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Dec 19, 2010 04:33 AM

Lindemans Framboise Lambic Beer in Toronto/GTA?

This might possibly be my most favorite fruity beer of all time, and I can't seem to find it in. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  1. Agreed, this is also my favourite fruit beer. Contact Peter Lopaty from Esprit Agency at 416-762-4133. They used to carry Lindemans and I imagine they still do. They also carry just about every great imported beer. The only catch is you have to buy a case of 24 at a time.

    1. On the LCBO site you can do a product search and locate all of the stores throughout the province that carries a particular product. This has saved me a lot of energy when I'm looking for a particular bottle of wine. If it's not on the site then you likely can't obtain it through on LCBO store.

      Not sure about restaurants that serve it...


      1. Bar Volo and/or Beer Bistro serve them. I recall it on one of their beer lists, if not on both of them.

        Beer Bistro
        18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

        1. Please report back on what you find. Lindemans Kriek is my personal favourite. Haven't tried the frambozen yet, but would love to get it here. So far, I've had to settle for Fruli (cursed LCBO!)

          1. If I'm not mistaken I seem to recall reading that Lindemans was discontinuing it :( Very sad. This was 3 years ago and managed to scoop some up at the time. One of my personal faves. Let's hope I'm wrong!!

            5 Replies
            1. re: phisherking

              Lindemans has not discontinued production, it's just not carried by the LCBO any more.
              It shows up in the VINTAGES releases about once a year.

              1. re: foodyDudey

                It most certainly does not show up in VINTAGES, since VINTAGES doesn't have a beer program.

                It might have shown up at some point in an LCBO seasonal release.

                1. re: detritus

                  You are right. I see that Vintages no longer has a beer release, but they did at one time and Framboise was in that release in the past.

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    I think you have to go back at least 10 years to when VINTAGES carried beer. Maybe longer.

                    1. re: detritus

                      You have to go back to 2001. I still have a few bottles of that frambiose here and thought I bought them at Vintages, plus when I checked "bar towel, they mentioned it in a release from "March 4" but didn't mention a year. I had not reliase it was such a long time back.