Monday, August 11, 2008

Amazing Trappist tasting!

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

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