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Pietra (Corsican) Beer?

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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?

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  1. According to this:

    http://draftmag.com/events/detail/202

    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:

    www.specialtyfood.com/do/finder/Compa...

    with the following contact information for the brewery:

    Brasserie Pietra
    Lieu Dit Arbucetta - Rn 193 - Casatorra
    Biguglia, Corse, 20620
    France
    Telephone: +33/495.301470
    Fax: +33/495.301474
    Email: a.sialelli@brasseriepietra.com
    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)...

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Hi nsxtasy

      Thanks for the info. Using your info I found the US distributor and sent them an email for more info. It looks like maybe it just began to be imported here, so I might be a little early, but glad to see it is on it's way. Thanks for the help.

    2. 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:
      http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/...

      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

      )

      Corner Cottage
      526 W. North Ave.
      Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126
      United States 08-04-2008 17:37:56 UTC
      phone: (630) 279-6835
      [ view reports ]

      Link to the above info: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/...

      You can try their website you can register an account for free: http://beeradvocate.com/ They have a "beer trade" kinda like a beer ebay matching service: "Beer Trading for individual beer trades; in search of or for trade."

      I hope this helps.