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Cantillon Blabaer Bottled Today

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Per a Facebook post this morning, Cantillon has finished up bottling the 2013 vintage of their blueberry fruit lambic, Blabaer. Highly sought after and brewed exclusively for Ølbutikken, a bottle shop located in Copenhagen (owner Jeppe provides the fruit), this beer only sees a few hundred bottles per release.

Both 375mL and 750mL bottles have been produced in years past (amount and availability tends to be different each time) with 2013 marking the 9th batch of this deliciously sour brew. Ølbutikken does sell these to go (think limit 1 or 2 per person), so make a friend in Europe or schedule an overseas “business meeting” if you plan on trying this one.

Update – Cantillon commented saying “Beer will be sent end of June. As last year, we made one barrel, 300 liters.”

Previous release info: (via RB)

2005 Vintage (batch 1) – First release, 50 bottles released, 75cl bottles. Gold foil.

2007 Vintage (batch 2) – The first release of 2007, 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. Black foil.

2007 Vintage (batch 3) – The second release of 2007, 75cl bottles. Gold foil.

2009 Vintage (batch 4) – The first release of 2009, 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads “2009”

2009 Vintage (batch 5) – The second release of 2009, 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads “2009 II”

2010 Vintage (batch 6) – 400 liter barrel with 100kg blueberries added. No vintage on the label.

2011 Vintage (batch 7) – 400 liter barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads “11”

2012 Vintage (batch 8) – 400 liter barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles.

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  1. Pingback: Cantillon Blåbær 2014 Release July 31 | Beer Served Rare

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