Beau's Lug Tread

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Beau's Lug Tread

Postby mintjellie » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:56 pm

I was excited to see this at my local LCBO. I've seen it spoken of very well on the forums, and have wanted to try it for awhile now. I really don't get why though. I loved the lemon and bread flavours, and the creamy mouthfeel. Unfortunately, I didn't like that note of overcooked boiled vegetables. I was reminded of Nickel Brook Organic towards the end, though it's nowhere near as bad.

Maybe it's just a sub-par batch. It's not terrible, but I really see no need to buy it again. It would have be a lot better than what it is at that price point.
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Postby toweringpine » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:13 pm

I thought the Lug Tread was tasty enough. I didn't find any boiled vegetables in my bottle but I agree that it wasn't special enough to justify the price. The fancy bottles may be good to get people to try it at the first time but I think they probably add so much to the price that they will keep people from buying lots of it.
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Postby Belgian » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:38 pm

There's no reason to pay a few extra dollars to get that beer in ceramic. It's not an Imperial Stout that will age for a year or two. It isn't a monster hoppy deluxe IPA that one might want to shield from light damage. The expense of the bottle is not recoverable in any way.

But it is a pretty good everyday beer. I wish them luck with the product esp on draught.
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Postby Ralphus » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:48 pm

I had a growler of lug tread a few months ago and I noted a vegetableness to it.. which is strange because they are normally great and being a growler I thought it would have been about as good a shape as I could get it in. Since then my lug treads have all been rock solid though, so give it another shot. You'll likely find its better.
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Postby inertiaboy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:09 pm

toweringpine wrote:The fancy bottles may be good to get people to try it at the first time but I think they probably add so much to the price that they will keep people from buying lots of it.


I expect that we will start seeing this in different bottles soon, which should help bring the price down by a couple of dollars.
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Postby cfrancis » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:12 pm

As I understand it, they were looking for a unique bottle for their beer in order for it to stand out. But I don't think that they knew exactly what they were getting into with the amount of labour involved in servicing those ceramic bottles.

It's no doubt that they are cool but a more efficient packaging is on it's way as above.
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Postby chris_schryer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:09 pm

Hmmmm, I've had numerous of the ceramic bottles, and found them to be excellent. We're now running it on our rotating tap at Castro's Lounge in the Beach; our first 30 was done in 4 days. We'll have it for the rest of February, if anybody is around and interested in having it on tap.
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Postby Kel Varnsen » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:46 pm

cfrancis wrote:As I understand it, they were looking for a unique bottle for their beer in order for it to stand out. But I don't think that they knew exactly what they were getting into with the amount of labour involved in servicing those ceramic bottles.

It's no doubt that they are cool but a more efficient packaging is on it's way as above.


Yea the amount of work it takes to fill those bottles is insane. I went on a tour of Beau's last summer, and basically they keg everything straight from the tanks. Then there is a guy working non stop loading bottles two at a time from one pallet into a machine, then pressing a button to fill them from a keg, then he seals the caps and moves them onto another pallet.

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