In case you haven’t heard, Shelton Brothers is importing a limited amount of Westvleteren 12 to the United States. The abbey typically has a strict no-export policy, but they are making an exception to raise funds for construction at the abbey. If you’re not familiar, Westy 12 is one of the most sought-after beers in the world and is routinely rated the best. It is a Belgian quad, comparable to Rochefort 10 or St. Bernardus Abt 12, and is delicious. It is being sold in ‘bricks’ of six 33cl bottles plus two chalices with a SRP of $85; although I’m sure we’ll see higher prices at most NYC shops.
Look for it at the following NYC area shops beginning 12/12/12.
Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brooklyn
Brouwerij Lane, Brooklyn
Beer Street, Brooklyn
Beer Table Pantry, Manhattan
The Cannibal, Manhattan
City Swiggers, Manhattan
Good Beer, Manhattan
New Beer Distributors, Manhattan
Top Hops, Manhattan
Whole Foods Bowery, Manhattan
More info here: The Westy 12 Project