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Postby Ralphus » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:02 am

drinkvine can be slow to put up the releases. This is because its done by hand. An API really has no bearing on it. For the release pages I need all the information that Greg posts, plus I need pictures, supporting text, rate beer and beer advocate links, plus the scores from the two sites. Its then formatted into a text file so that it can be read by the script which presents the information to your browser.

Multiply that by the 10-15 entries per release and there's a lot of touch points. Its not glamorous work. Once you've done it once you'd rather be doing something else :)

I will try to get them up a bit sooner though. Its good feedback. Thank you.
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Postby andrewrg » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:59 am

Drinkvine is awesome. We appreciate your hard work.
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Postby spinrsx » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:00 am

agreed

andrewrg wrote:Drinkvine is awesome. We appreciate your hard work.
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Postby Beer'n'gin » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:34 am

andrewrg wrote:Drinkvine is awesome. We appreciate your hard work.


Absolutely essential to my beer and liquor purchases in Sudbury where the more coveted products arrive sporadically between the three main LCBOs and in such small quantity to necessitate dropping everything to race down to one of the three. Keep up the great work, Ralphus.
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Postby GregClow » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:30 pm

For sake of clarity, I've renamed this thread and made it sticky...
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Postby spinrsx » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:50 pm

interesting:

ROGUE DEAD GUY ALE
USA | Rogue Ales Brewery
LCBO 589754 | 650 mL | $ 6.25

ROGUE DEAD GUY ALE
USA | Rogue Ales Brewery
LCBO 80150 | 6x355 mL | $ 15.45 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED

Guybrush wrote:How come no one told me they have Rogue Dead Guy Ale in Bombers?!?! WITH GLOW IN THE DARK LABELS?? Well they do! And I bought one!

Also, I saw they have Railway City Brewing's "Honey Bee'lixir" in swing-top bottles, 650mL i think. I tried one of their 500mL bottles straight from the brewery this past summer, and... well... let's just say I'm not going to buy one of those swing-tops I saw at the store.
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Postby phat matt » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:11 pm

i have seen others post about it, but I grabbed a 4-pk of peche today in st catharines.
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Postby Belgian » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:40 pm

Rogue Dead Guy originally had phosphorescent label art, but they stopped this when they started selling gazillions of bombers of this beer.

Because I mean how many of these bottles could anyone want to collect?
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:30 pm

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Postby matt7215 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:42 pm

spinrsx wrote:new at the lcbo! Harbin Lager :roll:

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/produ ... ber=281857


love it!

im gonna tick this so hard!
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Postby mintjellie » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:31 pm

matt7215 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:new at the lcbo! Harbin Lager :roll:

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/produ ... ber=281857


love it!

im gonna tick this so hard!


Maybe there are large Chinese immigrant populations in certain large urban areas of the province who would love to have another product they were used to buying in the old country available at the LCBO.
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Postby cratez » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Guybrush wrote: How come no one told me they have Rogue Dead Guy Ale in Bombers?!?! WITH GLOW IN THE DARK LABELS?? Well they do! And I bought one!


Dead Guy is one of my favourite malt-forward beers, but fresh bottles are hard to come by in Ontario (the last two sixers I saw had dust on the caps). This will probably move much better in bombers. Thanks for the heads up!
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Postby matt7215 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:05 pm

mintjellie wrote:
matt7215 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:new at the lcbo! Harbin Lager :roll:

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/produ ... ber=281857


love it!

im gonna tick this so hard!


Maybe there are large Chinese immigrant populations in certain large urban areas of the province who would love to have another product they were used to buying in the old country available at the LCBO.


Whatever the reason I'm happy to see it come in, if the lcbo rotated through every macro lager in the world I'd be ecstatic
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Postby PeenSteen » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:42 pm

Camerons Bourbon Barrel Deviator
Camerons Cognac Barrel VSPA
Nickelbrook Cuvee
Hop City Big Mouth Pale Ale

All coming to the LC
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Postby matt7215 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:26 pm

PeenSteen wrote:Camerons Bourbon Barrel Deviator
Camerons Cognac Barrel VSPA
Nickelbrook Cuvee
Hop City Big Mouth Pale Ale

All coming to the LC


very cool, ill be buying all of these
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