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When is Blabaer release day in 2012?

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by UncleJimbo, May 14, 2012.

  1. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (955) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member

    I would like to know what day Cantillon Blåbaer will be released in Copenhagen this year? Usually June (I think). I can't find the info. posted anywhere. Thanks.
    Cantillon Blåbær Lambik
  2. According to Ølbutikken a week or two ago... Blåbær is on the way to Denmark. But they don't have a date yet. I'd guess end of may.
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  3. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (955) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member


    If anyone going to the release wants to set up a pre-trade of this beer with me, please contact me. Cheers.
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  4. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (700) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    Ditto... I'll be in Paris & Brussels in early June; assuming the release happens in May, I would love to set up an in-person trade in one of those cities.
  5. Momar42

    Momar42 Savant (360) Maryland Sep 19, 2010

    I should be in Copenhagen around 31 May. Does anyone know the best place to pick up a bottle? Would be amazing to be in town when it's released.
  6. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    Only available at one place, I will tell you where if you get me a bottle!
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  7. Momar42

    Momar42 Savant (360) Maryland Sep 19, 2010

    Well I think the "secret" is out. I never bothered to look into it as I have never been there. I live in the DC area so will be happy to do some IP trades if I am lucky.
  8. There has been an update on Ølbutikken's facebook wall.

    "I hear rumours that Cantillon has a shipment for Ølbutikken next week. Wonder what that could be....."

    Which more or less means that release is next week some day. It's usually on a saturday.
  9. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (700) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    Any further word here? It's too late for me to bring anything to trade on this trip to Europe, but I plan to be in Copenhagen in September and would gladly set up a trade for then if anyone is interested
  10. Nope...

    But if you're interested in trading in September, let me know, maybe we can work something out (not necessarily about Blåbær, not sure I will buy any this year).
  11. My girlfriend will be in Copenhagen in 2-3 weeks. Is it pretty safe to say all of the Blabaer will be long gone by then?
  12. Most probably... but you can try and ask them to put aside one allocation for you. They are known to do that for travellers :)
  13. Thanks for the advice.

    I sent them an email request, and will see what they say
  14. Anyone know how much these bottles cost US $ and if there is a limit per person. Got a friend living about a mile from the Ølbutikken store and i need to know how much to give him and how many people to send.
  15. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    This looks to be the best info i've seen to go off...from csano in this thread (sorry not sure how to permalink on the new forums):

    I don't know the numbers for 2012, but for 2011, there were only 200 750ml bottles and a little more than that in 375ml bottles. Allocation was one of each and it was considered sold out once all of the 750ml bottles were gone with the remaining 375ml bottles being made available for on-site consumption. The 750ml bottles were 46(that's ~$57 USD) and the 375s were 23.​
  16. Thanks for the heads up dude. Did not know they made that little or were that expensive. Heres to hope!
  17. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    If you want someone else to go in with you...
  18. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    No problem at all, thank csano. Hope you can get some.
  19. meerkat2

    meerkat2 Aficionado (245) Florida Aug 27, 2007

    That post is not accurate.. Last year it was 360dkk (48 euro at the current rate) for both bottles, total. I paid 240dkk for a 750ml. Just sayin'.
  20. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Oops, sorry about that
  21. meerkat2

    meerkat2 Aficionado (245) Florida Aug 27, 2007

    Not your fault. Also, the prices listed could have been for on-site consumption. Mine was 'to go'.
  22. As meerkat2 says. The price for a big one is 240DKK ($40) and half of that, 120DKK ($20), for a small one.

    The on-site consumption price for the small one was 180DKK. Can't remember what it was for the big one.
  23. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (430) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    So has anyone heard a confirmation of the actual release date?
  24. Nope, last update is this:

    Sure Blåbær Lambik is coming - but no date available yet :-(
    We PROMISE to let you know as soon as possible!

    Ølbutikken posted it on their wall two days ago.
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  25. futura123

    futura123 Savant (340) California Jul 29, 2010

    You should go back to study and forget about Blueberry Lambic :mad:
  26. They told me yesterday that it was still in transit, and not even yet in their possession. They will not announce a date till they actually have it.

    Me thinks it is still probably a few weeks away.
  27. kiki3drt292

    kiki3drt292 Savant (360) California Jan 13, 2011

    Does anyone know how long it stays on the shelf for? I will be in Germany at the end of the month, and if it is still around, I might just have to take a little detour over to Copenhagen...
  28. The big ones go fast... small ones can hang around maybe a week... week and a half tops.
  29. kiki3drt292

    kiki3drt292 Savant (360) California Jan 13, 2011

    Awesome, I guess I will just keep paying attention, and hopefully the timing works out! Thanks!
  30. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Washington Sep 21, 2010

    Thank you for the correction! I hate to pass on bad information. Were the bottle numbers off, too?

    EDIT: Found this post on RateBeer. Looks like bottle counts/price was confirmed by Jeppe. And it also appears I had the numbers right, but the currency wrong, according to that post. Sorry about that, guys!
  31. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (700) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    ISO: the mythical Danish trader

    I threw up an ISO:FT for an IP trade later this year, but have gotten crickets. Is there anyone out there interested in this?
  32. It was posted that on the ølbuttiken facebook page that the release is on the 23rd of june. Bottle limit 2. A 375 and one 750. Good luck to all who wants to get one.
  33. Oooooh Doopie, we can't wait!:) Can i have yours?

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  34. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (310) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    Hey brother, I thought you weren't into sours...unless you plan to surprise me! ;)
  35. No, sours are still not my cup of tea....just made fum with Erik who also dislikes sours, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  36. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    The idea of living in Europe and not liking sours BLOWS MY MIND!!!

    Also: iso...
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  37. Cinderbike

    Cinderbike Savant (280) Nevada Jan 16, 2011

    June 23rd? Drat. I was planning on some friends to snag me a bottle, but they will be gone by then. If anyone wants to go international, PM me. I've been gunning for a bottle for years.
  38. hurleymanvw

    hurleymanvw Savant (345) Georgia Jan 9, 2007

    Hey gents can i get some tips from those of you that have done this release before, like what time to show up and etc. I have a slight chance of being in Copenhagen this weekend and would love to pick some of this up.
  39. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Aficionado (195) Belgium Jun 22, 2011

    any idea on how fast the bottles go?
    i mean, you have to be there earlier??
    how long the the big bottles last last year?
    and how do they define who came in first? you get a number or something like that when you arrive?
    thanks in advance!
  40. You guys seriously underestimate the rush for the bottles. Last year I was there 30 minutes before release and there was nobody there. Ten minutes before I went back and a small line had formed. At opening a line maybe 20-30 minutes long was there. Seriously, no rush. If you are there around opening there should be bottles for you.

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