Belgium Is it possible to buy Westy bottles anywhere in Brussels?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by drocpsu, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. drocpsu

    drocpsu Savant (310) New Hampshire Dec 25, 2006

    I'm just wondering, is it possible to buy Westvleteren bottles anywhere in Brussels? A friend of mine is going to be out there for a week for work (so he'll be unable to really travel outside of the city), and I'd love it if it would be possible for him to pick me up a bottle or two.
     
  2. totoropanda

    totoropanda Savant (310) New Jersey Apr 12, 2012 Verified

    biertemple has it when i went in february... pretty pricy.. 13 euros i think
     
  3. Let me know where he will stay and i will ship some bottles to his hotel. I have done this before and is works like a charm! You can pay the costs by paypal. Mail me if you are interested.............

    Thijs
     
  4. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (675) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Beer Mania does...but it's pricey...I think €12 for the 12 and less for the others at the store. They also sell the wooden cases for €15.
     
  5. beerdweeb

    beerdweeb Savant (310) California Nov 28, 2010

    Thijs is the man!!!
     
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  6. totoropanda

    totoropanda Savant (310) New Jersey Apr 12, 2012 Verified

    also make sure he goes the to the Cantillon brewery if he goes to brussels!
     
  7. shadowane

    shadowane Savant (300) Pennsylvania Sep 7, 2007 Verified

    Pretty sure 8 and the blonde were available at bier tempel two weeks ago for like 9 and 8 euros respectively. Or take up Thijs on his offer.
     
  8. epk

    epk Savant (335) New Jersey Jun 10, 2008

    It's shame he can't get a car for a day off and drive out - it's like an hour and a half.
     
  9. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Weird, I didn't see them there, and I was looking.
     
  10. totoropanda

    totoropanda Savant (310) New Jersey Apr 12, 2012 Verified

    they were there in february
     
  11. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Yeah, I replied to the other guy and not you because I was in Brussels about two weeks ago, not in February.
     
  12. totoropanda

    totoropanda Savant (310) New Jersey Apr 12, 2012 Verified

    oops sry didnt read the whole thing my bad.
     
  13. I saw the 8 at Bier Temple on Monday for 9 euros. They didn't have any 12 on the shelf and don't remember if I saw the blond.
     
  14. shadowane

    shadowane Savant (300) Pennsylvania Sep 7, 2007 Verified

    Yeah, I dunno. It sa May 28th I think. They were on the shelf with all the other Trappists. Maybe they got cleaned out.
     
  15. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (845) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Verified

    Beer Mania had bottles of the 8 for 10-ish on Friday.
     
  16. I was at the abbey Saterday 9 june and they had " 3 packs " for sale at the abbey ( 1 blond , 1 8 and 1 12 ) for 9 € , 1 3 pack a person !
    And they had six packs from the blond and the 8 for sale at in de vrede a cross the street from where the abbey is , 1 six pack a person , they also had fresh abbeychees abbeypate , and icecream made from westvleteren 12 ! So good !
     
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  17. Westvleteren 12 icecream?! I want......
     
  18. LBIsurf

    LBIsurf Initiate (0) New Jersey Mar 17, 2009

    They don't always have them, I was a regular at Bier Temple for a while and I only ever saw Westies there once. I believe the 12 was 12€, the 10 was 10€, etc. It was too expensive for me, so I didn't buy any. I regret that now that I don't live in Brussels anymore...
     
  19. From my experience you're bound to find a bar or bottleshop carrying them, but marked up quite a bit. Just ask and they'll be straight up with you b/c they think people will pay whatever they charge, especially if you're looking for it.
     
  20. distantmantra

    distantmantra Advocate (685) Washington May 23, 2011 Verified

    I'm still kicking myself for not buying a wooden case when I was there in April 2011.