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Orval

History of Orval

Orval is a trappist brewery located inside Orval Abbey, a trappist monastery in Belgium. Although the monastery was first opened in 1132, the monastery was closed at some points of history due to war, but its golden age was during the 17th to the 18th century, until it was burned down on the 23rd June 1793 by the revolutionary troops. The ruins were abbandoned from almost a century until 1931, when the brewery was created in order to finance the rebuilt of the monastery. Orval currently produces just two varieties, and sells around 22 million bottles every year, selling more than 85% of them in the Belgian market.