Trappistes Rochefort 8 and 10 set to release in Austin
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.
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!
Already in Houston - http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/41... 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 - http://twitter.com/#!/BeneKeith_Bevs
I just read on the Alamo Drafthouse Twitter feed that they will be carrying it at the South Lamar location!
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.
actually, the 8 is pretty widely available. its the 6 and 10 that seem to be in limited supply. the 8 was even a little cheaper than the 6 i just picked up at CM.
They also had the pumpkinator. pricey but hopefully worth it.
Spec's Brodie location has 8 & 10 for $5.49 and $6.49 respectively. they didn't have 6 (i asked). there wasn't much (at least out on the shelves) but they were just stocking them between 5:30 and 6 so i suspect they'll have them through this evening.
Ok, I've had all three now... my fave is either 8 or 10, probably 8. 6 was really tasty, and it kind of reminded me a little bit of my long standing favorite beer, Schneider Weisse. Obviously it's not a hefeweizen, but it had a similar flavor profile in my mind. My only beef with it was that it had a fairly strong alcohol-y taste that overwhelmed the other flavors. The 10 is probably the most complex of all of them, but I think I might prefer the 8 because I'm not a huge fan of sweetish beers. Granted even the 10 doesn't get as overbearingly sweet as some other Belgians (I'm thinking Chimay... maybe the blue? Can't remember), but I'll claim the 8 as my fave for overall balance.
Plus, not to state the obvious, but these things will give you a buzz. I'm pretty happy right now.