News NPR story on Westvleteren 12

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Pete0714, Dec 12, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pete0714

    Pete0714 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Indiana

    mikeburd1128 and headyhopzhead like this.
  2. Retsinis

    Retsinis Champion (848) Sep 25, 2009 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Yep, heard that this morning, and a friend, whose is not on BA even heard it, cool stuff. They also had a story this week about the 160% beer tax increase being considered in France, as well as the proposed re-taliation tax on wine in Beligium if they pass it. The correspondent even talked about how while it comes down to just a $0.06 per glass increase, that the big brewers could absorb, that the craft brewers would struggle with it. Great stuff.
     
  3. Pete0714

    Pete0714 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Indiana

    And to top it off, this evening they were talking about nanobrewers.
     
  4. GeoJames

    GeoJames Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012

    I had a few non-beer friends send me links to that story this morning.
     
  5. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    NPR is good shit (and that praise is coming from a neo-con). This ain't the first time they've done a really cool beer story, nor will it be the last.
     
  6. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I heard it too. Morning Edition is my alarm clock, and it was awesome hearing that story on a morning that I was getting up 2 hours early for a Westy trip. Yet another reason to pledge.
     
  7. broodog

    broodog Aspirant (222) Jul 18, 2009 Illinois

    Thanks for listening. Don't forget to donate to your local NPR station.
     
    Ranbot, zencigar, YogiBeer and 8 others like this.
  8. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Initiate (145) Aug 29, 2012 Maine
    Beer Trader

  9. biercycle

    biercycle Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    So, was it sold out country wide by the end of business hours yesterday or do you think there is still a few here and there today?
     
  10. Zerric

    Zerric Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 California

  11. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    This story was starting on my NPR station as I pulled into the Total Wine parking lot to buy Westlveteren yesterday
     
  12. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,113) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Someone should brew a beer for NPR.
     
    BedetheVenerable likes this.
  13. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    All Malts Considered? Bar Talk? Wait, Wait, Don't Card Me?
     
  14. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Wait wait don't tell me is crazy funny. I love NPR, didn't catch this story though so glad to see it here
     
  15. smcolw

    smcolw Poo-Bah (6,191) Jan 16, 2004 Massachusetts

    Fascinating to see which states even received it. Alabama got some, but not Georgia or Mississippi. Plenty in Oregon, but none in Washington. Texas got none, but Florida had it available in several places. Kentucky yes, Tennessee no. Et cetera... I'm sure it was by distributor, but I find it interesting who got lucky and who didn't.
     
  16. SocraticW

    SocraticW Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2012 California

    Thanks for posting!
     
  17. Ranbot

    Ranbot Devotee (433) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Someone should send Terry Gross a Fresh Beer.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.