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Where to get Lindemans Framboise Lambic in Calgary?

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javelina Jul 30, 2009 09:26 AM

Just had some of this at *Farm* and thought it was great. I've since called around a bunch of wine/beer merchants in Calgary and haven't had much luck. Kensington Wine Market will try to order some for me, but it isn't a sure thing. Has anyone seen this around? Thanks! I live in the NW but am willing to travel some to get it.

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    Dan G Jul 30, 2009 09:56 AM

    http://www.alberta-liquor-guide.com/L...
    will let you search for any booze available in Alberta. Not always accurate, it more tells you who has had shipments in the (recent?) past, but not who necessarily has stock.

    I searched for this one and it is limited quantities - maybe the distributor (their email is there when you click on Find It) could tell you who has it in stock.

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      23skidoo Jul 30, 2009 12:32 PM

      Kensington Wine Market has Brouwerij Boon Framboise. I've never had Lindemans so I can't compare them.

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        Leibowitz Jul 30, 2009 06:13 PM

        It appears to be an allocated item, meaning only certain merchants of the agent's choosing can carry it. The good news is that it has been available for retail sale in the past (as opposed to being set aside for restaurants). Dan G's right - email the agent:

        http://www.delanceydirect.com/cms/con...

        1. John Manzo Jul 31, 2009 02:31 PM

          I had a bottle of Lindemans Peche Lambic last night at Kawa Espresso Bar (and what a scene it is there at night- convivial!); did not notice if the had framboise but it's worth asking if the do and where they source it.

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            Kravdraa Aug 1, 2009 12:06 PM

            Willow Park Wines & Spirits had the best selections of beers in the city, at least before I moved away last year.

            Depending on what you are using this beer for (ie cooking, matching with certain foods, or simple drinking as is), the Boon Framboise may be an acceptable substitute, but it's not quite as sickly sweet as the Lindemans. If you like the heavily sweetened, fruit flavoured beers, try the Floris Ninkeberry. Of course there should still be Belle-Vue Kriek on tap at various places around the city.

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              javelina Aug 1, 2009 12:29 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions. I called the distributor, and they told me about a few places, the nearest being Creekside Co-Op Liquor Store. I swung by, and they had the "kriek" or cherry flavor, which is pretty good.

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