The Saint Benedictus Abbey of Achel is the first monastery to take up brewing in Belgium since 1931, and is one of only six Trappist breweries now operating there. In fact, the Abbey is located partly in Holland and partly in Belgium, but the brewery is in Belgium. Since 1999, Achel has offered two splendid draught beers – Achel 5° and Achel 6° – which are available only at the pub on the grounds of the Abbey. Bottled beers from Achel, including the newer Achel Blonde and Bruin, and the huge Achel Trappist Extra, which are all hard to find even in Belgium, are now available here in the USA.