8th Trappist beer

27 June 2012


The Trappist Monastery of Stift Engelszell has been granted the permission to by the International Trappist Association (ITA) to call it's beer, Gregorius, a Trappist beer. Located in Engelhartszell on the Danube in Upper Austria, the monastery has been a member of the International Trappist Association (ITA) since 2008.

Founded in 1293 the Engelszell is the only Trappist monastery in Austria. After being dissolved by Emperor Joseph II in 1786 the abbey was re-founded as a Trappist monastery in 1925 by German monks expelled from Oelenbery Abbey in Alsace following World War I. Having being orignally established as a priory Engelszell was elevated to an Abbey with Gregorius Eisvogel named as the abbot. In 1939 the Engelszell monks were evicted by the Gestapo (with four monks being sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp).

The monastery has been a member of the International Trappist Association since 2008 and have been authorised to use the Authentic Trappist Product (ATP) label on their spirits since 2009. The ATP label will appear on Gregorius later this year following the offical ceremony in October.

The International Trappist Association have said "since the Gregorius originates in a community of Trappist brothers, it may now - like all products produced by the Trappist or Trappistines - already be justly called a Trappist beer in honour of its place of origin!"

trappist beer rules

The first beer from the Stift Engelszell is a dark ale at 9.7% abv named after Gregorius Eisvogel abbot at the Abbey for 25 years (1925-1950). Other beers are expected later in the year all are to be named in honour of former Abbots of the House.

Note: Due to the limited supply available cases are limited to 1 per customer. We apologise if you are unable to get stock immediately and hope to get more stock soon.

To order or to make an enquiry regarding Stift Engelszell Gregorius, contact the James Clay team on 01422 377 560.

* Achel, Chimay, La Trappe, Orval, Rochefort and Westmalle are already available to order from James Clay. Westvleteren, until recentely the 7th Trappist beer, is not available outside of the Monastery.