Thirsty Thursday: Corsendonk Pater

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Today Corsendonk is not a brewery but a brand which relates to the Priory of Corsendonk in Oud-Turnhout. The priory was in existence from 1398 to 1784 and, of course, the monks brewed beer. Unfortunately that fact was not enough to prevent its closure and forced sale by the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. (Shame he didn’t take after his ancestor and beer lover. Charles V!)

All good stories have a happy ending , though: Corsendonk came back to life in 1982 when the Pater beer was brewed by arrangement with the Brasserie Du Bocq to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the municipality. Today Du Bocq brew all the Corsendonk beers (pale, brown and christmas ales).

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