There are only 6 Belgian beers in the world allowed by law to be labeled as true Trappist, and the beer brewed by the monks of the abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren in Belgium is rumored to be the best brew on the entire planet.
As of the magical date 12/12/12, my friends here in The States can buy that Wesvleteren beer for the very first time.
And it will probably be the only time. The Cistercian Monks of the abbey practice a solitary life, light on monetary funds. They need a new roof for their abbey and so have agreed, for a very limited engagement, to produce just enough of their blessed brew to fund an update.
I’ve had some worst-on-the-planet beer, so I’ll be putting my name on the list at the neighborhood liquor store for a few bottles. Trappist beer that when it sells out might never be available again is just the thing to serve at an End of the World party, don’t you think?
Learn where you can get your hands on some here.