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Old 12-30-2004, 01:14 AM   #1
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Anyone know a place, online or otherwise, to get difficult-to-find Belgian beers? I'd like to find an easy source of Cantillon, but also a source of many of the less-often-imported beers. Thanks!

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Old 01-19-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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Anyone know a place, online or otherwise, to get difficult-to-find Belgian beers? I'd like to find an easy source of Cantillon, but also a source of many of the less-often-imported beers. Thanks!

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Any pub in Brussels Just kidding. Here's a web site that seems to have a nice selection. I've never used them though.

http://www.vintagecellar.com/Merchan...gory_Code=3100

 
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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I emailed the N.American distributor of Cantillion asking where it can be found (because you said it was the best)....no response, though.

 
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Old 01-21-2005, 06:10 AM   #4
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Anyone know a place, online or otherwise, to get difficult-to-find Belgian beers? I'd like to find an easy source of Cantillon, but also a source of many of the less-often-imported beers. Thanks!

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Try www.johnsgrocery.com

They have a HUGE selection of brews, including rare belgian farmhouse ales. Definitely worth a look

 
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:20 PM   #5
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Hey that's a great site! Thanks for the link. They really do have some seriously hard-to-find stuff.
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #6
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Another place you may want to check out is the Belgian Shop

not only do they have almost any belgian beer you might desire, but a lot of other products of Belgium, too.

I know, chocolate and cheese can't hold a candle to beer, but oh well.

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Old 01-26-2005, 06:19 PM   #7
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Wow that one even has Celis White! One of the world's great beers to be sure.

Though it does cost an arm and a leg...

Thanks for the link. Very cool.
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:52 AM   #8
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I saw this show on Fine Living where they were looking at Belgian Beer. THe monks at this monastery had their own brewery on premises. They only used a few ingredients. Pale ale malt, candied sugar, and hops. They said the beer had a little bit of a cidery flavor..

 
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:05 PM   #9
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You're referring to Trappist ales. There are several such monastery breweries still in existence and they make some of the world's greatest, most unique beers. All of them are worth a try, but if you haven't experienced it yet, go get some Chimay. I like all of the styles they make, personally, but it will give you an idea what the Trappist thing is all about. Orval is another you should be able to find.
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