name = Brouwerij de Achelse Kluis
opened = 1998
production = 4500hL
active_beers = brewbox_beer|name=Achel Blond 5°|style=5% ABV brewbox_beer|name=Achel Bruin 5°|style=5% ABV brewbox_beer|name=Achel Blond 8°|style=8% ABV brewbox_beer|name=Achel Bruin 8°|style=8% ABV brewbox_beer|name=Achel Extra 8°|style=9.5% ABV
Achel brewery or Brouwerij der Sint-Benedictusabdij de Achelse Kluis is a Belgian
Trappist brewery, and the smallest of the seven currently approved Trappist breweries. It is located in the Abbey of Saint Benedict in the Belgian municipality of Achel. It brews five trappist beers:
* Achel Blond 5°, 5% ABV
* Achel Bruin 5°, 5% ABV
* Achel Blond 8°, 8% ABV
* Achel Bruin 8°, 8% ABV
* Achel Extra 8°, 9.5% ABV Brown (75cl only)
The Blonde 5° and Brune 5° are only available on tap at the abbey whilst the others are marketed worldwide.
The history of the 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 Westmalleand Rochefort Abbeyassisted in the building of the new brewery.
In 2001, the brewery released the Achel 8° beers.
Like all other Trappist breweries, the beers are sold in order to support the monastery and charities.
* [http://www.achelsekluis.org Official website]
* [http://www.sheltonbrothers.com Shelton Brothers — U.S. importers of Achel]
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