New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Philip1 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:25 am

spinrsx wrote:new new beers at the LCBO

Maclean's Farmhouse Blonde
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That one's been available at TBS for some time.

Speaking of TBS Smuttynose Finestkind doesn't seem to be widely distributed.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:56 pm

spinrsx wrote:Fat Tug IPA now showing inventory.. anyone know the bottle date on it? (or do they use a best before?)

Grabbed the last bottles on the shelf in Kingston.

Bottled 10.27.15.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:23 pm

Yikes. How does it taste?

Masterplan wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Fat Tug IPA now showing inventory.. anyone know the bottle date on it? (or do they use a best before?)

Grabbed the last bottles on the shelf in Kingston.

Bottled 10.27.15.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby PeenSteen » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:29 pm

saints_gambit wrote:Those Trafalgar beers were quite good when I tasted them. God knows what happens when the LCBO warehouse intercedes.


Trafalgar (like every other Ontario Brewer except Muskoka and sawdust city) delivers direct to LCBO/TBS stores. Most Ontario stuff comes direct and while it's easy to blame the LCBO warehouse for beer thats not fresh 9/10 the breweries shit/substandard/no good products that are to blame. Just saying.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:58 pm

spinrsx wrote:Yikes. How does it taste?

Masterplan wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Fat Tug IPA now showing inventory.. anyone know the bottle date on it? (or do they use a best before?)

Grabbed the last bottles on the shelf in Kingston.

Bottled 10.27.15.


Really good, but probably was better two months ago...
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:45 pm

Masterplan wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Yikes. How does it taste?

Masterplan wrote:quote="spinrsx"Fat Tug IPA now showing inventory.. anyone know the bottle date on it? (or do they use a best before?)
Grabbed the last bottles on the shelf in Kingston.

Bottled 10.27.15.


Really good, but probably was better two months ago...


I'll put it this way my Lake Effect chaser, just doesn't compare...
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:53 pm

Is fat tug a regular listing? Doesnt seem to be a part of a seasonal release
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:24 pm

I don't know but I didn't enjoy it all. A cloying sweetness that seems to be prevalent in BC or northwest IPAs and I do not like it. Same with the Phillips stuff, and that awful, awful Parallel 49 Snap, Crackle, Hop. I'm obviously in the minority though considering the ratings it has on RB and BA.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby northyorksammy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:33 pm

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:47 pm

Masterplan wrote:I'll put it this way my Lake Effect chaser, just doesn't compare...


Huh?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Craig » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:40 pm

Blasphomet wrote:
Masterplan wrote:I'll put it this way my Lake Effect chaser, just doesn't compare...


Huh?


I think he's saying (after having a couple, if I were to hazard a guess) that he likes Lake Effect better.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Blasphomet » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:54 pm

Craig wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:
Masterplan wrote:I'll put it this way my Lake Effect chaser, just doesn't compare...


Huh?


I think he's saying (after having a couple, if I were to hazard a guess) that he likes Lake Effect better.


I hoped that was the case lol. It just sounded like using Fat Tug as a chaser meant that it was to wash the taste of Lake Effect out of his mouth, which would be insanity. :)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:16 pm

To clarify, I drank a Lake Effect directly after a Fat Tug, and while I like Lake Effect a lot, I much prefer the Fat Tug.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:18 pm

What did you like better about the fat tug?

Masterplan wrote:I drank a Lake Effect directly after a Fat Tug, and while I like Lake Effect, I much prefer the Fat Tug.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:34 pm

spinrsx wrote:What did you like better about the fat tug?

Masterplan wrote:I drank a Lake Effect directly after a Fat Tug, and while I like Lake Effect, I much prefer the Fat Tug.


I guess I found Ft to be more grapefruit, 'punchier' and crisp hop wise, while this batch LE I find to be pinier and danker.

I will be reversing my tasting order tonight, and again over the next few days until I run out.

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