LCBO Spring Release

Discussion in 'Canada' started by tbeckett, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. From Bar Towel:

    LCBO# / Product name / Size (mL) / Alc./Vol. / Suggested Retail / Supplier / Country
    318329 / Gouden Carolus Tripel / 330 / 9.0% / $3.05 / Brouwerij Het Anker / BELGIUM
    306860 / St Feuillien Grand Cru / 330 / 9.5% / $3.50 / Brasserie St-Feuillien / BELGIUM
    305896 / Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru / 330 / 9.5% / $3.25 / Brasserie De L'Abbaye Des Rocs / BELGIUM
    309658 / Chaman Imperial Pale Ale / 4 x 341 / 9.0% / $12.90 / Microbrasserie Dieu Du Ciel / CANADA
    318451 / Les Trois Mousquetaires Maibock / 750 / 8.0% / $6.90 / Les Trois Mousquetaires / CANADA
    322040 / La Divine St Landelin / 750 / 8.5% / $8.25 / Les Brasseurs de Gayant / FRANCE
    210591 / Panil / 750 / 8.0% / $14.05 / Torrechiara Di Losi Giuseppe / ITALY
    306845 / BIA India Pale Ale / 330 / 6.5% / $3.20 / Birrificio del Ducato / ITALY
    318295 / 8 Wired HopWired IPA / 500 / 7.3% / $6.00 / 8 Wired Brewing Company / NEW ZEALAND
    270496 / Thornbridge Jaipur IPA / 500 / 5.9% / $4.95 / The Thornbridge Brewery / UNITED KINGDOM
    303891 / Lakefront Bridge Burner / 650 / 8.0% / $5.50 / Lakefront Brewing / UNITED STATES
    318436 / Kehnhenn 4D Aged / 355 / 13.5% / $7.95 / Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. / UNITED STATES

    These beers are expected to start being released in the week of March 3rd.
  2. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    The last one is disappointing.
    Little to no distro within their own state but they can be found in NY and now the evil empire is going to carry them?
    Good for the brewery, I guess.
  3. 4D is probably the highlight for me. Really interested to try it. Chaman will be nothing new to most BAs close to Quebec, same with Trois Mousquetaires. HopWired is a great beer but I don't know how it'll travel. A few other good releases on there too. No complaints.
  4. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (695) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    Is that BA4D or regular, and which Panil is it? :confused:
  5. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Regular 4D would be my guess.
    I WAS going to BIF an Ontarian without access to K some of this. Not now. :confused:
  6. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (1,085) Ontario (Canada) Dec 25, 2006 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    It's a Kuhnehnn knockoff called Kehnhenn!
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  8. Forum on BT said it was DEFINITELY not the BA version.

    No indicationon the Panil, but I'd be willing to assume it's the Sour version we've been getting the last few years.

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  9. hoser

    hoser Savant (445) Alberta (Canada) Feb 17, 2003 Subscriber

    Wow the 8 Wired is cheaper than Alberta, an awesome IPA with all hops from down under.
  10. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,510) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    Regular or not, i'll be glad to try this.
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  11. The more I look at this list the more disappionting it looks.
  12. Kuhnhenn > ALL ELSE. Jealous.
  13. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,510) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    I know Michigan isn't far but isn't this a first for Kuhnhenn? That should count for something. If Long Trail had a barrel-aged beer at the SAQ, i'd be all over it. Yes, not every beer is a winner but i've heard good things about 8 Wired & Thornbridge. I would sure like to have a few of those, even if seasonal, over here. I wish the SAQ would take a page from LCBO's book and do this kind of seasonal releases (although they have slightly stepped it up in the last few years).
  14. wordemupg

    wordemupg Champion (810) Alberta (Canada) Feb 11, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    Spring release? looks like just another week here in Alberta;)
    6$ HopWired? I know what I'd be drinking
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  15. Electros

    Electros Advocate (590) Ontario (Canada) Feb 20, 2007 Subscriber

    God I hate the LCBO.
  16. 8 wired HOpWired is one of the best IPA available in Alberta if you ask me. just love those NZ hops.
  17. Noticed that some are starting to show up in stores, the Panil and Lakefront Bridge Burner for example.
  18. Seems like a pretty ordinary release?
  19. Hopwired is cheaper than Australia and New Zealand. Buy it.
  20. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (800) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    $8 in MB and WELL WORTH IT (and I'm cheap)!!!

  21. I'll vouch for Hopwired as well. It's a world class IPA that can hang with the North American big boys.
  22. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Savant (440) Alberta (Canada) Jun 12, 2005 Subscriber

    8 Wired products are $9.99 and up in Alberta...........I'm not cheap, but $9.99 for a 500ml bottle of not so fresh product scares me off.
  23. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    there is lotso stuff better than furious.
  24. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (800) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified Subscriber


    Maybe a bit, not "lotso" assuming that means "Lots of".

  25. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Sure there is.
    I can count on two hands how many better beers I've had.
  26. least the Spring Oddity is back.
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  27. Sammy

    Sammy Poobah (1,065) Ontario (Canada) Dec 1, 2003 Verified

    a different spring oddity
  28. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,510) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    Another entry?
  29. Sammy

    Sammy Poobah (1,065) Ontario (Canada) Dec 1, 2003 Verified

    agree, I think so, as different ingrediants this year and planned every year
  30. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (800) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    Two hands is nots "lots", that's ten. As always for IPAs & DIPAs was it fresh? Also other than Heady & PtE which other 8? Just wanting an education on what beers I should be desperate to try...
  31. There are also a few others coming out in March according to the LCBO site and they are calling it the "Craft India Pale Ale" feature, available at quite a few stores unlike the Brasserie Dupont feature. Amongst others:

    322016 Samuel Adams Latitude 48
    330845 Elysian Immortal IPA
    324210 Founders Centennial IPA
    319798 Philips Hopcircle

    I know Founders was mentioned elsewhere here but wasnt sure if the others were.

    Also more Green Flash coming in #306993
  32. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Hahaha, I only have 2 hands. If I had more I'd count more.
    Don't get me wrong, Furious is a great beer. And I had it fresh. But I would not use it as a benchmark to compare against the best IPA/DIPAs available in the US.
    Abrasive, Sucks, PtE, DRIPA, Zombie Dust (labelled an APA), HopDevil, Hopslam, 60min/75min/90min, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Double Jack, Deviant Dale's, Dreadnaught, Simcoe Silly, and more.... all of these I rated higher than Furious. Again, its a great beer and I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

    Founders Centennial is a solid IPA. A little miffed because this expansion Founders has done is leading to Centennial hop shortages for homebrewers in some areas. :eek:
  33. Yeah, different ingredients list.