The history of...Chimay
Chimay beers are brewed in a Trappist monastery (the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey) in Henegouwen, Belgium. During the summer of 1850, a small group of monks settled on the wild plateau of Scourmont near Chimay. Next to the monastery, they built a farm, a brewery and a cheesery. The Scourmont Abbey was at the forefront of various economic activities which accelerated the region’s development.
Chimay is an authentic Trappist beer. This means that it’s brewed in a Trappist monastery, under the supervision and responsibility of the monastic community, who are involved in the entire process of getting the beer to market. The income generated from brewing is largely poured back into the community and social work. Chimay is one of eleven Trappist breweries worldwide and was the first to carry the Trappist seal on its label.
To this day, the Abbey stays true to its number one value: ethical business. This value is at the core of the entire process, from brewing to sales (and the same applies to the cheesery), which makes these beers the very definition of a feel-good drink. Try them and taste the difference!