Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The First Austrian Trappist Beer

Well, the world's eighth Trappist brewery has produced its first beer.
Gregorius is named for the a former Abbot of Stift Engelszell. It has 
9.7% abv.

See here for more photos.

From the International Trappist Association Newsletter:

"The Trappist monastery of Stift Engelszell is located in Engelhartszell, in the northern part of Upper Austria, on the Danube, in a valley with wooded hills.
This monastery has been a member of the International Trappist Association (ITA) since 2008.  
In 2009 the ITA granted Stift Engelszell the right to use the “Authentic Trappist Product” label on its Trappist liqueurs.

Today the Trappist community is launching a dark Trappist beer, the “Gregorius” (9.7% ABV).  This name refers to Dom Gregorius Eisvogel who was the abbot of Stift Engelszell Abbey for 25 years (1925-1950).

The right to use the “Authentic Trappist Product” label on this beer can only be granted later though...
...for a thorough assessment by the International Trappist Association (ITA), lasting several months, must precede this authorization.

However since the “Gregorius” originates in a community of Trappist brothers, it may now – like all products produced by Trappists or Trappistines – already be justly called a Trappist beer in honor of its place of origin !"

Stift Engelszell
Stiftstrasse 6
A - 4090 Engelhartszell 

Tel. +43 (0) 7717 80100
Fax +43 (0) 7717 801017


Kill said...

Great news, sounds very interesting! Will be looking to give this one a try.

Michael Hulet said...

Great news! Let's now look for it in Belgium!

The Mad Brewer said...

Chuck, I'll be riding by Engelhartszell with Tim Webb on Tom Rierson only July 4. Hope they have some left. This is part of a Dunkirk to Vienna bike ride starting next week. Cheers, Fred.