The abbey of Orval, the flagship of Belgian beers makes a call to vocations!

The Orval Trappist monks are calling for vocations to continue the tradition of their beers, Belgian TV says !

Belgium has six beers bearing the label "Authentic Trappist Product". These are the following Trappist beers : Westmalle, Chimay, Orval, Achel, Westvleteren and the Rochefort. Their huge success might be endangered due to the aging of the monks and the lack of new vocations. But the presence of monks as brewers of beer is a prerequisite for this appellation.

At the abbey of Orval, they were still 35 there 25 years ago, they are only 10 today. In Achel, the situation is worse : the abbey can no longer count on the presence of six monks. Only the abbey of Westmalle with a population of over 35 monks resist this negative trend.

This call-it may interest some fans of Belgian beers?


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