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C_Rochfort * In 2001 we visited Chimay and then  continued on to Rochfort to see how our luck would work at Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy near Rochefort. * 1209 x 1753 * (219KB)
rochefort_4 * Talk about cloistered!  No one was around, so we went into town to buy some #10 and #8.$1.10 per bottle...  
how much can we carry? Not enough! * 450 x 300 * (55KB)
IMG_7667 * In 2004, my dad Ed and I try again looking at the brewhouse from outside the gate... * 2048 x 3072 * (2.2MB)
IMG_7666 * the question is will we get in?

Ed gives us a 5% chance of sucess... * 2048 x 3072 * (2.79MB)
   
   
   
   
AbbayeRochefort * clearly an underestimation!  We visit the chapel for 14:15 Sexte & None (prayer time)  with the brothers of the abbaye after which... * 924 x 629 * (503KB)
IMG_7669 * we take a tour of the brewery with Father Antoine. * 3072 x 2048 * (2.49MB)
IMG_7676 * Clearly one of the cleanest, most beautiful we've ever seen... * 2048 x 3072 * (2.41MB)
IMG_7677 * from the 'sampling' taps... * 3072 x 2048 * (2.31MB)
   
   
   
   
IMG_7672 * to the overall appearance the site brewing since 1595.  This is an overwhelming experience to be remembered. * 3072 x 2048 * (2.36MB)
IMG_7678 * After a quick pose with the Heavyweight Gruit, we tour the cellar and aging rooms ... * 2048 x 3072 * (2.28MB)
IMG_7682 * and head back through the old abbaye to the visiting room... * 3072 x 2048 * (2.38MB)
IMG_7684 * where father Antoine pours a Rochefort 10 for my father... * 3072 x 2048 * (2.51MB)
   
   
   
   
IMG_7688 * the Heavyweight Gruit... * 3072 x 2048 * (2.22MB)
img_7689 * and to the delight of the homebrewer in me, my lastest brew! * 640 x 426 * (353KB)
IMG_7680 * A final peek at the brewhouse on the right, and we conclude our visit.

Thanks to father Antoine for his hospitality. We hope to meet again soon. * 3072 x 2048 * (1.67MB)