At the seminar you will learn about what it means to be a member of the order, what it takes to make real Trappist ales and what the future holds for these amazing products.Tickets for the seminar at The Muddy Pig are $30 and apparently are already sold out (I've found just showing up and pretending like you're with the crowd often works). He's at The Four Firkins on Friday from 4-6pm, presumably it's just an appearance and anyone can show up.
So, what's the big deal you say? Well, I promise you that at some point in the future I will talk exhaustively about Trappist Beers. The legal foundation of the Trappist certification mark is one of the most over-looked areas of trademark law and is ideally suited for the growing craft industry. In the meantime, it suffices to say that only a very, very few breweries in the world can call themselves "Trappist".