New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:37 pm

-Liam- wrote:Anyone tried 'Bring out the Imp'? http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/bring- ... imp/618603



Yeah, had it about a week ago. Highly recommend it. There’s some cool barnyard-y sort of flavours that come through from the red wine barrel. The abv was dangerously unnoticeable if I remember correct. I’m going to grab more if I see it again.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby JeffPorter » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 pm

cratez wrote:
Craig wrote:Really depends on the location. Most of the good hoods in the city have local joints where conversations are struck up. Other places, not so much. Toronto's definitely not the friendliest city around though, that's for sure.

Like in Leslieville, where I live, I've struck up conversations in The Roy, Radical Road, AAA plenty of times.

Yes, I'm speaking in general terms, to be sure. I mentioned some of my favourite spots where friendly service and conversation can typically be had, and you and Napalm have yours (totally agree about Rosedale Diner), but for every Hafis/GLB/Monk's I can name 7 other spots where these elements are lacking, especially if you're flying solo. More often than not I'm with my wife when at T.O. bars, so none of this is usually an issue, but the friendliness of other places has struck me particularly when compared to Toronto and its pubs.



Totally late to this discussion, but one of the biggest thing I miss is quiet (usually winter) afternoons at Volo.

They had a couple nice chairs in the corner in that “upper part” ...Nutcracker Porter would be on cask and it would be the best cask you ever had...yeah...I miss that.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:29 pm

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S. St. Jeb wrote:I don't understand how a beer can be for sale in the LCBO, but not show up in their (publicly available) inventory system.


Remember I asked something similar about LCBO stocking Dominion City? This is how you responded... "Not trying to be dickish, but why don't you just go to the LCBO website and check. I just did. They have no listings."

Dominion City was brought in by Farm Boy through the LCBO. Never seen it in the LCBO.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby northyorksammy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:29 pm

collective arts ipa 8 starting to show inventory
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby portwood » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm

northyorksammy wrote:collective arts ipa 8 starting to show inventory

they must have done multiple can runs: just bought a couple dated 3/1/19, heard other people bought with late December dates...
good news, since I was worried LCBO stock would be from the original November run - I'm not a fan of >month old IPAs
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby northyorksammy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 pm

portwood wrote:
northyorksammy wrote:collective arts ipa 8 starting to show inventory

they must have done multiple can runs: just bought a couple dated 3/1/19, heard other people bought with late December dates...
good news, since I was worried LCBO stock would be from the original November run - I'm not a fan of >month old IPAs
thanks for the useful update
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby ry_kinney » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:23 am

Masterplan wrote:
-Liam- wrote:
S. St. Jeb wrote:I don't understand how a beer can be for sale in the LCBO, but not show up in their (publicly available) inventory system.


Remember I asked something similar about LCBO stocking Dominion City? This is how you responded... "Not trying to be dickish, but why don't you just go to the LCBO website and check. I just did. They have no listings."

Dominion City was brought in by Farm Boy through the LCBO. Never seen it in the LCBO.


Do you know what beers they carry? And if they are available in GTA?
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Quotashun » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:46 pm

^^

I live pretty close to the Farm Boy in Etobicoke; when I was there last week, they had Town & Country Blonde Ale and Two Flags IPA. Those are the only two I've seen there and usually it's just the blonde ale. I hope they get Sunsplit at some point.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:14 pm

^^^i just got a mail delivery before Xmas. My first taste of any Dominion stuff and I can’t recomend them highly enough. Really good stuff, and the cheap shipping price combined with quick delivery was an added bonus. The surprise of the bunch for me was their brown ale, really excellent.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby Masterplan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:49 pm

Quotashun wrote:^^

I live pretty close to the Farm Boy in Etobicoke; when I was there last week, they had Town & Country Blonde Ale and Two Flags IPA. Those are the only two I've seen there and usually it's just the blonde ale. I hope they get Sunsplit at some point.

This. And I agree, they are a top notch brewery in Ontario.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby spinrsx » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:16 am

Laser Show by Left Field Brewery
IPA - Imperial / Double New England / $4.50 (355 mL can)

wonder what the date is on this:

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 by Stone Brewing
IPA - Imperial / Double / $8.35 (650 mL bottle) / USA
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby cratez » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:26 pm

spinrsx wrote:wonder what the date is on this:

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 by Stone Brewing
IPA - Imperial / Double / $8.35 (650 mL bottle) / USA

Providing it's decently fresh, this is great news.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby portwood » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 pm

spinrsx wrote:Laser Show by Left Field Brewery
IPA - Imperial / Double New England / $4.50 (355 mL can)

wonder what the date is on this:

you sure the date isn't on the label?
my cans have date stamp between the purple strip and the left field logo near the top of the label (03JAN2019)

(The date code is one of the reasons I'm loving the recent Left Field cans compared to the 650 ml bottles - hate the 650ml size for avb >6%)
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby cfrancis » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:49 pm

When the weather gets better. Anyone interested in Dominion, I am past the brewery weekly. Let me know and I can pick it up for you.
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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:05 pm

Bad, predictable news for hop lovers: the latest US imports are 2+ months old.
Stone Ruination: Nov 7 2018
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale: Nov 19 2018
Founders All Day IPA: Early Dec IIRC

Picking up Left Field Laser Show canned Jan 23 was a no-brainer.

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