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Where can I find Fin du Monde, Golden Monkey, London Ruby Anglaise beers?

brighton312 Jun 4, 2011 07:34 PM

Is there anywhere in Manhattan (preferably in or near the East Village) where I can buy the following beers%3

Fin du Monde

London Ruby Anglaise

Griffintown Montrealaise

Victory Golden Monkey

I searched for them on greatbrewers.com, and it didn't show any locations for the first three. It showed Golden Monkey at Whole Foods Houston but when I went there, they didn't have it. Has anyone personally seen these beers at a local store or restaurant?

Thanks for any tips! :)

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  1. coasts RE: brighton312 Jun 4, 2011 07:58 PM

    quite far from where you are, but you'll find Fin du Monde and Victory Golden Monkey at Pioneer on Columbus and 75th. otherwise, look at Croxley's on Ave. B and 2nd. they have a great beer list and excellent wing specials. looks like they have Fin du Monde only though.


    Croxley Ales
    28 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    Pioneer Supermarket
    289 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

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      thegforceny RE: brighton312 Jun 25, 2011 02:39 PM

      Just bought Fin du Monde in a random Indian bodega. It is the one underneath Sigiri on 1st Ave at 6th Street. They had several flavors too. $14 per large bottle.

      Dual Specialty Store
      91 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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        Alan Henderson RE: brighton312 Jun 25, 2011 03:56 PM

        I would try New Beer Distributors on Chrystie St. they have a vast selection

        New Beer Distributors
        167 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

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          MVNYC RE: Alan Henderson Jun 27, 2011 02:18 PM

          Go to New Beer Distributors. They have the best selection in Manhattan and the prices are good too.

          New Beer Distributors
          167 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

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            sugartoof RE: Alan Henderson Sep 13, 2011 12:28 AM


          2. coleyas RE: brighton312 Jun 27, 2011 02:15 PM

            You could call Good Beer in the East Village. They have an incredible selection and can probably point you to who carries each of those if they don't. Good luck!

            Good Beer Store
            422 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

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              brighton312 RE: brighton312 Sep 12, 2011 03:58 PM

              A belated thanks for all the great ideas. Have not been able to find the London Ruby Anglaise or Montrealaise, but I've been buying Victory Golden Monkey and Fin du Monde at several of the places suggested above. I'm a regular at that Indian bodega under Sigiri, which has a great variety. I recently checked out New Beer Distributors, which has an amazing selection of Belgian and American beers among others. They did not have the particular beer I was looking for, yet I still managed to leave with a dozen assorted single bottles. Great spot.

              Good Beer Store, while awesome, only has beers from the US and Western Europe.
              I'm now in search of the following:

              Baltika (any variety)

              These are sold in every bodega in Brighton Beach, yet I've not been able to find them sold by the bottle in Manhattan. New Beer Distributors does not have them. They serve Obolon at Veselka, and Baltika at Klimat, but has anyone seen these beers in Manhattan stores?

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              1. re: brighton312
                MVNYC RE: brighton312 Sep 12, 2011 04:20 PM

                I have had Baltika at KGB in the East Village. Not sure if I have seen it in stores in Manhattan though.

                If you are looking for Eastern European beers then head to Eagle Provisions in Brooklyn. Very large selection

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                  Alan Henderson RE: brighton312 Sep 12, 2011 04:58 PM

                  The Pioneer mentioned above has generally had a lot of Baltika varieties, and has the 1.5L plastic bottles of some other Russian beer which I always find amusing for some reason.

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                    sugartoof RE: brighton312 Sep 13, 2011 12:37 AM

                    I've seen Golden Monkey at New Beer, in cartons of 6. Try asking for it if you don't see it.

                    Also spotted it at an Associated Supermarket.

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                      InfoMofo RE: brighton312 Sep 13, 2011 11:10 AM

                      By the way, if you are looking for specific beers- one really good tool is the network "untappd" where you can search for places where people have checked into beers near you. It should work on any modern smartphone.

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                        brighton312 RE: InfoMofo Sep 13, 2011 12:12 PM

                        What a cool idea! I don't have a smartphone, but I went to their website and can see the "stream" of beers people are drinking. Is there a way to narrow it down by location?

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                          InfoMofo RE: brighton312 Sep 20, 2011 12:34 PM

                          I think most of the location services are limited to the mobile platform, as desktop computers don't generally provide ways to get at location data.

                          One thin you can do is search for the beer and you can see the top 10 or 20 most popular places that beer is drunk in the world, but it's not helpful if those places are not near you.

                    2. MWinston RE: brighton312 Sep 16, 2011 01:12 PM

                      I was in the beer shop in Whole Foods on Houston and the large bottle of La Fin Du Mond is priced excellently at $7.99

                      Whole Foods
                      95 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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