The Musketeers Brewery launches it’s own abbey beer, Boudelo referring to the former Boudelo abbey which has a past history of brewing abbey beer. The beer comes in 3 different versions: Blonde, Tripel and Grand Cru, forming the Abbey series. These are the most traditional beers to come from The Musketeers, well known for the Troubadour beers, Belgian Legend Series and the Bucketlist Series.
Known for their innovative flavours, The Musketeers wanted to make sure that the Belgian traditions are kept intact. This sparked the idea of launching an abbey beers that can charm a broad public, aimed the beer drinker who loves a traditional speciality beer. At the same time, they also wanted to revive the abbey beers which are sometimes perceived as outdated in comparison to the funky craft beers.
The brewers found inspiration in the story of the Abbey of Boudelo where beer was brewed previously. The Boudelo Abbey which has an air of mystery about it, spiced with interesting excavations and exciting stories. The first traces date back to 1197 and since then Boudelo Abbey has expanded, including underground secret passages, hidden treasures and an abbey beer. In the 16th century, the Abbey of Boudelo moved to Ghent and the brewing activities continued there. Boudelo Abbey disappeared in the 19th century, just like the beer, but the stories about Boudelo Abbey make people talk. That is exactly what The Musketeers Brewery aims for: talking beer.