A taste of history

image011Averbode has joined forces with Brewery Huyghe to launch a beer with a social conscience that stays true to its abbey roots. Paul Walsh reports

The Abbey of Averbode has a colourful history that takes in the Protestant Reformation, the Brabant Revolution and the French Revolution; events that threatened but never quite extinguished its future.

But it seems that there’s a law of nature by which, after each catastrophe, the priests bring the abbey back to business as usual.

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