Canada LCBO Spring Release

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

  1. tbeckett

    tbeckett May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    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 Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    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. tbeckett

    tbeckett May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    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 Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Is that BA4D or regular, and which Panil is it? :confused:
     
  5. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    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 Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    It's a Kuhnehnn knockoff called Kehnhenn!
     
  7. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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  8. tbeckett

    tbeckett May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    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 Feb 17, 2003 Alberta (Canada)
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    Wow the 8 Wired is cheaper than Alberta, an awesome IPA with all hops from down under.
     
  10. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    Regular or not, i'll be glad to try this.
     
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  11. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    The more I look at this list the more disappionting it looks.
     
  12. mattsander

    mattsander Feb 3, 2010 Alberta (Canada)
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    Kuhnhenn > ALL ELSE. Jealous.
     
  13. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    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 Feb 11, 2009 Alberta (Canada)
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    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 Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    God I hate the LCBO.
     
  16. chianski

    chianski Aug 26, 2008 Alberta (Canada)

    8 wired HOpWired is one of the best IPA available in Alberta if you ask me. just love those NZ hops.
     
  17. JeanPaul

    JeanPaul May 1, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Noticed that some are starting to show up in stores, the Panil and Lakefront Bridge Burner for example.
     
  18. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Seems like a pretty ordinary release?
     
  19. tbeckett

    tbeckett May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Hopwired is cheaper than Australia and New Zealand. Buy it.
     
  20. kjyost

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

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

    BUY THE HOPWIRED! IMHO BETTER THAN FURIOUS!!
     
  21. rodrigueZflyingf0x

    rodrigueZflyingf0x Jun 11, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    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 Jun 12, 2005 Alberta (Canada)
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    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 Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    there is lotso stuff better than furious.
     
  24. kjyost

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    No.

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

    YMMV
     
  25. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Sure there is.
    I can count on two hands how many better beers I've had.
     
  26. TheHammer

    TheHammer Feb 15, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    Well...at least the Spring Oddity is back.
     
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  27. Sammy

    Sammy Dec 1, 2003 Ontario (Canada)

    a different spring oddity
     
  28. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    Another entry?
     
  29. Sammy

    Sammy Dec 1, 2003 Ontario (Canada)

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

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    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. JeanPaul

    JeanPaul May 1, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    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 Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    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. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Yeah, different ingredients list.
     
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