(Engelhartszell an der Donau, AUSTRIA) – B.United International Inc.’s Matthias Neidhart tells BeerPulse that the world’s newly-anointed eighth Trappist brewery, Austria-based Stift Engelszell, will launch here in the States later this summer. The importer says that beers could be on shelves as early as late July.
The first beer to arrive will be Gregorius, a Dark Triple that comes in at close to 10% ABV. Later on, a lighter Belgian ale at 7% ABV, Benno, will arrive. The beers will be available to bars and retailers in 20 liter and 30 liter kegs as well as 330cl bottles.
The beers are named after former abbey leaders. Gregorius Eisvogel was prior from 1925–31 and abbot from 1931–50. Benno Stumpf was superior ad nutum from 1952–53 and abbot from 1953–1966.
Stift Engelszell’s brewhouse is expected to be able to produce 2,500 hectoliters annually.
It is the only Trappist monastery in Austria.