New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:49 pm

admviolin wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love this stuff. So much better than the other offerings in the province.


I agree it is better than the handful of other regularly available options in Ontario. Surprisingly, Mad Jack by Molson/Coors is actually probably the best option we have, in terms of realistic root beer taste.

Coronaeus wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love root beer, but this stuff is vile. The Ginger ale is even worse.


What are some of your favourite root beers? As someone who writes about them, and has sampled more than 500 of them...I'm curious.

Haven't had their ginger beer / ale yet so can't comment. Nickelbrook makes my favourite non-alcoholic root beer, but their ginger beer is disgusting.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby gjkerr » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:18 pm

I enjoy Dusty Boots root beer and have been looking forward to trying NYF, so glad to see it is arriving. Mill Street's offering in particular is terrible - tastes like rubbing alcohol mixed with a barely passable root beer.

Agree on Nickel Brook's non-alcoholic offerings - their root beer is probably in my top two (hard to give way to classic A&W) and the ginger beer is just terrible. In a blind tasting, I'm not even sure I would guess that I was drinking ginger beer. Blech. Give me Grace Island Soda for my Dark 'n Stormy.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sprague11 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:38 pm

Coronaeus wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love root beer, but this stuff is vile. The Ginger ale is even worse.


Just wait til you try the Molson Mad Jack Root Beer! ;)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby GtownRandy » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:38 pm

Ukie wrote:Winter Craft Beer Discovery Box

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/sku/49 ... JHxMoWcHIU


i think some of us could assemble a better box of 12 beers than that. nice that there is some quality belgian and german beers, but disappointing that they included 3 pseudo-craft beers (goose island, granville and mill street), and only 3 real Ontario craft beers (Left Field and Muskoka and Beaus).

the comments on the lcbo beer watch twitter post https://twitter.com/LCBOWatch/status/825376017934057472 mention that there's nothing in it you cant get already, and it's only 60 cents cheaper than buying them individually
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby distr0 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:05 pm

http://www.thebeerstore.ca/beers/not-yo ... -root-beer

Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.5%


is that a typo or are we actually getting the 'lite' version?

it must be new. i've only had the normal 5.9% and the 10.7% versions before
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Craig » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:21 pm

GtownRandy wrote:
Ukie wrote:Winter Craft Beer Discovery Box

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/sku/49 ... JHxMoWcHIU


i think some of us could assemble a better box of 12 beers than that. nice that there is some quality belgian and german beers, but disappointing that they included 3 pseudo-craft beers (goose island, granville and mill street), and only 3 real Ontario craft beers (Left Field and Muskoka and Beaus).

the comments on the lcbo beer watch twitter post https://twitter.com/LCBOWatch/status/825376017934057472 mention that there's nothing in it you cant get already, and it's only 60 cents cheaper than buying them individually


It's really not for us. This is just a gimmick to try to drum up some Valentine's day sales.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:07 am

Craig wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:
Ukie wrote:Winter Craft Beer Discovery Box

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/sku/49 ... JHxMoWcHIU


i think some of us could assemble a better box of 12 beers than that. nice that there is some quality belgian and german beers, but disappointing that they included 3 pseudo-craft beers (goose island, granville and mill street), and only 3 real Ontario craft beers (Left Field and Muskoka and Beaus).

the comments on the lcbo beer watch twitter post https://twitter.com/LCBOWatch/status/825376017934057472 mention that there's nothing in it you cant get already, and it's only 60 cents cheaper than buying them individually


It's really not for us. This is just a gimmick to try to drum up some Valentine's day sales.


Nothing says I love you like a box of mediocre beer?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Jerk_Store » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:15 am

Ottawa now showing stock of all Stone's, Old Rasp and Kasteel
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sprague11 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:34 pm

Masterplan wrote:
Nothing says I love you like a box of mediocre beer?


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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Coronaeus » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:46 pm

El Pinguino wrote:
admviolin wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love this stuff. So much better than the other offerings in the province.


I agree it is better than the handful of other regularly available options in Ontario. Surprisingly, Mad Jack by Molson/Coors is actually probably the best option we have, in terms of realistic root beer taste.

Coronaeus wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love root beer, but this stuff is vile. The Ginger ale is even worse.


What are some of your favourite root beers? As someone who writes about them, and has sampled more than 500 of them...I'm curious.

Haven't had their ginger beer / ale yet so can't comment. Nickelbrook makes my favourite non-alcoholic root beer, but their ginger beer is disgusting.


I like the one from NB. To be honest, there aren't many non-alcoholic root beers I don't like. Barq's is awful but other than that I like most I have had. I used to go to that place in Whitby and try whatever they had in stock. My problem with NYFRB is that it tastes like spiced rubbing alcohol to me. The ginger ale more so.

All that said, I'd take a good birch beer over root beer any time.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Craig » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:23 pm

Masterplan wrote:
Craig wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:i think some of us could assemble a better box of 12 beers than that. nice that there is some quality belgian and german beers, but disappointing that they included 3 pseudo-craft beers (goose island, granville and mill street), and only 3 real Ontario craft beers (Left Field and Muskoka and Beaus).

the comments on the lcbo beer watch twitter post https://twitter.com/LCBOWatch/status/825376017934057472 mention that there's nothing in it you cant get already, and it's only 60 cents cheaper than buying them individually


It's really not for us. This is just a gimmick to try to drum up some Valentine's day sales.


Nothing says I love you like a box of mediocre beer?


More like "Hey, you're into beer but not quite so into beer you go to an online forum to read about beer every day, here try some stuff you've never had before."
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby cratez » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:00 pm

Craig wrote: More like "Hey, you're into beer but not quite so into beer you go to an online forum to read about beer every day, here try some stuff you've never had before."

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:28 pm

Craig wrote:
Masterplan wrote:
Craig wrote:[

It's really not for us. This is just a gimmick to try to drum up some Valentine's day sales.


Nothing says I love you like a box of mediocre beer?


More like "Hey, you're into beer but not quite so into beer you go to an online forum to read about beer every day, here try some stuff you've never had before."

Isn't that what I said?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Craig » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:53 pm

I guess, yeah.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby admviolin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:56 pm

El Pinguino wrote:
admviolin wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love this stuff. So much better than the other offerings in the province.


I agree it is better than the handful of other regularly available options in Ontario. Surprisingly, Mad Jack by Molson/Coors is actually probably the best option we have, in terms of realistic root beer taste.

Coronaeus wrote:
spinrsx wrote:this has finally made its way to ontario - at TBS

Not Your Fathers Root Beer
6 × Bottle 355 ml Price: $16.95


I love root beer, but this stuff is vile. The Ginger ale is even worse.


What are some of your favourite root beers? As someone who writes about them, and has sampled more than 500 of them...I'm curious.

Haven't had their ginger beer / ale yet so can't comment. Nickelbrook makes my favourite non-alcoholic root beer, but their ginger beer is disgusting.


I was pleasantly surprised by the madjack too. Last time I was in Buffalo I saw a bomber of "imperial" NYFRB. I think I regret not getting it... It was 10% ABC Or something ridiculous like that

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