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Well, once again the gift of beer has been bestowed and we are obliged to show off just how cool our podcast listeners can be. You can hear the full effect this killer brew had on us if you listen to the latest episode of Drunken Gamers Radio, but before you listen just take a moment and LOOK at that awesome beer!
From the Wikipedia article on the Rochefort Brewary:
“The brewery is located inside the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, near the town of Rochefort, and has been brewing beer since 1595. There are approximately 15 monks resident at the monastery. The monks are very secretive about the brewing process, and the brewery is not open to the public, therefore much of the information publicly known about the brewery comes from only a few sources.
Like many strong Belgian beers, those produced at Rochefort age well and can be cellared for at least five years whilst maintaining quality. Each of these beers is brewed to the same recipe, with the only difference being the alcoholic content. The water for the beers is drawn from a well located inside the monastery walls.
As with all other trappist breweries, the beer is only sold in order to financially support the monastery and some other good causes. The monks will not increase production based on demand or profit motives, but only enough to support themselves, resulting in a fairly limited supply of beer availability. In practice, there is currently no shortage through regular channels.”
I don’t know about you but the past two weekends have proven that monks make GREAT beer. Once again, our sincerest thanks to Thom for his gifts of not only awesome beer but some great glasses with which to drink them. You, good sir, are simply too kind.