Yesterday Matt and I went to Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven (La Trappe). It’s the only Dutch trappist brewery, just outside Tilburg, NL, a little over an hour from our house. It’s in a beautiful wooded area. Like the others, you can’t go in the abbey—you can only see it from the road approaching, not once you get there—but there is a shop, tasting room/restaurant, nice grassy area and tree-lined path to a chapel. And great American-style hamburgers. So much better than the German facsimile, even if it did have cucumbers (strange in a good way). They do brewery tours, but we didn’t take one. They are given in Dutch, but it appeared that they have an English transcript you can read and follow along.
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From La Trappe. Shot August 13, 2011. Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands