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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:38 am 
 

Hi,
I'm heading to Brutal Assault in some days and have been thinking about going through France and Belgium again:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2019/07/vacaciones-por-europa-2019.html
After my Recs for Holidays in Scotland thread (https://forum.metal-archives.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=123359), could someone recommend me a good trappist brewery tour in Belgium, please?
P.S: My taste:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2013/10/cervezas.html
Thanks for you help and time! :beer:
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Wargus
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:38 am 
 

https://www.trappistwestmalle.be/en

Tripel Westmalle is my favourite beer. Cheers!

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:06 am 
 

Wargus wrote:
https://www.trappistwestmalle.be/en
Tripel Westmalle is my favourite beer. Cheers!

Yeah, but is it possible to have a proper visit inside the brewery?
I've been reading about this and the only logical choice seems to visit Achel:
https://www.gettingstamped.com/visiting-achel-trappist-brewery/
And I'm not even sure about this:
http://www.achelsekluis.org/english/frame_en.htm

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the Brewery of the famous "Achel Trappist" beer (no visits).

Thanks! :beer:
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Wargus
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:52 pm 
 

No, it's not possible to visit the abbey and brewery itself.
The monks live and pray in an atmosphere of peace and calm. According to the site.
But I guess this counts for the other abbeys as well. You can only visit the Achel brewery in a guided group.

I once did a Trappist tour myself with a friend, during a weekend some 15 years ago already. We were never able to visit the breweries itself,
only their shops and local pubs. Still it was some great fun.

Edit: Don't bother with Westvleteren. You can only purchase their beer via the webshop, which is only open at certain times.
And you need to wait a couple of weeks before you can pick up your order at the abbey.

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:24 am 
 

Wargus wrote:
You can only visit the Achel brewery in a guided group.

I'll try this, thanks. :beer:
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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:58 pm 
 

Wargus wrote:
You can only visit the Achel brewery in a guided group.

Seems like that's not the case:

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De: Kluis Bezoeker [mailto:bezoekachelsekluis@gmail.com]
Enviado el: viernes, 02 de agosto de 2019 19:05
Para: Email
Asunto: Achelse Kluis

Dear BasqueStorm, It is possible to visit our brewery. This is located in our inn. You can also taste our Achelse Trappist there, We are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hope to have answered your question. Sincerely, Anja Mennen
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M +32 485 935 657 | T +32 11 239 109
E bezoekachelsekluis@gmail.com
E.H. Staf Schreurs toezichter/onderhoud
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E stafschreurs@hotmail.com
Robrecht Ulenaers site manager
M +32 485 482 264 | T +32 11 239 102
E Robrecht.Ulenaers@achelsekluis.org
W www.achelsekluis.org
A De Kluis 1A, 3930 Hamont-Achel | België
Achelse Kluis CVBA / BE 0669.642.765
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:51 am 
 

not far from belgium in the town of Tilburg in the Netherlands you can find the only non Belgian trappist brewery.
https://www.latrappetrappist.com/en/visit-us/

if you go there you might be able to catch a metal band at the local venues as a lot of bands play Tilburg

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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:19 pm 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
not far from belgium in the town of Tilburg in the Netherlands you can find the only non Belgian trappist brewery.
https://www.latrappetrappist.com/en/visit-us/
if you go there you might be able to catch a metal band at the local venues as a lot of bands play Tilburg

I did read about this, thanks. :beer:

Ok, I could not get to Achel since I entered Belgium in the opposite part in my way to Brugges while coming back home.
Anyway, AMAZING holidays, as usual!
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2019/07/vacaciones-por-europa-2019.html

24 days and 7169 Kms across France, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium:

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2019_08_04 Viaje hasta Besanzón
2019_08_05 Besanzón
2019_08_06 Brutal Assault Warmup Party
2019_08_07 Brutal Assault Day 1
2019_08_08 Brutal Assault Day 2
2019_08_09 Brutal Assault Day 3
2019_08_10 Brutal Assault Day 4
2019_08_11 Litomyšl
2019_08_12 Cracovia
2019_08_13 Iglesias de Madera en Małopolska, Chochołów y Zakopane
2019_08_14 Zakopane e Iglesias de Madera en Małopolska
2019_08_15 Iglesias de Madera en Małopolska
2019_08_16 Varsovia
2019_08_17 Viaje a Copenhague
2019_08_18 Copenhague
2019_08_19 Dragør
2019_08_20 M/S The Maritime Museum
2019_08_21 Copenhague
2019_08_23 National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet
2019_08_24 Viaje desde Copenhague
2019_08_25 Amsterdam
2019_08_26 Brujas y Monte Saint-Michel de Noche
2019_08_27 Monte Saint-Michel y Saint-Malo
2019_08_28 Animalerie Le Lann

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Kerrick
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:06 pm 
 

I want to hear about them beers! Any especially standout breweries or brews?

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