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Chimay Red

Belgium, 7% alc./vol.
Style: Belgian strong ale (Trappist)

One of the most recognizable of all the Trappist beers is Chimay Red (called Chimay Première in the bottle). This beer comes from a Cistercian Abbey that has been producing beer for over a hundred years, stopping only during World War II when their copper kettles were melted down for shell casings by the German army. We’re happy to be pouring this softly fruity beer that has a subtle apricot sweetness. It’s a lovely pairing with stews and red meats, and the moment it arrived here on tap our kitchen couldn’t stop brainstorming new ways to cook with it.