Author Topic: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status  (Read 384 times)

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Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
« on: December 17, 2013, 08:47:32 AM »
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/
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Re: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 04:34:25 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.
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Re: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 01:37:12 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.

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I think their beer has earned a good enough reputation and has enough demand that they don't need the Trappist designation.

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Re: Orval in danger of losing its Trappist status
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 10:21:57 AM »
I knew I should have waited for Stan to comment
http://appellationbeer.com/blog/how-many-monks-does-it-take-to/

Interesting figures there.
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