New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:56 pm

new at TBS

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Can 500 ml Price: $2.60
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Winter is Coming » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:48 pm

Blasphomet wrote:So is the Lake Effect in LCBO stores? Drinkvine doesn't seem to be working well these days.


GLB mentioned on their facebook page a few days ago it should be hitting shelves very soon, it's in the hands of the LCBO right now..
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:58 pm

AugustusRex wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:Interesting that Rodenbach put "ripens with age" on the bottle and there were discussions here last year and the general thought was that it does not 'ripen'.

From my experience with Vintage 2010, the sweetness fades leaving the subtle flavours more noticeable.

There can be microflora aging in 'live' beers and in sterilized beers you could arguably get a chemical degradation (all aging is degradation - ask a biologist how a side of beef is aged.)

Of course like unpasteurized milk cheese, you'd expect a better result that way.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby AugustusRex » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:39 am

Belgian wrote:
AugustusRex wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:Interesting that Rodenbach put "ripens with age" on the bottle and there were discussions here last year and the general thought was that it does not 'ripen'.

From my experience with Vintage 2010, the sweetness fades leaving the subtle flavours more noticeable.

There can be microflora aging in 'live' beers and in sterilized beers you could arguably get a chemical degradation (all aging is degradation - ask a biologist how a side of beef is aged.)

Of course like unpasteurized milk cheese, you'd expect a better result that way.


Exactly. Plus, J.W.Lees is filtered and pasteurized, and nobody argues about whether it develops well in the cellar.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Winter is Coming » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:40 pm

spinrsx wrote:new

Midlands Butter Tart Ale
LCBO#: 448886 | 473 mL can
$3.25


I've had a couple of these now and was left rather underwhelmed. Taste just like your average amber with small notes of maple. I have a feeling that this collab was more Sweet Grass Brewing, less Sawdust City.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby beerguykw » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:46 pm

thanks for the review, I was trying to get my hands on the butter tart beer, but now I can relax a bit.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:59 am

!^&$#@!^%$^#)(!#

STONE BASTARD BOX
USA | Koochenvagner'S Brewing Co. Db
LCBO 442335 | 4x650 mL | $ 34.75
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby portwood » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:47 pm

spinrsx wrote:STONE BASTARD BOX
USA | Koochenvagner'S Brewing Co. Db
LCBO 442335 | 4x650 mL | $ 34.75


same bottle x4? or four different beers?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby ScienceKiller » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:51 pm

portwood wrote:
spinrsx wrote:STONE BASTARD BOX
USA | Koochenvagner'S Brewing Co. Db
LCBO 442335 | 4x650 mL | $ 34.75


same bottle x4? or four different beers?

Imagine it is the same as the US one.

Arrogant Bastard Ale
2015 Double Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale – EXCLUSIVE TO THIS 4-PACK
2015 DEPTH-CHARGED Double Bastard Ale – EXCLUSIVE TO THIS 4-PACK

http://stonesalesmaterials.com/arrogant-bastard-box/
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Belgian » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:11 am

That's pretty damn arrogant, you bastard. 8)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Winter is Coming » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:59 am

ScienceKiller wrote:
portwood wrote:
spinrsx wrote:STONE BASTARD BOX
USA | Koochenvagner'S Brewing Co. Db
LCBO 442335 | 4x650 mL | $ 34.75


same bottle x4? or four different beers?

Imagine it is the same as the US one.

Arrogant Bastard Ale
2015 Double Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale – EXCLUSIVE TO THIS 4-PACK
2015 DEPTH-CHARGED Double Bastard Ale – EXCLUSIVE TO THIS 4-PACK

http://stonesalesmaterials.com/arrogant-bastard-box/


do these beers warrant the price?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby DaveBar » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:01 am

Arrogant Bastard Ale
2015 Double Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale – EXCLUSIVE TO THIS 4-PACK
2015 DEPTH-CHARGED Double Bastard Ale – EXCLUSIVE TO THIS 4-PACK

http://stonesalesmaterials.com/arrogant-bastard-box/[/quote]

do these beers warrant the price?[/quote]

Actually pretty good pricing $34.75/4= $8.69/ea CAD

I paid $7.00 USD for a double bastard this year. Add in an oaked brew and an unusual find and it seems like a pretty good deal. Guess the sticker shock could scare some. Funny how many can grab four bombers off the shelf and the total price is higher then the four bottle package but the mind doesn't see it that way, we see a big number not 4 smaller numbers that add up to a bigger number than the package deal! Ah psychology of the mind :)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Craig » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:23 am

Winter is Coming wrote:
do these beers warrant the price?


I've had all of them but the DEPTH-CHARGED and in my opinion, no.

I should qualify that to say that it's a very reasonable price given what those beers go for other places. This is one of those times where the bulk-purchasing and relatively low markup of the LCBO is working to our advantage. But the beers themselves simply aren't that great for me. Arrogant Bastard's good, but not my favourite example of the style. The Double doesn't do it for me, I find it too malty to be a big IIPA and too hoppy to be a barley wine. The Oak I thought made the beer worse and I can't really imagine the coffee combo working out well either.

I'm sure someone will be along shortly to call me a heathen for discrediting the pinnacle example of the style.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:30 pm

You heathen ^
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:36 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:So is the Lake Effect in LCBO stores? Drinkvine doesn't seem to be working well these days.


GLB mentioned on their facebook page a few days ago it should be hitting shelves very soon, it's in the hands of the LCBO right now..


I'm not even seeing a listing yet...

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