Originally Posted by Corey Feldman
riff raff from Nathi's cave posting in here now?
Pffft...says the man who keeps The Miffed One locked up in his cave.
"Westvleteren 12" is by many beer experts considered to be one of the very best beers in the world, if not THE best.
Westvleteren 12 is a Belgian Trappist Ale that has consistently been voted the single best tasting beer in the world. All major beer rating sites agree that this is the pinnacle of beers, including: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer and Beer Pal.
That's a little over 2,300 beer experts saying that this is the best beer, anywhere.
Located in the western corner of Belgium, the St Sixtus Abbey (or Westvleteren Abdij) is home to the Trappist Westvleteren Brewery. The Brewery was founded in 1838 and is owned and operated by the monks of the St Sixus Abbey.
Problem is that it's very hard to get. It's not a commercial beer, but it's still made by monks who only make enough to earn a living out of it (so there aim is not profit)."We are not brewers. We are monks. We brew beer to be able to afford being monks."
You can only buy it at their abbey . So, if you're a massive beer fan in the USA for example, the chance that you will get to taste this beer if you stay within the USA is remote.
Now, the abbey needs to be renovated which costs a lot of money, obviously. So, exceptionally, they make a gift pack (two bottles + one special glass) and all the profits go to the renovation and they will only produce enough to cover the costs.
Earlier this year (at least, I believe it was this year)I raced to the store to get one of those packs. It was massive.
Now, they made a limited editon of those gift packs available in the USA and given that the stores can't make a profit out of it, it's amazing that they did find enough selling points for the packs + It comes at a high price (about $ 85, I believe) but it has sold out within minutes and it has produced scenes outside the stores, similar to Apple stores when they have a new product out.
I can't believe I stormed to the store to get one of those W12 gift packs for my brother-in-law and he didn't even let me sip from it.
(although, I payed about € 25 for the same pack)
While I'm talking to myself...
...why are there so many personal Q&A threads in non-tennis post-Popcon?