Elysian and Bear Republic coming to Ontario

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... he said elliptically...

Postby Belgian » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:45 am

American brewers are starting to realize we now have craft beer in Ontario.
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Postby groulxsome » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:04 am

Cale wrote:With their comments of "Who knows" and "Maybe this will show up one day" - Certainly seems like they're putting the cart before the horse.


I got the sense that they've made the orders but are not willing to speculate about delivery dates after the red tape monster of Green Flash. They said a while ago that they were finished adding breweries to their portfolio and starting to focus on getting the beers they have more regularly in the LCBO. I would guess that they have orders with breweries for these beers, but that guessing shipping and LCBO times is something they are not willing to do anymore!
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Postby heebes » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:22 am

having sierra nevada here would be f'n fantastic
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Postby Belgian » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:33 am

heebes wrote:having sierra nevada here would be f'n fantastic

Harvest and SN Pale alone would be huge. And I believe well-priced.

SN have long-standing objections to LCBO's no-guarantees policy for storage and handling temperatures. But seriously. We've bought SN from unrefrigerated shelf stock in the USA, even at places like Wegman's.
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Postby icemachine » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:44 pm

Well NAC just put this out

https://www.facebook.com/northamericancraft/posts/502812523082546

We are pleased to announce that: Phillip's Hop Circle IPA, Elysian Immortal IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA and the Un-paralleled mix 6 pack from Parallel 49th Brewery have all been accepted at the Lcbo. See you in March 2013!
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Postby heebes » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:42 am

June 7th NAC wrote "Something big on the horizon.."

wonder what it could be?

also, still no Bear Republic?
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Postby matt7215 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:44 am

heebes wrote:June 7th NAC wrote "Something big on the horizon.."

wonder what it could be?

also, still no Bear Republic?


its been said before but i wish NAC would tweet when they have products in the warehouse about to hit shelves instead of
"Something big on the horizon.."

i dont care whats on the horizon, i care what i can drink on my patio this afternoon
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:58 am

matt7215 wrote:its been said before but i wish NAC would tweet when they have products in the warehouse about to hit shelves instead of
"Something big on the horizon.."

i dont care whats on the horizon, i care what i can drink on my patio this afternoon
And I have said this before as well but: +1 to that.

I am so tired of the way they do things at NAC.
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Whatever it is, they'll ship the entire thing and let it sit in the warehouse while it goes through the tests. Then we'll get the 4+ month old stock.
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Postby ErkLR » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:39 pm

Apparently they're shooting for October for Racer 5:
https://twitter.com/NAMERICANCRAFT/stat ... 4643161088
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Postby aser » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:24 am

ErkLR wrote:Apparently they're shooting for October for Racer 5:
https://twitter.com/NAMERICANCRAFT/stat ... 4643161088


Not missing much, red racer is much better imo. I haven't even had red racer on tap, but racer 5 on tap is nothing special. Also their stupid lawsuit left a sour taste in my mouth.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:28 am

aser wrote:l. Also their stupid lawsuit left a sour taste in my mouth.
Me too.
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Postby vandutchy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:19 am

aser wrote:
ErkLR wrote:Apparently they're shooting for October for Racer 5:
https://twitter.com/NAMERICANCRAFT/stat ... 4643161088


Not missing much, red racer is much better imo. I haven't even had red racer on tap, but racer 5 on tap is nothing special. Also their stupid lawsuit left a sour taste in my mouth.


Not missing much, red racer is much better imo. I haven't even had red racer on tap, but racer 5 on tap is nothing special. Also their stupid lawsuit left a sour taste in my mouth.[/quote]

Agreed! After having visit this red neck brewery and basically being ignored for service due to a NASCAR race( even though there were only 5 people in the brewery) I wil not support them in the Canadian market. Customer service is not their forte and there are a lot of Canadian craft beers out there that are a lot better at making great beer IMO who are also very appreciative of their customers.

I hope you get a flat tire Racer 5
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Postby spinrsx » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:35 pm

Guess not October...

aser wrote:
ErkLR wrote:Apparently they're shooting for October for Racer 5:
https://twitter.com/NAMERICANCRAFT/stat ... 4643161088
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Postby spinrsx » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:18 pm

not going happen according to NAC "no dice. Bear Republic was unable to commit to Ontario due to increased sales in their own markets."

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