With my recent acquisition of Westvleteren 8 and 12, it dawned on me that I now have representation in my cellar from each Trappist brewery, six in Belgium and one in the Netherlands.

Got me thinking that I should plan a “Trappist Week” series of tastings and reviews. Might be a fun and educational way to celebrate the innovation that makes up the Belgian beer scene, in many ways spearheaded by these seven beer-producing monasteries over the past couple hundred years.

Stay tuned…