Abbey of Orval

The Abbey of Orval is located near Florenville, Belgium in the province of Luxembourg. The present brewery was completed in 1929, at which time the skittle (pin) shaped bottle was introduced. In the middle ages, Orval was famous for producing its iron decorations as well as beer. The abbey was gutted by fire in 1252 and repaired, it was destroyed in the French Revolution. Unique among Trappist brewers, Orval only produces one style and brews it to perfection.