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Old 05-09-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default Pics Inside Westvleteren

Someone posted their pictures of a rare Westvleteren brewery tour over at Ratebeer. Thought you guys might be interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethmasoch/sets/72157625974747146/

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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thank you for this...this is awesome...

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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Wow! Lucky bastid!

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Do they not normally allow visitors or something?

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:48 PM   #5
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Great Pics!

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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Do they not normally allow visitors or something?
It is impossible to get inside the abbey and visit the brewery. I had the luck that brother Michael invited me inside the abbey after i had made many visits to the beer pickup point and after several mailcontacts.

Straight from Flickr.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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That is so freaking awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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Yeah,thanx for sharing,that was cool to finally get to see! I had to chuckle,though,that even the monks have gone high tech...
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Looks like an amazing place to visit!

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Old 05-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #10
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From what I've heard about the monks that brew in Belgium and the Netherlands they are all very modern. Apparently the reason is that they can brew faster with a modern brewery (and they don't have to dump out nearly as many bad batches) which means they have more time left for their real tasks (the contemplation of their faith etc.).

Was het verder nog gezellig bij de patertjes?

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