seangm wrote:beerstodiscover wrote:seangm wrote:So I heard through the grapevine that Orval has shown up in the LCBO warehouse, but it's not listed yet.
Don't let me down grapevine!
I have a few bottles cellared, bottled around 2013-2016. Though I suspect they are past their prime, It would be interesting to compare them to a new batch. I recall previous shipments to the LCBO would arrive with 8-10 months after bottling. I've always wanted to try super fresh Orval.
Yea if we get it really fresh that'd be icing on the cake. I've had a bottle up to 4 years old and it was still great, taking on some almost sherry-like notes. I think they give it 5 years BB so I imagine the 2013s still have some life in them.
I really hope what I heard pans out otherwise I owe everyone here an apology!
Hey guys, so I am a long time lurker on these forums and an LCBO employee who manages the beer program at a high volume LCBO in Toronto.
Orval is indeed coming. Orval has been designated as a "NEW ITEM" for close to a year, in fact. This is typically the case for items coming from out of the country (Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA has been designated as such for OVER A YEAR NOW).
From the time an item gets a listing assigned, to the time a product actually arrives in warehouses, and then again to the time the listing actually goes live for stores to then order the product or have it forced to them, can be an excruciatingly long time.