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Pietra (Corsican) Beer?

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quimbydog Jan 19, 2009 07:51 AM

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?

Thanks

Q

  1. Faune Jan 21, 2009 10:11 AM

    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/2977/7195

    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/14985/?view=beerspy

    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.

    1. nsxtasy Jan 19, 2009 08:11 AM

      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/Company?organizationId=172338&tradeshowId=16922

      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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        quimbydog Jan 19, 2009 08:59 AM

        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.

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