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n00ch

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No worriesd Dreamboat 2 cases it is. They will be around $1500 each though. :D
 

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Is that inclusive of GST n00ch?



:)



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Wortgames said:
Who is this "Achel" character?
Are there now 7 Trappist breweries?!
Achel is one of the 6 Trappist breweries allowed to use the "Authentic Trappist Product Label", along with Westvleteren, Orval, Chimay, Westmalle and Rochefort.

The 7th that Brother Joris was referring to is La Trappe in The Netherlands.

There is actually a trappist brewery in Germany too that I cant remember the name of.
 

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kook said:
There is actually a trappist brewery in Germany too that I cant remember the name of.
It's called Mariawald I think?
 

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OK I've done a bit of research, and this is what I've found.

Until recently, there were 6 Trappist breweries:

Chimay, Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle, Westvleteren (all in Belgium) and Schaapschooi (brewing "La Trappe" beers in Koningshoeven, Holland).

In around 2001 the only Belgian Trappist monastery that wasn't brewing, Achel, decided to sell off some land and resume brewing after 85 years to help pay the bills (the Germans had taken their kettles in the first world war).

This made for 7 Trappist breweries for a year or two until the abbot at Schaapschooi invited brewing giant Bavaria to take over the running of its business, to ensure its ongoing viability and so the monks could just get on with being monks.

They excused themselves from the International Trappist Association (the strict conditions of which they had actually been instrumental in setting a few years prior, to distinguish their product from that of the proliferating "abbey" breweries), as they were now technically a commercial concern. Apparently the monks are still firmly in charge of brewing (Bavaria has not even been given the recipe).

This means that we are back to 6 Trappist breweries, and they are now all in Belgium.

There are 2 other Trappist monasteries in the Association, Mariawald in Germany, and Tegelen in Holland, but neither seems to brew beer under the conditions of the association (namely that the beer must be brewed within a Trappist abbey under the supervision and responsibility of the monks, and the majority of the revenue must be dedicated to charitable work).
 

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All this talk of beer is enough to drive a man to religion.
 

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Chimay, Rochefort, Orval, Westmalle, Achel and La Trappe can all be found on the Supermarket selves in downtown Brussels, for a Euro or less per bottle. :ph34r: :(
 

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Here is a machine translation of the press bulletin:

The international association trappist communicates that she grants product to trappist to already the beers of La Trappe, made in beer brewery ' the Koningshoeven ' under the responsibility of the monks of the abbey Koningshoeven at Berkel-Enschot (tilburg) in the Netherlands, the logo Authentic. In 1999, the IVT have withdrawn the logo for already the La Trappe-bieren since the monks of abbey a joint operating agreement had closed Koningshoeven with bierbrouwer Bavaria. THE IVT considered the situation then this way unclear, which they the valid origin of the La could not Trappe guarantee beers. Abbey Koningshoeven has abandoned on this the use the logo. The criteria for the logo to meet abbey Koningshoeven has recently closed a renewed joint operating agreement with beer brewery ' the Koningshoeven ' in which the position of the monks and with that also the origin of the La Trappe-bieren reinforced and guaranteed to be. After an independent research, on behalf of the IVT and abbey Koningshoeven, the IVT believe now that the La Trappe meets beers already the criteria which apply to the logo. The La Trappe-bieren is only produced within the convent, where beer brewery ' the Koningshoeven ' rent (subsidiary company of Bavaria e.g.) the bldg. of the abbey. If owner decides abbey Koningshoeven concerning the destination of its immovable property. Concerning production - and management methods, quality and publicity and the financing of the La Trappe-bieren beer brewery operates ' the Koningshoeven ' entirely under supervision and task of the monks of abbey Koningshoeven. beer brewery ' the Koningshoeven ' (Bavaria e.g.) are only executive an agency. The members of the community work some hours per day in the brewery. The turnovers of the La Trappe-bieren help to its own maintenance of the abbey community and of its foundations in Indonesia and Kenya and other social aims. Both the IVT and the monks of abbey Koningshoeven are glad, who they make an end to a many years' obscurity.

You get the gist :p
 

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