LCBO Winter Warmers 2010

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Postby Yello to Mello » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:13 pm

markaberrant wrote: Follow Cass' lead, why not form a private import "consortium," get to know brewers and distributors outside of Ontario, while at the same time making connections within the LCBO and learning about the system, while at the same time drinking good beer! Hell, form a CAMRA chapter, or a beer appreciation club, teach a BJCP class/host tasting seminars, talk to local food producers/restaurants about beer and food pairings, whatever. Create awareness without simply bashing the government.


That is a good post, because I am already doing most of those things. At this point I cant elaborate what I am doing in detail yet. But as I said it will still take years. I don't think I have bashed the government here but I guess my last post did seem like another 'helpless plea' in a sea of bashing. I came here with reason too and read a great deal of the threads archived in this forum long before my registration date.

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Postby matt7215 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:14 pm

markaberrant wrote:
Yello to Mello wrote:Right now I only know 'angry mob'...lol. Connections take years.


Well, there already is an OCB, and they even have OCB events within govt, so that is a start. Contact the OCB, ask what you can do to help them, tell them what you want to see as a consumer, get involved. Follow Cass' lead, why not form a private import "consortium," get to know brewers and distributors outside of Ontario, while at the same time making connections within the LCBO and learning about the system, and you get to drink good beer that you picked yourself! Hell, form a CAMRA chapter, or a beer appreciation club, teach a BJCP class/host tasting seminars, talk to local food producers/restaurants about beer and food pairings, volunteer to help plan or even start your own beer festival, whatever. Create awareness without simply bashing the government.


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Postby Cass » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:43 am

This release will start to hit the shelves on the 5th and there was a media tasting on Friday. Very impressive, some great beers.

Unfortunately both the St Bernardus and Jacobite will be delayed a bit, which is unfortunate as those were probably my top two wants out of the release.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:50 am

Looks like a few bottles of the Meantime Coffee Porter have found their way to an LCBO in Thornbury for anyone who happens to live in the area.
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Re: LCBO Winter Warmers 2010

Postby Ukie » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:16 pm

GregClow wrote:The following beers will be included in the LCBO Winter Warmers 2010 release, due in stores starting the week of Dec 5th:

95034 / Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout / BROOKLYN BREWERY CORPORATION / 10.1 / 4 x 355 / $11.75 / UNITED STATES


This is one of those LCBO change it up things.

It appears the 95034 number was for the 355ml single bottle, the new 4 pack # is 220194. So if its BCS you are looking for.
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Postby Belgian » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:24 pm

There was some Lava and Traf#$%gar at Queens Quay, as well as the pricey Lake Of Bays coffee porter that is not part of this release.

It appears the LOB is contract brewed by Muskoka? If so, good!

Really looking forward to trying the Icelandic stout! The lager was just excellent.
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Postby matt7215 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:31 pm

Belgian wrote:It appears the LOB is contract brewed by Muskoka? If so, good!



are you thinking that because of the bottle?
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Postby phirleh » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:25 pm

Just grabbed some Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout (never even knew about this one) some Soltice D'Hiver, Koninghoeven and Brooklyn Chocolate.
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Postby NRman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:03 pm

matt7215 wrote:
Belgian wrote:It appears the LOB is contract brewed by Muskoka? If so, good!



are you thinking that because of the bottle?


Given their investment up there in Baysville I'd be surprised if they brewed anything outside. Their web site suggests its brewed in their brewery ...

"Our first "official" brew on the big system of our delicious Mocha Porter took place just before the holiday weekend"

http://www.lakeofbaysbrewing.ca/news+events.php

and facebook has pics of the bottling

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 2413023255
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Postby icemachine » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:06 pm

The Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry is quite nice, picked up a couple bottles at the brewery last weekend, by the time I finished one on Saturday night my ass was pretty kicked (although that might have had something to do with drinking some homebrew porter first)
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Postby lagerale » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:47 pm

Saw about a third to half the release out at the Jane/Dundas location tonight.
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Postby Ukie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:15 pm

Saw all but the Traquair, Box Steam and St. Bernardus in Hamilton. They even had the Muskoka Double Chocolate.
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Postby Cass » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:34 am

Ukie wrote:Saw all but the Traquair, Box Steam and St. Bernardus in Hamilton. They even had the Muskoka Double Chocolate.


I think there's a slight delay on the Box Steam as well.
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Postby Belgian » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:10 am

Ukie wrote:Saw all but the Traquair, Box Steam and St. Bernardus in Hamilton. They even had the Muskoka Double Chocolate.


I read this: * rubs his eyes in dazed disbelief *

Weird huh.
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Postby Ukie » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:47 am

Belgian wrote:
Ukie wrote:Saw all but the Traquair, Box Steam and St. Bernardus in Hamilton. They even had the Muskoka Double Chocolate.


I read this: * rubs his eyes in dazed disbelief *

Weird huh.


And then I rubbed my hands together saying "Todays my lucky day!" as I filled a box.

Actually this store blew thru the Muskoka Harvest big time and I didn't have the Double Chocolate on my cheat sheet. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

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