A rare Belgian Trappist ale sold out in minutes at the LCBO, proving that raging alcoholism is indeed good for the economy.
One hundred and fifty people lined up at the LCBO at Toronto's Queens Quay and Yonge branch for a chance to by one of the $78.85 six-packs of Westvleteren 12, all of them selling out in four minutes. The LCBO received 1,404 six-packs and spread them out over 16 stores, like demon treasure chests of plundered booty.
Westvleteren 12 comes from a bunch of monks in the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Vleteren, Belgium. The beer is being sold to help repair the monks' crumbling 19th century abbey. Because this is exactly what Jesus would want his disciples to do with His father's house.
The beer has never been sold in retail stores and is considered one of, if not the, best beer in the world. Better luck next time, Colt 45.