One of the worlds most rare and sought-after beers has come to Manitoba, but you might want to check with your financial adviser before going for a beer run.
The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) has secured a shipment of Westvleteren 12—a world-renowned brew crafted by Trappist monks in Belgium—and a six-pack can be yours for just $85 plus applicable taxes.
“It’s so rare, that people will pay a lot to get it,” explained Al Bowness, who’s in charge of MLCC’s specialty purchasing. “Most experts rate it as the best beer you can get.”
The MLCC was able to pick up 400 six-packs of the beer—packaged with two special glasses to fully enjoy the brew—and more than half of the shipment has been sold after about a week on the shelves.
Monks from the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, where the beer is made, have made the rare move of making the 10-per cent alcohol wobbly-pop commercially available to help pay for needed repairs to their aging monastery.