Trappists

As of January 2024, twelve Trappist breweries are active and members of ITA— five in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy, England, France and Spain.

This association has a legal standing, and its logo gives the consumer some information and guarantees about the product. Trappist breweries are constantly monitored to assure the irreproachable quality of their beers.

In addition to being a Trappist brewery, the monastic communities that are members of the ITA can apply for the Authentic Trappist Product (ATP) label. The following criteria are used for ATP label:

  • All products must be made within the immediate surroundings of the abbey;
  • Production must be carried out under the supervision of the monks or nuns;
  • Profits should be intended for the needs of the monastic community, for purposes of solidarity within the Trappist Order, or for development projects and charitable works.

The current Trappist producers are:

International Trappist Association recognized breweries
Brewery Location Opened Annual production (2004)
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle  Belgium 1836 120,000 hL (100,000 US bbl)
Brouwerij Westvleteren/St Sixtus  Belgium 1838 4,750 hL (4,050 US bbl)
Bières de Chimay  Belgium 1863 123,000 hL (105,000 US bbl)
Brouwerij de Koningshoeven (La Trappe)  Netherlands 1884 145,000 hL (124,000 US bbl)
Brasserie de Rochefort  Belgium 1899 18,000 hL (15,000 US bbl)
Brasserie d'Orval  Belgium 1931 71,000 hL (61,000 US bbl)
Stift Engelszell  Austria 2012 2,000 hL (1,700 US bbl)
Brouwerij Abdij Maria Toevlucht (Zundert)  Netherlands 2013 5,000 hL (4,300 US bbl)
Tre Fontane Abbey  Italy 2015 2,000 hL (1,700 US bbl)
Mount St Bernard Abbey (Tynt Meadow)  UK 2018 2,000 hL (1,700 US bbl)
Mont des Cats  France 1826 ?
Cerveza Cardeña Trappist  Spain 2016 ?

Achel in Belgium handed all their brewery over to a private company in 2023, Spencer (USA) gave up brewing in early 2020 as it was economically not sustainable.

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