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Three Philosophers Quadrepel Brew by Ommegang Brewery

Does anyone know of either a beer distributor or restaurant that sells bottles/cases of this beer? It is from Ommegang Brewery, based out of Cooperstown, NY, and I purchased it recently from a Trader Joe's in the Boston area. However, I live in Philly and would love to get this as a Christmas present for a friend who is also local. Any assistance in where to find this stuff in the general Philadelphia area would be great--I'm willing to travel a bit for it too. Thanks in advance!

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  1. For single bottles try the two Foodery locations. For cases contact Bell's Beverage.

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    1. re: Boognish

      Thanks! I just called Bell's and unfortunately they don't carry this brew but it sounds like Foodery does--they are just currently out of it so I'll check back with them in a few weeks. Thanks again!

      1. re: Laura D.

        If you're still having trouble tracking this down, I'm pretty sure I saw some bottles of this on the shelves of Canal's in Cherry Hill. Just take the Ben Franklin and stick to 38 until you see it. Of course, you did the smart thing and called the two places I mentioned earlier first, so do that again with Canals

        good luck!

    2. Ommegang is not that rare around here, you can probably get it at Total Wine and More, just over the DE border on Naaman's Creek Road, off I-95. They had Hennepin and Rare Vos last time I was there, not sure about Three Philosophers. There's also a distributor on Washington Ave. around 2nd St. that' pretty good, I can't think of their name right now.

      1. You should try Stone's Beverage in Fairmount. It's on 13th and Fairmount--I might be wrong about 13 but it is on Fairmount. They have a lot of beer. I feel like I've seen Ommegang beer there but can't recall if that's was the one. Give them a call. Prices are really resonable too.

        1. Society Hill Beverage is the name of the one on Washington ave.

          1. I've gotten bottles to go at Eulogy and maybe Monk's does the same--Pretty safe bet that they'd have it. Also, why don't you just call or e-mail Ommegang and ask them...

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            1. re: rschwim

              North Third also has it and they sell bottles to go.

            2. I have bought several kinds of Ommegang at the Narberth Beverage Company at 844 Montgomery Ave. in Narberth. 610-664-3652.
              Alternately, contact Ommegang directly. Call (800) 544-1809 or email infor@ommegang.com. This is from their website, www.ommegang.com, which has a disabled beer finder feature.

              1. We bought a case of this (delicious!!!) 2-3 months ago at The Beer Yard in Wayne. They have an amazing selection for a very tiny place.

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                1. re: JugglerDave

                  I second the Beer Yard. The best selection of beer-by-the-case in the Delaware Valley, hands down. They stock plenty of Ommegang products, so I'm sure they have the quadrupel in stock.

                  http://www.beeryard.com/

                  1. re: G Goo

                    I just went to the Beer Yard and purchased a case of the Three Philosophers--thanks so much for the suggestion! Quick question, though...I felt a bit of sticker shock as I was paying for the case...it came to over $70. Is this how much beer such as this costs by the case around here? I am a non-drinker, so have no real concept of how much beer "should" cost. While I know this isn't your traditional Budweiser or Miller, meaning I expected to pay a higher price for the Three Philosophers than other beers, I was expecting more like $50 for the case. I'm not sure if the person I'm buying it for loves it enough to warrant this price tag (it'll be one of his Christmas presents). If I change my mind, do beer distributors in Pennsylvania accept returns? Thanks again for all of the advise!

                    1. re: Laura D.

                      That sounds about right. What are the bottle sizes? I don't remember seeing it ever in a traditional size, that could also be part of it.

                      I'm pretty sure no returns. Worth a phone call to double check though.

                      Whoever gets this will name all his unborn children after you, irrespective of gender.

                      1. re: joypirate

                        He'd better! To answer your question, I was surprised to find the traditional sized bottles (rather than the 750 ml bottles) and bought these...I guess that might explain the price. Oh well...I'll give the Beer Yard a call but I'm sure if they don't have a return policy the beer will happily be drunk...drunk in glasses made of gold and diamonds but drunk nonetheless. Thanks for all of your help--it's much appreciated!

                2. If you call them direct, they will send it in a couple of days. Sometimes they will package them for the holidays. I try and go a couple of times a year. They just broke ground on a their premises. They are going to have a restaurant on site. If you have never been, it is a must see. My family lives in Cooperstown, so I get the best of both worlds. If want they will mix and match with the other three. Try the Rare Vos, I think it is a little better.

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                  1. re: lamando

                    I was under the impression, both from information on the Ommegang website and also from what I've read from various news sources regarding Pennsylvania's ever-changing liquor laws, that we are once again not able to ship alcohol into the state (I believe there was a brief period of a year or two where you could get things like wine shipped in from out of states as long as the package was addressed to you from you). Has Ommegang actually agreed to ship the brew directly to you here in PA? I thought there website said they would only ship to New York addresses, but I might be mistaken. Thanks!

                    1. re: Laura D.

                      Regardless, there's no need to go through that hassle......Ommegang is not an uncommon beer in this area. Most good distributors should carry Ommegang products.

                      BTW, I think Tria has the quadrupel on tap....

                      1. re: G Goo

                        Thanks! I don't drink beer myself so I'm totally ignorant on this topic. I'll make sure to check out the local distributors/bars listed above...and will check on whether it is available at Tria too!

                        1. re: Laura D.

                          They do have it at the foodery. I've seen it there more than once.

                  2. I read on foobooz that the foodery is having an Ommegang tasting tonight.

                    Tonight
                    Posted by FooBooz on November 16th, 2006

                    Test drive some Ommegang and Duvel beers at the Foodery Northern Liberties starting at 5 this evening.

                    1. In case anyone is still looking, the stop and shop(?) liquor/beer store in Haddon NJ sells it--I was there last night. THey are on that road by camden right before the Ben Franklin Bridge. It's stop and something but that may not be the exact name. It's about 10ish bucks for a 6 pack I think.