We’ve attended a lot of beer tastings recently but we haven’t had the opportunity to attend any tastings of Trappist beer (beer specially brewed by monks in either Belgium or the Netherlands). This Friday the Whole Foods Beer Room at Bowery will be hosting a tasting of the Trappist bewery Chimay. All three brews, the red, white, and blue, will be available. We have had the pleasure of trying all three beers but have never had them side by side (it would be ill-advised to try and drink 3 of the 750 ml bottles we usually buy). If you haven’t had a chance to try them before this is a good way to get acquainted with the revered Trappists.
On a side note, last week’s Pick of the Weekend, Long Island Brewers at Breukelen Bier Merchants, has been rescheduled to this Saturday.