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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 11:53:28 AM »
they moved it from travel to leisure.   ;D

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/12/13/america-gets-its-first-brewery-manned-exclusively-by-trappist-monks/

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 01:24:05 AM »
Thanks for sharing the Good News!

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 03:23:20 AM »
Anyone considering becoming a brother?
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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 07:19:12 AM »
Anyone considering becoming a brother?
I don't know, I think my parents are too old... ::)



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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 01:30:40 PM »
Interesting news article -- thanks for sharing.

I think that the fact that the next Trappist brewery is going to be located in the United States is truly indicative of the shift in the evolution of beer and brewing from a Euro-centric phenomenon, toward a beer culture that is truly driven by American brewers.  Some of the most exciting things when it comes to beer are all happening here.  This shift also coincides with the upswing and successes of groups and events in the U.S., such as the American Homebrewers Association, the Brewers Association, GABF, NHC, the CBC, etc.

It is an exciting time to be a part of beer, here in the United States.  It will be fun to follow along the story of St. Joseph's Abbey...

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 02:40:52 AM »
Good for them. But really, why does this matter? Not just the US, but anywhere.

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 07:04:22 AM »
I went through my Belgian phase and have moved on, but this is cool to have a brewing monastary in country.
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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 07:15:36 AM »
It doesn't necessary guarantee that they will make Belgian-style beers just because they are Trappist. They could just as easily make American styles or German styles or AALs...
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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 08:06:35 AM »
It doesn't necessary guarantee that they will make Belgian-style beers just because they are Trappist. They could just as easily make American styles or German styles or AALs...

Or Black IPA's. But wait, that's blasphemy!
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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 08:34:01 AM »
It doesn't necessary guarantee that they will make Belgian-style beers just because they are Trappist. They could just as easily make American styles or German styles or AALs...

Or Black IPA's. But wait, that's blasphemy!

That's funny!!  ;D

I actually didn't think about what they would brew at first. I just assumed they would brew Belgain like beers but since they aren't in Europe I wonder what's on the brew board?!
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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 08:39:37 AM »
I'd assume that they'd be brewing Belgian style beers just from the labeling.  It doesn't say anything about what's inside the bottle other than that it's a "Trappist ale".  Makes me think that either they're doing something that's in the same end of the flavor spectrum as every other Trappist ale, or they're really bad at marketing.

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 10:02:08 PM »
This is a good question.  Are beers brewed in Belgian Trappist monasteries Belgian or Trappist first of all?  Since "Trappist" beers currently proliferated truly originate from recipes developed by monks in the monasteries and sold publicly for centuries to provide for their needs and assist in their intentions/charities and which established much of the backbone of secular-produced Belgian beer styles, that established tradition of monastery-conceived brews suggests that Trappist ales wherever brewed will continue those styles, as passed down for generations.

However, brewing tradition starts with available raw materials plus innovation.  Therefore, due to different water profile, and malts, and hops available at good price locally (continentally?) in America, might this spur development of a new style or styles of beer to newly gain the "Trappist" brand?

I concur that there is enough interest in Trappist beers in America, which can be brewed anywhere in the modern age, that the good monks will bank on the reputation and artistry of their forebears, and continue in those same styles, but I would not be surprised by the American adventure as a potential stepping stone for new innovation that could eventually further offerings under the Trappist famous brand.

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2013, 10:30:51 PM »
It doesn't necessary guarantee that they will make Belgian-style beers just because they are Trappist. They could just as easily make American styles or German styles or AALs...

Or Black IPA's. But wait, that's blasphemy!

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Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 08:08:14 AM »
It doesn't necessary guarantee that they will make Belgian-style beers just because they are Trappist. They could just as easily make American styles or German styles or AALs...

Or Black IPA's. But wait, that's blasphemy!

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Trappist Lite Lager!  That would be something.

I went through my Belgian phase and have moved on, but this is cool to have a brewing monastary in country.

There are other monasteries brewing in the states, IIRC.  Only they don't have the Trappist designation.  I want to say one of them is in New Mexico or somewhere like that.
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