LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

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LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby GregClow » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:58 am

Hot off the press - both releases scheduled for week of Sept 8th. More details soon...

FALL RELEASE:
415950 / Hofbrau Dunkel / $3.15 / 500 / 5.5
420323 / Tree Brewing Old School Stout / $5.35 / 650 / 5.5
420331 / Amager Sundby Stout, Danish Ale / $6.95 / 500 / 6.2
420349 / Viking Chili Stout, Premium Danish Ale / $8.40 / 500 / 9
333898 / Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout / $4.95 / 550 / 5
421768 / Scaldis Amber, Extra Strong Belgian Ale / $3.75 / 330 / 10
417873 / VIVEN PORTER / $2.95 / 330 / 7
429480 / Stewart Cauld Reekie Stout / $4.85 / 500 / 6.2
429498 / Epic COFFEE & FIG IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT / $14.35 / 750 / 8
265140 / Weihenstephan Vitus / $3.60 / 500 / 7.7

HALLOWE'EN/OKTOBERFEST RELEASE:
313916 / Mill Street Harvest Sampler / $13.65 / 2,130 / 5
67710 / Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale / $4.95 / 650 / 5.5
362814 / Great Lakes Brewery Saison Dupump / $5.95 / 650 / 5.2
311225 / Black Creek Pumpkin Ale / $4.45 / 500 / 5
132753 / Highballer Pumpkin Ale / $3.95 / 500 / 5.2
90738 / St Ambroise Pumpkin Ale / $9.95 / 1,364 / 5
417014 / Ayinger Octoberfest / $3.10 / 500 / 5.8
431288 / Day of the Dead Amber Ale / $14.50 / 1,980 / 5.5
207084 / Samuel Adams Octoberfest / $13.70 / 2,130 / 5.5
433540 / Beau's Oktoberfest Mixed Pack 2015 / $24.00 / 2,400 / 5.6 - 8
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby jeremyg » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:05 pm

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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby beerstodiscover » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:23 pm

I really enjoyed the porters from last year's autumn release (Anchor, Smuttynose, Acadia). This release a little light. It will be good on my wallet at least.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby Blasphomet » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:29 pm

I'm not sure it could possibly be a lamer release.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby Craig » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:40 pm

Lots of stuff in there in the 85-95 range on BA/RB that I've never tried before.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby jeremyg » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:13 pm

i mean the glb saison dupump is surprisingly good but whatever
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby skootles » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:15 pm

The only thing I'm really looking forward to here is the Beau's Oktoberfest pack because it'll have their Boom Gose The Dynamite.

I've never had it fresh but I did have a ~2 year old bottle at the Rhino a while ago and it was still pretty darn good.

Curious to see what the other 3 beers end up being though.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby sprague11 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:30 pm

More money in my wallet. Works for me.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby atomeyes » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:27 am

Blasphomet wrote:I'm not sure it could possibly be a lamer release.


Great Lakes could have released a THIRD pumpkin beer?

skootles wrote:The only thing I'm really looking forward to here is the Beau's Oktoberfest pack because it'll have their Boom Gose The Dynamite.
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i had it once.
first 1/3 was good.
once it warmed up it tasted like vomit.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby ercousin » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:11 am

Looking forward to the Hofbrau Dunkel, I love german lagers so much....
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby MetalHead » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:41 pm

This is pretty uninspiring especially after just coming back from a trip out west and enjoying everything BC and Alberta have to offer. I've yet to be impressed with any of the beers they've been bringing in from Denmark. I wish they'd stop take a break from those breweries.
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Postby ckoop » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:08 pm

MetalHead wrote:This is pretty uninspiring especially after just coming back from a trip out west and enjoying everything BC and Alberta have to offer. I've yet to be impressed with any of the beers they've been bringing in from Denmark. I wish they'd stop take a break from those breweries.


yeah, amager is terrible, i didn't care for the two beers i had from them so far and won't be revisiting them anytime soon.

nice work on this release lcbo! 95% of my beer money continues to go the states and canada gets maybe 10% of the taxes (since that's about how often i get pulled over)! be better at the beer game already, ontario!
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby schomberger » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:34 am

I'm excited to see the Ayinger Oktoberfest coming here for (I think?) the first time. IMO it's the textbook Okt/marzen; I've measured all others available over the last few years in Ontario against this and have been continually disappointed--- I think it blows the likes of Sam Adams, Beau's and Hoffebrau out of the water.
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby schomberger » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:37 am

--just to add to my post above, I do like the Black Oak Okt but it's like twice the price of Ayinger....
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Re: LCBO Autumn & Halloween/Oktoberfest Beer Releases 2015

Postby cratez » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:33 am

I'll buy a few of these:
GregClow wrote: 415950 / Hofbrau Dunkel / $3.15 / 500 / 5.5
420323 / Tree Brewing Old School Stout / $5.35 / 650 / 5.5
420331 / Amager Sundby Stout, Danish Ale / $6.95 / 500 / 6.2
417873 / VIVEN PORTER / $2.95 / 330 / 7
429498 / Epic COFFEE & FIG IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT / $14.35 / 750 / 8
265140 / Weihenstephan Vitus / $3.60 / 500 / 7.7

And these:
GregClow wrote: 362814 / Great Lakes Brewery Saison Dupump / $5.95 / 650 / 5.2
132753 / Highballer Pumpkin Ale / $3.95 / 500 / 5.2
417014 / Ayinger Octoberfest / $3.10 / 500 / 5.8

But the rest of the release is a snooze fest. Very unfortunate to see that Pumking, Warlock, Amsterdam Autumn Hop, Nickelbrook Wet Hop, the various U.S. porters from last year, and singles of the Beau's O-Fest are not returning. This is the first time in five years that I haven't made a "haul" trip to the States before the summer, but I will definitely be doing one in the fall based on this release. It looks like this the first significantly scaled-back release since the Board put out that worrisome trade document following the announcement of beer sales in grocery stores.
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