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Woolsocks
01-04-2007, 03:34 PM
Hi! I'm new to working for a brewpub and want to know how to get some guest beer. At the moment, I'm hoping to get a case or so of Chimay Grand Reserve bottles, but I'm also looking to have some other guest beers, in 1/2 bbls, in the future.

I know its a matter of contacting the nearest distributor for the beers I want, but how best to find out who that is? I'm aware of the local BMC distributors, but what about those who sell less common beer, like Chimay? How do I go about finding these people?

lhall
01-04-2007, 04:14 PM
Call around and ask! Call the best beer and liquor store in town and ask who distributes what you want.



Hi! I'm new to working for a brewpub and want to know how to get some guest beer. At the moment, I'm hoping to get a case or so of Chimay Grand Reserve bottles, but I'm also looking to have some other guest beers, in 1/2 bbls, in the future.

I know its a matter of contacting the nearest distributor for the beers I want, but how best to find out who that is? I'm aware of the local BMC distributors, but what about those who sell less common beer, like Chimay? How do I go about finding these people?

Michael Murphy
01-05-2007, 02:59 AM
http://www.bunitedint.com/

http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/

these are some importers of high quality beers, look on the website for a retailer nearest you or contact them and ask where.

CallerFromLA
01-06-2007, 01:30 PM
If there is a particular beer / wine / liquor you can't seem to find at any distributor, call them up directly. "I want your quadruple IPA with the label made out of hop-paper. Where can I get it from?"

Sometimes that don't deliver in your neck of the woods, and sometimes they can give you the distributor's phone number.

Cheers,
--Jake Tringali

The hop-paper idea would be interesting. Scratch-and-sniff labels, anyone?