British Columbia Decent size shipment of various Cantillons just arrived in Vancouver

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Lurkaholic, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    A bunch of interesting Cantillon is being delivered around Vancouver today. Brewery Creek posted on twitter recently and I just got off the phone with them - multiple crates of each of the following:

    St Lamvinus
    Vigneronne
    Grand Cru Bruscella
    Iris
    Geuze
    Kriek
    Rose de Gambrinus

    Big whoop for all you albertans, I know, but we don't usually see as much as you guys. No word on whether they'll be limiting the amount you can buy yet (my guess: definitely going to happen) or prices beyond a rough estimate of expecting to pay maybe up to $27 a bottle for the rarer bottles. Legacy is expecting a shipment sometime today too, but doesn't know what they'll be getting yet (ought to by this evening).

    Also, first post. Hello!
     
  2. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    sssshhhhhhhhh!

    p.s. it's generally $25 a bottle. Still waiting for the Lou Pepes to show up :D
     
  3. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    What Lou Pepes are coming? LP-Gueuze by chance?
     
  4. Rutager

    Rutager Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    No Lou Pepe's this time :(
     
  5. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    I've been seeing much more limited access to Lou Pepes coming into Quebec as well. I fear the "Golden Days of Cantillon" in Canada may be drawing to a close...:(
     
  6. KeKeKumba

    KeKeKumba May 5, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    I've been curious about the Cantillon going into Quebec. It's coming in from Bieropholie, correct?
     
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  7. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Correct, although with # of members (and demand) going up it's getting harder to get orders filled.
     
  8. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Sheesh. I do hope you're wrong about that... but it wouldn't come as a huge shock.

    Do you happen to know whether we actually get more of it up here? Or is it just a case of perception with a similar amount going south of the border and just selling out much faster?
     
  9. Rutager

    Rutager Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Much much more goes to the US and yes, it just sells faster.
     
  10. domtronzero

    domtronzero Aug 18, 2007 California

    NOOOOOO!!!!! That means my supply shipped into San Diego from Canada will also be drying up!!!! :eek::(:mad:
     
  11. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Not for a couple of years at least, I stocked up...:p
     
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  12. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Having just got back from brewery creek I think things still look pretty good for us. This particular shipment is the largest that Brewery Creek's ever had of it apparently - around 90 cases - amounting to a literal wall of Cantillon in the back. 2 each of Lamvinus, Vigneronne and St Lamvinus came to $130-something all in (counting tax & CAMRA discount). Never tried any of them... will be cracking an Iris very shortly indeed!
     
  13. KeKeKumba

    KeKeKumba May 5, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Wouldn't mind some Lamvinus and Vigneronne if you know what I'm saying. ;)
     
  14. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    540 bottles, nice! Do you know what the Vig/Lam portions were by chance? So far from what I'm seeing Kriek/Classic/RdG/Iris/Grand Cru are fairly abundant in shipments, with Vig/Lam much smaller, and then Lou Pepes in very small amounts, and Fou'Foune/Mamouche nearly non-existant for the most part.
     
  15. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    I'm afraid not - but they didn't have any bottle limits either the Vigs or Lams, and they are usually quite strict on limits for anything that... well, people like us usually want more than one of :) Adam from Copper & Theory would be the chap to get in touch with for specific questions.

    And yeah. I know a few people here have gotten their hands on LPs in the past, but I'm unaware of anything rarer than that coming into BC.
     
  16. kjyost

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    And that's why y'alls gotta start making beers...
     
  17. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Make lambic? :cool:
     
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  18. kjyost

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    Me gots 1.5+ year old lambic downstairs...

    Now I have to convince Cara to brew a new one yearly...
     
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  19. cayenne

    cayenne May 9, 2012 California
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    I hope some of it lasts until end of July when I will be in Vancouver for a few days. Otherwise I guess I will have to post up some IP trades ;)
     
  20. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    hmmm what do we have here?
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    You soooo need to post this in the hauls thread with the heading "grabbed a few boxes for the weekend BBQ / grass-cutting, lots left though." I predict it will definately endear us with our southern neighbours...;)
     
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  22. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    LOL so very tempted
     
  23. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    I'll be in Vancouver next weekend...where is this at so that I may indulge?
     
  24. leedorham

    leedorham Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Why do they get more in Alberta?
     
  25. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Nov 8, 2011 Indiana
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    Does Toronto area ever see Cantillon in places other than restaurants and bars?
     
  26. hoser

    hoser Feb 17, 2003 Alberta (Canada)
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    The importer is Belgian and I am not sure it is even more that what your BC importer gets. BC has had a few more shipments to my knowledge Alberta has only had two shipments.
     
  27. hoser

    hoser Feb 17, 2003 Alberta (Canada)
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    Talk to the guys at Keepsix Imports they are the new importer and you might be able to get whole cases from them as a private order.
     
  28. peensteen

    peensteen Apr 3, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    No we do not
     
  29. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    I can't tell from the boxes, did you get any 375ml bottles of classic gueuze in? Ironically that's the only beer I'm low on...

    Thanks,
    Ted
     
  30. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Yep, brewery creek got both size bottles of the geuze, kriek and rose (everything else 750 only).
     
  31. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Feb 12, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    As did 16th Street Liquor in West Vancouver. The pic above is at 16th.
     
  32. Rutager

    Rutager Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    You coming up for the Knee Knacker 30 miler?
     
  33. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    Yes, I am...one last training race before Squamish 50 next month. Really excited.
     
  34. Rutager

    Rutager Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Sweet! The Squamish 50 is one of the few local ultras that I haven't run but have heard it's really nice.

    You're in for a treat with the Knee Knacker, such a great course. Pretty much all single track and lots of steep climbs and fast descents. Fun stuff man. I only did that one once but it's one of the two races I'm most proud of.

    Let me know how it goes!!
     
  35. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Cool! I know where to get 750's (in Alberta) but not 375ml's sadly, and 750ml is a bit much with a meal! :p

    Would someone be able to pick me up 12 bottles if I send a styroshipper? I can fill it with Half Pints 12oz'ers as a "thank you". I'd basically paypal you the $, send the styroshipper box, you fill it with Classic Gueuze (375ml), slap on the FedEx label I email you and drop it off...
     
  36. Torontoblue

    Torontoblue Jun 12, 2005 Alberta (Canada)
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    I've yet to see any 375ml bottles in Alberta, at least in the Edmonton area. We just get the 750ml format.
     
  37. deNevers

    deNevers Jun 26, 2013 Alberta (Canada)

    I called Brewery Creek today to order some Cantillons and pay by Visa so a friend could scoot by and pick it up on route to Kelowna. No dice! They wouldn't process the order and have no online ordering system. I spoke to the manager and still way around it. In this day and age I find this very poor business practices...it looks like I'm going to be out of luck on this shipment :(
     
  38. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Why not have your friend buy it and you just pay him back? Better yet e-transfer him the $ first. In this day and age really... ;)
     
  39. deNevers

    deNevers Jun 26, 2013 Alberta (Canada)

    He's currently up North at a diamond mine till Weds by which time most of the stock would be gone. Thanks for the good suggestion! I have worked out a solution and I hope to have the beer purchased later today.
     
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  40. Mista

    Mista Nov 10, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'll be in Vancouver July 24-27th if anyone wants to work out some IP trades for MN beers. Could always use a long term trading partner too =)
     
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