Belgium fou foune for take-away

Discussion in 'Europe' started by yinzer, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. farundrpar

    farundrpar Apr 4, 2011 Colorado

    Ha, compliment accepted. I feel your pain everyday.

    Good luck to everyone in your Fou Foune search! It will be worth it...
     
  2. rrryanc

    rrryanc May 19, 2006 California
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    Visited today. Still bottles available at a 2 bottle limit.
     
  3. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Good on you, enjoy! It's a wonderful brew.
     
  4. rrryanc

    rrryanc May 19, 2006 California
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    Thanks! Was great meeting you and having beers and conversation yesterday! And thanks for all the great beers!
     
  5. dannyancient

    dannyancient Jul 20, 2010 California

    Went yesterday and they were allowing a full 6 bottles of Fou Foune!
     
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  6. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    I am going on Saturday. If any locals want to meet up, shoot me a message.....(I might bring a bottle of Bourbon County with me....)
     
  7. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    Don't know if it is just on weekends, but there was a limit 2 on Fou today. Good thing I made friendly with four Brits that were there and didn't want any bottles....:cool:
     
  8. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Can anyone clarify how they bottle? I was listening to the interview of Jean on TBN and I seem to of heard that it takes them months to bottle a run. I also heard that the bottles will evolve as time goes on.
     
  9. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    Anyone been to the brewery lately? Is there any left? I was there at the beginning of the year and there was still some left. Info would be great. Thanks!
     
  10. DStoked

    DStoked Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Shopping for your buy-in Kevin?
     
  11. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    I haven't been to the brewery since October but I would be shocked if the still had any for sale at this point. Honestly I would be more fired up for the new 50n 4e that should be bottled soon or that clay pot fermented lambic Jean has been working on. Fou Foune is great but not the be all end all of lambics.
     
  12. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
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    3 weeks ago they still gave fou foune!!
     
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  13. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    Thanks. I was hoping there was some lingering around. I am probably going to go the first Sat of Mar. They are doing open brewing! I hope I am still in Europe when the 50N release happens.
     
  14. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I've mentioned this before, if anyone sees Jean before I do I'd like some clarification. But in an interview Jean said that (not sure what beers that this pertains too) not all of the fruit beers are bottled at the same time. And that the later ones are more complex. Again, I'm not sure the depth of his comment.
     
  15. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    When are you going? I'll try and ask when I go in 2 weeks, but they are brewing that day, so they might be busy.

    Anyone else thinking about going on Mar 2nd? If so, shoot me a message. I'll make sure to bring along some beer taste.
     
  16. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
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    Stopped by there today to pick up a few random bottles while out shopping with the family, and they were sold out of Fou Foune. They did have some St. Lamvinus for take-away. So scored that. They were also in the process of bottling. Yay!!!!
     
  17. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Are the bottle priced comparable to the US prices?
     
  18. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
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    I don't know US prices as I never actually saw Cantillon stateside. However, at the brewery is by far the cheapest place I have seen any of their beer anywhere. I got 3 bottles of St. Lamvinus, 3 Iris, 3 Cuvee de Champions, 4 gueuze glasses, 4 tulip glasses and t-shirt for 100 euro.
     
  19. shadowane

    shadowane Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    No the brewery is significantly cheaper than prices in the US. Talking like 8 euros (so like maybe $15?) for the more expensive stuff.
     
  20. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    Yeah... You will not find it cheaper that at the brewery.
     
  21. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    the highest price i paid for a bottle at cantillon for take away was 9 eur for a lou pepe kriek. drink in, i paid 14 for a 2012 zwanze.
     
  22. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    Fou Foune has been bottled about 2-3 weeks before Borfets the last 2 years (early sept). Two years ago they had freshly bottled LP Kriek while last year they did not. Because of this I doubt they do all fruited lambics at the same time. In general the beer is ready when it is ready. I stopped trying to guess when Cantillon bottles/releases stuff a while back. It just varies too much.
     
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  23. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    The exchange rate sucks, but it's not that bad! That's worse than the pound!
     
  24. shadowane

    shadowane Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Fair enough. I'm not visiting any time soon and didn't feel like really doing math. :)
     
  25. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Just remember, No Reason
     
  26. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Hmm what would they tend to have in early July when I'll be in Brussels? I'm really looking forward to trying everything they have at Cantillon's even if I don't take any away.
     
  27. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
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    We still waiting for the 50N40E! So maybe in may/june/july
     
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  28. JCDenver

    JCDenver Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    I'm hoping for August, but only because I'm very selfish!
     
  29. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
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    They are very quite about it at the brewery!!
     
  30. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Well if 50N40E is released on Sept 17th, then this thread might never end. Think about it :)
     
  31. BelgianBeerPope

    BelgianBeerPope Aug 10, 2012 Belgium

    I still have some Fou Foune in my private collection and willing to trade for some US gems :)
     
  32. knucks999

    knucks999 Sep 30, 2008 Colorado

    Anyone know what other specialties are available at Cantillon now?
     
  33. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I'm coming next week if anyone wants to trade/meet up for some beers!
     
  34. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    I can vouch for James. Rock solid BA and it would be totally worth it to talk trade with him and or meet up for pints.
     
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  35. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    You're a gentleman and a scholar Tender!
     
  36. trevorjk

    trevorjk Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
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    I might have to take up your offer on this. Especially if i cant find a bottle before May. Ive got a few goodies from the states here. Mostly big American style stouts. Otherwise i have a Founders Bolt Cutter Barleywine that i will trade :)
     
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  37. BelgianBeerPope

    BelgianBeerPope Aug 10, 2012 Belgium

    You know where to find me if you want to set-up a trade :)
     
  38. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
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    How did the 50N release work last year? Released at the brewery, one per customer? (we are sooo used to that concept in the states)
     
  39. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    Wasn't it last released in '07 or '08?
     
  40. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
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    Yeah, 2 seconds of research iindicates it was released in 2007 and distributed to the US by Shelton Bros in 2008.
     
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