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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/28/2019
Beer
A group of Belgian monks will be soon getting back to doing what they are most famous for — brewing beer. Credit: populustremula (Shutterstock)

Beer break over

BRUSSELS — A group of Belgian monks will be soon getting back to doing what they are most famous for — brewing beer. The residents of the Grimbergen abbey, north of Brussels, will reopen beer-making operations after taking more than 200 years off. “Brewing and religious life always came together,” said Father Karel Stautemas about the five to six new employees who will be brewing the suds, according to Reuters. The abbey had been making beer since the 13th century, but a sacking by French soldiers in 1795 derailed the business. The facility expects to produce 10,000 hectolitres per year of limited-edition brews. Grimbergen is already the moniker of a brand brewed by Heineken in Belgium, and Carlsberg in France.

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