Ordering Cantillon through SAQ?

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Ordering Cantillon through SAQ?

Postby Craig » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:13 pm

I know several of you have done this in the past. How does it work? Who do you order from? How long did it take? I'm thinking of looking into putting together an order, but I really don't know where to start.

On the off chance someone else is already working on the same thing and don't mid letting me in on the order, please drop me a PM.
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:21 pm

I think they are usually through Bieropholie, but from what I can understand (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) The orders are a. wildly popular, and b. do not always get fulfilled. I think the last one was in the fall.
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Postby Craig » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:07 pm

sprague11 wrote:I think they are usually through Bieropholie, but from what I can understand (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) The orders are a. wildly popular, and b. do not always get fulfilled. I think the last one was in the fall.


So I should just hop on their mailing list and hope for the best?
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:23 pm

squeaky wrote:
sprague11 wrote:I think they are usually through Bieropholie, but from what I can understand (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) The orders are a. wildly popular, and b. do not always get fulfilled. I think the last one was in the fall.


So I should just hop on their mailing list and hope for the best?
I think you need a mailing address in Quebec. You could use a family or friend's address, but you can't order to your Ontario address. That's my understanding anyway.
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Postby Craig » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:26 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
squeaky wrote:
sprague11 wrote:I think they are usually through Bieropholie, but from what I can understand (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) The orders are a. wildly popular, and b. do not always get fulfilled. I think the last one was in the fall.


So I should just hop on their mailing list and hope for the best?
I think you need a mailing address in Quebec. You could use a family or friend's address, but you can't order to your Ontario address. That's my understanding anyway.


I can probably work with that.

Wouldn't they just ship it to a SAQ for pickup though?
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Postby sprague11 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:49 pm

They ship to SAQ. You would have to pay an initial fee for a membership though.
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Postby Kekumba » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:51 pm

What exactly is the difference between Offices des Grand Crus and Bierophile? Does the former not supply the latter?

Either way, I've ordered maybe 6 cases of Cantillon off Offices des Grand Crus now, as well as a few cases of 3F Geuze. The 3F Geuze is easy and almost always available, the Cantillon comes in sporadically it seems. I placed an order in August last year and it wasn't available until December (no worries, it's not like I was charged anything until I paid shipping). Then just a few weeks ago they sent out an e-mail with new arrivals for March and Cantillon Gueuze was one of them. I ordered a case of 750's and it arrived quickly after they screwed up and sent it to an SAQ in Montreal.

One thing I've noticed, however, is the bottles might not be stored/imported/shipped under proper conditions. Some of them are noticeably off, and I've heard a few rumours Jean is aware and not happy about it (for the record, none of these bad bottles I have were included in the Cantillon FT post I made earlier this year).
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:57 pm

Have no knowledge on this subject but just throwing it out there.. If anyone does order let me know please I will be interested in a case or split case of anything. If need to get multiple cases to fill a minimum that's cool to.
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Postby Craig » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:22 pm

Kekumba wrote:What exactly is the difference between Offices des Grand Crus and Bierophile? Does the former not supply the latter?

Either way, I've ordered maybe 6 cases of Cantillon off Offices des Grand Crus now, as well as a few cases of 3F Geuze. The 3F Geuze is easy and almost always available, the Cantillon comes in sporadically it seems. I placed an order in August last year and it wasn't available until December (no worries, it's not like I was charged anything until I paid shipping). Then just a few weeks ago they sent out an e-mail with new arrivals for March and Cantillon Gueuze was one of them. I ordered a case of 750's and it arrived quickly after they screwed up and sent it to an SAQ in Montreal.

One thing I've noticed, however, is the bottles might not be stored/imported/shipped under proper conditions. Some of them are noticeably off, and I've heard a few rumours Jean is aware and not happy about it (for the record, none of these bad bottles I have were included in the Cantillon FT post I made earlier this year).


Oh nice, the 3F seems to be available right now. I might have to look into that.
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:56 am

when you order through Offices des Grand Crus, do you pay in advance or only when the beer shows up at the SAQ? Also, is there any fee for this beside the cost of the beer? (I see some info on their webpage but my french isn't the best)
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Postby Kekumba » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:30 pm

You pay shipping when they confirm your order, and then pay whatever the price of the beer is when you go pick it up. No other fees I don't think. Shipping prices are getting pretty stupid on Cantillon. Like, double what it was just late last year. They also keep telling me they have other beers besides Cantillon, lol.
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:50 pm

are the fees listed on their site accurate? I see $14 for Cantillon. Can anyone order? Or do I need to be some sort of member?

Does the money due at delivery go to the SAQ? I have a SAQ giftcard, wondering if I can use it towards an order.
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Postby spinrsx » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:57 pm

found this site too - cheaper delivery fees.. http://www.quebecbiere.info
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Postby Craig » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:35 pm

spinrsx wrote:found this site too - cheaper delivery fees.. http://www.quebecbiere.info


They actually have Cantillon listed too.

I couldn't get organized to do anything with this before Mondiale. If anyone else is putting in an order and wouldn't mind letting me piggyback on it, I'd be appreciative.

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