Canada Four Winds Availability

Discussion in 'Canada' started by HopsintheSack, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    Does Four Winds distribute to Ontario (Toronto area)? I am traveling there from Southern California next month on Four Winds has been on my radar for awhile.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Whatup14

    Whatup14 Champion (892) Apr 16, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
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    Unfortunately, I think the only way would be to trade with someone who have some in Toronto.
     
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  3. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Crusader (742) Feb 12, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    No, they currently do not distribute outside of BC
     
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  4. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    They are worth trading for though :grinning:
     
  5. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    Sounds like that is what I will be doing then. Thanks for the info, cheers!
     
  6. Hal_Hickey

    Hal_Hickey Initiate (137) Oct 17, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Happy to trade. I live about 8 miles from Four Winds.
     
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  7. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Devotee (477) Sep 22, 2014 Alberta (Canada)

    We need Four Winds in AB. It was great to get Driftwood in the Spring. Now Four Winds.
     
  8. BeboThoughts

    BeboThoughts Aspirant (220) Mar 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)
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    I'm in Toronto and would love to trade for some four winds. Nectarous has been eluding me for too long.
     
  9. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (334) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    You don't want Four Winds. It's terrible stuff.
     
  10. robertwgene

    robertwgene Initiate (126) Apr 25, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)
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    What are you looking for? I'm from BC and live in SoCal now, so could mule stuff back for you if I can even get my hands on it. That being said, don't even ask about Edna. =b
     
  11. JordanRC

    JordanRC Initiate (136) Aug 5, 2014 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Maybe I just suck at finding things, but does anyone know the release dates (or approximate) for their sours (Nectarous etc)? Thanks!
     
  12. Beervana

    Beervana Defender (650) Apr 15, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Seems they just release them whenever they're ready, I haven't really found and rhyme or reason to their rotating releases. I doubt we'll see another batch of Nectarous until winter time though.
     
  13. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    There's a bit of an in-joke locally about everything always being "about 2 weeks" away... seems like that's the de facto response to pretty much any questions as to when something is coming out. @FondueVoodoo I remember was waiting and waiting for the tequila ba berliner (pequeno cabo) to come out, having heard it was a couple weeks away... a month later, same thing... I think it eventually came our 4 of 5 months after the initial 2 week estimate? So yeah, very much a case of "it'll be released when it's ready".

    That said, I did 'hear' that a new Nectarous batch was due soonish, and what with how great that beer is fresh I would expect it shouldn't be too far away. Maybe a couple of week. :wink:
     
  14. JordanRC

    JordanRC Initiate (136) Aug 5, 2014 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Good to know! Do they announce on Twitter or anything when the releases actually happen?
     
  15. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Yep, twitter is how I hear about them.
     
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  16. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Aspirant (267) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)
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    I have a bottle of batch I and at least one of batch II, would love a batch III :slight_smile:
     
  17. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    I hope you mean "had", not "have"? Cellaring a dry hopped kettle sour is up there with cellaring an IPA. Of course it's your beer, do with it as you please, but... you really ought to be drinking them within a couple months of release. The thought of them sitting there getting worse makes me sad.

    Me too. Just a couple weeks away... :wink:
     
  18. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Aspirant (267) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Depends on definition of worse, the dry hops will subside but the sourness will develop in an interesting way. After about 4 fresh I kept one out of curiosity from each batch. Batch II hardly had any hop presence anyway, not like batch I anyway. I plan on comparing them over time as an experiment.
     
  19. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Fair play. In my experience kettle soured (i.e. just lacto) doesn't develop interestingly at all, perhaps just gets a bit more or less sour, but you don't get any funkiness or anything coming into play like you would with something traditionally soured. And couple in all the fruit and hoppy flavours from all that Galaxy fading away and it's just not a good scene in my mind. But by all means experiment! I've preferred both batches the fresher I've had them (having gotten through about 6 of each batch over the course of a couple months), but they are still fantastic even when faded a bit.
     
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  20. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (334) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Their Fresh Hop beer (I forget what style) should be out really soon
     
  21. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Aspirant (267) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)
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    I know, watching my feeds daily/hourly for this announcement. Trying not to over hype it in my mind!
     
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  22. BakaGaijin

    BakaGaijin Disciple (344) May 20, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    Nectarous will be at Cask Days in Toronto!

    Boom!
     
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  23. Hal_Hickey

    Hal_Hickey Initiate (137) Oct 17, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Enjoy! It is a treat!
     
  24. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Bottles of Nectarous have been hitting stores around Vancouver today. I'm about to open one right now!
     
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  25. Hal_Hickey

    Hal_Hickey Initiate (137) Oct 17, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Good stuff. I heard they were just released and will be hunting them tomorrow. Cheers!
     
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  26. JordanRC

    JordanRC Initiate (136) Aug 5, 2014 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Any suggestions on likely shops to have bottles?
     
  27. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Aspirant (267) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Brewery Creek, Legacy, the brewery itself is often the easiest.
     
  28. Hal_Hickey

    Hal_Hickey Initiate (137) Oct 17, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)
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    There are lots at the brewery at the moment. Six bottle limit.
     
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