– Trappist Brewery Koningshoeven, better known as La Trappe, has produced its first ever collaboration beer Ora et Labora with Brunswick Bierworks. The beer was produced in Toronto as the first of the Brunswick Bierworks Handshake Brews series.
Ora et Labora translates as “Pray and Work”, which is the creed of the Trappist Monks. The beer is a stern 7.5% ABV “New World Double Bock” and was brewed by La Trappe’s brouwmeester Lodewijk Swinkels alongside Brunswick Bierworks master brewer Christian Riemerschmid von der Heide.
The collaboration weaves traditional krausen fermentation with a mighty maltbill and a unique blend of Opal, Loral, Mandarina Bavaria and Ontario Newport hops sourced from the Americas and Europe; bridging the two worlds of brewing. The recipe that Lodewijk and Christian have designed is “double bock” in strength. The ingredients and process with re-fermentation is like a wheat double bock – however the fermentation and yeast is like grand cru.
La Trappe is honored to donate proceeds from sales to the Kyotera project, its relief effort for the Kyotera Hospital in Uganda.