DISCLAIMER TO FELLOW HOUNDS: In anticipation of intervention by das Uberhounds, please reply only to the 'local sources' part of my posting here. Thank you for your cooperation! Mr. Taster.
Having just returned from Europe, and having sampled local beers from Britain, Brussels, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, I have come to the conclusion that Belgian beers far surpass all others in sheer uniqueness of flavor and method of brewing. (Belgian Lambics, for example, are fermented not by yeast added to a mixture, but by yeast floating in the mashy Belgian air(!) and so a true Belgian lambic can never be produced elsewhere)
So in my travels, I had a revelatory experience.... the lovely Duchess du Bourgogne. It's hard to describe, so I won't (see link below). But I will say it is an profoundly unique beer experience.
So.... the big question is, where can I buy DdB in our great city? FYI, I did an unsuccessful google search, as well as contacting Father's Office, which sold it at one point but no longer, and asked that I check back with them this autumn.
Thanks in advance for your help, fellow 'hounds.