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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:35 pm
by Belgian
Gedge wrote:Of the three Cascade on offer is there one that stands out?


For me it is absolutely the Sang du Chene but also the Manhattan is no slouch at all. The Apricot is a sour-fest and the easiest on the wallet.

These are all super kick-ass even for the price. Prices are cheap next to comparable effort and cost put into wines, I would say. YMMV.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:47 pm
by jeremyg
Cascade is good... but imo Almanac is so much better. more complex. WAY cheaper :D

Give me Almanac over Cascade any day

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 am
by JerCraigs
jeremyg wrote:Cascade is good... but imo Almanac is so much better. more complex. WAY cheaper :D

They are pretty comparable price wise on a per volume basis aren't they?

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:49 pm
by Inkling
It's not new to the LCBO, but Elora Borealis has never (to my knowledge) made to Eastern Ontario before recently. I was happy to see it on the shelves in Ottawa as I've become a fan from visits to KW. It's made me wonder if there are other great beers available at the LCBO that do not make it this far east.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:18 am
by S. St. Jeb
Odd new listing on the LCBO site - a 650 mL can of Sapporo Premium made by Sleeman.....in Vietnam.

650 mL can
Alcohol/Vol5.0%
Made in:Vietnam
By:Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co
Style:Light & Malty

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:46 pm
by darmokandjalad
S. St. Jeb wrote:Odd new listing on the LCBO site - a 650 mL can of Sapporo Premium made by Sleeman.....in Vietnam.

650 mL can
Alcohol/Vol5.0%
Made in:Vietnam
By:Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co
Style:Light & Malty


Weird. My first instinctive response is that the LCBO website is often inaccurate.

If they're actually brewing Sapporo in Vietnam and shipping it here, though, that's pretty dumb. They own several perfectly good breweries on this side of the ocean.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:39 pm
by S. St. Jeb
darmokandjalad wrote:My first instinctive response is that the LCBO website is often inaccurate.

My thought too. I'm waiting to see the actual can.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:21 am
by S. St. Jeb
S. St. Jeb wrote:
darmokandjalad wrote:My first instinctive response is that the LCBO website is often inaccurate.

My thought too. I'm waiting to see the actual can.

Saw the can yesterday. Made in Guelph as expected.

Both the LCBO and TBS have some serious deficiencies in how they enter data into their systems.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:14 pm
by darmokandjalad
I can't even count the number of times I've confused Guelph with an independent nation in Southeastern Asia

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:58 pm
by S. St. Jeb
darmokandjalad wrote:I can't even count the number of times I've confused Guelph with an independent nation in Southeastern Asia

:D

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:32 pm
by sofakingdrunk
darmokandjalad wrote:I can't even count the number of times I've confused Guelph with an independent nation in Southeastern Asia



Not far off, if your in certain parts of the city.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:05 pm
by dale cannon
Deschutes (black butte porter and fresh squeezed ipa) and Chimay (red and white) kegs listed on TBS website.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:09 pm
by Lukie
IMO Komes, a hefty, sumptuous 9% Baltic Porter, is really great value at $3.65 for 500ml currently.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:46 pm
by darmokandjalad
Lukie wrote:IMO Komes, a hefty, sumptuous 9% Baltic Porter, is really great value at $3.65 for 500ml currently.


Agreed, and it's also great to see something from Poland that is not a pale lager. There is a real lack of variety in the central/eastern European selection in this province. More baltic porters and dark lagers from that region would be a welcome addition to the shelves.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:47 am
by portwood
Lukie wrote:IMO Komes, a hefty, sumptuous 9% Baltic Porter, is really great value at $3.65 for 500ml currently.

Interesting you bring this up. Being an anal accountant I keep track of my "inventory" in a spreadsheet. One of the data points is a calculation of cost/ml of alcohol (i.e. a $5 10% beer is "cheaper" than a $5 6% beer - also accounts for size of can-bottle).

Based on what I have in the house, average cost per ml of alcohol:
American $0.13
European $0.15
Ontario $0.18

Average untappd score:
American 3.67
European 3.51
Ontario 3.47

Yesterday I made a Friday afternoon/vacation/countryside trip to 4 Whitby breweries* (Town, Little Beasts, 5 Paddles, and Brock St) and bought 24 cans/bottles ... only Brock offered anything anywhere close the $4 mark!!!

Took 3 years into my "beer discovery" but I've now realized - with a few exceptions - its financially foolish to be buying beer from local micro breweries! May have to pull back on my Ontario beer spending.

*population: <130,000, :o