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The Story of Westmalle Brewery

The Story of Westmalle Brewery

By George Horning Westmalle monastery, which is located in the town of Westmalle, Belgium, became a Trappist abbey in 1836.  That same year, abbot Martinus Dom started construction of a small brewery. Later that year, the first Westmalle Trappist beer was served!  Not...
The History of Orval Brewery

The History of Orval Brewery

Abbaye Notre Dame D’Orval – Orval Brewery By George Horning Abbaye Notre Dame D’Orval, Orval Brewery is located in the southern Belgium province of Luxembourg, and is one of Belgium’s six Trappist beer producers. Currently, there are only ten...
Rochefort Trappist 10 Craft Beer Review

Rochefort Trappist 10 Craft Beer Review

By George Horning  I came to read about and desire this amazing Belgian Ale when I was checking out the Merchant du Vin website not long ago. Here’s what stood out to me and made me realize this was something I needed to try – Rochefort Trappist 10...

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