lech now at LCBO

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lech now at LCBO

Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:33 pm

Lceh Pilsner from Poland, is now available at the LCBO in 500 ml can format. Introductory price is $1.75.
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Postby Manul » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:15 am

They are a bit thin on the eurolager side so I'm not surprised :lol:
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Re: lech now at LCBO

Postby Bobbyok » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:48 am

SteelbackGuy wrote:Lceh Pilsner from Poland, is now available at the LCBO in 500 ml can format. Introductory price is $1.75.

Is that Lech Pils, or Lech Premium? Based on Ratebeer reviews, Lech Pils looks okay. But there's only 7 ratings, which makes me think it's probably the more widely available Lech Premium, which just sounds bLech.
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Re: lech now at LCBO

Postby GregClow » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:58 am

Bobbyok wrote:Is that Lech Pils, or Lech Premium? Based on Ratebeer reviews, Lech Pils looks okay. But there's only 7 ratings, which makes me think it's probably the more widely available Lech Premium, which just sounds bLech.


The LCBO listing says the one they have is 5.2%, which matches Lech Premium according to RateBeer, while Lech Pils is 5.5%. So it looks like we got the Premium.

You didn't really expect the LCBO to bring in one of the better beers in a brewer's line-up, did you?? :lol:
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Postby Radek » Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:30 am

I would not look at the % since the numbers are for Poland and they have slightly diff. way of measuring. I knew of Lech coming to LCBO for almost a year now. When I talked to director of sales of KP they mentioned that first will be Zubr and soon after Lech. Lech Pils is brewed only for Great Poland province and Lech Premium is inter?-national brand. Some time ago Namyslow and Amber Polish semi-micros were looking to sell stuff in Ontario but you know how hard is to get in when you are not part of SABMiller or Carlsberg.... It seems that Lech Premium is now sold in green bottles.
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Postby esprit » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:19 am

Just can't get enough of that Polish stuff...FYI, the LCBO rejected both Dead Guy Ale (in 355ml) and Dogfish Head 60 MInute as General Listings this past week. We've demanded a more detailed explanation of their one line rejection but if something of sustance is not forthcoming, I may call on bartowellers to participate in a petition to the LCBO regarding the Beer category.
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Postby flip » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:23 am

Sign me up for any petition pertaining to that... the least they could give you is some sort of explanation. Besides, it'd be nice to finally get "We choose not to stock beers that people enjoy" in writing some time. :roll:

On another unrelated note, any update on the Rogue/Belgian order from a few months ago?
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:29 am

It is indeed the premium that has been listed, however ratebeer lists is at a pilsner. I should have been more careful with my post.
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Postby Manul » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:29 am

Disgusting! 60 min should be standard item on the LCBO shelves. I'm in.
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Postby Radek » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:34 am

Just can't get enough of that Polish stuff...FYI, the LCBO rejected both Dead Guy Ale (in 355ml) and Dogfish Head 60 MInute as General Listings this past week. We've demanded a more detailed explanation of their one line rejection but if something of sustance is not forthcoming, I may call on bartowellers to participate in a petition to the LCBO regarding the Beer category.

You know the answer for that , big concerns such as SABMiller have much more to say than small agencies - thats why you see main line up of Polish, Czech and German macros .$$$ makes it work . If the answer to that question was that the mainstream lagers is what most people want you would see beers like Namyslow Pils at LCBO but you dont.
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Postby Radek » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:34 am

I shall switch that to premium lager .
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Postby Belgian » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:13 am

esprit wrote:.FYI, the LCBO rejected both Dead Guy Ale (in 355ml) and Dogfish Head 60 MInute as General Listings this past week....


Denying 60 minute IPA is impossible for them to justify.

Rogue Dead Guy to them might be "politically offensive to the deceased" or some b/s like that (there's a pattern here: maybe really exploitive bars can sell it for $10 a glass like the 'forbidden' Delirium Tremens...)

esprit wrote:...We've demanded a more detailed explanation of their one line rejection but if something of sustance is not forthcoming, I may call on bartowellers to participate in a petition to the LCBO regarding the Beer category.


Politics aside, the Rogue Dead Guy ale would be my number one session beer in that 355 ml format - and the DFH 60 minute would be THE session ale for many & frequently in my fridge as well.
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Postby Bobbyok » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:22 am

Belgian wrote:Denying 60 minute IPA is impossible for them to justify.

Government entities can justify anything, because they make the assumption that the general population is too stupid to question them. I imagine in this case they'll suggest its not worthy of a general listing because of the mass market stigma about "American Beer" - all while Bud and Coors Light become the number one sellers across the country.
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Postby lister » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:23 am

Damn, it would have been nice to have smaller bottles of Dead Guy. Sometimes 650ml is a lot to drink! :o

What are the qualifications for such a job? Maybe we should start keeping tabs on when positions like that become available...
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Postby Bobbyok » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:27 am

Now that I've said that, I wonder if the increasing sales of American macros in Canada will eventually start working in American Micros favour, in that the mass market will stop immediately dismissing anything from the US simply because its from the US. Pure conjecture on that one.

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