May 2015, the International Trappist Association (ITA) approved the eleventh Trappist monastery brewery, Tre Fontane in Rome, Italy. There are now six Trappist breweries in Belgium (Rochefort, Westmalle, Westvleteren, Chimay, Orval, and Achel), two in the Netherlands, aka Holland (La Trappe/Koningshoeven and De Kievit/Maria Toevlucht of Zundert), one in Austria (Gregorius [...]
America's first Trappist Brewery, Spencer Trappist Ales, discusses it's process and story. It became a certified Trappist brewery in 2013. You can check out their whole story here.
Belgian beers are often touted as the ultimate in craft brewing. Mabye they are the "pinot noir" of the craft beer world. Complex, varied, often delicate and displaying a range of flavors and aromas. We all have heard of the Belgian monks that brew some of the rarest Belgians in the world, [...]