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Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:00 pm
by cratez
beerstodiscover wrote: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.

Yeah, I still grabbed a few bottles of the Ruination. The best before is February 20, so I'll be drinking them before then. Haven't cracked a bottle yet, but willing to bet that it's better than any other WC DIPA available in this market.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:00 pm
by Blasphomet
cratez wrote:
beerstodiscover wrote: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.

Yeah, I still grabbed a few bottles of the Ruination. The best before is February 20, so I'll be drinking them before then. Haven't cracked a bottle yet, but willing to bet that it's better than any other WC DIPA available in this market.


I thought the Ruination was still drinking great.

Laser Show cans on the other hand... picked up a couple and thought they were both shit. Total disappointment and Left Field sent out some shit beer. I thought it may have been an old can or something that they just wanted to get rid of so sent them to the stores, but nope, early Jan.

Zero haze and a glass full of sediment with both cans. Patooey. Seems I've been getting let down by a a few of the old stalwarts lately. Thank goodness for Bellwoods. I've can't think of every being frustrated with their quality control, because it's done right.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:27 pm
by Orval_Al
Blasphomet wrote:
Laser Show cans on the other hand... picked up a couple and thought they were both shit. Total disappointment and Left Field sent out some shit beer. I thought it may have been an old can or something that they just wanted to get rid of so sent them to the stores, but nope, early Jan.

Zero haze and a glass full of sediment with both cans. Patooey. Seems I've been getting let down by a a few of the old stalwarts lately. Thank goodness for Bellwoods. I've can't think of every being frustrated with their quality control, because it's done right.


That's weird. Left Field recently tinkered with their Laser Show recipe, partly to increase the haziness. I bought a 4 pack from the brewery about a month ago and they were absolutely killer. Immediately went back for more. Maybe you just got a bad batch?

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:25 pm
by Blasphomet
Orval_Al wrote:
Blasphomet wrote:
Laser Show cans on the other hand... picked up a couple and thought they were both shit. Total disappointment and Left Field sent out some shit beer. I thought it may have been an old can or something that they just wanted to get rid of so sent them to the stores, but nope, early Jan.

Zero haze and a glass full of sediment with both cans. Patooey. Seems I've been getting let down by a a few of the old stalwarts lately. Thank goodness for Bellwoods. I've can't think of every being frustrated with their quality control, because it's done right.


That's weird. Left Field recently tinkered with their Laser Show recipe, partly to increase the haziness. I bought a 4 pack from the brewery about a month ago and they were absolutely killer. Immediately went back for more. Maybe you just got a bad batch?


Yeah I'm seeing both on social media. Some that look good, some that look like mine did.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:38 pm
by beerstodiscover
My Jan 23 Laser Show cans were less than stellar. Not as hazy as I remember.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:58 pm
by cratez
beerstodiscover wrote:My Jan 23 Laser Show cans were less than stellar. Not as hazy as I remember.

Sounds like the QC is all over the place, as my can was super clear (could see the hockey game through my glass) but still tasted awesome.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:16 pm
by Blasphomet
I just don't really have patience for it anymore. Like, you've been brewing for long enough now. The quality control needs to be there. Maybe I'm being to hard on them, but their tiny cans are overpriced as it is, and that's why it irks me. I'll be back to only buying one can at a time and seeing what happens with their beers going forward.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:15 pm
by Bobsy
New Grapefruit Sculpin in stores with a packaged date of January 7. Tastes great if grapefruit is your thing.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 pm
by ry_kinney
Bobsy wrote:New Grapefruit Sculpin in stores with a packaged date of January 7. Tastes great if grapefruit is your thing.


Never had it before so I've tried about 7 times now to get a single through the register but no luck so far.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:21 pm
by Bobsy
ry_kinney wrote:
Bobsy wrote:New Grapefruit Sculpin in stores with a packaged date of January 7. Tastes great if grapefruit is your thing.


Never had it before so I've tried about 7 times now to get a single through the register but no luck so far.


The 6 pack price is really up there, and I think only worth it if grapefruit floats your boat (which it does for me). If you're not a fan of grapefruit, I wouldn't get a six unless you have more money than sense.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:25 am
by cratez
Bobsy wrote:New Grapefruit Sculpin in stores with a packaged date of January 7. Tastes great if grapefruit is your thing.

Thanks for the heads up. That's probably the freshest packaging date we've seen for any US beer at the 'BO in a while.

GF Sculpin

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:41 pm
by Belgian
Bobsy wrote:The 6 pack price is really up there, and I think only worth it if grapefruit floats your boat (which it does for me). If you're not a fan of grapefruit, I wouldn't get a six unless you have more money than sense.


It's not terrible, but I'd struggle to get through a six-pack.

I've had regular Sculpin the week it's released and it's also not cheap in the USA but that's a good IPA.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 pm
by Craig
I'd have no trouble at all going through 6 fresh grapefruit Sculpins. Very good beer.

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:42 pm
by shintriad
Grapefruit Sculpin is definitely delicious and crushable, but it's somewhat sugary. If you like bone-dry IPAs, or you don't like any notable sweetness in your beer, you may not like it. I'd say it's more of a summer beer, complete with one of these: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1500_.jpg

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:30 pm
by JaseWescott
no-name beer listed and on sale this long weekend

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/sku/11 ... GfjGvZFyUk

Brick brewed it.