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Brasserie de Saint-Sylvestre

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Brasserie de Saint-Sylvestre

A bottle and full glass of 3 Monts
Various beers from Brasserie de Saint-Sylvestre
A bottle of 3 Monts beer with matching glasses
A bottle of Kassels Bier, the "House Beer" of the Estaminet 'T Kasteel Hof
Close up of a bottle of Kassels Bier, the "House Beer" of the Estaminet 'T Kasteel Hof, showing brewery

The Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre is a brewery in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of northeast France. Brewing in the town of Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel dates back to at least 1600, although the troubled history of Flanders has interrupted business several times in history.

3 Monts

While several beers are brewed here probably the best known is 3 Monts which is an 8.5% abv Bière de Garde,[1] brewed in the Flanders region of France where such beers are traditionally termed Bière de Garde,[2] a form of keeping ale.[3] The name of the beer refers to three hills in Flanders, Mont Noir in Belgium and Mont Cassel & Mont des Cats both on the French side of the border.

References

  1. ^ BeerAdvocate.com, Inc. – Jason and Todd Alström. "3 Monts – Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre – Saint Sylvestre Cappel, France". BeerAdvocate. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Biere de Garde – The Best Kept Secret of French Flanders – Beer and Brewing". Bellaonline.org. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Michael Jackson's Beer Hunter – Ale and hearty". Beerhunter.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 

External links

  • Brewery's Official site

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