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by Provost Drunk
Sun Mar 06, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1387320

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Looks like Westmalle Tripel is back! I was pleasantly surprised to see it on the shelves of the Front & Spadina LCBO when I popped in on Friday evening after work.
by Provost Drunk
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5055
Views: 1387320

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

BakaGaijin wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:03 pm
Cass wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:21 pm Very nice! Looking forward to trying that one.
It was just okay. Would not buy again
I went the other way - grabbed a couple to start and then a few more after trying one and enjoying it. It's not quite Westmalle level, but I liked it more than La Trappe and Chimay Wit.
by Provost Drunk
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Thirsty & Miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Thirsty & Miserable

Also - and this is very much unofficial - but I have heard that T&M may one day re-open in Hamilton! I popped in late on a weekday in November when I was in the area for what turned out to be my last "real" visit. The bartender mentioned that Katie bought a place in the Hamilton area a...
by Provost Drunk
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Good Pubs, Brewpubs & Beer Bars
Topic: Thirsty & Miserable
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

Re: Thirsty & Miserable

Sad to see that T&M didn’t get to have the blowout end of year celebrations that they had planned. A buddy and I were going to try and get there if they stayed open that last week of the year, but it seemed like staff COVID ended that. It was a fun spot and will be remembered! Without much noti...
by Provost Drunk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Are you travelling for beer again?
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Are you travelling for beer again?

Yes, definitely travelling again. I am tired of living in fear of the virus and have really felt like this thing is over ever since I got my second jab over the summer. I've been out to Vancouver a couple of times, NYC and San Francisco. I'll share some of my recommendations in the travel forum when...
by Provost Drunk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Alcohol regulation changes
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Alcohol regulation changes

All good changes. I didn't even realize that some of these rules exist. No liquor infusions? There are definitely some cocktail bars that are doing this already. Unless the rule only stipulates that you can't serve modified liquors straight up, but there is no prohibition on using them in drinks. An...
by Provost Drunk
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?
Replies: 55
Views: 3419

Re: What to do with the Bar Towel Forums?

Also late to the party, but +1 for keeping the Bar Towel Forum distinct from social media and for making changes at the margins rather than overhauling. I'm a fan of the current format and discourse. Historically, I've found the threads detailing upcoming LCBO seasonal releases and providing travel ...
by Provost Drunk
Tue May 18, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 644
Views: 245429

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

I'm referring to restaurants getting the right to sell alcohol to go during COVID. For instance, Keep6 is still importing exclusive beer/wine/spirits, but selling it through their bars other non-LCBO bottle shops. Previously Keep6 would sell many of these imports as LCBO Online Exclusives. Oh. I th...
by Provost Drunk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 644
Views: 245429

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

I'm referring to restaurants getting the right to sell alcohol to go during COVID. For instance, Keep6 is still importing exclusive beer/wine/spirits, but selling it through their bars other non-LCBO bottle shops. Previously Keep6 would sell many of these imports as LCBO Online Exclusives. Oh. I th...
by Provost Drunk
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: The Beer Store in the news for losing money
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: The Beer Store in the news for losing money

The business model was set up to distribute beer for the brewer/owners (currently 2 primary owners: AB Inbev & Molson Coors, and to a smaller extent Sapporo). As Jordan has written many times elsewhere, its meant to be a "cost-recovery" model, not a retail for-profit model. In other w...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 13
Views: 5850

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

I mean, I see a lot more Mikkeler, Omnipollo, etc. at the LiCBO (and at Loblaws in the case of the latter) now that they are made at Brunswick. Don't know what the overall sales are but it might well be healthy? I suspect that they must be to have attracted the investment. It's never been clear to ...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Brunswick Bierworks
Replies: 13
Views: 5850

Re: Brunswick Bierworks

PE fund Clairvest made an equity investment in Brunswick today: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/30/2136866/0/en/Clairvest-Partners-with-Management-Team-of-Brunswick-Bierworks.html Brunswick wouldn't have been at the top of my list if I had to name a GTA micro that was going to get...
by Provost Drunk
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Beer Cellars
Replies: 85
Views: 26979

Re: Amby RIS.

Having a 2009 St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe , also in remarkably fine shape at 7.5 years of age. Also has bold and rich flavors of winey dark fruit, chocolate ganache torte and a dry hint of coffee liqueur. Solid creamy palate is supported by a remainder of bittering hop, ALL the rough edges ar...
by Provost Drunk
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16908
Views: 2577603

Re: Un-cellaring right now?

I also have a number of those Avec Bon Voueux Dupont Christmas beers they put out, probably stellar cellar candidates as well. I pulled one of these out of the cellar about a month ago and it is still drinking great. A little bit sweeter/maltier, but still showcasing that spicy phenol character. I'...
by Provost Drunk
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?
Replies: 19
Views: 4010

Re: Spending/Drinking More or Less on Beer during Pandemic?

Drinking more but probably spending a little bit less on balance. I would say it's more of a re-allocation of my alcohol funds away from bars/restaurants to the LCBO and breweries with some net reductions overall by paying fewer bar premiums. My home bar has also expanded greatly as I have been work...