List of products by brand Achel

Achel brewery or Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis is the smallest of the seven currently approved Trappist breweries.

The history of the Achel brewery goes back to 1648, when Dutch monks built a chapel in Achel.

The chapel became an abbey in 1686, but was destroyed during the period of the French Revolution.

In 1844, the ruins were rebuilt by monks from Westmalle, and various farming activities began. The first beer to be brewed on the site was the Patersvaatje in 1852, and 19 years later in 1871, the site became a Trappist monastery, with beer brewing a regular activity.

In 1914 during World War I, the monks left the abbey due to German occupation. The Germans dismantled the brewery in 1917 to salvage the approximately 700 kg of copper.

In 1998 the monks decided to begin brewing again. Monks from the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle and Rochefort Abbey assisted in the building of the new brewery.

Since 2023, the monks retired from brewing, the abbey and brewery are operated by a private company. Despite the ingredients and water are same, the beers have new, improved recipes and a brand new outlook.

See also the brewery homepage: Achel

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