Originally Posted by spaceman Bryce
also, whats the easiest way to get beers they simply cant have in overland park because of distribution issues like westvertlen apt 12, dark lord, speedway stout , etc?
also i can fly btw.
Hi Bryce, can't help you with dark lord or speedway stout but West-Vleteren is only sold at the gates of the Saint-Sixtus abbey in a very small town called West-Vleteren (Belgium). I'd guesstimate it's about a 3 hour drive from Paris (France) and not too far from Ypres (a WWI museum, some trenches and cemeteries to visit). A very long shot if you're from Kansas.
What's even worse:
-You have to order by phone, in advance. When you do that you also have to give the license plate of the car that'll pick up the order.
-It's not allowed to sell the crate you bought to anyone else; but you're allowed to give it away as a present.
-You can only order 1 crate per month, per phone number and per license plate. Which makes this a present for extremely rare occasions.
-December last year some people got caught who found a way to circumvent the system (selling the crates to US customers for up to 500 euro), as far as I know the investigation is still going.
-If this beer is getting sold in the US, it's either fake or ridiculously expensive and it'll bring attention to the stuff that makes you fly (congratulations on the wings, soldier).
It's a good beer, but all these nonsensical rules turned it into a hype it doesn't deserve; it's not worth paying 500 Euro for. If you're a beer fanatic and you're on holiday in Paris you might want to take a day off and travel the countryside. Beats me why you'd want to go through that trouble if you can find other brands of equal quality easily. Judging from the very fair reviews in this thread there should be a bunch of USA beers that are top notch.
's the official site with prices, phone number, availability etc.