Thursday, February 02, 2012
Belgian Post Honors Trappist Brewers on Stamps
The stamps feature bottles, caps and glasses filled with Achel, Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle and Westvleteren.
It is not the first time that postal officials in Belgium have celebrated the national drink with special stamps.
A total of 174 Trappist monasteries exist worldwide. Six in Belgium and one in the Netherlands still brew beer and are approved to use the Authentic Trappist Product logo that indicates compliance with the rules of the International Trappist Association. Originally, Trappist monks brewed for the needs of the monastery. Now money raised through the sale of beer fund good works.