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Three Philosophers Quadrepel Brew by Ommegang Brewery

Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 07:59 PM

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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    Boognish RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 08:07 PM

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

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      Laura D. RE: Boognish Nov 16, 2006 08:46 PM

      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!

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        Boognish RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 10:27 PM

        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!

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      Buckethead RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 09:49 PM

      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. lawslaw RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 09:59 PM

        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. Tonyjlive RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 10:27 PM

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

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            rschwim RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 10:37 PM

            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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              saturninus RE: rschwim Nov 17, 2006 03:48 PM

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

            2. Suefoo RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 10:38 PM

              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. JugglerDave RE: Laura D. Nov 16, 2006 11:16 PM

                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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                  G Goo RE: JugglerDave Nov 17, 2006 12:49 PM

                  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.


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                    Laura D. RE: G Goo Nov 25, 2006 06:11 PM

                    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!

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                      joypirate RE: Laura D. Nov 25, 2006 08:56 PM

                      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.

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                        Laura D. RE: joypirate Nov 25, 2006 10:00 PM

                        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!

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                  lamando RE: Laura D. Nov 17, 2006 03:58 AM

                  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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                    Laura D. RE: lamando Nov 17, 2006 01:59 PM

                    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!

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                      G Goo RE: Laura D. Nov 17, 2006 02:32 PM

                      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....

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                        Laura D. RE: G Goo Nov 17, 2006 03:27 PM

                        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!

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                          joypirate RE: Laura D. Nov 18, 2006 01:32 PM

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

                  2. saturninus RE: Laura D. Nov 17, 2006 01:22 PM

                    I read on foobooz that the foodery is having an Ommegang tasting 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. lawslaw RE: Laura D. Nov 25, 2006 10:55 PM

                      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.

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