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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:48 pm
by Blasphomet
ry_kinney wrote:
Living in Scarborough I was only really visiting Left Field every few weeks with it being a pretty short drive. I've started going to the Bellwoods now that they opened the Hafis shop but I totally forgot about Common Good and it's the nearest brewery to me. How's the quality there?


Solid stuff in my opinion. Especially the brown ale. A quality IPA as well. Dry hopped Belgian was nice. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future. I hope it goes well for them. Pretty basic beer styles so far but that's cool with me. Although I believe they have more available for growler fills than they do in cans.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:38 pm
by A
ry_kinney wrote:Living in Scarborough I was only really visiting Left Field every few weeks with it being a pretty short drive. I've started going to the Bellwoods now that they opened the Hafis shop but I totally forgot about Common Good and it's the nearest brewery to me. How's the quality there?


Don't forget Muddy York at St Clair and O'Connor - they sell kegs too if you need 'em

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:30 pm
by Malcolm
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Craig wrote:In fairness, the hoopla was never about the blonde or big wheel. It was about beers like (double) tempest, sour cherry IS and deWallen. They were making those 3-4 years ago when the styles were a lot rarer.

They also had interesting one off releases. Anyone remember Lady Stav and Goedenmorgen?

Exactly. I remember when Tempest was first released ... maybe Ontario's first ever bottled imperial stout? At that time, that was awesome! For a while, they were producing some very interesting beer at their former Bathurst Street location, albeit it many of them were extremely limited runs.


Wasn't Wellington RIS originally in bottles many moons ago? Then it disappeared for awhile and re appeared in cans.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:09 pm
by El Pinguino
Wellington RIS has been in cans for quite a long time now....can't remember when/if it was in bottles actually.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:21 am
by Belgian
El Pinguino wrote:Wellington RIS has been in cans for quite a long time now....can't remember when/if it was in bottles actually.

I recall when the RIS and Iron Duke could be variously found in different LCBOs, six-packs of 340 ml bottles.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:05 pm
by Blasphomet
A wrote:
ry_kinney wrote:Living in Scarborough I was only really visiting Left Field every few weeks with it being a pretty short drive. I've started going to the Bellwoods now that they opened the Hafis shop but I totally forgot about Common Good and it's the nearest brewery to me. How's the quality there?


Don't forget Muddy York at St Clair and O'Connor - they sell kegs too if you need 'em


Yep Muddy York make solid, traditional beers. Just sturdy stuff. I'm a fan.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:32 pm
by spinrsx
Stone ris, xco, and double bastard listed now. Pricey, but still.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:33 pm
by Jerk_Store
spinrsx wrote:Stone ris, xco, and double bastard listed now. Pricey, but still.


7 bucks for 650 of Old Rasputin is fine be me though :)

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:02 pm
by Napalm Frog
Jerk_Store wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Stone ris, xco, and double bastard listed now. Pricey, but still.


7 bucks for 650 of Old Rasputin is fine be me though :)


Wow, that's either a steal or an error? I'm glad the Xocoveza is a 330 mL. I had it in San Diego 2 mo the ago on tap. It's beautiful, thick, and dark, but sweet as heck. I was done after a 5 oz pour.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:56 am
by Jerk_Store
Napalm Frog wrote:
Jerk_Store wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Stone ris, xco, and double bastard listed now. Pricey, but still.


7 bucks for 650 of Old Rasputin is fine be me though :)


Wow, that's either a steal or an error? I'm glad the Xocoveza is a 330 mL. I had it in San Diego 2 mo the ago on tap. It's beautiful, thick, and dark, but sweet as heck. I was done after a 5 oz pour.


Yeah, not my favourite beer.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:14 pm
by spinrsx
Odd that the Stone RIS is listed now? The 2017 version comes out end of March in the states.. and the lcbo is always months behind. Are we getting the 2016 version?

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:16 pm
by andrewd
spinrsx wrote:Odd that the Stone RIS is listed now? The 2017 version comes out end of March in the states.. and the lcbo is always months behind. Are we getting the 2016 version?


I'd put my money on it being from 2016. The Goose Island Gillian (mistakenly) released at Summerhill LCBO is from the February 2016 bottling, for example.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:55 pm
by jp_jkl
andrewd wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Odd that the Stone RIS is listed now? The 2017 version comes out end of March in the states.. and the lcbo is always months behind. Are we getting the 2016 version?


I'd put my money on it being from 2016. The Goose Island Gillian (mistakenly) released at Summerhill LCBO is from the February 2016 bottling, for example.


So... we get the leftovers?

New Quads at LCBO

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:04 pm
by Belgian
Lukie wrote:
Orval_Al wrote:Can anyone explain the hype to me about three philosophers? I mean, it's good, sure. It's not better than St Bernardus (which we have year round) or Rochefort 8 or 10. Just wondering.

I liked it. I know they call it a quad but I would rate it in a separate category because of the kriek blend. They say only 2% is used, but you can really feel it in there. I agree the quad characteristics on their own aren't too impressive in this beer but the cherry flavour adds a nice flavour dimension that I would not expect to like in a dark fruit dominated beer like a quad...

Enjoying Ommegang Three Philosophers - what a pleasure to have this brew at the LCBO. Hides the ABV well and has a graceful structure for a Quad. It might be a bit subtle compared to a lot of Quads which despite sharing a Belgian super-strong ale category tend to all be pretty unique.

I still think Boulevard BBA Quad offers a lot of additional substance over this for the extra $3.35, but then hey bourbon barrel treatment so not even fair... so why not enjoy both?

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:14 pm
by midlife crisis
CoolB wrote:18 Hands was beyond foul imo.


Funny, I had one today and quite liked it. Best Amsterdam beer I've had in a while. To each his own I guess. I am a fan of these lager-ale hybrids and this one got the balance just right, for me. Maybe having my expectations lowered helped, too.