Quest for the West [updated]
A beer that is arguably the best in the world is being a released in small quantities next week (12/12/2012). Westvleteren XII’s release has the Internets abuzz with speculation and rumor after the Belgian monks who brew it announced they would be pushing out a one-time release. The special gift cube comes with six bottles and two chalices. The price, as specifically fixed the the Abbey, is $85. A steep fee but not out of reach for such a special Belgian quad.
Tuesday, the importers working with the monks released the official distribution list. Two local beer stores will apparently receive shipments: Jungle Jim’s and The Party Source.
I reached to both stores for details and was met with mixed results. The Jungle Jim’s person I corresponded with knew nothing and I haven’t had a chance to speak with someone directly in the beer department.
Jungle Jim’s Update: according to their Facebook post, they are having a lottery that requires you to sign up in store. I guess that’s fair.
The Party Source confirmed it would be available for sale next Wednesday at 8AM online and in-store. However, they are not shipping it so online orders must be picked up. Limit one per person.
I will push out updates as I know more.
Are you buying?? Do you want to split one with me? Hell, I’m open to donations too!
Just received this update from The Party Source!
Mark it on your calendar, the Westvleteren XII Gift Set will be sold online for in store pickup ONLY at 12 pm on 12/12/12.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING POLICY:
To distribute this coveted gift set to as many as possible, sales of Westvleteren XII are limited as follows: You may purchase one gift set of Westvleteren XII and one gift set only per person / household / address. Orders that violate this policy will be summarily deleted without notice.
Sales of Westvleteren XII are first come, first serve. There is no waiting list, and The Party Source cannot hold or sell gift sets in advance, take sales by phone or in the store. We also cannot deviate from these limits for anyone. Finally, we regret that we cannot combine orders of Westvleteren XII from multiple customers. Each customer can only order his or her own Westvleteren XII Gift Set.
The Party Source is pleased to announce that the Westvleteren XII Gift Set will go on sale exclusively online (for in-store pickup ONLY, sorry no shipping) on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 pm EST.
*Please Note: the WESTVLETEREN XII GIFT SET will not be listed online until Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 pm EST.