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Chimay beer in Charlotte

carolinadawg Apr 9, 2009 01:17 PM

I recently discovered Chimay beer and I love it. I've only seen/had it at Commonhouse. Can my fellow Charlotte hounds tell me other restaurants and or bars that serve it? Thanks!

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    Leepa RE: carolinadawg Apr 9, 2009 06:32 PM

    I don't know about restaurants, etc., but it can be bought at the Fresh Market in Asheville. It should probably be available there in the Charlotte area, too.

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      dinersaurus RE: carolinadawg Apr 9, 2009 07:10 PM

      Welcome to Belgium, a magical place where the sun always shines in your glass. Chimay is a darn fine beer - especially the blue label - but it's probably below average when compared to the broad, glorious spectrum of Belgian brews as a whole. But, I think you'll find that Chimay is common at most halfway respectable beer joints, being one of the more common Belgians in the U.S. Good luck and godspeed in your quest!

      Oh, and sorry for the unwelcome commentary. I've had too much St. Bernardus Abt 12 tonight.

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        friek RE: carolinadawg Apr 10, 2009 07:36 AM

        The Flying Saucer in University has it and I think Revolution Pizza and Ale House in NoDa also does. If you're just looking to buy some, Common Market in Plaza Midwood sells it.

        1. mcap RE: carolinadawg Apr 10, 2009 08:21 AM

          Mac's serves Chimay as well

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            quazi RE: carolinadawg Apr 10, 2009 10:47 AM

            if looking to buy some the total wine stores in the city carry it as well

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              ickymettle RE: carolinadawg Apr 10, 2009 02:04 PM

              Many restaurants in town have it, both on tap and in bottles. Just down the street from Commonhouse, Hawthorne's has it on tap. So do Revolution Pizza and the Pizza Peel. If you want to just buy it from a store, you can find it all over the place-- even Harris Teeter sells it. But if you prefer to go to a store that specializes in good beer, Common Market and Brawley's are two excellent options.

              1. mikebmassey RE: carolinadawg Apr 11, 2009 08:00 AM

                Nolen Kitchen has it on draft too.

                1. carolinadawg RE: carolinadawg Apr 12, 2009 05:04 AM

                  Thanks everyone!

                  1. lynnlato RE: carolinadawg Apr 12, 2009 05:26 AM

                    Your better off buying it at Southern Spirits, just south of Ballantyne and the state line. Or Frugual McDoogals. Both places sell it at a better price than you'll find in Charlotte. I've got a bottle, given as a gift, you can have! (I'm not a big fan). I don't think it's really that difficult to find. It's been around for a long, long time.

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                      Tom from Raleigh RE: lynnlato Apr 13, 2009 06:00 PM

                      If you really want to explore the world of Belgian beer, go to Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte. Mike, the owner, is one of the key retailers in the state and a heckuva nice guy.

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                        lynnlato RE: Tom from Raleigh Apr 13, 2009 06:04 PM

                        Yes, I've met Mike. A couple of years ago I returned from a trip to nyc where I had Hitachino Nest White Ale @ Momofuku Noodle Bar. I loved it and was having trouble finding it in CLT. Mike hooked me up and even sent me home w/ a special glass to use to drink it. Nice guy w/ a great beer selection.

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                          mikebmassey RE: Tom from Raleigh Apr 14, 2009 09:44 AM

                          Agreed. Mike is a wicked nice guy, and his store has a great selection.

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                        Natescapes RE: carolinadawg Apr 15, 2009 06:50 PM

                        Common Market has a fairly wide selection if you need an in-town, to stay or to go fix.

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