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Oct 16, 2011 12:42 PM

Trappistes Rochefort 8 and 10 set to release in Austin

Heads up.

One of the great beers of the world is coming to Austin. Keep your ear to the ground as when it hits it won't last long.

Expect to pay top dollar as these Belgians are good as gold.

Let's all issue an alert when we spot them.

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  1. Nice! Do you know any details about where this beer will show up? Exclusively restaurants/bars, or maybe available in beer nerd stores like Whip-In?

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    1. re: popvulture

      I've been keeping an eye out since I heard it was coming back in June... I haven't seen it yet...

      1. re: shan

        Will issue an a.p.b when I spot them. Whip In and Specs will be best bets. Maybe East End Wines.

          1. re: scrumptiouschef

            Central Market and Whole Foods will also probably be right up there on the first receivers. Also the first sold out.

            Central Market
            4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

      2. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. You're all going to have to fight me for it. I'm going to go around town and buy it all up!

        This has been a horrible past week/weekend, and this news has made it so much better. 8 is my favorite beer in the whole world. I had it when I went to Belgium 5 years ago and brought some back. Low and behold, I found it that month at Whole Foods downtown, then it was gone.

        Seriously Scrumptious, you just made my week. Thank you!

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        1. re: foodiegal71

          I better not catch an elbow to the ribs when I'm reaching for a bottle at Specs foodiegal.

          1. re: scrumptiouschef

            If you do, you will know who did it :)

            Next time I'm at Whole Foods, I'm going to ask if they'll have it since they've had it once before. I'll report back as soon as I know something.

            This is shaping up to be an OK fall.

        2. Already in Houston - Sounds like this will more than a limited release. Either way, can't be any crazier than a hunt for Saint Arnold Divine Reserve.

          Ben E. Keith has a Twitter account if you want to check with them -!/BeneKeith_Bevs

          1. I just read on the Alamo Drafthouse Twitter feed that they will be carrying it at the South Lamar location!

            1. They have arrived.

              Found the 6 and 8 at Central Market (N Lamar), and the 10 at Whole Foods downtown. Picked up 2 of each for myself. The 6 is $5.49 each, 8 is $4.99, and 10 is $6.29. At CM they were in the cooler in with all the other Euro brews. I asked and he said their supply of the 8 was plentiful and should be in stock a while, but the 6 was a bit rarer. At WF all were inside the walk-in beer cooler and immediately to the right.

              CM employee mentioned they should have the 10 on Friday; for some reason it didn't ship with the others. Rosedale Market (45th @ Burnet) MAY be getting some Friday. WF Gateway did not have any today but said they should get them Friday, too. Spoke with the Ben E. Keith dude who was filling 'em at CM, as they were my first stop, and he told me to go to the downtown WF for the 10. He mentioned he also dropped some off at Spec's on Airport.

              Additionally, CM had Saint Arnold Pumpkinator (limit 2 at a time), also known as Divine Reserve #9 and now a limited seasonal release, but I had to ask an employee to get it from the back. That was just blind luck; I went by Spec's in Arbor Walk Saturday evening and they had sold out after a single day. My hopes were grim, but sure enough I asked at CM and an employee said they weren't officially putting them on sale there til today.

              Never been so happy to spend nearly $60 on a mid-week beer run.

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              1. re: bdush

                Thanks SO much, bdush! I have read an insane amount about Pumpkinator in the last few days and now I MUST have it. I'll have to pick up some Trappistes Rochefort 8 while I'm at it!