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In the twentieth century, the growing popularity of Trappist beers led some brewers with no connection to the order to label their beers "Trappist".After unsuccessful trials, monks sued one such brewer in 1962 in Ghent, Belgium.
Today, eleven Trappist breweries are active — six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy and the United States.A second Dutch Trappist beer, branded Zundert and produced by Abdij Maria Toevlucht, made its debut in December 2013, and has also been granted permission to use the International Trappist Association logo.In 1997, eight Trappist abbeys – six from Belgium (Orval, Chimay, Westvleteren, Rochefort, Westmalle and Achel), one from the Netherlands (Koningshoeven) and one from Germany (Mariawald) – founded the International Trappist Association (ITA) to prevent non-Trappist commercial companies from abusing the Trappist name.Chimay beer labels are based on the colour system (in increasing order of strength red, white and blue). There is also a number system (6, 8 and 10, as used by Rochefort), which gives an indication of strength, but is not necessarily an exact alcohol by volume (ABV).
Achel combine a strength and a colour (of the beer itself—blond or brown) designation.
This abbey has no brewery at this time and does not plan to build one in the near future, for reasons of cost and brewing skills.