New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Napalm Frog » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:54 am

Looking at LCBO's business price listing page, it's these so far (inaccuracies/typos are theirs):

518084, Left Field Pale Ale, 4.5%, 650mL
518134, Imperial Super Guy, 9.5%, 650mL
518167, Nickel Brook Manevolent, 9.5%, 473mL
518100, (no listing), 5.0%, 341mL (I'm guessing Muskoka's Dingo Drank My Beer)
518118, GLB Rasp Farmhouse Ale, 6.2%, 650mL
518142, (no listing), 7.0%, 600mL (I'm guessing Beau's Slideway, collab w/ Side Launch)

LCBO clues on Twitter:
#4 A type of malt or a baseball icon…
#1 A Royal “Canned” Crusader
#6 Now streaming dark and moody
#5 Outback in Cottage Country
#2 This pearls celebrating with something fruity…
#3 What kind of beer do you get when you cross a Tractor with a Ship?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Bobsy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:04 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:Can anyone reveal what's in the Ontario Craft Beer Mystery Box?

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/ontari ... ack/523233

Googling the skus reveals the first two are Left Field Brewery Pale Ale and BTP Imperial Super Guy.


Am I reading the price right for this? $38?! I know it says perfect for Father's Day, but I don't think my kids love me that much...
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:04 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:Looking at LCBO's business price listing page, it's these so far (inaccuracies/typos are theirs):

518084, Left Field Pale Ale, 4.5%, 650mL
518134, Imperial Super Guy, 9.5%, 650mL
518167, Nickel Brook Manevolent, 9.5%, 473mL
518100, (no listing), 5.0%, 341mL (I'm guessing Muskoka's Dingo Drank My Beer)
518118, GLB Rasp Farmhouse Ale, 6.2%, 650mL
518142, (no listing), 7.0%, 600mL (I'm guessing Beau's Slideway, collab w/ Side Launch)

LCBO clues on Twitter:
#4 A type of malt or a baseball icon…
#1 A Royal “Canned” Crusader
#6 Now streaming dark and moody
#5 Outback in Cottage Country
#2 This pearls celebrating with something fruity…
#3 What kind of beer do you get when you cross a Tractor with a Ship?


Sounds kind of fun...I'd get one for my brother in law, but I think he'd be scared of most of the beers.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby beerstodiscover » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:38 pm

Nice sleuthing. Not a bad selection and I think the price is fair if you conservatively estimate the big bottles at $8 each and $4 for the little ones that would be $40. If only I was a dad!
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Napalm Frog » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:53 pm

I bit the bullet, and mine came in today. My guesses were dead on. And because the original listing was a bit vague, the Left Field is Maris.

EDIT: Malevolent is 4 mo old, bitter sweet chocolatey soup compared to fresh on tap.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:09 am

Good to my froggy friend.
I guess it didn't miss too much here then.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Napalm Frog » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:35 pm

I'm wrapping up the box tonight while doing some cartography and geographic analysis late into the night. Opinions as a Toronto resident:

Left Field Maris: solid local PA, widely available, didn't focus on this too much. BBQ beer.

Nickel Brook Maalevolent: aged too long, I'm a huge black IPA fan, and love this one on tap if I can find it, but the hop bite disappeared, making this a maltier, chocolatier bite. Oddly enough I still liked it, but off from intent, and I'm weird.

Beyond the Pale Imperial Super Guy: No bottle date, but they switched from can to the bottle release May 11, so pretty sure it's fresh. Profile is citrus (orange, clean grapefruit, minimal pith) with a touch of hidden dankness. For a 9%, bite is minimal, but the malty body screams IIPA. This one is stealing the box for me.

Muskoka Dingo Drank My Beer: It's a sorta champagne beer, not an exciting for me, relegated to last of the night beer.

GLB Rasp Farmhouse Ale: Had this back in the fall as a lower ABV batch, just as good this time around. Huge fruit flavour, muting most of the normal farmhouse profile, but squeaking in just enough subtlety.

Beau's/Side Launch Slideway: smoked maibock. smoke was pretty light, maibock nicely sweet, overall nothing amazing. i'm the rare beau's defendant, but they can't do smoked beers right. This was right-ish. Source: Smokin' Banana Peels is in my top 3 worst beers I've ever tried.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Urotsukidoji » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:15 am

My Muskoka Dingo Drank My Beer had no label ... at least I assume that's what it is, anyone else?
Sucks as I like to snap a pic of all my odd ball beers :(
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Napalm Frog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:49 pm

Urotsukidoji wrote:My Muskoka Dingo Drank My Beer had no label ... at least I assume that's what it is, anyone else?
Sucks as I like to snap a pic of all my odd ball beers :(


No label, but should have had a card on string around the neck. May be buried in the packing peanuts.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Urotsukidoji » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:
Urotsukidoji wrote:My Muskoka Dingo Drank My Beer had no label ... at least I assume that's what it is, anyone else?
Sucks as I like to snap a pic of all my odd ball beers :(


No label, but should have had a card on string around the neck. May be buried in the packing peanuts.


Thank you! That is exactly what happened :)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby darmokandjalad » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:50 pm

Saw this big bottle of Brickworks cider at the store yesterday and it piqued my interest (mostly because I've never seen a domestic cider in one of those big bottles).

Has anyone tried it yet? I'll probably grab one the next time I drop by regardless, but I'm curious to see if BT has any input. Mint and basil are not things I would expect to see in a cider, but it does sound interesting.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:44 am

new format

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
LCBO#: 497487 | 473 mL can
$3.40
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby IPA_Lover » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:58 pm

kevinlater wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:Duchesse De Bourgogne
—LCBO#: 492769 | 330 mL bottle
$2.95


:o :o :o i think i saw 4pks of this at premier gourmet for like $20 once...

my fridge is gonna be full of this + saison dupont this summer


God damn this is tasting good! And you can't beat that price.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby S M A » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:23 pm

^^^Absolutely agreed. I got about a case worth of it, I'll be drinking it all summer (and saving a few). One of those beers where it's almost hard to believe that there are no actual cherries in there.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:30 am

The Stone Enjoy After looks interesting, of course it's almost twenty bucks for a Brett spiked IPA, plus it's a 'series' so you'll have to get the next one too, all this marketinfpg fluff ticked me off for some reason.

Exponential pricing curve on 750mls. Nobody's forcing me to buy it of course. There's a Cote Rotie 2010 I tasted and would consider getting for nearly four times the cost, comparing very different things of course. The subtle oak and intense black fruit on that Southern Rhone is a beauty... That I know would be a enjoyable bottle.
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