Westy 12 release: mid December

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Zithal
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Postby Zithal » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:42 am

Had to try and keep the dream alive. Missed it by 6! (Too far away to have a chance, too close to leave.. just in case)

The reason I stayed was sharing good beer stories with others in line, that part was fun. :)

Thanks, though, to those of you in line that felt it nessesary to taunt us as we we left with calls of "$100 bucks a bottle? Anyone?"

dwt wrote:Guelph report - Got the Stone Rd LCBO at 6:10 am this morning. Was #13 in line, first one there at 3am. They rec'd 36, no breakage. line was full by about 7:30, about 20 extra people stuck around until 9:45 when the numbers were handed out, despite being told on numerous occasions by LCBO staffers that there were indeed only 36.
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Postby dwt » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:46 am

Zithal wrote:Thanks, though, to those of you in line that felt it nessesary to taunt us as we we left with calls of "$100 bucks a bottle? Anyone?"


That was low.
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Postby aser » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:47 am

Not sure if they have them still but I had a bottle at Bellwoods for $30 in the summer. Go there if you really want to try it.

This whole frenzy thing is a bit ridiculous. A good beer indeed but St Bernardus 12 is equally good.

This makes for an interesting case of behavioural analysis. I def enjoyed reading this thread.
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Postby ercousin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:50 am

On The Grain Urban Tavern also has then for $30 a bottle, was just there Wednesday and they still had some.
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Postby Gavin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:56 am

MaltyTasker wrote:Us beer geeks (and trend-hoppers) aren't the only ones who have been put out by this. There were many LCBO employees with grins and cordial assistance, answering hundreds of phone calls, and arriving at work many hours early braving the cold and lack of information for them as well. The vast majority of them were simply EXCELLENT. One (despite telling me to call back) was remarkably rude - obviously annoyed at the head office, but pissy to customers - though the majority have done the best they can in a difficult situation.


To echo this, for as many people as have been complaining about some LCBO staff, every single person I dealt with (all at the Liberty Village location -- and I called and stopped in often!) were nothing short of saintly in their patience.
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Postby GreatCop » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:58 am

Thirsty & Miserable just posted on FB that their Westy will be delivered mid-next week, in case anyone's up for a jaunt to Kensington Market. No quantity was given, and "price will depend on sales this weekend" :)
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Postby ercousin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:58 am

Gavin wrote:
MaltyTasker wrote:Us beer geeks (and trend-hoppers) aren't the only ones who have been put out by this. There were many LCBO employees with grins and cordial assistance, answering hundreds of phone calls, and arriving at work many hours early braving the cold and lack of information for them as well. The vast majority of them were simply EXCELLENT. One (despite telling me to call back) was remarkably rude - obviously annoyed at the head office, but pissy to customers - though the majority have done the best they can in a difficult situation.


To echo this, for as many people as have been complaining about some LCBO staff, every single person I dealt with (all at the Liberty Village location -- and I called often!) were nothing short of saintly in their patience.


I ended up calling quite a few and the most friendly phone staff award should go to Richmond Hill LCBO in my view. The lady was always super friendly and even wanted to chat about the beer.
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Postby MaltyTasker » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:06 am

I ended up calling quite a few and the most friendly phone staff award should go to Richmond Hill LCBO in my view. The lady was always super friendly and even wanted to chat about the beer.


Laird and Oakville were both excellent as well by phone (though I never called Richmond Hill) and the person who got my pack at Queens Quay said the staff were excellent in person and truly felt bad for those missing out.
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Postby Bill Pierce » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:08 am

I knew there would be a long line at Oakville, but I went anyway. I got there at 4:30 am and was number 12; the first two people had been there since 11:00 pm. Anyone who arrived after 5:30 was out of luck, which led to a couple of hundred people being very disappointed. The staff at the Oakville store was cordial and friendly, and things went smoothly if you were among the fortunate.

My vote for the worst store (at least from what I experienced or know) goes to Ancaster, where they seemed purposely evasive about the entire situation from start to finish.
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Postby Masterplan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:09 am

Kingston had about 80 lineup for 60 cases... But I got mine! :D
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Postby GreatCop » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:10 am

I'll add to the praise train for staff at the Maple Leaf Gardens LCBO, talked to a few guys there over the past week and they were really nice, even though it was never very clear (even to them) when they would be receiving/selling it
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Postby The Mick » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:32 am

Masterplan wrote:Kingston had about 80 lineup for 60 cases... But I got mine! :D


What time did you get there? I thought about going down, but wasnt going before 9, which I assumed was too late... Sounds like i would have been right near the cutoff had i went for 9.

Also if anyone in the k-town area got a case and wants to trade a bottle for some American brews pm me. I've had some pretty great hauls lately.
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Postby Masterplan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:40 am

The Mick wrote:
Masterplan wrote:Kingston had about 80 lineup for 60 cases... But I got mine! :D


What time did you get there? I thought about going down, but wasnt going before 9, which I assumed was too late... Sounds like i would have been right near the cutoff had i went for 9.

Also if anyone in the k-town area got a case and wants to trade a bottle for some American brews pm me. I've had some pretty great hauls lately.


At nine you probably would have been around 45-50th. 1st in line was there at 5:15 am, and last at about 9:30.
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Postby IPA_Lover » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:44 am

That's all fine and good that the majority of LCBO staff were nice but that didn't help me get a case of Westy! :)

I'm sure anyone who was lucky enough to get one must think the employees are saints.
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Postby Masterplan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:46 am

IPA_Lover wrote:That's all fine and good that the majority of LCBO staff were nice but that didn't help me get a case of Westy! :)

I'm sure anyone who was lucky enough to get one must think the employees are saints.


I'd say more like "monks" then saints... 8)

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