"It's a pity you can't see my face, because without my mouth mask you would have seen a big smile", abbey provisor Karel Stautemans told the VRT. "In English they say 'amazing', 'great'! This is a historic moment for the abbey community and for the town of Grimbergen."
New brewing infrastructure has been installed and three new types of the Grimbergen abbey beer will be launched. Behind the investment are the beer giants Carlsberg and Alken-Maes. The latter will continue to manufacture the existing Grimbergen beers, including the renowned Grimbergen blond. The monks will use the extra cash to maintain their buildings.
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