Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

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Postby biegaman » Sun May 29, 2016 10:13 am

Belgian wrote:My TBS experience too. They are like a retarded Beer Mafia.

The mafia are actually organized.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby El Pinguino » Mon May 30, 2016 7:04 pm

GtownRandy wrote:just got back from the maple ave, milton beer store with a 4 pack of Maudite and Trois Pistoles. despite the TBS website only displaying Maudite keg info and saying the location had zero 3P. that store is the kind with the counter that you order at, so i asked if they had either beer, he looked them up and said yes. came back with a 4 pack of each, which for $10 has to be one of the best beer values in ontario.

i asked if there was lots left in the back, he said "yeah, no one ever buys that" LOL

so there's still some out there, more likely at the counter stores than the ones where you can walk into the cooler


Good to knwo GTown....!
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby El Pinguino » Mon May 30, 2016 7:26 pm

Belgian wrote:
atomeyes wrote:better question:
why did they ever stop making Qu'elle Que Chose?

If I had to guess, because cherries.


Actually, nothing to do with cherries.

Quelque Chose is an interesting story. I had the pleasure of talking with Jerry Vietz about its discontinuation and it's apparently a very common question.

The way that beer came about was that Unibroue had an arrangement with Liefmans. Liefmans sent over a supply of their kriek, which was the base beer of Quelque Chose.
Then Jerry and the guys at Unibroue blended it with their own brown ale. (and perhaps some other spices, etc but I don't totally recall). I didn't ask if it was Noire de Chambly that it was blended with, it could have been a completely different, never released on its own, Unibroue beer.

But, Liefmans went bankrupt in 2008 and changes started to happen. As a result, when Jerry contacted Liefmans one year for his usual "order" of Kriek to make Quelque Chose in 2010 or 2011, his contacts were no longer there, and brewers had changed...and nobody knew of this special arrangement between Liefmans and Unibroue. :evil:

Needless to say, since the beer was last made in 2010, it seems the current Duvel Moortgat owners don't have any desire to help out Unibroue.

End of the story is that Quelque Chose will likely return one year...with a new base kriek, and as per Jerry, it will be named Autre Chose. :D
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Postby Belgian » Tue May 31, 2016 1:56 am

biegaman wrote:
Belgian wrote:My TBS experience too. They are like a retarded Beer Mafia.

The mafia are actually organized.

:D It's why I added the 'retarded' part.

Also, thanks for the great intel on Liefman's Krek blended into Quelque Chose. Them good Belgian cherries!
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby jeremyg » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:03 pm

El Pinguino wrote:
Belgian wrote:
atomeyes wrote:better question:
why did they ever stop making Qu'elle Que Chose?

If I had to guess, because cherries.


Actually, nothing to do with cherries.

Quelque Chose is an interesting story. I had the pleasure of talking with Jerry Vietz about its discontinuation and it's apparently a very common question.

The way that beer came about was that Unibroue had an arrangement with Liefmans. Liefmans sent over a supply of their kriek, which was the base beer of Quelque Chose.
Then Jerry and the guys at Unibroue blended it with their own brown ale. (and perhaps some other spices, etc but I don't totally recall). I didn't ask if it was Noire de Chambly that it was blended with, it could have been a completely different, never released on its own, Unibroue beer.

But, Liefmans went bankrupt in 2008 and changes started to happen. As a result, when Jerry contacted Liefmans one year for his usual "order" of Kriek to make Quelque Chose in 2010 or 2011, his contacts were no longer there, and brewers had changed...and nobody knew of this special arrangement between Liefmans and Unibroue. :evil:

Needless to say, since the beer was last made in 2010, it seems the current Duvel Moortgat owners don't have any desire to help out Unibroue.

End of the story is that Quelque Chose will likely return one year...with a new base kriek, and as per Jerry, it will be named Autre Chose. :D


fascinating. thanks for sharing this!
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:27 pm

In my never-ending admiration for Unibroue beers...I recently picked up the mixed 6-pack from the LCBO that features Maudite. But then I noticed the Beer Store has a different mixed pack which features terrible and Trois Pistoles...although it is listed as new and doesn't seem to be anywhere beyond their distribution centres yet. Anyhow, just an FYI for other Unibroue lovers.

http://www.thebeerstore.ca/beers/unibro ... ier-select

BUT, the bigger Unibroue news I came across is what appears to be the reincarnation of Quelque Chose, the old cherry brown ale that hasn't been made since around 2010. Looks like it'll be a sour version this time though, wit ha different Belgian brewing partner...so a different beer in the end, but I am still happy. Check the link below if you are curious.

https://twitter.com/BelPhenomenal/statu ... 9077636096
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby GtownRandy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:08 pm

I still have 1 of the Maudite and 3p I posted about almost 2 years ago lol.
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby El Pinguino » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:35 am

Ha! They're probably drinking nice now Randy!
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby skaghevn » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:23 pm

Just as a heads-up, the Beer Store now has Unibroue's Winter Collection, which has two each of Blonde De L'Enfer, Maudite, Don De Dieu, Blonde De Chambly, Trois Pistoles, and La Fin Du Monde.

Would that Trois Pistoles be more regularly available here...
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby El Pinguino » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks for the heads up. The only reason to hit the Beer Store....for my Unibroues.
Have a potential Quebec trip coming up so might just grab some over there...
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Re: Where is my Maudite, Unibroue?

Postby Jonah Hex » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 am

Trois Pistoles along with La Terrible are in the Unibroue mix pack at the LCBO ... but sadly no Maudite.
http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/unibro ... ack/577916
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