Trappist beer: delicious, and specific.
Beers that are authorized to use the “Authentic Trappist Product” logo come from one of 11 breweries, all located in Cistercian monasteries: Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle, Chimay, & Westvleteren (in Belgium); Zundert & La Trappe (Netherlands); Stift Engelszell (Austria); Spencer (USA); Tre Fontane (Italy); and Tynt Meadow (England).
Each Trappist beer meets three criteria:
- Brewed at a facility within the monastery walls.
- Brewery is owned by the monastery.
- Profits from the brewery go to charity.
Trappist beers cover a range of styles, but they all are flavor-packed, contemplative beers made with humble dedication. Merchant du Vin is proud to be the US importer for Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle, and Zundert.
May we suggest that you enjoy a reflective and satisfying moment with a Trappist beer any Tuesday? You’ll taste the quiet dedication to quality and calm attention to detail in your glass – and each bottle adds to the brewery’s charitable contribution. Ask your local retailer to bring in another Trappist beer once you try all the ones they stock! Follow us on social media to learn about these storied beers, and share your own Tuesday posts with #TrappistTuesday.
(Orval Day, a salute to one Trappist brewery, is coming on Saturday March 26, 2022.)