Belgian Bliss

A quick tour through beer nirvana

While we Americans like to think we are leading the world toward a new golden age of brewing — and we are in some respects — there is still much we can learn from the Old World masters. For example: The Trappist monks have been brewing beer since the Middle Ages, helping perfect brewing techniques still used. They created many modern styles seen today — Tripel, Dubbel, Abbey and Quadrupel all were created by ingenious monks.

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