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Re: Mikkeller Brewery Feature

Postby Craig » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:03 pm

tyler90 wrote:
Roland + Russell wrote:The beers are currently undergoing mandatory LCBO lab testing, after that is complete we hope to see the brewery feature on the shelves.

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Welp my optimism has faded

Why are brewery features announced before the beer is even tested?


Because otherwise there would be like 2 days between the announcement and beers hitting the shelves.
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Re: Mikkeller Brewery Feature

Postby Belgian » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:21 pm

Craig wrote:
tyler90 wrote:
Roland + Russell wrote:The beers are currently undergoing mandatory LCBO lab testing, after that is complete we hope to see the brewery feature on the shelves.


Well my optimism has faded

Why are brewery features announced before the beer is even tested?

Because otherwise there would be like 2 days between the announcement and beers hitting the shelves.

Unless they lost it in the warehouse, took half a year to find it, and then forced it on five protesting LC stores to get rid of it.
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Postby liamt07 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:03 am

Maybe someone can answer this for me.

For brewery features (even seasonal features): why doesn't the LCBO demand a small order of bottles for testing months/weeks in advance of the projected launch date in order to ensure that there's sufficient time for testing, while also helping to have the product hit stores when scheduled to?

Too many times are things scheduled to hit stores for a certain date, but aren't seen by the consumer until 2-3 months later.
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Postby ercousin » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:14 am

liamt07 wrote:Maybe someone can answer this for me.

For brewery features (even seasonal features): why doesn't the LCBO demand a small order of bottles for testing months/weeks in advance of the projected launch date in order to ensure that there's sufficient time for testing, while also helping to have the product hit stores when scheduled to?

Too many times are things scheduled to hit stores for a certain date, but aren't seen by the consumer until 2-3 months later.


Perhaps it is because they want to make sure that the ABV of the release is known? I think they have a limit of +-0.2% ABV for <5% and +-0.5% ABV for >5% beers. They do lab testing of ABV and compare it to the stated ABV.

If they do one batch for testing and one batch for release they could attenuate differently or miss gravity by enough to fall outside that?

That is only my guess.
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Lab Testing

Postby Roland + Russell » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:01 pm

Beers are tested when the submission is selected to proceed after initial tasting.
However, they are also tested again once they arrive and prior to retail release.

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Re: Lab Testing

Postby BakaGaijin » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:56 pm

Roland + Russell wrote:Beers are tested when the submission is selected to proceed after initial tasting.
However, they are also tested again once they arrive and prior to retail release.

Regards,


Who decided what to select for this submission? I'm happy that these beers are coming to the LCBO, however, Mikeller has some very highly regarded beers which unfortunately are not part of this feature.
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Selection

Postby Roland + Russell » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:41 pm

Mikkel himself decided what he wanted the agency to submit for the feature.
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Re: Selection

Postby BakaGaijin » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:28 pm

Roland + Russell wrote:Mikkel himself decided what he wanted the agency to submit for the feature.
Cheers,


Thanks for the clarification!
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Re: Selection

Postby vandutchy » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Roland + Russell wrote:Mikkel himself decided what he wanted the agency to submit for the feature.
Cheers,

hey r&r any chance you can find out or ask him directly why he decided on these beers for Ontario and the LCBO? Curious to know his thoughts? Cheers
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Postby Roland + Russell » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:36 pm

You may get a chance to ask him yourself...stay tuned.
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Postby rfrf » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:17 pm

tags for these beers are out at king and spadina.. if that means anything.
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Postby northyorksammy » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:28 pm

which k rlek is showing up as different vintages
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Postby groulxsome » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:32 am

northyorksammy wrote:which k rlek is showing up as different vintages


This is the one that was at the media tasting. Might end up being a different vintage on the shelves?

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Postby Belgian » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:30 pm

Well, I'm hoping the K RLEK is the Summer 2014 'vintage' because it's an American Pale Ale...
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