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Trappist Beer 101

A recent quiz contest from Bon Beer prompted me to do a deep google dive into Trappist beers, and revealed to me that this is an area that I know very little about! 465 more words

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Beer/Cider Photo of the Week: Mary and the Baby Jesus at Orval

Merry Christmas from I think about beer!

I liked how the bare limbs of the weeping willow and the thinning autumn foliage framed the Art Deco statue of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus at Orval. 95 more words


Beer/Cider Photo of the Week: Lauter Grant in Action at Trappistes Rochefort

I love old copper brewing equipment. It’s fun to photograph because you can really capture the rich tones of the metal. Additionally, you can see the patina of age as well as the signs of use. 150 more words

Craft Beer

When In Rome, Drink Craft Beer!

Just as it is in America, the craft beer scene is becoming more and more popular in Italy.  We had the opportunity to try out some places while in Rome and they’re definitely worth mentioning.   407 more words


Westvleteren 12 (8/31/16) - Bottle No. 1 11/22/2016

Westvleteren 12 is a world classic beer and one that’s often lauded as the “best beer in the world.” It’s also one of the hardest beers to get since it’s only available at the Abbey’s gift shop and cafe or through the monastery’s special release days. 372 more words

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Beer & Bike: Trappist Achel

In the far north of the Limburg province of Belgium, literally a stone’s throw from the border of the Netherlands sits the Abbey of Saint Benedict.   661 more words


Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Style: Brett-Spiked Belgian Pale Ale

6.9% ABV

Bottled On: 09/25/2014

Brewery Notes: “Orval beer is a high fermentation beer. The ageing process adds a fruity note, which strikes a subtle balance between the beer’s full-bodied yet complex flavour and bitterness./ The beer was first brewed in 1931 and owes its unparalleled taste to the quality of the water, the hops and the yeast used. 499 more words