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Postby esprit » Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:40 am

Those of you who are afficionados of Belgian lambic beers have no doubt heard of the name Cantillon....universally regarded as one of the top 1 or 2 producers of this ancient style of spontaneously fermented beers. Unlike the more commercial offerings from people like Mort Subite which are brewed to suit a wider range of tastes, the Cantillon lambics are not for the faint of heart....wild, sour, incredibly complex examples of the brewers art.
We are putting together the first order ever to come to Canada and are booking reservations now....we expect to see the beers arrive in about 60 days time (give or take 2 weeks).
Available are the following in cases of 12 x 375ml bottles and per case prices shown are approximate, give or take $5:

Gueuze (unflavoured) $60.00
Kriek (cherry) $66.00
Rose de Gambrinus (raspberry) $66.00
Fou'Foune (apricot) $72.00

From what I have seen, these rare beers retail in the U.S. for around the equivalent of CAD125.00 per case so these prices are increcibly good.

We'll be booking orders for the next week so please get back to us a.s.a.p..

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Postby al » Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:43 pm

Hi Peter
I may be interested in get one case of each. How would it work from here. Also Your voicemail box is full.


Thanks
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Postby joey_capps » Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:10 pm

Fabulous news . . . and great prices. These retail for about $7.00 US at Premier.

Cheers, Joe.
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Postby JerCraigs » Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:31 pm

I'd love a bottle or two of some of those. If anyone orders a caase let me know and I might chip in.
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Postby Andicus » Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:38 pm

Oh, happy days!

I'm currently waiting for my Rochefort 10 and Achel Brune. Next, I'm planning to order some Traquair Jacobite and possibly House Ale. Then I hear about Prize Old Ale coming back, and now Cantillon! :grin:

Peter, I'll be e-mailing you my want list shortly.


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Postby dhurtubise » Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:31 pm

Al, I'll be at your place in about 60 days. :smile:.

Your first couple bottles will be hard to finish (these are very different than the Lambics you know). However after that it is a tremendous delight. By the way Paul, if you ever need a contact for Drie Fontenen products let me know. I will take a case of the gueuze, let me know what to do.
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Postby esprit » Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:15 pm

Not that I need to do a big selling job on these beers, here's a very recent review of the 2000 vintage of their Gueuze from the World Beer Championships:

Brasserie Cantillon 2000 Gueze Lambic.

Hazy golden honey color with a wonderful traditional lambic nose. Full mouthfeel with a splendid array of earthy flavors and a profound, quenching acidity culminating in a dry lingering finish. What traditional lambic is all about.

WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Platinum Medal
RATED: 98 points (Superlative)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 7%
CATEGORY: Lambic Gueuze
TASTING LOCATION: Our Chicago Tasting Room
TASTING DATE: 8/27/2003
BEER ID: 169267
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Postby JerCraigs » Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:18 am

On 2003-10-28 12:15, esprit wrote:
Hazy golden honey color with a wonderful traditional lambic nose. Full mouthfeel with a splendid array of earthy flavors and a profound, quenching acidity culminating in a dry lingering finish. What traditional lambic is all about.


That's not at ALL how I would describe that... I consider this beer a *must* try if you haven't had it, but I am not a geuze fan myself.
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Postby al » Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:06 pm

Hey Peter just wondering if there is any word on when these beers will be coming in. I am really loooking forward to them. Thanks Al
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Postby Cass » Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:35 pm

I was at the Esplanade Bier Markt on Thursday night and they had the Cantillon beers listed on their menu.

I asked the bartender if they had any (knowing the answer already), but he said "tomorrow morning". So maybe they're arrived?
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Postby esprit » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:32 pm

NO, Cantillon is not in yet.
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Postby joey_capps » Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:01 pm

Any approximate idea when?

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Postby esprit » Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:46 pm

I'm trying to find out as we speak...the brewery is a bit tough to deal with as getting answers is like pulling teeth.
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Postby DAN-D-MAN » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:25 pm

Oops... wrong topic! Please ignore.

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Postby al » Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:09 pm

Hey, I was just wondering if you have heard anything Peter. I've order 4 cases of this and would really like it. If you could give a time frame or something it would be great. Also if it is not going to come I have the money saved for beer, so would like to order other beers with it.

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