(Engelhartszell an der Donau, AUSTRIA) – Stift Engelszell, the world’s eighth Trappist brewery, still awaits a decision from the International Trappist Association as to when it will be able to use the “Authentic Trappist Product” logo on its beers though that isn’t slowing its U.S. launch. It sounds as if another ITA decision may have though.
B. United International told BeerPulse earlier this year that Stift Engelszell was slated to launch its beer in the U.S. in late summer. The company announced on Tuesday that it has been pushed back to Monday, October 15th, when kegs of Gregorius Dark Tripel will hit taps.
Instead of the brewery filling kegs and shipping them, B. United imported the beer in “temperature-controlled tank containers” and then filled the kegs at a facility here in the U.S.. In order to do so, the ITA first had to certify B. United to fill kegs with Trappist beer which took some time but eventually happened.
Look for another beer, Benno, down the road as well.