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Can't find Dinkel Acker in New Jersey anymore

JessKidden, you raise some very good points. And you're right, tradition and nostalgia are what's been driving me to find any (most likely old, stale or skunked) Dinkel Acker just so I can say I found it and can have it on Christmas Eve. Taste has taken a back seat in this pursuit and it shouldn't. I haven't heard back from Tarzana but was thinking the same thing last night. It would be really horrible to track it down, and pay probably quite a bit to ship from CA to NJ, only to find that it tastes like crap. That would be worse than not getting it at all.

So I am going to track down TongoRad's choices and see how they taste.

Thx.

Paul

Nov 21, 2009
dinkel fan in Beer

Can't find Dinkel Acker in New Jersey anymore

Thanks joshekg, even though they sell beer and wine, their shipping form only details wine, so I have an email into them to see if they do ship beer, and more importantly, if they still have some Dinkel Acker in stock. Thanks for your help.

Paul

Nov 20, 2009
dinkel fan in Beer

Can't find Dinkel Acker in New Jersey anymore

TongoRad,
Here is the response I got from Spaten NA today.

"Dear Paul,

Dinkelacker has been discontinued in the US.

We all wish we could have kept this beer in distribution.

Sorry,

Tony SNA"

So I guess that's really the end of it, damn shame. I stopped at another liquor store last night, they were out, and the only thing he could suggest is try every place around and see if there's some lying around. Guess that's what I'll do. I'll also try to find the beers you suggested TR, thanks again.

Thanks LStaff, never had Bitburger, I'll give that a go as well.

Paul

Nov 19, 2009
dinkel fan in Beer

Can't find Dinkel Acker in New Jersey anymore

Thank you JessKidden, I will contact Spaten North America tomorrow to see what the situation is with this beer.

Thank you as well TongoRad. Dinkel Acker has been our traditional holiday beer for over 20 years, so its going to be a bit strange not seeing the familiar green bottle on Christmas Eve along with our bratwurst and kartoffel salat. However, I love the taste as well, and appreciate your suggestions for somethng similar. I'm not familiar with either beer you mentioned, but I am going to try and locate them.

Paul

Nov 18, 2009
dinkel fan in Beer

Can't find Dinkel Acker in New Jersey anymore

Hi,
For the last several months I have been trying to find Dinkel Acker here in Central and North New Jersey. It used to be pretty common, but nobody carries it anymore. I have been told that there is no longer a distributor of it, but they couldn't tell me if this is just in New Jersey, just the East coast, etc.

Has anyone in the Northeast seen it being sold recently, or has any knowledge of what the distribution issue is?

Thanks very much.

Paul

Nov 18, 2009
dinkel fan in Beer