Red Racer - freshness

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Postby Belgian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:41 pm

icemachine wrote:16oz cans - they may use this as a chance to up the price since Ontarians don't seem to have an issue with exponentially higher pricing.

^ FTFY ice.
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Belgian wrote:I think any Red Racer in a location like Queen's Quay gets a high or daily turnover of recent stock.
Just make sure to keep the cans away from UV light and you should be fine.

Remind me how UV light impacts products that are canned?

^ hey Liam took the bait! Awesome...

:) It's OK man.
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Postby liamt07 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:11 pm

Belgian wrote:
liamt07 wrote:
Belgian wrote:I think any Red Racer in a location like Queen's Quay gets a high or daily turnover of recent stock.
Just make sure to keep the cans away from UV light and you should be fine.

Remind me how UV light impacts products that are canned?

^ hey Liam took the bait! Awesome...

:) It's OK man.

Hook, line and sinker ;)
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Postby aser » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:51 am

still waiting, any word on when the tallboys will be in stock?

this is my go everyday beer so living w/o it has been painful to say the least.
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Postby GregClow » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:22 am

aser wrote:still waiting, any word on when the tallboys will be in stock?


http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/produ ... ber=376285

And only 5 cents more than the 355 ml cans!
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Postby cratez » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:12 am

GregClow wrote:
aser wrote:still waiting, any word on when the tallboys will be in stock?


http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/produ ... ber=376285

And only 5 cents more than the 355 ml cans!

$2.50 is an excellent price for tall cans of Red Racer. That means a 7-pack (volume equivalent) can be had for $12.50. And it's one of the best IPAs in Canada. I know what I'll be buying this week!
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Postby Baulz » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:52 pm

Wow, that's an awesome deal!
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Postby Grey » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:42 pm

cratez wrote:$2.50 is an excellent price for tall cans of Red Racer. That means a 7-pack (volume equivalent) can be had for $12.50. And it's one of the best IPAs in Canada. I know what I'll be buying this week!


Picked up a few from King & Spadina, the bottom of the cans say Prod. Jan 21 2014. I may actually prefer a 355mL size, but damn, only a nickel more for the tall can is just awesome!
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Postby El Pinguino » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:02 pm

Sweet price for a solid beer.
High on my "summer camping beer" list this one...
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Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:20 pm

Grey wrote:...the bottom of the cans say Prod. Jan 21 2014.


I was a bit disappointed that it took two months for these cans to hit the shelves. I'd like to try a really fresh batch.

But it's still damn tasty and a good value for sure.
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Postby schomberger » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:48 pm

^funny you should mention that, but I was thinking the same thing at Aurora this afternoon, only the "new" cans there were produced in early december! Went for some feb Headstock instead.
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Postby G.M. Gillman » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:28 pm

I just tried a can from December, thought it was great. Sweet, rich, "pink grapefruit" taste (very West Coast 80's-90's), excellent.

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Postby Grey » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:23 pm

deepeary wrote:I was a bit disappointed that it took two months for these cans to hit the shelves. I'd like to try a really fresh batch.

But it's still damn tasty and a good value for sure.

The older date isn't going to stop me from picking up more, they taste fine to me. :)
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Postby saints_gambit » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:57 pm

Yeah, that date is well within freshness for cans. I know there's nothing quite like the freshest possible IPA, but even two months is not a ridiculous delay in terms of degradation of flavour.

I had one the other day. It was lovely. What more do you want?
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Postby beerstodiscover » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:34 pm

It is probably mostly a mental thing, but I just find it satisfying to have a really fresh (less than one month old) IPA. I did mention my RR cans were damn tasty at 2 months old. I was just hoping the new tall can shipment would hit the shelves a little fresher.
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Postby markaberrant » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:45 pm

SK got a fresh shipment last summer. Most of us had not had any in a while, as Central City had discontinued distro to AB, SK and MB when they got into Ontario.

Anyways, pretty much everyone commented that it was quite sweet. A fresh shipment of Smashbomb came in at the same time, and it was considerably drier.

I gave away most of my 6-pack... haven't had any since, so no idea if it was just that one batch.

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