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New Trappist Brewery from Austria

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Aexoonge, May 23, 2012.

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  1. Aexoonge

    Aexoonge Mar 2, 2012 California

  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Damn, new Trappist brewers are popping up all over the place.
  3. Aexoonge

    Aexoonge Mar 2, 2012 California

    Gotta catch em all! :D
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  4. BeerSingh

    BeerSingh Jul 25, 2009 India

    The "Eight" Great
  5. mschofield

    mschofield Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts

    What are those 40 barrel .. well whatever the hectoliter equivalent is .. fermenters?
  6. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    I have made contact with some of the people there and i am setting up a trade for Westvleteren beer....should be fun when they compare their beer against the best of the Westvleteren monks!
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  7. Aexoonge

    Aexoonge Mar 2, 2012 California

  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    /me was born in Vienna.
  9. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado

  10. Gutes_Bier

    Gutes_Bier Jul 31, 2011 Germany

    Has anyone had a chance to try the Gregorius yet? A friend of mine who has family in Austria said he'd place an order for me (they will deliver to an Austrian address from what I can tell). He said they already couldn't meet demand and were "sold out" for the time being.
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  11. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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    With all the Trappist breweries popping up now, I don't see how this is sustainable. Any zealot with a rosary and a balding crown is setting up shop nowadays. The Trap beer bubble is going to implode in on itself. You heard it here first.
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  12. spointon

    spointon Nov 25, 2007 Illinois

    That may be, but I am still excited as hell about this!
  13. JimDH

    JimDH Feb 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Engelszell Abbey: founded in 1293, reoccupied in 1925. Newcomers.
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  14. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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  15. jomobono

    jomobono Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    First one in the United States opens up in Spencer, MA soon. St. Joseph's Abbey.
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  16. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I'm lazy and only glanced through all that, so can anyone tell me how long they have been making beer for?
  17. JimDH

    JimDH Feb 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Product launch was in May. They've been making liquor for a few years, apparently. The first beer, a dark triple, was supposed to hit the U.S. by now. But if, as an earlier poster says, they're struggling to meet demand it may be a while. I look forward to trying it.
  18. MrDanno96

    MrDanno96 Aug 26, 2009 Ohio

    Monks know how to brew beer—especially if they have been given the Trappist stamp of approval. I would love to try this, but I doubt they will be able to get any significant supply of beer to the US for quite some time. I hope they prove me wrong!
  19. smakawhat

    smakawhat Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    The world needs more tripels, this make me happy! :)
  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I have one. Has anyone else had a taste or will I have to pop its cherry for the sake of the greater BA community?
  21. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    I bought six of the first batch and five of them i gave away to some of my good beerfriends i have. The sixt will be opened at a tasting because i want to share this beer with others. This is a link btw of the first pour of the beer in Austria:

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  22. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Superb post Thijs. A couple of questions though about the video and the beer.

    1) I see that those taking beer from the cask/keg were using either an enamelled stein or a tall sided glass. Unusual for a Trappist beer but perhaps the norm for Austria. Is there a particular style or type of glassware which is best for this beer?

    2) Six bottles from the first batch? Awesome. Is there any way I might tell which batch mine is from?
  23. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    The glassware you see is typical for Austria Craig. I don't think they have expierience in this. I would use your Westvleteren glass for this one.

    You can not see what batch you have if i am correct. I got the bottles from a Dutch beerfriend who was in the neighbourhood when the first batch was sold, that's why i know this....

  24. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Remember this is an austrian bock variation, not a belgian recipe. Therefore traditional trappist glassware may not be the best way to drink this beer. "Trappist" is simply term for monks who follow the rule of st.benedict, but in common jargon it's associated with a style of beer.. beer made by for the most part belgian monks in a monestary.

    These monks aren't belgian :p so one would assume an austrian monk would create a variation on a regional beer. That all being said, for a bock style beer, what's pictured in the video above seems pretty on point, and not too unusual :).
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  25. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    I dk why they have to produce belgian styles, just give me a good helles.
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  26. orsulacp

    orsulacp Dec 19, 2002 Pennsylvania

    When is this one opening?
  27. drocpsu

    drocpsu Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    isn't their first beer to be released to be a "dark tripel" though? That seems belgian(ish) to me.
  28. sommersb

    sommersb May 25, 2010 Tennessee

    Maybe "dark" and "triple" do not equate with a Belgian Tripel, though. I found this site that (through translation from the German) says the beer Gregory is a "triple-bock" beer: http://www.nachrichten.at/oberoesterreich/innviertel/art70,919048
  29. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    " tripel " is just a reference to the number of times the beer has been fermented, and in the case of a tripel it's 3 times. A traditional belgian tripel cuts back on candy sugar and ups the hop profile, but that's a "belgian tripel". A dark tripel simply means they've taken a style (with a heavily roasted barley malt) and fermented it 3 times. And in this case decided to throw honey, local to the monestary, in for colour, flavor and texture. it seems to me its the method of a quad, minus one fermentation process, and replacing candy sugar with honey.. sort of :p

    as far as it being a bock style, i'm still furiously trying to find the article i read that said it was... to no avail
  30. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

  31. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    from Dubbels, tripels and Xs -

    "Yes, I cringe when I hear the guy at the beer store explain to a customer that Tripel Karmeliet is “triple fermented.” Like a tripel re-fermented in the bottles is different than a dubbel . . . sigh."

    According to the book Brew Like A Monk (by the above author)

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  32. matthaslaservision

    matthaslaservision Aug 18, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

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