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Dieu Du Ciel! Peche Mortel 615
Corne Du Diable IPA 500
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 473
Rogue Brutal IPA 418
Russian Gun Imperial Stout 367
Orval Trappist Ale 351
Lindemans Cuvee Rene 282
Dogfish Head 60 Minute Ipa 281
Rochefort 10 274
Garrison Brewing Imperial IPA 266
Southern Tier IPA 263
Palm Breweries Rodenbach Vintage 246
Southern Tier Pumking 238
Panil Barriquee Sour 231
Westmalle Tripel 229
Saison Dupont 224
Rigor Mortis Abt 224
La Trappe Quadrupel Ale 221
Cuvee Des Jacobins Belgian Lambic Ale 218
St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout 212
Founders Breakfast Stout 209
Dieu Du Ciel! Solstice D'Hiver 204
Porter Baltique 2013 202
Tree Brewing Hophead Double IPA 202
Southern Tier Choklat 201
Great Lakes Karma Citra IPA 195
Rochefort 8 188
Southern Tier 2Xipa 188
Red Racer IPA 187
Tripel Karmeliet 186
Founders Centennial IPA 186
St. Bernardus Abt 12 186
Founders Backwoods Bastard 183
Cuvee Van de Keizer Blauw 180
Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale 179
Aphrodite 178
Ayinger Celebrator 177
Punk IPA 177
Great Lakes Brewery Robohop Imperial IPA 172
New Holland Dragons Milk 172
Eggenberg Brewery's Samichlaus 172
Flying Monkeys Smashbomb Atomic IPA 170
West Coast IPA 166
St Feuillien Grand Cru 165
Unearthly Imperial IPA 165
St Bernardus Abt 12 164
Muskoka Mad Tom IPA 164
Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus 159
Schneider Hopfen Weisse 158
Chimay Blue Cap 158
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Ralphus 21 Aug 2010 6:09pm
After 8 months, Russian Gun Imperial Stout is in jeopardy of being
bumped out of the top spot by two DDC beers!
mr_nobody 21 Aug 2010 6:22pm
Russian Gun won't be around again until winter in any case. ;)
codfish 23 Aug 2010 4:22pm
8 DDC beers in the top 20, GO DDC!
The VIllage
The VIllage 5 Sep 2010 4:53pm
<begin rant>

Alas, this shows the lack of availability in Ontario when we have a small number of (good) brewers to choose from at the top.

Not to take anything away from DDC because they are great, but a recent New England trip reminded me how little control the consumer has over the process in our fair province. A pit stop in the middle of nowhere in lower Massachusetts (Mickey's Liquors--check 'em out!) gave me a better selection of beer than the Queen's Quay LCBO ever had on its best day in existence.

Sierra Nevada, Stone, Victory, Dogfish (they even had the 120 Minute but I chose the 90 Minute because I won't pay over eight dollars for a single beer), and a host of European and American brews of all stripes. And this doesn't even factor in the fact that the mass market brews are far cheaper there than here if you are going for the cheap buzz.

Now, in defence of the LCBO the prices here on certain products aren't so bad. The Brooklyner verion of Hopfen-Weisse was more than double our price and the DDC beers (they had Corne and Peche Mortel) were far more expensive than what we pay as were the Unibroue products, so we do have that. But when America puts out 10x the quality products we do (yes, I know they have 10x the population) I don't see this as ultimately working something in our favour. I like what we produce, but the range of beers and styles is so narrow compared to our southern neighbour its scandalous. We are a beer drinking nation, aren't we?

So as I finish my remaining Stone Ruination IPA and weep at the fact I can get no Stone products here without massive cost and effort I curse our nanny state. British heritage or corporate lack of vision? Either way it sucks.

<thus endeth the rant>
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Ralphus 6 Sep 2010 6:41pm
Totally understandable. When I travel in the states I'll visit a Whole Foods Markets and my jaw will typically hit the floor. The breadth of craft beer that's available is overwhelming.

The good news here at home though is that some progress is being made. DDC, ST, Dogfish and others were all were dreams just a few years ago are now a reality. Plus excellent Canadian beers from the likes of Garrison, Mt. Begbie and the recently rumored Tree are on the way. Combine that with growing and getting better all the time local brewers from Ontario - and I think there's reason to be hopeful!
Ralphus 5 Oct 2010 4:09pm
I have doubled the number of entries displayed in the top list to 40. Hopefully this will give everyone a better view of the depth of products that are available.
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BeerStoreBandit 14 Dec 2010 3:54pm
The village, you couldn't be more accurate. Your grief is shared between myself and many more people I meet everyday.
Urotsukidoji 9 Dec 2011 2:26pm
Yup, as far as beer goes, almost any supermarket in Buffalo puts the LCBO and Beer Store to shame.
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