Catching up on my reading in the airport en route to NHC – this is a few days old, via FlandersNews.be:
The monks of the Notre-Dame Abbey of Saint-Remy are deeply concerned about the quality of their famous Trappist Beer Rochefort. The source providing the water for the making of the beer, is bound to dry up due to developments in a limestone quarry nearby. The abbey is situated 5 kilometres from Rochefort, in Namur province in the Ardennes.
This resonates with me as a fly fisher, with competition for water rights, access, and environmental concerns an increasing part of the culture.
What do you think? Limestone is pretty good for building stuff, not so great for drinking out of a chalice. Rochefort 8 is delicious but makes a pretty crappy structural material.
What do you do at your monastery – brew with the water you have, truck in RO from the supermarket, use what you capture it your stillsuit?