Friday, January 24, 2014

Cantillon - very, very rare releases

Here is some info to help you be prepared....

Watch the blog / facebook / twitter for the link.   Make sure you follow the link here on the blog.  Don't sit on the website refreshing with the search "Cantillon".  You will not find it.  It will be under a different name.  I want to even the playing field a little more. 

We will confirm orders in the order they arrive.  1 bottle per person.
In the notes section when you order (when you check out, you sill see a place for notes), list the order of preference that you would like, such as this...

  1. Classic 375ml
  2. Classic 750ml
  3. FouFoune 750ml
  4. Rose de Gambrinus
  5. Kriek 375ml
  6. Mamouche 750ml
  7. Cuvee St Gilloise 750ml
We will fill your order based on what is left when we get to your order online.   Example:  If the above list was yours, and we get down to your order and both Classic and FouFoune are sold out, your bottle would be Rose de Gambrinus.

  • Quantities are limited, this is going to go fast.  Be warned, most people will not get some, there is really no perfect way.  
  • With this being in such demand, you must pick up by Saturday, (Jan 25) 7pm.  If you cannot pick up by then, please do not reserve beer.  
  • Just getting an order in is no guarantee, you must wait for a confirmation.
  • Your confirmation will not tell you which one you get.  You will have to wait for pick up and be surprised.  With all the Shelton beers we got in, we will not be able to let you know what you will get.
Click the button to try to order.  Remember you must get a confirmation.  If you hit the button and you see this "No products found on your query. Please try to re-formulate the query."
That means it is sold out already and has been turned off.


For your reading pleasure.....

Cantillon Classic Gueuze...$9.99 / 375ml
Cantillon Classic Gueuze...$17.99 / 750ml

Rated 99/100 RateBeer

Cantillon Fou' Foune Apricot Lambic...$22.99
Rated 100/100 RateBeer

"To create this astounding and unique fruit beer, the Cantillon brewers buy apricots from a vineyard in Bordeaux and pour them into casks of aged lambic. Over three to four months, the fruit dissolves and ferments, and is infused into the beer. The result is a wonderful peachy-apricot aroma and taste, combined with the tart, earthy flavor of honest, wild-yeast fermented lambic beer.
The wonderful "apricot moon" painting for the label was done by Julie Van Roy, daughter of master brewer Jean-Pierre Van Roy. -- importer

Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus....$11.99 / 375ml
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
"The most famous framboise," according to beer writer Michael Jackson, and an undisputed World Classic – fully authentic, tart, not sweetened with sugar or syrup like all the rest.
Whole fresh raspberries are fermented in oak casks of Belgium’s classic beer - beer fermented by wild yeasts borne on the open air. Very dry, tart, and fruity, but also funky and complex, as a natural lambic should be. This is the real thing - definitely not one of those artificially sweetened soda-pop beers." -- importer

Cantillon Kriek....$11.99 / 375ml
Rated 98/100 RateBeer
In late summer, whole cherries (of the Schaarbeek variety, as tradition dictates) are poured, pits and all, into casks of lambic that have aged for a year and a half – two summers, according to the lambic brewer’s calendar. The fruit dissolves and ferments in the cask for four to five months. In that time, even the pits begin to dissolve, lending a slight nutty flavor to the lambic in the cask. The cherry-flavored lambic is blended with old and new lambic to make beer with a strong, sour cherry flavor and bright red color.

Cantillon Kriek is not artificially sweetened like all the other krieks you'll find on the shelf; authentic kriek is unabashedly sour and very, very tart. This beer is not for beginners, but those in the know will agree with virtually every respected beer writer that this is the world-classic cherry lambic.

Cantillon Mamouche...$26.99 / 750ml
Rated 100/100 RateBeer
"Classic Cantillon lambic made with fresh elderflower by master brewer Jean Van Roy in honor of his mother, Claude, granddaughter of brewery founder Paul Cantillon." 

Cantillon Cuvee St Gilloise....$20.99 / 750ml
Rated 100/100 RateBeer
"A brew concocted by Jean Van Roy to celebrate the 2003-2004 Division III title for the local Union St. Gilles football (soccer, to you) team and its upgrade to Division II. Though it was brewed only for members of the football club and its fans, Shelton Brothers was able to pry about 35 cases away from the brewery to share with lambic lovers here in the USA.

Cuvee des Champions is not a traditional 'gueuze,' in that it is made from only two year-old 2001 lambic, not from a blend of older and younger lambics. It is also dry-hopped in the cask for three weeks with fresh Styrian Goldings hops. Re-fermentation in the bottle is achieved with the addition of a small amount of candi sugar."
Rated 99/100 RateBeer


Anonymous said...

Wait, so no shipping available?

ejeffer11 said...

is this only in store, or can online ship orders be placed?

always appreciate your fair pricing - reason i come back and refer others, so thanks.

Paul Hayden said...

Can be shipped if your order gets through in time also.

Anonymous said...

Good way to treat the locals by shipping it out of area....

Paul Hayden said...

Again, we try to do it as fair as possible. We have a lot of great out of state customers also that buy a lot of Shelton beer from us. This increases our allocation. From past experiences, on these super fast releases, not many make it out of town.