A very rare treat for beer geeks!
(Sold out already, Sorry!
We are taking a waiting list if there are any cancellations)
Trappist Ale Tasting
There are currently seven breweries that are allowed to have their products wear the Authentic Trappist Product logo.
Wednesday - September 24, 2008
We will taste beers from all 6 breweries available here!
Chimay - 2 of the 3
Orval - only 1 made
Rochefort - 2 of the 3 (not sure which yet)
Westmalle - both Dubbel and Tripel
Achel - Blonde and Bruin (we are trying to get the Trappist Extra in time)
Koningshoeven - probably Quad and Tripel
Price for the tasting is $25 / person
As a bonus I will bring the 7th Brewery not available for sale
Westvleteren Blonde, 8, and 12
-- only available at the Brewery
(not available for sale, from my personal stash)
Reservations required. 314-727-8788
Payment required at time of reservation.
(Cancellation with full refund available up to 7 days before the tasting, no refund after that)
The tasting will be limited to 18 people -- 1.5 ounce pour of each beer.
(I only have 33oz each of the Westies)
We will be tasting out of Riedel Bordeaux glasses. Large bowl similar to a Trappist glass.
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
In our tasting room.
Feel free to leave comments and suggestions on the tasting. I am still trying decide how many to do per flight and how to arrange the order of the beers.
There are only 7 breweries allowed to carry the Trappist logo
These criteria must be followed:
**The beer must be brewed within the walls of a Trappist abbey, by or under control of Trappist monks.
**The brewery, the choices of brewing, and the commercial orientations must obviously depend on the monastic community.
**The economic purpose of the brewery must be directed toward assistance and not toward financial profit.
This association has a legal standing, and its logo gives to the consumer some information and guarantees about the produce.(criteria from Wikipedia.com)