New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:40 am

new at TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby seangm » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:50 pm

DeMarco wrote:Is there any finest kind in toronto? I'm about to give up on it.


Longtime lurker here, finally signed up partly due to actually finding Finest Kind(!). I can confirm I picked some up at the Donlands and O'Connor Beer Store last Sunday- they had two full cases at the time, website says there are only 3 6-packs left as of today. I'll also say that it's drinking really well; this is the first time I've tried it so I don't know if it's even better brand new, but for a 2+ month old IPA, it's pretty fantastic.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby DeMarco » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:54 pm

seangm wrote:
DeMarco wrote:Is there any finest kind in toronto? I'm about to give up on it.


Longtime lurker here, finally signed up partly due to actually finding Finest Kind(!). I can confirm I picked some up at the Donlands and O'Connor Beer Store last Sunday- they had two full cases at the time, website says there are only 3 6-packs left as of today. I'll also say that it's drinking really well; this is the first time I've tried it so I don't know if it's even better brand new, but for a 2+ month old IPA, it's pretty fantastic.


Thanks man! So close to my work. I kept checking the duff/bloor location since it's near my house.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:06 pm

I picked up a case in kingston today. Bottles marked BB March 9th, 2016, but the 2-4 box is labelled bottled September 9th...
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:34 pm

Masterplan wrote:I picked up a case in kingston today. Bottles marked BB March 9th, 2016, but the 2-4 box is labelled bottled September 9th...


So six months between bottling and BB - what's wrong with that?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:27 pm

midlife crisis wrote:
Masterplan wrote:I picked up a case in kingston today. Bottles marked BB March 9th, 2016, but the 2-4 box is labelled bottled September 9th...


So six months between bottling and BB - what's wrong with that?

While I doubt it is still in 'best' condition come January, and is still really good now, I wasn't complaining, just informing people that the boxes are labelled with the bottled date and the bottles with the best before date.

Also, does anyone know if this will be a regular stock item or a one off? As it's easily better than anything not labelled Great Lakes...
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby admviolin » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:24 pm

Just got back from QQ. 2013 Rodenbach vintage is out! I don't remember seeing this on any seasonal lists. Also quite a bit of Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby AugustusRex » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:52 pm

admviolin wrote:Just got back from QQ. 2013 Rodenbach vintage is out! I don't remember seeing this on any seasonal lists. Also quite a bit of Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve.


I've always like Rodenbach reasonably fresh. It'll be nice comparing the 2013 with the 2012. For anybody that didn't already know, the vintage refers to the year brewed, not the year bottled.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby admviolin » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:53 am

Since Rodenbach is pasteurized anyways, I'd argue there isn't much point in aging it. The vintage might be different over time though.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby AugustusRex » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:41 am

admviolin wrote:Since Rodenbach is pasteurized anyways, I'd argue there isn't much point in aging it. The vintage might be different over time though.


From experience, the sweetness decreases over the first couple years.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby cratez » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:55 pm

Agree with others that the Smuttynose is drinking great. No need to sit on the fence with this one, just go get some. Also agree that GLB's (fresh) hoppy offerings are better than Finest Kind, but for widely-distributed retail brands, the Smuttynose is tops among the IPAs available right now.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:46 am

listed now

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby probstk » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:57 am



$35 for a bomber?? Holy crap on a cracker! :o
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby rfrf » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:05 am

probstk wrote:


$35 for a bomber?? Holy crap on a cracker! :o

It was $28 USD last year on Black Friday. so.. yeah. its equal if not a wee bit better.

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