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Belgium Westvleteren Bricks To Be Sold At Sligro, Sign Up March 20th

Discussion in 'Europe' started by doopiedoopiedoo, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

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  2. rvdoorn

    rvdoorn Jun 4, 2009 Netherlands

    Sligro.... that is a wholesale company.... I guess retailers like Mitra can buy there, not individuals like us :(
     
  3. PapaEugene

    PapaEugene Jun 8, 2009 Netherlands

    How about hijacking a truck and drive it through the wall there....:D
     
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  4. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    No bricks for me this time, i will wait for the abbey to release a bunch of bricks like they did a few months ago........
     
  5. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    As a man who has have the "bricked version" and the plan version have you noticed a difference? In the latest issue of BA Tim Webb commented that the "bricked version" could have been rushed and not as tasty...
     
  6. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    Not more than with other 'normal' bottles. I posted a time ago that the monks had problems with the warmroom. The crates which stood near to the wall did not get enough temperature to let the beer 'grow'. I was in the warmroom a few months ago when brother Michael told me about this problem. At that time they were installing a circulation machine to get the warm temperature to all crates. For the bricks it was a bit too late. I believe the taste difference has to do with that problem they had.
     
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  7. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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  8. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    The Sligro stores are only in Holland Jim. Belgium will have no bricks this time......
     
  9. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
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    I sign in for 2 bricks!! Want to trade it for a normaal price!!
     
  10. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    Mark (Mar02x) was so kind for me to reserve a brick for me at the Sligro site. I also mailed brother Michael to see if there is a chance he will have some bricks at the abbey, just like last time with the Colruyt deal. Always nice to ship some to the States........

    Thijs
     
  11. rvdoorn

    rvdoorn Jun 4, 2009 Netherlands

    What about shipping some to people in the Netherlands? Now only members of Sligro can buy bricks (wholesale), it will be almost impossible for the real Dutch beerlovers like us to obtain them (since most of them don't have their own company). I start the dislike the commercial behavior of the monks more and more. They should have allowed regular beershops like the Mitra to sell the bricks, not supermarkets, not wholesale companies. Like this, the monks (again) stimulate (or at least don’t prevent) the resale of the bricks on the secondary market.
     
  12. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
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    Als je wat leuks te traden heb rvdoorn kan dat altijd he!!
     
  13. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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    Isn't the idea that beer shops will buy the bricks from Sligro and then re-sell them to the public?
     
  14. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
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    Oh yes and then sold them for 100 euro each!!!
     
  15. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    I don't think it's the idea to have them being re-sold.
    Sligro is a place for small business owners to buy their supplies.
    I agree with Ron that it suck that we can't just go out and buy a 'brick'.
     
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  16. DARIVA

    DARIVA Mar 6, 2012 Netherlands

    I signed in for two bricks.
    Next monday 7500 bricks will be divided or maybe raffled.

    Fingers crossed ;)
     
  17. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
    Beer Trader

    Oh yes i can take 2 bricks from the Sligro!!!!;)
     
  18. DARIVA

    DARIVA Mar 6, 2012 Netherlands

    Damn, I got nothing :mad:.
     
  19. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    I got one!
     
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  20. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    I even got two now!
     
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  21. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    Is one of them for me? :p
     
  22. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    No Jim, i still have one from the abbey waiting for you. That is one of the Colruyt deal from november 2011.

    Thijs
     
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  23. DARIVA

    DARIVA Mar 6, 2012 Netherlands

    I've got also one and maybe I will get three more ;).
     
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