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May 09

Chimay: Taste True Trappist Ales

Taste True Trappist Ales from Chimay at the tasting bar Thursday, May 10 6-8pm.

Wine World is starting off Seattle Beer Week with the traditional. Chimay is made in Scourmont Abbey, one of only seven remaining Trappist breweries in the world! The Chimay brewery is the most prolific of the seven and it was started in 1863. Trappist breweries must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The beer must be brewed within the walls of a Trappist monastery, either by the monks themselves or under their supervision.
  • The brewery must be of secondary importance within the monastery and it should witness to the business practices proper to a monastic way of life
  • The brewery is not intended to be a profit-making venture. The income covers the living expenses of the monks and the maintenance of the buildings and grounds. Whatever remains is donated to charity for social work and to help persons in need.
  • Trappist breweries are constantly monitored to assure the irreproachable quality of their beers.

Wine World will be hosting a FREE beer tasting every day during Seattle Beer Week May 10-20, 2012. Check our calendar for details and don’t forget our Sip and Slurp: Beer and Oyster pairing competition on Saturday night!