LCBO 2012 summer release speculation

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Postby Torontoblue » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:08 pm

BrausBackinTown 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.


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


Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin - 97 pts Ratebeer
Brewdog Punk IPA - 90 Pts Ratebeer
Schneider Hopfen Weisse - 98 pts Ratebeer
Phillips Ginger Beer - 49 pts
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse - 88 pts Ratebeer
Ayinger Brau Weisse - 97 pts ratebeer
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry - 91 pts ratebeer
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina - 96 pts Ratebeer
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale - 94 pts Ratebeer

Yup, that's a really poor showing of products, isn't it? Jeez :roll:
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Postby BrausBackinTown » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Torontoblue wrote:
BrausBackinTown 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.


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


Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin - 97 pts Ratebeer
Brewdog Punk IPA - 90 Pts Ratebeer
Schneider Hopfen Weisse - 98 pts Ratebeer
Phillips Ginger Beer - 49 pts
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse - 88 pts Ratebeer
Ayinger Brau Weisse - 97 pts ratebeer
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry - 91 pts ratebeer
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina - 96 pts Ratebeer
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale - 94 pts Ratebeer

Yup, that's a really poor showing of products, isn't it? Jeez :roll:


If the lcbo likes German beer so much, why don't they marry it?
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Postby Torontoblue » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:31 pm

It's a Summer themed release, hence the Weiss, Saison, Ginger, fruit, IPA & Pale ales.

What would you expect to be released for the hot summer months?

You've got some highly rated beers in that release. A far cry from previous poor releases that used to happen.
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Postby BrausBackinTown » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:35 pm

Torontoblue wrote:It's a Summer themed release, hence the Weiss, Saison, Ginger, fruit, IPA & Pale ales.

What would you expect to be released for the hot summer months?

You've got some highly rated beers in that release. A far cry from previous poor releases that used to happen.


ya I know, you're right...
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Postby Bytowner » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Love me some Nelson Sauvin, looking forward to that one.
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Postby cratez » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Torontoblue wrote: Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin - 97 pts Ratebeer
Brewdog Punk IPA - 90 Pts Ratebeer
Schneider Hopfen Weisse - 98 pts Ratebeer
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse - 88 pts Ratebeer
Ayinger Brau Weisse - 97 pts ratebeer
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry - 91 pts ratebeer
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina - 96 pts Ratebeer
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale - 94 pts Ratebeer


I'm sold. Particularly excited to try the Kipling and Tap X, and it's nice to see a highly rated saision coming to the 'BO. I've always enjoyed the Punk IPA and will never understand why some people hate it. Seems like this one is similar to the Spring release in terms of the markedly improved quality of the products.
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Postby JeffPorter » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:01 pm

I will drink a hundred million hopfen weisses...

Weiss, Pale Ales, Saisons...it's summer, peoples...not sure what you're disappointed about? Not enough impy stouts?
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Postby liamt07 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:21 pm

Torontoblue wrote:It's a Summer themed release, hence the Weiss, Saison, Ginger, fruit, IPA & Pale ales.

What would you expect to be released for the hot summer months?

You've got some highly rated beers in that release. A far cry from previous poor releases that used to happen.


Maybe a berliner weisse and/or some form of a lambic? An OK release at best, nothing really jumps out at me - I echo Marcus' sentiment.
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Postby Torontoblue » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:46 pm

liamt07 wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:It's a Summer themed release, hence the Weiss, Saison, Ginger, fruit, IPA & Pale ales.

What would you expect to be released for the hot summer months?

You've got some highly rated beers in that release. A far cry from previous poor releases that used to happen.


Maybe a berliner weisse and/or some form of a lambic? An OK release at best, nothing really jumps out at me - I echo Marcus' sentiment.


What suppliers currently available in Ontario can provide a Berliner Weisse or Lambic?
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Postby JeffPorter » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:27 pm

In terms of a Gueze, I could be wrong, Peter can correct me, but I'm not sure the Cuvee Rene exactly flew off the shelves...I think I bought most of the Brampton stock, but up here, there were bottles sitting around for a LONG while (I bought two cases). Maybe it was the 6.00+ price tag.

For us, a bargain, but to people just introduced to the style?

If I recall correctly, Peter said they turned down the Cuvee submission for this summer.
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Postby atomeyes » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:53 pm

BrausBackinTown wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:
BrausBackinTown 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.


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


Schneider Tap X Nelson Sauvin - 97 pts Ratebeer
Brewdog Punk IPA - 90 Pts Ratebeer
Schneider Hopfen Weisse - 98 pts Ratebeer
Phillips Ginger Beer - 49 pts
Weinhenstephaner Kristalweisse - 88 pts Ratebeer
Ayinger Brau Weisse - 97 pts ratebeer
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry - 91 pts ratebeer
Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina - 96 pts Ratebeer
Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale - 94 pts Ratebeer

Yup, that's a really poor showing of products, isn't it? Jeez :roll:


If the lcbo likes German beer so much, why don't they marry it?


sorry, but that was fucking brilliant.

tut tut!!

LCBO executive meeting:

Executive #1 "We should get some beer from Europe. People like Europe. Good profit margin."
Executive #2: "So, which country in Europe makes the best beer?"
Executive #1: "Not really sure. I am more of a Smirnoff Ice kind of guy. SHould we google it?"
#2: "Let me jog my memory...hrm...I remember seeing European Vacation when I was young. Rusty got to touch boobies. THat movie was cool. and it was in Germany! So let's order in lots of German beer!"
#1: "Perfect! That pretty much covers all important European countries. Germany it is! Let me pass you another Ice so we can celebrate our ability to choose for Ontarians!"
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Postby atomeyes » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:04 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
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.


can i offer you a delicious Fruli to change your mind?


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Postby JeffPorter » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:34 pm

Haters! All of you!!! :wink:

Look, I think that summer beers can be controversial, because they aren't typically "beer geek" beers - Big stouts, big IPAs, big everything. But this isn't the whole list yet. And yes, last summer was pretty good with the geuze, but I think there's still some pretty interesting stuff on here. And germany has a lot of summery beers to offer. (Weiss, Pils, etc)

Frankly, I'm pretty excited to see hopfen weiss coming back!
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Postby jprime » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:06 pm

One thing is true about this release. It will save me lots of money this sumer. Not saying that there not good, just not my cup of tea.
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Postby atomeyes » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:11 pm

jprime wrote:One thing is true about this release. It will save me lots of money this sumer. Not saying that there not good, just not my cup of tea.


i have 12 bottles of Jolly Pumpkin waiting for me in the west end of Toronto. $10/bottle.
something tells me that I won't be buying much from the LCBO this summer, since I may have a regular go-to guy (monthly TO to Michigan trips).

i can see 1, maybe 2 beer on that list that i'd look at trying.

no Saison Dupont. sigh!

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