Authentic Trappist Glass Collection
This glassware set contains four authentic Trappist beer glasses from some of Europe's oldest breweries. All of the glasses are both highly collectible and sought-after. Supplies are VERY limited for this set. TrueBeer recommends this glass set as a gift for anyone that loves Belgian beer. Included within the set is one glass from the following Trappist breweries:
Stift St.Engelszell Trappist Beer Glass
This Austrian beer glass is from the Trappist monastery Stift Engelszell. This a rare glass and comes directly form the the monastery and supplies are very limited. The front of the glass has the Stift Engelszell Trappistenbier logo. The back is marked at the .3l level and has the Rastal mark. Holds 10 ounces and stands 6.5 inches tall. Imported from Austria.
This glass is from the Orval Abbey brewery in Belgium. It is a silver-rimmed goblet with the Orval logo on the front and the Orval fish on the back. There is a faceted pattern in the base and the stem has a banded design. The glass holds .3l or 10 ounces of beer and stands 6 inches high. Imported from Belgium.
This goblet glass is from the Brasserie de Rochefort located in Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, Belgium. One of the highest sought-after beers (and glasses) in the world. The glass boasts a gold rim with the Trapistes Rochefort logo across the front in gold. It holds .3l or 10 ounces of beer and stands a little over 6 inches high. Imported from Belgium.
The tallest of the four glasses is comes from Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle in Belgium. The goblet is a masterpiece with the Westmalle logo printed across the front and the bowl as a faceted wheat pattern. It holds .3l or 10 ounces and stands 7 inches high. Once of the staff favorites at TrueBeer! Imported from Belgium.
About Trappist Beer
Trappist beer is beer brewed by Trappist monks in an abbey that is recognized by the International Trappist Association (ITA). Currently there are 10 officially sanctioned Trappist breweries; (6) in Belgium, (2) in the Netherlands, (1) in the USA and (1) in Austria. All accepted breweries bear the Authentic Trappist Product logo. There are hard and fast rules that must be followed to be considered for the Trappist label.
- The Beer must be brewed within a Trappist monastery. The monks have to either be doing all the brewing or supervise the brewing process.
- Beer production must not be the primary focus of the abbey. The beer business must not be a higher priority than the devotion to faith and the monastic lifestyle.
- A not-for-profit model must be adhered to with all income generated by the beer used only to cover overhead expenses and remainder being donated to charity. Millions of dollars have been donated to worthy charities from the consumption of Trappist ales.
- Quality Assurance checks must be conducted frequently by the International Trappist Association to make certain that the beer is the highest quality possible.