Saturday, August 13, 2005

Best Beer In The World

I prefer to drink red wine over beer. But, this story is very cute:

The abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren in western Belgium is home to some 30 Cistercian and Trappist monks who lead a life of seclusion, prayer, manual labour - and brewing.

An online survey of thousands of beer enthusiasts from 65 countries in June rated the Westvleteren 12 beer as the world's best.

But the abbey only has a limited brewing capacity, and was unable to cope with the beer's sudden popularity.

"Our shop is closed because all our beer has been sold out," said a message on the abbey's answering machine.
"We are not brewers, we are monks. We brew beer to be able to afford being monks," the father abbot said on the abbey's website.


Click here for more information on how to order this award winning beer from the abbey.


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