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Franziskaner Beer in MTL?

surfingirl Jul 28, 2010 07:38 AM

I'm trying to find Franziskaner German Wheat beer....I'm not much of a beer drinker but this one ... is awesome! So far I've only found that you can buy it in Texas.. not much help... I don't think the Atwater market carries it, SAQ definitely does not.... any other suggestions?

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    Mr F Jul 28, 2010 08:20 AM

    Seems it is not distributed in Canada at all, but it can be found in some nearby states (NY, NH, MA, RI, CT). This link lists specific places. Some seem to be bars, but others are retailers:


    You might want to call ahead before driving the 4 hours to Hooksett, NH. ;)

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    1. re: Mr F
      SourberryLily Jul 28, 2010 10:02 AM

      In Montreal, your best bet is Saint-Bock microbrewery. They have a wide range of imported beers, just ask for the book because its not on the blackboard. You must drink it on site but they will let you keep the bottle as a memento.

      BTW i doubt you need to go as far as Texas to get some of those... but in Quebec it might not be possible.

      1. re: SourberryLily
        kpaxonite Sep 19, 2010 05:33 PM

        I agree, its the best bet.

        One thing that is very strange about St Bock: I just tried to buy my beer loving brother a gift certificate for it and they couldnt do it, it was the first time I had ever been told I couldnt buy a gift card of some kind (its pretty much an interest free loan for the establishment) albeit I dont try very often.

        1. re: kpaxonite
          SourberryLily Sep 19, 2010 07:15 PM

          Mmm well to have a gift card you need some sort of system. Maybe they haven't evolved that far...

          Truth be told, i don't know if the market is there for it, bar wise. Don't think i know of any place where you can have a gift certificate for alcohol of any type, aside from SAQ and general certificates for restaurants. =)

          1. re: SourberryLily
            kpaxonite Sep 19, 2010 07:25 PM

            Benelux got the owner to write a letter and sign it...

            And im sure places like brutopia or st sulpice or peel pub or ... would be able to

            Seriously its an interest free loan that might never need to be repaid... its stupid for bars to not offer it

            1. re: kpaxonite
              Shattered Sep 20, 2010 01:53 PM

              Hurleys and McKibbins certainly do, I agree that any smart owner would be able to write something up on the spot at the very least.

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      vanierstudent Sep 19, 2010 05:00 PM

      maybe you could find a group of beer enthusiast and do a private import with the SAQ?

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      1. re: vanierstudent
        The Chemist Sep 20, 2010 11:25 AM

        I'd be down for that sort of thing, hypothetically.

        1. re: vanierstudent
          franziskaner4life Sep 22, 2012 04:53 PM

          I too would be down for a Montreal based import of Franziskaner.

          1. re: franziskaner4life
            pyropaul99 Oct 9, 2012 12:29 PM

            For what it's worth, I had a Paulaner Weißbier in Ottawa last week - encouragingly, the bottle was marked 10c deposit au Quebec ... so maybe it is available here somewhere.

            I visited Munich several times last year and I enjoyed both the Paulaner and Fraziskaner Weißbiers.


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