The new beer from Abbaye des Cats in France. Photo by Danny Van Tricht.
Well the internet is buzzing, mostly in French, about the prospects of an eighth official Trappist brewery; this one in France. Rather than rehash the details of this exciting prospect, I'm going to direct you to my good friend Chuck Cook (and his friend Danny Van Tricht), who thoroughly cover this news in detail...and in English in his Belgian Beer & Travel Blog. I won't spoil the answer for you, but will tell you this is good news! The dates for my next Trappist Tour are Oct. 15-24. Farmhouse Ale of Belgium & France Tour dates are Oct. 10-15. I am planning to include visits to Abbaye Mont des Cats on both tours!