Pietra (Corsican) Beer?
I know this is a long shot, but I figured that if anyone would know it would be my fellow Chowhounds. My husband and I fell in love with this beer last year in Corsica and I would like to surprise him for his birthday with some. It's proving to be harder to find than I thought. Has anyone seen this beer imported anywhere in the Chicagoland area? I've tried Binny's and other similar large stores to no avail. Any suggestions?
IT WOULD APPEAR THERE APPARENTLY IS A US RETAILER IN ELMHURST, ILLINOIS (just outside Chicago):
Here it is the beer you requested on beer advocate:
when I hit the locate this beer button this address and phone number appeared and as luck would have it its in Illinois... so give em a ring. (PS it was last seen at this store on 12-14-2008 09:13:31 UTC)
526 W. North Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126
United States 08-04-2008 17:37:56 UTC
phone: (630) 279-6835
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I hope this helps.
According to this:
Pietra beer has recently been made available in North America. As you can see, they are showing it at the fancy food show in San Francisco today and tomorrow.
A little more digging found the listing here:
with the following contact information for the brewery:
Lieu Dit Arbucetta - Rn 193 - Casatorra
Biguglia, Corse, 20620
Web Site: www.brasseriepietra.com
Contacts: Dominique Sialelli, Armelle Sialelli
So you could try contacting them there to ask (unless someone here can provide more specific information)...