Fresh Founders Centennial at the LCBO

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Postby Rob Creighton » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:25 pm

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JProulx wrote:Fresh Founders Centennial found at the Jane/Dundas LCBO today. Bottles have a best before date of 12/06/14 on them.


Does Founders use a European dating system, or are they saying Centennial lasts ~10 months?


10 month shelf life is not uncommon for cans. The big breweries in Canada would often produce cans during the winter slower periods and inventory them for sale in the summer.
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Postby Kish84 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:15 pm

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Kish84 wrote:
JProulx wrote:Fresh Founders Centennial found at the Jane/Dundas LCBO today. Bottles have a best before date of 12/06/14 on them.


Does Founders use a European dating system, or are they saying Centennial lasts ~10 months?


10 month shelf life is not uncommon for cans. The big breweries in Canada would often produce cans during the winter slower periods and inventory them for sale in the summer.


But we get Centennial in bottles. I know it's available in cans, do we get the cans now?

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Postby JProulx » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:56 am

I just noticed that somebody earlier in the forum bought bottles in October, bearing the same date (12/06/14).

Regardless, I had a bottle today. It was great. Aroma was vivid and the flavour was as expected.
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Postby cattersley » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:45 am

I have been trying to get some for ages, can't find any anywhere! Has the lcbo stopped ordering?
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Postby cfrancis » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:30 am

Hope not. I just ran out. Need a refill.
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:48 pm

if only we could get fresh green flash and fresh centennial regularly.. I'd be all set
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Postby Belgian » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:08 pm

JProulx wrote:I just noticed that somebody earlier in the forum bought bottles in October, bearing the same date (12/06/14).

Regardless, I had a bottle today. It was great. Aroma was vivid and the flavour was as expected.

+1. Founders Centennial really keeps its bite, actually even the Pale now grows on me with its own vibrant hop flavors. What a fekkin brewery, love 'em.
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:16 am

wonder how long it will be until we see green flash with these labels at the lcbo. They will be launched in April in the states... soooo december in ontario? :roll:

http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/check- ... ew-labels/


also looks like they have changed the west coast IPA recipe a bit
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Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:20 am

spinrsx wrote:wonder how long it will be until we see green flash with these labels at the lcbo. They will be launched in April in the states... soooo december in ontario? :roll:


ya, December, but the beer will have been from the April launch. :lol:
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Postby Craig » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:25 am

ABV on the IPA is going up to 8.1%. I love the beer, but I'd rather it was going lighter than heavier. It was already pretty big at 7.3.
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Postby cattersley » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:04 am

I am noticing that the LCBO doesn't seem to be restocking this at all? Is this product being discontinued?
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Postby grub » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:27 am

cattersley wrote:I am noticing that the LCBO doesn't seem to be restocking this at all? Is this product being discontinued?


wonder if they're planning to start stocking it in cans instead? though they're 12oz (rather than the LCBO's bias toward half litre), and currently only sold in 12-packs (as opposed to the LCBO's bias toward single-serving). or maybe they're doing 6packs just for the LCBO...

I did think it was pretty cool that founders decided to pass on savings to their customers by bumping the All Day IPA cans from a 12pack to 15pack without changing the cost. Said they could do that due to savings along the way with cans.
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Postby vandutchy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:40 pm

cattersley wrote:I am noticing that the LCBO doesn't seem to be restocking this at all? Is this product being discontinued?


I called the Hello LCBO line last week and she said it is in the warehouse but being tested in the lab and if all goes well should be out on the floors this week. Not sure if still bottles or cans or if it is the new ABV or the old one. I love this beer and can't wait for it's return but at least we now have Red Racer to enjoy again and in a bigger can to boot :P
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:24 pm

are you talking about green flash or centennial? I know green flash has a new ABV, didn't know centennial did too..

vandutchy wrote:
cattersley wrote:I am noticing that the LCBO doesn't seem to be restocking this at all? Is this product being discontinued?


I called the Hello LCBO line last week and she said it is in the warehouse but being tested in the lab and if all goes well should be out on the floors this week. Not sure if still bottles or cans or if it is the new ABV or the old one. I love this beer and can't wait for it's return but at least we now have Red Racer to enjoy again and in a bigger can to boot :P
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Postby vandutchy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:04 pm

spinrsx wrote:are you talking about green flash or centennial? I know green flash has a new ABV, didn't know centennial did too..

vandutchy wrote:
cattersley wrote:I am noticing that the LCBO doesn't seem to be restocking this at all? Is this product being discontinued?


I called the Hello LCBO line last week and she said it is in the warehouse but being tested in the lab and if all goes well should be out on the floors this week. Not sure if still bottles or cans or if it is the new ABV or the old one. I love this beer and can't wait for it's return but at least we now have Red Racer to enjoy again and in a bigger can to boot :P


Spinrsx you are correct I had Greenflash on the brain when I typed that!

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