Thursday, March 26, 2009

Calling all Trappist lovers...

"The mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer"–Ancient Egyptian Wisdom

Near the town of Rochefort, there is a brewery inside the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy that has been brewing beer since 1595. The 15 resident monks are extraordinarily secretive about their brewing techniques. The brewery is not open to the public, and therefore knowledge about the establishment is very limited.

There are three beers produced at Rochefort, each from the same recipe with the difference being the alcoholic content. The water used for the brews is drawn from a well inside the walls of the monastery. The beers can be cellared for 5 or more years while maintaining excellent quality.

In congruence with all other trappist breweries, the beer is sold only for good causes and to financially support the monastery. There is a very limited availability of the brews, as the monks refuse to increase production based on profit motives or demand. Of the beers produced, the Rochefort 10 is the most difficult to find.

NOW IN STOCK - Rochefort 10 (blue cap, dark beer, 11.3% ABV). Indulge yourself in the rustic, reddish-brown color, with a very compact head and the aroma of figs. Smooth and supple, the brew feels like honey in the mouth. Rich and warming, this beer was meant to be sipped and savored.

Available today at both William Street and Plank Road locations…but don’t linger! It will sell out very quickly…

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