Westy 12 release: mid December

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Postby Bill Pierce » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:21 pm

I've been saying for a long time that beer should be treated like what Vintages does with wine and spirits.


At one time special beers were indeed part of the Vintages program. However, the people who worked in that section of the LCBO were neither very knowledgeable nor very interested in beer (they were serious oenophiles), and they let it wither on the vine, so to speak. So beer got "released back into the general prison population" where it remains. There are still those at the LCBO who think that the Beer Store should handle all beer sales.
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Postby tyler90 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:43 pm

Big gamble, gonna give Kingston a try on Monday when I pass through. Wish me luck!
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Postby mixedup » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:18 pm

Kijiji sellers have become more clever over the past 12 hours....they're now listing the glasses and box with a "contact me if you are interested in Westvleteren products". I reported them anyway, though not sure it will do much good.

This one in particular is an 'accountant' who is obviously having a hard time finding work (according to his advert offering 'tutoring', not to mention illegal reselling of beer):

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Postby JeffPorter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:29 pm

mixedup wrote:Kijiji sellers have become more clever over the past 12 hours....they're now listing the glasses and box with a "contact me if you are interested in Westvleteren products". I reported them anyway, though not sure it will do much good.

This one in particular is an 'accountant' who is obviously having a hard time finding work (according to his advert offering 'tutoring', not to mention illegal reselling of beer):

Chartered Accountant & Experienced Tutor

Hi There,

Admission to university is getting more and more competitive…..can you make the grade? I’m here to help you achieve your academic potential through professional and customized one-on-one tutoring.

If you are looking for a native English speaker who excels at essay writing or a business professional who possesses a wealth of knowledge in the subjects of Accounting and Economics, look no further!

I have extensive experience teaching elementary, high school, university, and ESL students in conversational English, essay writing (all levels), presentation skills, math, economics, and accounting.

I am available in the Toronto and Scarborough areas. $30/hour.

Please call me at (416) 433-5636.


?

I'm missing something - is there something embedded in the text about Westy?

The only thing I see on Kijiji is people offering the glasses and boxes.
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Postby Bill Pierce » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:11 pm

I can say definitively (I was there at 9:40 tonight) that the Ancaster LCBO *does not* yet have their allocation. An employee said, "I cannot say" in answer to a question whether it could arrive tomorrow and be put on the shelves.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:17 pm

Bill Pierce wrote:I can say definitively (I was there at 9:40 tonight) that the Ancaster LCBO *does not* yet have their allocation. An employee said, "I cannot say" in answer to a question whether it could arrive tomorrow and be put on the shelves.

Just like avenue and Lawrence. Truck didn't arrive until 9am. Good chance it'll be out tomorrow morning.
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Postby Droogy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:59 pm

Bill Pierce wrote:I can say definitively (I was there at 9:40 tonight) that the Ancaster LCBO *does not* yet have their allocation. An employee said, "I cannot say" in answer to a question whether it could arrive tomorrow and be put on the shelves.


How many is Ancaster allotted to receive again? PM if you want ;) haha
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:11 pm

Well, getting up early tomorrow for a drive to get in line. Hopefully I get a six pack.

Sending my retired father who lives close to the GTA to a different LCBO to wait in line.

Having a retired parent who hates staying home AND lives near Toronto is proving to be handy.
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Postby ercousin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:16 pm

Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:Well, getting up early tomorrow for a drive to get in line. Hopefully I get a six pack.

Sending my retired father who lives close to the GTA to a different LCBO to wait in line.

Having a retired parent who hates staying home AND lives near Toronto is proving to be handy.


Seems like for people today any later than 8 am was pushing it. For the last day 6:30 - 7:15 seems like a safe bet. Sucks getting up early though. I was at Weston for 7 am on Wendesday...
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Postby Bill Pierce » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:26 pm

How many is Ancaster allotted to receive again?


I never heard a number for Ancaster. They've been very close-mouthed about the entire subject.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:28 pm

ercousin wrote:
Ale's What Cures Ya wrote:Well, getting up early tomorrow for a drive to get in line. Hopefully I get a six pack.

Sending my retired father who lives close to the GTA to a different LCBO to wait in line.

Having a retired parent who hates staying home AND lives near Toronto is proving to be handy.


Seems like for people today any later than 8 am was pushing it. For the last day 6:30 - 7:15 seems like a safe bet. Sucks getting up early though. I was at Weston for 7 am on Wendesday...


Jeez. We should be arriving by 8am at our chosen LCBO, so hopefully we're not SOL.
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Postby icemachine » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:28 am

Tickets all gone at Yonge & 7 at 6:20. I was just a couple minutes late :([/list]
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Postby GreatCop » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:50 am

icemachine wrote:Tickets all gone at Yonge & 7 at 6:20. I was just a couple minutes late :([/list]

?!?!?!?!?
Good lord, my friend was going to line up there at 7:30 and I figured he'd at least have a chance at nabbing one of the last packs. Shows what I know.....
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Postby icemachine » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:53 am

Probably another dozen showed while I was in the parking lot.

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Postby jimmay » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:07 am

Long line ups at two stores in london. At least I'm in one. Shelf stockers report small quantities are in store.

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