LCBO Winter Craft Beer Release 2014

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Postby icemachine » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:21 am

Saw this on twitter the other day - $145 for the big boy (not the first it's been released, although I think first time in Ontario)

Definitely paying for the package and cachet of a Methuselah as you could buy three 6-packs at the beer store for $45.

I love the beer and having one on my bar would would be awesome, but I can't justify that price when my beer budget is so limited
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Postby Belgian » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:17 pm

icemachine wrote:Saw this on twitter the other day - $145 for the (Fin Du Monde 6-liter.)

Definitely paying for the package and cachet of a Methuselah as you could buy three 6-packs at the beer store for $45.

Sure. Costs wise 3000mls are (unlike 341/750mls) not mass-produced, probably hand-bottled and of course all the custom packaging and shipping cost has to be amortized over a much smaller number units sold.

Advantage wise, this Methuselah will definitely age better and longer than any 341/750ml would, in the end giving the opportunity to present a very unique beer (LFDM at its fullest possible development) in a dramatic way.

Kind of cool for a wedding gift / anniversary party. If the marriage holds up five or ten years, to then see if the beer does, which it ought to. Not a bad memory of pomp & ceremony...
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Postby atomeyes » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:13 am

i'm under the impression that Roch 10 sold out already.
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Postby BakaGaijin » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:39 am

atomeyes wrote:i'm under the impression that Roch 10 sold out already.


Really?!? That would be disappointing. The beer guy at the flagship store in Oakville told me he ordered it and was waiting for it to come in.
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Postby radiopolitic » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:41 am

atomeyes wrote:i'm under the impression that Roch 10 sold out already.


I think something like 25000 bottles came in so I would be surprised if it was all gone.
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Postby Cadbury102 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:55 am

This would be horrible news. I hope that we see more.
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Postby admviolin » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:00 pm

As soon as I heard it was out, I went checking a few locations and only saw the 8...
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Postby atomeyes » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:33 am

radiopolitic wrote:
atomeyes wrote:i'm under the impression that Roch 10 sold out already.


I think something like 25000 bottles came in so I would be surprised if it was all gone.


it was available at Summerhill and 1 other store. not sure if it was just stupidly released or what.
But i know that Summerhill sold out within the week. Think the Hwy 7 store was the other one and it sold out a week ago.

not sure if/when more is coming in. that's something you'd have to ask their agent
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Postby spinrsx » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:20 am

Same thing happened last year. A few cases came in first, and then a ton of cases came in a few weeks later.
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:30 pm

so this is listed now:

New Holland Dragons Milk
LCBO#: 397695 | 650 mL bottle
$7.75

winter beers going to come out before the fall ones do. Ottawa is still missing 6-7 beers from the autumn release.
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Postby ckoop » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:58 pm

spinrsx wrote:so this is listed now:

New Holland Dragons Milk
LCBO#: 397695 | 650 mL bottle
$7.75

winter beers going to come out before the fall ones do. Ottawa is still missing 6-7 beers from the autumn release.


i was mildly excited about the dragon's milk release as it is just a nice, average BA stout for a decent price, but it sucks that we get the bomber size and not the 330ml size like i've seen in the states. i've never even seen dragons milk in bomber size. this will be a pass for me.
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Postby Masterplan » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:59 pm

Having the Christmas beers come out the same time as the fall beers has really put a dent in my beer budget, and was hoping the winter beers wouldn't arrive until say,... Winter.
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:14 pm

Ya, I figured it was only available in bomber format. Then I saw the 4 packs of the 330ml bottles in the states. Oh well, still a BA stout at the lcbo, I'll buy some.


ckoop wrote:
spinrsx wrote:so this is listed now:

New Holland Dragons Milk
LCBO#: 397695 | 650 mL bottle
$7.75

winter beers going to come out before the fall ones do. Ottawa is still missing 6-7 beers from the autumn release.


i was mildly excited about the dragon's milk release as it is just a nice, average BA stout for a decent price, but it sucks that we get the bomber size and not the 330ml size like i've seen in the states. i've never even seen dragons milk in bomber size. this will be a pass for me.
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Postby atomeyes » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:33 pm

i just went to the Laird store. again, for such a big and new store, i'm shocked as to how it isn't a 1A beer inventory store.
No Roch 10.
1 bottle of St Berny Xmas left (i bought it).
5 cases of St Berny 6-pack left (I bought 4...gifts as well as personal purchases).
2 bottles of Dupont's baller beer (5 or so left on the shelf).

can't wait until the Rodenbach trainwreck hits.
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Postby A » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:29 pm

Is there still most of the Rochefort 10 left to hit or was that tiny amount released (and long gone) it?

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