Best Place to Appreciate the Ancient Art of Brewing

The Trappist

For all the hullaballoo that Christians have made about drinking and temperance, it’s remarkable to know that the best beer makers in the world are also some of the most devoutly religious folks out there. The Trappist monks have made their remarkable beers and cheeses for longer than most nations have existed. A smooth Trappist brew can easily knock an upstart microbrew out of the ring, and don’t even get us started on that swill that most Americans drink. Of course, some Trappist beers are better known than others, and by now, most folk have had a Chimay. But if you want to step back in time and taste beer made in the most venerable of traditions, you have to head over to the Trappist, a pub serving only the finest beers in the world. If you’re really feeling frisky, it even offers some bottle beers that aren’t supposed to be sold here in the States.

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