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GBM 58 - Inside The World of Trappist Beers, with Father Isaac of Spencer Abbey

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There are men so devoted to their faith, they sequester themselves from the outside world. In order to sustain themselves and give to charity, they make a variety of products. Luckily for us, some of these products are the best beers in the world.
Trappist beers, as we know them, have been around for close to a hundred years. They have become a hallmark of quality, flavor and especially good for pairing with food. Many secular breweries make their own versions, called Abbey-style beers, but there is still an allure and a demand for tasting the real thing straight from the source. In recent years the number of Certified Trappist Breweries nearly doubled, and with it, some new variations in old traditions.
My next guest honored us with one of his first podcast interviews to tell us about the inner workings and process of becoming America’s first and only Trappist Brewery.
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International Trappist Association (ITA)
Belgian Style Ales


Trappist Breweries Around the World
Spencer Abbey Brewery - USA
Westmalle Brewery - Bel
Chimay Brewery - Bel
Achel Brewery - Bel
Orval Brewery - Bel
Rochefort Brewery - Bel
Westvleteren Brewery - Bel
Stift Engelszell Brewery- Aus
La Trappe Brewery - Neth
Zundert Brewery - Neth
Tre Fontane Brewery - Italy
San Pedro de Cardeña - Spain
Tynt Meadow Brewery - Eng
Mont des Cats Brewery - France


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