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Postby Eli » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:53 pm

groulxsome wrote:Not showing any stock yet (that I can see), but Parallel 49 Snap Crackle Hop Imperial Rice IPA and Black Hops are both on the shelf at QQ.

Product numbers are different than in the original release, that's why:

386201 for the Rice IPA


Saw these 2 on the shelf at King & Spa today. The IPA had a lot of sediment on it but still bought one.
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Postby IPA_Lover » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:00 am

spinrsx wrote:and another radler..

BAVARIA GRAPEFRUIT RADLER+
LCBO 359869 | 500 mL can
Price $ 2.45

and this is back:

HOFBRAEU OKTOBERFESTBIER
LCBO 84889 | 500 mL bottle
Price: $ 3.10



GRAPEFRUIT RADLERS....overflowing shelves soon at an LCBO near you.

GRAPEFRUIT RADLERS....the new Pumpkin beer.

GRAPEFRUIT RADLERS....Your Mom thinks they're really refreshing.
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Postby Craig » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:27 am

I like grapefruit radlers, but I wish they'd hit the shelves earlier than mid August. I've probably had 4 or 5 Stiegls this summer.
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Postby IPA_Lover » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:13 pm

squeaky wrote:I like grapefruit radlers, but I wish they'd hit the shelves earlier than mid August. I've probably had 4 or 5 Stiegls this summer.


I won't lie, I've had a few of the Stiegls this summer and Waterloo's version. I just hope we don't end up with 8 or 9 different Grapefruit Radlers on shelves.
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Postby lister » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:18 pm

I'm not a fan of grapefruit so I haven't bothered with any of the typical radlers however Amsterdams blood orange radler is very nice. I had a few last Saturday at the Brewhouse while staring out at the water.
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:56 pm

The Stiegl sells like gangbusters at my 3 LCBO locals.
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Postby atomeyes » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:16 pm

Belgian wrote:
atomeyes wrote:that's pretty much what JP is.
boring as hell on tap.
mostly good in bottles.
amazing at the 1 year anniversary of bottling.
most taste similar (except the fruit ones, Bier du Mars and their XY Saison).
will gush unless chilled to 2 C.

Good info atomz. I think I had a horribly bland experience of Jolly Pumpkin on-tap, truly unworthy letdown and that made me doubt. But the Calabanza Blanca bottling is truly a cellar-worthy beer and a case-buy if it ages as you say. I really like it right now as it is - does it stay really good beyond 12 months or should it be guzzled away like a portfaring sailor with more gold than sense?

It's truly cool there are beers that will - like a good Chateau-Neufdupape - truly reward aging by unlocking a great taste experience. Thanks.


i have a friend that works in michigan frequently. so i had a cellarful of JP.
i talked to Ron Jeffries about it and he agreed. 12 months is def the sweet spot. when you have 2 year old JP, the brett just takes over and they all taste the exact same.
fresh, on-tap JP is pretty much as disappointing as you get. except the Bam IPA. that was very good. the funk was minimal and it worked well. had their chestnut stout or whatever it was at Hopcat and it was a waste of $$.

i have some old Cal Blanca in my cellar. will check the date and if it's over a year old, i'll open one and let you know what i think.
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Postby Belgian » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:58 pm

Well maybe a half case then, and I mark the calender. I've been hurt before.
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Postby Zuma » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:06 pm

Belgian wrote:Well maybe a half case then, and I mark the calender. I've been hurt before.


Make sure your calendar mark is four months and a week from now. :wink:
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Postby Belgian » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:13 am

The Porter Weisse is hitting shelves, auzgezeignet! Nice to see them making friends with the English styles of beer.
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:55 am

St. Bernardus Wit showing stock now

and this is back..

Beau's Nightmarzen Oktoberfest Lager $4.35
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Postby Hawks28 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:53 pm

spinrsx wrote:mentioned this last week in the BC beer thread. Also, they are showing stock on foodanddrink

http://foodanddrink.ca/lcbo-ear/lcbo/pr ... ber=386201

groulxsome wrote:Not showing any stock yet (that I can see), but Parallel 49 Snap Crackle Hop Imperial Rice IPA and Black Hops are both on the shelf at QQ.



anyone tried that BC mix pack? Is it worth picking up, or is it pretty mediocre?
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Postby groulxsome » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Hawks28 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:mentioned this last week in the BC beer thread. Also, they are showing stock on foodanddrink

http://foodanddrink.ca/lcbo-ear/lcbo/pr ... ber=386201

groulxsome wrote:Not showing any stock yet (that I can see), but Parallel 49 Snap Crackle Hop Imperial Rice IPA and Black Hops are both on the shelf at QQ.



anyone tried that BC mix pack? Is it worth picking up, or is it pretty mediocre?


Four Winds Saison: Probably one of the best of the bunch. Big bubblegum, citrus, lots of orange and other yeast phenolics in the taste. Little bread yeast poking through, and slightly sweet. If you like the more phenolic and less crisp saison (not I!), it’s a nice example.

Whistler Bear Paw Honey Lager: Much better than I expected. Brown malt and honey aroma. Definite honey sweetness into a somewhat sticky honey finish. Lots of sticky honey. Nothing if not endearing.

Dead Frog Bold Belgian Pale Ale: Worst of the lot. Bad, poorly thought through beer. Ill-conceived like an amateur homebrew. Hops read as grassy and green, malt is overthought and heavy, and the yeast is lost. Needs editing!

R&B Raven Cream Ale: No one likes the pale cream ale anymore, apparently. Dark. Interesting beer. Nutty and caramel, almost like a big mild. Oddly light in strange ways. Again, somewhat endearing but not very good. (If you like the Bell City Cream Ale, you’ll like this. Similar dark “pre prohibition” things.)

Phillips Elsinore Lager: Well intentioned enough, but very light malt character and leaves most of the work for spicy hops which kinda carry the beer. Very North American Lager. Not quite as good as Cameron’s, at least at the age of these bottles.

Steamworks Pilsner: The other candidate for best of the lot. Clearly more Czech/creamy and balanced, but the Saphir hops give it a Firestone Pivo vibe. Spicy and Tangerine aromatics.

So we end up with one total dud, a very average lager, an above average honey beer, an old mild-ish “cream ale,” and a solid saison and pils. Fun to taste, but probably a pass unless you really want to try something.
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Postby Craig » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:26 pm

This beer wasn't for me, but I know some of you loved it (Belgian?) Queens Quay had maybe a dozen Dupont Cerversia's on the shelf at around 3 this afternoon. I'm guessing they just found an old case somewhere around back, but who knows?
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:12 am

new:

DAB DARK LAGER+
LCBO 384677 | 500 mL can
Price N/A

DOWNHILL PALE ALE
Canada | The Collingwood Brew
LCBO 397786 | 473 mL | $ 2.85

and these are back:

FLYING MONKEYS THE CHOCOLATE MANIFESTO
Canada | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
LCBO 368589 | 750 mL | $ 11.95

MUSKOKA HARVEST ALE
LCBO 173641 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 8.95

Amsterdam Autumn Hop
LCBO#: 337261
$4.75

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