Cantillon Shortage?

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by Prospero, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    I've had other Cantillon and other of the style. I was basing my judgement on the two Cantillon that they had in stock vs. other Cantillon that I'd say are the best (LP Kriek & St. Lamvinus). Yes their krieks in particular are amazing, but IMHO lambics are not as good as other beer styles. I guess what I was saying is that because lambics are an acquired taste and most good lambics are rare, people tend to overrate the beer in general.
     
  2. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,132) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    I think you proved your own point. You don't think lambic is as good as other styles yet you ran out to buy some because it's Cantillon. I hope you got a gueuze because it may change your opinion on lambics.
     
  3. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    I got it to try it because I haven't had it before. What's wrong with that? I think most people that get it are people that can't live without it. Completely different. And you didn't read my previous post did you. I've had gueuze beer before and I've had a ton of lambics, but none compare to other beer styles I enjoy much more.
     
  4. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,132) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    Sorry bro, wasn't trying to call you out or start an argument at all. Cheers!

    Oh and Colorado Liquor Mart had the 100% Kriek yesterday but it sold out.
     
  5. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2007 Colorado

    Blame. Blame. Blame. Shelton is not the big problem. Shelton gets what Cantillon sends them. Shelton distributes where Cantillon is ordered/sought after most. Simple. The problem is Elite Distribution. They are the distributors of Shelton here in Colorado. The order about 1/4 the times as other distributors of Shelton nationally. We get skipped on a lot of specialty beers carried by Shelton because of Elite Distribution and how they order (or Don't in this matter). Shelton updated it's inventory almost every other week. Pre-orders can be placed to Shelton from distributors every time the inventory is updated. Elite Distributing does Shelton Pre-Orders about once every three months. This means Colorado is missing more than 20 chances a year at Rare/Special Release/Limited beers every year. Because of Elite's continued lack of focus on the Shelton portfolio and it's impact in CO, I believe we are left with little rarities to go around. Shelton has tried multiple times to remedy the situation here in CO to no avail.
     
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  6. Graviz

    Graviz Aspirant (262) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
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    Picked up two bottles last night! :grinning: (of their Kreik) Can't wait to try this unicorn.
     
  7. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    The LP?

    @jello now see thats what I wanted to know, I knew there had to be an explanation, thanks
     
  8. Graviz

    Graviz Aspirant (262) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
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    Which bottles did you get there?
     
  9. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    rose and classic gueuze
     
  10. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,457) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    While I haven't heard that from Shelton, this seems to be the case. I'm not sure why Elite operates the way they do (keeping in mind that I don't 100% know how they operate anyway), but I'm guessing they concentrate on or care more about wine numbers. Perhaps that's less of a headache, too :slight_smile:
     
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  11. joshclauss

    joshclauss Aspirant (243) Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Very limited quantity at Superior and Total Bev Westminster as of today.
     
  12. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    No issues buying it down here. tasty stuff.
     
  13. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,132) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    Interesting, I always suspected there was something more involved in CO than the general Cantiloon craziness.

    On a side note I got a bottle of Cantillon gueuze at Total Bev Westminster and they had one left. Oddly it has the euro label instead of the yellow one.:sunglasses:
     
  14. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (99) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

    agreed
     
  15. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    say what you will, but i know i've seen the Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek (rated as one of the top 5 lambics in the world on BA) on the shelves for weeks now, whereas any Cantillon no matter how good it is, sells out in 20 minutes. that's all i was saying.

    hope you all find some to enjoy and i hope more returns to CO soon.
     
  16. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    It costs around $35 and Drie Fonteinen isn't as hyped up as the loon. Kriek de ranke is #7 and is easy to find, but nobody gets a hard on for de ranke.
     
  17. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    case in point.
     
  18. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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  19. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (99) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

    posted this in that boycott thread forgot about this one but ill repeat...

    It seems that a lot of Cantillon came into the state this go around which is awesome. From my personal investigation tactics (aka beer hunting skillz) these stores got cases

    Mile High - 1 case Classic 375s, 1 Case Rose de Gambrinus 375s
    Argonaut - 1 case Classic 375s, 1 Case Rose de Gambrinus 375s
    Littles Liquor - 1 case Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 750s
    Mondo Vino - 1 case 2009 Lou Pepe Kriek 750s, 1 Case Classic 375s
    Highlands Wine and Spirits - got some but i don't know what

    and mentioned above Superior and Total Bev got some

    any other case reports out there? i heard about 24 cases were allocated this go around which is 5x as much as the last time. Hopefully this continues!!
     
  20. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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  21. LostCook

    LostCook Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2009 California


    my buddy said that highland's sold him a 375ml of 100% Kriek.
     
  22. CK21

    CK21 Initiate (167) Feb 6, 2011 Colorado

    Picked what was "the last one" up at Total Bev this morning. It's the 100% Bio Lambic (Organic) not the Classic Gueuze. Probably the reason for the label confusion?
     
  23. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,132) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    100% Bio Lambic and Classic Gueuze are the same beer.
     
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  24. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Crusader (742) Oct 5, 2011 Colorado
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    Heard Lukas is getting a big shipment today.
     
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  25. CK21

    CK21 Initiate (167) Feb 6, 2011 Colorado

    Thanks for the education. I always thought they were different beers just because of the label. Don't I feel like an ass.
     
  26. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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  27. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    No, they are the same beer. They are organic according to Belgian standards but couldn't get certification in the US for some reason, so they can't call it organic.
     
  28. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Well then why in the heck does Cantillon have 2 different pages and BA have two different pages. If it's the same beer than BIO should be an alias and BA needs to reflect that change and merge the reviews.

    Same recipe probably, in fact they probably taste the same, but I just don't understand why they bother distinguishing the two on their website if they are the same beer different label.

    People just stated they bought the BIO version of it on the shelf. I bought a Classic Gueze. Different labels. If they can't use it then why/how did the BIO even get to the shelf?


    That still doesn't explain why there's two labels showing up on U.S. shelves one BIO the other Classic.

    Obviously I don't know, I'm just asking. I know at least Gueuze 100% Lambic is the same thing as Classic Gueuze.
     
  29. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Pardon my ignorance, I believe you guys, it's just all the evidence elsewhere is confusing.
     
  30. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (263) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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  31. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Aspirant (240) Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    :astonished:
     
  32. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (263) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Keep an eye out. That's all I've got.
     
  33. joshclauss

    joshclauss Aspirant (243) Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Smell like rain?
     
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  34. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Initiate (125) May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    Seriously? Again?
     
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  35. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (263) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Some Shelton accounts up north got some in yesterday. I think the furthest south it made it to was Total Bev in Westminster. I wouldn't be surprised if the usual suspects in the Denver area, Lukas and Mile High, get some as well.
     
  36. joshclauss

    joshclauss Aspirant (243) Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    I think I need to bring my hot pants, rollerblades, and truck bumper tows out of retirement.
     
  37. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (263) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Personally i love the tiny corduroy OP shorts of decades past...but I'm sure they have nothing on your hot pants ;-)
     
  38. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Initiate (125) May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    I think we all just need to remember the first rule of cantillon club...
     
  39. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    What's that, just order from Belgium? Oh oh.... right... uh, n/m.
     
  40. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Aspirant (240) Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    . . .there is no Cantillon club
     
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