Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Rémy - Rochefort Beer
Belgian beers Rochefort 6, 8 and 10 are brewed here. The abbey was founded in 1230 and was destroyed in 1789. It was rebuild to brew the first Rochefort beer around 1899. The brewery is located inside the abbey, near the town of Rochefort and has been brewing beer since 1595. There are approximately 15 monks of the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance resident at the monastery. As with all other Trappist breweries, the beer is only sold in order to financially support the monastery and some other charitable causes. Like many strong Belgian beers, those produced at Rochefort age well and can be cellared for at least five years while maintaining quality. The water for Rochefort beer is drawn from a well located inside the monastery walls.