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Beer is the new Wine 16 years 9 months ago #1

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16 years 9 months ago #2

"The company [Premier International Beers] is also the Irish agent for Trappist beer which is brewed in Holland by the Trappist monks. "
Really?? <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->

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16 years 9 months ago #3

&amp;quot;kenmc&amp;quot;:nktt00rf wrote: "The company [Premier International Beers] is also the Irish agent for Trappist beer which is brewed in Holland by the Trappist monks. "
Really?? <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->[/quote:nktt00rf]

There is one Dutch Trappist brewery [url:nktt00rf]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brouwerij_De_Koningshoeven[/url:nktt00rf]. The rest of them are Belgian. Wikipedia says 6 but I thought it was 5... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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16 years 9 months ago #4

I believe the Dutch one (is it Le Trappe?) is brewed by one of the big brewers (possibly Heineken) in partnership with the monks, who have laid down conditions such as the ongoing contribution to charity etc.

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16 years 9 months ago #5

Yep, La Trappe lost the Trappist title back in 1999, but has regain it in 2005 and is brewed by Bavaria
The monk only has a executive role, but this also happens in Chimay

There is also number of Trappist “Cistercian” monks/nuns in Irelands, but alas they dont brew

Bolton Abbey, Moone, Athy, County Kildare

Mellifont Abbey, Collon, County Louth, oldest cistercian house in Ireland est.c.1142

Mount Melleray, Cappoquin, County Waterford

Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, County Tipperary

St. Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, Lismore, County Waterford

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16 years 9 months ago #6

Irish Trappists. Me thinks there is an opportunity there for an enterprising micro.

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