Topic Archives: Trappist

Posted in Brasserie de Rochefort, Chimay, Cool Stuff, Orval Brewery, Westvleteren

Trappist Beers Celebrated With Stamps

There is never  a question that Belgium loves their beer.   The Belgium Post has issued a set of stamps commemorating the who’s who of Trappist beers.  The 6 Belgian monasteries are commemorated are Chimay, Orval, Achel, Rochefort, Westmalle, and Westvleteren. [StampNews]




Posted in Beer News, Stift Engelszell, Westvleteren

8th Trappist Brewery Opening Soon

The world will soon indulge in beers from the 8th Trappist brewery.  Mont des Cats will being selling the newest offerings June 16th.

Mont des Cats will be based in France, with initial production in Belgium.   Chimay, a Trappist brewery themselves helped Mont des Cats create a new recipe & will be assist the friars there as the brewery comes online.

In order to be a Trappist brewery, the beer must be brewed by or under the control of Trappist monks with some of the profits going to good causes.

The existing Trappist breweries are Chimay, Rochefort, Westvleteren, Achel, Orval, Westmalle,  & Konigshoeven <FlandersNews>

Posted in Brasserie de Rochefort, New Beers
Posted in Brasserie de Rochefort, New Beers
Posted in Brasserie de Rochefort, New Beers
Posted in Beer News, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Creates Ovila Abbey Site

A placeholder website for Sierra Nevada Brewing’s newest brewing venture – Ovila Abbey Ales.

The Ovila series is a new venture by Sierra Nevada.  They will be collaborating with Cistercian Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California.  The series will feature 3 Belgian Abbey style ales, first to be released in March of 2011.  Proceeds from the sales will benefit the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux.  The monks of the abbey are building a “12th century, early-gothic Cistercian chapter house” on site in Vina.

The monks of the Cistercian Abbey of New Clairvaux of Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.Ordo Cisterciensis Strictioris Observantiae), or Trappists.

The site is More content headed your way soon.

Posted in Beer News, Brasserie de Rochefort

Fire at Rochefort!

A fire broke out today at St Remy-Rochefort in Rochefort, Belgium.  The brewery is best know for brewing 3 Trappist beers – Rochefort 6,8,10.

The fire, while under investigation seems to have originated from a temporary generator that was put to use after the brewery experienced electrical problems.  It seems the brewery was not extensively damaged, and brewing will resume in about a week.

The aging tanks(vats) were undamaged.  All the monks (around 15) were able to get out unharmed.  More importantly, there are no founded reports of beer damage!

Rochefort was founded in 1595.  Their annual output is 18,000 hectoliters.  The brewery is located inside Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy.