Post by occam Post by occam
"A small band of Belgian monks are planning to start producing their own
beer again, more than 200 years after invading French troops stopped all
brewing at the abbey."
However, their plans are apparently being thwarted by a missing recipe.
The problem seems to be bookshelf related (see thread "53 linear miles
of shelving"). They are unable to find the recipe in any of their
And here's a working URL
The "biere de l'abbaye" has a long tradition in Belgium and (it seems)
France. I don't think we have the same tradition in Britain, with one
notable exception: for some reason, the tonic wine of Buckfast Abbey, in
Devon, England is the delirium of choice for the drug-taking, alcoholic
sub-culture of Edinburgh; as documented in the film "Trainspotting".
Scotland last week brought in minimum pricing per unit of alcohol.
Buckfast Tonic Wine was already expensive, so I wonder if this will make