LCBO Winter Craft Beer Release 2014

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Postby Lukie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:35 pm

biegaman wrote:
cfrancis wrote:
biegaman wrote:
cfrancis wrote:It doesn't have to go through the lab again does it? It's been in the LCBO and approved, I would assume that any subsequent shipments wouldn't need lab testing again. But I am assuming something about the LCBO.

Every shipment undergoes lab testing. They usually pull a few bottles at random. If there's anything wrong with those samples they'll deny/destroy the whole shipment.


Oh fuck that noise.

Eh. You'd be surprised - shipments do show up occasionally with bottles contaminated with cleaning fluids or broken glass particles. It does happen. But, overall, I agree. It's a bit excessive.


The entire ritual is pretty absurd.

Hey LCBO, how about a compromise? If you receive goods from a reputable brewery, by all means pluck a few random bottles and test them to your heart's content, BUT, do not hold up the entire shipment in the mean time, especially if it's from a brewery you have already tested umpteen times in the past. My gosh, food staples on our daily tables aren't scrutinized as closely.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:05 am

this is listed now:

WESTMALLE DUBBEL
Belgium | B Export
LCBO 402370 | 330 mL | $ 3.45
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Postby ercousin » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:41 pm

Anyone heard any updates on Rodenbach Vintage? Still targeting February?
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:15 am

they have now revised the site for the 5th time to "mid-late January - (Late arrival)"


Also, La Trappe isn't mentioned on that page as a late arrival, has anyone seen it in stores?

spinrsx wrote:lol, they revised the dates again to january

re-re-re-revised now. http://hellolcbo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2262

spinrsx wrote:2 more days to meet their re-re-revised 'late december' date!

spinrsx wrote:


it's funny - the lcbo has revised this list from 'mid december' to 'late december' for some beers. They can't even meet their own revised timelines. (And I'm sure it will get revised again to say 'Early January')

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Postby cfrancis » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:14 am

ercousin wrote:Anyone heard any updates on Rodenbach Vintage? Still targeting February?


They have rerouted the delivery to my house. Sorry all.
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Postby rfrf » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:14 pm

spinrsx wrote:they have now revised the site for the 5th time to "mid-late January - (Late arrival)"


Also, La Trappe isn't mentioned on that page as a late arrival, has anyone seen it in stores?

spinrsx wrote:lol, they revised the dates again to january

re-re-re-revised now. http://hellolcbo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2262

spinrsx wrote:2 more days to meet their re-re-revised 'late december' date!

spinrsx wrote:


it's funny - the lcbo has revised this list from 'mid december' to 'late december' for some beers. They can't even meet their own revised timelines. (And I'm sure it will get revised again to say 'Early January')

La Trappe Quad is on the shelves now @ King and Spadina
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Postby StrongKnock » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:00 am

Is the black betty bottle dated?, if so can someone tell me what it's dated?

edit: nevermind I just read vandutchy's post..the stuff is old now, I'll pass lol
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:18 am

westmalle showing inventory now
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:26 am

this is listed now:


Smutynose Imperial Stout
LCBO#: 399584 | 650 mL bottlet
$8.95
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Postby A » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:38 pm

StrongKnock wrote:Is the black betty bottle dated?, if so can someone tell me what it's dated?

edit: nevermind I just read vandutchy's post..the stuff is old now, I'll pass lol


You may want to give a bottle a try - it's drinking really well IMO. It's more like a hopped porter than a black IPA anyways.
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Postby Jay-Brew » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:30 pm

spinrsx wrote:this is listed now:


Smutynose Imperial Stout
LCBO#: 399584 | 650 mL bottlet
$8.95


Looking forward to this one, finally.
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Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:03 pm

StrongKnock wrote:Is the black betty bottle dated?, if so can someone tell me what it's dated?

edit: nevermind I just read vandutchy's post..the stuff is old now, I'll pass lol


There is a best before date on my bottle of september 2015....cant see a bottling date though. It is drinking really nicely though. really nice roasted malt flavours and some nice balanced hops. I would enjoy the hops to be a bit "juicy-er" I'd put it a notch or two below the Buxton BIPA we got last year. But still very tasty IMO
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Postby StrongKnock » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:22 am

Thanks for the information sofakingdrunk and A, maybe I'll grab one just to try
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:24 pm

Smuttynose Imperial Stout in stock now in toronto
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Postby El Pinguino » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:29 am

Had a Black Betty recently too and thought it was quite good.

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