Coming soon to the LCBO

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Jerk_Store, Aug 16, 2016.

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  1. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    How come the LCBO doesn't care about Toronto?!? Why does all the Founders end up on Ottawa?!?!?!?
     
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  2. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    Toronto gonna Toronto. If you fail to realize the difference between Toronto only and random rollout (which, FYI, was announced as Toronto on the 13th and everywhere else on the 14th), then you've got bigger things to worry about.
     
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  3. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    Sold out instantly. My guess is it was put out for a restaurant
     
  4. GJKerr

    GJKerr Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Founders website confirms above rumour regarding Summerhill rollout on December 13 and elsewhere on the 14th. Sounds as if the stock in Ottawa was sold by accident.
     
  5. Bond92

    Bond92 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Looks like the Ottawa release was a mistake, but it did land on the shelves and regular people were able to grab it! And pay breakfast stout prices for it according to some.
     
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  6. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    That was another piss take.
     
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  7. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Poo-Bah (1,887) Jan 26, 2013 Canada (NB)
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    There were 48 CBS in two stores in Ottawa today, they were supposed to be pulled (as happened with the 2500 at Summerhill) but the instructions didn't get there in time.

    Both stores sold out almost immediately. The store I spoke with said it was within minutes of opening.

    Good luck to everyone when this does officially go on sale...it's gonna be a madhouse.
     
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  8. walz22

    walz22 Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Friend of mine called the LCBO yesterday and they said there are over 10,000 bottles of CBS rolling out in Ontario. IIRC that's more than what we got for KBS, so I imagine we should be ok after the initial insanity dies down.... I hope
     
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  9. bdog1321

    bdog1321 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2014 New York

    seeing it pop up in toronto-newmarket-london now.

    so i need some advice. my girlfriend lives in hamilton (i am in new york), and she was advised that they would be getting CBS in the next week or two. should she be showing up right when they open? Is there that much demand?

    also, is the 14th confirmed for the general release? where did that info come from?

    thank you :slight_smile:
     
  10. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Cases are showing up at stores and selling out immediately. This is gonna be a sh!tshow.
     
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  11. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    She should wait until everyone in Ontario has bought their fill, and then, if there are any leftover she can proceed to pick them up for you. :slight_smile:

    The LCBO is a strange beast. As they say........Bonne Chance!
     
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  12. bdog1321

    bdog1321 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2014 New York

    I couldn't even get any near me, looks like there will be a ton more in Ontario than upstate!
     
  13. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Well, Ontario is closer to Founders, we share a border with Michigan.......so we are geographically entitled!!! lol.
     
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  14. bdog1321

    bdog1321 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2014 New York

    very true. i'm starting to think that the individual lcbo's have no idea about what's going on lol. i called the one we usually go to and they said they didn't have it, no one in the area did, and weren't expecting to get it.

    girlfriend calls someone(headquarters?) who tells her it's sold out in hamilton.

    then she calls the lcbo near her, which tells her that they just haven't received their shipment yet, but are expecting to get it still.

    crazy!
     
  15. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    As I said...........a very strange beast indeed!!! :slight_smile:
     
  16. David_kent

    David_kent Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Its true. lcbo is strange indeed. She would probably have more of a chance if she went into Toronto. Best thing is to just ask them to hold you bottles if you're desperate to get any. I was able to hold 12 at Sheridan mall . But considering in NY its $25(if lucky)- $35 for a 750 bomber.... if you find it, Having a gf in Canada is a blessing for this release.
    I think I raised the bar on CBS too high.
     
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  17. bdog1321

    bdog1321 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2014 New York

    she was able to score a couple bottles (i only asked her to get 2, no idea how many they had)at a place in hamilton which held them for her!

    just for fun i decided to refresh the page on the lcbo site to see which places had it, but they've outright deleted the page for CBS lol.

    i have heard people say it's slightly disappointing compared to the past release(subjective, i know). but "slightly disappointing" for cbs is probably still a top-30 beer...
     
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  18. TorontoFrank

    TorontoFrank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2017 Canada (ON)

    Well that was dumb.
    Summerhill LCBO opened at 9:30 am, and immediately denied about 20 people from buying CBS when the doors opened, claiming to have a rep coming in at 11am to host the first sales.

