Westvleteren XII, "World's Best Beer," Makes One-Time U.S. Appearance
The supposed best beer in the world, a rare Belgian brew, has made its first appearance in the United States, but it's likely not here to stay. In order to purchase the beer made by Trappist monks, you have to make a reservation, many of which are already sold out.
In the midst of Westvleteren-induced hoopla, LAWeekly brings forth a good point that it's "problematic to name something the best in the world if it's also the least available in the world." Not to say that the beer isn't good, it is: "Westy is good -- really, really good. It's the kind of beer that calls upon the drinker to note things like leather and pipe tobacco and a litany of other snobbish descriptors."
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