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LCBO Summer 2014 Craft Beer Release

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:39 am
by GregClow
The following beers have been confirmed to be part of the LCBO Summer 2014 Craft Beer Release.

LCBO# / Product name / Size / Retail Price
365676 / Thornbridge Chiron American Style Pale Ale / 500 / $5.00
365692 / Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA / 650 / $4.95
372797 / Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar / 330 / $4.25
371880 / St Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition / 375 / $4.50
365700 / Southern Tier Compass / 650 / $9.25
365718 / Lindeman's Framboise / 750 / $9.95
273656 / Ayinger Brau-Weisse / 500 / $3.95
365734 / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca / 750 / $9.75
365726 / Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale / 550 / $4.95
365742 / Le Trou Du Diable Saison Du Tracteur / 375 / $3.55
365759 / Les Trois Mousquetaires Gose / 375 / $3.60

Planned release date for the beers is week of May 25th, although as always, some beers may arrive earlier or later.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:57 am
by Craig
I like it! Better than I remember previous summer releases. It's got a nice variety of styles going on.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:35 am
by spinrsx
so the bernardus wit and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a separate thing eh? All I care about is the Brooklyn Sorachi Ace :/

we might as well have had a Thornbridge brewey feature, I think I've tried most of their lineup through the lcbo over the last few years

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:44 am
by iguenard
YEY JOLLY PUMPKIN! Now bring in Oro and Roja for Fall!

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:27 am
by JerCraigs
spinrsx wrote:we might as well have had a Thornbridge brewey feature, I think I've tried most of their lineup through the lcbo over the last few years


We've only received a fraction of their 197 beers... but still, we have got a bunch lately. :)

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:20 pm
by atomeyes
iguenard wrote:YEY JOLLY PUMPKIN! Now bring in Oro and Roja for Fall!


Bier du Mars is my fave of theirs (as is their saison).

but yeah, just happy to have JP here.

that's 3 sours (if including the gose on the list) for this release.
times, they are a'changing

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:31 pm
by groulxsome
atomeyes wrote:that's 3 sours (if including the gose on the list) for this release.
times, they are a'changing


Considering it's that Gose, I'd consider it to be sour. The last bottle I had was like salty lemon juice concentrate (in a good way?).

I'm so looking forward to buying some JP without a border jump. And really hoping to stock up on that Gueuze. I know you can buy it around town pretty easily (Volo, Thirsty and Miserable always has bottles), but it'll be nice to have a supply of gueuze when I want a sour!

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:10 pm
by boney
Only the Sam Smith Apricot is new to me. However, for a historically weak release, this looks quite good. I will be stocking up on the JP, LTM and St. Louis.

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 2:07 pm
by JerCraigs
That Lindemans is actually kind of a steal at that price. I realize it's no Cantillon, but wow.

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:52 pm
by admviolin
That Lindeman's price is on par with USA from what I remember, it is only 2.5% ABV

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:42 pm
by The Mick
admviolin wrote:That Lindeman's price is on par with USA from what I remember, it is only 2.5% ABV


Why do we equate the value of a beer to be directly proportional to it's abv? In Ontario this seems to be more prevalent than other places. Maybe it's that we don't get any high quality, low abv beers in the province or maybe it's just the cost associated with brewing a higher abv beer? Several times Ive heard someone say that charging 'x' dollars for a certain beer wouldn't work because the abv isn't high enough.

Just curious if anyone has some ideas on why this is? I mean, I'm all for keeping prices as low as possible for good beer, but it seems skewed to me.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 2:30 pm
by ChrisK
that's an impressive price on the Jolly Pumpkin. I do believe their 750s are all priced over $10 in the US. Dare I say this is what happens when Shelton Brothers are cut out of the equation?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 2:52 pm
by Craig
ChrisK wrote:that's an impressive price on the Jolly Pumpkin. I do believe their 750s are all priced over $10 in the US. Dare I say this is what happens when Shelton Brothers are cut out of the equation?


Their website says 13 bucks for this specific beer right now. I'm pretty sure it was 12 when I was there over Christmas. So yeah, great price. Hopefully we see more of their stuff soon.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:26 pm
by liamt07
Everyone dancing around about the LCBO bringing in some Jolly Pumpkin should keep this in perspective: You're still paying $10 for a 750ml bottle of witbier.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:08 pm
by saints_gambit
The Mick wrote:
admviolin wrote:That Lindeman's price is on par with USA from what I remember, it is only 2.5% ABV


Why do we equate the value of a beer to be directly proportional to it's abv? In Ontario this seems to be more prevalent than other places. Maybe it's that we don't get any high quality, low abv beers in the province or maybe it's just the cost associated with brewing a higher abv beer? Several times Ive heard someone say that charging 'x' dollars for a certain beer wouldn't work because the abv isn't high enough.

Just curious if anyone has some ideas on why this is? I mean, I'm all for keeping prices as low as possible for good beer, but it seems skewed to me.


British descent.

The tax structure on beer in England, which likely influences our own, charges more tax on higher alcohol beers. Ergo, higher alcohol = more expensive. It's an inherited bureaucratic trait that skews our concept of value.