Sam Adams Utopias

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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:32 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:Called my store this morning (Brock Rd. and Kingston Rd.) they've got two already. Neither of which are mine. They suggested I call Vintages to ensure I didn't request a different store. I called and they said not all of the 400 have been sent and that mine will be sent to Brock Rd and Kingston just hasn't happened yet. You would think they'd send all the bottles to a single store not just one or two and then go back the following week with the next truck.
Just the LCBO being efficent, as always.
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Postby icemachine » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:13 am

TheBeeraholic wrote:Called my store this morning (Brock Rd. and Kingston Rd.) they've got two already. Neither of which are mine. They suggested I call Vintages to ensure I didn't request a different store. I called and they said not all of the 400 have been sent and that mine will be sent to Brock Rd and Kingston just hasn't happened yet. You would think they'd send all the bottles to a single store not just one or two and then go back the following week with the next truck.


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Postby El Pinguino » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Got the call today and picked up my fine looking bottle.
Sent an email to the person mentioned here and got a auto-reply they're out of office thsi week...so I shall patiently wait for my glass...
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:18 pm

El Pinguino wrote:Got the call today and picked up my fine looking bottle.
Sent an email to the person mentioned here and got a auto-reply they're out of office thsi week...so I shall patiently wait for my glass...


Still haven't received my call.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Received my glass in the mail today...
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Postby KW1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:11 pm

My glass came in the mail today. Nice Utopias branding on the box and the glass. In combination with the utopias bottle, these are some very nice looking pieces. As said by DD, happy happy happy :D
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Postby Swordsman » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:38 am

Got the call and picked up my bottle yesterday. Very exciting! Looking forward to ordering the glass!
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Postby El Torpedo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:10 pm

Coming up on 5 weeks, and still no word from my LCBO. I know, I know, they said 4-6 weeks, so I'll try and remain patient. I happened to be at the store this afternoon picking up some wine, and stopped at the Customer Service desk just to check in on the off chance it had arrived but they hadn't gotten around to calling me. Is it wrong to expect that the person designated as the CSR be more knowledgeable than the average cashier? She looked at me like I had two heads when I asked about Utopias. Was completely unaware of the release, and of Utopias in general. She shouted over to the only other cashier, "Do you know if we got any of that Sammy Adams beer delivered? The $75 stuff?" Oh boy.
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Postby midlife crisis » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:57 pm

Standard LCBO experience. There are exceptions, I know, but sadly not very many when it comes to beer.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:47 pm

Finally got the call and picked mine up today.
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Postby El Torpedo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:35 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:Finally got the call and picked mine up today.


Ditto! No glass yet, though.
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Postby El Pinguino » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:06 am

I just got my receipt in the mail today from Vintages....saying the bottle should be ready for pickup in a few weeks or so. (But I picked it up last week)

Glass also arrived today.
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Postby Swordsman » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:58 pm

My glass arrived just now. I have to give it a try. A great way to start the weekend!
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Postby El Torpedo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:30 am

ercousin wrote:Congrats everyone on the acquisition! Lets see some pictures once you gets your hands on it!


Here's mine, with my 2009 behind.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/photo2goy.jpg

I had left about 2oz of the 2009 in the bottle - I hadn't taken any extraordinary measures to keep it beyond tightly closing the top, and storing it in the cool, dark basement. I was going to compare it against the 2012, but unfortunately the 2009 didn't fare well. It poured out a muddy brown and tasted BAD. The last time I had it, a few months ago, it was fine, but I guess there is a definite shelf life for an opened bottle.
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2014 Utopia?

Postby Urotsukidoji » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:44 pm

Last year these were on sale in Nov. I think ..... any word on a sale time this year?

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