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Cantillon?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by BigGene, May 10, 2012.

  1. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I ended up placing two orders with them a day apart. The first one arrived in 5 days and the second one didn't ship for 6 days, and arrive until 6 more days after that. I guess it's a bit random.
     
  2. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Ever since the Great Cantillon Purge of 2010 it's been damn near impossible to get. I've only landed one bottle of gueuze this year so far! Unacceptable. And Shelton can suck a big one, too.
     
  3. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Lets be honest, you just wanted to "like" my comment twice. It's okay, I dont blame you ;)
     
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  4. alwaysanswerb

    alwaysanswerb Jun 28, 2010 California

    Yes.
     
  5. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

    Denver/Colorado recently within the past 1.5 months got 25 or so cases to the state. 1900, 2008lp Kriek, classic/bio, gambrinus came.
     
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  7. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the heads up, I am really excited about this trip and the tour. Whatever I can get I will take as I really want to be able to enjoy the beers a little more often throughout the year!
     
  8. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Subscriber

    I am awaiting for a Euro crash to take advantage of this ;) coooommmeee oonnnn

    ESPANA!! :p
     
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  9. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    If the Euro crashes it's going to be just as hard to order Cantillon from overseas as it is to buy it locally... Unless they catch on and jack up prices to account for it, which is quite likely given the way online Euro shops already price by demand a lot better than US stores.
     
  10. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Subscriber

    it's really not going to make a difference... hence forth... smiley faces... :D
     
  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Im ashamed to admit it, but I bought 4 bottles of the classic gueuze at $17 a piece carry out from a dive bar. Ive only once heard of Classic Gueuze coming into the largest store in the area (Sams Quik Shop), and I had to drive 100mph after receiving the text to get a bottle.

    3 Fonteinen is even freaking worse. I bought 2 375 mL bottles in like October, and I havent seen a damn bottle since. the Schaerbeekse Kriek sat on shelves for a good 3-4 months, and when I went to buy it, it was gone. fucking hype.

    but back to Cantillon. I wouldnt trade your left nut for Rose de Gambrinus. Its good, but Ive had better Strawberry lambics (Hanssens Oudbeitje-also stupidly hard to find). I sent a bottle of the Classic Gueuze in trade for Pliny and Consecration, and kind of regret it since they were from 09.

    Basically dont trade for the Classic Gueuze, but buy it on site. Any others buy them. Ive never seen them ever.
     
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I'll mention De Cam. And also say wonderful stuff.
     
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    That's a long trip from Australia. ;)
     
  14. domtronzero

    domtronzero Aug 18, 2007 California

    Rose de Gambrinus is a framboise by the way. No strawberries, they use raspberries.
     
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  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    My advice, whether you like sours or not, is to head to Belgium. It's a must as a beer geek, and then you can visit Cantillon, meet the owner, go through the self-guided tour and drink/buy plenty of Cantillon there. You can also have plenty of Cantillon in Belgium period, I lived on gueze when I visited there.
     
  16. JohnnyTightLips

    JohnnyTightLips May 30, 2009 Illinois

    Took 8 days for my 10 bottles. Great site!
     
  17. Giovacchini

    Giovacchini Dec 16, 2011 California

    Anybody have any experience buying from beer planet (http://www.beerplanet.eu/catalog/index.php)? They have Cantillon among other great Belgian brews. I just want to know if anyone has had them ship to the USA and how it worked out.
     
  18. tobelerone

    tobelerone Dec 1, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Was about to head to the register at one of my favorite shops yesterday after chatting with the owner for a while, who told me I missed out on the 6 bottles of Lou Pepe Kriek he got in the previous week. Oh well, I said, them's the breaks, maybe someday. All of a sudden he says hey, I was cleaning up some loose bottles, look what I found: the last bottle of Lou Pepe. Want it? Yes please. Score! Pays to be friendly and develop a relationship with the beer guys it seems. I make a point of not simply whale-hunting but always buy some good stuff...folks remember that.
     
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Uh, Shelton Brothers distributes in Texas and I have never seen nor heard of this beer being released in Texas. Has someone EVER bought this in Texas? Is it sold in secret, under cover of night?
     
  20. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Ohio just got a shipment in; I was able to score four different cantillon beers at two places. Could have bought one more - St. Lamvinious, but at $35 it stayed on the shelf.
     
  21. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    That is cause it is not imported here (except for one time Oude Lambik). If Cantillon is small DeCam is microscopic. It's pretty hard to find De Cam in Belgium.
     
  22. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    The breweries selections are seasonal. Fou Foune is usually bottled in the early fall. When I was there in late Sept 2011 there was a TON of fresh Fou Foune. I could have got a pallet if I wanted. It would have exceeded the weight limit for my bagage though:(
     
  23. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    your lucky to get any even there anymore, from the locals I hear from anyway.
     
  24. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    Big following yes... but it is stupid how hard it is to get that stuff stateside. 3 years ago I could have gone to 4-5 different local stores and bought it off the shelf at anytime. Even the one off stuff. A large store by me had bottles of the 50N 4E on the shelves for months a few years back. Now you have to shank someone for a bottle. UGH!
     
  25. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    in the late 1990's it would sit for years....
     
  26. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    link is broken, new site.
     
  27. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I saw a bunch of it when I was in Brussels two months ago but not in large quantities at all. I am now kicking myself for passing up the 3 bottles of the oude lambik late last year when I saw it on the shelf... $35 was hard to cough up at the time. A couple months later I had a bottle shared with me and it was incredible - I would gladly buy all 3 bottles if I saw it again knowing what I know now.
     
  28. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Never had it shipped but I bought beer from the store itself - very good selection and nice owner.
     
  29. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
    Beer Trader

    They only had Classic and Kriek last week.
     
  30. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Wow, I thought it was slim pickings when I was there with Gueuze, Kriek, Rose, and Iris
     
  31. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
    Beer Trader

    I think you'll find more inventory beginning as early as December. The beginning of the year is your best bet.
     
  32. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I think the only inventory I am looking at anytime soon is ordering online... I hope I dont miss the boat on fou foune
     
  33. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Just a head's up - Fou Foune comes and goes online about as fast as it does in stores nowadays, and that's even with 1 bottle limits in place. The only exceptions are the places that really jack the price up to $40-$50/bottle before shipping.
     
  34. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    De Cam's pretty much Belgium only with a few exceptions like the Lambiek a couple years back.
     
  35. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I am not even going to waste my time looking for it in stores in the US if it happens i happens. Im considering doing my first order from Belgium in this case as I think it might stick around more than 30 minutes... if not then looks like I will have to attempt a trade.
     
  36. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    30 minutes is about right for the online stores in Belgium that don't jack the price up. :) Just gotta be ready...
     
  37. CurtisMcArthur

    CurtisMcArthur Dec 31, 2009 Tennessee

    Don't forget about Tilquin!
     
  38. CurtisMcArthur

    CurtisMcArthur Dec 31, 2009 Tennessee

    Exact same experience. Customs has a lot to do with it. Placed 2 orders within a few days of each other and received the 2nd order before the 1st.
     
  39. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Ahhhh damn I was hoping I would have a slightly better window! Oh well I will see if I luck out.
     
  40. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Feb 25, 2009 New York

    so you grabbed 25% of a cities entire alottment of Cantillon for yourself? Dick move. Shaun Hill hates you.
     
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