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So whatís up with Cantillon

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jmikolich
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beers 1477 º places 112 º 13:09 Fri 10/5/2012

There is all these people throwing down big money to acquire their one off beers and for years they continue to make 200 bottle releases...

Is that they canít maintain quality for a larger batch?

They canít get materials for larger batches? (Fruit,barrels)

Are they out of space?

It seems to me that since they canít even keep their product on the shelves anywhere in the US they could easily capitalize and just ship/make more or are they fighting with shelton brother for how much can be imported?

Just seems to me they should be laughing all the way to the bank at the amount of people who will go nuts over their beer

 
JoeinDahlem
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beers 1378 º places 305 º 13:11 Fri 10/5/2012

Maybe they want to stay small and donít subscribe to the philosophy that everyone who wants to find their beer on a local shelf is therefore entitled to have it.

 
JAXSON
beers 535 º places 4 º 13:13 Fri 10/5/2012

Or they can make their product more rare and it will be that much more coveted...maybe even start -bal aging it.

Seriously, Iíve been to the brewery and it is pretty loaded with barrels aging. Their fermentation tank is not enormous by any stretch, and the building itself is pretty miderately sized. Iím sure they wonít move into a bigger facility as Jean believes that old wood building contributes a lot to the character of the wild yeast and thus the beer itself.

 
MagicDave6
beers 1 º places 1 º 13:23 Fri 10/5/2012

Because they dont have to expand.

 
robrules
places 1 º 13:27 Fri 10/5/2012







 
ContemplateBeer
beers 1777 º places 137 º 13:56 Fri 10/5/2012

Drink local.

 
joeneugs
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beers 4335 º places 188 º 14:01 Fri 10/5/2012

From what Iíve heard, the US market has helped keep lambic brewers like Cantillon in business for many years while pale lager took over much of Europe. Now that interest in lambic has caught on over there with a larger public, thereís probably less of it to export. Although Jean has gone on record to say that he will continue to supply the US.

 
MagicDave6
beers 1 º places 1 º 14:26 Fri 10/5/2012

Originally posted by joeneugs
From what Iíve heard, the US market has helped keep lambic brewers like Cantillon in business for many years while pale lager took over much of Europe. Now that interest in lambic has caught on over there with a larger public, thereís probably less of it to export. Although Jean has gone on record to say that he will continue to supply the US.


I have to say thats probably the most misguided interpretation of beer sales in europe iv ever seen.

 
SamGamgee
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beers 2452 º places 182 º 14:45 Fri 10/5/2012

Some brewers just donít want to grow. Heís making enough money to sustain the business and that seems to be satisfying. I can totally sympathize with that.

 
Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 14:52 Fri 10/5/2012

If they expand, everyone will complain that their beers are not nearly as good as they used to be. We all know that if a beer is not made with unobtanium and pixie dust and drank at the brewery that it automatically sucks.

 
levifunk
beers 12 º 15:27 Fri 10/5/2012

They are out of space.

....and 200 bottle batches? Most everything they do is MUCH bigger batches than that.