2013 Predictions: Update #2

Things are still relatively quiet on the 2013 Predictions front, but two more predictions have come true (as well as a number of close calls):

  • The Lake of Bays Spring Belgian Maple Blonde is the first Belgian-style beer made in Ontario to be released in the LCBO this year. Anyone who wants to argue that a beer with maple syrup isn’t really Belgian is welcome to make their case in the comments.
  • The Matador by the Flying Monkeys is yet another barrel/oak aged beer.
  • Black Oak is aiming to have the 10 Bitter Years in the LCBO by the end of May. We’ve been burned by rumours before, but it seems like this is finally happening.
  • Perhaps I was a little too forward-thinking in my prediction of a collaboration of an Ontario brewery with a non-Ontario brewery coming to the LCBO. Should’ve just gone for an Ontario collab and enjoyed the Great Lakes and Amsterdam Maverick & Gose even more.
  • Judging is going on for the Canadian Brewing Awards, so it won’t be much longer till we find out if an Ontario brewery takes home either of the big awards (Brewery of the Year or Beer of the Year).

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