In this episode we meet with Tom Bedell, who has been writing about beer (and golf) since 1985. Tim and Tom sit down to talk about Trappist Ales, at a local Brattleboro bar, Windham Wines. Tom toured all of the Trappist Monastery’s in Belgium and gives us some insight as to what makes these breweries and their beers different. While Tim and Tom talk mainly about Chimay, Westmalle, Orval, and Rochefort – Tom talks about all 7 Trappist breweries and clears up some of the questions about these world class beers.
Quarterly, Tom hosts a beer tasting at Windham Wine Bar. This bar is located in our home town of Brattleboro, Vermont so be sure to stay with us at Forty Putney Road B&B while you are in town, we are even in walking distance to Windham Wines. If you have been to any of the Trappist Monastery’s in Belgium please feel free to share your experiance in the comments below. We would love to live vicariously through you and get some tips for our inevitable trip to visit them ourselves.