New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:53 pm

AugustusRex wrote:This batch of Orval was bottled Jan 2015.

I returned 5 bottles of Orval dated June 27 2013 to the Brock/HWY2 LCBO in Pickering. They were cellared by me in the dark at 55f. I just like the 6 month Orva more.

We need Gary to do an "Old Orval / Newer Orval Blend" thread. That would be the next level of Orval… what is the most perfect ratio of the new to old, and how much mineral water and Heineken do you blend in?

It's a wonderful beer at an amazing price.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby atomeyes » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:54 am

AugustusRex wrote:This batch of Orval was bottled Jan 2015.

I returned 5 bottles of Orval dated June 27 2013 to the Brock/HWY2 LCBO in Pickering. They were cellared by me in the dark at 55f. I just like the 6 month Orva more.


you're crazy, man. they're at their peak after 2 years of cellaring.
also, i wish that the 'BO didn't have that kind of return policy and wish that people weren't taking advantage of it.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby AugustusRex » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:38 pm

atomeyes wrote:
AugustusRex wrote:This batch of Orval was bottled Jan 2015.

I returned 5 bottles of Orval dated June 27 2013 to the Brock/HWY2 LCBO in Pickering. They were cellared by me in the dark at 55f. I just like the 6 month Orva more.


you're crazy, man. they're at their peak after 2 years of cellaring.
also, i wish that the 'BO didn't have that kind of return policy and wish that people weren't taking advantage of it.



I still have lots of aged Orval, I just don't have the cellar space for so much Orval. They were properly cared for, it's not like they were warehouse aged.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby AugustusRex » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:43 pm

Belgian wrote:
AugustusRex wrote:This batch of Orval was bottled Jan 2015.

I returned 5 bottles of Orval dated June 27 2013 to the Brock/HWY2 LCBO in Pickering. They were cellared by me in the dark at 55f. I just like the 6 month Orva more.

We need Gary to do an "Old Orval / Newer Orval Blend" thread. That would be the next level of Orval… what is the most perfect ratio of the new to old, and how much mineral water and Heineken do you blend in?

It's a wonderful beer at an amazing price.


I know you're kidding, but I bet half 6 month and half 2 year would be much different than 1 year Orval. It would have more complex Brett influence but fresher hop too.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby El Pinguino » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:23 pm

Beer Bistro had a number of Orval's on the menu for a long time...2011, 2013, "fresh"....may still have.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:39 am

AugustusRex wrote:I know you're kidding, but I bet half 6 month and half 2 year would be much different than 1 year Orval. It would have more complex Brett influence but fresher hop too.

I would blend two vintages for exactly those reasons ie. complexity. The problem is with changing a beer that's usually perfect... How much time do I really have?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:54 am

atomeyes wrote:...also, i wish that the 'BO didn't have that kind of return policy and wish that people weren't taking advantage of it.

AFAIK they don't anymore - they now only seem to return stuff that bleeps into their system as current stock items, in which case they just assume it's sellable / fresh. But with the most recent policy we are still supposed to return things in 30 days or so. The no-receipt AKA 'lost receipt' is a workaround beyond that often impractical time limit.

And to be fair in this case Orval is clearly marked with bottling date and with a five-year expiry date after that, unlike a mystery IPA that has no clear markings (and if too old can hurt your humulone receptors.) At least a person could see that it's not new stock.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:53 am

new:

504 PALE ALE
LCBO 425959 | 473 mL can
Price $ 2.95

JUBILEE AMBER LAGER
LCBO 418848 | 473 mL can
Price $ 2.80

KICHESIPPI RADLER
LCBO 429738 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES
Price $ 2.75

FRUITSTAND WATERMELON WHEAT
LCBO 422873 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES
Price $ 2.95

MOONLIGHT KETTLE SUMMER SAISON
LCBO 425124 | 750 mL bottle
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES
Price $ 8.95
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby -Liam- » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:39 pm

Anyone seen Tank 7 anywhere downtown?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:18 am

Westmalle Tripel showing stock now
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby darmokandjalad » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:03 pm

spinrsx wrote:Westmalle Tripel showing stock now


Awesome. I was starting to think that they were just kidding about bringing this one in.

Great price too, just like the Karmeliet, so it'll sell similarly quickly.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby DeMarco » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:21 pm

spinrsx wrote:new

Forked River Mojo Citra Rhubarb Wheat Ale
LCBO#: 424184 | 500 mL bottle


Now in Toronto

http://www.foodanddrink.ca/lcbo-ear/lcb ... ion=mobile
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:13 pm

anyone tried this stuff? Any good?

DeMarco wrote:
spinrsx wrote:new

Forked River Mojo Citra Rhubarb Wheat Ale
LCBO#: 424184 | 500 mL bottle


Now in Toronto

http://www.foodanddrink.ca/lcbo-ear/lcb ... ion=mobile
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby DeMarco » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:36 pm

spinrsx wrote:anyone tried this stuff? Any good?

DeMarco wrote:
spinrsx wrote:new

Forked River Mojo Citra Rhubarb Wheat Ale
LCBO#: 424184 | 500 mL bottle


Now in Toronto

http://www.foodanddrink.ca/lcbo-ear/lcb ... ion=mobile



Pretty decent, loads going on but it's not overpowering. Had it on tap and would have again.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby cfrancis » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:45 pm

One in my fridge. Probably attack it tonight.

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