Episode 4 – Orval

Inside the Golden Valley: Orval

Show notes

With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a compassionate Trappist heart, Orval may well be the most respected brewery in Belgium. Orval, with its one beer, is also reminiscent of a Zen – or Trappist – riddle. How can one thing, the one Orval beer, contain such multitudes?

Join Nate Cairney as he travels to the beautiful valley of Orval in a quest to see where one of the world’s best beers is made. Learn more about Orval’s fascinating history, forward-thinking monks, how a bottle can be beautiful, and the role that one gallant trout played in launching a legend.

Helpful Links:

Orval Abbey

International Trappist Association

Thomas Merton – Wikipedia

Breandán Kearney – Belgian Smaak website

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