Wednesday, June 24, 2009

For Those Of You In Northwestern Wisconsin

If you're anywhere near Minneapolis-St. Paul this weekend, make sure to head over to The Muddy Pig or Four Firkens to meet and learn from Father Isaac from La Trappe/Koningshoeven Brewery, the only Dutch Trappist Brewery.
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".

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