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For those of you not lucky enough to attend the Trappist Beer Tasting at Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, I snapped a few photos of the event. We had the ability to try beers from all seven Trappist Breweries, including the elusive Westvleteren. It was a fun event and I got to meet some very cool beer nerds.

cplogo.jpgOn Wednesday, September 24th, The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be hosting a tasting of beer from all seven Trappist Breweries. If you’re unfamiliar with Trappist beer, basically there are only seven breweries in the world that are allowed to use the Authentic Trappist Product logo on their labels.  These beers are sometimes brewed by the monks themselves, but most importantly they need to be brewed on the premises of the Monastery.

Anyway, six of the seven breweries now have beer available in St. Louis and Paul from W&CP wants to celebrate by having a tasting of beers from ALL seven breweries.  Here’s the info from the Wine and Cheese Place blog:

Wednesday – September 24, 2008
6pm-8pm

We will taste beers from all 7 breweries!
Chimay – 2 of the 3
Orval – only 1 made
Rochefort – 2 of the 3 (not sure which yet)
Westmalle – both Dubbel and Tripel
Achel – Blonde and Bruin (we are trying to get the Trappist Extra in time)
Koningshoeven – probably Quad and Tripel
and even Westvleteren Blonde, 8, and 12

The cost of this event is $25 per person and as you could imagine this will be a limited tasting with only 18 seats available.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 314-727-8788. Payment required at time of reservation.

achel_8.jpgThere are seven Trappist monasteries in the world that produce beer, St. Louis now has six of them available for purchase.  Paul from the Wine and Cheese Place informs me that Achel Abbey Brewery’s world famous beer is now available in St. Louis.   Currently only the 8° Blonde and Bruin, both in 11oz bottles, are available. Hopefully we’ll see the Trappist Extra available soon.