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Can't make it to Belgium?

While the monks at St. Sixtus Abbey sell only enough Westvleteren beer to support themselves and the abbey, a current renovation project has prompted the monks to sell a limited amount of their beer outside the abbey to raise money for the project.

A special six-pack of the beer with two Westvleteren glasses was sold in Belgium and will be sold in the U.S. sometime later this year, according to Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the Shelton Brothers importers. In order to try to keep any profits from the sales going to the monks, it will probably be priced at about $85 a six-pack, he said.

It should be available in the Bay Area, but details have not been worked out. The Almanac will try to post details as they become available. And if you really can't wait, the special six-pack and glasses are available on eBay from a British seller asking $213 plus $95 postage.

-- Barbara Wood

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Posted by Ryan Williams , a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

Clarification to the article above: Shelton Brothers will be importing Westvleteren, in this one time only shipment, with the intention of donating the proceeds to the Abbey. The article could be read to imply that proceeds will not return to the brothers at the Abbey, but this is not true. It should also be mentioned that Shelton Brothers does not support the "grey market" of beer on sites like eBay. Such sales are an insult to the makers of fine beers.


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