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Cantillon-Craft Beer King

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by rwinzing, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Just got an email from them they just got Grand Cru and 100% Lambic in stock. There is a one bottle of each limit. Ordered mine! Love they deliver to NJ.
  2. Hell, at those prices you might as well just order from Etre.
  3. TommyLiam

    TommyLiam Savant (265) Arizona Jun 10, 2013

    ...aaaaaaaaand, out of stock.
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  4. Wow. Both Belgium in a Box and Etre Gourmet are cheaper by the bottle for Cantillon, INCLUDING shipping costs, than that site is at just the list price. And you can pretty much get all of the Classic Gueuze you could ever want.
  5. There's no end to these shady shops. Exorbitant prices are just the tip of the iceberg. Sad thing is, they can get away with it because there's always dudes who don't give a fuck and give them their money anyway.
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  6. Augustiner719

    Augustiner719 Savant (415) New York Dec 11, 2008

    to be honest, if you actually try their more available, lower end beers, its not worth the exorbitant amount of money for such a beer. Their higher end series its good, but i really have a hard time paying for their kriek and geuze when just a month ago it was 4 bucks a bottle when I was in Europe. There is plenty of good beer out here, no need to go nuts over this stuff. srs
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  7. Not anymore
  8. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,075) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    When will people finally understand that the #1 creator of shelf turds is high prices?
  9. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Savant (420) California Mar 22, 2011

    That and hoppy beers stored at room temp.
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  10. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Wow, please list the ones you are referring to in your post, as I have yet to try them. Sure am looking for these cheaper and better than Cantillon beers though, can't afford to buy the real thing since my lay off.

  11. What do you mean by it takes a lot to get the beer in? Does the guy in purchasing have to let the sales rep at the distribution company get a piece of his little sister? It's beer, not stocks.
  12. rc51sport

    rc51sport Savant (485) Florida Feb 25, 2013

    That's Canadian dollars right? Gotta say you're lucky. I couldn't buy a stick of gum with 30$ Canadian here... :p

  13. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (660) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    It doesn't really make that much sense to get too excited over classic gueuze when I can go get some Tilquin that sits on shelves for $22. Grand Cru is also a very interesting beer to try, but lambic just tastes better with bubbles and I wouldn't go out of my way to try Grand Cru Bruoscella again.
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  14. Augustiner719

    Augustiner719 Savant (415) New York Dec 11, 2008

    Drie Fontenein for one makes excellent beers, though i dont know their availability here, they were even cheaper than cantillon in europe. As for american sours, i've tried some great russian river stuff that competes (actually i prefer RR sours). There is also stillwater sours that drink really nice
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  15. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I've got a little Cantillon in the cellar, but I drink the hell out of Allagash Coolship stuff every chance I get. Such great beers.
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  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,320) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Who the F*** would lay off an intelligent person as yourself??
  17. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (580) Ohio Jan 8, 2009

    Because everyone can afford to travel to Europe to drink it there for a couple Euros a bottle, amirite?
  18. Augustiner719

    Augustiner719 Savant (415) New York Dec 11, 2008

    just saying that paying way to much for it here isnt worth it when there are great options here. My personal reasonings are skewed too because of the price difference between here and Europe.
  19. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (580) Ohio Jan 8, 2009

    Okay, what are the great options here that compare to Cantillon?
  20. Boon is good, do you get that in America?
  21. ceeg

    ceeg Aficionado (185) New York Dec 16, 2010

    Boon is good and fairly easy to get.

  22. One of my favorites is Consecration but it's become extremely difficult to get as of late. I've only seen it once on the shelf all year (with 1 bottle limits).
  23. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Sadly, the Canadian dollar is basically on par with ours these days. And not that long ago, was worth more.
  24. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (580) Ohio Jan 8, 2009

    I meant American beers. And while Boon is good, it's nowhere near Cantillon. 3F is the closest replacement, and it's still not as easy to find as it was last year, and prices still aren't on par with what they are in Europe.
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  25. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (490) North Carolina Apr 26, 2012

    It's defintly necesary that Cantillion graces my seller to improve my pallet. Oh, the meter!
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  26. Augustiner719

    Augustiner719 Savant (415) New York Dec 11, 2008

    russian river makes great sours, ive heard great things about allagash but haven't tried their sours. Boon was mentioned before and makes great stuff, liefmans cuvee renee is solid, so is their foudrayante geuze.
  27. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (735) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    lulwut? :confused:
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  28. Augustiner719

    Augustiner719 Savant (415) New York Dec 11, 2008

    lindeman's. But liefmans is another good one too
  29. Can't say I agree with that, but different strokes for different folks, obviously.
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  30. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (580) Ohio Jan 8, 2009

    I'd have to say you are right. Boon has always been nothing more than a funk bomb, with such little acidity or sourness that it was borderline unpleasant. The 2004 Mariage Parfait I had at my reception was blue cheese beer, or at least what I'd expect blue cheese beer to taste like. It was still good, underneath that funk, but nowhere near Classic. Just saying.
  31. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,125) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Girardin Black Label
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  32. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (580) Ohio Jan 8, 2009

    Again, not an American with a comparable price to Cantillon in Europe.
  33. luwak

    luwak Savant (345) Arizona Mar 2, 2010

    Its grasses dummy. they use grasses to make it taste like a saysazn
  34. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (490) North Carolina Apr 26, 2012

    Dayum, I mist that.
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  35. Not very hard to trade limited release stuff for Cantillon and to order it from Europe and put it on your shelf/website. The beers they sell and post did not come from their distributor, thats for sure.

    To get Cantillon (legally) in California you have to buy a ton of Shelton Bros beers consistently for a long time. Then, and only then, will their distributor sell you the beer. It's very very hard.
  36. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,125) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Drie Fonteinen has been more plentiful than ever since Shelton returned to Indiana. Cantillon is still meager rations. Girardin Black is almost non-existent (my store only got two cases in 2012) :(
  37. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 28, 2012

    In a way, I agree with you. But a lot of the time this isn't the case. Store by me just sold 6+ of Goose Island Halia and Gillian for $30 a piece in less than 12 hours. I'm willing to bet if any Cantillon showed up here, it would fly off the shelves.
  38. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (490) North Carolina Apr 26, 2012

    Other things that cause "lingering" product issues could be the distributor not targeting products wisely, the retailer letting beers age and not "selling" well on-site, poor demographics, or for relatively expensive beers, a varying economy, hence less demand. "Finds versus Turds", tomorrow on Fox 2:30 AM, or is that tonight? Cheers all.

  39. I can see that. However, does the difficulty to obtain those beers from the distributor manifest as exorbitant retail pricing? I didn't see the price being charged but I assume from the responses early on in the thread that they were quite high if they surpass the prices charged by both etre and belgium in a box (including shipping). Obviously stores can charge these prices because there's no shortage of folks who don't give a shit and will buy regardless of the price, but there are those of us who will take our business to stores that aren't so unscrupulous.
  40. RR sours are nothing like Gueuze. They are great beers to be sure, but in no way are they a substitute for a high-quality Belgian lambic.
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