WHAT IF... Beers the LCBO should carry

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WHAT IF... Beers the LCBO should carry

Postby Belgian » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:21 am

This is the thread wherein YOU say what should & could be a regular seasonal or stock item at the LCBO. But aren't.

Keeping in mind there are so many choices, yes, yet to function a a 'fair' monopoly in the public's interest, what Belgians and IPAs and what-have-you should be part of their broader vision?

I'll say Ayinger Celebrator and the Maredsous would be a fair start. Achel as well.
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Postby jkubik » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:38 am

There are a TON of great beers in the U.S. as well that are unavailable to us here.
Fat Tire ale, New Belgium Brewing. Ft. Collins Co. USA.
More Dogfish head is always good.
More Rogue beers -- good seasonal options.
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Postby Ale's What Cures Ya » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:29 am

Stone's entire line up should be available.
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Postby flip » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:31 am

Bear Republic... very tasty!
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Postby pootz » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:01 am

Standard shelf stock: Andecher, Spaten, Augustiner, Ayinger, Weltenberger, Nils Oscar....Dunkels, Bocks, Oktoberfest marzens, Keller/Zwickel, Viennas, Alts and dortmunders....KEEP: Kostritzer, Schlenkerla, Hacker-pschorr, Paulaner, and expand the product line of these labels.

Thank you Red tape Santa for hearing my plea :roll:

Now I will go down to my Local government Dairy bar and walk past 3 rows of rot-yer-teeth over processed pasturized slovakian welfare lagers taking up space in the coolers, to (hopefully) find an untainted bottle of unpasturized micro brewed dunkel which has been stored at room temp. :roll:

RANT: I finally tried this Pivo Laska Pilsner they are over stocking at the 'bo' and it is the epitome of the twisted logic of state liquor bureaucrat thinking...it is infused with every stabilizing chemical and adjuct sweetener you can get to make it look and smell OK after the abysmal handling it gets....it is a Slovina welfare lager sold here at $2.20 for a 1/2 liter and probably cost the "bo" 50 cents a bottle...maximum profits from a shitty beer from some depressed backwater...full of chemicals so it wont spoil or skink and make a head no matter how badly you treat it...the perfect LCBO lager.

A googled quote about Laško Pivo: “Its like Jesus pissed in my mouth”. :roll: :cry:

Do the Liquor monopoly bureaucrats really think Canadians will like something which tastes like someone "pissing in your mouth"...that our tastes are similar to unevolved soccer vandals fron some vulgar war torn commie backwater??


The buyers have to become far more respectful of Canadian tastes and become more empathetic to customer's demands before we see this twisted attitude dissolve that buys skids of crap like Zlatorog instead of Ayigner.

OUTSIDE OF A FEW RARE GLIMPSES OF H-S EDELHELL OR CZECHVAR....THE LCBO HAS NO DECENT/QUALITY IMPORT LAGERS!!!
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Postby Dokta Owange » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:22 am

Victory, Stone, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, Rogue, North Coast, Harpoon, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada, Bear Republic.
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:59 pm

Dokta Owange wrote:Victory, Stone, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, Rogue, North Coast, Harpoon, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada, Bear Republic.


Boy, would I love to see those come over here. Add Ipswich to that list and I'd be in heaven!!! Some UK brewers would be much appreciated too, the likes of Cains, Harvestouin, Timothy Taylor, Meantime, Youngs and Theakston.
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Postby Cagiva650 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:05 pm

I'll vote for Rogue. The Chocolate Stout is the best. I'd love to see Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Marston's Oyster Stout. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.
Hmmm, do you see a pattern here? ;)
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Postby Jon Walker » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:06 pm

Cagiva650 wrote:I'll vote for Rogue. The Chocolate Stout is the best. I'd love to see Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Marston's Oyster Stout. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.
Hmmm, do you see a pattern here? ;)


All the beers you mentioned have been stocked by the LCBO in recent years, several multiple times, albeit not as regular offerings.
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Postby Cagiva650 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:22 pm

Jon Walker wrote:
All the beers you mentioned have been stocked by the LCBO in recent years, several multiple times, albeit not as regular offerings.


I've had the Rogue Chocolate Stout in Ontario but haven't seen the others there. I visit ontario five or six times a year, mostly the Ottawa area,( I lived in Toronto 88,89 ) I must have missed the others. The Nova Scotia Liquor stores had the Marston's Oyster Stout a few years ago, the Young's Double Chocolate Stout was purchased in Fort McMurray of all places. A friend brought home the Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout from England.
I hope they all become regular items on the LCBO shelves. I'm allowed to dream ;)
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WHAT IF... Beers the LCBO should carry

Postby kinguy » Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:30 pm

Definitely agree with Stone and Bear...also Great Divide, Lost Coast, Fort Collins Brewing, and closer to home, Middle Ages
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Postby cannondale » Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:35 pm

I suppose it wouldn't be asking too much for more of the Unibroue products...750's of Trois Pistoles and the other ones that we used to be able to get would be fantastic. Chambly is just a few hours down the road for pete's sake.
Saison Dupont was delisted without too much adieu. With that there are no saisons available at the LCBO, as well as bieres de garde for that matter. Saison Dupont Vielle Provision and Saison Pipaix would be sweet.
Lastly, what about the Great Lakes Brewing Company...I hear they make some half-decent stuff...
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Postby hops are your friend » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:09 pm

I'd vote for:
- Stone Ruination & IPA
- Stone Coast 420 IPA
- Souther Tier Harvest & IPA
- Wolavers IPA
- Great Divide Titan & Hercules Double IPA
- Sackets Harbor Thousand Island
- Lagunitas IPA
- Rogue St Rogue Red

Oops. That's the list of beers I bought at Galeville Grocery near Syracuse a couple of weekends ago. Sorry for the interruption...
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Postby Andicus » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:25 pm

Without a doubt, more Rogue products, as well as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I'm really surprised SNPA is not here, considering it's ubiquity in the U.S., and VERY reasonable pricing.
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Postby Cass » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:10 pm

How about a real lambic? I sorely miss beers like Boon which we used to get a long time ago.

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