LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Belgian » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:11 pm

Ukie wrote:Just returned from Upper James LC in Hamilton and the Jolly Pumpkin was reduced/on sale for $8 a bottle.
I only bought a couple last week, phew!

Good deal, about $6.15 USD.
No harm in buying them for $9.95 either, that's only $7.70 USD & the more they sell at full price, the better the inclination of the LCBO to order more and the less the brewery is penalized for trying to sell exotic and amazing beer here.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm

Having the Calling beer now.. reminds me a bit of the Mill Street West Coast ipa..
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Ceecee » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:13 am

I got a response from LCBO on Twitter. Chimay Gold is 3 weeks out and the Saison Du Japon will be longer as label modifications are needed. I got this tweet yesterday, btw.
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Great Deal Alert

Postby Belgian » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:09 pm

Bam Biere - Jolly Pumpkin - showing $1.95 off at Danforth and Broadview!
(Seems like a localized clearance.)

^ now $8.00, not good for the brewery's margins (and I hope JP are doing attractive enough sales figures to keep them in the LCBO) but great for your wallet and cellar. I got some extra ones while I was in there buying a few Consignment Xinomavro wines.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby jeremyg » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:12 pm

Dang why can't Bam be on sale at any lcbo's close to me
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:20 pm

Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby sofakingdrunk » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:39 pm

spinrsx wrote:Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa



I saw it in store once. Foolishly only bought 3 bottles
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby nickw » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:47 am

spinrsx wrote:Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa


I believe it may have been the first of the summer release to hit shelves, way back in early-mid May. There were a lot of them at the Toronto stores I popped in at, but for a relatively short period of time as I recall as they seem to have gone fast.
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Bam Biere bummer.

Postby Belgian » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:01 pm

jeremyg wrote:Dang why can't Bam be on sale at any lcbos close to me

Bam is expensive-ish, so yeah.
And why can't they just post online where it's on sale?
Competition not allowed?
Because the cheaper store offers ARE competing with the other stores, so not telling us about it is denying what they are really doing. It even prevents the sale from being as effective as intended.
There's no rhyme or reason to it either. Two stores that are 4km apart can make completely independent decisions, irrespective of stock levels and despite your eagerness to alleviate both stores of cheaper stock.

Anyway, there's always BarTowel... 8)
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Re: Bam Biere bummer.

Postby jeremyg » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:43 am

Belgian wrote:
jeremyg wrote:Dang why can't Bam be on sale at any lcbos close to me

Bam is expensive-ish, so yeah.
And why can't they just post online where it's on sale?
Competition not allowed?
Because the cheaper store offers ARE competing with the other stores, so not telling us about it is denying what they are really doing. It even prevents the sale from being as effective as intended.
There's no rhyme or reason to it either. Two stores that are 4km apart can make completely independent decisions, irrespective of stock levels and despite your eagerness to alleviate both stores of cheaper stock.

Anyway, there's always BarTowel... 8)


was at premier on saturday, not complaining about $9 Bam ever again!
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Ceecee » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:16 am

spinrsx wrote:Did the Cuvee des Jacobins even get released? I dont think a single bottle came to ottawa


It was released and discontinued before the date the seasonal release was supposed to roll out. I think Rideau and Orleans got some. Didn't last long.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby DeMarco » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:53 am

Hey! JAPON is showing stock.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Ukie » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:05 pm

DeMarco wrote:Hey! JAPON is showing stock.



As is the Chimay Gold!
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Re: Bam Biere bummer.

Postby Belgian » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:01 pm

jeremyg wrote:...was at premier on saturday, not complaining about $9 Bam ever again!

Right you are. Even though PG is not a cheap store, and the USD CAD $ exchange sucks, we can still luck out with the LCBO's buying and selling policies once in a while.
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Re: LCBO Summer Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:36 pm

DeMarco wrote:Hey! JAPON is showing stock.



picked up a few bottles on friday.....deeeelicious. Loved the subtle hit of yuzu in it.

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