Belgium Monks Make Beer History with Recipe from Lost 1700s Book!

Belgium Monks Make Beer History with Recipe from Lost 1700s Book!

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According to The Guardian, Father Karel Stautemas, “in the presence of the town’s mayor and 120 journalists and enthusiasts,” made a startling announcement.   Image Via Cactus Hugs The abbey, which Reuters notes has a phoenix emblem ‘with the Latin motto ‘Ardet nec consumitur’, meaning ‘Burned but not destroyed’,” was burned down in 1798 by French secular revolutionaries. As a result, the 12th century recipe was thought to be lost, but turns out the recipe, along with 300 others books, had been smuggled out and hidden within ancient archives. Thus, Father Karel Stautemas told the awaiting crowd that, after “four years of …