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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesa...ell-rare-beer-in-u-s

Did anyone else try and fail?

I called every shop within 75 miles of San Francisco and tried to get in on the K&L lottery at Redwood City. Nobody picked up their phones today and Klwine.com crashed at 3pm when it went up online for sale.
 
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Yes - I too tried and failed. Also call shops around Northern California and was told "sold out." Was informed by a third party that City Beer Store, San Francisco was selling their allotment @ Noon Thursday with the suggestion of getting in line early. If this leads scores some I ask for a sample.......... Good luck!
 
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Total Wine in Roseville has 6 bricks left if anyone is in the area.
 
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Kind of a bummer.

I tried online 'cause no local source.

Nada.


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I was lucky with this as nobody where I live seemed to clue in on the fact that this is a one time release. I bought 4 packs a few months ago and I still saw some hanging around as of a couple weeks ago so I bought some more lol. Not cheap, but so worth it! Amazing stuff.
 
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Any chance you'd be willing to trade a pack for wine? It's not for me but for a close friend who's a beer fanatic. I was trying to get a 6-pack for his 40th birthday coming up and I'm sure he'd be thrilled to try it.
 
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Ahh nvm, saw in the other thread that you live in Canada. Bang
 
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@Jonanator- if you have an extra pack you want to trade, let me know. I might have something you're interested in, and I'd love to try that beer to see what the fuss is aboutWink
auntboy at mac dot com
 
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'scuse me get in line!

Cool
 
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Saw tweet last eve of the big line ONE BLOCK from my office, with a second post that they'd sold out five minutes earlier. Oh well, I'll try it one o these days. Bang


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I walked by a couple liquor stores that probably have 6+ packs left. Been sitting there for a while. I would be happy to purchase it and send it down if there was an easy way to ship this to the states. I'm in Canada so not sure how it would work...
 
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I walked by a couple liquor stores that probably have 6+ packs left. Been sitting there for a while. I would be happy to purchase it and send it down if there was an easy way to ship this to the states. I'm in Canada so not sure how it would work...


That is exceedingly nice of you.

I am not sure how it works, either, but would be happy to to try.

Anybody know where I can learn about shipping to the US?


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Jonanator that is incredibly kind and generous offer!!

From a Federal perspective, shipping by Fedex should be fine.
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answe...ZC9XVkNKZUlkbA%3D%3D

From a state level to California since the interested parties are only in California, I think it should be fine since California has a pretty open shipping policy with all the wineries.

If you ship either FedEx or UPS, technically they only ship from senders who are approved merchants and I think the prohibit personal shipping of alcohol.

So my colleague's husband is a craft beer brewer and he ships samples of beer in growlers and 24 oz bottles all over the country through Fedex. Listed as "yeast samples" and he says that nobody has given him a hard time. I do some live coral plugs brokering on the side and "may or may not have" used FedEx to ship live coral specimens internationally. Basically, if you don't tell them it's something they don't ship, they won't reject it.

However, I wouldn't want to pose any sort of risk or hassle on anyone so if there's a better, easier, safer solution, that'd be great to hear!
 
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Where in Canada; maybe I'll drive over. Smile

and yes... I'd ship 1 to Danyull Smile


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Well if you feel Fedex will be fine, I would be more than happy to send you the Westvleteren. Let me know how many cases you want and I will go buy them today or tomorrow.

Email me at j o n a t h a n d a l e h o @ g-m-a-i-l.com

EDIT: I am just doing some reading and I'm not sure I can send alcohol across the border or even across provinces unless I hold a liquor license..
 
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Where in Canada; maybe I'll drive over. Smile

and yes... I'd ship 1 to Danyull Smile


It would be a far drive for you, unfortunately! I am all the way in Alberta!
 
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PS, the gift packs here are about $86.10 with tax
 
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PS, the gift packs here are about $86.10 with tax


A must buy.
 
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Hey Jonanator,
please contact me auntboy at mac dot com.
I'll paypal you the money and send you a really nice bottle if you'd go to the trouble of buying a couple of bricks for me!
I can figure out a way to get them from you later, but I'd be super grateful if you'd snag 2 or 3 for me!
Let me know.
thanks
-Dave
 
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