LCBO 2012 summer release speculation

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Postby matt7215 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:30 am

BrausBackinTown wrote:also, though not a "summer release" it would be released in the summer: Spearhead is making a push to get into the lcbo for Canada Day.


in what format?

$17.50 / 6pack
or
$4.50 / 473ml can
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Postby velovampire » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:36 am

matt7215 wrote:
BrausBackinTown wrote:also, though not a "summer release" it would be released in the summer: Spearhead is making a push to get into the lcbo for Canada Day.


in what format?

$17.50 / 6pack
or
$4.50 / 473ml can

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Postby Belgian » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:34 am

17.50 / 5-pack. It has that special, overpriced taste of getting less than you pay for.
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Postby Kish84 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:48 am

I'm half expecting a special bottle that's shaped like a pineapple. $7.50 for 500mL, or perhaps a summer "special" with a $40 mini keg.

In all honesty, I enjoy the beer. Is it one of the best in Ontario? IMO, no. I think I order it more for the novelty, and for the first time, I actually tasted the pineapple today, but it didn't improve the beer, in fact I didn't like it as much as I've had in the past.

Back on topic, I'd like to see a Saison or Lambic, probably wishful thinking. I don't like being a pessimist, but with the LCBO you kinda have to, but it does make it better when you get thrown a surprise in the release.

I'd also like to see a hoppy wheat beer. Is Miami Weiss coming back this year?

Lastly, I'd love to see an OCB* member put out anything "different" in the LCBO rather than get the usual summer imports (Blonde ales mainly, not offensive, but I just don't enjoy them much)

*Trafalgar not included, but who are we kidding, we know they'll have something :(
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Postby heebes » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:31 am

[quote="Kish84"
I'd also like to see a hoppy wheat beer. Is Miami Weiss coming back this year?

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i remember reading on here that someone mentioned flying monkeys might be dropping the amber ale in order to release a hoppy wheat style into the market.

miami weiss needs to come back! loved it but please cans or 6 packs...
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Postby NRman » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:46 am

heebes wrote:miami weiss needs to come back! loved it but please cans

this
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Postby matt7215 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:01 am

heebes wrote:
Kish84 wrote:I'd also like to see a hoppy wheat beer. Is Miami Weiss coming back this year?



i remember reading on here that someone mentioned flying monkeys might be dropping the amber ale in order to release a hoppy wheat style into the market.

miami weiss needs to come back! loved it but please cans or 6 packs...


if flying monkeys releases "The Patriot" that debuted at the Flying Monkeys tap takeover at Gambrinus id be very happy to drink it all summer
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id love to see Miami Weisse in a non bomber format back at the LCBO
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Postby PeenSteen » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:14 am

From what it looks like it will include the following

Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin
Brewdog Punk IPA
Schneider Hopfen Weisse
Phillips Ginger Beer
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

probably more as well but this is all I could find for now.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:52 am

PeenSteen wrote:From what it looks like it will include the following

Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin
Brewdog Punk IPA
Schneider Hopfen Weisse
Phillips Ginger Beer
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

probably more as well but this is all I could find for now.
That is a very meh list.

What a terrible choice for the first ever (I think) proper LCBO release of a Phillips product.
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Postby phat matt » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:07 pm

PeenSteen wrote:From what it looks like it will include the following
Schneider Hopfen Weisse

If only this beer showed up, I would be a happy man.
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Postby andrewrg » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:32 pm

I'm excited to try the Schneider Nelson Sauvin because the only other beer I've had with those hops was excellent, so hopefully this one will match up.

Aside from that, I continue to be amazed at the LCBO's ability to find obscure beers that not many are excited about trying.
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Postby mintjellie » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:39 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
PeenSteen wrote:From what it looks like it will include the following

Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin
Brewdog Punk IPA
Schneider Hopfen Weisse
Phillips Ginger Beer
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

probably more as well but this is all I could find for now.
That is a very meh list.

What a terrible choice for the first ever (I think) proper LCBO release of a Phillips product.


So we have two Nelson Sauvin hopped beers, one a pale ale and the other a weizenbock. Then we have Hopfen Weisse. Then we have the #1 ranked kristalweizen on BA. We also have the #7 ranked weissbier, Ayinger. We have a saison from Italy as well.

Meh. :roll:
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Postby Torontoblue » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:14 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
PeenSteen wrote:From what it looks like it will include the following

Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin
Brewdog Punk IPA
Schneider Hopfen Weisse
Phillips Ginger Beer
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

probably more as well but this is all I could find for now.
That is a very meh list.

What a terrible choice for the first ever (I think) proper LCBO release of a Phillips product.


Have you tried the Phillips Ginger? It's a perfect choice for a summer release. Great, refreshing ginger beer.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:34 pm

Torontoblue wrote:Have you tried the Phillips Ginger? It's a perfect choice for a summer release. Great, refreshing ginger beer.
No I haven't. Spiced/herbed beers are generally not my thing. Neither are fruit/vegrtable beers. It doesn't excite me in the least.
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Postby BrausBackinTown » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:53 pm

PeenSteen wrote:From what it looks like it will include the following

Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin
Brewdog Punk IPA
Schneider Hopfen Weisse
Phillips Ginger Beer
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse
Ayinger Brau Weisse
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

probably more as well but this is all I could find for now.


meh - I turn to you now, ontario craft brewers...

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