The legend began almost 1000 years ago when a widow dropped her wedding ring into a fountain. It was returned by a resident trout and because of this blessing, she decided to establish a monastery on the site. The brewery was built in 1931 to finance the rebuilding of the monastery, after its destruction during the French Revolution.
The brewery makes only one beer and if you’ve had it, you know why! Brewed with spring water, malted two-row barley, hops and canning sugar, dry-hopped and stored for three weeks, then bottled and dosed with a touch of liquid candy sugar & brettanomyces, and stored for a final 40 days before leaving the brewery.
On Saturday, March 26th, 2016, celebrate Orval Day with us!
Tastings & Educational Sessions will be at various times, at your local CBC store, so be sure to check in before Orval Day arrives.
We’ll sample & serve Orval in all states that will allow it. Please keep in mind, some states do not allow tastings, so at a minimum, our resident #BeerGeeks will be ready to speak with you about the beer, its’ process and the brewery. All stores will, of course, have product for sale. Craft Beer Cellar will donate a portion of the sales from every bottle of Orval, on this special day, to MAP International.