ST BERNARDUS St Bernardus 4x33cl + Glass Gift Pack -
Watou’s brewery St. Bernard have brewed beautiful dark and blond abbey ales since 1946 using their own yeast and hops from their own hop field right next to the brewery.
1 x 33cl St Bernardus Pater 6 (6.7%)
1 x 33cl St Bernardus Prior 8 (8%)
1 x 33cl St Bernardus Abt 12 (10%)
1 x 33cl St Bernardus Tripel (8%)
plus Chalice Glass
Not long after the Second World War, Evariste Deconinck was invited by the Trappist monks at Westvleteren to brew and market their Trappist beers under licence, originally covering a 30-year period. Brewmaster Mathieu Szafranski (who was of Polish descent) brought his considerable know-how to the new site, bringing both recipes and the famed St Sixtus yeast as a new brewery was established right next to the cheese workshop. The cheese-making business was sold in 1959 with the equipment and the brand name going to the Poperinge milk dairy, St.Bertinus, which would later itself be acquired by the Elvapo group. In 1986 Belgomilk took over the business. In the early 1960s Guy Claus, the husband of Bernadette Deconinck (the daughter of Evariste) joined the brewery, opening up the opportunity for talks with Westvleteren Abbey to renew the licence agreement. In 1962 a new 30-year deal was signed to keep the beer flowing until 1992.
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