The Trappist ales of Belgium and the Netherlands, produced in breweries attached to abbeys, are world famous. They include Chimay, La Trappe and Orval, the most widely exported beers. They are produced by monks who help maintain their churches and fund their work in the community with the sales of their beer.
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Flanders in northern Europe is a flat land once covered with small family farms. As was common throughout the brewing regions of Europe, beer was brewed on these farms for the farmers and their workers. Since farming engaged laborers for much of the year, the brewing season was short; During the winter, a style of... View Article