And pray that Shelton isn't exacting vengeance on said distributor for something that happened years (decades?) earlier, resulting in no / minimal product ending up in the state much less on a retail shelf. I've simply given up :: sigh ::Yeah gotta figure out who distributes Shelton in your area. Suck their dick for information.
In VA for example some issue with the franchised distributor "Hop & Wine" has resulted in no 3F or Cantillon making it to retail, at all. ZERO. There's some kind of backdoor deal with NRG (Churchkey group) because they will occasionally have bottles (as will very occasionally Pizza Paradiso) but that's the extent of Shelton in VA.
Drives me nuts to see places like Oregon where they are wheeling pallets of 3F into stores, while in VA in ~9yrs of looking I've seen 3F on the shelf a grand total of zero times. Not even one time have I seen a 3F bottle on a shelf. In DC it's a similar story where they funnel all of the lambic through NRG's The Sovereign, who have a back library of 4 pages in the menu of 3F that is going no where fast, and yet only a few random specialty stores in DC will have 3F, at super high prices I'm unwilling to pay.
That sure is a nice Lambic portfolio ya'll got, I sure would like a chance to by them at retail literally one time ever.... no huh? Okay.