Trappists vs Miners In Belgium Water Supply Struggle

Proposed Expansion Of Quarry May Affect Local Water Quality

25 May 2021 by Local Press Report

The Trappist monks of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy in Rochefort, Belgium have been embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with the Lhoist-Berghmans family over planned expansion of a chalk quarry that would affect the water the monks use to brew their famous beer. A higher court in Liege recently issued its ruling, and they've sided with the monks and their 19th century deed, confirming that Lhoist cannot "remove or divert all or part of the water which supply the abbey." But the case is not closed.

SOURCE: Food and Wine

Source: Food and Wine