Your Unique Chance To Taste The World’s Most Unobtainable Beer on Monday 24 May, 19:00
FULLY BOOKEDBeer Heaven
“There is no Beer in heaven so we drink it here.” is a famous Trappist saying. Taste this heaven on earth. There will be 12 different Beers selected from 6 Trappist Breweries in the Low Countries. Every one is brewed adhering to the practices of second fermentation and bottling that make them so exceptional. Several of the beers are rarely available in Britain and had to be bought abroad. Nine were rated in 2000 by Beer Guru, Michael Jackson, as being among the 500 greatest Beers in the world. The other three are so recent he didn’t get a chance to appreciate them.
Heal the Spirit
All splendidly demonstrate the centuries-old glories of monastic brewing. The 7th Century Monk, St Arnold, turned polluted water into Beer in order to heal the sick. Heal your own spirit by tasting Trappist!
The Beers proudly bear the International Trappist Association designation granted by the Vatican. Pope John Paul II is known to have been an admirer – and quaffer
Bill Green, ex-Publican and active Camra Officer, will lead the tasting. He agrees with A.E.Housman that “Malt did more than Milton can to reconcile God’s ways to man.”
Beer experts throughout the world unanimously acclaim the Trappist Beers
of Westvleteren as the greatest. But the Abbott refuses to increase
production to meet massive global demand. Hundreds make pilgrimage to
the Belgian monastery for the Beers but return disappointed.
This monastery is undeviating in austerity. No lay workers. No adaptation of brewing principles. No production other than primarily that for the monastic community. Only a small excess sold. Bill Green of Slow Food London has a monastic contact so is in the privileged position of offering a tasting of the trinity of these adulated Beers.
As well as Westvleteren, other superlative authentic Trappist monastic brews will be on offer. Complementing the Beers will be a selection of Artisan Cheeses from La Fromagerie, famous London supplier and Craftman's Breads freshly baked on the day.
The last Trappist tasting in 2008 was over-booked inside a week. So book now and send payment.
Venue: Restaurant @ The Casino at the Empire
5-6 Leicester Square WC2H 7NA
Cost - £12 members/ £18 non-members. To book a place.
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