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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:37 pm
by lagerale
GtownRandy wrote:Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock is back. What a great value, $2.95 for a 500ml can of 7.9abv goodness.

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Nice catch. I really enjoy this beer.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:37 pm
by spinrsx
Weird.. why didnt we just get the regular sculpin

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 pm
by S. St. Jeb
lagerale wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock is back. What a great value, $2.95 for a 500ml can of 7.9abv goodness.

Nice catch. I really enjoy this beer.

I wanted to try it last year, but missed out. Glad to see it's back....with a recommendation to boot. :)

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:26 pm
by JaseWescott
GtownRandy wrote:Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 6x355ml bottles. 7% abc. $17.65.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/ballas ... 6WVxBZE2aN


no single bottle code yet.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:37 am
by El Pinguino
spinrsx wrote:Weird.. why didnt we just get the regular sculpin


Probably because the Grapefruit one tastes better. :P

Both very good but I do prefer the Grapefruit one....the other versions that I've had (pineapple, aloha, etc) are not as good as either of these two.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:46 am
by portwood
El Pinguino wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Weird.. why didnt we just get the regular sculpin


Probably because the Grapefruit one tastes better. :P


Unlikely quality was the top reason for Constellation/Ballast Point to expand distribution of this particular beer to LCBO ...
my bet: date codes were higher up on the list :lol:

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:07 am
by dale cannon
portwood wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Weird.. why didnt we just get the regular sculpin


Probably because the Grapefruit one tastes better. :P


Unlikely quality was the top reason for Constellation/Ballast Point to expand distribution of this particular beer to LCBO ...
my bet: date codes were higher up on the list :lol:


On that note, bottled early August. Not bad for initial release of a California product. Remember the disappointing release of ancient green flash west coast?

This grapefruit sculpin has a delicious and unique flavour. We really don’t need to drag another “regular” ipa across the continent.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:51 pm
by portwood
dale cannon wrote:On that note, bottled early August. Not bad for initial release of a California product.

nearly 2 months old eh?
yeah, "not bad" for an LCBO release but not fresh enough for an IPA.

Learned a huge lesson in early August from visits to Tree House and Trillium. I bought a few super fresh IPA's & pale ales from each of the two highly rated breweries (4-6 cans of each). Within the first week of canning, all of them were 4.5 to 5 out of 5 beers. By the fourth week I wouldn't rate any of them above 4.25/5. Still excellent beer but no better than a number of Ontario offerings

The only other breweries I've had super fresh beer (2 or 3 days after packaging) are Bellwoods and Rouge River. From Bellwoods, I've never bought enough at any one time to last more than a week, so never experienced the huge drop off in quality over a few weeks (also, difficult to say for sure when they were bottled since they don't provide dates). On VARIOUS occasions, I've experienced huge drops in quality of Rouge River from week-old to month-old beer of the same batch. I always wrote it off to probable packaging issues from a young brewery. After Tree House and Trillium, I now know the quality drop off in Rouge River IPAs/Pale ales is inherent to the style.

Call me a beer snob/idiot, but going forward, I'll avoid buying ANY hoppy beer that is more than a month old.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 pm
by Lukie
Paulaner jumped from $2.95 to $4.00 within a few weeks of being here. :roll:

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/paulan ... 8fQbGhKhEY

Salvator

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:13 pm
by Belgian
GtownRandy wrote:
Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock is back. What a great value, $2.95 for a 500ml can of 7.9abv goodness.

Lukie wrote:Paulaner jumped from $2.95 to $4.00 within a few weeks of being here. :roll:


Yeah... THAT was a mistake! It's worth $4.00 for 500ml. The LC now charge over $3.00 for basic Munich lagers in 500ml.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:48 pm
by JaseWescott
My LCBO had Old Tom's Egg Nog and Beers of Scotland pack out today. little early? :o

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:53 pm
by sofakingdrunk
JaseWescott wrote:My LCBO had Old Tom's Egg Nog and Beers of Scotland pack out today. little early? :o



Yeah....Halloween week is about the earliest I remember seeing the Xmas stuff out.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:09 pm
by portwood
sofakingdrunk wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:My LCBO had Old Tom's Egg Nog and Beers of Scotland pack out today. little early? :o



Yeah....Halloween week is about the earliest I remember seeing the Xmas stuff out.

on the bright side: fresher beer ...if memory serves, last time I had the Beers of Scotland they were pretty stale.

Re: Salvator

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 am
by Russell v R
Belgian wrote:
GtownRandy wrote:
Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock is back. What a great value, $2.95 for a 500ml can of 7.9abv goodness.

Lukie wrote:Paulaner jumped from $2.95 to $4.00 within a few weeks of being here. :roll:


Yeah... THAT was a mistake! It's worth $4.00 for 500ml. The LC now charge over $3.00 for basic Munich lagers in 500ml.


Annnd it's back to $2.95

https://twitter.com/LCBOWatch/status/10 ... 6898468865

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:02 pm
by sofakingdrunk
JaseWescott wrote:My LCBO had Old Tom's Egg Nog and Beers of Scotland pack out today. little early? :o


So I was in store today and the Xmas displays are going up fast. I saw a bunch alread.
Czechvar mini keg
St. Peter winter ale
Bah humbug
Innis gunn 3 pack(one mystery beer) and new glass
Spencer mixed 3 pack with Trappist glass
Historic Beers if Scotland
Belhaven mixed pack
St Bernardus mixed pack
The big bottles of Grolsch and Stella.