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:46 pm

Sour pusses. :)

I like the F&M Stonehammer Pilsner and the Black Creek Pale Ale (although I haven't had this one very much).

Have had mixed tastings of the Dead Elephant.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Brewbert wrote:Only decent thing in there is dead elephant and that's a stretch
I 100% agree with that being a stretch.
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Postby Iceman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:59 pm

The only one that I'm interested at all in trying is the Dead Elephant.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:31 am

Boring.
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Postby Cale » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:28 am

Black Creek Pale is a great beer.

Either way - every time these come out everyone on here seems to forget they are not made for us.
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Postby probstk » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:28 am

Iceman wrote:The only one that I'm interested at all in trying is the Dead Elephant.


You can get Dead Elephant at LCBO in 500 ml cans...
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Re: OCB Discovery Pack #11

Postby probstk » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:30 am

Iceman wrote:This will start hitting LCBO shelves starting the week of April 9th. Here is what's in the pack:
    Cameron’s Dark 266
    F&M Stonehammer Pilsner
    Nickel Brook Premium Organic Lager
    Black Creek Pale Ale
    Railway City Dead Elephant Ale
    Trafalgar Paddy’s Irish Red
Discovery Pack #11 - http://ontariocraftbrewers.com/DiscoveryPack11.php


Interesting to see Black Creek PA show up. The 500 ml singles disappeared a while ago, which was a shame cause it was a nice PA. I wonder if it will return in 6-packs of 341 ml bottles...
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Postby Kel Varnsen » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:01 am

It is true that not much of that is really that interesting, although I wonder what the distribution this thing will have compared to the brands on their owns. I mean for the longest time the packs had stuff in them that never made it up to Ottawa on its own. I mean I only first saw Dead Elephant in Ottawa for the first time a few weeks ago.

That said these things make me wonder, what else exactly does the OCB do, besides these packs and Ontario Craft Beer Week? Has anyone ever seen on TV or heard on the Radio an Ontario Craft Beer ad? It would seem like they could do a lot more promotion than they actually do.
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Postby PeenSteen » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:29 am

Kel Varnsen wrote:It is true that not much of that is really that interesting, although I wonder what the distribution this thing will have compared to the brands on their owns. I mean for the longest time the packs had stuff in them that never made it up to Ottawa on its own. I mean I only first saw Dead Elephant in Ottawa for the first time a few weeks ago.

That said these things make me wonder, what else exactly does the OCB do, besides these packs and Ontario Craft Beer Week? Has anyone ever seen on TV or heard on the Radio an Ontario Craft Beer ad? It would seem like they could do a lot more promotion than they actually do.


I have heard OCB radio ads on The Edge in the morning

On a side note, this discovery pack is garbage
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Postby icemachine » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:36 pm

PeenSteen wrote:I have heard OCB radio ads on The Edge in the morning

On a side note, this discovery pack is garbage


These discovery packs are aimed at getting people interested in craft beer, not at the consumers who are already afficionados
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