Monday, September 17, 2012

Cavalock and The Beckoning Beer Blog

Lookit this! Just in time for Oktoberfest are these two cases of Trappist beer from Europe that showed up at my doorstep on Saturday morning. Now I'm not a beer expert so what I know about Trappist or monastery beer is all from the Internet.

Some cool facts about them, according to wiki:
  • The beer must be brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery, either by the monks themselves or under their supervision.
  • The brewery must be of secondary importance within the monastery and it should witness to the business practices proper to a monastic way of life
  • The brewery is not intended to be a profit-making venture. The income covers the living expenses of the monks and the maintenance of the buildings and grounds. Whatever remains is donated to charity for social work and to help persons in need.
  • Trappist breweries are constantly monitored to assure the irreproachable quality of their beers.
Pretty neat eh? It feels like I'm doing a good deed while getting piss drunk! Some of them alcohol levels are over 9%, now that's gonna hurt after four bottles!

As of this posting, I haven't tried any of them yet. Heard that they actually age better. Maybe I'll hang on to a couple for awhile.

Tried for the Lego blind pack minifigures again last week and look what I got! Just in time for beer fest, some random Alps dude eating a giant pretzel!

Was downloading my Dad's latest wildlife pix the other day and I thought this was pretty cool. My fav shot of that lot. Wish I could make it bigger so you can see the details but it kinda overlaps to the right if I enlarge it too much. Gimme a tick below if you like any of the pix! <^;^>


red fir said...

So do you think these trappist monks sneakily drink the beers too? ●^o^●

Cavalock said...

No lah, I trust monks!