Averbode Abbey

 
 
The heart of the Averbode Abbey, a baroque church which was completed in 1672

The heart of the Averbode Abbey, a baroque church which was completed in 1672

 
 

The Averbode Abbey

Averbode Abbey beer is a tribute to history: from the 14th to the early 20th century the abbey was already actively engaged in brewing. For the production of the 'new' abbey beer the abbey opted for Brouwerij Huyghe, which itself has a rich brewing history.

The Averbode Abbey was founded in 1134 on the initiative of Arnold II, Count of Loon and made sure to sustain itself from the beginning through agriculture. Over the centuries the abbey has faced many trials such as looting, fires and the plague but from the 19th century onwards the abbey began to flourish again.

Monastic life has been resumed and the abbey which has become the hub of many activities such as missionary work and a publishing house. Today Averbode Abbey faces a bright future with a wide range of products and an experience centre for visitors.

 

Averbode Abbey beers:

Averbode Abbey Ale

 
Norbertine monks after a ceremony at the Averbode Abbey

Norbertine monks after a ceremony at the Averbode Abbey

Averbode Abbey from above

Averbode Abbey from above

 
 
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