A pilgrimage to Belgium's top monastic breweries
The Belgians take their beer seriously, and none more so than the Trappist monks. William Little makes a pilgrimage to the country's top monastic breweries.
Brother Jules is angry. He is looking at his watch in agitation and gripping a wrench tightly. I've arrived in Achel, one of Belgium's six Trappist breweries (the only other one in the world is just across the border in Holland), as part of a pilgrimage across the country to appreciate its fine beers and the monastic way of life. Yet just over half-way through day one, I've discovered that the ...
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