Trappist Brewery visits...
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Chimay... the first
In 2000 my dad Ed and I took our first trip to Belgium in search of beer and visited the first two of our six Trappist breweries. We visited the next 4 in spring of 2001.
Glenn's son Dan enjoying a Westvleteren 12 after winning the New Mexico State Championship Mountain Bike race.
|Beer labels for the Trappist beers are shown in Labels - Trappist|
|Maps showing all six of the Trappist breweries are available in the Travel section, Maps.|
What does it mean to be a Trappist beers? Here's what Jeremy Gray learned on his visit to Orval...
Well - this is what I was told at Orval. According to them, there are three requirements that must be met if you want to have the official Trappist seal of approval and use the logo:
1) The production must be under the control of a monk or abbey;
So there you have it - straight from source. Cheers! Jeremy Gray