    After showing them the founders site claiming a 9:30 launch (which has since been changed) the manager did the right thing. Instead of letting 20 die hards bitch for an hour and a half, they caved and sold us the bottles. They took all the bottles off the floor, so I imagine they are holding them till 11 am now.

    And just to clarify, $8.50 a bottle. No limits. Some people left with full cases.
     
  19. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,892) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Ya. You have to give the LCBO some credit here though. Despite the since changed error on the Founders website it took all of about 5 minutes for a manager to step up and tell those that were assembled they would be taken care of.

    As the previous poster stated, no limits, but I did overhear the woman who looked to be in charge say that if sales are very brisk they might start imposing limits as the day progressed

    So, to add to the previous flubs with this release, Founders screwed up the time the beer would go on sale and the LCBO night shift put the product on the floor despite the fact it was supposed to remain in the back room until 11. What are we up to? 6,7 mistakes with this release?
     
  20. TorontoFrank

    TorontoFrank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2017 Canada (ON)

    Absolutely. They seemed to be already bickering amongst themselves when we walked in. Hard launch for everyone there apparently. But they did good for our sake.
     
  21. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (29) Nov 23, 2017 Canada (NS)

    Unsure of whether or not this is the right place for this (new to BA), but I'm interested in some CBS, if anyone would like to trade-- I live in Nova Scotia!
     
  22. mtomlins

    mtomlins Savant (949) Mar 12, 2010 Canada (ON)

    Happy CBS Day everybody!

    [​IMG]
     
  23. David_kent

    David_kent Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2014 Canada (ON)

    I keep missing these 3 Fonteinen online only releases.... so disappointing. Unless they just put them online already sold out....... :expressionless:
     
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  24. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Armand & Gaston had 10 cases for sale .....minimum order was a case (6 bottles).
     
  25. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Canada (ON)

    I am fairly certain that there was more than that sold.
     
  26. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    That is what Keep6 told me. Have the screen grab if you need it.

    It's coming back anyways.....
     
  27. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Canada (ON)

    Interesting. Seems like all 10 cases went to my group, which seems very unlikely but I suppose possible. When you say it is coming back do you mean the rest of this batch because it was pulled down or a new batch all together?
     
  28. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Aspirant (275) May 20, 2014 Canada (ON)

    New batch new agent.
     
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  29. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    Some more 3 Fonteinen will be making its way into Ontario in the spring.
    Hommage
    Kriek
    Kriekenlambic (a still lambic make from older lambic)
    Intens Rood
    Oude Geuze 375 and 750 mL

    Very limited quantities of those are coming in and will be at bars across Toronto.

    Armand and Gaston 750 mL will be coming into the LCBO as well (store listing)
     
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  30. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    Toronto you say? Smh #LCBTO
     
  31. atomeyes

    atomeyes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Canada (ON)

    woah woah woah...settle down, son...
    lol.
    I assure you that some of the fun stuff made it to Kitchener and Ottawa.
    I can't force non-Toronto bars to place orders. It's up to the bar and restaurant clientele to ask for imports to be carried and for those bars and restaurants to place orders.
     
  32. icormier

    icormier Initiate (106) Jul 15, 2014 Canada (ON)

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  33. icormier

    icormier Initiate (106) Jul 15, 2014 Canada (ON)

    Deschutes' Fresh Squeezed IPA now at LCBO.
     
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  34. portwood

    portwood Aspirant (209) Aug 20, 2015 Canada (ON)

    I believe the one available on LCBO shelves is the "not so freshly squeezed" version ;-)
    (from Bartowel reports the "best before date" is Aug 15th...)
     
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  35. LeedsZimbabwe

    LeedsZimbabwe Devotee (429) Nov 23, 2014 New York
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    Anyone know what the bottle dates are on the new HF releases?
     
  36. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)
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    Based on what the bars in Toronto have (assuming it's the same batch) :
    Arthur - 08/18/17
    Anna - 09/27/17
     
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  37. David_kent

    David_kent Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2014 Canada (ON)

    I wonder when they will put it back online.
     
  38. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,892) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    We may never know for sure. July 24th, 2018. The day Hill Farmstead killed the LCBO!
     
  39. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,892) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    We may never know for sure. July 24th, 2018. The day Hill Farmstead killed the LCBO!
     
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