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Monks & Beer?

When you contemplate breweries and their function in society, you don’t necessarily connect them to religion, or for that matter, pious monks. Interestingly enough, the brewers back in the early Middle Ages were none other than scripture reading clergymen! Yes, … Continue reading

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Beer Tour Count down #6 – A Little Taste of Heaven

6. Orval at the Orval Abbey, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium There are five breweries in Belgium run by Trappist monks. Orval is my favorite, because it offers the most bitter, highly hopped of the Trappist beers. (Belgian beers tend to be lightly … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things… #10

Alright folks, we made it to the top 10 beer experiences. This time The Beer Traveler ended up in Salzburg, Austria. 10. Lager at the Augustiner Kloster Mülln, Salzburg, Austria Salzburg is best known to Americans as the site of … Continue reading

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Goblet of Trappist ale in rural Belgium

Our Lady of Orval Abbey sits at the bend of a country road, deep in the woods of southeastern Belgium. Adherents of its rich, frothy, and well-hopped ale span the globe. “Orval is a world-class beer,” says David Ciccolo, owner … Continue reading

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