Trappist book

An American trio has published a book covering the world’s 11 Trappist breweries, with abbey histories, beer profiles and travel tips in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, and the United States.

Trappist Beer Travels, by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, and Jessica Deahl, have combined beer journal, history book, and travelogue for this publication.

The book tells about the origins of the Trappist religious order and the monks’ long-enduring relationship with the art of brewing. Breweries covered include the expansive production facilities at Chimay, the coveted gates of Westvleteren, the ancient sun-baked walls of Tre Fontane, and even America’s first Trappist brewery in Spencer, Massachusetts.

The book is published by Schiffer in the US.