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Where to find Quelque Chose, the cherry beer from Unibroue in the East Bay or SF?

MissVeg Dec 3, 2009 10:59 PM

It's not Christmas without warm cherry beer. Could you hounds let me know if you see any Quelque Chose? Also, I wouldn't mind finding some Stone's ginger wine...

'Tis the season for drinking. Happy and Merry, everyone.

Thanks for your help!
Ms. Veg

  1. Tripeler Dec 3, 2009 11:09 PM

    I have seen the beer at Healthy Spirits on Castro and about 15th, and at Plumpjack in Noe Valley. Good Luck. I bought a bottle at Healthy Spirits in the summer, but managed to drink it already in November....

    1. moto Dec 4, 2009 12:21 AM

      not sure about that specific one, but bevmo in jack london/oakland has a good spread of Unibroue's creations--call them?

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        bigwheel042 Dec 4, 2009 02:02 AM

        Does the brick-and-mortar Bevmo sell different products than bevmo.com? I always figured the stock was virtually identical. Bevmo carries Trois Pistoles, Maudite, La Fin du Monde, Blanche de Chambly, etc. but I don't think I've ever seen this seasonal beer there.

      2. Robert Lauriston Dec 4, 2009 07:08 AM

        Give Ledger's a call.

        Bevmo has Stone's.

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        Ledger's Liquors
        1399 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

        1. twocents Dec 13, 2009 06:03 PM

          I have not had that specific brew, so am not sure if this would match, but I recently bought a Samuel Smith Cherry Ale at Whole Foods in Oakland, which (accorditing to the label) is a blend of two aged ales and cherry juice. They also make a version of this in raspberry, which I saw recently at Berkeley Bowl East. This fruit ale was distinct from the lambic-based fruit brews in that it lacks the lambic bitter-sour components. The fruit juice component is more distinct but is matched by the assertiveness of the aged ale. It is reminiscent of the Belgian product Fruli, although in that brew the fruit juice dominates the less assertive witbier component.

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            Spatlese Dec 13, 2009 10:56 PM

            I'm quite certain that Whole Foods has carried it, and recently.

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            1. re: Spatlese
              MissVeg Dec 15, 2009 06:50 PM

              Which Whole Foods? I just called Oakland and they didn't have it. No luck with Ledger's, either. Where are the beer elves and fairies?

            2. MissVeg Nov 20, 2010 03:03 PM

              The search continues-- I was completely unsuccessful last winter. Not even at Ledger's. If anyone knows of any bars or stores that have Unibroue Quelque Chose, please let me know!

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              1. re: MissVeg
                Robert Lauriston Nov 20, 2010 03:18 PM

                Give Beer Revolution a call. I think I saw some it there. Try City Beer as well.

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                City Beer Store
                1168 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                Beer Revolution
                464 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607

              2. Tripeler Nov 20, 2010 03:33 PM

                Try Healthy Spirits again. They are on Castro and about 15th...

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                Healthy Spirits
                2299 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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