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Title: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
Post by: BrewingRover on December 17, 2013, 03:47:32 PM
They're committed to keeping production at its current level, but they may not have enough monks to be certified as Trappist.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2013/12/13/fewer-monks-means-less-belgian-beer-for-its-fans/
Title: Re: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
Post by: MDixon on December 17, 2013, 11:34:25 PM
So long as the beer doesn't change it really doesn't bother me. The brewer retired sometime back and someone else at the brewery took over.
Title: Re: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
Post by: theoman on December 18, 2013, 08:37:12 AM
So long as the beer doesn't change it really doesn't bother me. The brewer retired sometime back and someone else at the brewery took over.

+1
I think their beer has earned a good enough reputation and has enough demand that they don't need the Trappist designation.
Title: Re: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
Post by: BrewingRover on December 18, 2013, 05:21:57 PM
I knew I should have waited for Stan to comment
http://appellationbeer.com/blog/how-many-monks-does-it-take-to/

Interesting figures there.