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Seniors Find “World’s Best Beer” in Belgium

For those of us seniors who occasionally enjoy a good beer, the news is out.  The “World’s Best Beer” is finally available.  I really don’t know much about this one since I usually enjoy a good Dos XX or a Heineken.

ABC Newshas just announced that the best beer is finally here for all beer loving folks. For your information it is called Westvleteren XII, and it is hailed as the “World’s Best Beer” by reviewers and fans. I would think that good brewers in Germany would have a case to make against this claim.

And just today…

12-12-12 marks the release of Westvleteren XII in the United States. The most highly-acclaimed, rarest beer in the world, “Westy” as it’s known to beer fanatics, hails from Brouwerij Westvleteren in the Trappist Abbey of St. Sixtus in Vleteren, Belgium.  Wow! That’s almost a tongue twister.

The reason its release is so significant, why you may even have heard about it on the morning news, is that its availability anywhere outside the abbey is unprecedented — until today.

So grab your stein and head for your local best bar in the neighborhood and ask for Westvleteren XII if you can pronounce it properly. I kinda doubt that they will have it, but keep searching as it is supposed to be really good.

Seniors Smile At Costly Beer

The Trappist Westvleteren XII Ale gift pack includes six 11.2 oz. bottles of ale and a pair of special chalices in which to drink this elixir, which has been rated 100 points by both and The price for the special pack is $84.99. I could not tell by this photo how many bottles you get for that price, but it looks good, especially since it is made by 30 Cistercian monks from the Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren in Flanders, Belgium.

The release was originally supposed to be last April –and then September– but each release was delayed, with no reason announced. There was a limited amount released over the summer as part of The Festival in Worcester, but this will be the first full release, and possibly the last, of this Belgian Trappist ale.

Yahoo has  a site dedicated to finding where you can buy Westvleteren 12. This is not my usual travel blog but it made national news so I felt that seniors who like beer might find it as interesting as I.  Here’s a website where you can order it online  if you are interested.

Incidentally, it’s $21 a bottle. So enjoy the brew and the $2.50 a sip. If you go to their site in Belgium, they will send you one bottle FREE with your order. Enjoy the ultimate Trappist Beer collection. jeb

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