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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:07 pm

Bobsy wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:a slew of new additions to the lcbo today:
Oxbow Saison De Kuaska (online only)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / $24.15 (500 mL bottle) / Maine, USA

A touch under $300 per case, but great reviews...

Looks do-able. I still can't figure how some brewers manage to make their stuff so expensive. I still like to not really know, as long as some of it gets to Ontariario.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Belgian wrote:
Bobsy wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:a slew of new additions to the lcbo today:
Oxbow Saison De Kuaska (online only)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / $24.15 (500 mL bottle) / Maine, USA

A touch under $300 per case, but great reviews...

Looks do-able. I still can't figure how some brewers manage to make their stuff so expensive. I still like to not really know, as long as some of it gets to Ontariario.

Is it that they make it expensive or are they just cashing in on hype via supply and demand?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby atomeyes » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:12 am

Masterplan wrote:Is it that they make it expensive or are they just cashing in on hype via supply and demand?


my quick 2 cents on this.
don't blame just the brewery.
the government and the LCBO (in practical terms, 2 separate entities looking to profit) take their taxes and/or mark-up on the beer.
there's also the business side. an agent has to make money for what they do. it's a volume-driven business, and doing one-off web orders really isn't a way to make a shitload of money. so there's (justifiable) mark-up there.
there's also inherent risk. you hope this will all sell out within the month. the LCBO doesn't really guarantee long-term (or even longer short term) warehouse space for all agents. i can't speak for Keep6 and i have no idea how long they can keep their items in the warehouse, but the big ol' LCBO can de-list your item after time, in which they literally have the right to confiscate all remaining goods.

it's a fucked up model and this is why a lot of european breweries have zero desire to have their beer in Ontario. too many hoops and headaches
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby El Pinguino » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Masterplan wrote:
Belgian wrote:
Bobsy wrote:a slew of new additions to the lcbo today:
Oxbow Saison De Kuaska (online only)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / $24.15 (500 mL bottle) / Maine, USA

A touch under $300 per case, but great reviews...

Looks do-able. I still can't figure how some brewers manage to make their stuff so expensive. I still like to not really know, as long as some of it gets to Ontariario.

Is it that they make it expensive or are they just cashing in on hype via supply and demand?[/quote]

I think Oxbow does some tasty beers, but agree they're overpriced a bit. Was there last June in Portland and thought it was pricey there.
Looking at my receipt from their Portland location I bought a couple of bottles to go...paid $17.50 for a bottle of Saison de Kuaska and $12 for a bottle of Crossfade.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Jerk_Store » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:10 pm

El Pinguino wrote: I think Oxbow does some tasty beers, but agree they're overpriced a bit. Was there last June in Portland and thought it was pricey there.
Looking at my receipt from their Portland location I bought a couple of bottles to go...paid $17.50 for a bottle of Saison de Kuaska and $12 for a bottle of Crossfade.


Was it worth the price? Didn't visit them, did Bissell, Foundation, Allagash and Austin instead. Going back this summer though. If it's not worth the price tag I won't bother. Thanks :)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Jerk_Store wrote:
El Pinguino wrote: I think Oxbow does some tasty beers, but agree they're overpriced a bit. Was there last June in Portland and thought it was pricey there.
Looking at my receipt from their Portland location I bought a couple of bottles to go...paid $17.50 for a bottle of Saison de Kuaska and $12 for a bottle of Crossfade.


Was it worth the price? Didn't visit them, did Bissell, Foundation, Allagash and Austin instead. Going back this summer though. If it's not worth the price tag I won't bother. Thanks :)


Ya, they bottlingworks location or whatever they call it was good. Close to a few other spots near downtown. Tried a few beers, including their weird one made with live lobsters, which was actually tasty.

My main reason for choosing them (never made it to bissell or some others) was because they were the only place open a bit later on a Monday night....lots of breweries were closed on Mondays.

Overall slightly high prices, but the place had a very friendly and welcoming vibe, nice bartedners / servers and seems to put on some live music and events at times, so worth looking into ahead of time on your next visit since you've hit other spots already.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sprague11 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:14 pm

El Pinguino wrote:
My main reason for choosing them (never made it to bissell or some others) was because they were the only place open a bit later on a Monday night....lots of breweries were closed on Mondays.


If you ever want disappointment (or at least to have your options reduced considerably), try vacationing in Vermont on a Monday ;)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:21 am

New:

Same price as the DDC stout..

Dieu Du Ciel! Grande Noirceur
LCBO#: 491142 | 4 x 341 mL bottle
$13.75
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:07 am

new

Nickel Brook Cafe Bastardo
LCBO#: 499749 | 750 mL bottle
$16.95

Innis & Gunn Kith & Kin
LCBO#: 491605 | 330 mL bottle
$4.95
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:51 am

spinrsx wrote:new

Nickel Brook Cafe Bastardo
LCBO#: 499749 | 750 mL bottle
$16.95

Innis & Gunn Kith & Kin
LCBO#: 491605 | 330 mL bottle
$4.95


Cafe is online only, icydk
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:22 am

weird, is this the first non-by-the-case beer that is available online but not in stores? Any reason why online vs. stores?

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
spinrsx wrote:new

Nickel Brook Cafe Bastardo
LCBO#: 499749 | 750 mL bottle
$16.95

Innis & Gunn Kith & Kin
LCBO#: 491605 | 330 mL bottle
$4.95


Cafe is online only, icydk
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Lunardr0ne » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:29 pm

spinrsx wrote:weird, is this the first non-by-the-case beer that is available online but not in stores? Any reason why online vs. stores?

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
spinrsx wrote:new

Nickel Brook Cafe Bastardo
LCBO#: 499749 | 750 mL bottle
$16.95

Innis & Gunn Kith & Kin
LCBO#: 491605 | 330 mL bottle
$4.95


Cafe is online only, icydk


https://twitter.com/NickelBrookBeer/sta ... 1709481984

Looks like LCBO asked them to do online only? I just wish it had launched a week ago so I could have got it in same order as Old Rasputin and the Stone stouts.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Blasphomet » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:05 pm

So did the Stone RIS just sell like crazy or has it not seen it's full release yet? Pickering had both Xocoveza and Double Bastard so I was surprised no RIS.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby GtownRandy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:06 pm

the cafe bastardo does not display as an online exclusive on the lcbo website?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby beerstodiscover » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:29 pm

Fresh cans of Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale were my local. Canned Jan 27 2017. Glad I held out on the first batch.

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