So based on today’s title, you probably thought I was talking about Stone’s release capping 12 years of annual beers on 1-1-01 through 12-12-12. Well, you’d be wrong. Today’s post is all about Westvleteren and their gift pack release of six of the Westvleteren 12° and two chalices. In the past their beer has been available through some black market channels in the US, but this marks the first time there will be an official authorized US release.
In North Carolina the bricks will be available at Total Wine locations statewide. There has been no indication as to how many bricks each location might have, but there are only 15,000 bricks available for the entire country so my guess would be four per store at best and perhaps eight at a larger store. I know I’ll be on the lookout for it and perhaps you will as well. The $85 asking price is certainly not a steal, but it is much less expensive than a trip to Belgium, although not nearly as much fun.