Rumour-killer: Ukrainian Beer still available in Toronto

imageAnyone looking for the Ukrainian Beer ‘Lvivske’ were surprised to see in big letters PRODUCT DISCONTINUED on the LCBO page. A quick search on the LCBO site reveals only a few are left in the province with the majority in Thunder Bay and a few scattered around the GTA.

Lvivske and its brother Slavutich, believe it or not, are not independent beers, but are actually owned by the conglomerate Carlsberg which owns many beers internationally. Compare that to a popular independent Ukrainian Beer that is not available in Canada for some reason is Obolon, although you can get this beer in the US.

Edit: Lucky people in BC can actually order Obolon to their local liquor stores.

So what is the fate of the Lvivske Ukrainian Beer at the LCBO? The reason the product is being ‘discontinued’ is that the bottled version of the beer is being phased out for a canned one that is coming out soon. Meanwhile, the Lvivske 1715 brand is available exclusively at the 401/Weston location in Toronto. Sadly both Lvivske and Slavutich seem to be no longer available at the LCBO at Cloverdale mall in Etobicoke Sad smile