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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 06:26:58 PM »

Firstly, does anyone know the best way to get the labels off Cantillon bottles???
Hi Viv,
Really can't help you on this one. I do not collect labels.
But this article gives remarkable info
http://www.secondsnack.com/2011/03/how-to-peel-beer-label-off-bottle.html
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"You'll want to use very cold water rather than warm water. We tried warm water a few times but it made the labels too soft and they tore during removal."
It seems cold water does the trick even better !!
Did you ttry cold water ?
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2011, 02:20:59 PM »

Hi Filip,

Thanks for the tips.  thumb up thumb up

I shall now try very cold water!  chin

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2011, 07:26:07 PM »

Hi All,
It seems as if Italy is the place to be this year! Really looking forward to our visit and to meeting Daniele again. This is not a beer related holiday, more of a food and sightseeing one, but we will be looking to find some Italian beers other than the mass produced ones and hope Daniele can help out.
We will be in Mechelen this weekend so I will check out the refurbished Anker Brasserie.
On the subject of removing labels, I must admit I save them and I'm usually successful with Belgian beers. I used to use cold but found hot water speeded up the process. I fail everytime trying to get American labels off, they must use a differnt sort of glue.
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2011, 11:27:46 AM »

Filip Sorry but in these last days I've been very very  busy ...and for me  Rome is the best city  to drink good italian craft beer.I think that addresses that you already have and that other friends and  more specifically Mixos have suggested are very good.Soon I will try 'to suggest new pubs but the best are outside town.
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 12:05:42 PM »

Filip Sorry but in these last days I've been very very  busy ...and for me  Rome is the best city  to drink good italian craft beer.I think that addresses that you already have and that other friends and  more specifically Mixos have suggested are very good.Soon I will try 'to suggest new pubs but the best are outside town.
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Daniele
No problem Daniele. I'm BUSY too. Lucky not this morning. well, I am busy with this website  Cool
I's much possible that Roma will be done later separately.
I think it's better that this is done not in combination with the trip I do with car. North to centre Italy is the main goal.
That's already some big space.

Milano:
BQ - Birra artigianale di Qualità
Via Losanna, 36
Milano
(+39) 0234691006
http://www.b-q.it
http://birreriabq.wordpress.com/

The region around Milano also gives some great bars:

La Locanda del Monaco Felice
Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, 12
24040 Suisio BG, Italy
more than 130 beers

Abbazia Di Sherwood
nearly 300 beers
Via Cava di Sopra, 20
24030 Caprino Bergamasco Bergamo, Italy
035 782939
abbaziadisherwood.it

The Dome
The Dome, Nembro (BG),
14 beers on draught, 80 beers in bottle
http://www.the-dome.it/
Via Case Sparse Europa, 15
24027 Nembro Bergamo, Italy
035 522555

Sherwood Pub - Maiorano Antonio
Nearly 300 beers, a lot of Vintage Cantillon.
Sherwood
10 reviews
Via Giarone, 7
27020 Nicorvo Pavia, Italy
0384 52018
sherwoodpub.it

Afterwards we could head south to Bologna..

Here's a great resource : http://beermapping.com/maps/maps.php?m=italy

Cheers,
Filip
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2011, 05:00:51 PM »

Hi Viv

Tried the cold water method on a Smisje bottle last night....didn't work. Soaked the bottle in iced water for about 5 minutes, any longer and the label would have been to delicate to handle but even after the short soak the edges were ripping at the slightest touch and the middle of the label was still stuck firm.

I guess some labels are just too thin in the first place and the addition of water makes them far too fragile to handle.

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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 10:41:32 AM »

Hi Jay,

I've had trouble with some Smisje labels also.  chin

I tried the very cold water method on Cantillon's labels. As with your outcome the labels became mushy and wouldn't peel away without disintegrating.  ohno-1

Sometimes there's a thick layer of glue and two paper layers and it takes great skill to only take the top layer off but it is possible, just.  fingers-crossed

Oh well, no new or better Cantillon labels to add to my collection, but thanks to everyone who has made suggestions.
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