LCBO Mikkeller Brewery Feature

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LCBO Mikkeller Brewery Feature

Postby GregClow » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:58 pm

The following beers have been confirmed to be part of the LCBO Mikkeller Brewery Feature.

LCBO# / Product name / Size ml / Retail
371906 / Mikkeller Black / 375 / 9.65
371914 / Mikkeller Cream Ale / 330 / 4.40
371922 / Mikkeller Green Gold / 330 / 4.60
371930 / Mikkeller K:rlek / 330 / 4.60
371955 / Mikkeller Texas Ranger / 330 / 4.65
371948 / Mikkeller Monk's Brew / 330 / 4.65

Planned release date for the beers is week of September 14th, although as always, some beers may arrive earlier or later - or not at all. :wink:
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:31 pm

see, I knew these wouldn't be -crazy- expensive
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Postby northyorksammy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:10 pm

which kriek is this?
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Postby groulxsome » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:27 pm

northyorksammy wrote:which kriek is this?


I googled it! According to google the top hit for a Mikkeller Kriek that comes in the 330 ml format is this page... so the kriek they are selling to the LCBO!

Seriously, surely it must be some form of Spontankriek. And by typing that now the number one hit for "Mikkeller Kriek 330" now cites a post saying it's Spontankriek...
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Postby ckoop » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:21 am

So is this the same thing as the founders one where these beers are only at like 20 stores mostly in gta? Although that was the case with he beaus BA release but since those sold so poorly I've been seeing them down in Niagara now.
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Postby ckoop » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:23 am

So is this the same thing as the founders one where these beers are only at like 20 stores mostly in gta? Although that was the case with he beaus BA release but since those sold so poorly I've been seeing them down in Niagara now.
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Postby PeenSteen » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:01 am

I'm pretty sure the "kriek" is actually "k:rlek"
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Postby Craig » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:11 am

PeenSteen wrote:I'm pretty sure the "kriek" is actually "k:rlek"


I was going to ask. The k:rlek is an APA, much less exciting to me.


From what I have heard, the Beaus feature actually sold pretty well. They just made a lot of the stuff.
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Postby liamt07 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:44 am

spinrsx wrote:see, I knew these wouldn't be -crazy- expensive


If $26 for a 6-pack of cream ale isn't crazy expensive, I don't want to know what is.
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Postby spinrsx » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:11 am

at least it had to get here from a different country..

LCBO Product Number 369348 - Lake of Bays China Wall Vienna Lager $11.95 per 750ml bottle


liamt07 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:see, I knew these wouldn't be -crazy- expensive


If $26 for a 6-pack of cream ale isn't crazy expensive, I don't want to know what is.
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Postby nickw » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:26 am

I'd rather overpay a bit for a smaller bottle of something I've never had before and am unsure if I'll want again. I'll pay $4.40 for a bottle of the Cream Ale and make a decision after the fact.
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Postby groulxsome » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:38 am

liamt07 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:see, I knew these wouldn't be -crazy- expensive


If $26 for a 6-pack of cream ale isn't crazy expensive, I don't want to know what is.


I suspect few people will buy too many of any of them before trying each... if they haven't before.

I expect for most this feature will start with a $32.15 6-pack.
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Postby BakaGaijin » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:45 pm

liamt07 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:see, I knew these wouldn't be -crazy- expensive


If $26 for a 6-pack of cream ale isn't crazy expensive, I don't want to know what is.


Did a quick comparison for the Mikkeller Black.

It retails in Germany for 7.69 Euro's (C$11.23)

http://www.bierkompass.de/product_info. ... 375l-.html

It retails in Japan for 1500 Yen (C$16.03).

http://www.liquors-hasegawa.com/SHOP/2822.html

Here's a spot in the States that sells it for $16.99 USD

http://craftshack.com/collections/mikke ... rial-stout

I don't think the LCBO pricing is unreasonable for these products compared to what you would pay for them elsewhere. I just think that people don't know what these products retail for elsewhere.

I don't blame anyone for not wanting to pay these prices for these beers. But it is what it is......and it is reasonable relative to pricing elsewhere.
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Postby Belgian » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:04 pm

liamt07 wrote:
spinrsx wrote:see, I knew these wouldn't be -crazy- expensive

If $26 for a 6-pack of cream ale isn't crazy expensive, I don't want to know what is.

Private Ordering is usually a whack more expensive, spreading the costs over fewer items, plus having to order such large minimums and work out complicated sharings. I love these brewery features*, people have no idea how economical they are.

(*except that for whatever mysterious purposes most products never reappear, so it's usually more of 'brewery interlude' than a 'feature.')
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Postby GregClow » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:31 pm

PeenSteen wrote:I'm pretty sure the "kriek" is actually "k:rlek"


You're right - the original list from the LCBO had "Krlek" which I thought was a typo so I "fixed" it. :oops:

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