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Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

hi folks, I know this may sound a bit desperate .. but.. does anyone know of any place in town, or neighbouring France that sells Canadian beer..Labatts preferably , Molson ( i.e. supermarket.. botttles to go )

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You mean you actually want to purchase Molson or Labatt beer? You're not kidding when you say you're a bit desperate.

I think they have the good sense to not export that stuff. For Canadian brews, check out a Casino or a Coop for a selection of Quebequois beers: la Fin du Monde, Chambly, Maudite, etc. (Edit: they sell them at Globus too.)

Cheers,

HeatherM

PS-As a funny aside, on a bike ride last year I met a guy wearing a cycling jersey that was emblazoned with the Sleeman's Honey Brown logo. I asked him about it, and he said it bought it off the rack in a Swiss bike shop. He'd never even heard of the beer. How odd...
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Old 13.07.2007, 17:30
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

Quebequois beers ??


bring me a Blue!!!

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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

Are there not enough tasteless European macro-brews to replace the tasteless Canadian macro-brews that you seek? I think I'd find it hard to tell the difference between them myself. Then again, I did know a Canadian girl that thought she could tell the difference between the Labatt Blue sold in her hometown of Winnipeg and that sold in southern Ontario where she was going to college.
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You mean you actually want to purchase Molson or Labatt beer? You're not kidding when you say you're a bit desperate.

I think they have the good sense to not export that stuff. For Canadian brews, check out a Casino or a Coop for a selection of Quebequois beers: la Fin du Monde, Chambly, Maudite, etc. (Edit: they sell them at Globus too.)

Cheers,

HeatherM

PS-As a funny aside, on a bike ride last year I met a guy wearing a cycling jersey that was emblazoned with the Sleeman's Honey Brown logo. I asked him about it, and he said it bought it off the rack in a Swiss bike shop. He'd never even heard of the beer. How odd...
Ah, the North Star in Ealing Broadway had Sleeman's on tap. Good stuff, the was a honey ale, makes me thirsty now.
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

((( , wow, what a tough crowd )))
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

Canadian beer rules. There's a place in Spiez where you can buy Sleeman Honey Brown ale!
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

Get some Budweiser, I can't imagine it tastes any different than Molson or Labatt....

Cheers for the tip Heather, those beers you mention might be worth a try!
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Canadian beer rules. There's a place in Spiez where you can buy Sleeman Honey Brown ale!

errrrr............where is Spiez???
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

come to Murten and we'll go for a molson or a blue. Next stop Neuchatel. They may even have some Alpine!!!
(BTW-budweiser from here is pretty close)
P.S., it ain't a tough crowd, they just have poor taste.
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errrrr............where is Spiez???
I don't know the exact name, I think it's Spiez Getränkehändler or something...it's right by the little train station, there is a store that sells import wine and beer. I ordered Sleeman from there, and the owner apparently sold it well enough to stock it permanently! You could maybe even ask him to import something else. A 24 flat of Sleeman beer is around 65 franks or so tho!
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Have a look here.
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Have a look here.
I think you just made my day....no, my week....hell, my year!!!

Now, just to get over there asap and stock up on some Honey Brown!!!

cheers!
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

I think Aligro might be selling them.
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

I'm not 100% sure, but I think I that I remember seeing some Canadian been in Carrefour (Geneva). Cant remember what brand it was though. Anyway, it might be worth a look if you're around there.
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

Can't help you, but really, why would you actually want Molson Canadian? To be honest, I'm not too fond of Sleeman Honey Brown either. Kokanee might be the best mass produced Canadian beer, followed by Canadian Bud.

I have found, however, that Peroni (available in Coop and lots of other places) tastes kind of like Moosehead. Good times!
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

I forgot to mention, I found this site while looking for Zubrowka (mixed with apple juice is the best drink ever).

http://www.ullrich.ch/shop/index.asp

They have real Moosehead, along with the best booze selection ever.

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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

thanks everyone for the links and the tips .
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Re: Finding Canadian beer in Geneva?

BlonayBear... do you know if that shop you posted the link to is on , or near public transport?
there are a few things listed there I would like to pick up, but I don't really feel like driving all the way up to Zurich ( I wouldn so much mind the train journey for a days outing tho )

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BlonayBear... do you know if that shop you posted the link to is on , or near public transport?
there are a few things listed there I would like to pick up, but I don't really feel like driving all the way up to Zurich ( I wouldn so much mind the train journey for a days outing tho )
thanks againfor the link !!
You can get there by train with the last part of the journey by bus.
Go to the CFF site (in English) enter the details and it will give you the connections. The journey is about 3.5 to 4 hours depending on the connection.
If you go to the shop site, click on the link for countryseasons.ch and then newsletter and you will find a map.
I know the area because my wife comes from a little village nearby. Yes, I married the farmers daughter !
Might be an idea to call ahead first to make sure they're open and it's not annual holiday or something. If you can't manage the german PM me.

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