Hasselt, Belgium, Mar 16, 2021 / 20:01 pm
After the last monks left Achel Abbey earlier this year, the beers produced at Achel Brewery no longer bear the Trappist label.
In the beginning of January, there were 14 authentic Trappist beer brands. By the end of the month, the Trappist Belgium breweries were reduced by one.
Eight of the Trappist breweries are located in Austria, the UK, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States. The remaining breweries were in Belgium: Westmalle, Westvleteren, Orval, Rochefort, Chimay, and the former Achel, which is now closed.
The Trappists, or Cistercians of the Strict Observance, observe the Rule of St. Benedict.