Is Weihenstephaner Vitus in your area?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by leezy, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (133) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan

    Very easy to obtain on the SE side of Michigan and always a great value (ranges from $2.99-3.19 a bottle). This is a beer my fridge is never without, summer or winter it drinks great.
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  2. derftron

    derftron Disciple (371) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    This is a fantastic beer. Really random distribution here in Oregon. One QFC has it, and about 1/4 of the Whole Foods. Even bottle shops are hit and miss.

    I actually stumbled upon this a few years ago as a "random try" one day and was utterly blown away. I had no idea. Nothing better than picking up something out of the blue and it turns out to be a total gem.

    but yea, to the original poster, dont struggle anymore. Ill trade with you if you need it. Im sure you have something in your neighborhood that doesnt make it to oregon.
  3. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,663) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    It's pretty random here in CO, too. I'll see it everywhere for a few months and then I won't see it again until next season. While I prefer darker weizenbocks, Vitus is still amazing.
    If you like it, Plank and Ayinger make versions you'll likely enjoy, too.
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  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Devotee (406) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois

    Great beer, although I've only had it out of 2L boots at the Bavarian Brau Haus on Lincoln here in Chicago.
  5. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (226) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Most of the Binny's I've been to in Illinois have it. Whole Foods seems more likely to have Korbinian but I've seen Vitus too.

    I've seen Korbinian in D.C. but can't recall seeing Vitus. Where do you find it?
  6. BierGartenok

    BierGartenok Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2009 Oklahoma

  7. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Seen it all across Scotland. Passed it by on my last bottle shop visit because I felt confident in the supply chain.
  8. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    I've seen it in IL and WI all over the place, but for some weird reason we don't get Vitus or Korbinian in MN despite getting all of Weihenstephaner's other US offerings. Why is that? And, did you find some in MN? DO we now get the Vitus?
  9. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,285) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois

    Yes, everywhere.
  10. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (8,253) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    We have it here in Eastern PA. Hadn't seen it though prior to maybe 6 months ago.
  11. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Si, senor

    Southern CT
  12. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    VERY easy to find here, even in crappy supermarkets and thank the lord for that. excellent beet
  13. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Yes, all over Tampa Bay.
  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,752) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Interesting to read that it's not readily available in some places.
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  15. leezy

    leezy Initiate (72) Sep 13, 2009 Minnesota

    I've been to WI,ND and IA (already on a trip/purpose, not JUST for Vitus/beer) but was never able to find it at the beer stores that have been recommended on BA.

    I did find some in MN, I emailed the importer (Total Beverage Solutions) to find out why Vitus was suddenly available and the distributer info as well.

    If your interested, BM me and I'll give you the store names and locations
  16. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Devotee (406) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Warren's in Wheaton, Il has consistantly had it on tap since May. Life is Good
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  17. jdrum

    jdrum Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2010 Illinois

    been buying it for 1.50 a bottle at my local store, they are getting rid of it, sad
  18. puboflyons

    puboflyons Poo-Bah (5,318) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    Fairly easy to find in New Hampshire. Even some supermarkets carry it.
  19. schmidtmattsays

    schmidtmattsays Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2013 Illinois

    Right you are, good sir. Binny's in Buffalo Grove had plenty - thanks!
  20. HeelsandEers

    HeelsandEers Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2013 West Virginia

    I've been wanting to try this for a while now. Their hefe is amazing. I'm sure this is as well.
  21. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    I am lucky to find it here for $3.I listened to all the V.I.T.U.S posts.I do hear you out there.Cheers
  22. Relik

    Relik Initiate (117) Apr 20, 2011 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    well i wish i could join the party and say "oh yeah its up here too" but sadly its not, maybe it will change soon...
  23. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (22,584) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Yep, and if you go to a good store they will always be pretty fresh which is my preference. I can usually find them under 6 months old. Vitus needs to be 6 packed IMO. I have 6 pack of moderately fresh Hefewiess on me right now.
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  24. funhog

    funhog Aspirant (262) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois

  25. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,203) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    That's funny, it's a shelf beer here in WV and we don't get anything!
  26. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,404) Nov 25, 2012 Washington

    Yes its on a few shelves for $4 or so dollars, never thought much of it...
  27. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,048) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    SoCal here (LA). this may have already been said before, but its relatively easy to get here
  28. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,690) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    We had a month-long blip in NNJ when the distributor went out of business, but it's beer picked up by another one and is available again.
  29. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,932) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    So, let us know how you enjoyed it? Was it worth the hunt? I do love it, but give me their Hefe and Kristall every time.
  30. BrettHead

    BrettHead Zealot (504) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    On the shelves 24/7/365 :slight_smile:
  31. TargaFlorio

    TargaFlorio Crusader (741) Jul 3, 2012 Indiana

    Picked up a bottle last night after reading all the great comments about it in this thread. Can't wait to try it.
  32. BrettHead

    BrettHead Zealot (504) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

  33. dumpman

    dumpman Devotee (439) Feb 6, 2010 Rhode Island

    Excellent brewery, distro might be a little slow but if you learn the freshness code on the back of the bottle you can eliminate the old stuff.
    You can't beat the hefe, vitus and my favorite korbinian. Readily available here in new England.
  34. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (639) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    At $2.99 per bottle near me - amazing. I can enjoy 3 or 4 of these world-class beers for the same price of some ridiculous bomber of unproven, middling beer.
  35. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Zealot (510) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    I wasn't even looking for it, and found quite a bit this past week. Great example of the style, and at $3.49, a steal.
  36. tr9871

    tr9871 Initiate (115) Apr 14, 2013 Florida

    I'm surprised to see this thread because it's always one the shelf here and we hardly get anything in distribution! I just bought one tonight coincidentally. its less than $3 here too and worth 3x that IMHO.
  37. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    We just received it last week, along with Korbinian. I have yet to pick up any, but it's on my list for tomorrow night.
  38. krouge

    krouge Initiate (20) Dec 22, 2006 Thailand

    Our local supermarket usually has Vitus. I think that it costs about US$4.80 per 500ml bottle.
  39. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    grabbed it last night at the Four Firkins!
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  40. stella77artois

    stella77artois Devotee (485) Nov 4, 2010 New York

    I've only seen it in one store in my area. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to sell all that well at this place, so I could probably pick one up whenever I felt so inclined.
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