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Monks of Grimbergen plans to revive the production of their own beer

After the break, which lasted about two hundred years.

As informs news agency Reuters, in the Belgian abbey Gimbergen monks plans to revive manufacture of own beer.

The monastery, and later the brewery were founded in 1198. About two hundred years ago, when the French invaded Belgium, the brewery and the monastery were destroyed.

Every day pilgrims and visitors to the monastery ask where our brewery is located. Many do not understand why we do not brew beer ourselves. So there was an idea of ​​recreating this tradition

Karel Stoutemas
Assistant to the abbot of the monastery

In 1953, the monks transferred the right to produce beer under the brand Grimbergen to the brewing company Maes.

In 2008, after the legal proceedings, Carlsberg obtained the right to produce Grimbergen beer. Monks asked the company for a license to produce beer. They got it.

We also have documents showing that the abbots bought barley from local farmers. We already know all the ingredients. The only thing we do not know is how much malt to use – the original recipe is still unknown to us,

Karel Stoutemas
Assistant to the abbot of the monastery

Beer production is planned to be opened by 2020.

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