Belgium, 6.5% alc./vol.
Style: Abbaye double
The monks of Grimbergen had been brewing regularly since the 1100s, stopping only to rebuild their abbey on the several occasions when it burned to the ground. This came mostly to an end sometime in the 18th century when they stopped brewing and started contracting out their name to various brewers just to pay the bills. The monks eked out a slim living this way up until 2008 when The Carlsberg Group dropped bags full of money off at their door and a scant three years later, we Canadians were able to get their beer straight from the tap. Grimbergen Dubbel is a true Belgian brown that’s Chocolatey, smooth, fruity and soft, and a welcome arrival to Toronto.