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Beer Available At LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward (arranged by most recent)
Alexander Keith’s Galaxy Hop Ale 26, Ontario Beer Company 100 Mile Ale 44, Muskoka Detour Session IPA 86, Flying Monkeys The Chocolate Manifesto 96, Granite Brewery Peculiar 84, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, Dupont La Bière de Beloeil 95, Bush Pilot Stormy Monday 83, Panil Enhanced 82, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Thirteenth Hour Stout 94, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2008 97, Beaus Tom Green Beer 72, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95, Bulmers (Magners Original Irish) Cider 18, Melville’s Strawberry Craft Lager 23, Mill Street Weizenbock 70, Hockley Valley Amber 39, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish 87, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Mokah 100
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Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2004
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Clean typical governmental store. Broad aisles, beer is not the focus, big lighting. Rather boring selection with only 10 to 12 worthy of interest than most people with 500 ratings will have had already. Interesting to obscure european lagers if anything and rather good prices.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 12, 2004
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Best beer store in Ottawa. Staff doesn't know anything about beer but are generally willing to enquire for you. Selection is mainly Ontarian, with loads of Eastern European lagers, a few british ales and the odd Belgian. If you're in Ottawa though, this is your one-stop shopping center.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
NOTE TO TOURISTS: Beer (and all alcohol) is not a free market in Ontario, There are no privately owned beer stores in this province. You can either buy beer directly from a brewery (when they have the facility to do so) or buy from the government store LCBO. To name more popular beer destinations I’d say Ontario is similar in many ways to Norway with their Vinmonopolets and Sweeden with their Systembolagets. Now, on to the place rating… I haven’t visited that many LCBOs but I often check the LBCO beer availability on the surprisingly always-up-to-date lcbo website. Some LCBOs gets better treatment when it comes to more limited beer availability and LCBO Rideau & King Edward is one of them. Some Toronto superior get good stuff that don’t make it to the northern part of the province but except for some of the best Toronto LCBOs I’d say this one is pretty much the best I know. The place has parking but you’ll often have to wait for someone to leave to get a spot.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 10, 2004
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
My first time in an LCBO...if this is the best beer selection in a metro area of 1.5 million plus, I do feel sorry for Ontarians! A few crappy area micros, lots of Sleeman and MolsBatt -- 6 packs only to discourage discriminating tastes! A fair number of 3rd world lagers, just a couple of Belgians...nice-looking if expensive gift packs. Blah.
TaktikMTL (237) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | November 21, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Établissement visité le samedi 18 novembre vers 10h. Ambiance: Très belle succursale, la section vintage est aussi très chaleureuse. Service: Je suis arrivé avec ma liste et le vendeur m’a tout trouvé et m’a fait quelques suggestions en se fiant à ce que je venais d’acheter. Sélection: Beaucoup de bières européennes en canette et en bouteille. Quelques microbrasseries ontariennes de disponible aussi. Sélection de cidre très pauvre. Chaque fois que je viens à Ottawa c’est un arrêt obligatoire. (34e rating d’établissement)
Quevillon (216) Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec | January 3, 2006| Updated November 28, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Si je veux m’acheter une bière importé, c’est la place à allé. J’ai plus de chance de trouver une non-canadienne rare qu’importe où au Québec.
CapFlu (194) Victoria, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated November 2, 2004
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Only saving grace for the LCBO is their sheer buying power - good selection compounded by interesting (though often re-occuring) seasonals. Unfortunately, the LCBO uses its buying power to fill the beer shelves with 30% cans and too many imported Asian lagers that all taste alike. Above average desire to assist is compounded by an outstandingly-poor staff knowledge of beers? Employees are given no prior knowledge of upcoming seasonals. There is a reluctance to check the inventory for in-stock and deliveries - common brush-off line is: A shipment is coming in tonight so we MAY have it tomorrow. So sad because many staff do really want to help but they don’t know where to start.
pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | February 9, 2011| Updated January 16, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Probably the best LCBO in Ottawa and they will bring pretty much anything that the LCBO has in for you if you ask. Staff have very little knowledge about the beer and you frequently have to have the item number before going to the store if you want them to order something or get something that is not up on a shelf. If you are visiting Ottawa from outside of the province I would recommend stopping here and Broue Haha across the river to get the best possible samples of things to buy to bring back with you.
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 28, 2004
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
While it’s the best selction of any LCBO in Ottawa, it suffers from the typical problems of beer being shoe-horned into a provincially run wine and liquor store. There is a seemingly large beer section, but it is filled with plenty of imported pale lagers and some locals in 6-packs. Seasonal selections can be at times interesting. Clean, bright, well-lit, anonymous. Staff are mostly friendly, if hurried, but have little product knowledge. Might as well make a stop to check the seasonals if in town, but not really worth going out of the way for.
LadySusan (102) Ste-Therese, Quebec | May 24, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The beer selection is big and choices from many countries. The staff is helpfull.I also go for the wine. You get all the excellent wines from Ontario at very low prices. It is worth the drive from my home for the choices, prices and also gas price. Bravo L.C.B.O.
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